Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 1, January

Domestic Heroes: Saint Nicholas and the Catholic Family Father in the Nineteenth Century
Suddenly, as if on its own, the door opens widely: the holy man "in his Sunday best," with mitre and crosier, stately enters; the headmistress follows with two little angels who carry, besides a basket full of goodies in the middle, a book with locks...
Editorial
From Tine What is a hero? Although there is no widely accepted definition, various attempts to describe this category and its implications have been formulated. Heroes have been presented as an exemplary personification of ideal characteristics...
God, Man, Then ... Wait, How Does That Go? Emerging Gender Identities in 20-Something Evangelicals
In the past 20 years, gender scholars have produced a significant literature detailing the gendered identities of Evangelical Christians. According to John Bartkowski (2007), Evangelicals have been a hot topic of study in the past two decades because...
'Heroes of the Heart': Ideal Men in the Sacred Heart Devotion
In 1937, the Jesuit father A. De Pauw published an article in the Bode van het Heilig Hart van Jesus in which he criticized the ease with which the label "hero" was used. "Sometimes", he remarked, [O]ne gets the impression that heroism is for sale...
Review of Chris Brickell, Mates and Lovers: A History of Gay New Zealand
Review of Chris Brickell, Mates and Lovers: A History of Gay New Zealand (Auckland: Godwit for Random House New Zealand, 2008), 431 pp. How does the erotic past relate to the ways we understand and experience our lives today? This is an eternal...
Review of Colleen M. Conway, Behold the Man: Jesus and Greco Roman Masculinity
Review of Colleen M. Conway, Behold the Man: Jesus and Greco Roman Masculinity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), xii + 254 pp. Colleen M. Conway explores the connections between the images of Jesus in the New Testament and conceptions of...
Review of Deborah Orr, Dianna Taylor, Eileen Kahl, Kathleen Earle, Christa Rainwater and Linda Lopez McAlister (Eds), Feminist Politics: Identity, Difference and Agency
Review of Deborah Orr, Dianna Taylor, Eileen Kahl, Kathleen Earle, Christa Rainwater and Linda Lopez McAlister (Eds), Feminist Politics: Identity, Difference and Agency (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007), xi + 274 pp. In 1998, the International...
Review of Ken Stone, Practicing Safer Texts: Food, Sex and Bible in Queer Perspective
Review of Ken Stone, Practicing Safer Texts: Food, Sex and Bible in Queer Perspective (London/New York: T&T International, 2005), vi + 185 pp. Books written by authors with a thoughtful opinion are fun to read. Not only is it most enjoyable...
Review of Malcolm Gaskill, Witchfinders: A Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy
Review of Malcolm Gaskill, Witchfinders: A Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005), xix + 364 pp. Between 1645 and 1647 two minor gentlemen, Matthew Hopkins and his associate John Stearne, directed a brutal...
Review of Matthew Fox, the Hidden Spirituality of Men: Ten Metaphors to Awaken the Sacred Masculine
Review of Matthew Fox, The Hidden Spirituality of Men: Ten Metaphors to Awaken the Sacred Masculine (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2008), xv + 340 pp. For Matthew Fox, the spirituality of men is hidden largely due to self-preservation. Society...
The Exemplary Lives of Christian Heroes as an Historical Construct
Background This article is part of my ongoing Ph.D. project on the so-called Lund High Church Movement within the Church of Sweden during the second half of the nineteenth century. The men who formed this movement had a conservative ecclesiology,...