Biblical Courses for the 2011 Summer Session

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Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
SAB1003HF  L6101

Introduction to the Old Testament

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

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: 04/25 · Ends: 07/18
Schedule Notes: April 25, 2011 - July 18, 2011
Instructors: Igal German
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline:  May 16, 2011
TRB1007HF  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

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

Through the experience of reading and reflecting on the entire text of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament as well as key select passages, participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the sources, history, and development of the canonical books in critical relation to their place in ancient Near Eastern culture and history. Attention will be given to issues such as call, covenant, law, ritual, kingship, prophetic movements, reform movements, exile/deportation and return, wisdom and apocalyptic as shaping forces in biblical identity. Lectures and exegetical sessions will seek to assist participants with methodologies that will build their confidence and competence in engaging the texts in the context of the pastoral life of the church and in relation to contemporary culture and discourse.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 05/30 · Ends: 06/22
Schedule Notes: Begins:  05/30  -  Ends:  06/22
Instructors: Walter Deller
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  June 7, 2011
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 213, except Wednesday June 1.  The class will be held in Larkin Building Room 212 on that day.
WYB1009HY  L6101

Introduction to the Old Testament II

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · 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: Online Course · Begins: 06/27 · Ends: 08/05
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: June 24; Withdrawal Deadline: July 8
2000 Level Courses
KNB2131HF  L0101

Greek Exegesis

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

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity: 1) to read selections from the Greek New Testament (GNT); 2) to analyze Greek texts grammatically and syntactically; 3) to learn how to use various apparatuses of the GNT, and a variety of Greek lexica; 4) to develop their ability to understand the meaning of various texts, and to employ this understanding appropriately for preaching and teaching. Lecture, group work. 2 assignments, 3 tests, class participation. Prerequisite: Intro to NT Greek (KNB1501) or 1 year of Greek.

Schedule: 9:00 to 12:30 · Begins: 05/16 · Ends: 05/27
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, May 16 - 27
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Date:  May 18, 2011
WYB2264HF  L0101

The Book of Psalms and the Christian Life

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

This course will examine how the Psalms have been read, interpreted and proclaimed from the time of their composition through to today. Attention will be given to the questions relating to the formation of the book of Psalms, its use through history, current theological issues arising out of the Psalms and the exegesis of representative Psalms. NOTE: Pre-course assignment due on first day of class. See syllabus on Wycliffe website (wycliffecollege.ca) for details.

Schedule: · Begins: 04/25 · Ends: 04/29
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: April 26
EMB2622HS  L0101

Jesus and Miracle

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

This course is designed to facilitate a close encounter with the miracle stories of the New Testament as scriptural memory of Jesus. Attention will be paid especially to the miracle tradition in the Gospel of Mark. To this end we will consider Mark's miracle stories in their literary context(s), engage critically the questions of scholarship and aspire to readings which are at once methodologically self-conscious and creatively life affirming. Lectures, small group discussion, two short assignments and a final paper.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 09:00 to 12:15 · Begins: 06/13 · Ends: 06/23
Schedule Notes: Monday through Thursday, June 13-16; June 20-23.
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB2660HF  L6101

Who is Jesus? (NT II)

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

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?’. Discussion forums. Evaluation: participation, exegetical papers. Prerequisite: WYB1501 or equivalent.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/02 · Ends: 06/24
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: April 29; Withdrawal Deadline: May 13
SMB2701HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/02/23

The Life & Letters of St. Paul

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  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: 17:00 to 19:00
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday
Instructors: Colleen Shantz
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB2709HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/03/04

Paul's Letter to the Romans

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

This course will provide an opportunity to read Paul's letter to the Romans in its social setting.  Once considered Paul's theological treatise, the letter is more recently understood to address the specific problems of the Christian communities in Rome.  We will consider the theological themes and practical instruction of the letter in the context of Judean-Gentile relations, levels of social status, and the popular culture of these first Christians in Rome in order to test how the letter's theology was transformative of every day realities.

Schedule: 17:00 to 19:00 · Begins: 07/04 · Ends: 07/14
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, July 4-14
Instructors: Colleen Shantz
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Last date to add or drop the course is July 6, 2011.
WYB2812HF  L4101 · Cancelled on 2011/06/10

Theology of Luke

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  New Course · Dallas,TX Site

The focus of this seminar will be on the theological purpose of Luke in relation to his ordering of the narrative (diegesis) following upon his collecting of eyewitness accounts from those who were present, as he was not, during the events of Jesus’ life, ministry, death and resurrection. Though a Gentile, Luke wrote about 28% of all the New Testament, and in his gospel he has far the richest Greek vocabulary of any of his fellow writers. Yet his close attention to the precise locutions of those who informed him have resulted in more evident Hebraisms literally transposed into Greek, and by means of his more extensive vocabulary he has given us in many places a sharper sense of the dialogue which took place. These elements yield many important theological insights. Beyond these features, many incidents in the life of the Lord are unique to Luke, and in his scrupulous attention to such features as the role of prayer, both by Jesus and by others, he has provided the Church with many of the most important prayers of our common liturgy. Thus, in studying Luke carefully we begin better to appreciate the relationship between the theology of the Gospel and the worship of the Church. Lectures, seminars, readings. Two exegetical/theological papers, one brief (5-8 pp), the other substantive with scholarly apparatus (15-20 pp); Short paper 25%, participation in seminar discussion 25%, long paper 50%.

Schedule: 09:00 to 11:00 · Begins: 06/13 · Ends: 06/24
Schedule Notes: Mondays through Fridays, June 13-24
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMB2931HF  L0101

Galatians in the History of Interpretation

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

The examination of Paul's letter to the Galatians through the lens of how it has been interpreted throughout history. This course will (i) give students an opportunity to read and critically reflect on the text of Galatians; (ii) expose students to a selection of interpretations that have been given to Galatians throughout the history of its interpretation; and (iii) expose students to a variety of interpretive strategies for engaging the biblical text in pastoral pratice. Teaching methods include lectures, assigned readings, class discussion, and student presentations of readings. Evaluation based on class participation, a one-page advance preparation paper, a short reflection paper, and final paper.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10:00 to 13:00 · Begins: 05/30 · Ends: 06/10
Schedule Notes: May 30 to June 10, Mondays through Fridays
Instructors: John Egger
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
3000 Level Courses
SMB3772HS  L0101

Epistle to the Hebrews

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

This course will consider the Epistle to the Hebrews, which is seldom discussed in Introduction to the New Testament courses or in the New Testament curriculum. Attention will be given to its theological content and relationship to earlier Christian writing. Lectures. Preparation and participation in class: 10%, Book review: 20%, Essay assignments: 50%, Final Colloquium: 20%.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 900 to 1200 · Begins: 06/28 · Ends: 07/11
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add or drop the course June 30.
5000 Level Courses
WYB5346HF  L0101

Scripture & Theology Seminar: The Psalms in the Christian Tradition

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

Close reading of selected Psalms, according to these categories: a. Psalms in the OT that appear in the NT; b. key psalms within the structure of the Psalter; c. imprecatory psalms; d. popular psalms that do not appear in the NT. Tasks: a. Original language work in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, b. Reading (in translation) of the reception history of the Psalms, including the use of the Psalms in the NT, also c. chiefly Diodore and Theodore, Origen, Chrysostom, Theodoret, Jerome, Augustine, Aquinas, Rashi, Calvin, Luther, moderns, and d. Selected readings in hermeneutics, including Frei. Teaching Method -- two weekly seminars, with readings for discussion and analysis of the primary sources. Means of evaluation -- one major paper to be submitted at the end of the term.

Schedule: Monday, Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00 · Begins: 05/02 · Ends: 05/26
Schedule Notes: May 2 - 26
Instructors: Christopher Seitz
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: May 12
Pastoral Theology Crosslisted Courses
SMP3407HS  L4101

Arch & Bib Spiritual

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Israel Site

Designed to enable students to teach and preach using insights drawn from Land of Israel in Scripture and Tradition. Lectures, audiovisual presentations, site visits. Evaluation based on pre-assigned readings, participation, paper upon returning to Canada, written or oral exam. (Israel)

Schedule: · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Darren Dias
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 8 · Crosslisted to: Biblical
Enrollment Notes: REGISTRATION CLOSED AS THE COURSE IS NOW FULL.
Theological Crosslisted Courses
SMT3893HS  L4101

Biblical Personalities in Midrash Aggada

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Israel Site

Continuities and transformation of biblical figures in rabbinic exegesis; biblical tracings and the midrashic imagination; an analysis of surface and substratum hermeneutics in the rabbinic reading of scripture; the rhetoric and theology of midrash. Primary texts from Scripture, Talmud, & Midrash will be analyzed. Readings, review quiz, lectures, written or oral examination. For Religious Education Credit register in SMP 3498H or 6498H.

Schedule: · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Darren Dias
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical
Enrollment Notes: REGISTRATION CLOSED AS THE COURSE IS NOW FULL.

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