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dc.contributor.editorPasture, Patrick
dc.date.issued2012-07-13
dc.date.submitted2019-02-01 23:55
dc.date.submitted2020-01-23 03:00:27
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T10:55:52Z
dc.identifier1004121
dc.identifierOCN: 1100489731
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/25962
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/36713
dc.description.abstractSince the 1970s the feminization thesis has become a powerful trope in the rewriting of the social history of Christendom. However, this ‘thesis' has triggered some vehement debates, given that men have continued to dominate the churches, which have reacted to the association of religion and femininity by explicitly focusing their appeal to men. The authors critically reflect upon the use of concepts like feminization and masculinization in relation to Christianity. By presenting case studies that adopt different gendered approaches regarding Christian, mainly Catholic discourses and practices, they capture multiple ‘feminizations' and ‘masculinizations' in Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries. In particular, it becomes clear that the idea that Christianity took on ‘charicteristically feminine' values and practices cannot withstand the conclusion that what is considered ‘manly' or ‘feminine' depends on time, place, and context, and on the reasons why gendered metaphors are used.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRC Christianity::HRCC Christian Churches & denominations::HRCC2 Church history
dc.subject.otherTheology & Religion
dc.subject.otherGender history
dc.subject.otherreligious history
dc.subject.otherEurope
dc.titleGender and Christianity in Modern Europe
dc.title.alternativeBeyond the Feminization Thesis
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11116/GCME_KAD
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virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameLeuven University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitewww.lup.be
oapen.relation.isFundedByKnowledge Unlatched
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_nameKnowledge Unlatched
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.grant.number102274
oapen.grant.programKU Select 2018: HSS Backlist Books
dc.number102274
dc.relationisFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9


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