Historical Courses for the 2011 Fall Session

Course Listings by Level

Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
SAH1001HF  L0101

Early Christianity (to AD 600)

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

Geographical expansion of the Church; its relation to surrounding culture; its development of doctrinal and ethical positions; its various forms of life and worship. Lectures, readings, class discussions, minor papers, mid-term research paper, final exam.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Peter M. Meehan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 30
EMH1010HF  L0101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

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

From the subapostolic age to the 'Triumph of Orthodoxy' in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam.  This course will consist of lectures, small group discussions, and oral reports that summarize small group discussions.  Short assignments; choice of final exam or research paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Phyllis D. Airhart
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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RGH1010HF  L6101 · Cancelled on 2011/07/26

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

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

Offered On-Line: From the subapostolic age to the “Triumph of Orthodoxy” in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam. Weekly on-line participation, short papers, research paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: TBA
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 18
SMH1010HF  L4101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Burlington Site

From the subapostolic age to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam. Lectures, 2 seminars. One synthetic paper, one essay.

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Classes will be held at Corpus Christi Secondary School 5150 Upper Middle Road, Burlington, ON L7L 0E5
KNH1015HF  L0101

A Global History of Christianity - a survey

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

A survey of the history of Christianity and an introduction to the study of Christian history. Lecture. Book review, seminar participation, mid-term exam, final exam. Mandatory seminar.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Stuart Macdonald
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
2000 Level Courses
TRH2002HF  L0101

A History of the Church in the Middle Ages

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

The course aims to provide a general knowledge of mediaeval church history (600 - 1500) presented in a text and by exercising critical reasoning through analysing 3 primary texts chosen by the student. The reality of the church's life shown by the clergy, laity and in its worship is made tangible through manuscript, artistic and architectural material from videos and Power Point presentations. Teaching methods: seminars, audiovisuals, lectures.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Barry Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 214
TRH2010HF  L6101

History of Christianity II

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

Development of thought and piety; monasticism and mendicants; crusades, parish life; papacy, princes and church councils; Byzantium; East-West relations; relations with Jews and Muslims; Renaissance and reformations; reformers; missionary expansion; confessionalism.  The course will consist of modules and weekly discussion groups on Blackboard web site.  GRADING PROCEDURES:  On-line discussions, short essay, long essay. 

 

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRH2010HF  L0101

History of Christianity II

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

Development of thought and piety; monasticism and mendicants; crusades, parish life; papacy, princes and church councils; Byzantium; East-West relations; relations with Jews and Muslims; Renaissance and reformations; reformers; missionary expansion; confessionalism.  The course will consist of lectures and class discussions.  GRADING PROCEDURES:  In-class discussions, short essay, long essay. 

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 2
Additional Notes: Location:  Trinity College Room TC22
KNH2010HF  L0101

History of Christianity II (843-1648)

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

Development of thought and piety; monasticism and mendicants; crusades, parish life; papacy, princes and church councils; Byzantium; East-West relations; relations with Jews and Muslims; Renaissance and reformations; reformers; missionary expansion; confessionalism. Lectures. NOTE: Students who have taken --H2002H Medieval Christianity (600-1500) and/or --H2003H Reformation & Early Modern Christianity, may not take Christianity II (843-1648). Prerequisite: 1000 level history course. Primary source, assignment, paper, take home final.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Stuart Macdonald
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRH2061HF  L0101

The Birth of Theology

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

An introduction to Patristic thought to 451 AD, surveying principal writers East and West. Detailed study of Athanasius On the Incarnation and The Tome of Leo. Lectures, readings, four short reports and a final oral examination.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 214
TRH2061HF  L6101

The Birth of Theology

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

An introduction to Patristic thought to 451 AD, surveying principal writers East and West. Detailed study of Athanasius On the Incarnation and The Tome of Leo. Lectures, readings, four short reports and a final oral examination.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMH2210HF  L0101

History of Christianity III (1648-present)

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

This course will examine how Christianity has both contributed to the emergence of the modern world and has responded to some of the major developments that characterize modernity. Topics may include the impact of new ways of thinking on Christian world views; movements of religious renewal; Christian responses to new social trends and development; the geographic expansion of Christianity; developments in Christian practice and worship; Christianity and public life; new trends in Christian thought. Students who have taken --H2004H Modern Christianity (1750 to the present) may not take this course. Prerequisites: History of Christianity I or History of Christianity II, or with the permission of the instructor.

Schedule: Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Instructors: Brian Clarke
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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SMH2229HF  L0101

History of Modern Catholicism (1648 - present)

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

This course is an introductory survey of the institutional and social history of Modern Catholicism from 1648 (the unofficial end of the Reformation period) to the present.  It explores the reciprocal relationship between the unfolding of history and the development of Catholic theology.  Much attention will be given to significant events (such as the rise of modernity and the Holocaust, as well as the First and Second Vatican Councils) and important personalities (particularly popes, bishops and theologians) that shaped the teachings and attitudes of the Catholic magisterium in Rome.  Equal weight will be given to the lived experience of Catholicism in the unique context of Canada.  Lectures; Discussions; Book Review; Primary Source Analysis and choice of Final Assignment (Research Paper or Final Examination).

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Peter Baltutis
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRH2231HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/07/14

The Life and Theology of Martin Luther

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

A historical introduction to the life, thought and legacy of Martin Luther with particular attention to themes relating to his pastoral theology. By exploring historically the theological, political and social context of Luther's world, this course will contextualize some of his central theological ideas. Many of the historical events from Luther's life will be addressed by examining primary and secondary material. This class will be taught through lectures, class discussions and short presentations. The students will be assessed according to short assignments, participation, short presentation and final exam or research paper.'

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
Additional Notes: Location:  Trinity College Room TC22
TRH2252HF  L6101

Natural Theology and Evolutionary Theory in the Nineteenth Century

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

This introductory course examines the influence of, and contemporary reaction to, natural theology, evolution theory, and Charles Darwin's "natural selection" theory, from the late eighteenth century until the Scopes Trial (1925). Although the course focuses on England and the United States, we will also make a tertiary examination of defenders and critics of natural theology, evolutionary theory, and natural selection theory in Continental Europe and Canada. Two short research summaries submitted online (40%), participation (20%), final exam submitted online (40%)

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Thursdays  
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15
TRH2414HF  L0101

History of Eastern Churches 1204 to 21st C

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

A continuation of TRH2412H, this course evaluates the development of world Orthodoxy following the 1204 Sack of Constantinople. Stages of dialogue with the "modern" world and the impact this has internally and in external relations. Special attention to Orthodox responses to the political and intellectual crises of the 20th C., and to the emigration to pluralistic regions such as Europe and North America. Orthodoxy in ecumenism. Prerequisite: TRH2412H.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Richard Schneider
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 340
SAH2447HF  L0101

History of Canadian Catholics

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

Exploration of Amerindian and French interface, baroque spirituality, arrival of the Irish and Scots, ultramontane spirituality, Confederation and Catholic education, messianic language groups, Canadians cope with the Depression, church unity and the CCCB, the Asbestos Strike, Quiet Revolution, Vatican II, women, and Aboriginal People. Presentation, paper, and open exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Terence Fay, S.J.
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
TRH2812HF  L0101

Christianity in North America 1600 to the Present

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

This course traces the evolution and diversity of Christianity in North America from the first contact between Europeans and First Nations to the present day. Reading a broad array of primary and secondary sources, we will pay particular attention to the divergent courses of Christianity in Canada and the United States, especially in regard to relations between church and state, religion’s role in politics, and attitudes toward religious pluralism. One short midterm paper (20%) and one longer final paper (70%). Class participation is required (10%).

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 341
WYH2921HF  L0101

Introduction to African Church History

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

This course introduces aspects of the history of Christianity in Africa from mid-nineteenth century up to the period just before the start of the emergence of African political freedoms.  The course will focus on two geographical regions: East Africa and West Africa, paying attention to major historical, religious and social issues such as the slave trade, colonialism, Islam, the role of African agency and rise of African nationalism.  Lectures and discussions.  Evaluation: Class Attendance.  2 class tests.  2 short papers.  1 long paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Schedule Notes: Oct 13-Dec 8
Instructors: R. Mwita Akiri, George R. Sumner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
3000 Level Courses
SMH3013HF  L0101

The Holy Land in the 4th Century: the Victory of Christianity

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site
The fourth century marks the period when, with Constantine’s building on the holy places, Christianity has for the first time its foot prints in the holy land.  It is the triumphant religion as Judaism is shrinking to fewer settlements than before. This century, thus, marks the summit of collision between the two religions. Although Judaism is still dominant in some parts of the country such as southern Judah and the Galilee, still, with the intervention of the imperial institutions restrictions on the Jews, which resulted in revolt, serious earthquake all this will be dealt with in the course. Synagogues and church were constructed then and these will also be described.  Lectures, Discussions, one essay.  One essay (70%) and participation  in class (30%)

AD students enrol in SMH6013HF.

Schedule: Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRH3055HF  L0101

The Nicene Revolution: Theological Change in the Fourth Century

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

The fifty years between the Council of Nicaea in 325 and the Council of Constantinople in 381 were times of extraordinary theological change leading to understandings of God and Christ both continuous with and sharply different from earlier teaching, a true revolution. This course explores the process of doctrinal change during that period, both in its own right and as a paradigm for doctrinal change in later periods, including the present. Lectures, reading of original sources in translation, group discussion, research essay.

AD students enrol in TRH6055HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Richard Paul Vaggione
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 212
ICH3153HF  L0101

Matter, Body, and Gender in the Thought of Hildegaard of Bingen, Bernardus Sylvestris, Alan of Lille and Thomas Aquinas

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2005 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This seminar explores the themes of matter, body and gender in selected works of Hildegard of Bingen, Bernardus Sylvestris, Alan of Lille and Thomas Aquinas. It uses the way thinkers interlink the themes of structure, genesis and religious dynamic to examine the intersection of Christian understanding, ontology and gender.

AD students enrol in ICH6153HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Robert Sweetman
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
RGH3430HF  L0101

History of Eastern Christianity

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

A history of Eastern Christianities through the study of the life and works of major early authors who shaped Eastern Christian traditions, including Origen, Aphrahat, Athanasius, Cyril of Alexandria, the Cappadocians, Maximus the Confessor, Simeon the New Theologian, Nicholas Cabasilas, Gregory Palamas. Lectures-seminars, short synthesis papers, major paper. Advanced degree students enroll in RGH6430H. Crosslisted to the Theology Department.

AD students enrol in RGH6430HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes:  Max 42 (AD & BD)
EMH3757HF  L0101

Christian Spirituality: Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

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

Classical approaches to the practice of the Christian life and efforts to retreive and adapt them to contemporary life, e.g. rule of life, Sabbath observance, mutual accountability, solitude, dying. Responsible participation, short assignments, comprehensive paper. Prerequisite: basic courses in History or permission of the instructor.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Phyllis D. Airhart
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12

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ICH3761HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/08/23

Reconsidering Kant's Aesthetics

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

Until recently, it was customary to regard Kant as the thinker who gave definitive form to the notion of aesthetic judgment and who succeeded in explaining why aesthetic experience is something essentially distinct from other kinds of experience. The postmodern rejection of the practice of aesthetic theory, however, has done much to undermine Kant's position vis-a-vis the arts. This course aims to re-examine Kant's aesthetic theory from the vantage point of the art theoretical literature that preceded it. In an effort to better understand Kant's contribution to the history of thought about art, it will seek to contextualize such "Kantian" themes as judgment, taste, genius, beauty, sublimity and purposiveness. It will also consider to what degree our understanding of Kant has been shaped by later modernist assumptions about the character of his contribution.

AD students enrol in ICH6761HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 7
KNH3840HF  L0101

What happened to the church? Theories of change in the church

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

The course will examine various theories which have been proposed recently to explain changes which have occurred in recent years in the church in Western society. The theories will include secularization, rational choice, the Kelley thesis, and other theories found in the work of Callum Brown, Grace Davie and other. The course will involve both understanding the theories and critiquing them, with particular reference to the situation within the Canadian church. Evaluation: Seminar presentation; major paper. (Prerequisite: Introductory Church History Course)

AD students enrol in KNH6840HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Stuart Macdonald
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
5000 Level Courses
WYH5001HF  L0101

Historiography

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

Studies in the theory of history and methods of historical study and writing, related mainly to Christianity. Required of all AD students in the History Dept. Discussions in class (10%) and on-line (30%) of select historical works representing diverse approaches and interests; two short class presentations; two mid-length papers (30% each).

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Alan L. Hayes
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMH5372HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/07/20

Religion & Public Life in Canada

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

Seminar exploring patterns of involvement of religion in the public sphere. Traditional assumptions about church and state, impact of 19th-century "disestablishment" and 20th-century pluralism, Catholicism and the state in Quebec, women as religious reformers, the social gospel, Christian populism in the prairies, ecumenical and evangelical approaches to public engagement, implications of constitutional change are among the topics considered. Basic degree students may enrol with permission of instructor. Informed participation, mid-term written assignment, research paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: Mark G. Toulouse
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
6000 Level Courses
SMH6013HF  L0101

The Holy Land in the 4th Century: the Victory of Christianity

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

The fourth century marks the period when, with Constaine's building on the holy places, Christiainity has for the first time its foot prints in the holy land.  It is the triumphant religion as Judaism is shrinking to fewer settlements than before. This century, thus, marks the summit of collision between the two religions.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMH3013HF.

Schedule: Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRH6055HF  L0101

The Nicene Revolution: Theological Change in the Fourth Century

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

The fifty years between the Council of Nicaea in 325 and the Council of Constantinople in 381 were times of extraordinary theological change leading to understandings of God and Christ both continuous with and sharply different from earlier teaching, a true revolution. This course explores the process of doctrinal change during that period, both in its own right and as a paradigm for doctrinal change in later periods, including the present. Lectures, reading of original sources in translation, group discussion, research essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRH3055HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Richard Paul Vaggione
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 212
ICH6153HF  L0101

Matter, Body, and Gender in the Thought of Hildegaard of Bingen, Bernardus Sylvestris, Alan of Lille and Thomas Aquinas

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2005 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This seminar explores the themes of matter, body and gender in selected works of Hildegard of Bingen, Bernardus Sylvestris, Alan of Lille and Thomas Aquinas. It uses the way thinkers interlink the themes of structure, genesis and religious dynamic to examine the intersection of Christian understanding, ontology and gender.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICH3153HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Robert Sweetman
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
RGH6430HF  L0101

History of Eastern Christianity

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

A history of Eastern Christianities through the study of the life and works of major early authors who shaped Eastern Christian traditions, including Origen, Aphrahat, Athanasius, Cyril of Alexandria, the Cappadocians, Maximus the Confessor, Simeon the New Theologian, Nicholas Cabasilas, Gregory Palamas. Lectures-seminars, short synthesis papers, major paper. Advanced degree students enroll in RGH6430H. Crosslisted to the Theology Department.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGH3430HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
ICH6761HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/08/23

Reconsidering Kant's Aesthetics

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

Until recently, it was customary to regard Kant as the thinker who gave definitive form to the notion of aesthetic judgment and who succeeded in explaining why aesthetic experience is something essentially distinct from other kinds of experience. The postmodern rejection of the practice of aesthetic theory, however, has done much to undermine Kant's position vis-a-vis the arts. This course aims to re-examine Kant's aesthetic theory from the vantage point of the art theoretical literature that preceded it. In an effort to better understand Kant's contribution to the history of thought about art, it will seek to contextualize such "Kantian" themes as judgment, taste, genius, beauty, sublimity and purposiveness. It will also consider to what degree our understanding of Kant has been shaped by later modernist assumptions about the character of his contribution.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICH3761HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 7
KNH6840HF  L0101

What happened to the church? Theories of change in the church

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

The course will examine various theories which have been proposed recently to explain changes which have occurred in recent years in the church in Western society. The theories will include secularization, rational choice, the Kelley thesis, and other theories found in the work of Callum Brown, Grace Davie and other. The course will involve both understanding the theories and critiquing them, with particular reference to the situation within the Canadian church. Evaluation: Seminar presentation; major paper. (Prerequisite: Introductory Church History Course)

Basic Degree students enrol in KNH3840HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: TBA
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Theological Crosslisted Courses
RGT3115HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/05/19

Vatican II: The Theology and Historical Context of the Documents

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

This course will study the documents of the Second Vatican Council with a view to understanding their theological foundations, their histroical context and development, and their pastoral implications for today's church. One book report, total 20%; one discussion facilitation, total 10%; one document analysis paper, total 30%; one disputed issue paper, total 40%.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Margaret Lavin
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Historical
WYT3651HF  L0101

Theologies of Luther & Calvin

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

This course of lectures will examine Luther's writings on the theology of the cross and on human freedom; and Calvin's writings on Scripture and the Christian life. Weekly readings and final examination (oral or written).

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Demson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical

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