5KH425 Body and Gender in Church History, 7.5 Credits
Body and Gender in Church History, 7.5 Credits
Church History
Spring 2019/2020 Jan - Mar (w04-w13). Daytime 50 % at Campus Bromma. Language English.
Admission at universityadmissions.se or antagning.se, admission code: KH425
Entry requirements
120 ECTS credits in theology, including at least 15 ECTS credits in Church History at the third year level or Bachelor's degree in theology/religious studies, 180 ECTS credits, including at least 150 ECTS credits in theology/religious studies, or the equivalent. In addition, a knowledge of English that satisfies the general entry requirements for higher education.
Education Level
Second cycle
At the end of the course, the student is expected to:
• have a good overview and in-depth knowledge of the history of Christianity from a gender historical perspective
• have knowledge of and be able to analyze theological perspectives on body and gender in Church history
• have the ability to independently and critically discuss central research issues regarding body and gender..
Brown, Peter, 2008 [1990]. The Body and Society. Men, Women and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity. New York: Columbia Press University. (400 pp.)

The Catholic Women Speak Network (ed). 2015. Catholic Women Speak. Bringing our Gifts to the Table, 2015. New York: Aulis (contains 40 pp. required reading) Available as e-book.

Rogers, Eugene F. (ed.), 2002. Theology and Sexuality: Classic and Contemporary Readings. Malden: Blackwell Publishers. (contains 250 pp. required reading)

Hall, Donald E. (ed.) (1994) Muscular Christianity: embodying the Victorian Age (Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture 2), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (contains 30 pp. required reading)

Ranft, Patricia, 1998. Women and Spiritual Equality in the Christian Tradition. Basingstoke: Macmillan. (200 pp.) 

An academic monography on gender and/or body and Christian faith is to be selected in consultation with the examiner (300 pp.)
Hanna Stenström
Exam Types
Seminars, Papers.
Grading Types
A = Excellent, B = Very good, C = Good, D = Satisfactory, E = Sufficient, FX = Insufficient, F = Insufficient
Confirmed by the Theology Faculty Board at University College Stockholm 2011-12-20
Literature revised 2019-05-22
Revised 2017-02-22