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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


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


The Confines of Male Confessions: On Ancient Vainglory and the Postmodern Gaze

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/9780804768993.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

A confession is an act of pouring out personal memories and thoughts, an interpretation of the past, a reenvisioning of one's life, a reinvention of oneself. This chapter explores male confessions by ... More


Who Prays?: Levinas on Irremissible Responsibility

Jill Robbins

in The Phenomenology of Prayer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224951
eISBN:
9780823235797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224951.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter traces the ways the word prayer comes up in the philosophical writings of Emmanuel Levinas by considering the speaking relation between self and the other. It analyzes Levinas' Talmudic ... More


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