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By Stan Goff,Amy Laura Hall

What if the sanctification of warfare and contempt for girls are either grounded in an apprehension that breeds hostility, and a hostility that rationalizes conquest?

The anti-Gospel Christian heritage of war-loving and women-hating should not purely related yet facets of an identical dynamic, argues Stan Goff, in an "autobiography" that spans millennia. Borderline is the ancient and conceptual autobiography of a former occupation military veteran remodeled via Jesus right into a passionate suggest for nonviolence, written by means of a guy who narrates his conversion to Christianity via feminism.

"Stan Goff is a awesome person, so we must always now not be shocked at this both awesome ebook. Drawing on feminist idea, Goff is helping us see battle as an expression of a perverse masculinity. His philosophical and theological insights all through this publication are wonderful. Borderline is a must-read for somebody inquisitive about warfare and its impression on our lives."
--Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and legislation, Duke University

"War is a robust aphrodisiac, Stan Goff writes, since it is helping males consider like genuine males and a few girls believe like genuine girls secure via genuine males. yet that's not what Christianity is ready. Warrior myths will not be real, nor conflict appealing. Borderline deals an antidote to myth and an account of genuine hope."
--From the foreword by means of Amy Laura Hall

"I've lengthy questioned why so few male theologians made the most obvious connections among intercourse and battle. Stan Goff stands during this hole with impressive candor, insisting the remainder of the highbrow international subscribe to him. He makes a compelling case for spotting that maybe the main profound manufactured from the final century has been gender thought, that till the church wrestles with its theological credibility, we can't potentially be in complete communion with God or our (female) neighbors."
--Logan Mehl-Laituri, writer of Reborn at the Fourth of July

"I frequently imagine i'm manly simply because i've got a beard and that i like beer, yet Stan Goff jogs my memory that this manner of viewing myself isn't formed via the tale of Jesus, however the tale of a masculinity hell-bent on battle and domination. that's the attractiveness (not a really masculine note) of this book--it publicizes that the one factor that Jesus used to be, and is, attracted to conquering is death."
--Justin Bronson Barringer, co-editor of A religion now not worthy scuffling with For

Stan Goff spent many of the ultimate 3 many years of the 20th century as a soldier--most of that during what's euphemistically referred to as "special operations." occasionally a author, occasionally an "activist," occasionally a husband, dad, and granddad, and occasionally a gardener, he lives in southeast Michigan and is a member of the St. Mary of fine assistance parish of the Roman Catholic Church.

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