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By Catherine Clément

In November 1996, Catherine Clément and Julia Kristeva all started a correspondence exploring the topic of the sacred. during this choice of these letters Catherine Clément techniques the subject from an anthropologist's standpoint whereas Julia Kristeva responds from a psychoanalytic standpoint. Their correspondence leads them to a arguable and basic query: is there whatever sacred which could even as be thought of strictly feminine?

The voices of the ebook paintings in tandem, fleshing out principles and mixing jointly right into a melody of expertise. the result's a discussion that delves into the mysteries of trust -- the connection among religion and sexuality, the physique and the senses -- which, Clément and Kristeva argue, ladies consider with particular intensity.

Although their discourse isn't really unavoidably approximately theology, the authors give some thought to the position of girls and femininity within the religions of the area, from Christianity and Judaism to Confucianism and African animism. they're the 1st to confess that what they've got undertaken is "as most unlikely to complete because it is fascinating." however, their wide-ranging and exhilarating discussion succeeds in elevating questions which are maybe extra very important to invite than to answer.

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