Religious Studies | Studies in Early Christianity
R521 | 10080 | Brakke

Topic: Women & Gender in Ancient Christianity

For a complete description, see R327.  In addition to the standard
readings, graduate students will read and discuss in special
seminars with the instructor Kate Cooper, The Virgin and the Bride:
Idealized Womanhood in Late Antiquity, and Virginia
Burrus, “Begotten, Not Made”: Conceiving Manhood in Late Antiquity.
Previous study of ancient Christianity (e.g., my
survey, “Christianity, 50-450”) strongly recommended.  Requirements:
attendance at R327 and special graduate seminars, midterm and final
exams, research paper (10-15 pages). Students who would be
interested in receiving an additional credit hour for this course
should contact the instructor.