Middlebury

RELI0383

Storied Women

Storied Women
In this course we will read and analyze stories about women in the Jewish Bible, its Greek translations, and the Christian Bible (both Old and New Testaments). Using various historical, literary, theological, and gendered approaches to the study of ancient texts, we will examine characters such as Eve, Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Tamar, Deborah, Ruth, Judith, Mary, the women of Paul’s letters, and Revelation’s great whore of Babylon. In addition to recent academic treatments of the stories, we will also consider some of the ways they have been retold through time in both religious and secular settings, including art, literature, drama, and film. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
LIT PHL
Equivalent Courses:
GSFS0383

Sections

Fall 2017

RELI0383A-F17 Seminar (Yarbrough)

Fall 2014

RELI0383A-F14 Seminar (Yarbrough)