Jul 15, 2024  
2022-2023 University Bulletin 
    
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THEO 224 - Apostles Acting Up: Gender, Race, Prison, and Power in the New Testament

3 Credit Hours
This course will use the texts of Acts of the Apostles and Paul’s letters to engage questions of hegemonic authority and subaltern critique. These texts are useful in that they represent a subaltern response at their origination and yet have become hegemonic through the use and misuse of Christian theology in Western European elements and into modern US culture. The course will engage the origins of power paradigms concerning gender, race, and nature that supported Roman imperialist propaganda and persist into aspects of US political speak, and even facebook. Students will engage historical background and rhetorical propaganda of Roman imperialism; utilize historical, post-colonial, and ecofeminist methods of interpretation to engage these subaltern-turned-hegemonic texts; and discuss persistence of gender and racial paradigms in systems of injustice in the US today in policies both foreign and domestic.

Listed also as BWS 234  

This course will satisfy the core area requirement in theology and multicultural studies.



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