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The Church Impotent

The Feminization of Christianity

by Leon J. Podles

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Published by Spence Pub. in Dallas .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Masculinity -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History.,
  • Women in Christianity -- History.

  • About the Edition

    The current preoccupation with the role of women in the church obscures the more serious problem of the perennial absence of men. A Provocative new book argues that Western churches have become "women"s clubs," that the emasculation of Christianity is dangerous for the church and society, and that a masculine presence can and must be restored. After documenting the highly feminized state of Western Christianity, Dr. Podles identifies the masculine traits that once characterized the Christian life but are now commonly considered incompatible with it.

    In an original and challenging account, he traces feminization to three contemporaneous medieval sources: the writings of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, the rise of scholasticism, and the expansion of female monasticism. He contends that though masculinity has been marginalized within Christianity, it cannot be expunged from human society. If detached from Christianity, it reappears as a substitute religion, with unwholesome and even horrific consequences. The church, too, is diminished by its emasculation. Its spirituality becomes individualistic and erotic, tending toward universalism and quietism. In his concluding assessment of the future of men in the church, Dr. Podles examines three aspects of Christianity-through which its virility might be restored. In the otherwise stale and overworked field of "gender studies," The Church Impotent is the only book to confront the lopsidedly feminine cast of modern Christianity with a profound analysis of its historical and sociological roots. Dr. Podles presents the fruit of his meticulous scholarship in a lucid and readable style thoroughly accessible to the non-specialist.

    Edition Notes

    StatementLeon J. Podles.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBT702 .P63 1999
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 288 p. ;
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL359158M
    ISBN 101890626074
    ISBN 109781890626075
    LC Control Number98019150

      The Church of the Warm Fuzzies is too much with us. As a result, the church is impotent; instead of shaping history, it is shaped by it. Instead of acting on the world scene, it reacts. Serious questions must be raised about such a church, because a powerless church seems to be a contradiction in terms.   The book went out of print but is now available FREE in pdf format at the link below. The Church Impotent: The Feminization of Christianity. Apologetics. Social Justice. markeverett49 Ap , pm #1. I read this book by Leon Podles some years ago and want to re-read it again after my years in seminary. The book went out of print.

    COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.   /Six Reasons the Church in America is Becoming Increasingly Impotent. Six Reasons the Church in America is Becoming Increasingly Impotent Every Christian, regardless of education, occupation, or socio-economic station, is a theologian—a student of God’s Word. encountered an Ethiopian eunuch who was reading from the book of Isaiah.

    Dr. Leon Podles is the author of The Church Impotent: The Feminization of Christianity and Sacrilege, an in-depth look at the sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Dr. Podles has a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, worked as a federal investigator for over 20 years, and is the founder of the Crossland Foundation, a national non profit. 2 days ago  (Facebook/Church in the Son) Pastor Alex Clattenburg believes marks a critical time for the church. In this era of the COVID pandemic, he says the church must lead out of the prophetic voice God has given and respond in true faith, not fear.


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Podles identifies the masculine traits that once characterized the Christian life but are now commonly considered /5(24).

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In the stale and overworked field of gender studies, The Church Impotent is the only book to confront the lopsidedly feminine cast of modern Christianity with a profound analysis of its historical and sociological roots.

Podles identifies the masculine traits that once characterized the Christian life but are now commonly considered /5. In the otherwise stale and overworked field of "gender studies," The Church Impotent is the only book to confront the lopsidedly feminine cast of modern Christianity with a profound analysis of its historical and sociological roots.

Podles presents the fruit of his meticulous scholarship in a lucid and readable style thoroughly accessible Cited by:   A few weeks ago, an acquaintance from Malta suggested I read The Church Impotent by Leon J. Podles. I had never heard of the book or its author, but the irreverent title raised my opposition, and this triggered my will to review it.

After some research on the web, I realized that Mr. Podles is known in some Catholic conservative circles. Podles thinks this pattern will persist indefinitely and that men will continue to attend church only grudgingly. The Church Impotent breaks new ground in identifying and explaining this phenomenon.

For this reason, the book has received considerable attention and praise. Too much, perhaps, for Podles’ argument is riddled with contradictions. The Church Impotent In his book The Church Impotent: The Feminization of Christianity Leon J.

Podles attempts to answer the question - why have men abandoned Christianity. It’s an intriguing and thought-provoking book and it certainly sheds a great deal of light on the extent of the problem and points to many of the causes.

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Podles first book, The Church Impotent: The Feminization of the Catholic Church, in PDF format by clicking here. This book is no longer available in print, but is offered here. In part, because I don’t want to leave something out of my book, and also just because I’ve really wanted to read it, I’m finally working my way through Leon Podles book, The Church Impotent.

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Podles, The Church Impotent (Spence, ). The Church Impotent is a fascinating read for anyone interested in major trends within Christian groups in North America. The book reaches far deeper than most sociological analyses (the author is both an academic and a believer), looking behind various ideological trends to their social roots, and tracing the trajectory to its logical conclusion.

THE CHURCH IMPOTENT: THE FEMINIZATION OF CHRISTIANITY Leon J. Podles Spence Publishing Company,xviii + pgs. Usually I review a book by getting into the swing of things at once. What is the book's central thesis. and (if possible) How is that.

Leon Podles, The Church Impotent. Over the last few weeks I've finally had a chance to read Leon Podles book, The Church Impotent. I think its an interesting book which raises some interesting topics, particularly with regard to the diminishing numbers of men attending church.

Though, for all the books merits, I think it misses its mark mainly. This provocative book argues that Western churches have become \"women\'s clubs,\" that the emasculation of Christianity is dangerous for the church and society, and that a masculine presence can and must be restored.\" \"In the otherwise stale and overworked field of \"gender studies,\" The Church Impotent is the only book to confront the.

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A feminized spirituality began in the 13th century, Podles said in his book The Church Impotent. One cause, he said, was women mystics who popularized “bridal imagery,” the metaphor of an individual Christian as the bride of Christ.

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Podles, a senior editor of. Touchstone Magazine. But Murrow’s book has had a bigger impact among evangelicals and has been featured by the. New York Times, the. Washington Post. and the.