The Promise Keepers

The Promise Keepers

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Now nearly 15 years old (during which time it exploded in size, then declined and has now plateaued), the Promise Keepers and its policies have invited reactions ranging from celebration to suspicion. Many see the Christian men's organization as a powerful tool to encourage and equip Christian men to face a morally complex future. Others view the group as sexist or even heretical. This book was the first, and in most ways still the only, objective analysis of the Promise Keepers and the many reactions to it. Contributors to this collection of critical essays hail from the fields of political science, history, sociology, religion and theology, journalism and mass communication, speech, English, women's studies, American studies, and sports science. The responses range from supportive to skeptical and cover topics that go beyond the Promise Keepers to issues of evangelical Christianity, gender roles, men's organizations, mass media, and social movements.In 1997 Cheri Bright wrote in the Suitable Helpers newsletter about the formation of the group: And I was praying that night for ... Chosen Women and Women of Faith vie for the same constituencies, and have significant crossover in terms ofanbsp;...

Title:The Promise Keepers
Author:Dane S. Claussen
Publisher:McFarland - 2000


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