HDS 2208

Performing the Body: Gender, Sexuality and Desire in Christian Worship

Sharon R. Fennema


This course investigates the ways in which the practices of Christian worship both shape and are shaped by the complex intersections that are bodies. We will reflect critically on how feminist, womanist, and queer theories and theologies impact the ways in which Christian worship is both performed and understood, with a focus on how these performances construct human bodies, the Body of Christ, and notions of embodiment. Students will leave the course with analytical and practical tools for reading and crafting worship materials in their own contexts which take account of gender, sexuality, and desire as categories of analysis and praxis.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes


0.50 credits
Fall 2012
Wed 1pm-4pm
Divinity Hall Room 320

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Preaching and Worship
Language Course Designation(s) None