"At the same time, because of sentimentalism and pietism, the
definitions of piety have become increasingly feminized. The definition
of what constitutes devout piety has drifted into feminine territory,
and ministers have labored to keep up with the shifting expectations.
The sweetest and gentlest boy in the church is the one who is told
repeatedly while growing up that he really ought to consider seminary.
The boy who garnered seventeen black eyes and three broken arms while
growing up is never told that by anybody" (Why Ministers Must Be Men,
p. 42).
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