Biblical Courses for the Fall and Winter Sessions of 2013-2014

Course Listings by Level

Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
SAB1003HS  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Frederick Yon-Ho Chung
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMB1003HF  L0101

Old Testament I

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

Introduction to modern historical criticism of the Old Testament, with special attention given to the formation of scripture from ancient traditions and its implications for history of Jewish and Christian interpretation. Short papers and a final exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB1007HF  L0102

Introduction to the Old Testament

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

A survey of the religious traditions of ancient Israel as they are reflected in the diverse types of literature found in the First Testament, with emphasis on their historical development and their relevance for contemporary ministry. Topics to be considered include: Israelite origins, settlement of the land, social structures, the monarchy, prophecy, the exile and return. Weekly lectures and discussion, research papers, application paper, class participation.

Schedule: Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00
Schedule Notes: Weekly meeting - one hour tutorial followed by two hour class. N.B. First Class - No tutorial, class will finish at 20:00
Instructors: Heather Macumber
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRB1007HS  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · 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: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Walter Deller
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
SMB1007HF  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

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

A survey of the religious traditions of ancient Israel as they are reflected in the diverse types of literature found in the First Testament, with emphasis on their historical development and their relevance for contemporary ministry. Topics to be considered include: Israelite origins, settlement of the land, social structures, the monarchy, prophecy, the exile and return. Weekly lectures and discussion, research papers, application paper, class participation.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: Weekly meeting - one hour tutorial followed by two hour class. N.B. First Class - No tutorial, class will finish at 15:00
Instructors: Heather Macumber
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB1008HS  L6101 · Cancelled on 2013/08/01

Introduction to the Old Testament I

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Online Course

Introduction to Old Testament literature and history (Genesis -Kings) with emphasis on application within the church. The course consists of online written lectures with class participation through discussion forums. Readings, written assignments and final paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:
WYB1008HF  L0101

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

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

Introduction to Old Testament literature and history, with emphasis on application within the church. Lectures and seminars. Readings, written assignments and final paper or exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB1009HS  L0101

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

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
CGB1011HF  L4101

Reading and Teaching the Old Testament

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Waterloo Site

This course will study the literary genres, the history of composition, and the canonization of the Old Testament texts. The course will examine various hermeneutical approaches to the Old Testament. The course will examine various hermeneutical approaches to the Old Testament, focusing on their implications for Christian theological interpretation. It will introduce some methods of teaching the Old Testament in various settings.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:50
Instructors: W. Derek Suderman
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAB1081HF  L0101

New Testament Hermeneutics

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

Survey of New Testament world, authors, theologies. Introduction to the historical-critical and other methods of exegesis. Focus on the relation of hermeneutic to Christian Theological traditions; determining the senses of Scripture, the intent of the author, the structures in the texts; stance of the reader. Lecture/Discussion; paper; mid-term and final exam.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Robert Nusca
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNB1501HS  L0101

Understanding the New Testament

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: TBA
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGB1501HF  L0101

An Introduction to the New Testament

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

The course has two aims: first, to familiarize you with the context and the content of the four canonical Gospels, including information related to the production and subsequent transmission of these writings; and second, to introduce you to the role that different analytical methodologies or conscious "reading strategies" play in the interpretation of these texts. The course will cover redaction, literary, textual, and ideological criticism, as well as the political and social background of the Gospels. There will be both lecture and practical application. Attention will also be given to use of the Library and the Internet for New Testament research. Short written assignments and a final exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
SMB1501HS  L0101

Introduction to the New Testament

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 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.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 14:00
Schedule Notes: 2 hour lecture followed by tutorial
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB1501HF  L0101

From the Gospel to the Gospels (NT I)

Offered in Fall 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." Tutorial from 10 - 11 am. Weekly lectures; assigned papers; final exam or integration paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB1501HS  L0102

Introduction to the New Testament

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 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.

Schedule: Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00
Schedule Notes: 2 hour lecture followed by tutorial
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMB1501HF  L0101

New Testament I

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

This course is the first part of a two-part introductory survey course on the New Testament.  It aims to acquaint students with important issues in the study of the four canonical Gospels and to introduce the role that different analytical methodologies or reading strategies play in the interpretation of these texts. Lectures and assigned papers.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Rene Baergen
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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TRB1501HF  L0101

Introduction to the New Testament

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

This course is an introduction to the four canonical Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles, as well as to exegetical method in the study of the New Testament. Weekly lectures, compulsory tutorial; assigned papers; final exam or integrative paper. Class is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tutorial is from 11 a.m. to noon.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
EMB1506HS  L0101

New Testament II

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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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KNB1511HF  L6101 · Cancelled on 2013/04/08

New Testament Greek I

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 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 pronunication. Weekly assignments, midterm project, final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMB1511HF  L0101

Elementary New Testament Greek I

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

Introduction to ancient Greek grammar for the sake of reading the New Testament. The focus will be on basic aspects of ancient Greek grammar and syntax. Weekly class participation, quizzes, final exam.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: John Egger
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5

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EMB1512HS  L0101

Elementary New Testament Greek II

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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 · Min: 5

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KNB1512HS  L6101 · Cancelled on 2013/04/08

New Testament Greek II

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB1513YY  L0101

Elementary New Testament Greek

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

Basic New Testament Greek grammar. During the first semester, students work through a large portion of the textbook, which introduces basic grammatical and syntactical elements of the language. In the second semester students complete the introductory grammar textbook, and begin reading in the Greek New Testament. Class participation, periodic tests, final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 16:00 to 17:30
Instructors: Catherine S. Hamilton
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits · Min: 8
2000 Level Courses
EMB2005HS  L0101

OT III: Prophecy

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course is an introduction to some of the social, literary, and theological dimensions of prophecy in ancient Israel and its evolution in the exilic and post-exilic eras. The books of Amos, Isaiah, and Daniel are the chief means of illustrating this evolution, though other prophetic literature will also be addressed in lectures. In examining literature from various points during the centuries in which it took shape, we will see its evolution from a largely oral and embodied medium to one that increasingly relies on interpretation of its own written legacy. In addition to Israelite prophecy?s independent value as theological expression, this transformation in turn sheds light on the appropriation of prophetic writings in the New Testament for understanding the meaning of Jesus? life, teaching, death, and resurrection.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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ICB2010HF  L0101

Biblical Foundations

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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: Monday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Nicholas Ansell
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMB2013HF  L0101

Biblical Hebrew I

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

The goal of Biblical Hebrew I and its adjoining course 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: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5

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EMB2014HS  L0101

Biblical Hebrew II

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The goal of Biblical Hebrew I and its adjoining course 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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KNB2131HF  L0101

Greek Exegesis

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

This course provides practice analyzing and translating early Christian and Jewish Greek texts, and interpreting them with respect to their literary and social contexts.  Lecture, discussion.  Quizzes, exegetical assignment, final exam.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAB2181HF  L0101

Prophetic Literature

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

This course introduces the prophets of Israel from their historical contexts, explores developments, genres and theological themes. Attention will be paid to the role of Israelite prophets in the larger ancient Near East context and prophetic contributions to Israelite expressions of God. Basic methods of exegesis will be reinforced as well as attention to a Catholic framework for interpretation. Lectures, quizzes, exams and a final paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Frederick Yon-Ho Chung
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB2213HF  L0101

Book of Jeremiah

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

Seminar on the Book of Jeremiah involving detailed exegesis of selected passages with a view to using the text in the life of the Church. Seminar format. Class participation, final paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB2251HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/10/08

Israel's Prophetic Traditions

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An examination of the "rise and fall" of prophecy in ancient Israel, considered within its historical context. Topics include the ancient Near Eastern background, the social location of Israelite prophets, true and false prophecy, modes of prophetic speech, interpretation of the individual prophetic books, the demise of prophecy, and its possible role in the development of apocalyptic. Assigned readings, class lectures and discussion. Participation, class presentations, paper proposal, research paper, application paper. Prerequisite: SMB1007: Introduction to the Old Testament or equivalent.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB2260HS  L6101

The Book of Psalms: a Spiritual Lifeline in Christian History and Tradition

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Online Course

An interactive investigation of the biblical Book of Psalms, with special emphasis on how the Psalms have been, and can be, applied to the devotional life of a Christian. The course will consider the psalms in their historical and canonical context. It will consider also the role of the Psalms in the devotional life of the canonical King David, Jesus Christ, the Apostles, and selected Christian men (incl. Martin Luther) and women throughout the ages. Particular attention will be given to the issue of how best in light of contemporary scholarship to apply the Psalms faithfully and reasonably to the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. Quizzes, rhetorical study, reading summaries, and discussion.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20
SAB2261HF  L0101

The Psalms

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

The Psalter can be viewed as a distillation of Israel’s history, spirituality, liturgy, wisdom, Torah and messianic hopes.  This course will examine some of the key elements of Hebrew poetry exemplified by the Psalms.  In the study of the Psalms according to their literary forms or genres, their unique poetic and thematic features will be highlighted.  Some consideration will be given to thematic groupings of Psalms such as Creation Psalms and Penitential Psalms.  The spirituality of the Psalms will be explored both through Patristic literature and modern authors.  This course will consider the messianic and Christological reading of the Psalms.  Pre-requisite: Introduction to the Old Testament.

Schedule: Friday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Frederick Yon-Ho Chung
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: This course was previously taught in Fall 1988
KNB2362HS  L0101

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

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  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.

The following link gives a short video presentation of the course.

https://media.library.utoronto.ca/play.php?Q7Pb40YOS3nV&id=16288&access=public

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB2501HS  L0101

Interpreting the New Testament in the Community of Faith

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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: Wednesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB2514HF  L0101

Intermediate Hellenistic Greek

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

This course provides analyzing and translating early Christian and Jewish Greek texts, and interpreting them with respect to their literary and social contexts.  Lecture, discussion.  Quizzes.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAB2612HF  L0101

Synoptic Gospels

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

Apostolic preaching and its development in Gospel writing. A look at the Synoptic Question. Special introduction to first three gospels, with attention to the themes and theology of each tradition. Exegetical study of selected passages in Mark, completed with reference to accounts in Matthew and Luke. Lectures, discussion, midterm exam, paper, final exam. Prerequisite: An introduction to New Testament course.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Walter Werbylo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB2643HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/04/04

The Gospel of Matthew

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A close reading of the Gospel of Matthew that focuses on its distinctive themes and context. Topics will include the structure and purpose of the gospel, the relationship of the Matthean community to Judaism, the gospel's ethical interests, its understanding of discipleship and Christian community, and its portrayal of Jesus. Lectures, brief class presentations, writing assignments.

Schedule: Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB2660HS  L0101

Who is Jesus? (NT II)

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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
SMB2668HF  L0101

Gospel of Luke

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

Luke's themes of universality and of Christ as savior of the disadvantaged demonstrate God's openness in Christianity to everyone and form the core of Luke's personal portrayal of God's saving action in history and in the world. According to Luke, disciples and "eye-witnesses" of Jesus of Nazareth are characterized by their receptivity towards God's saving activity and their responses and reactions of joy, wonder, praise and blessing to that activity. Special attention will be paid to Luke's presentation of Jesus' proclamation of a liberation which is not limited by ethnic, national, economic or gender concerns. This course will consider Luke's Gospel as a blueprint for contemporary ministry. Weekly assignments, final paper, class preparation and participation. Prerequisite: TSB 1501 (or equivalent).

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Ryan Wettlaufer
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAB2677HS  L0101

Johannine Literature

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Walter Werbylo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
SMB2701HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/04/04

The Life & Letters of St. Paul

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · 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: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Colleen Shantz
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAB2703HS  L0101

Pauline Literature

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A survey of the Pauline literature from the Thessalonian correspondence to the Pastoral Letters. A critical study of primary and secondary sources for understanding Paul's life and ministry, followed by a detailed exegesis of selected texts. Key concepts in 'Pauline theology'. Prerequisite: An introductory course in New Testament. Requirements: Lectures, discussion, essay, exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: J. Chandrakanthan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
RGB2708HS  L0101

Letter of Paul

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A survey of Pauline literature with a discussion of such themes as Paul's background and conversion, his teaching concerning the parousia, the resurrection of Christ and the faithful, hope, justification, the cross, love, community, ethics, Israel, etc. Discussion, written assignments.

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
WYB2756HF  L0101

Romans

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
3000 Level Courses
WYB3013HF  L0101

Reading Hebrew Prose

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

Seminar focusing on a) reinforcement of first-year Hebrew grammar and b) acquisition of historical and critical background necessary for understanding the book and for conveying its meaning. Weekly participation, assignments and quizzes; term project. Prerequisite: One full-year of biblical Hebrew. N.B. In combination with RGB3081H, "Hebrew Poetry: Psalms," 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: J. Glen Taylor
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB3081HS  L0101

Hebrew Poetry

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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
SMB3086HF  L0101

The Archeology of the First Temple

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

In the course, the Archeology of the First Temple Period will be discussed. In archeology the period is named the Iron Age. First the division to sub-periods will be studied as well as the meaning of this division. The differences in finds between Judea and Israel, after the division of David.

AD students enrol in SMB6086HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGB3114HF  L0101

Genesis

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

Studies the entire book of Genesis under the three large headings of Creation, Covenant and the Joseph Narrative. Special emphasis given to theological perspectives that emerge in the stories and narratives. Lectures, major paper.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
KNB3232HS  L0101

Bible in Context: Amos

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · 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
SMB3266HF  L0101

Psalms

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

The course is designed to introduce a critical study of the book of Psalms, its problems and methods. It will combine an investigation into the structure, design and theology of the Psalter with the exegesis of many individual psalms. Careful attention will be paid to their forms and settings in life, particularly their place in ancient liturgies. Basic Degree students will write three reports about 15:00 words in length and a final examination. Advanced students will write a publishable research paper and final examination. Advanced Degree biblical students will be expected to have competency in both Greek and Hebrew.

AD students enrol in SMB6266HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGB3351HF  L0101

Covenant & Deuteronomy

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

Study of the covenant formulary as a key to unfolding the synthesis of covenant theology represented in the Book of Deuteronomy. Major essay.

AD students enrol in RGB6351HF.

Schedule: Friday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)
KNB3361HS  L0101

Israelite History and Historiography

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course presents an overview of the geography and history of Israel and its place in the ancient Near East from the emergence of Israel in canaan to the beginning of the Roman period. Students will also be introduced to the major issues relating to historiography. Lectures and workshops. Class presentation, regular assignments, and major paper.

AD students enrol in KNB6361HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB3424HF  L0101

Judaism from th Maccabees to Masada

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

An awareness of the way Judaism developed in the period between the Maccabean revolt against the Syrian Hellenists (167 BCE) and the revolt against Rome (66-70 CE) is crucial for a proper understanding of both Jesus and the early Christian movement. This course will investigate these developments within Judaism in their political, social and literary contexts, with special attention to their significance for the New Testament.

AD students enrol in WYB6424HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: Please note a change of day
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRB3607HS  L0101

New Testament Resurrection Texts

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A critical analysis of New Testament Resurrection texts in the context of Jewish and Greco-Roman Traditions. Book review, research paper, final colloquium.

AD students enrol in TRB6607HS.

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 213
TRB3629HF  L0101

The Miracles of Jesus

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

In this course we will analyze the various forms of miracle stories in the gospels and study their meaning at different levels of early Christian tradition. Theological and pastoral implications arising from criticism will be considered.

AD students enrol in TRB6629HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
TRB3643HS  L0101

Gospel of Matthew

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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 Buildng, room 213
WYB3655HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/03/27

Gospel of Mark

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A consecutive exegetical examination of the Gospel of Mark with discussion of critical issues in gospel studies. Prerequisite: Introduction to NT. Reading, commentary writing, participation.

AD students enrol in WYB6655HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: To be offered as a summer intensive in 2014  
TRB3716HF  L0101

Paul: Pastor and Theologian

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

Readers of Pauls letters have long noted the diversity of the Christian communities to which he writes and the different approaches he takes towards their problems and questions. This course will study Paul's letters from the point of his role as a pastor and theologian. Paul's theology does not develop out of a philosophical or theological "?system" but from the everyday encounters with the problems of the communities and people of different historical and social context whom he meets while preaching the gospel. Lectures. Preparation and participation in class 10%; Book Review assignments 70%; Final colloquium 20%.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
WYB3719HF  L0101

Paul's Ethics

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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 WYB6719HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGB3821HF  L0101

Spirituality and Christian Life in the New Testament

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

The NT offers a vision of a renewed and transformed humanity. We will explore the various models of the spiritual and ethical life implied in this vision that are found in the four gospels, the Pauline letters, and the Pastoral Epistles. Special attention will be given to the first-century social and political context, especially that of the Roman Empire and its ideology. Issues of personal transformation, apocalyptic spirituality, ecstatic experience, prayer, violence, sexuality, gender, and exclusivity will be explored. Requirements: Assigned readings, participation (depending on class size), one 10-page final paper. No exams. Three books will be assigned as basic texts. Additional readings will be on reserve in the library.

AD students enrol in RGB6821HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
KNB3930HF  L0101

Biblical Hermeneutics

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

An exploration of contemporary hermeneutical theories, including those of Heidegger, Gadamer, Habermas, Ricoeur and Levinas.

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB3940HF  L0101

Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus

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

Urban development of Jerusalem from the beginning of the Hasmonean period (100 BCE) and its expansion and enhancement under Herod the Great. How much of this Jerusalem did Jesus see and know? Historical and Archeological data amplifies the Biblical text. We will also consider the problems of the Temple Mount: definition and location of sanctity, water installations, entertainment structures as well as defining and elucidating the location of Jesus' trial before Pontius Pilate. Informed attendance and participation in class discussion. Final paper.

AD students enrol in SMB6940HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
5000 Level Courses
EMB5002HS  L0101

Greek Texts of the Early Roman Empire

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine selected Greek texts written under the early Roman Empire (200 B.C.E. - 180 C.E.) for the sake of comparison with writings of earliest Christianity. The purpose is twofold: to familiarize the student with the larger literary context (Greek) of earliest Christianity and to develop the analysis of ancient literary style.

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

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WYB5032HS  L0101

Early Christian Self-Definition

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A study of the developing self-understanding of early Christianity, seen in the context of the process by which the Christian movement separated from its Jewish matrix and developed into a distinct, largely Gentile religion. The major portion of the course will consist of a study of selected Christian literature (up to the mid-second century) with attention to specific issues of self-definition. Lectures, discussions of assigned readings and student presentations. Seminar paper and final research paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB5111HF  L0101

Book of Genesis

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

Critical and exegetical study of Hebrew text of Genesis. In addition to historical-critical issues, attention will be paid to Ancient Near Eastern parallels as well as to the book's themes, structure and theological significance. Cross-listed to RLG3142H.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB5201HS  L0101

The Book of Isaiah

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A seminar examining the Book of Isaiah with attention to its literary development, historical context(s), theological emphases, etc. Hebrew. Participation, research paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB5204HF  L0101

Isaiah: Hebrew Exegesis and Method

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

This course will combine close textual and exegetical analysis of the Hebrew Bible (Isaiah) with attention to methodology. These chapters of Isaiah are selected as they model well the transition from early literary-critical to form and redaction-critical exegesis, and newer canonical approaches. the time will be devoted to close reading of the Hebrew text informed by the spate of newer commentary treatments and secondary literature.

Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, 11:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: This course will be held twice a week and is offered from Sept 16 to Nov 1, 2013
Instructors: Christopher Seitz
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 10
EMB5401HF  L0101

Qumran: Scripture and Worship

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

An examination of selected psalms, prayers, and hymns from the Dead Sea Scrolls with an eye to their appropriation of scriptural discourse. Genre issues, social function of these texts in the Qumran community, and continuity with and differences from later Jewish and Christian liturgies also explored. Seminar, seminar presentations, and final paper. Prerequisite: 2 years biblical Hebrew. Evaluation: Participation (25%); class presentations (25%); and final paper (50%).

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Course will be held in the Jackman Humanities Building (JHB).
SMB5615HF  L0101

Synoptic Problem

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

Investigation of history of solutions to the Synoptic Problem from the eighteenth century to the present. Special attention to revival of the Griesbach hypothesis and to recent advances in the Two-Document Hypothesis. Seminar and seminar paper. Prerequisite: Greek and either German or French. Cross-listed to Religion as RLG3243H

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: John S. Kloppenborg
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGB5673HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/01/06

Acts of the Apostles

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will consist of a reading and analysis of the Greek text of Acts and a study of its religious, political, and cultural mileau. Questions of historicity and sources will be explored. Classes will consist of short lectures, discussion of the readings, translations, and student presentations. There will be a final 30-page paper.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
KNB5929HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/08/09

Hermeneutics and Critical Theory

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

An exploration of the intersection of hermeneutics with the critical theory of some of Europe?s most influential theorists in such areas as post-heidegerrian phenomenology, Frankfurt School, ideological criticism, Lancanian theory, Poststructuralism and Postcolonial criticism.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
6000 Level Courses
SMB6086HF  L0101

The Archeology of the First Temple

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

In the course, the Archeology of the First Temple Period will be discussed. In archeology the period is named the Iron Age. First the division to sub-periods will be studied as well as the meaning of this division. The differences in finds between Judea and Israel, after the division of David.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMB3086HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGB6114HF  L0101

Genesis

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

Studies the entire book of Genesis under the three large headings of Creation, Covenant and the Joseph Narrative. Special emphasis given to theological perspectives that emerge in the stories and narratives. Lectures, major paper.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
KNB6232HS  L0101

Bible in Context: Amos

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · 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.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNB3232HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB6266HF  L0101

Psalms

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

The course is designed to introduce a critical study of the book of Psalms, its problems and methods. It will combine an investigation into the structure, design and theology of the Psalter with the exegesis of many individual psalms. Careful attention will be paid to their forms and settings in life, particularly their place in ancient liturgies. Basic Degree students will write three reports about 15:00 words in length and a final examination. Advanced students will write a publishable research paper and final examination. Advanced Degree biblical students will be expected to have competency in both Greek and Hebrew.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMB3266HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGB6351HF  L0101

Covenant & Deuteronomy

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

Study of the covenant formulary as a key to unfolding the synthesis of covenant theology represented in the Book of Deuteronomy. Major essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGB3351HF.

Schedule: Friday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)
KNB6361HS  L0101

Israelite History and Historiography

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course presents an overview of the geography and history of Israel and its place in the ancient Near East from the emergence of Israel in canaan to the beginning of the Roman period. Students will also be introduced to the major issues relating to historiography. Lectures and workshops. Class presentation, regular assignments, and major paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNB3361HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB6424HF  L0101

Judaism from th Maccabees to Masada

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

An awareness of the way Judaism developed in the period between the Maccabean revolt against the Syrian Hellenists (167 BCE) and the revolt against Rome (66-70 CE) is crucial for a proper understanding of both Jesus and the early Christian movement. This course will investigate these developments within Judaism in their political, social and literary contexts, with special attention to their significance for the New Testament.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYB3424HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: Please note a change in day
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRB6607HS  L0101

New Testament Resurrection Texts

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A critical analysis of New Testament Resurrection texts in the context of Jewish and Greco-Roman Traditions. Book review, research paper, final colloquium.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRB3607HS.

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 213
TRB6629HF  L0101

The Miracles of Jesus

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

In this course we will analyze the various forms of miracle stories in the gospels and study their meaning at different levels of early Christian tradition. Theological and pastoral implications arising from criticism will be considered.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRB3629HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
TRB6643HS  L0101

Gospel of Matthew

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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 Buildng, room 213
WYB6655HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/03/27

Gospel of Mark

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A consecutive exegetical examination of the Gospel of Mark with discussion of critical issues in gospel studies. Prerequisite: Introduction to NT. Reading, commentary writing, participation.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYB3655HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: To be offered as a summer intensive in 2014
TRB6716HF  L0101

Paul: Pastor and Theologian

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

Readers of Paul's letters have long noted the diversity of the Christian communities to which he writes and the different approaches he takes towards their problems and questions. This course will study Paul's letters from the point of his role as a pastor and theologian. Paul's theology does not develop out of a philosophical or theological "?system" but from the everyday encounters with the problems of the communities and people of different historical and social context whom he meets while preaching the gospel. Lectures. Preparation and participation in class 10%; Book Review assignments 70%; Final colloquium 20%.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
WYB6719HS  L0101

Paul's Ethics

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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
RGB6821HF  L0101

Spirituality and Christian Life in the New Testament

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

The NT offers a vision of a renewed and transformed humanity. We will explore the various models of the spiritual and ethical life implied in this vision that are found in the four gospels, the Pauline letters, and the Pastoral Epistles. Special attention will be given to the first-century social and political context, especially that of the Roman Empire and its ideology. Issues of personal transformation, apocalyptic spirituality, ecstatic experience, prayer, violence, sexuality, gender, and exclusivity will be explored. Requirements: Assigned readings, participation (depending on class size), one 10-page final paper. No exams. Three books will be assigned as basic texts. Additional readings will be on reserve in the library.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGB3821HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
SMB6940HF  L0101

Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus

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

The purpose of this course is to bring forth the urban development of the Holy City from the 6th century BC when the repatriates from Babylon rebuilt the city and the Temple. After the Babylonian exile, the city was reconstructed in its former limits but later extended even more. Because of the ability to follow the development of the city, one can contribute nowadays to the authenticity of the holy sites and understand what kind of city Christ saw when he came to the city. This study is possible thanks to the scriptures and Archeology, which revealed great sections of that city that the Romans covered in the second century AD and so they disappeared. The discrepancies between the various sources describing Jerusalem will also be discussed and analyzed and so cast more light on the Gospel descriptions of the city. The scriptures are not books of history and therefore their descriptions are far from detailed and it is to us to complete the views of the city with the help of archeology and the knowledge that comes from later sources. All this will be dealt with in the course.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMB3940HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Theological Crosslisted Courses
WYT2101HS  L0101

The Bride of the Lamb: Systematic Theology II

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical

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