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Male ConfessionsIntimate Revelations and the Religious Imagination$
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Bjorn Krondorfer

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804768993

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804768993.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Male Confessions

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Male Confessions
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804768993.003.0001

This book examines confessions by men as a particular style of gendered writing, and the related issues of religiosity and masculinity. From St. Augustine to Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Calel Perechodnik, and Donald Boisvert, these men turn to confessional writing as a mode of self-examination, opening their intimate lives and thoughts to the public during particular personal circumstances and in particular moments of history. Confessional writings reflect the sincere attempts of men to lay bare aspects of themselves that would otherwise have remained hidden. In looking at confessiography, the book brings together four areas that are, each for their own reasons, complicated and highly contested: men, religion, gender, and confessions. It argues that through the religious imagination, men are able to talk about their intimate selves, their flaws and sins, without having to condemn themselves entirely or to fear self-erasure.

Keywords:   men, confessions, confessional writings, confessiography, religiosity, masculinity, religious imagination, self-examination, St. Augustine, Donald Boisvert

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