Men and Masculinities in Christianity and Judaism : A Critical Reader

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  • Copyright: 2009-07-31
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Men and Masculinities in Christianity and Judaism is the first comprehensive collection that maps out the field of Critical Men's Studies in Religion.

Author Biography

Bjoumlet;rn Krondorfer is Professor of Religious Studies at St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
In the Beginningp. 1
The Final Cause: The Cause of Causesp. 3
Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexualityp. 9
The Battle for Chastityp. 22
New Ways in Our Sexual Spiritualityp. 34
A New Field Takes Shapep. 49
Trajectories in Men's Studies in Religion: Theories, Methodologies, and Issuesp. 51
A Gay Man's Wish List for the Future of Men's Studies in Religionp. 56
Homosexuality, Queer Theory, and Christian Theologyp. 63
Theorizing and Theologizing Alternative Masculinitiesp. 77
Unheroic Conduct: The Rise of Heterosexuality and Jewish Masculinityp. 79
Bodies: The Displaced Body of Jesus Christp. 96
Designing Men: Reading the Male Body as Textp. 113
Constructing Common Ground: Mapping the Contributions of Gay People to Christian Theologyp. 125
Transgression as a Metaphor for Queer Theologiesp. 137
True Confessions and Weird Obsessions: Autobiographical Interventions in Literary and Biblical Studiesp. 146
Biblical Musingsp. 163
Unmanning Israelp. 165
Sex and the Single Saviorp. 184
Biblical Interpretation as a Technology of the Self: Gay Men and the Ethics of Readingp. 201
Fathers and Sons: Fragments from an Autobiographical Midrash on John's Gospelp. 216
Masculine Ideals in the Jewish and Christian Traditionsp. 235
Soldiers of Christ: Christian Masculinity and Militarism in Late Antiquityp. 237
'Try to be a Man': The Rabbinic Construction of Masculinityp. 259
'Begotten, Not Made': Conceiving Manhood in Late Antiquityp. 277
The Discovery of Sodomyp. 290
Christian Manliness Unmanned: Masculinity and Religion in Nineteenth-and Twentieth-Century Western Societyp. 306
Miles to Go: Promise Keepers in Historical and Cultural Contextp. 319
Spirituality and the Intimate Bodyp. 333
The Problematization of Nocturnal Emissions in the Early Christian Churchp. 336
Circumcision and the Erection of Patriarchyp. 355
From Masturbation to Homosexuality: A Case Study of Displaced Moral Disapprovalp. 364
Receptivity and Revelation: A Spirituality of Gay Male Sexp. 381
The Sacrality of Male Beauty and Homosexp. 393
Sanctity and Male Desire: Sebastian and Tarcisiusp. 408
Gender, Justice, and Communityp. 419
Who's Afraid of Gay Theology? Men's Studies, Gay Scholars, and Heterosexual Silencep. 421
Critical Theory, Deconstruction, and Liberationp. 437
Beyond Machismo: A Cuban Case Studyp. 444
A Gap in the Closet: Gay Theology in Latin American Contextp. 460
The Cross and Male Violencep. 472
List of Contributorsp. 481
Acknowledgments of Sourcesp. 486
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