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)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
SONG OF SONGS
Gregory of Nyssa
Tanya Erzen, STRAIGHT TO JESUS
Amy Hollywood, SENSIBLE ECSTASY
Mary Daly, GYN/ECOLOGY
Marcia Althaus-Reid, INDECENT THEOLOGY
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Full attendance and participation, weekly one-page response papers, two critical papers, and one research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the "Thematic Approaches" requirement for the Religion department major.
Students will be admitted based on their training and interest in the material. Please submit an e-mail to email@example.com, listing any courses you have taken in Christian history and/or thought, as well as any courses you may have taken in gender and/or queer theory. Also detail any independent work and thought you may have done in either of these disciplines. While a background in one of them is crucial, you need not have training in both to be admitted to the course.
|Instructor(s): Rubenstein,Mary-Jane Victoria Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: FISK414; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 20
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