This course will focus on the study of women in three of the major monotheistic world religious traditions - Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. By engaging in historical and comparative exercise, students will get familiar with various teachings of these traditions (on the issues of the relationship of the human and the divine, religious rituals, marriage and divorce, sexual morality, husband and wife, gender issues etc.) as they relate to and affect women. Students will analyze the influence of religion on women's lives and gender roles as well as the impact of women on religious teachings as the increasing number of women in the contemporary world is reinterpreting their religious traditions.
Section 401 - LEC