Musculinity, Emasculation, and the Masculine Soul : Part 3 : Royalty

There is much more we could say about the relational aspect of the image of God, but a second and no less important aspect is critical.  In his wonderful work called The Liberating Image, Richard Middleton suggests that royalty is a primary expression of the image.  He sees the image as “the royal function or … Continue reading Musculinity, Emasculation, and the Masculine Soul : Part 3 : Royalty

Musculinity, Emasculation, and the Masculine Soul : Part 2 : Relationship

Picking up from last week's first blog in this series, at least one trajectory among biblical scholars in recent times is to understand the image as primarily relational.  Indeed, it is not the case that men are from Mars and women from Venus, one task-driven and the other relationally-driven.  If the image is bestowed to … Continue reading Musculinity, Emasculation, and the Masculine Soul : Part 2 : Relationship