By Catherine Clément,Julia Kristeva,Jane Marie Todd
In November 1996, Catherine Clément and Julia Kristeva begun a correspondence exploring the topic of the sacred. during this number of these letters Catherine Clément methods the subject from an anthropologist's viewpoint whereas Julia Kristeva responds from a psychoanalytic standpoint. Their correspondence leads them to a debatable and basic query: is there something sacred which can whilst be thought of strictly feminine?
The voices of the ebook paintings in tandem, fleshing out rules 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, girls believe with distinct intensity.
Although their discourse isn't really unavoidably approximately theology, the authors examine the position of ladies 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 probably extra very important to invite than to answer.