Back to Top
Welcome, {{username}} Log Out Log In   /  Sign Up

My Brother's Keeper

Leeuwen Mary Stewart Van

My Brother's Keeper

Leeuwen Mary Stewart Van

$25.99

Paperback
Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen provides a lively, well-researched discussion of historical and contemporary issues of male identity, from the perspective of the social sciences.

- Publisher "What is man, that you are mindful of him, the son of man, that you care for him?"Indeed, what isa man?As our society sorts through what it means to be masculine or feminine and roles drift and shift, men as well as women feel the strain. Very recently, a small but growing field of theory called men's studies has appeared in reaction to the decades-long feminist movement in women's studies. Can the social sciences informing contemporary men's studies (psychology, cultural anthropology and others) provide helpful insight as to what helps or hinders men in becoming the sons, fathers, husbands, and brothers they ought to be?Following her landmark gender-reconciliation text,Gender and Grace,Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen turns her focus to men's studies in this new book. She incorporates the most recent and significant research in the social sciences with a biblically founded Christian worldview that sets the course for men and women being in right relationship. Surveying a vast amount of literature with balance and insight, Van Leeuwen probes the value and plumbs the limits of what the social sciences offer Christians.For men and women, for students, teachers and general readers, Van Leeuwen offers an alternative to mindless conformity to--or dismissal of--cultural "norms." Rather she encourages pursuit of a faithful masculinity that honors the God who made men and women to be a blessing to each other.

- Publisher

You May Also Be Interested In

About "My Brother's Keeper"

Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen provides a lively, well-researched discussion of historical and contemporary issues of male identity, from the perspective of the social sciences.
- Publisher

"What is man, that you are mindful of him, the son of man, that you care for him?"Indeed, what isa man?As our society sorts through what it means to be masculine or feminine and roles drift and shift, men as well as women feel the strain. Very recently, a small but growing field of theory called men's studies has appeared in reaction to the decades-long feminist movement in women's studies. Can the social sciences informing contemporary men's studies (psychology, cultural anthropology and others) provide helpful insight as to what helps or hinders men in becoming the sons, fathers, husbands, and brothers they ought to be?Following her landmark gender-reconciliation text,Gender and Grace,Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen turns her focus to men's studies in this new book. She incorporates the most recent and significant research in the social sciences with a biblically founded Christian worldview that sets the course for men and women being in right relationship. Surveying a vast amount of literature with balance and insight, Van Leeuwen probes the value and plumbs the limits of what the social sciences offer Christians.For men and women, for students, teachers and general readers, Van Leeuwen offers an alternative to mindless conformity to--or dismissal of--cultural "norms." Rather she encourages pursuit of a faithful masculinity that honors the God who made men and women to be a blessing to each other.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Leeuwen Mary Stewart Van

Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen (Ph.D., Northwestern University) is professor of psychology and philosophy at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, where she is also resident scholar at the Center for Christian Women in Leadership. She is the author of Gender & Grace: Love, Work & Parenting in a Changing World; My Brother's Keeper: What the Social Sciences Do (and Don't) Tell Us About Masculinity and A Sword between the Sexes?: C. S. Lewis and the Gender Debates.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Unavailable. Out of Print. Only available while stock lasts.

Out of Print
Quantity

Product Details

Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 183118
  • Product Code 0830826904
  • EAN 9780830826902
  • Pages 255
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Social Issues
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Oct 2002
  • Dimensions 232 x 152 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.399kg

Bestsellers in Christian Worldview