Friendly Competitors, Fierce Companions: Men's Ways of Relating

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Pilgrim Press, 1997 - Social Science - 209 pages
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Leib focuses on how Western religious and ethical traditions find their origins in masculine impulses toward intimacy. He echoes the works of Edward Carpenter, a Victorian Anglican priest who spoke out against the repressive sexual ethic of his day and used his relationship with Walt Whitman as a resource for such terms as fierce companions and sacred homosexuality.

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Contents

A History of Love between Men
23
The Culture of Greed and the Culture of Brotherhood
84
The Rediscovery of Sacred Sexuality
127
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About the author (1997)

Leib received an M.A. in English literature from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in English literature and D.D. in religion from Temple University.

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