Introduction: Religion and Masculinities – Continuities and Change
Martin Springer Institute, Northern Arizona University, US
Björn Krondorfer is Director of the Martin Springer Institute at Northern Arizona University (USA) and Endowed Professor of Religious Studies in the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies. His field of expertise is religion and gender, (post-) Holocaust studies, and reconciliation studies. He is the recipient of the Norton Dodge Award for Scholarly and Creative Achievements. Publications include Male Confessions: Intimate Revelations and the Religious Imagination (Stanford), Men and Masculinities in Christianity and Judaism (London), and Remembrance and Reconciliation (Yale). Nationally and internationally he facilitates intercultural encounters and reconciliation.
Stephen Hunt is the Associate Professor in the Sociology of Religion based at the University of the West of England, Bristol (UK). His research interests include religion and sexuality and the clash between religious and sexual rights. His recent publications in these areas are the edited volumes Contemporary Christianity and LGBT Sexualities and the five-volume project The Library of Essays on Sexuality and Religion (both published with Ashgate).