Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 2, June

Calling, Devotion, and Transformation: Men Embodying Spirituality at a Protestant Seminary
In many Protestant churches, the clerical estate was "sacredly male" (Carroll & McMillan, 2006, p. 66) until the late twentieth century. At the same time as the barriers to the ordination of women fell in many churches, conceptions of ministerial...
Hegemonic Masculinity and Blake's "Mission of Mercy": David Mamet's Cinematic Adaptation of Glengarry Glen Ross as Postmodern Satire of Fundamentalist Christianity
In September of 1983, playwright, novelist, and screenwriter David Mamet's stage version of Glengarry Glen Ross opened in London. Six months later, the play, directed by Gregory Mosher, opened in New York earning a Tony nomination and the Pulitzer...
Intimate Relationship Behaviors of Cuban Male College Students
The Latino population in the United States is the fastest growing immigrant population at this time. According to the United States Census Bureau (2001), there are 35.3 million Latinos living in the United States, accounting for 12.5 percent of the...
Review of Drucilla Cornell, Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity
Review of Drucilla Cornell, Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity (New York: Fordham University Press, 2009) 216 pp. The world easily recognizes acting idol Clint Eastwood (b. 1930). This American cultural symbol and veritable living...
Review of Harry Brod and Rabbi Shaw Israel Zevit (Eds.), Brother Keepers: New Perspectives on Jewish Masculinity
Review of Harry Brod and Rabbi Shaw Israel Zevit (eds.), Brother Keepers: New Perspectives on Jewish Masculinity (Harriman, TN: Men's Studies Press, 2010) 303 pp. As a sign of changing times, since 1990, representations of the cinematic Jewish male...
Review of Manuel Borutta and Nina Verheyen (Eds.), Die Prasenz der Gefuhle: Mannlichkeit Und Emotion in der Moderne
Review of Manuel Borutta and Nina Verheyen (eds.), Die Prasenz der Gefuhle: Mannlichkeit und Emotion in der Moderne [The Presence of Emotions: Masculinity and Emotion in Modernity] (Bielefeld: Transcript, 2010) 334 pp. Recently, the social sciences...
Review of Margaret D. Kamitsuka (Ed.), the Embrace of Eros: Bodies, Desires, and Sexuality in Christianity
Review of Margaret D. Kamitsuka (ed.), The Embrace of Eros: Bodies, Desires, and Sexuality in Christianity (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010) xi + 356 pp. The Embrace of Eros is a welcome addition to the growing body of literature that addresses...
The Boer's Nuts: Concerning the Testicular Logic of Peer Review
Overseeing the peer review process is almost certainly the most challenging aspect of editing an academic journal. The real dark art is not just the whip-cracking that is necessary in order to get reviews back within (hopefully) a couple of months,...
The Patriarch's Nuts: Concerning the Testicular Logic of Biblical Hebrew
The intention of every male eater [of testicles] is quite clear: to increase his potency. The best thing of course is to use the testicles of the most potent animal. In Spain these are regarded as the fighting bulls from the bullring, and of these...
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