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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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780719069604
Author:
Renshaw, Sal
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
General
Subject:
Love in literature
Subject:
Feminism in literature
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Manchester Studies in Religion, Culture and Gender
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25 in

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History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Humanities » Philosophy » General

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