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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’ve compiled a select bibliography for Numen, Old Men over at LibraryThing for those interested in suggestions for further reading.
Wordle is a visualization tool that creates word clouds out of text, showing which words are used more (the bigger the word, the more usage). Here’s a Wordle for Numen, Old Men:
For anyone who likes to plan WAY in advance, I’ll be speaking on 18 March 2010 at Melbourne’s Sea of Faith group about “Undoing Christian Masculinities”.
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.
I’ve just put together a little Amazon “So you’d like to…” guide for some reading tips around men and spirituality.
I think it’s pretty good.