Saints as Cultural History

College Regis College
Course Code RGH3061HS
Semester Second Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

Women or men honored as saints reveal much about the religion and culture that identifies them in this way. Examining holy persons from the medieval Francis and Clare, to early modem figures such as Ignatius of Loyola, Teresa of Avila, and Kateri Tekakwitha, to the more recent Dorothy Day and Oscar Romero, this seminar considers how models of sanctity have and/or have not changed over time and in a variety of contexts. Attention to saints as miracle workers and models to imitate, to the gendering of sanctity and how some saints may transcend gender roles, and to negotiation between popular piety and official recognition of saints (such as through beatification or canonization).

Schedule Tue
Start Time 14:00
End Time 16:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 5
Maximum Enrolment 20
Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Research Paper
Short Paper
Currently Offered Winter 2018