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Men's Bodies, Men's Gods explores the intersection of body, religion, and culture from the specific perspective of male identities.
How are male bodies constructed in different historical periods and contexts? How do race, ethnicity, and sexual preference impact on the intersection of male bodies and religious identity? Does Christianity provide models to cope with the aging and ailing male body? Does it provide models for intimacy between men and women? Between men and men? And, how do men reflect the carnal dimensions of power, abuse, and justice?
|List of Illustrations|
|2||Three Arguments for the Elimination of Masculinity||27|
|3||Growing Up Christian and Male: One Man's Experience|
|4||Black Bodies, Whose Body? African American Men in XODUS||65|
|5||Empowerment: The Construction of Gay Religious Identities||94|
|6||Bringing Good News to the Body: Masturbation and Male Identity||111|
|7||Facing the Body on the Cross: A Gay Man's Reflections on Passion and Crucifixion||125|
|8||Men and Christian Friendship||149|
|9||"The Manly Love of Comrades": Mythico-Religious Models for an Athletics of Male-Male Friendship||181|
|10||The Confines of Male Confessions: On Religion, Bodies, and Mirrors||205|
|11||Can Men Worship? Reflections on Male Bodies in Bad Faith and a Theology of Authenticity||235|
|12||The Masculinity of Jesus in Popular Religious Art||251|
|13||Baring the Flesh: Aspects of Contemporary Male Iconography||267|