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

Morny Joy


This book explores the work of Luce Irigaray, one of the most influential and controversial figures in feminist thought—although Irigaray herself disclaims the term ‘feminism’. Irigaray's work stands at the intersection of contemporary debates concerned with culture, gender and religion, but her ideas have not yet been presented in a comprehensive way from the perspective of religious studies. The book examines the development of religious themes from Irigaray's initial work, Speculum of the Other Woman, in which she rejects traditional forms of western religions, to her more recent exploratio ... More

Keywords: Luce Irigaray, feminist thought, love, divine, sexual difference, normative heterosexuality, secular feminists, gender-specific qualities, gender essentialism, eastern religions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780719055232
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719055232.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Morny Joy, author