Academic Calendar 2017/2018 - Gender, Sex, and the Bible
GEND 3117 Gender, Sex, and the Bible
Prerequisites:Any 18 credits completed.
Antirequisites:WOMN 3117 or RLCT 3117
Hours:Three hours of lecture per week for one term.
Description:Drawing on specific writings and figures in orthodox and apocryphal texts of Judaism and Christianity, this course will explore the religious beliefs and values that have contributed to Western understandings of gender difference. It will examine the critical theologies and interpretive practices that have informed a range of issues such as family structures, and gender roles and responsibilities. The course will reflect on the extent to which the Biblical text continues to be a moral touchstone in contemporary society. This course is also offered as RLCT 3117.