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Boys will be Boys, and Other Myths

Unravelling Biblical Masculinities

Boys will be Boys, and Other Myths

Unravelling Biblical Masculinities

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Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 9780334063001
Number of Pages: 192
Published: 28/07/2022
Width: 13.5 cm
Height: 21.6 cm

Throughout history, we have exalted and theologised about men like Moses or Paul for so long that we have become oblivious to the fact that they are far from perfect role models for Christian manhood. Failing to read scripture properly, we have, throughout history, used it to shape a distorted, toxic understanding of masculinity. Stretching from issues of violence, emotional and sexual abuse, and the desire for power, to mental health stigmatisation, homophobia, and the suppression of emotions, Will Moore draws from scholarship, personal stories, and popular culture to offer an honest and accessible insight into what we are talking about when we talk about biblical masculinity. But, he suggests, once we disentangle these toxic narratives of masculinity is - both in the bible and contemporaneously - we can find a healthier, more positive understanding of what kind of a thing masculinity is.

Will Moore

Will Moore is currently training for priesthood in the Church of England at Westcott House in Cambridge, undertaking study and research within the Cambridge Theological Federation. Prior to this, he studied for degrees in theology and biblical studies at Cardiff University.

"The cult of masculinity in certain parts of the global church has resulted in much personal, familial and structural harm. Will Moore is one of the important voices in the emerging generation of British pastor theologians. For both of these reasons, the argument he presents in this his first book, Boys Will Be Boys, deserves careful attention and a wide audience." -- Helen Paynter