LREL

2051

Women's Spirituality and Contemporary Religion

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Religion

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Women's Spirit. & Contem. Rel.

Spring 2018

Taught By: Kurs, Katherine

Section: A

CRN: 5613

Credits: 4

Beginning with the "second wave" of the feminist movement in the early 1960s, this course explores the contours of women's spirituality within mainstream and (so-called) alternative religious traditions in contemporary America, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Wicca/neo-Paganism, and Buddhism. Using primary and secondary texts by Euro-American women and women of color; traditionalists, reformers, and radicals; we will consider a range of issues at the intersection of religion and gender including: the role of hierarchy and authority; the individual in relation to her religio-spiritual community; the boundaries of normative religious practice; tradition, innovation, and continuity; the role of ritual and concepts of the sacred; and issues involving race, power, class, and social justice. We will consider the ways in which women from diverse backgrounds and orientations articulate their religious and spiritual legacies, their struggles and yearnings, and we will explore their common concerns as well as their significant differences. This course counts toward the Gender Studies minor and Jewish Culture minor.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Religion (LREL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:15pm 4/20/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 11:55am - 1:35pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 258

Date Range: 1/23/2018 - 5/10/2018