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The Best of Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality


Edited by Joseph Gelfer
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality is an online, scholarly, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS seeks to be as inclusive as possible in its area of inquiry. Papers address the full spectrum of masculinities and sexualities, particularly those which are seldom heard. Similarly, JMMS addresses not only monotheistic religions and spiritualities but also Eastern, indigenous, new religious movements and other spiritualities which resist categorization.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-003-5
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Sep 7,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 257
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61143-003-5
$147.00
$102.90

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is an online, scholarly, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS seeks to be as inclusive as possible in its area of inquiry. Papers address the full spectrum of masculinities and sexualities, particularly those which are seldom heard. Similarly, JMMS addresses not only monotheistic religions and spiritualities but also Eastern, indigenous, new religious movements and other spiritualities which resist categorization. The Best of Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality brings together the best papers published to date in JMMS, offering them for the first time in printed form.

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is an online, scholarly, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS seeks to be as inclusive as possible in its area of inquiry. Papers address the full spectrum of masculinities and sexualities, particularly those which are seldom heard. Similarly, JMMS addresses not only monotheistic religions and spiritualities but also Eastern, indigenous, new religious movements and other spiritualities which resist categorization. The Best of Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality brings together the best papers published to date in JMMS, offering them for the first time in printed form.

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Contributor Biography

Joseph Gelfer

Joseph Gelfer is an Adjunct Research Associate in the School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University, Australia. He is author of Numen, Old Men: Contemporary Masculine Spiritualities and the Problem of Patriarchy and editor of Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality.

  • Table of Contents (page 5)
  • Acknowledgements (page 9)
  • Introduction (page 11)
  • About Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (page 11)
  • The Best of JMMS (page 14)
  • References (page 16)
  • 1 Skin Gods: Circumcising the Built Male Body (page 17)
    • Posing (page 18)
    • Penis (page 20)
    • The Little Object (page 21)
    • Foreskin (page 25)
    • Body (page 27)
    • References (page 29)
  • 2 A Jesuit Mystics Feminine Melancholia: Jean-Joseph Surin SJ (1600-1665) (page 31)
    • References (page 47)
  • 3 The Performance of Normativity: Mormons and the Construction of an American Masculinity (page 49)
    • Mormons: A Normative Minority (page 49)
    • The First Vision and the Power of the Patriarchy (page 51)
    • The True American Adam (page 56)
    • A Trail of Abjection (page 62)
    • The Great Capitulation: Mormon Assimilation (page 64)
    • Staging the American Masculine Ideal (page 66)
    • Conclusion: Adam, the Abject in His Own Kingdom (page 69)
    • References (page 71)
  • 4 He Was Pretty Good in There TodayŽ: Reviving the Macho Christ in Ernest Hemingways Today is FridayŽ and Mel Gibsons The Passion of the Christ (page 75)
    • Muscular Christianity (page 77)
    • Strict Upbringing (page 81)
    • Emotional Volatility (page 82)
    • Faith and Salvation from Suicide (page 87)
    • The Importance of Pain (page 89)
    • Christs Choice (page 91)
    • References (page 92)
  • 5 To Love the Orientalist: Masculinity in Leila Aboulelas The Translator (page 97)
    • References (page 113)
  • 6 Sexually Explicit? Re-reading Revelations 144,000 Virgins as a Response to Roman Discourses (page 115)
    • Introducing Revelations 144,000 Virgins (page 118)
    • The Problem with Virgins (page 120)
    • Roman Imperial Family Values (page 125)
    • The Measure of a Man in Popular Roman Discourse (page 130)
    • Philosophical Discourses on Sexuality and Masculinity (page 133)
    • Re-reading Revelations 144,000 Male Virgins as Metaphor (page 136)
    • Conclusion (page 143)
    • References (page 145)
  • 7 Narratives of Silence: Availability in a Spirituality of Fathering (page 153)
    • Narrative and Life (page 155)
    • The Involvement of Fathers in Parenting (page 156)
    • Marcelian Availability: Basic Theory and Theological Reflections (page 157)
    • Silence as Expressive of Paternal Availability (page 162)
    • Restraint (page 163)
    • Loving Action (page 165)
    • Listening (page 167)
    • Conclusion (page 169)
    • References (page 169)
  • 8 Haredi Male Bodies in the Public Sphere: Negotiating with the Religious Text and Secular Israeli Men (page 173)
    • Religious Male Bodies and their Surrounding Societies (page 179)
    • Jewish, Israeli and Haredi Bodies (page 181)
    • Freedom from Bodily Demands or Submission to Them (page 186)
    • The Body as a Site of Individual or Collective Expression (page 188)
    • The Culture of the Body or the Culture of the Spirit (page 191)
    • Passivity as an Ideal that is Passé (page 194)
    • Dangerous Encounters: Summary and Comments (page 199)
    • References (page 201)
  • 9 Southern Gospel Sissies: Evangelical Music, Queer Spirituality, and the Plays of Del Shores (page 207)
    • The Gay-Gospel Paradox (page 208)
    • Queer Quartets (page 212)
    • Between the Pulpit and the Piano (page 220)
    • Gospel Musics Place for UsŽ (page 228)
    • References (page 231)
  • 10 Dandy Discipleship: A Queering of Marks Male Disciples Situating an Ideological Position„Queering the New Testament (page 235)
    • Situating an Ideological Position„queering The new Testament (page 237)
    • The Socio-sexual Background (page 240)
    • Fishing for Men (1:16-20) (page 243)
    • Whose is the Greatest? Measuring Manhood (9:33-37) (page 246)
    • The Pash of Judas and a Streakers Nuddie Run (14:43-52) (page 249)
    • Conclusion (page 253)
    • References (page 254)