Theological Courses for the 2015 Summer Session

Course Listings by Level

1000 Level Courses
SAT1905HF  L6101

Moral Theology

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2014 · Online Course

Introduction to Catholic moral theology: scripture, tradition, natural law, faith ; morality; moral norms ; virtue; conscience ; magisterium. Discussions, readings, short reflection papers, exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 04/20 · Ends: 07/13
Instructors: Peter Gittens
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline is: April 13, 2015   Withdrawal Deadline: May 13, 2015
2000 Level Courses
SMT2242HF  L0101

Christology

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Systematic and pastoral approach to christology and soteriology. Emphasis on New Testament christologies, later developments, contemporary interpretations. Study of the impact on christology of such issues as the continuing quest for the historical Jesus, dialogue with other religions, and in particular with Judaism, the challenge of liberation and feminist theologies, and the new cosmology. Seminar participation, short paper, take-home exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 1800 to 2100 · Begins: 04/28 · Ends: 06/23
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Additional Notes: Last day to drop course without penalty - May 13, 2015
SAT2242HS  L0101

Christology

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2015 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

Answering Jesus' question: "Who do people say I am?", course uses Old Testament expectations, New Testament data, Conciliar definitions and contemporary issues.  Mid-term test, final exam.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Tuesday July 7, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm;Thursday July 9, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm;Tuesday July 14,6:30 pm to 9:00 pm;Thursday July 16, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm;Tuesday July 21, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm; Thursday July 23, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm; Saturday July 25, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm; Tuesday July 28, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm; Thursday  July 30,  6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Instructors: J. Chandrakanthan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Enrollment Notes: Registration is open until the first day of class;  Withdrawal Deadline: July 15, 2015
KNT2310HF  L0101

Reformed Spirituality: Spirituality of the Cross

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2005 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Tho cross is a symbol of suffering, injustice, loss and death, and yet, also a symbol of the hidden power of God to save, liberate and transform human life. Following tbo spiriluality of Paul and the narrative of the gospels, the cross is not only a symbol but a path, a way - a critical and necessary element of the spiritual journey which requires a dying in order to experience resurrection life.

This course will explore selected biblical, historical and contemporary Christian exemplars and teachers of The 'Spirituality of the Cross.' The focus will be the meaning and power of the cross for the spiritual journey. There will be opportunities for prayerful, meditative practice and reflective discussion of biblical passages as a means to pastoral insight and personal direction.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:30 to 16:00 · Begins: 06/08 · Ends: 06/12
Instructors: Harris Athanasiadis
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
TRT2321HF  L0101

Patristic Exegisis as a Resource for Preaching

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course provides and introduction to theways in which the Bible was read adn interpreted by the ancient Christians, and considers how we cna best used these modes of exegesis as a resource for preaching and catechesis today.  Assigned readings, research paper and written sermon.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00 · Begins: 04/28 · Ends: 05/21
Instructors: Lisa Wang
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
SAT2401HF  L6101

Ecclesiology

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2015 · Online Course

The mystery of the Church as seen in the light of Vatican II. Her foundation in Christ in Scripture and history that gives rise to her structure, mission, and four Marks. Mary as the Mother of the Church and eschatological icon. One midterm test, one mini-synthesis and a final oral examination.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 04/20 · Ends: 07/13
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline is: April 13, 2015   Withdrawal Deadline: May 13, 2015
SAT2401HF  L6101

Ecclesiology

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2015 · Online Course

The mystery of the Church as seen in the light of Vatican II. Her foundation in Christ in Scripture and history that gives rise to her structure, mission, and four Marks. Mary as the Mother of the Church and eschatological icon. One midterm test, one mini-synthesis and a final oral examination.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
SMT2402HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/04/29

Introduction to Liturgy

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is an introduction to the history, theology and pastoral practice of Christian liturgy. Topics include: the role of ritual and symbol in human life, the historical development of Christian worship in both East and West, the relationship of liturgy to society and culture, liturgical theology, and critical approaches to liturgical practice. Lectures, readings, discussions, online postings, class presentation, research paper.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNT2431HF  L0101

Church Ministry Sacraments: Presbyterian and Reformed Views

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A theological exploration of Church, Ministry and Sacraments from a Presbyterian perspective in dialogue with other traditions and contemporary expressions of the Christian movement. Assignment and Paper. Prerequisites: A basic introductory theology course. Knox M.Div. students need to have Ref. Theology in Dialogue.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:30 to 12:30 · Begins: 05/25 · Ends: 06/05
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNT2431HF  L0101

Church Ministry Sacraments: Presbyterian and Reformed Views

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A theological exploration of Church, Ministry and Sacraments from a Presbyterian perspective in dialogue with other traditions and contemporary expressions of the Christian movement. Assignment and Paper. Prerequisites: A basic introductory theology course. Knox M.Div. students need to have Ref. Theology in Dialogue.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:30 to 12:30 · Begins: 05/25 · Ends: 06/05
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT2610HS  L4101

Eco-Theology Faith and Practice

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Through lecture, discussion, prayer and eco-praxis, course participants will develop a solid academic foundation in eco-theology, skills to analyze contemporary social and ethical issues in ecology, and an integration of theology, spirituality and practical applications including organic gardening to support the formation of Christian identity and mission in the world today. This is an off campus course with residential component.

Schedule: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday · Begins: 07/02 · Ends: 07/10
Instructors: Mary Rowell, Linda Gregg
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 12 · Max: 12 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Additional Notes: This course has a residential component. During July 2-10, the course will take place at the Villa St. Joseph Retreat Centre and there will be residence costs in addition to course fees. For more information, please contact Dr. Mary Rowell, c.s.j. (mary.rowell@utoronto.ca) or Dr. Linda Gregg, c.s.j. (lm.gregg@utoronto.ca) Last day to drop course without penalty - July 4, 2015
WYT2637HF  L0101

Engaging Islam in the 21st Century

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is for Christian theology students who wish to have a basic knowledge of the religion of Islam. Two basic questions are attempted in the course: "What is Islam?" and How do I engage the Muslim?".  These two questions will underline the lectures and discussions.The course will give special attention to the relationship of Islam to the west and to modernity, as the movements related to this encounter.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Josiah Idowu-Fearon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT2675HF  L6101

Theology of Mission: A Global Perspective

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  New Course · Online Course

This course explores how our understanding of God and His Mission informs the very identity and mission of the church in the world. Three interrelated concepts-mission, evangelism, and theology-will be considered thematically in different contexts. The basic contention is that these three themes are and should be inseparable, and yet are distinct; and that if the church is to be true to itself none of these stands in isolation from the other.

There are two governing themes: first, the biblical insight that mission originates with God. Christian tradition has always understood that God's grace is at work in the world; indeed, in the vocation to mission, the focus is not on what we do, but what God has done and is doing in the world in and through the unique, exclusive and saving ministry of Christ. Attention to the entire biblical narrative is foundational; it guards us from any naive assumption that we can build how we think of mission on conveniently selected verses from the Bible.

The second major theme of the course reflects on the church as intrinsically missionary-called to be so by God because God Himself is always reaching out in mission to humanity. Because the very identity of the church is missionary, having received that mandate from God, the church needs to take the world and its struggles seriously.

The course analyzes the changing landscapes and context of contemporary mission, within the wider context of mission history and in the succession of various paradigms within that history. These two themes will be the lenses through which we look at the relationship between the church and the world in our time, wrestling with the question of what it means to be missional in the 21st century.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 06/29 · Ends: 08/21
Instructors: Girma Bekele
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 22
3000 Level Courses
RGT3507HF  L0101

The lgnatian Theology of Religious Life

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A close reading of the foundational texts of the following lgnatian religious communities: the Society of Jesus, the Sisters of Saint Joseph, the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Faithful Companions of Jesus, and the Xavieres Missionaries of Christ Jesus. Through a comparative study of constitutions, spiritual writings of the founders and their correspondece, we will bring to light key elements that characterize the ignatian theology of religious life: understanding of mission and ministry; purpose and structures of community living; theology of governance; theology of the vows; anthropology and soteriology; understanding of Christ and of God. Methodological questions of historical and cultural context, exegesis, and theological interpretation of spiritual and canonical texts will also be addressed.

AD students enrol in RGT6507HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 17:00 to 20:00
Schedule Notes: 2015 May 7, 12, 14, 21, 26, 28; June 2, 4
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
WYT3510HF  L0101

The Sin Seminar: Engaging Hamartiology

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The Doctrine of Sin has suffered several critiques in recent times, and yet we live in an era aware of structural injustices and horrendous evil. This course will consider the major approaches to the doctrine in the tradition, the insights available in art and literature, and what a reconstruction of the doctrine might look like. Relations to contemporary subjects like psychotherapy and brain science will also be considered.

AD students enrol in WYT6510HF.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:30 to 16:00 · Begins: 05/04 · Ends: 05/08
Instructors: George R. Sumner
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT3671HF  L4101

Creation Care in the City

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  New Course · Hamilton Site

Ecological concerns have begun to permeate our collective consciousness. Rapid species extinction, poisoned air, forest clear-cutting, ozone depletion, global climate change, "climate justice" and the impact of climate "chaos" on vulnerable communities, all weigh heavily on our personal, intellectual, and spiritual lives.

Christian communities are increasingly realizing that their faith and outreach must somehow speak to our present ecological crisis if they are to remain vital, and if they are to remain responsible, faithful, and relevant amidst these profound threats to the flourishing of creation.

This course examines how religious and spiritual concerns interface with contemporary environmental issues. While introducing students to concerns and debates in environmental ethics and ecological theology, the course pays particular attention to the challenges posed within a Canadian post-industrial context such as Hamilton, Ontario. In recent years, a growing social and ecological awareness has been emerging in Hamilton, with A Rocha recently opening a ministry there, urban agriculture groups (e.g. Victory Gardens) sprouting up, and church involvement in the True City movement. This course proposes to interface with such groups, including guest presentations from these organizations as well as site visits.

Through such interaction, as well as readings, films, class discussions, and course assignments, a variety of Christian responses to our present ecological and social challenges will be probed, including biblical andtheological notions of stewardship and creation care. As well Christian approaches to environmental racism, urban and community supported agriculture, and the nexus between the option for the poor and the option for the earth will be addressed.

 

 

 

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:30 to 15:30 · Begins: 05/25 · Ends: 05/29
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT3790YF  L0101

MTS Synthesis Paper

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

MTS Synthesis Paper

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
6000 Level Courses
RGT6507HF  L0101

The lgnatian Theology of Religious Life

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A close reading of the foundational texts of the following lgnatian religious communities: the Society of Jesus, the Sisters of Saint Joseph, the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Faithful Companions of Jesus, and the Xavieres Missionaries of Christ Jesus. Through a comparative study of constitutions, spiritual writings of the founders and their correspondece, we will bring to light key elements that characterize the ignatian theology of religious life: understanding of mission and ministry; purpose and structures of community living; theology of governance; theology of the vows; anthropology and soteriology; understanding of Christ and of God. Methodological questions of historical and cultural context, exegesis, and theological interpretation of spiritual and canonical texts will also be addressed.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3507HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 17:00 to 20:00
Schedule Notes: 2015 May 7, 12, 14, 21, 26, 28; June 2, 4
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
WYT6510HF  L0101

The Sin Seminar: Engaging Hamartiology

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The Doctrine of Sin has suffered several critiques in recent times, and yet we live in an era aware of structural injustices and horrendous evil. This course will consider the major approaches to the doctrine in the tradition, the insights available in art and literature, and what a reconstruction of the doctrine might look like. Relations to contemporary subjects like psychotherapy and brain science will also be considered.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYT3510HF.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:30 to 16:00 · Begins: 05/04 · Ends: 05/08
Instructors: George R. Sumner
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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