Rise Up, O Men of God: The Men and Religion Forward Movement and Promise Keepers (Google eBook)

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Mercer University Press, 2002 - Religion - 312 pages
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"L. Dean Allen analyzes both groups' constructions of masculinity and social ethics in relation to the family, the church, and a prominent social issue. Evangelical Christian leaders designed both organizations in response to their alarm at men's absence from evangelical churches, and they sought to increase men's participation in churches and to improve society as a whole by their efforts. Each group faced important social changes during its era such as new economic realities, women's activities, and perceived moral crises. Despite their similarities as groups for evangelical Christian men only, MRFM and PK developed contrasting constructions of masculinity and divergent social ethical calls for action."--BOOK JACKET.
  

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Contents

The Men and Religion Forward Movement and Promise Keepers
Social Context of the Men and Religion Forward Movement
15
Construction of Gender in the Men and Religion Forward Movement
64
Social Ethics of the Men and Religion Forward Movement Ethics and Morality
95
Social Context of Promise Keepers
134
Construction of Gender in Promise Keepers
198
Social Ethics of Promise Keepers Promise Keepers and Church
230
Evangelical Social Ethics in TwentiethCentury America
260
Bibliography
289
Index
311
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About the author (2002)

L. Dean Allen received a Ph.D. at Boston University. He is Associate Dean for Academic Programs and assistant professor of ethics at Andover Newton Theological School.

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