HDS 2328

Piety and Protest: Women and Religion in Contemporary America

Ann D. Braude


Practices of piety that are also acts of protest provide access to contemporary developments relating religion, gender and sexuality. This course historicizes current women's cultures of protest within, against and on behalf of their religious faiths. Case studies drawn primarily from Judaism, Christianity and Islam include ecological critiques; the resurgence of the veil in Islam; the ordination of women; the return to orthodoxy in Judaism; as well as consolidations of heterosexuality. The course concludes by interrogating international iconoclastic political protests in light of earlier feminist art work in which the female body is a site of piety and protest, such as Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 2550


0.50 credits
Fall 2013
Wed 10am-12pm
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 None
Language Course Designation(s) None