Historical Courses for the Fall and Winter Sessions of 2014-2015

Course Listings by Level

Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
SAH1001HF  L0101

Early Christianity (to AD 600)

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

This course offers an opportunity to explore the history of the Christian Church from its origins in Judaism through to its monastic expansion beyond the boundaries of the Western Roman Empire in the sixth and seventh centuries. It will examine the conflicts, individuals, social movements and theologies that shaped Christianity during this formative period. Two Document Analyses, Seminar Presentation, Final Examination.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: James (Séamus) P. Hogan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
RGH1010HF  L6101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Online Course

Offered On-Line: From the subapostolic age to the Triumph of Orthodoxy

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 18
WYH1010HF  L0101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

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

From the subapostolic age to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam. Class participation, course portfolio, one short essay, and two other academic exercises (choice of reading notes, short papers, weekly quizzes, final exam, etc.).

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Instructors: Alan L. Hayes
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMH1010HF  L0101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

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

This introductory course explores Christianity's formation and transformation from the post-apostolic era to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West in the year 843. Along the way, we will explore how Christians described their religious experience, practiced their faith, articulated and argued about their beliefs, and structured their ecclesial communities. We will learn about Christianity's changing relationship to political power; its engagement with other religions and cultures; the lifestyles, theological mindsets, and models of community proposed and debated by Christian leaders; the political and theological challenges associated with the movement's early marginalization, eventual expansion, encounter with Islam in the East and the "barbarians" in the West; and the formation of "Christian Europe."'Lecture, group discussions. Evaluation: practice quizzes, mid-term writing projects, choice of final exam or research paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Instructors: Brian Clarke
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMH1010HF  L0101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

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

From the subapostolic age to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam. Lectures, class discussion of readings, 1 research essay, 1 reflection paper.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNH1015HF  L0101

A Global History of Christianity - a survey

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

A survey of the history of Christianity and an introduction to the study of Christian history. Lecture. Book review, seminar participation, mid-term exam, final exam. Mandatory seminar. No seminar the first week of class. Seminar from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Class from 7:10 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Classes held at Wycliffe College

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
2000 Level Courses
SAH2002HS  L0101

Medieval Christianity (600-1500)

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

Development of Church and society in the Middle Ages; its development of thought and piety. Lectures, discussions, minor paper, major paper, final exam.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: James (Séamus) P. Hogan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 14
TRH2002HF  L0101

A History of the Church in the Middle Ages

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Barry Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
SMH2010HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/06/26

History of Christianity II (843-1648)

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

Development of thought and piety; monasticism and mendicants; crusades, parish life; papacy, princes and church councils; Byzantium; East-West relations; relations with Jews and Muslims; Renaissance and reformations; reformers; missionary expansion; confessionalism. Lectures and class discussion of readings. One research essay, one reflection paper. NOTE: Students who have taken - H2002H Medieval Christianity (600-1500) and/or - 2003H Reformation & Early Modern Christianity may not take Christianity II (843-1648).

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 25
TRH2010HF  L0101

History of Christianity II

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

The history of the Christian Church (mainly in the West) from the birth of a spiritually united medieval Europe under Charlemagne to its fragmentation in the Reformation and the Thirty Years' War; Pagans and missionaries; Popes and patriarchs. Princes and councils; Reformers and radicals; Monks and friars. Theology and heresy; Daily Christian life and worship; The course will consist of lectures and group discussions of selected primary sources; GRADING PROCEDURES:  short weekly reading quizzes (matching, multiple choice, etc.), portfolio of short article summaries, class participation.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Jesse Billett
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
KNH2010HS  L0101

History of Christianity II (843-1648)

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

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

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Stuart Macdonald
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMH2010HS  L0101

History of Christianity II (843-1648)

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

Development of thought and piety; monasticism and mendicants; crusades, parish life; papacy, princes and church councils; Byzantium; East-West relations; relations with Jews and Muslims; Renaissance and reformations; reformers; missionary expansion; confessionalism. The course will consist of lectures, small group discussions, and oral reports that summarize small group discussions. Mid-term assignments; choice of final exam or research papers. NOTE: Students who have taken --H2002H Medieval Christianity (600-1500) and/or --H2003H Reformation; Early Modern Christianity may not take Christianity II (843-1648). Perquisite: History of Christianity I or permission of the instructor.

Schedule: Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Instructors: Brian Clarke
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRH2061HF  L0101

The Birth of Theology

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
TRH2061HF  L6101

The Birth of Theology

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Online Course

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRH2105HS  L0101

History of Theology 2: Medieval and Reformation Theologies

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

A survey of Medieval and Reformation Theologies, from 843 to 1648. The Carolingian Revival and Monastic Schools; Anselm and Cur Deus Homo; Peter Lombard and the Cathedral Schools; Abailard and the Universities; the rediscovery of Aristotle; the Friars: Albert the Great, Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, William of Occam; Gregory Palamas; the Reformation: Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, Thomas Cranmer; the Synod of Dort; Richard Hooker; Second Scholasticism.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
TRH2105HS  L6101

History of Theology 2: Medieval and Reformation Theologies

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Online Course

A survey of Medieval and Reformation Theologies, from 843 to 1648. The Carolingian Revival and Monastic Schools; Anselm and Cur Deus Homo; Peter Lombard and the Cathedral Schools; Abailard and the Universities; the rediscovery of Aristotle; the Friars: Albert the Great, Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, William of Occam; Gregory Palamas; the Reformation: Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, Thomas Cranmer; the Synod of Dort; Richard Hooker; Second Scholasticism.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
CGH2201HF  L4101

European Reformations

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  New Course · Waterloo Site

The events collectively known as the Reformation ended the unity of westem Christianity. In this course, we will study the various reforming movements primarily by reading the words of their main actors. The course places the ideas behind the reformers' agendas in their historical context, beginning with a survey of western Christianity on the eve of the sixteenth century. It then examines the particular ways in which the Protestant and Catholic reformers viewed the Bible, salvation, the church, and the state. After exploring the context and the Ideas, we will look at the reality of the reformers' struggle to implement their agenda and the legacy of the Reformation in the twenty-first century.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 10:00 to 11:30
Instructors: Troy D. Osborne
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRH2210HS  L6101

History of Christianity III (1648-present)

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Online Course

This introductory course examines the history of Christianity from the Peace of Westphalia (1648) to the end of the twentieth century. As will be demonstrated throughout the course, the major catalyst for change has been, and continues to be, the constant tension between the inherently static nature of the historic Church and the forces of modernity. Throughout the course we will see how modern culture, which includes but is not limited to, contemporary politics, philosophy, literature, and painting, exercised an overwhelming influence on the development of eighteenth-century, nineteenth-century, and twentieth-century Christianity. Two short research summaries submitted online (40%), participation (20%), final exam submitted online (40%)

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15
SAH2224HF  L6101

20th Century Church History, 1900-1960

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Online Course

Sketches 4 major cultural challenges facing the pre-Vatican Church, 1900-1960.Explores various individual attempts to find creative solutions to these problems, as well as the main official responses from the Magisterium. Lecture-Seminars and readings. Weekly email questions, three 2-page papers and final exam [take-home].

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Janine Langan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
CGH2235HF  L4101

The Mennonite Tradition In Historical Context

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  New Course · Waterloo Site

This is a survey of the development of the Anabaptist and Mennonite traditions (Amish, Mennonite, and Hutterites) by placing them in the context of the broader history of the western Christianity from the early church through Its transformation into a global movement. Through the study of history, students will understand the forces and tensions that have shaped the Mennonites and other Anabaptists as they related to the changing contexts in the world around them. Throughout the course,students will attend to the strengths and weakness of defining Anabaptist Identity through history.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Troy D. Osborne
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYH2241HF  L0101

Emergence of Evangelicalism in Britain, 1730-1830

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

This course examines the rise of the evangelical tradition in British Christianity in its formative period between 1730 and 1830. Within the historical framework, attention is given to popular literature, politics, moral reform, education, and the home as expression of evangelical engagement.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Thomas P. Power
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Additional Notes: This course has previously been taught under the title "Preachers, Activists and Saints"
WYH2244HS  L0101

Revolution, Prophecy, and Millennialism, 1789-1850

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

Traces the role of prophecy and millennialism In the context of radical political and social change in Britain and Ireland in the period 1789-1850. Considers the impact of the American and French revolutions, and the Romantic movement in inducing a revival of millennialism in the early 19th century. Examines millennial beliefs and how they impacted broader political, social, and ecclesiastical contexts.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Thomas P. Power
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Additional Notes: This course would fulfil the history elective requirement within the M.Div. program.
SAH2251HS  L0101

The Reformation Era

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

This course will include a comprehensive overview of the Reformation Era, including: the critical movements of Catholic Reform during the late Middle Ages; the central Reform movements encouraged by figures such as Erasmus, Luther, Zwingli and Calvin; the special circumstances of the English Reformation and the spiritual renewal of the Counter-Reformation. Two Document Analyses, Seminar Presentation, Seminar Paper, Final Examination.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: James (Séamus) P. Hogan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
TRH2253HF  L6101

Modern Athesim

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

This introductory course surveys the history of atheism and secularization from the mid-eighteenth-century Western European Enlightenment to the present. We will not only read selections from some of the most important English, Scottish, German, and American atheists, agnostics, and rationalists of the period, but also examine and discuss how contemporary political and social thought contributed to the rise of secular thought and gradual decline in theological orthodoxy. The course will demonstrate how the writings of atheists and theological rationalists have always been predicated on significant intellectual and emotional tensions between orthodox Christianity and contemporary culture. Participation, research summary, book report, online final exam

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRH2401HS  L0101

Medieval Eastern Thought, Doctrine, and Theology: from Chalcedon to Palamas

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

Development of "Byzantine" and "Oriental" Orthodox mentalities and doctrines after the monophysite controversy and Council of Chalcedon; failure to heal this rift in theology for the next 200 years, even by two more ecumenical councils. Other theological issues of the period: grace and faith, epistemology and hesychasm, the Creed, and filioque. Selections from key Fathers of this era and from documents of 4th - 6th Councils.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Richard Schneider
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TSH2401HS  L0101

Medieval Eastern Thought, Doctrine, and Theology: from Chalcedon to Palamas

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

Development of "Byzantine" and "Oriental" Orthodox mentalities and doctrines after the monophysite controversy and Council of Chalcedon; failure to heal this rift in theology for the next 200 years, even by two more ecumenical councils. Other theological issues of the period: grace and faith, epistemology and hesychasm, the Creed, and filioque. Selections from key Fathers of this era and from documents of 4th - 6th Councils.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Richard Schneider
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRH2414HF  L0101

History of Eastern Churches 1204 to 21st C

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Richard Schneider
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAH2424HF  L0101

Modern History of the Catholic Church

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

This course is an overview of the modern era of ecclesiastical history.  Beginning with the “Enlightenment”, we will examine the relationship between the Catholic Church and the world until Vatican II.  In the way we will look at the age of revolution, what new ideas like liberalism meant and how popes of the nineteenth century sought to deal with them.  The worldwide missionary experience of the Catholic Church at the time, as well as the rich history of Canadian Catholicism will be discussed.  Pius IX, Vatican I and the pontificate of Leo XIII will be a key part of the course, as well an examination of the issues that the Church had to confront in the twentieth century, such as world wars and the holocaust.  Light will be shed on these topics trough assigned readings, biographical studies and the study of examples of art and architecture from the period.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Peter M. Meehan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 14
TRH2454HS  L0101

Liturgy 2: Baptism, Marriage, Healing, Death

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

Byzantine liturgical texts for the totality of life birth and baptism, marriage, ordination, penance, death. Introduction of the variety of "Oriental" liturgies and comparison with "Byzantine". Advanced liturgical theology. Short essay, class discussion, longer essay. Recommended preparation: TRH2453H

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Pishoy Salama
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRH2641HS  L4101

Israel-Sinai, People, Story, Land

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · Israel Site

On-site study of Israel, studying the people, the story and the land of Israel as it can be known by history, archeology, anthropology, liturgy, and social study.   Please note that for reason of personal security the group will not visit Sinai in 2015. The trip is scheduled for February 11 - 23, 2015.  Separate payment is required for meals, accommodation and travel, amount to be established. For more information, please see attached brochure.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: February 11 - 23, 2015
Instructors: David Neelands
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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3000 Level Courses
ICH3156HF  L0101

Nature, Supernature & Miracle in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas

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

This seminar examines Thomas Aquinas

AD students enrol in ICH6156HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Robert Sweetman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
EMH3570HS  L0101

Issues in United Church History

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

In this course we will explore various facets of the United Church, such as the context of the union movement; the founding traditions; the search for denominational identity; the challenges of the post-WW II era; and transitions in its theology, social teaching, congregational life, and organizational cultue. We will be working mainly with primary sources. Lectures, group discussions. Mid-term writing projects and research paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Phyllis D. Airhart
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNH3571HS  L0101

Presbyterian Tradition in Canada

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

Growth and development of the Presbyterian tradition within Canada with particular note of themes which continue to affect the church today. Lecture and class participation. Prerequisite: 1000 and 2000 level history course. Major assignment and book review.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Stuart Macdonald
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRH3725HS  L0101

Liturgy in the Middle Ages

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

The scope of what was understood as 'liturgy' in the middle ages went far beyond the bare words used in the Mass, daily prayer and baptism and descriptions of how the services were performed. It included knowing the names and functions of the grades of ordained clergy (which varied from place to place) and their dress, the design of churches, their furnishing and consecration, the calendar of the liturgical year and of course the nature of the music which accompanied the liturgy. Teaching methods: lectures, DVDs of manuscripts, video, musical recordings.

AD students enrol in TRH6725HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Barry Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
ICH3758HS  L0101

Graces as an Aesthetic Concept

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

For much of the Western art tradition, the concept of grace has been an Important critical concept for Its ability to capture the often elusive quality of artistic affect. Often referred to as the "je ne sals quoi" of art- that something extra that cannot be explained -grace even supplanted beauty for many wrtters (from Giorgio Vasari to Friedrich Schiller) as the highest artistic Ideal. Often missing from modem analyses of the concept, however, are its theological foundations. This seminar style course will exam the concept of grace within Its theological, philosophical, literary, and art theoretical contexts in an effort to understand both its historical significance and its potential usefulness for the philosophy of art today. We will look at a variety of texts (e.g. from Plato, Cicero, the Pseudo-Dionyslus, Dante, John Calvin, Alexander Pope, Friedrich Schiller, Martin Heldegger) as well as works of art for which grace is an important and defining aesthetic concept.

AD students enrol in ICH6758HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
ICH3761HS  L0101

Reconsidering Kant's Aesthetics

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

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

AD students enrol in ICH6761HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
EMH3801HF  L0101

Christianity and Crisis in North America

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

This course is designed to explore the role of religion in times of war and cultural unrest. Topics to be
considered include visions of national destiny in colonial times; nation-building in Canada and the United States; national disunity during civil war, responses to Christian imperialism and international conflict (including pacifism), Cold War, culture wars, and the challenges of pluralism and globalism to "national" identity.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Phyllis D. Airhart
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: This course was previously only available at the AD level and was taught under the course code EMH5801H
5000 Level Courses
SMH5041HF  L0101

Monastic Foundations

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

Historical development of monasticism to John Climacus. Types of monasticism. Monastic rules. Ascetic writings. Lectures, seminars and discussion of texts. Class participation 30%; research essay 70%.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: T. Allan Smith
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRH5049HF  L0101

Mani and the Kingdom of Light--Exploring an Alternate Christianity

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

Mani, an inhabitant of 3rd century Iraq/Iran believed himself to be the Paraclete promised by Jesus. From that belief grew a church which reached from North Africa to China and lasted over a thousand years, including among its sympathizers the young St. Augustine. This course will use the writings of Manichaeans and their opponents, including Augustine, to address the criteria of Christian identity, and use a theological system not based on the incarnation to explore the meaning of creation, revelation, and redemption in more conventional contexts.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Richard Paul Vaggione
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
ICH5155HS  L0101

Albert the Great, Meister Eckhart and Women's Spirituality

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

This seminar examines Meister Ekhart's mystical discours and its conceptual configuration as a 'contradictory monism' against the backdrop of the "Dioysian" tradition of Albert the Great (and Thomas Aquinas) and the current efflorescence of women's mysticism represented by Marguerite Porete

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Robert Sweetman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
SMH5285HS  L0101

Russian Theologians

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

Historical context and enduring influence of key theologians during the Silver Age of Russian culture: Vladimir Soloviev, Sergei Bulgakov, Pavel Florensky. Reading and analysis of representative works. Seminar, major essay. Lectures, seminars and discussion of texts.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: T. Allan Smith
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
EMH5372HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/06/17

Religion & Public Life in Canada

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Mark G. Toulouse
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRH5751HS  L0101

Mediaeval Liturgical Commentaries

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

Most people, when the subject of mediaeval liturgy is mentioned, think of the old service books which have the words spoken (sacramentaries, lectionaries, missals, breviaries) and descriptions of the action (ordos). There is another class of book entirely, the liturgical commentaries, which goes through the public services, explaining the elements they contain. They were also interested in the ministers of the liturgy, their orders and dress, in the structure of church and altar, in the calendar (temporal and sanctoral), and of course in the vexed question of how a priest computed the date of Easter (no diocesan journals in those days). Teaching methods: shared reading of 5 commentaries with explanations by the instructor.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Barry Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 2 · Max: 6
Additional Notes: Location: Trinity College, TC24
6000 Level Courses
ICH6156HF  L0101

Nature, Supernature & Miracle in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas

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

This seminar examines Thomas Aquinas

Basic Degree students enrol in ICH3156HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Robert Sweetman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
TRH6725HS  L0101

Liturgy in the Middle Ages

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

The scope of what was understood as "liturgy" in the middle ages went far beyond the bare words used in the Mass, daily prayer and baptism and descriptions of how the services were performed. It included knowing the names and functions of the grades of ordained clergy (which varied from place to place) and their dress, the design of churches, their furnishing and consecration, the calendar of the liturgical year and of course the nature of the music which accompanied the liturgy. Teaching methods: lectures, DVDs of manuscripts, video, musical recordings.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRH3725HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Barry Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
ICH6758HS  L0101

Graces as an Aesthetic Concept

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

For much of the Western art tradition, the concept of grace has been an Important critical concept for Its ability to capture the often elusive quality of artistic affect. Often referred to as the "je ne sals quoi" of art- that something extra that cannot be explained -grace even supplanted beauty for many wrtters (from Giorgio Vasari to Friedrich Schiller) as the highest artistic Ideal. Often missing from modem analyses of the concept, however, are its theological foundations. This seminar style course will exam the concept of grace within Its theological, philosophical, literary, and art theoretical contexts in an effort to understand both its historical significance and its potential usefulness for the philosophy of art today. We will look at a variety of texts (e.g. from Plato, Cicero, the Pseudo-Dionyslus, Dante, John Calvin, Alexander Pope, Friedrich Schiller, Martin Heldegger) as well as works of art for which grace is an important and defining aesthetic concept.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICH3758HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
ICH6761HS  L0101

Reconsidering Kant's Aesthetics

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in ICH3761HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
EMH6801HF  L0101

Christianity and Crisis in North America

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

This course is designed to explore the role of religion in times of war and cultural unrest. Topics to be
considered include visions of national destiny in colonial times; nation-building in Canada and the United States; national disunity during civil war, responses to Christian imperialism and international conflict (including pacifism), Cold War, culture wars, and the challenges of pluralism and globalism to "national" identity.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMH3801HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Phyllis D. Airhart
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: This course was previously taught with the course number EMH5801H
Pastoral Theology Crosslisted Courses
TRP3120HS  L0101

The Book of Common Prayer

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

After the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer (BCP), in its various revisions, is the most important foundational text of Anglican Christianity; Often praised for its literary beauty and influence, it has nevertheless become unfamiliar or even offensive to Anglicans who worship mainly with new liturgies produced in recent decades; This course will explore the sources and historical development of the Prayer Book tradition from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, the BCP's importance in the history of doctrinal controversy and Anglican identity, and how the BCP's liturgies have been variously received and interpreted over time, including critiques by modern liturgical scholarship; Major themes: the Bible and worship; liturgical language; the sacraments; sin and repentance; individual and community; ecclesiology and ecumenism; the BDP and churchmanship

AD students enrol in TRP6120HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Jesse Billett
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
Additional Notes: Location: Trinity Building, TC22
SMP3432HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/05/01

Hist Religious Ed

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Development of teaching ministry of the Church from New Testament times to present. Special attention to various forms of teaching as they emerged in particular historical contexts and to their relationship with other ministries of the church for perspective on current situation.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
TRP6120HS  L0101

The Book of Common Prayer

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

After the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer (BCP), in its various revisions, is the most important foundational text of Anglican Christianity; Often praised for its literary beauty and influence, it has nevertheless become unfamiliar or even offensive to Anglicans who worship mainly with new liturgies produced in recent decades; This course will explore the sources and historical development of the Prayer Book tradition from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, the BCP's importance in the history of doctrinal controversy and Anglican identity, and how the BCP's liturgies have been variously received and interpreted over time, including critiques by modern liturgical scholarship; Major themes: the Bible and worship; liturgical language; the sacraments; sin and repentance; individual and community; ecclesiology and ecumenism; the BDP and churchmanship

Basic Degree students enrol in TRP3120HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Jesse Billett
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
Additional Notes: Location: Trinity Building, TC22
Theological Crosslisted Courses
RGT3115HF  L0101

Vatican II: The Theology and Historical Context of the Documents

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

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

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Margaret Lavin
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Historical
RGT3551HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/07/21

Aquinas: Summa Contra Gentiles

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

A careful study of a book of the Summa contra Gentiles, where Aquinas explores Christian doctrines as an exercise in personally appropriating divine wisdom. The course teaches a method of close textual reading, and will interest students seeking an accessible introduction to Aquinas, those seeking an overall view of his methodology, and those preparing comprehensive exams in theology. Lectures and seminars. Assignments for 3551: 2 short papers, 2 learning reports, final take home exam. Assignments for 6551: 2 short papers, preparing and giving a 1 hour lecture, final exegetical essay.

AD students enrol in RGT6551HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Historical
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
SMT3645HF  L0101

Indian Christianity: History, Thought, Practice

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

This seminar explores the claim of diverse Christian traditions in South Asia to be religious traditions of South Asia, with special attention to these traditions' indigenisation and social interactions with majority Hindu traditions. Our study will begin with an overview of the historical development of Christianity in India from the first century CE to the present. In a second unit, we move to close readings of major theological articulations for and against an indigenous South Asian Christianity. Finally, our attention will tum to the concept of "ritual dialogue" in Christian practice and the ethnographic study of Christian communities in India. Most of our attention will be focused on Christian traditions in South India, but students are encouraged to choose topics related to Christianity in other parts of India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and/or Bhutan for their research papers.

AD students enrol in SMT6645HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Reid B. Locklin
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 5 · Crosslisted to: Historical
Enrollment Notes: Max 5 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: Offered jointly with existing seminars inundergraduate C & C programme and graduate RLG.
WYT3651HF  L0101

Theologies of Luther & Calvin

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Demson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
SMT3670HS  L0101

Vatican II: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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

A study of the documents of the Second Vatican Council (1962)-1965) and their contemporary significance for students of ministry. Emphasis is on the historical context, the central theological content of each of the texts, and their relevance to professional ministry today. The course will consist of: weekly readings, seminar presentation on each of the documents, and focused in-class discussion,. Students will be evaluated on class participation as well as three smaller assignments; a background; an in-depth; and a pastoral, integrative final assignment, all of which are intended to assist students in exploring more deeply their own interest in the Council.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
RGT5556HS  L0101

Seminar: Understanding Aquinas on his own Terms

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

This is a seminar in practical exegesis of the Thomistic writings. We will review: questions of historiography and historical context; medieval theory of language, including the practices of grammar, dialectic and rhetoric; pedagogical practices of the university; Aquinas' use of philosophical tools for understanding (Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics); key principles of theological method according to Aquinas (science, contemplation, wisdom); kinds of writings and their responsible exegesis. The seminar meets for three hours a week, and relies heavily on in-class exercises. In addition to students preparing for the disciplined theological or historical study of Aquinas, this seminar will be of interest to any student seeking to develop those skills that assist in the understanding of the great ancient and medieval classics of theology.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Historical
RGT6551HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/07/21

Aquinas: Summa Contra Gentiles

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

A careful study of a book of the Summa contra Gentiles, where Aquinas explores Christian doctrines as an exercise in personally appropriating divine wisdom. The course teaches a method of close textual reading, and will interest students seeking an accessible introduction to Aquinas, those seeking an overall view of his methodology, and those preparing comprehensive exams in theology. Lectures and seminars. Assignments for 3551: 2 short papers, 2 learning reports, final take home exam. Assignments for 6551: 2 short papers, preparing and giving a 1 hour lecture, final exegetical essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3551HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Historical
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD and BD combined)
SMT6645HF  L0101

Indian Christianity: History, Thought, Practice

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

This seminar explores the claim of diverse Christian traditions in South Asia to be religious traditions of South Asia, with special attention to these traditions' indigenisation and social interactions with majority Hindu traditions. Our study will begin with an overview of the historical development of Christianity in India from the first century CE to the present. In a second unit, we move to close readings of major theological articulations for and against an indigenous South Asian Christianity. Finally, our attention will tum to the concept of "ritual dialogue" in Christian practice and the ethnographic study of Christian communities in India. Most of our attention will be focused on Christian traditions in South India, but students are encouraged to choose topics related to Christianity in other parts of India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and/or Bhutan for their research papers.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3645HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Reid B. Locklin
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 5 · Crosslisted to: Historical
Enrollment Notes: Max 5 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: Offered jointly with existing seminars inundergraduate C & C programme and graduate RLG.

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