My Brother's Keeper What the Social Sciences Do (and Don't) Tell Us about Masculinity

ISBN-10: 0830826904

ISBN-13: 9780830826902

Edition: 2002

Authors: Mary Stewart van Leeuwen

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"What is man, that you are mindful of him, the son of man, that you care for him?"Indeed, what is a man?As our society sorts through what it means to be masculine or feminine and roles drift and shift, men as well as women feel the strain. Very recently, a small but growing field of theory called men's studies has appeared in reaction to the decades-long feminist movement in women's studies. Can the social sciences informing contemporary men's studies (psychology, cultural anthropology and others) provide helpful insight as to what helps or hinders men in becoming the sons, fathers, husbands, and brothers they ought to be?Following her landmark gender-reconciliation text, Gender and Grace, Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen turns her focus to men's studies in this new book. She incorporates the most recent and significant research in the social sciences with a biblically founded Christian worldview that sets the course for men and women being in right relationship. Surveying a vast amount of literature with balance and insight, Van Leeuwen probes the value and plumbs the limits of what the social sciences offer Christians.For men and women, for students, teachers and general readers, Van Leeuwen offers an alternative to mindless conformity to--or dismissal of--cultural "norms." Rather she encourages pursuit of a faithful masculinity that honors the God who made men and women to be a blessing to each other.
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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 10/3/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 255
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Background Issues
Masculinity Under Siege
The Biblical Drama and the Gendered Powers
Masculinity and Honor: A Mixed Legacy
Disciplinary Perspectives
What Can We Learn from Biology?
What Can We Learn from Developmental Psychology?
What Can We Learn from Other Cultures?
Continuing Challenges
The Challenge of Evolutionary Psychology
Men, Religion and the Distortion of the Cultural Mandate
Men, Religion and Contemporary Feminism
Contemporary Applications
Men, Marriage and Male Parenting
Men, Masculinity and Nonrelational Sexuality
An Agenda for Gender Reconciliation
Names Index
Subject Index
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