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The Promise Keepers : Politics and Promises

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This informative book explores the ideological practices that construct the Promise Keepers movement, while investigating the fundamentals of the Promise Keepers' belief system. Based upon non-participant observations of events as well as in-depth interviews, The Promise Keepers: Politics and Promises studies the movement from the inside, providing a better understanding of this evangelical phenomenon. Examining the group from its modest beginning in 1990 of seventy men joining together in prayer, Bryan Brickner discusses the meaning of the movement in a social context. This book will be invaluable to scholars of religion, gender studies, and political theory.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 154 pages
  • 157 x 239 x 15mm | 376g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739100084
  • 9780739100080

Review quote

Based on an impressive piece of fresh research, Brickner's essay provides the reader with what is by far the most interesting and insightful interpretation in this volume, and it seems to me that he is on to something. -- Robert Linder The Promise Keepers: Essays On Masculinity and Christiani This is perhaps the best book on the Promise Keepers yet written. Brickner was able to find the balance between the hostile source accusations and the proclamations of the PKs themselves. The result is an intriguing portrait of a group that ranks among the least understood in the nation. Students of religion in America would do well to read this bookkkk -- David John Marley, The George Washington University Journal of Church and State I know of no publications that look at the Promise Keepers in this much detail that are not inside the movement. -- Kenneth Clatterbaugh, University of Washington This is perhaps the best book on the Promise Keepers yet written. Brickner was able to find the balance between the hostile source accusations and the proclamations of the PKs themselves. The result is an intriguing portrait of a group that ranks among the least understood in the nation. Students of religion in America would do well to read this book -- David John Marley, The George Washington University Journal of Church and Stateshow more

About Bryan W. Brickner

Bryan W. Brickner is the author of "The Promise Keepers as Social Capitalists and Architects of Civil Society," in Social Structure, Social Capital, and Personal Freedom (2000).show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Politics and Promises Chapter 2 Building an Evangelical Organization: The LIncoln Bedroom or Oval Office Model? Chapter 3 The Promise Keepers as Social Capitalists Chapter 4 For Men Only: Jesus, Nature, and Signature Moments Chapter 5 Stand in the Gap: Prophet from Babylon Chapter 6 Mere Thoughtsshow more