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Men's bodies, men's gods : male identities in a (post- ) Christian culture

Author: Krondorfer, Bj�orn ; ; Björn Krondorfer
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Krondorfer, Bj�orn ; ; Björn Krondorfer
ISBN: 0814746683 9780814746684 0814746691 9780814746691
OCLC Number: 32854453
Description: xviii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Male gender and religion. Introduction / Björn Krondorfer --
Three arguments for the elimination of masculinity / Seth Mirsky --
pt. 2. Male bodies and the construction of religious identity. Growing up Christian and male: one man's experience / Tom F. Driver --
Black bodies, whose body? African American men in XODUS / Garth Baker-Fletcher --
Empowerment: the construction of gay religious identities / Michael L. Stemmeler --
pt. 3. Male sexual identity and the religious body. Bringing good news to the body: masturbation and male identity / Scott Haldeman --
Facing the body on the cross: a gay man's reflections on passion and crucifixion / Robin Hawley Gorsline --
pt. 4. Male friendships. Men and Christian friendship / Philip L. Culbertson --
"The manly love of comrades": mythico-religious models for an athletics of male-male friendship / William G. Doty --
pt. 5. Men's bodies in contemporary culture and religion. The confines of male confessions: on religion, bodies, and mirrors / Björn Krondorfer --
Can men worship? Reflections on male bodies in bad faith and a theology of authenticity / Lewis R. Gordon --
The masculinity of jesus in popular religious art / David Morgan --
Baring the flesh: aspects of contemporary male iconography / William G. Doty --
pt. 6. Concluding overview. Epilogue / James B. Nelson.
Responsibility: edited by Björn Krondorfer.
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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?

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