Recovering the UnReal Man, Part Four

Sacralizing Violence [This is part four of a series on John Eldredge’s medievalism—specifically his use of the figure of William Wallace—in his popular book Wild at Heart. To recap: In Part One, I lay out the broad point of the whole series, which is that, via the figure of Wallace, Eldredge, in his search for […]

Recovering the UnReal Man, Part Three:

But Wallace Didn’t: The Historical Wallace and the Construction of the Braveheart Legend [This is part three of a series on John Eldredge’s medievalism—specifically his use of the figure of William Wallace—in his popular book Wild at Heart . To recap: In Part One, I lay out the broad point of the whole series, which […]

Recovering the UnReal Man, Part Two.

Real Men Wear Kilts: The Function of William Wallace in Wild at Heart [Note: This is the second installment in a series on the medievalism of John Eldredge in his book Wild at Heart. For the introduction to the series, please see part one.] Eldredge uses the figure of Wallace most overtly in two ways: […]

Recovering the Unreal Man: William Wallace, Blind Hary, and the Medievalism of John Eldredge, Part One

[Note: This is a sort of side-project I’ve been tinkering with for a while. I’ve decided to publish it here in brief installments–partially because it seems to want to defy categorization in any of the normal publication venues I’d consider (too focused on issues in present-day evangelical pop subculture for something like Studies in Medievalism, […]