Biblical Courses for the 2013 Winter Session

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Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
KNB1002HS  L0101

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is the second of two courses designed to introduce the student to the basics of biblical Hebrew grammar and syntax. It is intended for both those who wish to acquire Hebrew for use in ministry and for those who intend to go on to advanced academic degrees. Lecture. Evaluation will include quizzes, workbook exercises, mid-term and final exams.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAB1003HS  L6101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  New Course · 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: · Ends:
Instructors: Igal German
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
SAB1003HS  L0102

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough 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. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's.

Schedule:
Schedule Notes: Weekends
Instructors: Frederick Yon-Ho Chung
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAB1003HS  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · 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: Frederick Yon-Ho Chung
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGB1005HS  L0101

Intro Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · 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
WYB1009HS  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture for the Church: Part II

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · 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: Marion Ann Taylor
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB1501HS  L0101

Understanding the New Testament

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · 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.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB1501HS  L6101

From the Gospel to the Gospels (NT I)

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An introduction to the four Gospels in their social, historical and theological settings. Using a "socio-literary" approach, we will study the Gospels within a two-dimensional framework, both centred on what the early Christians called the "gospel" or "Kerygma." One dimension has to do with social history — the origin and development of Christianity as a distinct social entity, from its foundations in the ministry of Jesus and the Easter experience, through its emergence as a Jewish renewal movement, and on to its development into a separate, largely Gentile, institutionalized religion. The second dimension has to do with literature — the process by which the Gospels came to be written, their literary form and texture, and their character as narrative versions of the "gospel." Weekly online lectures, assigned analysis/reflection papers, discussion board postings.

This is an online class.

Schedule: · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Allan Loder
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
SMB1501HS  L0101

Introduction to the New Testament

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · 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. Classtime: 11:10-13:10 and compulsory one-hour tutorial 13:10-14:10.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:10 to 14:10
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
EMB1506HS  L0101

New Testament II

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · 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. 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

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EMB1512HS  L0101

Elementary New Testament Greek II

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · 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, 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 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · 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, evaluation of Greek pronunciation.  Weekly assignments midterm project, final exam. Prerequisite: New Testament Greek 1 or equivalent.

Schedule: 0:00 to 0:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
2000 Level Courses
ICB2010HS  L6101

Biblical Foundations

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: TBA
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMB2014HS  L0101

Biblical Hebrew II

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The goal of Biblical Hebrew II is to provide both students training for designated ministry and those students who wish to continue in advanced degree studies with a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew.  The acquired skills may be used for the purposes of homiletical exegesis, scholarship pursuit, and the general pleasure of textual theological interpretations.  Classes are twice weekly, and consist of lecture, homework tutorial, quizzes and quiz review, translation work, and theological reflections posted on Twitter.  Evaluation: weekly quizzes; midterm exam; attendance and participation; final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: Carmen Palmer
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5

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WYB2110HS  L0101

Preaching & Teaching from Genesis

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A study of the Book of Genesis with a focus on exegesis for sermon preparation and on preaching/teaching. Interactive lectures, discussion of published sermons, and practice at preaching. Means of evaluation: class participation, term project, sermon exegesis and delivery. Prerequisite: Introduction to the Old Testament.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB2278HS  L0101

Israel's Wisdom Traditions

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · 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: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB2300HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/03/15

You, Your Congregation, & the End of the World: Reclaiming Biblical Apocalyptic for the Church

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine popular understandings of End Time events and the dispensationalist interpretation that underlies them. It will also provide an overview of biblical apocalyptic texts such as Daniel, Ezekiel and Revelation to provide an understanding of what these books meant in their original context, how they have been received since, and how they might be applied to the life of the church today. Lectures and readings. Written assignments, major paper. 

 
Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB2501HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/11/13

Interpreting the New Testament in the Community of Faith

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A study of the tools and methods involved in the process of New Testament interpretation, with special attention to the context and needs of the church. Consideration will be given to contemporary hermeneutical discussion, to a full range of contemporary exegetical methods, and to the nature and function of the NT as scripture, all in conjunction with a thorough and practical examination of a particular NT text. Lectures and seminars, readings, seminar papers and a final paper or project.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB2660HS  L0101

Who is Jesus? (NT II)

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: 0
RGB2671HS  L0101

Gospel of John

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A study of John's Gospel with particular attention to his use of symbolism and irony to portray human spiritual limitations and the need for a spiritual transformation and rebirth in the spirit. The discussion of Johannine spirituality will examine agape as the unique way of knowing God and patterning oneself on Christ. Issues such as conflict, sectarianism and misuses of John will also be covered. Prerequisite: TSB 1501H. Discussion, paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
SAB2677HS  L0101

Johannine Literature

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to the gospel and letters of John concerning authorship, unity, historicity and the situation of the Johannine church. Exploration of basic themes in this tradition and what they reveal about the life of Jesus and believing in him. 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, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Walter Werbylo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
SAB2703HS  L0101

Pauline Literature

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  New Course · 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, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: J. Chandrakanthan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
WYB2756HS  L0101

Romans

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will work through Romans consecutively, doing a close reading of the Biblical text and engaging with influential scholarly literature on Paul in general and Romans in particular.  Evaluation: tutorial presentations and written work. Prerequisite: WYB1501H or equivalent.

Schedule: Wednesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
3000 Level Courses
SMB3081HS  L0101

Hebrew Poetry

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · 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, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB3232HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/10/16

Bible in Context: Amos

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · 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: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB3501HS  L0101

Advanced Hellenistic Greek

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will focus on the translation of a variety of types of Hellenistic texts (e.g., decreess, sacred laws,  magical papyri, aretalogies, Philo, hermeneutic corpus) and on their grammatical and syntactical analysis.  Prerequisite:  a minimum of three semesters of Greek.

AD students enrol in KNB6501HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGB3501HS  L0101

Religion, Gods, and Society in the Augustan Age

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will explore the Greco- Roman religious culture of the Augustan Age and its encounter with the religion of Judea and the early Christian movement. Traditional piety as well as mystery religions will be examined. Special attention will be given to the religious restoration/ renewal of Caesar Augustus and the growth of the imperial cult. Topics will include the role of religion in society and the life of the polis as well as the Roman perception of the Christian communities. Passages from the New Testament will be analyzed in light of this study. The course will consist of lectures, readings in primary and secondary literature, 2 short papers, and one final essay. AD students will meet in seminar sessions and have additional readings. Lectures, readings for RGB3501; Lectures, readings, seminar for RGB6501. Readings; 2 short papers and one final extended essay ( RGB3501). Readings, seminar discussions, presentations, research paper (25- 30 pages) for RGB6501.

 

AD students enrol in RGB6501HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
TRB3643HS  L0101

Gospel of Matthew

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · 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: Location: Larkin Building, room 214
WYB3719HS  L0101

Paul's Ethics

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This seminar course will provide an introduction to Paul's ethical thinking in the context of the theological fabric of his thought. It will provide an opportunity to read some of the great commentators on Paul's ethics and to discuss the interrelationship between Paul's ethics and his theology. Evaluation: seminar presentations and participation and written work.

AD students enrol in WYB6719HS.

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

The Passion Narratives

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · 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: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
5000 Level Courses
WYB5016HS  L0101

Hebraica

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · 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: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: Please Note: Change of day and time
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB5064HS  L0101

Ancient Israelite Religion

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A seminar examining features of ancient Israelite religion as reflected in the archaeological and literary evidence. Topics include the origins and nature of Yahweh,other deities in ancient Israel, monotheism, the cult of the dead, divergent perspectives of priestly, royal, deuteronomistic, prophetic groups, etc.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMB5203HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/11/21

Isaiah and Prophecy in Early Judaism and Christianity

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · 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, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMB5703HS  L0101

Paul: Biographical Problems

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

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

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WYB5981HS  L0101

Readings in Jewish Literature

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A study of selected Jewish literature from the Second-Temple period. To provide thematic unity to our reading, we will pay particular attention to issues of Jewish self-definiton and identity within the Greco-Roman world, and to the range of Jewish attitudes toward "the Nations" and their place in Jewish frames of reference.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
6000 Level Courses
KNB6232HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/10/16

Bible in Context: Amos

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · 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: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB6501HS  L0101

Advanced Hellenistic Greek

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will focus on the translation of a variety of types of Hellenistic texts (e.g., decrees, sacred laws, magical papyri, aretalogies, Philo, hermeneutic corpus) and on their grammatical and syntactical analysis.    Prerequisite:  a minimum of three semesters of Greek.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNB3501HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGB6501HS  L0101

Religion, Gods, and Society in the Augustan Age

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will explore the Greco- Roman religious culture of the Augustan Age and its encounter with the religion of Judea and the early Christian movement. Traditional piety as well as mystery religions will be examined. Special attention will be given to the religious restoration/ renewal of Caesar Augustus and the growth of the imperial cult. Topics will include the role of religion in society and the life of the polis as well as the Roman perception of the Christian communities. Passages from the New Testament will be analyzed in light of this study. The course will consist of lectures, readings in primary and secondary literature, 2 short papers, and one final essay. AD students will meet in seminar sessions and have additional readings. Lectures, readings for RGB3501; Lectures, readings, seminar for RGB6501. Readings; 2 short papers and one final extended essay ( RGB3501). Readings, seminar discussions, presentations, research paper (25- 30 pages) for RGB6501.

 

Basic Degree students enrol in RGB3501HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
TRB6643HS  L0101

Gospel of Matthew

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · 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: Location: Larkin Building, room 214
WYB6719HS  L0101

Paul's Ethics

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

 This seminar course will provide an introduction to Paul's ethical thinking in the context of the theological fabric of his thought. It will provide an opportunity to read some of the great commentators on Paul's ethics and to discuss the interrelationship between Paul's ethics and his theology. Evaluation: seminar presentations and participation and written work.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYB3719HS.

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

The Passion Narratives

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · 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: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
Theological Crosslisted Courses
WYT2101HS  L0101

The Bride of the Lamb: Systematic Theology II

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · 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, tutorials. Short papers, final exam. Tutorial 10-11 am

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical

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