|In this course, students will examine two interrelated
issues, namely, the influences that religions have on women and the influences
that women have on religions. These influences, from prehistoric to postmodern
times, are evident in texts that have been written for, about and against
women, as well as texts written by women. Equally important in evaluating
such bilateral influences are women's accomplishments in the world Women
have been helped and harmed by religions. As a result, their responses to
religion have ranged from complete submission to complete rejection.