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In the mid-nineteenth century, when the idea of religion as a private matter connected to the home and the female sphere won acceptance among the bourgeois elite, Christian religious practices began to be associated with femininity and soft values. Contemporary critics claimed that religion was incompatible with true manhood, and today's scholars talk about a feminisation of religion. But was this really the case? What expression did male religious faith take at a time when Christianity was losing its status as the foundation of society? This is the starting point for the research presented in Christian Masculinity. Here we meet Catholic and Protestant men struggling with and for their Christian faith as priests, missionaries, and laymen, as well as ideas and reflections on Christian masculinity in media, fiction, and correspondence of various kinds. Some men engaged in social and missionary work, or strove to harness the masculine combative spirit to Christian ends, while others were eager to show the male character of Christian virtues. This book not only illustrates the importance of religion for the understanding of gender construction, but also the need to take into consideration confessional and institutional aspects of religious identity.

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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. 5-6
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  1. STUDYING CHRISTIAN MASCULINITY
  2. Yvonne Maria Werner
  3. pp. 7-18
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  1. PART I: KEY CONCEPTS AND THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
  2. pp. 19-20
  1. THE UNRECOGNISED PIETY OF MEN
  2. OLAF BLASCHKE
  3. pp. 21-46
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  1. MASCULINITY AND SECULARISATION IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITAIN
  2. CALLUM G. BROWN
  3. pp. 47-60
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  1. PART II: VISIONS AND IDEALS OF CHRISTIAN MANHOOD
  2. pp. 61-62
  1. HEROIC MEN AND CHRISTIAN IDEALS
  2. TINE VAN OSSELAER AND ALEXANDER MAURITS
  3. pp. 63-94
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  1. MASCULINITY, MEMORY, AND OBLIVION IN THE DUTCH DOMINICAN PROVINCE, 1930-1950
  2. MARIT MONTEIRO
  3. pp. 95-114
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  1. THE MAN IN THE CLERGYMAN
  2. ANNA PRESTJAN
  3. pp. 115-126
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  1. CRISES OF FAITH AND THE MAKING OF CHRISTIAN MASCULINITIES AT THE TURN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
  2. DAVID TJEDER
  3. pp. 127-146
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  1. PART III: MISSIONARY MASCULINITY
  2. pp. 147-148
  1. Protestant Mission in China
  2. ERIK SIDENVALL
  3. pp. 149-164
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  1. ALTERNATIVE MASCULINITY?
  2. YVONNE MARIA WERNER
  3. pp. 165-188
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  1. PART IV: FOSTERING CHRISTIAN MEN
  2. pp. 189-190
  1. THE MAKING OF CHRISTIAN MEN
  2. ELIN MALMER
  3. pp. 191-212
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  1. DANISH FOLK HIGH SCHOOL AND THE CREATION OF A NEW DANISH MAN
  2. NANNA DAMSHOLT
  3. pp. 213-232
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  1. PART V: TRANSGRESSING GENDER BOUNDARIES
  2. pp. 233-234
  1. LITERARY TRANSGRESSIONS OF MASCULINITY AND RELIGION
  2. INGER LITTBERGER CAISOU-ROUSSEAU
  3. pp. 235-256
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  1. A MANLY QUEEN WITH FEMININE CHARM
  2. ANDERS JARLERT
  3. pp. 257-274
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  1. THE NEW CATHOLIC FEMINISM
  2. GĂ–STA HALLONSTEN
  3. pp. 275-292
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  1. BIBLIOGRAPHY
  2. pp. 293-316
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  1. CONTRIBUTORS
  2. pp. 317-318
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 319-322
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  1. COLOPHON
  2. p. 323
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789461661067
Related ISBN
9789058678737
MARC Record
OCLC
873808622
Pages
324
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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