Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Luce Irigaray and the potential to become divine

"Love of God ... shows the way. God forces us to do nothing except become. The only task, the only obligation laid upon us is: to become divine men and women, to become perfectly, to refuse to allow parts of ourselves to shrivel and die that have the potential for growth and fulfilment."

Luce Irigaray, Sexes and Genealogies

"According to Irigaray the wisdom that women and men in the postmodern world most require is the wisdom of becoming divine, without which we 'shrivel and die'."
Grace Jantzen, Becoming Divine.


J. K. Gayle said...

Beautiful - and wise indeed, Jane. Thank you for sharing the profound quotations.

Jane said...

Glad you liked them. REading Jantzen is rather like balm for the soul but it is also quite taxing for the intellect!