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Male confessions : intimate revelations and the religious imagination

Author: Björn Krondorfer
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2010] ©2010
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Male Confessions demonstrates that men are able to talk about themselves intimately and shows how the religious imagination helps them to do so while critically examining the limits of such intimate  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Björn Krondorfer
ISBN: 9780804768993 0804768994 9780804769006 0804769001
OCLC Number: 1156730893
Description: xi, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: male confessions --
Interlude: on mirrors --
The confines of male confessions: on ancient vainglory and the postmodern gaze --
Interlude: on testimony --
Non-absent bodies and moral agency: confessions of an African bishop and a Jewish ghetto policeman --
A perpetrator and his hagiographer: Oswald Pohl's confession --
Interlude: on tears --
Sons of tears: displacing the intimate (female) other --
Not from my lips: from annihilation to nation building --
On spirit and sperm: eroticizing God, sanctifying the body --
Outlook: the power to name oneself into being.
Responsibility: Björn Krondorfer.


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"Krondorfer is one of the pioneers of the field of critical men's studies in religion. In this emerging field men are studied as gendered beings in relation to religion. With this book Krondorfer Read more...

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