Men's Bodies, Men's Gods: Male Identities in a (Post) Christian Culture (Paperback)Bjorn Krondorfer (author)
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Men's Bodies, Men's Gods explores the intersection of body, religion, and culture from the specific perspective of male identities.
How are male bodies constructed in different historical periods and contexts? How do race, ethnicity, and sexual preference impact on the intersection of male bodies and religious identity? Does Christianity provide models to cope with the aging and ailing male body? Does it provide models for intimacy between men and women? Between men and men? And, how do men reflect the carnal dimensions of power, abuse, and justice?
Publisher: New York University Press
Number of pages: 342
Weight: 449 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
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