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Author Pasture, Patrick, 1961- author.

Title Beyond the feminization thesis : gender and Christianity in modern Europe / Patrick Pasture, Jan Art and Thomas Buerman.

Publication Info. Leuven : Leuven University Press, [2012]


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Description 1 online resource (238 pages) : illustrations.
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Series KADOC studies on religion, culture and society ; 10
KADOC studies on religion, culture, and society ; 10.
Note Print version record.
Collected essays.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-235) and index.
Summary Since the 1970s the feminization thesis has become a powerful trope in the rewriting of the social history of Christendom. However, this 'thesis'' has triggered some vehement debates, given that men have continued to dominate the churches, and the churches themselves have reacted to the association of religion and femininity, often formulated by their critics, by explicitly focusing their appeal to men. In this book the authors critically reflect upon the use of concepts like feminization and masculinization in relation to Christianity. By presenting case studies that adopt different gendered.
Contents Beyond the feminization thesis. Gendering the history of Christianity in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries / Patrick Pasture -- The Catholic poor relief discourse and the feminization of the Caritas in early nineteenth-century Germany / Bernhard Schneider -- Celibate or married priests? Polemical gender discourse in nineteenth-century Catholicism / Angela Berlis -- The cult of the Virgin Mary, or the feminization of the male element in the Roman Catholic Church? A psycho-historical hypothesis / Jan Art -- The "sportsman" and the "muscular Christian". Rival ideals in nineteenth-century England / Hugh McLeod -- Lions and lambs at the same time! Belgian Zouave stories and examples of religious masculinity / Thomas Buerman -- "From that moment on, I was man!". Images of the Catholic male in the Sacred Heart devotion / Tine Van Osselaer -- Repertoires of Catholic manliness in the Netherlands (1850-1940). A case study of the Dutch Dominicans / Marit Monteiro -- The boys of Saint Dominic's. Catholic boys' culture at a minor seminary in interwar Holland / Marieke Smulders -- Female soldiers and the battle for God. Gender ambiguities and a Dutch Catholic conversion movement, 1921-1942 / Marjet Derks -- A feminized Church? German Catholic women, piety, and domesticity, 1918-1938 / Michael E. O'Sullivan.
Subject Theological anthropology -- Christianity.
Sex role -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- Case studies.
Sex role -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church -- Case studies.
Masculinity -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Masculinity -- Europe -- Religious aspects.
Women -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Women -- Europe -- Religious aspects.
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Anthropology.
RELIGION -- Christian Church -- History.
Masculinity -- Religious aspects. (OCoLC)fst01011032
Masculinity -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. (OCoLC)fst01011035
Sex role -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church. (OCoLC)fst01114623
Sex role -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. (OCoLC)fst01114624
Theological anthropology -- Christianity. (OCoLC)fst01432207
Women -- Religious aspects. (OCoLC)fst01176909
Women -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. (OCoLC)fst01176914
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Genre/Form Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Added Author Art, Jan, author.
Buerman, Thomas, author.
Spine Title Gender and Christianity in modern Europe
Other Form: Print version: Beyond the feminization thesis 9789058679123 (DLC) 2012469799 (OCoLC)794706233
ISBN 9789461661043 (electronic bk.)
9461661045 (electronic bk.)
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