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An Introduction by Timothy Borchers Has Already Given Her
Journalism & Communication
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REASONS WHY MARY DALY MERITS MORE ATTENTION THAN THE TEXTBOOK RHETORICAL THEORY: AN INTRODUCTION BY TIMOTHY BORCHERS HAS ALREADY GIVEN HER Introduction This paper considers some ideas about rhetorical theory and practice, as well as highlighting the reasons why Mary Daly’s theories deserve more attention within rhetorical studies than what is covered in the textbook Rhetorical Theory: An Introduction by Timothy Borchers…
(Ritchie, J. and Kathleen Boardman 1999). Mary Daly also published many written works, and her second book, Beyond God the Father is of real interest, as this scholar really considers God as a substantive subject. Theoretical perspective In the book Beyond God the Father, Mary Daly lays out a systematic theology that is in line with the example set by theologian Paul Tillich. Daly’s work in the book Beyond God the Father is usually regarded as a foundational work in feminist theology. (Hoagland, S. L. and Marilyn Frye, 2000). She tries to explain and overcome andro-centrism regarding Western religion in this book, and utilizes a more playful writing style. She also attempts to rehabilitate discussions about God by emphasizing and critically building on the writings of existentialist theologians like Martin Buber and Paul Tillich in an effort to rehabilitate the liberation movement for women. Mary Daly’s response to the argument that Jesus was a feminist that this was fine and wonderful merits more attention, as any religion or gospel that fails to promote the full humanity of women is questionable, unworthy of public assent. ...
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