American Evangelicalism and Hypermasculinity

American Evangelicalism and Hypermasculinity

Author: Jennifer McKinney

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 135010020X

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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This book analyses how Seattle's Mars Hill Church, led by Pastor Mark Driscoll, permanently affected American evangelicalism by normalizing a hypermasculine gender theology. It argues that the establishment of this type of hypermasculine theology is foundational to the rise of Christian nationalism in America, and was crucial to Donald Trump's progression to President of the United States of America. Driscoll's authoritarian leadership propagated a “neo Muscular” Christian movement that grew Seattle's Mars Hill Church into one of the fastest growing, most innovative, and most influential churches in the country. Driscoll's gender theology put men at the forefront of American Christianity, redefining Jesus from a “Richard Simmons, hippie, queer Christ,” to a “prizefighter with a tattoo down his leg, a sword in his hand, and the commitment to make someone bleed.” Using revealing sources from the Church's significant online presence, including Driscoll's infamous "pussified nation" thread, Jennifer McKinney examines Driscoll's innovative gender theology and his construction of Christian masculinity, femininity, and family relationships. McKinney argues that by understanding the roots of Christian nationalism via its most prolific proponent-Driscoll-it is possible to situate and predict the relationship between gender theologies and the rise of future populist political movements.
American Evangelicalism and Hypermasculinity
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Jennifer McKinney
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-12 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

This book analyses how Seattle's Mars Hill Church, led by Pastor Mark Driscoll, permanently affected American evangelicalism by normalizing a hypermasculine gender theology. It argues that the establishment of this type of hypermasculine theology is foundational to the rise of Christian nationalism in America, and was crucial to Donald Trump's
Language: en
Pages: 273
Authors: Maren Haynes
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher:

This dissertation presents a critical case study of Mars Hill Church from its founding in 1998 through its closure in 2014 through the lens of the church's music ministry. Led by charismatic and controversial pastor Mark Driscoll, Mars Hill Church began as a small Bible study and grew into a
Unreconciled
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Andrea Smith
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-13 - Publisher: Duke University Press

In the 1990s, many evangelical Christian organizations and church leaders began to acknowledge their long history of racism and launched efforts at becoming more inclusive of people of color. While much of this racial reconciliation movement has not directly confronted systemic racism's structural causes, there exists a smaller countermovement within
Kincraft
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Todne Thomas
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-19 - Publisher: Duke University Press

In Kincraft Todne Thomas explores the internal dynamics of community life among black evangelicals, who are often overshadowed by white evangelicals and the common equation of the “Black Church” with an Afro-Protestant mainline. Drawing on fieldwork in an Afro-Caribbean and African American church association in Atlanta, Thomas locates black evangelicals
Complicating Categories: Gender, Class, Race and Ethnicity
Language: en
Pages: 169
Authors: Eileen Boris, Hull Professor of Feminist Studies Eileen Boris, Angelique Janssens, Angelica Anna Petronella Octaviana Janssens
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The volume seeks to explore the interrelationships between race, class and gender.