Muscular Christianity

Tuesday, 01 May 2012

Among the contradictions of my childhood experiences in churches was the fact that, on one hand, there was the famous portrait of Jesus by Warner Sallman’meek and mild verging on the effeminate’and, on the other hand, the appearance of various sports figures to remind us that Jesus was not just male but a man's man who ran the moneychangers out of the temple with a whip. It is hardly a newsflash that we've been living through an era of upheaval in gender roles. Churches have been divided over the role of women in ...

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