Christian doctrine affirms the material order as good and given by God in all its particularity. However, all too often gendered existence seems to beckon more toward the Fall than it does to creation. In this course, we will look at the biblical, theological and cultural factors that contribute to questions of gender and theology. We will analyze important texts from the theological tradition that have sought to address the question of women in the church, and we will do our own exegetical digging to discern how the biblical material comes to play. All of this is in service of moving our discussion of gender from one marked by sin to a discussion marked by grace.
The course consists of five key sections:
We will be reading selections from the following, along with additional assigned chapters:
The following tuition rates are for new students enrolling (without a declared degree) in one of our online courses.
*Tuition rates for students enrolled in a declared degree program may vary by campus. See tuition & fees for more information.
Best for: Personal Enrichment
Participation: Auditors are restricted to non-participating member status in classes. In other words, auditors may not:
Credit/Grading: Auditors do not receive graduate credit nor a grade. Your Gordon-Conwell transcripts will note "AU" in place of a grade reflecting that you audited a course.
Best for: Students who desire structured feedback or anticipate enrolling in a future degree program.
Participation: Special Non-Degree Students are fully enrolled students expected to participate in all elements of a course as outlined in the course syllabus.
Credit/Grading: Your Gordon-Conwell transcript will reflect a letter grade, and course credit may be applied toward a future degree program. If you are new to graduate-level coursework and nervous about grading, you may elect to take the course for Pass/Fail. Rather than receive a grade, your transcript will only reflect whether or not you received a passing grade. Degree programs allow a limited number of pass/fail courses.