HDS 1504

Feminist Biblical Interpretation

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza


This course is an introduction to the emerging field of feminist biblical studies. We will discuss different biblical texts, hermeneutical approaches, methods of interpretation, and theoretical perspectives. Special attention will be given to the ethics of interpretation, and the significance of feminist hermeneutics for contemporary theological reflection and religious leadership. Lectures, group discussions, and presentations seek to foster a participatory, democratic style of learning. Note: Course has group meetings from 1 to 2 pm or by arrangement.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1416


0.50 credits
Spring 2014
Wed 2pm-4pm
Andover Hall Room 103

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • New Testament and Early Christianity
  • Theology
  • Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Scriptural Interpretation
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None