Christian Masculinity: Men and Religion in Northern Europe in the 19th and 20th Century

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Abstract

Christianity has markedly patriarchal traits, and by tradition men have played the dominant role in the affairs of all churches. Men ran the churches, and the clergy long remained exclusively male, but at the parochial level women began to dominate more and more. In middle-class, liberal, anti-clerical, and socialist circles, the exercise of religion became identified as a female concern. But was this really the case? What were the outlets for male religiosity? And how to explain the large numbers of men who were committed to the church and the Christian faith? These are the questions addressed in the present book.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • History

Keywords

  • Protestantism, Lutheran household doctrine, Catholicism, remasculinisation, confessionalism, Feminisation, celibacy and asceticism, national identity, clericalism, combat spirit, ideals of manhood
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeuven
PublisherLeuven University Press
Number of pages322
Volume8
ISBN (Electronic)9789461661067
ISBN (Print)9789058678737
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo

Publication series

NameKADOC-Studies on Religion, Culture and Society
Volume8

Related research output

Yvonne Maria Werner, 2011, Christian masculinity. Men and religion in northern Europe in the 19th and 20 century. Werner, Y. M. (ed.). Leuven University Press, Vol. KADOC Studies on Religion, Culture and Society, 8. p. 165-187

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Anders Jarlert, 2011, Christian Masculinity. Men and Religion in Northern Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Werner, Y. M. (ed.). Leuven University Press, p. 257-273

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Van Osselaer, T. & Alexander Maurits, 2011, Christian Masculinity: Men and Religion in Northern Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Werner, Y. M. (ed.). Leuven University Press, p. 63-94

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