Christianity and Sexuality|
Spring 2010 not offered
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)
SONG OF SONGS
Gregory of Nyssa
Tanya Erzen, STRAIGHT TO JESUS
Amy Hollywood, SENSIBLE ECSTASY
Mary Daly, GYN/ECOLOGY
Marcia Althaus-Reid, INDECENT THEOLOGY
|Examination 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.