Details for Contemporary Issues Concerning Women
Even in today’s modern Australian society, women are paid less than men in similar jobs and are under-represented in politics, leadership and church-management. In this unit, students will find themselves seriously engaging with specific issues that affect women in contemporary Australia, with an intentional focus on leadership roles in both the Church and wider society.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Unit code: MIN322
- Credit points: 10
- Total workload hours per week: 10
- Number of timetabled hours per week: 3 *
The following courses are prerequisites:
The unit Contemporary Issues Concerning Women is part of the subject area Ministry and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
This advanced course builds on the earlier course ‘Women and Christian Ministry’ and considers specific issues that concern and are concerning to women in contemporary Australian church and society.
- The roles of women (within the context of work, family, home, and other functions) and relational values of women in contemporary Australian society
- Issues specific to women in society and church life, such as violence against women
- The unique elements of pastoral care when working with women
- Developing effective pastoral responses and resources to issues concerning women
- Reflection on personal practice and experience in relation to women’s ministry
This course may be offered in the following formats
Lectures, discussion, class presentation, practical involvement in women’s ministry.
Debate (20%); Forum Postings (20%, 2500 words); Major Essay (60%, 3000 words)
- Allen, P. The Concept of Woman. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996.
- Arlandson, J.M. Women, Class, and Society in Early Christianity. Peabody: Hendrickson, 1997.
- Babcock,L. Women Don’t Ask : Negotiation and the Gender Divide. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2003.
- Belleville, L. L (ed.). Two Views on Women in Ministry. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001.
- Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible: The Social and Literary Context.Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002.
- Grenz, S. Sexual Ethics: An Evangelical Perspective, 2nd Ed. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1997.
- Kroeger, C.C. & Nason-Clark, N. No Place for Abuse: Biblical and Practical Resources to Counteract Domestic Violence. Westmont, Illinios: IVP, 2001.
- Lake, M. Getting Equal: the history of Australian feminism. St Leonards, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin, 1999.
- Sanday, P.R. Female Power and Male Dominance. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1981.
- Trible, P. God and the Rhetoric of Sexuality. Philadelhia: Fortress, 1978.