HDS 2110

Power, Politics, and the Female Religious Life

Gemma Betros


This course examines Catholic female religious communities in Europe and beyond from the sixteenth century to the present. It explores how patterns of growth and decline were tied to the political imperatives of Church and state, and debates questions of female spirituality, vocation, and secularization.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 15 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes


0.50 credits
Spring 2013
Mon 12pm-2pm
Divinity Hall Room 106

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • History of Christianity
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
  • Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None