Redeeming Men: Religion and Masculinities

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Stephen Blake Boyd, W. Merle Longwood, Mark William Muesse
Westminster John Knox Press, 1996 - Religion - 306 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Fear and Power in the Lives of Men
7
Martin Luther
19
Part II
33
Christian Piety and the Legacy of Medieval Masculinity
48
From Black
62
Part
77
Moral Purity Movements
103
Part IV
115
Images of Jewish Masculinity
145
Party
171
Initiation and the Male Spiritual Quest
187
Part VI
235
Gay Men Masculinity and an Ethic of Friendship
252
For Further Reading
294
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Stephen B. Boyd is J. Allen Easley Professor and Chair of the Department of Religion at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

W. Merle Longwood is Professor of Religious Studies at Siena College in Loudonville, New York.

Mark W. Muesse is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.

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