The Men We Long to Be

Beyond Lonely Warriors and Desperate Lovers

By Stephen B. Boyd

The Men We Long to Be

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  • ISBN: 9781606089453
  • Pages: 272
  • Publication Date: 9/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $32.00
Web Price: $25.60
Web Price: $25.60

The Men We Long to Be

Beyond Lonely Warriors and Desperate Lovers

By Stephen B. Boyd

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781606089453
  • Pages: 272
  • Publication Date: 9/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $32.00
Web Price: $25.60

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"Informed by historical Christian authors as well as contemporary social arrangements, Stephen Boyd exposes the full range of effects-personal, social, theological, and global-of socialization to masculinity. In this wise and moving book he points the way from isolation of 'autonomous Western man' to profound reconnection with oneself, other human beings, the earth, and God."
-Margaret R. Miles
author of Bodies in Society and Rereading Historical Theology

"Stephan Boyd unflinchingly plumbs the destructiveness of cultural masculinity for men themselves as well as for everyone and everything else. His grasp of the spiritually transformative process leading toward what we men long to be is extraordinarily insightful and practical. Boyd writes with self-revelatory candor, theological acumen, and a passion for healing and justice. He has given us a charter of hope that can 'fatten our souls.'"
-James B. Nelson
author of Between Two Gardens: Reflections on Sexuality and Religious Experience and The Intimate Connection: Male Sexuality and Masculine Spirituality

"In this thoughtful book, Stephen Boyd sees beyond the facile-and false-equation of Christian theology and conservative gender roles to envision a new Christian masculinity-authentic, nurturing, caring. A profound work by an author who's clearly got soul!"
-Michael S. Kimmel
coauthor of Men's Lives and editor of Masculinities

"Important and accessible."
-Philip L. Culbertson, author of New Adam

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Stephen B. Boyd

Bio(s)-

Stephen B. Boyd is J. Allen Easley Professor of Religion and Chair of the Department at Wake Forest University. His books include Redeeming Men: Religion and Masculinities and Pilgram Marpeck: His Life and Social Theology.

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