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The Subject of Love: Hélène Cixous and the Feminine Divine

Sal Renshaw


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. The book is a substantial engagement with Cixous's 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. It follows this thread in this genealogy of abundant love: the thread that connects the subject of love from fifth-century-b.c.e ... More

Keywords: divinity, sacred, Hélène Cixous, philosophies of love, conditions of subjectivity, Plato, Anders Nygren, poetico-philosophy, protestant theology, agapic love

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780719069604
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719069604.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sal Renshaw, author