Christianity and Sexuality|
FGSS 309, AMST 379|
This course will explore a range of Christian teachings on attitudes toward, and technologies of, sex and sexuality. We will read medieval and modern theologies of sexuality, as well as contemporary historical, sociological, and cultural studies. Points of focus will include confession, mysticism, marriage, celibacy, queer and transgendered practices and identities, and reproductive rights.
This course examines the ethical crisis over sex and gender within contemporary Christianities from a number of different political and historical perspectives. Positions that vary dramatically from one another are all represented, carefully engaged, and critiqued.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(FGSS)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
St. Paul, LETTER TO THE ROMANS
St. Augustine, CITY OF GOD (excerpts)
Thomas Aquinas, SUMMA THEOLOGIAE (excerpts)
Elaine Pagels, THE GNOSTIC GOSPELS
Mark Jordan, INVENTION OF SODOMY
Marcia Althaus-Reid & Isherwood, eds., TRANS/FORMATIONS
Michael Cobb, GOD HATES FAGS
|Examination and Assignments: |
Full attendance and participation, occasional one-page response papers, one critical paper, and one research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the "Thematic Approaches" requirement for the Religion department major. For students to request a POI, please send a brief message to firstname.lastname@example.org, detailing your interest in the course and any background you may have in the study of gender, sexuality, the Christian tradition, or religious studies.
|Instructor(s): Rubenstein,Mary-Jane Victoria Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 19
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|