Spiritual Equality in Early Modern Europe: Gender, Religion, and Philosophy

The aim of the workshop is to explore the role of religion in early modern (approx. 1600-1800) debates concerning equality between the sexes.

Although some early modern philosophers actively reverted to religion to defend a status quo that limited women’s rights and liberty to education and work, many women writers used religion to argue for the opposite: That God had created all equal and that political society ought to reflect such spiritual equality. In this workshop, we endeavour to explore the various ways in which spiritual equality was conceptualised and used as an argument for establishing equality in society.

The workshop is open to everyone. To register, please write to martinarndal@hum.ku.dk.