Biblical Courses for the 2015 Winter Session

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Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
KNB1002HS  L0101

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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  L0102

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's.

Schedule: · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Frederick Yon-Ho Chung
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Limited to Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's. See listing in Winter term for our regularly scheduled course. 
SAB1003HS  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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
RGB1005HS  L6101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Online Course

This introductory course explores the thematic unity of the Old Testament under the heading of Covenantal Theology. Significant covenantal moments in the Bible are studied in their historical settings and context, cultic realizations, and literary expressions (Abram, Sinai, David/Zion, Prophecy, Exile, Deuteronomistic texts, Priestly texts- Creation I Noah I Abraham, Wisdom, Covenant in the New Testament). Literary and rhetorical analysis, historical and textual criticism are employed as means of exploring the biblical texts. Assignments: readings, five short study papers, on-line discussions on questions and terms set forth in the syllabus.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20
Additional Notes: Students will be required to engage in discussions on blackboard everyweek during the duration of the course.
TRB1007HS  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: St. Hilda's College, Cartwright Hall
WYB1009HS  L0101

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

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  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, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: This course is a required introduction course for all Basic Degree programs and is recommended as a first year (or equivalent) course before more advanced Biblical courses are taken.
KNB1501HS  L0101

Understanding the New Testament

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  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: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB1501HS  L0101

Introduction to the New Testament

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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: Monday, 17:00 to 20:00
Instructors: Ryan Wettlaufer
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMB1506HS  L0101

New Testament II

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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: Tuesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Leif Vaage
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMB1512HS  L0101

Elementary New Testament Greek II

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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: Tuesday, Thursday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: John Egger
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5
2000 Level Courses
EMB2004HS  L0101

Old Testament II

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

In alternate years, this course will include an overview of either the Wisdom tradition or the Prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible. We will focus on one or two books, attending to the historical and cultural context in which they took shape but also pay attention to their significance of wisdom or the prophetic message for the Christian tradition. Lectures and discussion. Papers, no tests. Prerequisite: EMB1003 or equivalent.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMB2014HS  L0101

Biblical Hebrew II

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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: Monday, Wednesday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: Carmen Palmer
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5
WYB2105HS  L4101

Theological Exegesis for Preaching

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  New Course · Canada - other Site

This course Is an Introduction to theolog ically disciplined biblical preaching. We will examine the fourfold sense of scripture and Trinitarian and.Chrlstologlcal readings of scriptural texts. Students will be Introduced to the lectionary, its origins and its importance. This course will also cover the exegetical presuppositions and rhetorical styles of great preachers throughout the history of the Church. The course intends to train students to work theologically wtth scripture and to create robust sermon outlines and full sermon texts. Students will learn to use a variety of resources for preaching. Students will also engage ancient and medieval traditions of reading scripture, and understand their relevance and Importance in preaching. Finally, students will also be exposed to the rhetorical elements of preaching. Finally, students will also be exposed to the rhetorical elements of preaching and be challenged to incorporate these skills in their own work as preachers.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Tuesday, Thursday and weekend intensive 18:00 to 21:00
Instructors: TBA, David Widdicombe
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Additional Notes: Course offered in Winnipeg. For registration please contact the Wycliffe Registrar's Office 
SMB2251HS  L0101

Israel's Prophetic Traditions

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAB2383HS  L6101

Introducing Hebrew Wisdom Literature

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Online Course

The course explores the Hebrew Wisdom literature against its ancient Near Eastern backdrop with a view toward theological interpretation and application. The books to be studied: Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Wisdom Psalms, Sirach, Wisdom of Solomon. Methods of evaluation: Online participation, assignments, and final paper.  

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Igal German
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
WYB2501HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/05/29

Interpreting the New Testament in the Community of Faith

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Course replaced with Salvation as Liberation in paul WYB3714/6714 approved by Biblical Department
CGB2511HS  L4101

Reading and Teaching the New Testament

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  New Course · Waterloo Site

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

Schedule: Monday, 09:00 to 11:50
Instructors: Alicia Batten
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB2656HS  L0101

The Good News of Mark

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A study of the Gospel of Mark with attention to its claim to be a story of gospel, or good news. Particular attention to the narrative and oral features of the Gospel, to its Christology, its inner tensions, its characterizations, and the kinds of conflicts it might have been addressing in its own time. Teaching Methods: Lectures with seminar segments. Means of Evaluation: Class presentations and related paper, mid-length essay, participation.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ryan Wettlaufer
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB2660HS  L0101

Who is Jesus? (NT II)

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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, 11:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: There is a Tutorial at 10:00 am before class
Instructors: Catherine S. Hamilton
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGB2671HS  L0101

Gospel of John

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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: Wednesday, 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 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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
SAB2703HS  L0101

Pauline Literature

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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
3000 Level Courses
SMB3081HS  L0101

Hebrew Poetry

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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

Bible in Context: Amos

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB3501HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/08/12

Advanced Hellenistic Greek

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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 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
SMB3551HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/08/28

The Role of Emotions in the Letters of St. Paul

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

The course offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the role of emotion in Paul's communication with early Christian communities. We will study emotional appeals as a rhetorical strategy of the letters as well as the effects of such emotions in human beings (including their cultural construction, biological and psychological effects, role in cognition). The overarching question of the course is how to cultivate emotional intelligence in our readings of Paul's letters. Lectures, class discussions of assigned readings, graded presentations and writing assignments.

AD students enrol in SMB6551HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Colleen Shantz
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRB3643HS  L0101

Gospel of Matthew

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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
WYB3714HS  L0101

Salvation as Liberation in Paul

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A significant reappraisal of Paul's theology is currently underway, involving not only particular aspects (e.g. justification by faith, atonement) and overall structure, but also the more basic question of how we might speak of Paul as a theological thinker. This course will study major theological themes in Paul's letters - including the nature of human existence; sin; the law; the death and resurrection of Christ; life "in Christ"; Israel and the Gentiles - with special emphasis on salvation as liberation (from "the powers" to the new solidarity of life "in Christ"). Three short resumes, final paper.

AD students enrol in WYB6714HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRB3721HS  L0101

The Passion Narratives

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
RGB3902HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/04/29

Interpreting the Bible in the Early Church: First Four Centuries

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine the methods of biblical interpretation used in the Church from NT times through the 4th century. Areas covered will include the Jewish forms of exegesis found in the NT, the ellegorical method, the schools of Antioch and Alexandria, as well as interpreters such as Origen, Theodore of Mopsuestia, and St. Augustine. Course will consist of lectures, the reading of some introductory secondary works, and selected readings from Patristic commentaries. There will be two short essays and one longer final essay.

AD students enrol in RGB6902HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
5000 Level Courses
WYB5016HS  L0101

Hebraica

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB5064HS  L0101

Ancient Israelite Religion

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMB5703HS  L0101

Paul: Biographical Problems

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Leif Vaage
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB5981HS  L0101

Readings in Jewish Literature

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
6000 Level Courses
KNB6232HS  L0101

Bible in Context: Amos

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB6501HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/08/12

Advanced Hellenistic Greek

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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 semesters of Greek.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNB3501HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB6551HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/08/28

The Role of Emotions in the Letters of St. Paul

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

The course offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the role of emotion in Paul's communication with early Christian communities. We will study emotional appeals as a rhetorical strategy of the letters as well as the effects of such emotions in human beings (including their cultural construction, biological and psychological effects, role in cognition). The overarching question of the course is how to cultivate emotional intelligence in our readings of Paul's letters. Lectures, class discussions of assigned readings, graded presentations and writing assignments.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMB3551HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Colleen Shantz
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRB6643HS  L0101

Gospel of Matthew

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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
WYB6714HS  L0101

Salvation as Liberation in Paul

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A significant reappraisal of Paul's theology is currently underway, involving not only particular aspects (e.g. justification by faith, atonement) and overall structure, but also the more basic question of how we might speak of Paul as a theological thinker. This course will study major theological themes in Paul's letters - including the nature of human existence; sin; the law; the death and resurrection of Christ; life "in Christ"; Israel and the Gentiles - with special emphasis on salvation as liberation (from "the powers" to the new solidarity of life "in Christ"). Three short resumes, final paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYB3714HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRB6721HS  L0101

The Passion Narratives

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
RGB6902HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/04/29

Interpreting the Bible in the Early Church: First Four Centuries

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine the methods of biblical interpretation used in the Church from NT times through the 4th century. Areas covered will include the Jewish forms of exegesis found in the NT, the ellegorical method, the schools of Antioch and Alexandria, as well as interpreters such as Origen, Theodore of Mopsuestia, and St. Augustine. Course will consist of lectures, the reading of some introductory secondary works, and selected readings from Patristic commentaries. There will be two short essays and one longer final essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGB3902HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
Pastoral Theology Crosslisted Courses
WYP3305HS  L0101

Preaching from the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A practical, interactive introduction to the particularities of Christian preaching from the Old Testament. Especial emphasis will be placed on biblical exegesis, hermeneutics, and preaching with sensitivity to the varied forms of OT literature - narrative, saga, law, prophetic oracles, wisdom material, etc. Students will exegete passages, prepare sermons (preaching twice in class), learn new skills and ideas and interact with the sermons of others, both peers and role models. Assignments, participation, term project. Cross-listed to Biblical.

AD students enrol in WYP6305HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical
WYP6305HS  L0101

Preaching from the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A practical, interactive introduction to the particularities of Christian preaching from the Old Testament. Especial emphasis will be placed on biblical exegesis, hermeneutics, and preaching with sensitivity to the varied forms of OT literature - narrative, saga, law, prophetic oracles, wisdom material, etc. Students will exegete passages, prepare sermons (preaching twice in class), learn new skills and ideas and interact with the sermons of others, both peers and role models. Assignments, participation, term project. Cross-listed to Biblical.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYP3305HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical
Theological Crosslisted Courses
WYT2101HS  L0101

The Bride of the Lamb: Systematic Theology II

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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. 

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical

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