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Divine Love: Luce Irigaray, Women, Gender, and Religion Morny Joy

Divine Love: Luce Irigaray, Women, Gender, and Religion

Morny Joy

Published June 18th 2014
ISBN : 9780719055249
Paperback
228 pages
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Divine Love explores the work of Luce Irigaray from the perspective of religious studies. The book examines the development of religious themes in Irigarays work from Speculum of the Other Woman, in which she rejects traditional forms of westernMoreDivine Love explores the work of Luce Irigaray from the perspective of religious studies. The book examines the development of religious themes in Irigarays work from Speculum of the Other Woman, in which she rejects traditional forms of western religion, to her more recent explorations of eastern religions. Irigarays ideas on love, the divine, the ethics of sexual difference and normative heterosexuality are analysed and placed in the context of the reception of her work by secular feminists such as Judith Butler, Drucilla Cornell and Elizabeth Grosz, as well as by feminists in Religious Studies such as Pamela Sue Anderson, Ellen Armour, Amy Hollywood and Grace Jantzen.Finally, Irigarays own spiritual path, which has been influenced by eastern religions, specifically the disciplines of yoga and tantra in Hinduism and Buddhism, is evaluated on the light of recent theoretical developments in orientalism and postcolonialism.