Male Confessions: Intimate Revelations and the Religious Imagination

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Index
Abraham, 72
absent presence, 80, 162, 170
absolution, 13–14, 16, 19, 77, 237
abuse, 61, 127, 155–156. See also self-abuse
Adak, Hülya, 256n49
Adam, 81, 100, 152, 155, 226
Adam, Karl, 109, 252n16
Adeodatus (son of Augustine), 86–88, 95, 132, 158–159
Ambrose, 249n20
Am I a Murderer? (Perechodnik), 76–77, 89, 96, 162, 166, 169
amnesty, 110, 115, 125–126, 129, 252n11, 253nn22– 23
Anderson, Benedict, 189
Androgyne Journal, The, 66–68
androgynous, 66–68, 190, 234
annihilation, 24, 89–90, 108, 111, 121, 125, 161– 162, 189, 232. See also Nazi, annihilate
antisemitism, 79, 90, 122, 189
Anthony (Antony), 38–40, 153–156, 163, 169, 183, 200
antiquity. See late antiquity
anus/anal, 56, 63–68, 262n10; experience, 66; intercourse, 195, 262n10; permeability, 196, 206; phase, 66; process, 70; region 50. See also rectum
anus mundi, 63, 68
anxiety (male), 23, 27, 46–47, 54, 59, 62–63, 68, 85, 127, 138, 144, 150, 153, 158–159, 183, 185, 191, 197–198, 202–204, 218, 250n33
apologetic, 103, 106, 113, 118, 129, 192, 235, 253n23
arbitrariness, 50, 54, 56–57, 219
Aristotle, 50, 133
Arsenius, 154
Artaud, Antonin, 38
ascetic (male), 38, 41, 46, 67, 154; body, 38, 40; discipline 38–40; life, 39; practice, 40, 200
asceticism, 36; radical, 40
Asher, Lyell, 55, 75
Assaf, David, 144, 148, 167, 190
Assisi, Francis of, 133, 217
Athanasius, 38, 40, 154
Augustine, passim; Antony and, 39–40, 153–154; conversion and, 31, 40–41, 104, 155; Fall and, 81–82, 84, 197; father of, 151–152; friend of, 141–142; God and, 12, 16, 23, 32, 36, 39–44, 55, 70–71, 75–76, 78–79, 81–83, 85–88, 96–99, 100, 104, 136, 139–145, 148, 151–153, 155, 158, 169–170, 179–180, 183, 197, 199, 210; 252n18; human condition, 259n28; lover of (female partner), 70, 83–84, 86–87, 93, 95–96, 98, 157–159, 161, 163, 165, 168, 259n26; mirror and, 29–31, 41–43, 60, 70; mother of, 37, 41–42, 60–61, 83, 88, 95, 132–133, 139–152, 154–155, 157, 163, 168–169, 179–180, 183, 190; nightly emission, 82; radical reflexivity, 40; as role model, 32; sickness and, 15–16, 32, 44; son of, 70, 87, 96, 132–133, 157, 159. See also Adeodatus; Confessions (Augustine); Monica; Patricius
authenticity, 9–10, 15, 19, 26, 45, 74, 103, 110, 127, 129–130, 191, 195, 224, 257n4; penitence and, 89; self-disclosure and, 26. See also confession
autobiography, 9–10, 24, 18, 20, 35, 51–52, 58, 72, 75, 106, 108–109, 119, 132–133, 176, 178, 191, 193, 206, 232, 241nn13, 15, 244n1, 247nn3–5, 248n7, 266n1; compulsion 29; disclosure, 28; feminine, 18; feminist criticism, 80; framework, 265n33; insertion, 25, 109, 194; integrity, 249n18; itinerary, 50; Jewish, 248n7, narration, 20; performance, 26; prose, 49; reference, 213; reminiscence, 186; revelation, 51, 97; style, 46, 54; voice, 6, 26; void, 256n49. See also gay, autobiography
banality, 25, 27. See also triviality
Barris, Chuck, 51
becomingness, 207, 232
Belzec (death camp), 145
Berdichevsky, Michah Yosef, 77, 260n1
Bersani, Leo, 224
birth (birthing), 32, 40, 42, 62, 69, 95, 138, 163, 177, 182, 240n5, 250n32. See also confession, as birth; rebirth

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