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Introduction: Male Confessions

in Male Confessions: Intimate Revelations and the Religious Imagination

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768993
eISBN:
9780804773430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768993.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book examines confessions by men as a particular style of gendered writing, and the related issues of religiosity and masculinity. From St. Augustine to Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Calel Perechodnik, ... More


Non-absent Bodies and Moral Agency: Confessions of an African Bishop and a Jewish Ghetto Policeman

in Male Confessions: Intimate Revelations and the Religious Imagination

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768993
eISBN:
9780804773430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768993.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Confessiography includes a narrative background about already-lived experiences against which the male confessant wishes to be judged and forgiven. Confessional texts come with an implicit moral ... More


A Perpetrator and His Hagiographer: Oswald Pohl's Confession

in Male Confessions: Intimate Revelations and the Religious Imagination

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768993
eISBN:
9780804773430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768993.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In a Christian confession, the confessant is typically a repentant sinner who is willing to confess his sins and reaffirm the Christian faith by praising God. Faced with his own mortality, the ... More


On Spirit and Sperm: Eroticizing God, Sanctifying the Body

in Male Confessions: Intimate Revelations and the Religious Imagination

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768993
eISBN:
9780804773430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768993.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Confessions are, to a large extent, soul work that is read and inscribed into the body, mirrored in it, and practiced through performances of the flesh. The male body is a common theme in male ... More


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