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Numen, Old Men excerpted at Reality Sandwich

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A section focused on David Deida excerpted at Reality Sandwich: In my new book Numen, Old Men: Contemporary Masculine Spiritualities and the Problem of Patriarchy (Equinox Publishing) I take a critical look at men and spirituality. Since the early 1990s there have been various waves of interest in what is often described as “masculine spirituality.” […]

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The Sense of a Beginning

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We don’t hear so much about him anymore, but back in the day any postgraduate worth their salt would give a nod to Frank Kermode’s The Sense of an Ending when given a chance. Kermode’s main point was that “fictions of the end”, or apocalypses (such as 2012), are devices employed to give meaning and […]

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From the Archive: Matthew Fox

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No, not Jack from Lost, Matthew Fox the theologian. Fox has had some interesting things to say about men and spirituality, some of which I like and some which leave me with some concerns. Here are a couple of links to items I have written about Fox: A conversation between Fox and myself in Ashe […]

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Marcella Althaus-Reid, 1952-2009

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I’m late to arrive at the sad news that the theologian Marcella Althaus-Reid died in February. Her writing was both important and arousing (sometimes in every way). She also played a part in bringing Numen, Old Men to your bookshelf, being one of the series editors at Equinox Publishing who commissioned it. “but Queer is […]

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2012 Talk … in 2010

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I’m currently writing for and editing a book on the 2012 phenomenon for Equinox Publishers, 2012: Decoding the Countercultural Apocalypse. December 21 2012 is believed to mark the end of the thirteenth B’ak’tun cycle in the Long Count of the Mayan calendar. A growing number of people believe this date to mark the end of […]

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Beyond a Sense of Place

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I have a new article, “Beyond a Sense of Place” in Immigrant Academics and Cultural Challenges in a Global Environment edited by Femi J. Kolapo (Cambria Press, 2009). The article talks about how the Internet can be a place which informs our writing and research.