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The Subject of Love: Helene Cixous and the Feminine Divine (Manchester Studies in Religion, Culture and Gender)

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This book is about abundant, generous, other-regarding love. In the history of Western ideas of love, such a configuration has been inseparable from our ideas about divinity and the sacred; often reserved only for God; and rarely thought of as a human achievement.

This book is a substantial engagement with philosophies of love, inviting the reader to reflect on the conditions of subjectivity that just might open us to something like a divine love of the other. Renshaw follows this thread in this genealogy of abundant love: the thread that connects the subject of love from 5th century B.C.E. Greece and Plato, to the 20th century protestant theology of agapic love of Anders Nygren, to the late 20th century poetico-philosophy of Hélène Cixous.This study will be of particular interest to academics and students of the history of gender, cultural studies, criticism and gender studies

About the Author

Sal Renshaw is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Gender Equality and Social Justice, and Religions and Cultures at Nipissing University in Northern Ontario, Canada.

Table of Contents

Introduction:In the Spirit of the Gift of Love  * Speaking of Love: Philosophy, Theology and French Feminism * Feminist Theology: For the Love of God * Hélène Cixous Subject of Love * Graceful Subjectivities * Divine Promethean Love * Conclusion * Bibliography * Index

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Manchester University Press
Gender Studies
Renshaw, Sal
Love in literature
Feminism in literature
Gender Studies-General
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Trade Cloth
Manchester Studies in Religion, Culture and Gender
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Professional and scholarly
9.25 x 6.25 in

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