Anabaptist vision for masculinity

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Anabaptist vision for masculinity

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Steve Thomas and Don Neufeld

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August 11, 2020

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What does Anabaptism teach us about healthy masculinity? A recent book addresses this important question at a time when an aggressive model of masculinity is asserting itself in American culture. In collaboration with Institute of Mennonite Studies, Mennonite Men has produced Peaceful at Heart: Anabaptist Reflections on Healthy Masculinity (Wipf & Stock, 2019). This is a book by men writing to men. It promotes an Anabaptist Christian perspective on masculinity that is more peaceful, just, and life-giving for men and sensitive to women and children than dominant images of masculinity in popular culture and evangelical Christianity.
While much has been written on the characteristics of masculinity and the impacts of patriarchy, this volume moves the dialogue in the direction of building a vision of discipleship, community and peace as an alternative for men's lives. Rather than supporting patriarchy and nationalism commonly advanced in traditional Christian thought, this volume draws on an Anabaptist perspective of faith which invites men to experience God's call to live at peace and be peacemakers.

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Steve Thomas

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August 11, 2020

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August 11, 2020

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Wipf & Stock (2019)

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This item was submitted on August 11, 2020 by Steve Thomas, U.S. Coordinator of Mennonite Men using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “Anabaptist History Today”: http://aht.libraryhost.com/s/archive

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