Biblical Courses for the Fall and Winter Sessions of 2010-2011

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Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
SAB1003HS  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A study of the Old Testament covering biblical books, their historical contexts, genres and ancient Near Eastern cultural contexts necessary for interpretation. The basics of exegetical method particular to the genres of the Old Testament will be covered. Principles of biblical interpretation will also be covered especially from a Catholic perspective. Lectures and assignments including quizzes, exams and a final paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMB1003HF  L0101

Old Testament I

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to modern historical criticism of the Old Testament, with special attention given to the formation of scripture from ancient traditions and its implications for history of Jewish and Christian interpretation. Short papers and a final exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAB1003HY  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

Introduction to the Old Testament and its three main units (Law, Prophets, Sapiential Books). Introduced to the biblical world and principles of biblical interpretation through the study of selected passages. Lectures, readings, discussion, short exegetical papers and exam. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Weekends
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
SAB1003HF  L6101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This online course provides an introduction to the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible and its three main canonical divisions with an emphasis on theological interpretation. Students will be familiarized with the biblical books and their historical context. The course also explores the history of biblical interpretation with an application to Old Testament texts. Lectures, readings, online participation, written assignments, final paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Igal German
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 20
RGB1005HS  L0101

Intro Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This introductory course explores the thematic unity of the Old Testament under the heading of Covenantal Theology. Significant covenantal moments are studied in their historical manifestations, cultic realizations, and literary expressions (Abram, Sinai, David/Zion, Prophetic, Exile, Deuteronomic, Priestly-Noah/Abraham, Wisdom, New Testamental Period). Literary and  rhetorical analysis, historical and textual criticism are employed as means of exploring the biblical texts. Lectures, readings, six study papers, group collaboration in defining two sets of some fifty technical terms each.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
KNB1006HF  L0101

Introduction to Old Testament

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course presents an overview of the Hebrew canon and explores the content, theological themes, and canonical shaping of selected books. Students will be introduced to the history of interpretation, including dominant critical issues relating to the Old Testament. Additional emphasis will be on interpreting this material as Scripture of the Church. Lecture. Short exercises, mid-term exam, final paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNB1006HS  L6101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Online Course

This course on the Old Testament presents an overview of the Hebrew canon and explores the content, theological themes, and canonical shaping of selected books. Students will be introduced to the history and geography ancient Israel. Additional emphasis will be on interpreting this material as Scripture of the Church. Readings and audio lectures. Weekly assignments, online discussion, final paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRB1007HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/07/14

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A historical and literary survey of the Hebrew Scriptures. Two short papers, final exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB1007HF  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A survey of the religious traditions of ancient Israel as they are reflected in the diverse types of literature found in the First Testament, with emphasis on their historical development and their relevance for contemporary ministry. Topics to be considered include: Israelite origins, settlement of the land, social structures, the monarchy, prophecy, the exile and return. Weekly lectures and discussion, plus mandatory one-hour tutorial; research papers, application paper, class participation.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: plus 1-hour tutorial to be scheduled
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes:
WYB1008HF  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament I

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to Old Testament literature and history, with emphasis on application within the church. Lectures and seminars. Readings, written assignments and final paper or exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB1009HS  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament II

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to Old Testament literature and history, with emphasis on application within the church. Readings, written assignments and final paper or exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAB1081HF  L0101

New Testament Hermeneutics

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Survey of New Testament world, authors, theologies. Introduction to the historical-critical and other methods of exegesis. Focus on the relation of hermeneutic to Christian Theological traditions; determining the senses of Scripture, the intent of the author, the structures in the texts; stance of the reader. Lecture/Discussion; paper; mid-term and final exam.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Robert Nusca
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAB1081HY  L0101

New Testament Hermeneutics

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

Survey of New Testament world, authors, theologies. Introduction to the historical-critical and other methods of exegesis. Focus on the relation of hermeneutic to Christian Theological traditions; determining the senses of Scripture, the intent of the author, the structures in the texts; stance of the reader. Lecture/Discussion; paper; mid-term and final exam. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Weekends
Instructors: Francis G. Carpinelli
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
RGB1501HF  L0101

An Introduction to the New Testament

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course has two aims: first, to familiarize you with the context and the content of the four canonical Gospels, including information related to the production and subsequent transmission of these writings; and second, to introduce you to the role that different analytical methodologies or conscious "reading strategies" play in the interpretation of these texts. The course will cover redaction, literary, textual, and ideological criticism, as well as the political and social background of the Gospels. There will be both lecture and practical application. Attention will also be given to use of the Library and the Internet for New Testament research. Short written assignments and a final exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
SMB1501HS  L0101

Introduction to the New Testament

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to the major methods and issues in the interpretation of the Gospels: the world of the New Testament; the composition, structure and theologies of the Gospels; traditions behind the Gospels; the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith. Weekly lectures and tutorials; assigned papers and exam. Compulsory one-hour tutorial (time to be arranged).

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Colleen Shantz
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMB1501HF  L0101

New Testament I

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to the major methods and issues in New Testament interpretation: textual criticism; the world of the New Testament; the composition, structure and theologies of the Synoptic Gospels; traditions behind the Gospels; the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith. Weekly lectures; assigned papers and exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Leif Vaage
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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TRB1501HF  L0101

Introduction to the New Testament

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is an introduction to the four canonical Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles, as well as to exegetical method in the study of the New Testament. Weekly lectures, compulsory tutorial; assigned papers; final exam or integrative paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNB1501HS  L0101

Understanding the New Testament

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Exploration of the content of New Testament writings, especially the canonical gospels and Pauline corpus. Emphasis will be placed upon understanding these writings in their original socio-historical contexts, and on methods of interpretation.  Lecture. Readings, assignments, and final exam. Mandatory seminar.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB1501HF  L0101

From the Gospel to the Gospels (NT I)

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An introduction to the four Gospels in their social, historical and theological setting. We will study the Gospels within a two-dimensional framework: social history (the origin and development of Christianiaty as a distinct social entity); and literature ( the formation of the Gospels, their literary form and texture, and their character as "gospel"). Weekly lectures, compulsory tutorial (Thurs. 12-1 pm); assigned papers; final exam or integrative paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMB1506HS  L0101

New Testament II

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to the literary structure, rhetorical argument, and certain social issues from Romans to Revelation. Emphasis is placed on acquiring familiarity with the texts and ability to converse critically about the particular problems that these texts both seek to solve and have created. Weekly readings, small group discussion, short papers.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Leif Vaage
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB1511HF  L6101

New Testament Greek I

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Online Course

An introduction to the grammar and syntax of Koine Greek. Students will also develop a basic proficiency in reading and pronouncing the text of the Greek New Testament. Lecture, group work. 5 tests, evaluation of Greek pronunciation, final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Susan Jeffers
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMB1511HF  L0101

Elementary New Testament Greek I

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to ancient Greek grammar for the sake of reading the New Testament. The focus will be on basic aspects of ancient Greek grammar and syntax. Weekly class participation, biweekly quizzes, final exam.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: John Egger
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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EMB1512HS  L0101

Elementary New Testament Greek II

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to ancient Greek grammar for the sake of reading the New Testament. The focus will be on the continuation of the basic aspects of grammar and syntax together with selected readings from the New Testament. Weekly class participation, biweekly quizzes, final exam. Prerequisite: EMB1511HF.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: John Egger
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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KNB1512HS  L6101

New Testament Greek II

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Online Course

An introduction to the grammar and syntax of Koine Greek. Students will also develop a basic proficiency in reading and pronouncing the text of the Greek New Testament. Lecture, group work. 5 tests, evaluation of Greek pronunciation, final exam. Prerequisite: New Testament Greek 1 or equivalent.

Schedule: 0:00 to 0:00
Instructors: Susan Jeffers
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB1513YY  L0101

Elementary New Testament Greek

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Basic New Testament Greek grammar. During the first semester, students work through a large portion of the textbook, which introduces basic grammatical and syntactical elements of the language. In the second semester students complete the introductory grammar textbook, and begin reading in the Greek New Testament. Class participation, periodic tests, final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 16:00 to 17:30
Instructors:
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits · Min: 8
2000 Level Courses
EMB2004HS  L0101

Old Testament II

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

In alternate years, this course will include an overview of either the Wisdom tradition or the Prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible. We will focus on one or two books, attending to the historical and cultural context in which they took shape but also pay attention to their significance of wisdom or the prophetic message for the Christian tradition. Lectures and discussion. Papers, no tests. Prerequisite: EMB1003 or equivalent.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICB2010HF  L0101

Biblical Foundations

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will explore the Bible as the ongoing story of and for God and creation, paying special attention to the way in which God's story is intertwined with that of humanity and the world. In asking whether and in what way the Bible is also our story, we will attempt to identify which hermeneutical methods might help us discern its significance for present day life, including the academic enterprise.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Nicholas Ansell
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMB2013HF  L0101

Biblical Hebrew I

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Basic elements of biblical Hebrew grammar, syntax and vocabulary. Translate and analyse selected Hebrew passages from the OLD TESTAMENT. Attendance, assignments, quizzes, mid-term and final exam. Text: C.L. Seow, A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew, revised edition.

Schedule: Monday, Thursday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5

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EMB2014HS  L0101

Biblical Hebrew II

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Basic elements of biblical Hebrew grammar, syntax and vocabulary. Translate and analyse selected Hebrew passages from the Old Testament. Attendance, assignments, quizzes, mid-term and final exam. Text: C.L. Seow, A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew, revised edition. Prerequisite: EMB 2013 H OR permission of instructor.

Schedule: Monday, Thursday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: Judith Newman, TBA
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5

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KNB2127HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/06/30

Hebrew Reading & Exegesis

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course builds on students knowledge of introductory Hebrew grammar to engage them in the reading and interpretation of Hebrew narrative (selections from Jonah, Ruth, and other books). Emphasis is on building Hebrew vocabulary and confidence in reading and on developing exegetical skill. Quizzes, presentation, mid-term and final exams. Prerequisite: Introductory course in Hebrew.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNB2131HF  L0101

Greek Exegesis

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course provides practice reading, analyzing, and translating texts from the Greek New Testament, interpreting them with respect to their socio-cultural contexts, and employing them for preaching and teaching.  Lecture, discussion.  Quizzes; mid-term test; exegetical assignment.  Prerequisites:  Intro Greek (KNB1513Y) and Understanding the NT (KNB1501H) or equivalents.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAB2181HF  L0101

Prophetic Literature

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2006 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course introduces the prophets of Israel from their historical contexts, explores developments, genres and theological themes. Attention will be paid to the role of Israelite prophets in the larger ancient Near East context and prophetic contributions to Israelite expressions of God. Basic methods of exegesis will be reinforced as well as attention to a Catholic framework for interpretation. Lectures, quizzes, exams and a final paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB2278HS  L0101

Israel's Wisdom Traditions

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2004 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An introduction to Israel's search for wisdom in its Ancient Near Eastern context. Topics include the nature and expression of wisdom, its international context, Lady Wisdom, the place of wisdom literature in Israel's faith and the content of the individual wisdom books: Proverbs, Job, Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes), Sirach and the Wisdom of Solomon, plus consideration of the relevance of Israel's wisdom tradition for today. Participation, presentation, exegetical paper, pastoral application paper.

Prerequisite: SMB1007 "Intro Old Testament" or equivalent.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB2555HS  L4101

The World of the New Testament: Study Tour

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2007 · Israel Site

An exploration of the cultural and geographical environment of early Christianity, in order better to understand the New Testament in its context. The central component of this course is a study tour of Israel: The Life and Land of Jesus: February 17 - March 1, 2011 organized by Wycliffe College in conjunction with Emmaus Educational Services. In addition to the tour itself, students will write a short paper before the tour, an on tour journal, and final paper. Register through the Wycliffe College Registrar's office.

Schedule:
Schedule Notes: February 17 to March 1, 2011
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor, Stephen Notley
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAB2612HF  L0101

Synoptic Gospels

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Apostolic preaching and its development in Gospel writing. A look at the Synoptic Question. Special introduction to first three gospels, with attention to the themes and theology of each tradition. Exegetical study of selected passages in Mark, completed with reference to accounts in Matthew and Luke. Lectures, discussion, midterm exam, paper, final exam. Prerequisite: An introduction to New Testament course.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Walter Werbylo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB2643HF  L0101

The Gospel of Matthew

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2005 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A close reading of the Gospel of Matthew that focuses on its distinctive themes and context. Topics will include the structure and purpose of the gospel, the relationship of the Matthean community to Judaism, the gospel's ethical interests, its understanding of discipleship and Christian community, and its portrayal of Jesus.
Lectures, brief class presentations, writing assignments.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Colleen Shantz
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB2660HS  L0101

Who is Jesus? (NT II)

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An introduction to the content of a portion of the New Testament: 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 Corinthians, Galatians, Romans, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Peter, Hebrews and Revelation.  The guiding question of the course is ‘Who is Jesus?’. Lectures, tutorials. Evaluation: participation, exegetical papers. Prerequisite: WYB1501 or equivalent.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAB2677HS  L0101

Johannine Literature

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to the Johannine writings concerning authorship, unity and historicity. Exploration of basic themes in this tradition, as revealing the conflicts and changes in the community of the Beloved Disciple. Exegesis of selected passages from the Gospel and 1 John. Lectures, discussions, midterm exam, paper, final exam. Prerequisite: An Introduction to New Testament course.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Walter Werbylo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
SMB2701HF  L0101

The Life & Letters of St. Paul

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course in an introduction to the content and background of the letters of Paul. Particular attention will be given to the social context of Paul's churches and to the social implications of Pauline Christianity. Throughout emphasis will be placed on the letters as the remnants of early communities striving to understand the work of God among them. Weekly readings and participation, short assignments.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Colleen Shantz
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAB2703HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/12/16

Pauline Literature

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A survey of the Pauline literature from the Thessalonian correspondence to the Pastoral Letters. A critical study of primary and secondary sources for understanding Paul's life and ministry, followed by a detailed exegesis of selected texts. Key concepts in 'Pauline theology'. Prerequisite: An introductory course in New Testament. Requirements: Lectures, discussion, essay, exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: J. Chandrakanthan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 12
WYB2756HS  L0101

Romans

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Exegesis of Paul's letter to the Romans. The course will work through the letter, emphasizing issues significant for understanding both the letter itself and Paul's thought in general. Lectures, student presentations and discussion. Prerequisite: WYB1501H or equivalent.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
3000 Level Courses
EMB3002HS  L0101

Greek Texts of the Early Roman Empire

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine selected Greek texts written under the early Roman Empire (200 B.C.E. - 180 C.E.) for the sake of comparison with writings of earliest Christianity. The purpose is twofold: to familiarize the student with the larger literary context (Greek) of earliest Christianity and to develop the analysis of ancient literary style.

AD students enrol in EMB6002HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Leif Vaage
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB3013HF  L0101

Reading Hebrew Prose

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Seminar focusing on a) reinforcement of first-year Hebrew grammar and b) acquisition of historical and critical background necessary for understanding the book and for conveying its meaning. Weekly participation, assignments and quizzes; term project. Prerequisite: One full-year of biblical Hebrew. N.B. In combination with RGB3081H, "Hebrew Poetry: Psalms," successful completion of this course as if for credit satisfies the Hebrew requirement for doctoral candidates in New Testament.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB3081HS  L0101

Hebrew Poetry

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Study of selected poetic texts with emphasis on the syntax and style of Hebrew poetry. Weekly participation, mid-term and final exams. Prerequisite: three semesters of Biblical Hebrew. N.B.: in combination with WYB3013H/EMB3014H (or equivalent) successful completion of this course as if for credit satisfies the Hebrew requirement for doctoral candidates in New Testament.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB3102HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/09/10

Genesis

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A study of the book of Genesis with emphasis on the theological message of the final form of the book and the use of the book in the life of the Church. Attention will also be paid to ancient Near Eastern mythological backgrounds, critical issues, and the history of interpretation. Periodic written assignments and a final exam. Prerequisite: Intro to OT (KNB1006H) or equivalent.  

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGB3114HF  L0101

Genesis

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Studies the entire book of Genesis under the three large headings of Creation, Covenant and the Joseph Narrative. Special emphasis given to theological perspectives that emerge in the stories and narratives. Lectures, major paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
KNB3232HS  L0101

Bible in Context: Amos

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course uses the book of Amos as a means of introducing the covenantal values that lay beneath Israel's approach to social justice. Through a site visit and classroom activities, students will reflect on the Church's call to social justice and the way in which this can be realised in the lives of individuals and congregations. Additional emphasis will be placed on the content and shape of the book of Amos and the task of interpreting it as Scripture of the Church. Lecture. Written assignments, site visit, and final paper. Intro to OT (KNB1006) or equivalent, plus any 2000 level Bible course.

AD students enrol in KNB6232HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB3266HF  L0101

Psalms

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course is designed to introduce a critical study of the book of Psalms, its problems and methods. It will combine an investigation into the structure, design and theology of the Psalter with the exegesis of many individual psalms. Careful attention will be paid to their forms and settings in life, particularly their place in ancient liturgies. Basic Degree students will write three reports about 15:00 words in length and a final examination. Advanced students will write a publishable research paper and final examination. Advanced Degree biblical students will be expected to have competency in both Greek and Hebrew.

AD students enrol in SMB6266HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGB3279HF  L0101

The Wisdom Tradition and the Book of Job

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The Wisdom Tradition in Israel faced the paradox of maintaining God’s mercy and justice in the light of Israel’s failures and suffering. The Book of Job is an eloquent expression of Israel’s grappling with the issues behind theodicy. The course begins with an exploration of Israel’s Wisdom Tradition in relation to the Ancient Near East, prophecy and cult in order to set a context for reading and interpreting the book in its entirety. The literary features and structure of the work provide a methodological lense for appreciating how the Wisdom Tradition in the Book of Job dealt with suffering, ethics, beauty and love. (Lectures, discussion, major paper; and for AD students, reading selected texts in Hebrew).

AD students enrol in RGB6279HF.

Schedule: Friday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGB3279H & RGP6279H.
WYB3342HS  L0101

The Torah in Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is designed to introduce the student to the use of the Torah, or Pentateuch, in the Jewish and Christian traditions. Particular attention will be paid to recent Jewish-Christian dialogue (primarily in biblical scholarship) in light of the Shoah, or Holocaust. The student will engage the topic through various readings from key contributors to the current dialogue and through comparing Jewish and Christian interpretations of specific passages of the Torah. Readings, lectures and seminars. Course evaluation: reading assignments, final paper.

AD students enrol in WYB6342HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
KNB3361HS  L0101

Israelite History and Historiography

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course presents an overview of the geography and history of Israel and its place in the ancient Near East from the emergence of Israel in canaan to the beginning of the Roman period. Students will also be introduced to the major issues relating to historiography. Lectures and workshops. Class presentation, regular assignments, and major paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB3501HS  L0101

Advanced Hellenistic Greek

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The undisputed centre-piece of Graeco-roman literature in the third century BCE is the Greek Pentateuch, or 'Septuagint" (LXX). The LXX became the de facto liturgical text of countless synagogues and early churches. As the basis forearly Christian liturgy, devotion, theology, and propaganda, the Septuagint emerged as the most significant body of literature in late antiquity. This course will focus on the translation of selections from the Septuagint, providing students with the opportunity: 1) to improve their Greek reading ability; 2) to analyze the Septuagintal texts grammatically and syntactically; 3) to examine the characteristics and style of Jewish translational Greek; 4) to study the nature and degree of linguistic interference from the source language through a comparison of the Greek text with the Hebrew original. Seminar. 3 tests, class participation. Prerequisite: at least 1 year of Greek (or equivalent) and 1 year of Hebrew.

AD students enrol in KNB6501HS.

Schedule: Monday, 1:10 to 3:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB3571HS  L0101

Catholic Epistles

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will consider the "Catholic Epistles," James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John and Jude. This group of later Christian writings is seldom discussed in Introduction to the New Testament courses or in New Testament curriculum. Attention will be given to their theological content and relationship to earlier Christian writing.

AD students enrol in SMB6571HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB3603HS  L0101

Interpreting the Passion

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2006 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The first part of this course will explore the passion narratives in the gospels -- their inter-relationship, construction and interests. The second part will explore what can be known independently of Jesus' crucifixion from the ancient world; how other Christians reflected on it; and its portrayal in both sacred and secular contemporary art, film, and literature. Class preparation and participation, short papers in preparation for final essay or project.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Colleen Shantz
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRB3643HS  L0101

Gospel of Matthew

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Analysis of the Gospel of Matthew with a view to understanding the author's theology in the light of his reporting and interpretation for the Matthean community. Assigned readings, scholarly paper, exam.

AD students enrol in TRB6643HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Larkin Building Room 214
WYB3655HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/03/16

Gospel of Mark

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A consecutive exegetical examination of the Gospel of Mark with discussion of critical issues in gospel studies. Prerequisite: Introduction to NT. Reading, commentary writing, participation.

AD students enrol in WYB6655HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRB3721HS  L0101

The Passion Narratives

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will study the passion narratives of the synoptic gospels, John and the extra-canonical gospels. It will examine the question of a premarkan passion narrative, compositional theories and the influence of the Old Testament on the traditions of the passion and death of Jesus.

AD students enrol in TRB6721HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Larkin Building Room 213
TRB3723HF  L0101

Historical Jesus

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will introduce the scholarly methods used to study the historical Jesus and the various pictures of Jesus that these methods yield. It will also study the historical Jesus and the beginnings of New Testament Christology.

AD students enrol in TRB6723HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
CGB3801HF  L0101

Biblical Foundations of Peace

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2007 · Waterloo Site

An examination of diverse biblical views of peace in relation to war, justice, and salvation with attention to their relevance for the contemporary quest for peace. Taught in Waterloo

AD students enrol in CGB6801HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 13:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Thomas Yoder Neufeld
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGB3821HS  L0101

Spirituality and Christian Life in the New Testament

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The NT offers a vision of a renewed and transformed humanity. We will explore the various models of the spiritual and ethical life implied in this vision that are found in the four gospels, the Pauline letters, and the Pastoral Epistles. Special attention will be given to the first-century social and political context, especially that of the Roman Empire and its ideology. Issues of personal transformation, apocalyptic spirituality, ecstatic experience, prayer, violence, sexuality, gender, and exclusivity will be explored. Requirements: Assigned readings, participation (depending on class size), one 10-page final paper. No exams. Three books will be assigned as basic texts. Additional readings will be on reserve in the library.

AD students enrol in RGB6821HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 40 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGB3821H & RGB6821H
TRB3831HF  L4101

Creation in the Biblical Story

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This textually-focused seminar course explores the multi-faceted role of creation (land, seas, animals) in the biblical story, including the character of humanity's calling in relation to creation. The way in which idolatry and imperial powers control the land and their inhabitants as the story unfolds, and sabbath and jubilee as a faithful response to such powers, will provide a biblical basis for reflecting on our current ecological context. Participation in all seminars required; three short papers; major research paper. Off-campus site.

AD students enrol in TRB6831HF.

Schedule: Saturday, 9:00 to 17:00
Instructors: Sylvia Keesmaat
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: September 18, October 16, November 13, December 4
KNB3930HF  L0101

Biblical Hermeneutics

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An exploration of contemporary hermeneutical theories, including those of Heidegger, Gadamer, Habermas, Ricoeur and Levinas.  This is an interdisciplinary course, which integrates aspects of biblical studies with philosophy, semiology and theology.  Lecture, discussion.  Journals, class participation, assignment, major essay.

AD students enrol in KNB6930HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
5000 Level Courses
EMB5002HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/07/09

Greek Texts of the Early Roman Empire

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine selected Greek texts written under the early Roman Empire (200 B.C.E. - 180 C.E.) for the sake of comparison with writings of earliest Christianity. The purpose is twofold: to familiarize the student with the larger literary context (Greek) of earliest Christianity and to develop the analysis of ancient literary style.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Leif Vaage
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB5016HS  L0101

Hebraica

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Relevance of comparative (especially northwest) Semitic philology and historical Hebrew grammar to the exegesis of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and to the teaching of biblical Hebrew. Weekly reading, assignments, term paper/project. NB either this course or Biblical Aramaic satisfies a program requirement for TST doctoral studies in Old Testament. Lectures, student presentations, discussions of readings. Quizzes, assignments, term project.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB5032HS  L0101

Early Christian Self-Definition

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A study of the developing self-understanding of early Christianity, seen in the context of the process by which the Christian movement separated from its Jewish matrix and developed into a distinct, largely Gentile religion. The major portion of the course will consist of a study of selected Christian literature (up to the mid-second century) with attention to specific issues of self-definition. Lectures, discussions of assigned readings and student presentations. Seminar paper and final research paper.

Schedule: Friday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB5201HF  L0101

The Book of Isaiah

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2006 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A seminar examining the Book of Isaiah with attention to its literary development, historical context(s), theological emphases, etc. Hebrew. Participation, research paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMB5203HS  L0101

Isaiah and Prophecy in Early Judaism and Christianity

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course considers the various ways in which the medium of prophecy is transformed in the post-exilic period, particularly as this relates to the retrieval and extension of Isaianic traditions. The course will focus on the exilic and post-exilic editing of the book of Isaiah and the deployment of Isaiah traditions in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB5205HF  L0101

Hebrew Exegesis: Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Malachi

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This graduate seminar focuses on selected books from the Minor Prophets. It assumes but does not require command of the recent literature dealing with the Book of Twelve as editorially arranged. Older and opposing views will also be examined. Prophets to be studied: Habakkuk (selections); Zephaniah (selections); Malachi. Teaching Method -- two weekly seminar, with readings for discussion and analysis of the Hebrew Text. Means of Evaluation -- one major paper to be submitted at the end of the term.

Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, 11:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: Classes from Sept. 13 to Oct. 22
Instructors: Christopher Seitz
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGB5263HS  L0101

Hebrew Psalter

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course studies the Hebrew Psalter as a literary composition of the Second Temple Period. The literary forms of specific psalms are analyzed according to the main categories of Lament, Trust, Declarative and Descriptive Praise (C. Westermann). Contemporary studies on the Psalms are explored in order to evaluate the structures proposed by Westermann. Finally the structure of the Psalter as a whole, and individual collections from within the Psalter are studied in light of the socio-religious context of the Second Temple Period. Lectures, seminars.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
EMB5347HF  L0101

Wisdom in 2nd Temple Judaism

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course treats either books (Job, Sirach, Ecclesiastes, Wisdom of Solomon) or thematic aspects (creation, prayer, eschatology) of the sapiential tradition as it evolved in the period 538 BCE - 70 CE with an eye to the relationship of these books to the broader swath of sapiential textual traditions of the era, including the instruction literature from Qumran. In 2010, the focus will be Ben Sira, with attention to the significance of textual variants in the manuscript traditions for our understanding of the formation of the Bible. Course will be a seminar. Seminar participation, seminar presentations, major paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 13:00 to 15:00
Schedule Notes: Course will be held in the Jackman Humanities Building room 317.
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15
SMB5624HF  L0101

The Parables of Jesus

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2006 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Examination of the history of parables interpretation from the nineteenth century to the present, including major interpreters such as Jolicher, Dodd, Jeremias, Perrin, Via, Scott, Herzog, Funk, and Linnemann. Exegesis of selected parables, using redaction criticism, narrative, and social scientific approaches. Participation and major paper. Cross-listed as RLG3249H.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: John S. Kloppenborg
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 10
RGB5673HS  L0101

Acts of the Apostles

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will consist of a reading and analysis of the Greek text of Acts and a study of its religious, political, and cultural mileau. Questions of historicity and sources will be explored. Classes will consist of short lectures, discussion of the readings, translations, and student presentations. There will be a final 30-page paper.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 10
RGB5681HF  L0101

Issues in Johannine Scholarship

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Several issues in Johannine scholarship will be explored in depth, among them the following: (1) the Fourth Gospel and the Synoptics; (2) historicity of the Fourth Gospel; (3) the Johannine community and its historical situation; (4) the Fourth Gospel and other Christian traditions; (5) Johannine language and symbolism; (6) post-modern interpretations of the FG; (7) the FG and "the Jews"; (8) the FG and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Lectures, discussions and class participation; final paper. Requirements: Reading knowledge of koine Greek.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
EMB5703HF  L0101

Paul: Biographical Problems

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An examination of different issues related to the "historical" Paul, including sources, composition history, composition history of the corpus paulinum, social location, mission, and comparative analogies. Research seminar with paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Leif Vaage
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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WYB5741HF  L0101

Galatians

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Seminar designed to enlarge students' understanding of Paul, of scholarship on Paul, and the letter he wrote to the Galatians. This course is designed both to deepen knowledge about Paul, Pauline scholarship and Galatians; and to sharpen students' research abilities and to provide an opportunity to prepare a trial thesis proposal. Teaching methods include lectures and seminar leadership. Evaluation is based on class presentations and a final project.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNB5931HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/11/11

Biblical Textuality, Knowledge, Power and Meaning

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An exploration of biblical textuality, its discursive reconstruction in the form of western knowledge/power, and its role in the formation of meaning, through a guided reading of Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari, Derrida, Bhabha, Spivak, later Heidegger, and Vattimo.  Seminar.  Essays, class participation.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
SMB5942HS  L0101

Approaches to the Study of Formative Christianity

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Over the last decades biblical studies has accomplished a great deal of historical and cultural description of texts. More recently interdisciplinary efforts have been made to explain some aspects of religious ideas and practices as the products of human minds (and bodies). The course will introduce a number of recent approaches to the study of human aspects of social-religious organization, metaphoric language, and religious experience. We will explore the relevance and the limits of these approaches for early Christian texts (including contemporaneous extra-biblical writings) and communities. Seminar presentations, final paper.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Colleen Shantz
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
6000 Level Courses
EMB6002HS  L0101

Greek Texts of the Early Roman Empire

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine selected Greek texts written under the early Roman Empire (200 B.C.E. - 180 C.E.) for the sake of comparison with writings of earliest Christianity. The purpose is twofold: to familiarize the student with the larger literary context (Greek) of earliest Christianity and to develop the analysis of ancient literary style.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMB3002HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Leif Vaage
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB6232HS  L0101

Bible in Context: Amos

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course uses the book of Amos as a means of introducing the covenantal values that lay beneath Israel's approach to social justice. Through a site visit and classroom activities, students will reflect on the Church's call to social justice and the way in which this can be realised in the lives of individuals and congregations. Additional emphasis will be placed on the content and shape of the book of Amos and the task of interpreting it as Scripture of the Church. Lecture. Written assignments, site visit, and final paper. Intro to OT (KNB1006) or equivalent, plus any 2000 level Bible course, plus a year long introductory course in Hebrew.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNB3232HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB6266HF  L0101

Psalms

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course is designed to introduce a critical study of the book of Psalms, its problems and methods. It will combine an investigation into the structure, design and theology of the Psalter with the exegesis of many individual psalms. Careful attention will be paid to their forms and settings in life, particularly their place in ancient liturgies. Basic Degree students will write three reports about 15:00 words in length and a final examination. Advanced students will write a publishable research paper and final examination. Advanced Degree biblical students will be expected to have competency in both Greek and Hebrew.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMB3266HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGB6279HF  L0101

The Wisdon Tradition and the Book of Job

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The Wisdom Tradition in Israel faced the paradox of maintaining God’s mercy and justice in the light of Israel’s failures and suffering. The Book of Job is an eloquent expression of Israel’s grappling with the issues behind theodicy. The course begins with an exploration of Israel’s Wisdom Tradition in relation to the Ancient Near East, prophecy and cult in order to set a context for reading and interpreting the book in its entirety. The literary features and structure of the work provide a methodological lense for appreciating how the Wisdom Tradition in the Book of Job dealt with suffering, ethics, beauty and love. (Lectures, discussion, major paper; and for AD students, reading selected texts in Hebrew).

Basic Degree students enrol in RGB3279HF.

Schedule: Friday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGB3279H & RGP6279H.
WYB6342HS  L0101

The Torah in Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is designed to introduce the student to the use of the Torah, or Pentateuch, in the Jewish and Christian traditions. Particular attention will be paid to recent Jewish-Christian dialogue (primarily in biblical scholarship) in light of the Shoah, or Holocaust. The student will engage the topic through various readings from key contributors to the current dialogue and through comparing Jewish and Christian interpretations of specific passages of the Torah. Readings, lectures, and seminars. Course evaluations: reading assignments, book review, final paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYB3342HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
KNB6361HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/06/30

Israelite History and Historiography

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course presents an overview of the geography and history of Israel and its place in the ancient Near East from the emergence of Israel in canaan to the beginning of the Roman period. Students will also be introduced to the major issues relating to historiography. Lectures and workshops. Class presentation, regular assignments, and major paper.

 

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB6501HS  L0101

Advanced Hellenistic Greek

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The undisputed centre-piece of Graeco-roman literature in the third century BCE is the Greek Pentateuch, or 'Septuagint" (LXX). The LXX became the de facto liturgical text of countless synagogues and early churches. As the basis forearly Christian liturgy, devotion, theology, and propaganda, the Septuagint emerged as the most significant body of literature in late antiquity. This course will focus on the translation of selections from the Septuagint, providing students with the opportunity: 1) to improve their Greek reading ability; 2) to analyze the Septuagintal texts grammatically and syntactically; 3) to examine the characteristics and style of Jewish translational Greek; 4) to study the nature and degree of linguistic interference from the source language through a comparison of the Greek text with the Hebrew original. Seminar. 3 tests, class participation. Prerequisite: at least 1 year of Greek (or equivalent) and 1 year of Hebrew.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNB3501HS.

Schedule: Monday, 1:10 to 3:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB6571HS  L0101

Catholic Epistles

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will consider the "Catholic Epistles," James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John and Jude. This group of later Christian writings is seldom discussed in Introduction to the New Testament courses or in New Testament curriculum. Attention will be given to their theological content and relationship to earlier Christian writing.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRB6643HS  L0101

Gospel of Matthew

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Analysis of the Gospel of Matthew with a view to understanding the author's theology in the light of his reporting and interpretation for the Matthean community. Assigned readings, scholarly paper, exam.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRB3643HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Larkin Building Room 213
WYB6655HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/03/16

Gospel of Mark

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A consecutive exegetical examination of the Gospel of Mark with discussion of critical issues in gospel studies. Prerequisite: Introduction to NT. Reading, commentary writing, participation.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYB3655HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRB6721HS  L0101

The Passion Narratives

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will study the passion narratives of the synoptic gospels, John and the extra-canonical gospels. It will examine the question of a premarkan passion narrative, compositional theories and the influence of the Old Testament on the traditions of the passion and death of Jesus.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRB3721HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Larkin Building Room 213
TRB6723HF  L0101

Historical Jesus

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will introduce the scholarly methods used to study the historical Jesus and the various pictures of Jesus that these methods yield. It will also study the historical Jesus and the beginnings of New Testament Christology.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRB3723HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
CGB6801HF  L0101

Biblical Foundations of Peace

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2007 · Waterloo Site

An examination of diverse biblical views of peace in relation to war, justice, and salvation with attention to their relevance for the contemporary quest for peace. Taught in Waterloo

Basic Degree students enrol in CGB3801HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 13:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Thomas Yoder Neufeld
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGB6821HS  L0101

Spirituality and Christian Life in the New Testament

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The NT offers a vision of a renewed and transformed humanity. We will explore the various models of the spiritual and ethical life implied in this vision that are found in the four gospels, the Pauline letters, and the Pastoral Epistles. Special attention will be given to the first-century social and political context, especially that of the Roman Empire and its ideology. Issues of personal transformation, apocalyptic spirituality, ecstatic experience, prayer, violence, sexuality, gender, and exclusivity will be explored. Requirements: Assigned readings, participation (depending on class size), one 10-page final paper. No exams. Three books will be assigned as basic texts. Additional readings will be on reserve in the library.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGB3821HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 40 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGB3821H & RGB6821H
TRB6831HF  L4101

Creation in the Biblical Story

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This textually-focused seminar course explores the multi-faceted role of creation (land, seas, animals) in the biblical story, including the character of humanity's calling in relation to creation. The way in which idolatry and imperial powers control the land and their inhabitants as the story unfolds, and sabbath and jubilee as a faithful response to such powers, will provide a biblical basis for reflecting on our current ecological context. Participation in all seminars required; three short papers; major research paper. Off-campus site.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRB3831HF.

Schedule: Saturday, 9:00 to 17:00
Instructors: Sylvia Keesmaat
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: September 18, October 16, November 13, December 4
KNB6930HF  L0101

Hermeneutical Theory 1

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An exploration of contemporary hermeneutical theories, including those of Heidegger, Gadamer, Habermas, Ricoeur and Levinas.   This is an interdisciplinary course, which integrates aspects of biblical studies with philosophy, semiology and theology.  Lecture, discussion.  Journals, class participation, assignment, major essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNB3930HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Historical Crosslisted Courses
TRH3053HF  L0101

Divine Oracles: Exegesis in the Early Church

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An exploration of the parallel development of Biblical interpretation and Canon in the Early Church, from the first to the 4th centuries. A high point in this process was the development of systematic Christian commentaries on the Old and New Testaments. In this course students will look at excerpts from commentaries ranging from the Dead Sea Scrolls through the late 4th century and read selections from Christian authors, both orthodox and heterodox, with an eye to understanding how the boundaries and interpretation of Scripture changed over time. The systematic commentary marked a significant change in the way Christians "did" theology which provides an opportunity to explore of the meaning of exegesis in our own as well as earlier times. Lectures, reading of original sources in translation, group discussion, 1 reflection paper, research essay.

AD students enrol in TRH6053HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Richard Paul Vaggione
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical
TRH6053HF  L0101

Divine Oracles: Exegesis in the Early Church

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An exploration of the parallel development of Biblical interpretation and Canon in the Early Church, from the first to the 4th centuries. A high point in this process was the development of systematic Christian commentaries on the Old and New Testaments. In this course students will look at excerpts from commentaries ranging from the Dead Sea Scrolls through the late 4th century and read selections from Christian authors, both orthodox and heterodox, with an eye to understanding how the boundaries and interpretation of Scripture changed over time. The systematic commentary marked a significant change in the way Christians "did" theology which provides an opportunity to explore of the meaning of exegesis in our own as well as earlier times. Lectures, reading of original sources in translation, group discussion, 1 reflection paper, research essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRH3053HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Richard Paul Vaggione
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical
Theological Crosslisted Courses
WYT2101HS  L0101

The Bride of the Lamb: Systematic Theology II

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course explores the activity of God from creation to new creation, with special emphasis on the Spirit's work in the Church. We also examine the image of God in the human person and the nature of sin. This course presupposes Systematic Theology I. Lectures. Tutorial 6:45 - 7:15 p.m. Short papers, final exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical

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