The course aims at an understanding and analysis of the present reality of Indian women as an affected group. It begins with a brief discussion on the negativities experienced by women and critically examines patriarchy, its value system, institutional manifestations, and its adverse impact on men and women. The alternative vision emerging from a feminist worldview based on the Gospels is presented which highlights participatory approach, caring, sharing, equality and mutuality. The course introduces the student to Christian Feminism which includes feminist theology, hermeneutics, spirituality, ethics and empowerment of women in the society.
- Datar. Chhaya. The Struggle Against Violence, Calcutta: Mandira Sen forStree. 1993.
- Kyung. H.. Chung. Struggle to be Sun Again: Introducing Asian Women s Theology. Maryknoll. New York: Orbis Books. 1990.
- Fiorenza Schussler Elisabeth. The Power of Naming: A Concilium Reader in Feminist Liberation Theology, Maty Knoll. New York: Orbis Boks. 1996.
- Ruether Radford Rosemary. Women and Redemption. Minneapolis. U.S.: Fortress Press. 1998.