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Metaxas on the Crisis of Manhood

Hmmm. Right now I'm reading Joseph Pearce but I think I'll grab this one right after:

What does it mean to be a good man? Eric Metaxas, who has previously written books on William Wilberforce and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, is the author of the new book Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness. Metaxas talks about men, women, and heroic virtue with National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez. ​ KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: Why a book about men? Does this prove that there is a Christian disdain for women? Eric METAXAS: We have a crisis of manhood in our culture. We’re afraid to talk about what it means to be a man, so I wanted to talk about it and to show the lives of seven truly great men. But if this book does well I’d love to write a book titled “Seven Women.” But if men aren’t learning how to be real men, it’s women who suffer more than anyone. So I had to write this book first.
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Proteios1 said...

Was that a serious comment by Kathryn? It had to be a setup question because I cannot imagine a woman so self involved that merely writing a book on men or dealing with men as a topic expresses anything negative about women. It's a book about men. Similarly, my uncle did a genealogy of our family. It doesn't mean he hates every other family. It's so nonsensical it musta been a promotional comment. Or she's nuts.

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