HDS 2186

This course examines recent scholarship on women in American religious history, focusing particularly on questions of narration, agency and power. We will ask several interrelated questions: How have historians integrated women into narratives of American religious history? Whose stories have they highlighted, and why? How have they conceptualized women as historical agents? We will read major interpretive works as well as theoretical accounts of gender, social structure, and power. Readings will explore the diversity of religious traditions in America, including Judaism, Catholicism, African-American Christianity, evangelicalism, Islam, Buddhism, Latter-day Saints, and indigenous experiences. No auditors are allowed. Enrollment for this course is limited. Please email the instructor a paragraph about your interest in the course. Students will be notified of the decision before the Crimson Cart deadline. Jointly offered in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences as Religion 2549.