Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
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Academics

Religion 298. Experimental Courses

Gendered and Sexual Violence in the Bible

How can he/she/they think that’s OK? Or that that’s a disgusting abomination? What role do the foundation myths of Western culture in the Bible play in associating violence with gender and sexuality, and what is their legacy? This course will analyze and de-construct the Biblical bases for many of the problematic cultural attitudes and assumptions behind gender and sexual violence, as well as to examine post-Biblical perpetuations and challenges to them in the media of visual art, theatre, other literature, music, and cinema.