Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 June 2014

228 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719055249

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Divine Love

Luce Irigaray, Women, Gender, and Religion

Morny Joy

Published by Manchester University Press

Manchester Studies in Religion Culture and Gender MUP

  • Compares Irigaray's work with that of the radical feminist, Mary Daly
  • Contextualises her work in terms of its reception by secular feminists and feminists within Religious Studies
  • Discusses Irigaray's own spiritual path which has been influenced by eastern religions - specifically the disciplines of yoga and tantra in Hinduism and Buddhism
  • Presents Irigaray's ideas on love, the divine, an ethics of sexual difference, and (normative) heterosexuality, in detailed studies that are not available elsewhere
  • Surveys Irigaray's own interactions with certain philosophers, e.g., Descartes and Hegel, Levinas from a religious perspective, in ways that have not been undertaken elsewhere

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