The key issue for this paper is the role of writing in both the production of and instabilities in prophetic masculinity. I draw upon three sources: the work of Lévi-Strauss concerning the “writing experiment,” Christina Pettersen’s exploration of the role of writing in constructing the ruling class in colonial Greenland, and some of my older work concerning the autoreferentiality of references to writing and scribal activity in the Hebrew Bible. Armed with these theoretical strings, the paper has two phases — what may be called “organizing the sausage-fest” and “too many dicks at the writing desk.” The first concerns the production of masculinity, the second its problems.
Theology and Sexuality Vol. 16, Issue 1, p. 95-108