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The Divine Feminine: Global Perspectives

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  • Instructor: Rev. Dr. Angela Yarber
  • On-Demand, Self-Paced
  • CEU Credit/Contact Hours: 3/30
Course overview
Drawing from the lives, legends, and legacies of revolutionary holy women from history and mythology, this course explores the feminine divine. Rooted in global perspectives, and representing women and goddesses from around the globe, we peel back historical and mythological layers of patriarchy to uncover the revolutionary women hidden in the crevices of our canons: in writing and in art. 
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Certificate included
This certificate meets The Diamond StandardTM for CEU Certification standards for 3 CE units (30 contact hours) for religious, civic, and social professionals and is adaptable for academic course credit.

What's included in this course?

This course is 100% online, self-paced, appropriate for adult learners from various educational backgrounds, and instructed by Rev. Dr. Angela Yarber. Though on-demand and self-paced, there is abundant interaction with the instructor and classmates each week, learners respond to 4-5 questions and activities. 
LEARNING OUTCOMES:

-Become familiar with historical women who embodied the feminine divine

-Become familiar with global goddesses associated with the feminine divine

-Develop global understandings of the feminine divine

-Apply knowledge of the feminine divine to relevant home contexts

-Apply knowledge of the feminine divine to contemplative, ritual, and meditative practices

-Critique appropriative practices that co-opt goddess spiritualities from other cultures

-Discover the historical and mythological women who embody the feminine divine in your own tradition
Meet the instructor

Rev. Dr. Angela Yarber

Rev. Dr. Angela Yarber is the Founder and Executive Director of Tehom, formerly known as the Holy Women Icons Project. She holds a Ph.D. in Art and Religion from the Graduate Theological Union and has been a Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and a Professor of Divinity since 2005. She is an award-winning author of seven books, including four listed in the Top LGBTQ Religion Books. Though no longer practicing, she is an ordained, queer clergywoman who pastored churches for fourteen years. Rev. Dr. Yarber is a professional artist with over 150 paintings of revolutionary women sold in homes and galleries throughout the world. A highly sought out public speaker and retreat leader, her painting, writing, and speaking has been featured on NPR's Progressive Spirit, Maya Angelou's Memorial Celebration, the television show Tiny House Nation, and she was a finalist for the International Penelope Niven Creative Non-Fiction Prize. Whether teaching courses, painting, or writing, social justice is at the heart of all she does.
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