Becoming Two in Love

Kierkegaard, Irigaray, and the Ethics of Sexual Difference

By Roland J. De Vries

Becoming Two in Love

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  • ISBN: 9781610975179
  • Pages: 256
  • Publication Date: 7/25/2013
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Becoming Two in Love

Kierkegaard, Irigaray, and the Ethics of Sexual Difference

By Roland J. De Vries

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  • ISBN: 9781610975179
  • Pages: 256
  • Publication Date: 7/25/2013
  • Retail Price: $30.00
Web Price: $24.00
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  • ISBN: 9781610975179
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  • Publication Date: 7/25/2013
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About-

This book draws Soren Kierkegaard and Luce Irigaray into conversation on the nature and ethics of sexual difference. While these two initially seem like doubtful dialogue partners, the conversation between them yields a rich and compelling account of intersubjectivity between man and woman--an account that moves beyond the limited and tired debate over egalitarianism vs. complementarianism. Through engagement with Irigaray and Kierkegaard, this book develops a constructive, theological ethics of sexual difference that focuses on an epistemological and subjective gap that sets man and woman at a decisive distance from each other. They are a mystery to each other. Yet it is also an ethical framework that allows woman and man to encounter one another in ways that respect the independence, subjectivity, and becoming of each. Above all, this is a theological ethics of sexual difference that centers on Jesus Christ, who is defined as the middle term in every relationship and whose love command defines the encounter between man and woman in difference.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Roland De Vries arranges an unexpected conversation between Kierkegaard and Irigaray on the subject of sexual difference. Those who pause to listen will find reason to think much harder about the ethical and existential significance of that difference."
--Douglas Farrow, Professor of Christian Thought, McGill University

"This book is a wonderful achievement in the way of contrasting Kierkegaard and Irigaray on love and sexual difference. De Vries offers his own invaluable and fresh contribution to a hot topic in theological ethics. A must-read for anyone interested in Christian ethics and feminism."
--Gaelle Fiasse, Associate Professor of Philosophy, McGill University

Contributors-

Roland J. De Vries

Bio(s)-

Roland De Vries is a minister of The Presbyterian Church in Canada, serving a congregation in Montreal, Quebec. He is also an adjunct faculty member at The Presbyterian College, Montreal, and has served as a lecturer in the Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University.

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