Women in the Bible and Beyond
From Eve to Deborah and from Rebecca to Delilah, this course examines the adventures, history, legal status and cultural transformations of women during biblical times and beyond. How have writers and readers found new meanings in these characters and narratives from the Hebrew Bible to the present day? Why do so many people, from religious scholars to artists to contemporary thinkers, keep coming back to women like Rachel, Miriam, and Ruth? We will begin with the Hebrew Bible, but we will also analyze a wide variety of texts and visual images from ancient to modern times. This class will be taught asynchronously online. There will be no set meeting times, but there will be a variety of opportunities to interact with the professor and other students online.
Class time & Location: Online- Class # 33221/33219
GE Literature, GE Diversity: Global Studies