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By David Thomas

A rebuttal of feminist fees opposed to males discusses such concerns as baby sexual abuse, the sexual harassment of men, and husband battering and the presupposition of men's guilt. 35,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.

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In the saga of Beowulf, written during the Dark Ages, some time about 800 AD, and now (2007) a film, the warrior again is valorized. Beowulf slays the monster Grendel, and then the mother of the monster who had stirred from her lair deep in the earth. He becomes King, but then has to fight a dragon, and this third contest cost him his life. Yet his values of honour and glory live on, perhaps modified by changing times; here he encourages his lord to join the attack against Grendel’s mother. Let whoever can win glory before death.

And men are still socialized into bravery ideals in the ever-popular comic book heroes, action movies and westerns, with reminders of the Jedi Knights in Star Wars and the recent re-makes of Thermopylae and Beowulf. Although the warrior ideal of masculinity was challenged by the anti-war movement during the Vietnam War, it has revived again with the widely perceived justice of the Gulf War (1991), the bravery and sacrifice of the 9/11 responders (2001), and the invasion of Afghanistan (2001), and the more controversial attack on Iraq.

He encouraged Timothy to “fight the good fight” (1 Tim. 6: 12). The fight is not only against external enemies, principalities and powers, but also within the self – between mind and body, the law of God and the law of sin: “I delight in the law of God after the inward man: but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members (Rom. 7: 22–3, cf. Gal. 5: 17). This central theme of the Christian as warrior and fighter against external and internal foes has persisted through Christian thought up to and including Muscular Christianity (Putney, 2003) and the Promise Keepers (Bartkowski, 2004).

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