Seminar in Religious Ethics
In this course, we will study the theological significance of sex, marriage, and family within contemporary Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant ethical discourse. Through a close reading of official statements and works by prominent theologians, we will consider how different voices within these communities balance loyalty to historical tradition with attention to modern social and scientific understandings of sexuality, reproduction, and child-rearing. We will study conservative and progressive perspectives, with special attention given to women's voices. Specific topics may include extramarital sex, contraception, homosexuality, adoption, and reproductive technologies. (RELI 0190, RELI 0293) 3 hrs. sem.
- Women's & Gender Studies
- Prog in Women's & Gender Study
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