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Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae

versão On-line ISSN 2412-4265
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WOOD, Hannelie. Revisiting Mary Daly: Her views on the Trinity, Mariology and the fall as post-Christian myths. Studia Hist. Ecc. [online]. 2015, vol.41, n.1, pp.138-155. ISSN 2412-4265.

According to Daly, the church doctrines on the Triune God, Christology, Mariology and the Fall are all myths, originated from, and as a result of, patriarchy. Daly deals with many topics from a woman's viewpoint such as deity, evil, Christology, morality and the church. Daly contends throughout her works that women's power has been stolen from them through the ingrained structures of patriarchy and that women have to reclaim what is theirs. Daly believes that this means the castration of patriarchal language and images that are part of the structures of a sexist world. She sees patriarchy as a world religion and believes that all religions are subjects of patriarchy - living off female energy. Without any doubt, historically women were marginalised: not only in society but also within the church. However with this said, this article will contend that Daly has succumbed to her anger and rage against the patriarchal structures that oppressed her - and other women - placing the blame squarely on God. Daly rejected God as divine omnipotent, divine immutable and divine providence and objected to the fact that God is viewed as being changeless. The wrong ideas of God's existence were a result of androcentric theological teachings and doctrines, and she turned away from the Christian faith altogether.

Palavras-chave : Mary Daly; Trinity; Christology; Mariology; the Fall; Christology; Christian; myths; patriarchy.

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