HDS 3107

Journeys

Leila Ahmed

Description

A growing number of books have appeared recently recounting personal journeys of faith — faith searched for, wrestled with, lost, found, abandoned, affirmed, re-imagined, understood in new ways — or any combination of these. We will read contemporary works in this genre exploring, among others, themes of religion, gender and identity. Our readings will include Sarah Sentilles, Breaking Up with God, Joanna Brooks, The Book of Mormon Girl, Sheila Weinberg, Surprisingly Happy, Tariq Ramadan, What I Believe, Chris Stedman, Faithiest, Colleen Carroll Campbell, My Sisters the Saints, and Lauren Winner, Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 12 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1551

Scheduling

0.50 credits
Fall 2013
Thurs 2pm-4pm
Rockefeller Hall Room 117

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Religions of the Americas
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
  • Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Non-Tradition Specific
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None