Jacob's Shadow: Christian Perspectives on Masculinity

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"For Many today, being a man still means to keep our distance, ignore pain, overcome fear, swallow our tears, keep our options open, and maintains an upper hand whenever we can. These are the old myths that continue to whisper and shout. Because those messages are so powerful, they are not easy to ignore.

In Jacob's Shadow, Herbert Anderson uses his own story and the biblical story of Jacob to explore the struggles and contradictions men experience in their journeys to faithfulness in God.

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Herbert Anderson has written numerous articles and books on subjects ranging from a theology for the seriously ill to handling loss and grief, living alone, and theology and pastoral care of families. He has served as both pastor and professor throughout his career, including teaching at Princeton Theological Seminary. He retired in 2000 after thirty-one years of teaching pastoral theology in schools of ministry. He is currently director of pastoral care and congregational life at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle WA and visiting professor of pastoral theology at Seattle University.

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