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Male Confessions: Intimate Revelations and the Religious Imagination

Bjorn Krondorfer

Abstract

This book examines how men open their intimate lives and thoughts to the public through confessional writing. It examines writings—by St. Augustine, a Jewish ghetto policeman, an imprisoned Nazi perpetrator, and a gay American theologian—that reflect sincere attempts at introspective and retrospective self-investigation, often triggered by some wounding or rupture and followed by a transformative experience. The book takes seriously the vulnerability exposed in male self-disclosure while offering a critique of the religious and gendered rhetoric employed in such discourse. The religious imagin ... More

Keywords: confessions, confessional writing, self-investigation, self-disclosure, religious imagination, judgment, self-imprisonment, revelations, intimate lives, vulnerability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780804768993
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804768993.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bjorn Krondorfer, author