Rel 396 (ENGL 396, JST 396, WGSS 396) Biblical Women: Re/Reading the Texts and Traditions (4)

In this course, we will examine representations of women in the Old and New Testaments, including Eve, Susannah, Judith, Mary the Mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene. Comparing ancient and medieval textual and interpretive traditions, this course will reflect on the ways in which writers reshape familiar narratives of biblical women to reflect different cultural expectations. This transhistorical comparative approach emphasizes the flexibility of biblical narrative traditions and their relationship to changing norms of idealized and demonized femininity. (HU)


Benjamin Wright, Suzanne Edwards



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