Women, Religion, and the Problem of Historical Agency

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

This course examines recent scholarship on women in American religious history, focusing particularly on questions of narration, agency and power. We will ask several interrelated questions: How have historians integrated women into narratives of American religious history? Whose stories have they highlighted, and why? How have they conceptualized women as historical agents? We will read major interpretive works as well as theoretical accounts of gender, social structure, and power. Readings will explore the diversity of religious traditions in America, including Puritanism, Judaism, Mormonism, Catholicism, African-American Christianity, evangelicalism, and Islam. Jointly offered in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences as Religion 2549.

Additional Information

Faculty: Catherine Brekus
Semester: Full Fall Term
Time: Tues, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
HDS 2186