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Construction of Bodies, Gender and Sexuality in Early Christianity - ECH3704

Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Firstly to acquire knowledge on how the Graeco-Roman culture produced early Christian bodies and how early Christian experience, knowledge and bodies were interrelated. Secondly, students who complete this module can critically assess contemporary attitudes towards constructions of bodies. Furthermore, students will be able to understand and evaluate how bodies and religion interact in the formation of culture, and integrate this knowledge in historical studies concerned with the body, such as History, Classical Studies, Anthropology or Cultural Studies. This module complements approaches concerned with the health of the body, such as the Health Sciences and Psychology. Lastly, it provides a critical dimension to transformational approaches, such as Gender Studies, Philosophy and Ethics.