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.
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