HDS 2114

Gender, Religion, Writing and Identity in Later Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Alison More


This course uses historiographical analysis and feminist methodologies to examine the complex links between religious rhetoric, women's writings, and the questions surrounding female religious identity in later medieval and Early Modern Christianity. It traces the evolution and changing social role of female religious communities, and touches upon issues such as the relationship between the religious and secular, the formation of orthodoxy, and changing ideals of female holiness.

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

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0.50 credits
Fall 2014
Mon 12pm-2pm
Rockefeller Hall Room 118

Relationship to Program Requirements

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