The Toxic War on Masculinity

How Christianity Reconciles the Sexes

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Pub Date 27 Jun 2023 | Archive Date 27 Nov 2023

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How the Script for Masculinity Turned Toxic--and How to Fix It
     
"Why Can't We Hate Men?" asks a headline in the Washington Post. A trendy hashtag is #KillAllMen. Books are sold titled I Hate MenNo Good Men, and Are Men Necessary?

How did an ideology arise that condemns masculinity as dangerous and destructive?
     
Bestselling author Nancy Pearcey has a knack for tackling the tough issues of our day. A former agnostic, Pearcey was hailed in The Economist as "America's pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual." In this book, she takes readers on a fascinating romp through American history to discover how the secular script for masculinity turned toxic--and what action we can take to fix it.
     
We often hear that Exhibit A of toxic behavior is evangelical Christian men. But the social sciences tell a very different story. Studies find that family men who attend church regularly test out as the most loving husbands and the most engaged fathers. They have the lowest rate of divorce and--here's the real stunner--the lowest rate of domestic violence of any group in America.
     
The sociological facts explode anti-male stereotypes and show that classic Christianity has the power to overcome toxic behavior and reconcile the sexes. That's a finding that has stood up to rigorous empirical testing.

This book will equip thinkers and activists to challenge politically correct ideology and bring an evidence-based message of healing into the public square.
How the Script for Masculinity Turned Toxic--and How to Fix It
     
"Why Can't We Hate Men?" asks a headline in the Washington Post. A trendy hashtag is #KillAllMen. Books are sold titled I Hate Men...

Advance Praise

“Nancy Pearcey has written the definitive book on the subject of masculinity for our time. With an extraordinary overview of the many trends—historical and otherwise—that have brought us to our current tragic confusion on the subject, she masterfully and compellingly weaves as true and accurate a picture as imaginable on this most vital of subjects. In so doing she provides great clarity and hope, pointing the way forward. A magnificent achievement.”

Eric Metaxas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bonhoeffer, Martin Luther, Is Atheism Dead?, and Letter to the American Church; host of Socrates in the City and The Eric Metaxas Show


“Nancy Pearcey has done it again. In this timely and insightful book, she argues that the problem today is not masculinity itself but a secular view of masculinity that has replaced the biblical concept of manhood. Pearcey offers a historical look at how we lost it and a road map for recovery. So much is at stake. We must take The Toxic War on Masculinity to heart.”

Sean McDowell, professor at Biola University; cohost of the Thinking Biblically podcast; author of twenty books, including Chasing Love


“No one weaves together theology, philosophy, data, and storytelling like Nancy Pearcey. The Toxic War on Masculinity will hook you from page one, and you will finish equipped to contend with today’s warped view of gender and its insidious attack on men.”

Allie Beth Stuckey, host of the Relatable podcast


“As always, I am in awe of Nancy Pearcey’s research—from Harriet Beecher Stowe to how Romans really treated women 2,000 years ago. And so much history of American manhood from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that I never knew. It’s sobering to hear how old the battle of the sexes really is.”

Julia Duin, Newsweek contributing editor/religion


“The Toxic War on Masculinity: How Christianity Reconciles the Sexes is an important and timely book. By recognizing and describing the consequences of decoupling the two competing versions of masculinity—the Good Man versus the ‘Real’ Man—Nancy Pearcey presents a version of manhood that truly reflects the image of God.”

Christine Caine, founder of A21 and Propel Women

“Nancy Pearcey has written the definitive book on the subject of masculinity for our time. With an extraordinary overview of the many trends—historical and otherwise—that have brought us to our...


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