Silent No More: Women Interpreters of the Bible
BIBL 571 • 1–2 Credits (1 Audit)
Through the centuries, women—nuns, mothers, mystics, preachers, teachers, suffragists, and household managers—interpreted Scripture through their writings, art, and music. Their forgotten or neglected interpretations of the Bible deserve our attention. This course will examine how women have read and interpreted biblical texts throughout the centuries—especially Genesis 1–3 and the Pauline letters––from the early church to the present day. It will engage with the writings of Medieval visionaries, Renaissance exegetes, and early modern women, and consider how we are called to interpret the Bible faithfully today.
Live Online and Recorded: This course is being offered online with live class sessions in Summer 2021. If you are not able to attend the live online classes because of time zone differences, be aware that recordings of each class will also be made available on the course Moodle site until Midnight PDT on the second Saturday after the course.
This course is also offered as INDS 571