It’s not very often I find an article about men’s spirituality that I agree with, but here’s a good one by Barbara Falconer Newhall: A Case of the Human Condition: Men’s Secrets — No Women Allowed. What’s particularly troubling about this article is that it was written in 1987… how’s that for progress?
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality 3.2 now online Editorial Open Access Economics by Joseph Gelfer, pp. 97-99 Articles Haredi Male Bodies in the Public Sphere: Negotiating with the Religious Text and Secular Israeli Men by Yohai Hakak, pp. 100-122 Southern Gospel Sissies: Evangelical Music, Queer Spirituality, and the Plays of Del Shores by Douglas […]
[A pre-print of my editorial for the next Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality.] Like most humanists I spend my free time browsing the pages of economic journals, and it was with particular interest that I read a recent issue of Economic Analysis & Policy which featured articles focusing on the economics of open access […]
At last, some quality products advertised in the American Academy of Religion 2009 Annual Meeting Program Planner…;)
Editorial Open Access Economics by Joseph Gelfer, pp. 97-99 Articles Haredi Male Bodies in the Public Sphere: Negotiating with the Religious Text and Secular Israeli Men by Yohai Hakak, pp. 100-122 Southern Gospel Sissies: Evangelical Music, Queer Spirituality, and the Plays of Del Shores by Douglas Harrison, pp. 123-141 Instilling the “Manly” Faith: Protestant Masculinity […]
Some stories have a surprisingly long life. Recently, an article I wrote about Edward Thomas’ poem Adlestrop popped back in my mind. First, the poet Michael Rosen, who makes an appearance in the article, was recently appointed to the children’s laureateship; second, I got an email from someone who had been to Adlestrop, gone home […]
One of the chapters in Numen, Old Men explores the idea that gay spirituality is a useful model for all masculine spirituality, as it is one type of spirituality performed solely by men (lesbian sisters clearly assumed to be separate) which resists the patriarchal tendencies often perpetuated by masculine spirituality. This process also refers to […]
As email alerts from Promise Keepers are entering my inbox to crank up the energy before this year’s conference circuit, I thought I’d breathe some life back in to a story of mine about their activities from last year: “Menergy”: Men’s Ministries and the New Masculinity, over at Religion Dispatches.
There are a number of interesting comments over at Reality Sandwich to the excerpt from Numen, Old Men, which I archive below with my replies. One commenter notes, “I think that setting up gay spirituality as something preferred for people if they are straight or gay is problematic as people may not be comfortable enough […]
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.” […]