Men, Masculinities and Religious Change in Twentieth-Century by Lucy Delap, Sue Morgan

By Lucy Delap, Sue Morgan

This path-breaking multi-faith, multi-disciplinary assortment explores the effect of faith at the formation of fellows and masculinities in twentieth-century Britain. Contributions interact with the main spiritual denominations together with Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, New spiritual routine and no-religionism, and mix methodological insights from the heritage of faith and masculinity reports with theology, psychology, movie reviews, cultural idea and sociology. faith is explored well past the conventional limitations of church worship and institutional buildings to surround the various cultures of male sexuality, domestic existence, warfare, paintings, immigration, relaxation and sectarian politics. problems with switch, resembling the decline of single-sex associational settings, the theological shifts and altering fortunes of sects, the various visibility of queer and gay cultures, and the transferring limitations and collapsing differences among clergy and laypeople are explored extensive. This quantity provides state-of-the-art views on dominant debts of masculinity, secularisation and modernity, and indicates an important rethinking of the narrative turning-points in glossy British spiritual heritage and the heritage of masculinities.

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5. 9. , Redefining Christian Britain, p. 291 for this term. 10. Bjorn Krondorfer’s work offers a welcome exception to this and has begun to delineate global trends in this field. See Krondorfer, Men and Masculinities in Christianity and Judaism; B. Krondorfer and S. Hunt (eds) (2012) ‘Masculinities and Religion: Continuities and Change’, Religion and Gender, 2(2), 190–237 which contains several pieces on Africa and Islam, and B. ) (2011) ‘Embattled Masculinities in the Religious Traditions’, CrossCurrents, 426–573 which represents every major world religion.

Roper (2005) ‘Between Manliness and Masculinity: The “War Generation” and the Psychology of Fear in Britain, 1914–1950’, Journal of British Studies, 44(2), 343–62. D. Boyarin (1997) Unheroic Conduct: The Rise of Heterosexuality and the Invention of the Jewish Man (Berkeley; London: University of California Press). J. Meyer (2009) Men of War: Masculinity and the First World War in Britain (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan). T. Winter (2002) Making Men, Making Class: The YMCA and Workingmen, 1877–1920 (Chicago, IL; London: University of Chicago Press).

Recent Research on Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century British Masculinity’, The Historical Journal, 45(3), 637–52, p. 641. N. Vance (1985) The Sinews of the Spirit: The Ideal of Christian Manliness in Victorian Literature and Religious Thought (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), p. 4. See also J. A. Mangan and James Walvin (eds) (1987) Manliness and Morality: Middle-Class Masculinities in Britain and America, 1800–1940 (Manchester: Manchester University Press) for an early discussion of the narrative of religious decline in hegemonic constructions of masculinity.

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