Gender and the Bible   [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog
   

WMS 4220 - Gender and the Bible

3(3 + 0)

Prerequisite: WMS 1001, or PHI 1010, or PHI 1050

This course explores the intersection of feminist analysis and modern biblical scholarship. The course begins with a brief introduction to the vocabulary, analysis, and methods of women's studies followed by a review of historical, literary, source, and redactive criticism used in contemporary biblical scholarship.  Once the course tools of analysis are established, students examine women form the Hebrew and Christan Scripture as well as non-canonical texts.  Context and gender implications of biblical passages are highlighted.  The course also examines gendered aspects of the hermeneutic tradition of early Christianity as well as contemporary interpretations.PHI 361D, HON 4220

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