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In this course, students will examine two interrelated issues, namely, the influences that religions have on women and the influences that women have on religions. These influences, from prehistoric to postmodern times, are evident in texts that have been written for, about and against women, as well as texts written by women. Equally important in evaluating such bilateral influences are women's accomplishments in the world Women have been helped and harmed by religions. As a result, their responses to religion have ranged from complete submission to complete rejection.