The subjectivity of Women in the Church: cultural historical process
The first module offers some fundamental coordinates of historical evolution in which to place the issues and themes addressed, focusing on the strengths and weaknesses, the acquired convictions and the problematic nodes of the inculturation of the Catholic faith in its social dialogue, to look forward with a proactive spirit.
Listening, discerning, acting: the process indicated for the course is reflected in this module in which the critical spirit is refined based on historical analysis attentive to socio-cultural changes.
Horizon: it will always be kept in mind that the different contexts (history and geography, civil and ecclesial, economy, cultural and religious traditions) affect the relationship between women and the Church, creating differences of temporal dislocation in the different processes. Transversal themes will include, among others: sociology of women’s culture, construction of the masculine and feminine in society, education and social processes, woman and media, priestly potestas.
Objective of the module in the ratio of the Course
At the end of the socio-cultural module, the student can grasp in broad outline the process of development of the relationship between women and the Church, focusing on the complexity and peculiarities of the contexts, so as not to expire in ideological generalizations.
Students will also have greater awareness of the novelty of Christianity in relation to women (peculiarities with respect to different cultures), of the problems that have been accentuated in recent decades about the ecclesial institution and of the prospects that are opening, in the light of the processes of renewal underway, on the world horizon.
A historical thread is proposed that serves as a basis for the socio-cultural coordinates in which the combination of women and the Church develops.
Three thematic cores:
1st SESSION: HISTORICAL-CULTURAL PROCESS
S. Grazia Loparco
S. Nicla Spezzati
Maria Luisa Aspe
2nd SESSION – FEMALE ICONS
S. Mirella Soro
· Mary Ward.
S. Patricia Murray
· Magdeleine Delbrel S. Nicla Spezzati
Paola Francesca (postulant).
· Chiara Lubich.
Marta Rodriguez introduces the various interventions, and presents some bodies or associations