HDS 2325

The Religious History of American Women

Ann D. Braude


The numerical dominance of women in most religious groups is the point of departure for an exploration of American history focusing on the interrelation of gender systems and religious world views. Topics include witchcraft, African American women evangelists, ideologies of domesticity, and the relation of gender to religious dissent, among others. The course emphasizes historical research methodology using gender as a category of analysis.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1554

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0.50 credits
Fall 2014
Tues 2pm-4pm
Rockefeller Hall Room 116

Relationship to Program Requirements

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