Mary Daly's Feminist Alternative to God the Father


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The social movement that advocates equality for women in social, cultural, and economic spheres is referred to as what?

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1. A social system that gives men absolute power and authority is operating which of the following?

2. Daly used 'Beyond God the Father' to argue against the construction of god using exclusively what type of terms?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet combination to self-assess your understanding of Mary Daly's work and views on God as a father. Quiz questions will inquire about Daly's book Beyond God the Father, male social power, and movements for women's equality.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be asked about the following topics in practice questions:

  • Beyond God the Father
  • Daly's career after The Church and the Second Sex
  • Social systems giving men power
  • Social movements working towards equality towards women

Skills Practiced

Some of the skills you will use in these guides include:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Daly's arguments in Beyond God the Father and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as patriarchy and feminism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Daly's career

Additional Learning

Take a look at the accompanying lesson named Mary Daly's Feminist Alternative to God the Father for more information about Daly and her works. The following objectives are examined in the lesson:

  • Define feminism and patriarchy, and understand their relation to Daly's work
  • Understand the arguments behind Daly's books
  • Explain Daly's concept of God as an intransitive verb
  • Know the historical basis of Daly's arguments