THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2008/2009
Theology, Gender and Sexuality 3/4 (U03719)
An introduction to Feminist Theory and Scholarship in the areas of Biblical Interpretation and Systematic Theology. The course will focus on the work done by Feminist theologians from North Atlantic and Third World contexts such as Mujerista, Aboriginal and Womanist theologies, while studying issues such as spirituality, poverty, ecotheology and post-Christianity.
? Pre-requisites : 1st and 2nd year course in Christian Ethics or Systematic Theology, or with consent of Course Manager.
? Normal year taken : 3rd year
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 11 weeks
All of the following classes
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this course students should have
? A general understanding of the concept of patriarchy, and how it relates to Christianity
? A particular understanding of differences in perspectives and methodologies amongst feminists theologies
? An understanding of feminist hermeneutics
? A general knowledge of the most advanced forms of feminist theology, including sexual theologies, and how they differ from gender-based theologies
? A general insight of the main criticisms and an evaluation of the present debate on feminist theology
In-course assessment is by 3000 word essay (30%) and seminar participation and presentation (10%). Final exam (60%)
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Mrs Joanne Cannon
Prof Marcella Althaus-Reid
School Website : http://www.div.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/