By Yongnim Kim, A Korean Minjung Feminist Theological Painter (http://blog.daum.net/etugen/311)
Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Iliff Hall 201
Instructor: Dean Boyung Lee, Ph.D.
Office: Dean's Office
Office Hours: By appointment (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This course is a critical study of the challenges and contributions of feminist theologies from the global south to theological studies in North America, particularly, feminist theologies. Framed in postcoclonial discourses, this course will study works of representative figures in feminist theologies from Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Topics will include the impact of globalization, postcolonial discourse, religion and culture, sexuality and spirituality, and ecological concerns.
1) Though the course is not designed as a seminar, its pedagogy is conversational. Thus, it is important that students come to class prepared to discuss the required readings.
2) We hope to become a learning community. People are invited to participate according to their own style, but I encourage spirited interaction. Participants are encouraged to practice women’s ways of knowing practiced in different communities in the global south such as communal knowledge building through sharing stories and life experiences beyond textbooks.
3) All written work presented for course requirements should draw on your own practical experience as integrated with the course’s theoretical resources. Thus, papers should reflect a careful reading and assessment of the required readings; that is, from your own perspective.
Kwok, Pui-lan, ed. Hope Abundant: Third World and Indigenous Women’s Theology. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2010.
Oduyoye, Mercy Amba. Beads & Strands: Reflections of an African Woman on Christianity in Africa. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2013 Or
. Introducing African Women’s Theology. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2002.
Gebara, Ivone. Out of the Depths: Women’s Experience of Evil and Salvation. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2002.
Althaus-Reid, Marcella. From Feminist Theology to Indecent Theology: Readings on Poverty, Sexual Identity and God. London: SCM, 2004.
Chung, Hyun Kyung. Struggle to Be the Sun Again: Introducing Asian Women’s Theology. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1990.
AND Other articles on the Course Canvas
*Before the 1st Class (September 13), Please
1) Read, Chs. 1, 2, 3, & 7 of Hope Abundant;
2) Do read the syllabus and sign-up for the following two things:
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