THRS-3020 : Gender in the Hebrew Bible

Theology and Religious Studies | College of Arts and Sciences | UG

  • LSAP Goal 2 Response to the Cry of the Poor
  • LSAP Goal 6 Ecological Spirituality
  • LSAP Goal 7 Community Resilience and Empowerment
  • 5 Gender Equality
  • 10 Reduced Inequalities

About this Course

The construction and deconstruction of gender is the methodological focus of this class as we read texts from the Hebrew Bible: what is a man or a woman?What about LGBTQIP folk? Where do we learn how gender is embodied and enacted? How do we define gender? What are the problems that emerge from such constructions, and how can we deconstruct them? The Bible serves as a profound influence on and reflection of gender norms to this day. As we read, we will discover significant portrayals of masculinity, femininity, sexuality, difference and hegemony, rape culture, and the ways hierarchies are linked to injustice. By reading the text in this light, we can work to understand problems in our own lives, as well as find hope for equity and love. ST. PRM-DEPT.