Any one of our 53 courses can be taken at your own convenience. Whether it's an L.Th for ministry, or a course or two for interest and knowledge, we can fit serious part-time courses around anyone's lifestyle, anywhere in New Zealand. The course content is rich, the fees are modest, and there are no travel requirements. There is no time like now to pursue your interest in studying with EIDTS
EIDTS' Theology by Correspondence is part-time study for prospective ministers and theology enthusiasts.
This course will introduce students to the study of women in Christian history, and to significant aspects of the historical situation of women within the institutional church. This is a survey course covering the period from the first century CE to the present day. Attention will be given to the various methodological questions involved in the study of "women's history", to the status and roles of women in both Catholic and Protestant traditions, and to dominant theological teachings about women. During the course a selected number of topics will be covered in some depth.
Rosemary Radford Ruether, Women and Redemption. A Theological History, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998
Smith, Susan E, Women in Mission, Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2007
Recommended Reading: Malone, Mary T. Women in Christianity (3 vols.) Maryknoll, Orbis Books, 2001