Christianity and Sexuality|
Spring 2018 not offered
FGSS 309, AMST 379|
|Course Cluster: Queer Studies|
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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(FGSS)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
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
Kelly Brown Douglas, SEXUALITY AND THE BLACK CHURCH
Jennifer Knust, UNPROTECTED TEXTS
Justin Tannis, TRANS-GENDERED
THE GOSPEL OF MARY MAGDALENA
Selections from bell hooks, Judith Butler, Anne John, Kwok Pui-Lan, Marcella Althaus-Reid, Sandra Cisneros, Jasbir Puar, Rowan Williams
|Examination and Assignments: |
Full attendance and participation, 5 two-page 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. To request a POI, please send a brief message to email@example.com, detailing your interest in the course and any background you may have in the study of gender, sexuality, the Christian tradition, or religious studies.