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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2019-20

REL 19.27 Female Saints and ‘Feminine’ Spirituality

The Apostle Paul famously declared to the Galatians that “there is neither male nor female… in Christ Jesus,” (Gal. 3:28).  Men, however, came to dominate the Christian ecclesiastical scene despite the apparent position taken by Jesus and Paul on female spiritual leaders and role models.  Yet women continued, and continue, to play key and important roles in the development of Christian identity despite the apparent suppression of their voices.  In this course, we consider major female saints and spiritual innovators in the late antique and medieval Latin West.  We will read and discuss figures such as Tecla, Perpetua and Felicitas, Radegund, Duodha, Hildegard of Bingen, Clare of Assisi, Christina the Astonishing, Mechthild of Magdeburg, and Marguerite Porete.



Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:TMV; WCult:CI

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.


19F: 12