Rhiannon Grant is Woodbrooke’s Deputy Programme Leader for Research. Rhiannon’s work at Woodbrooke spans academic and practice-based approaches to Quakerism. She teaches in Woodbrooke’s short…
Feminist Theology for Quakers
23 April - 21 May
The live Zoom sessions are every Tuesday at 19:00-20:30 (UK time)
How does the social structure of patriarchy, in which men and masculinity are valued above women and femininity, affect our religion and spirituality? Explore this question with ideas from Christian, Jewish, and Pagan feminist and womanist theologians.
This course will pick out some developments in the history of feminist theology which are potentially interesting to Quakers: we will look at how approaches to Biblical characters change using the example of Jewish feminist writing about Eve and Lilith, consider how debates about women’s ordination in other churches connect to the Quaker Women’s Group Swarthmore lecture, and ask what happens when we call God He, She, They, It, or Thou.
Over five weeks, we will explore some key themes in feminist theology, learning from work by a wide range of authors. There will be some optional material to read or watch between the live sessions. We will start fresh with each idea, whether from feminism or theology, and no previous knowledge of either area is needed. People of all genders are welcome.
This course will involve:
On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Automated Zoom closed captions are available for all live sessions but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.