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Faiths & Feminisms: Women, Gender, Sexuality & Religion int he U.S.

This course explores feminisms and theologies - or varieties of "God-talk" - as resources for each other. The course engages key questions raised by students and non-students alike: what does it mean to have feminist politics and belong to a faith community? Can this be done? Is it desirable? What are the consequences?Starting from these personal-political questions, the course attends to the history of women and religion in colonial America and the United States. Selected feminist and womanist engagements with and challenges to aspects of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the contemporary United States are examines. The course explores women's - and transpeople's experiences of religion and spirituality, both their leadership and their struggles within various faith communities. The pr

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