Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Nine Centuries of ManManhood and Masculinity in Scottish History$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Lynn Abrams and Elizabeth L. Ewan

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474403894

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403894.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM EDINBURGH SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.edinburgh.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Edinburgh University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ESO for personal use.date: 02 August 2021

Reformed Masculinity: Ministers, Fathers and Male Heads of Households, 1560–1660

Reformed Masculinity: Ministers, Fathers and Male Heads of Households, 1560–1660

Chapter:
(p.39) 2 Reformed Masculinity: Ministers, Fathers and Male Heads of Households, 1560–1660
Source:
Nine Centuries of Man
Author(s):

Janay Nugent

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403894.003.0003

This chapter explores the reformed minister as an archetype of Scottish masculinity. Piety, discipline, restraint, obedient and submissive to God and his Kirk, frugality, humility, seriousness of mind and sobriety were all masculine ideals of reformed ministers. These masculine traits were to be embodied by reformed ministers; with clerical marriage making them models for married men. As married men were heads of household and fathers, their conformity to the ideals of reformed masculinity ensured the success of the Scottish Reformation. This was a critical path for the tenets of the Calvinist faith as reformed men constructed the ‘godly community’ in their homes, taking the message of the reformers beyond the kirk and into their families.

Keywords:   Scotland, religion, family, fatherhood, Reformation, masculinity, piety, discipline

Edinburgh Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.