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JWST-207 Women in the Biblical Tradition

An extensive inquiry into women's stories and images in the Hebrew Bible, New Testament and related literature from the biblical period. Explores the range of roles played by women within biblical narratives, the variety of metaphorical/symbolic uses of femininity in biblical traditions, and legal and ethical precepts related to the status of women in the biblical period. Methods and approaches from the social sciences, history, literary studies and theology, as shaped by feminist theory, will serve as the main guides for this study. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and one of the following: a course in religious studies, a course in women's studies, a course in English, a course in history, or DIVS-100. Same as WMST-207 and RELI-207. 4 SH. CC: Diversity Intensive, Interdisciplinary, Writing Intensive.