Redeeming Men

Redeeming Men

by Stephen B. Boyd, Mark W. (Ed.) Muesse, W. Merle (Ed.) Longwood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0664255442

ISBN-13: 9780664255442

Pub. Date: 11/06/1996

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

Contributors to this book--historians, biblical specialists, theologians, ethicists, and scholars of comparative religions--examine the relationship between religious tradition and manhood. The essays cover a broad range of topics--from the dynamics of power in shaping masculine identity, to the role religion plays in shaping masculine identity, to the experience

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Contributors to this book--historians, biblical specialists, theologians, ethicists, and scholars of comparative religions--examine the relationship between religious tradition and manhood. The essays cover a broad range of topics--from the dynamics of power in shaping masculine identity, to the role religion plays in shaping masculine identity, to the experience of myth, ritual, spiritual discipline, and community in the lives of men.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664255442
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
11/06/1996
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
0.74(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
Men, Masculinity, and the Study of Religion
1Fear and Power in the Lives of Men7
2Masculinity and Male Dominance: Martin Luther on the Punishment of Adam19
3God's Phallus and the Dilemmas of Masculinity36
4Christian Piety and the Legacy of Medieval Masculinity48
5Malcolm X's Religious Pilgrimage: From Black Separatism to a Universal Way62
6Is It Manly to Be Christian? The Debate in Victorian and Modern America80
7Religious Machismo: Masculinity and Fundamentalism89
8Policing Gender: Moral Purity Movements in Pre-Nazi Germany and Contemporary America103
9The Accommodating Other: Masculinity and the Construction of Feminine Identity118
10Defending Their People and Their Earth: Native American Men and the Construction of Masculinity132
11Of Mice and Supermen: Images of Jewish Masculinity145
12"I Took It like a Man": Survival and Hope among Poor Men156
13Re-membering John the Baptist176
14Initiation and the Male Spiritual Quest187
15Men and the Promise of Goddess Spirituality: Reflections along the Way197
16The Thunder of New Wings: AIDS - a Journey beyond Belief209
17Magnificent Manhood: The Transcendent Witness of Howard Thurman222
18Changing Views of Fathering and Fatherhood: A Christian Ethical Perspective238
19Gay Men, Masculinity, and an Ethic of Friendship252
20Men Whose Lives I Trust, Almost263
21Male Sexuality and the Fragile Planet: A Theological Reflection273
Where Do We Go from Here? Some Concluding Remarks285
For Further Reading294
Index303

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