Reflections on War, Sex, and Church
Lutterworth Press
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  • erschienen am 30. Juli 2015
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  • 470 Seiten
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In his sharp, observant book, Stan Goff grapples with a problem crucial to modern Christian values. The sanctification of war and contempt for women are both grounded in a fear that breeds hostility, a hostility that valorizes conquest and murder. In 'Borderline', Goff dissects the driving force behind the darkest impulses of the human heart. The un-Christian history of loving war and hating women are not merely similar but two sides of the same coin, he argues, in an "autobiography" that spans two millennia of war and misogyny. 'Borderline' is the personal and conceptual history of an American career army veteran transformed by Jesus into a passionate advocate for nonviolence, written by a man who narrates his conversion to Christianity through feminism.
  • Englisch
  • Cambridge
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978-0-7188-4419-6 (9780718844196)
0-7188-4419-X (071884419X)
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Stan Goff spent most of the final three decades of the twentieth century as a soldier - most of that in what is euphemistically called 'special operations'. He is sometimes a writer, sometimes an 'activist', sometimes a husband, dad, and granddad, and sometimes a gardener.
  • Front cover
  • Half title
  • Title page
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Foreword by Amy Laura Hall
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. My Acquaintance with a Christian Soldier and Serial Rapist
  • 3. Forest Troop
  • 4. Body Counts
  • 5. Ontology of the Witch Hunt
  • 6. Ecologies of Power
  • 7. The Rise of the Lawyers
  • 8. Misbegotten Man
  • 9. Eros and War
  • 10. Practice Makes Perfect
  • 11. The Masculine Fortress
  • 12. Torture and Redemption
  • 13. The Pope's Army
  • 14. Sleepwalking
  • 15. Genealogy
  • 16. Bodies and Objects
  • 17. Contagious Prefix
  • 18. Just, Civil, and Total War-Sanctification of State
  • 19. A Bodyguard of Lies: Girl Story and Boy Story
  • 20. Origin Myths
  • 21. Paradox of Domination
  • 22. Disgust, Transgression, and Sex
  • 23. Respectability
  • 24. Progress and Fear of the Feminine
  • 25. Shell Shock
  • 26. Nation, Race, and Hygiene
  • 27. The Art of Depression
  • 28. Homos and Harlots
  • 29. Second World War
  • 30. Bombs, Babies, and 'Burbs
  • 31. The Herd
  • 32. Taboo
  • 33. Consent
  • 34. Clarifications
  • Bibliography
  • Back cover
"Goff's unique experiences enable him to narrate this story (often with lurid details and 'salty' language that may make some readers uncomfortable) from a rare perspective that few civilians could access on their own. It cannot be easily dismissed as a flaccid, pacifist indulgence in an over-realised eschatology. Rather than relegate justice to the 'sweet by and by', Goff's account gives Christians sufficient cause (and the tools with which) to interrogate contemporary accounts of gender and warfare."
-Shawn Aghajan, Studies in Christian Ethics, Vol. 29 No. 3, August 2016

"Stan Goff's striking book - part memoir, part theological investigation of masculinity, part psychodynamic analysis of sex and war - .... is a relentless take-down of belief in redemptive violence, and war's ennobling character. .... [It] deserves a place on Christian Ethics, Feminist Studies, and War Studies courses."
-The Revd Rachel Mann, Church Times, February 2017

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