Empire of the Gods

The Liberation of Eros

by James W. Davies (Author)
Others XI, 374 Pages


Empire of the Gods makes a major and original contribution to the literature on love. The history of Eros is its attempted liberation into wholeness and individuality. Its modern expression as a flesh-monism requires expansion to include reason and spirit (including Agape), the classical, to include affect and flesh. The illicit character of the Romantic Love of the Twelfth Century (seen as two versions: Utopian and Historical) provides a radical key not only to synthesis but also to surmounting oppressive enculturation, particularly in the marriage institution. Relationship is the synthesizing focus of illicit love, philosophical dialogue and psychotherapy.


XI, 374
ISBN (Hardcover)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1997. XI, 374 pp.

Biographical notes

James W. Davies (Author)

The Author: James W. Davies holds two Ph.D. degrees, one in philosophy from the University of Waterloo, and one in theology from Columbia University. He is the author of Ways of Thinking (Peter Lang, 1991), a number of critical articles, and has been a professor of philosophy for nineteen years.


Title: Empire of the Gods