Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Comparative Religion

First Advisor

Dr. Nancy A. Falk

Second Advisor

Dr. Francis Gross

Third Advisor

Dr. E. Thomas Lawson

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This thesis interprets key concepts in Mary Daly's analysis of sexism as they are developed in her first three books. It highlights the continuities more than the discontinuities in Daly's writing. The constant features of Daly's writing are her existentialist orientation and a complex synthesis of ideas that relates the subjective experience of individuals, the objective social circumstances of individuals, and socially constructed stereotypes, especially those stereotypes expressed in religious language.