Rise Up, O Men of God: The Men and Religion Forward Movement and Promise Keepers

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Mercer University Press, 2002 - 312 Seiten
"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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The Men and Religion Forward Movement and Promise Keepers
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Social Context of the Men and Religion Forward Movement
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Social Ethics of the Men and Religion Forward Movement Ethics and Morality
91
Social Context of Promise Keepers
130
Construction of Gender in Promise Keepers
194
Social Ethics of Promise Keepers Promise Keepers and Church
226
Evangelical Social Ethics in TwentiethCentury America
256
Bibliography
285
Index
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Seite 31 - It is the work of women, and the devil." This is a grave mistake. His Satanic Majesty was not invited to join the Revising Committee, which consists of women alone. Moreover, he has been so busy of late years attending Synods, General Assemblies and Conferences, to prevent the recognition of women delegates, that he has had no time to study the languages and "higher criticism.
Seite 89 - Elisabeth Schiissler Fiorenza, In Memory of Her: A Feminist Theological Reconstruction of Christian Origins (New York: Crossroad, 1983), 30.
Seite 8 - A Promise Keeper is committed to pursuing vital relationships with a few other men, understanding that he needs brothers to help him keep his promises.
Seite 26 - Ladies, you have chosen me your leader. Well, I have an important piece of news to give you. Dante is dead. He has been dead for several centuries, and I think it is time that we dropped the study of his Inferno and turned our attention to our own.
Seite 28 - Resolved, therefore, That, being invested by the Creator with the same capabilities, and the same consciousness of responsibility for their exercise, it is demonstrably the right and duty of woman, equally with man, to promote every righteous cause by every righteous means...
Seite 8 - Betty A. DeBerg, Ungodly Women: Gender and the First Wave of American Fundamentalism (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1990). 30. Linda Gordon, "Voluntary Motherhood: The Beginnings of Feminist Birth Control Ideas in the United States," in Cleo's Consciousness Raised, ed.
Seite 13 - Samuel P. Hays, The Response to Industrialism, 18851914 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1957); Samuel Haber, Efficiency and Uplift: Scientific Management in the Progressive Era, 1890—1920 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1964); Roben H.
Seite 15 - Those of us who passed through the last great industrial depression will never forget the procession of men out of work, out of clothes, out of shoes, and out of hope. They wore down our threshold, and they wore away our hearts. This is the stake of the churches in modern poverty. They are buried at times under a stream of human wreckage. They are turned aside constantly from their more spiritual functions to "serve tables.
Seite 114 - The principle of democracy has triumphed in church and state and has put an end to the grosser forms of oppression and wrong in both. The same principle must pervade and readjust the organizations of industry and commerce. Industrial democracy is our Christian destiny, and henceforth a man's Christianity will have to be measured to some degree by the willingness and enthusiasm with which he sets his face to meet that destiny.

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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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