Biblical Courses for the 2011 Winter Session

Course Listings by Level

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
5000 Level Courses
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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