Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

Articles from Vol. 2, No. 2, June

A Perpetrator's Confession: Gender and Religion in Oswald Pohl's Conversion Narrative
Ideally, Christian confessional writings are a public testimony, in which a sinner exposes his shameful past to others, namely to God and the public, so that a reconciliation and transformation can occur. This article pursues the question of whether...
Cecil B. DeMille: Hollywood Macho Man and the Theme of Masculinity within His Biblical (and Other) Cinema
Cecil B. DeMille, the legendary co-founder of Hollywood, progenitor of Paramount studios and unsung auteur was a macho man and master of the American cinema whose indelible biblical epics strongly exuded the resonance of masculinity. Not only were...
Editor's Note
This edition of JMMS offers an intriguing mix of papers, providing an excellent example of the diversity of the study of men, masculinities and religion. Bjorn Krondorfer starts off with an examination of the confessional writings of National Socialist...
Men, Loss and Spiritual Emergency: Shakespeare, the Death of Hamnet and the Making of Hamlet
How does a father manage the death of his son or his father? What might a playwright do? This article proposes that confronted with the multiple loss of his son Hamnet and subsequently his father John, William Shakespeare experienced a transformational...
Narratives of Silence: Availability in a Spirituality of Fathering
The author takes a narrative approach to the spirituality of paternal availability. In all of the stories that are investigated, the theme of silence is prominent. Silence manifests itself through the modalities of restraint, loving action, and listening....
Review of Lahoucine Ouzgane and Robert Morrell (Eds.), African Masculinities: Men in Africa from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present
Review of Lahoucine Ouzgane and Robert Morrell (Eds.), African Masculinities: Men in Africa from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present (New York/Scottsville: Palgrave Macmillan/University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2005), xv + 308 pp. Academic...
Review of Murat Aydemir, Images of Bliss: Ejaculation, Masculinity, Meaning
Review of Murat Aydemir, Images of Bliss: Ejaculation, Masculinity, Meaning (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007), xxv + 334 pp. In her 1985 book This Sex Which Is Not One, Belgian philosopher Luce Irigaray called for "reckoning with...
Review of Philip Culbertson, Margaret Agee & Cabrini 'Ofa Makasiale (Eds.), Penina Uliuli: Contemporary Challenges in Mental Health for Pacific Peoples
Review of Philip Culbertson, Margaret Agee & Cabrini 'Ofa Makasiale (Eds.), Penina Uliuli: Contemporary Challenges in Mental Health for Pacific Peoples (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2007), xv + 328 pp. Penina Uliuli is a rare and precious...