Pastoral Theology Courses for the 2015 Winter Session

Course Listings by Level

Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
KNP1101HS  L0101

Reformed Worship

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

This course will offer scriptural, historical, and theological foundations to help liturgists understand and then lead worship in a Reformed setting.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Clyde Ervine
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: This course was previously taught under the title "Introduction to Worship"
EMP1101HS  L0101

Worship I: Foundations of Christian Public Worship

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

An introduction to the history, theology and practice of Christian public worship, with particular reference to the foundational practices of Eucharist and Christian initiation in the Reformed and Methodist liturgical traditions, set in the context of ecumenical developments and influences. Biblical, historical, theological and pastoral dimensions will be explored through in-class and online lectures and presentations, readings, papers, online assignments, worship, discussion, and practica/tutorials (held in the third hour of class time). Participation (incluing prayer leadership and online discussion), 15%; Liturgical Repertoire (memorization), 10%; Participant-Observer analysis of worship, 25%; Book Relflections, 50%. (Fulfills testamur requirement for United Church of Canada candidates for ordered ministry and admittands.)

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Instructors: William Kervin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMP1301HS  L0101

Homiletics I

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

This course is designed to provide students with a solid foundation for biblical preaching by exploring the implications of preaching a text and preaching the gospel. Preaching the gospel is considered from historical, biblical, theological, pastoral and creative perspectives with a view to producing sermons that engage the world and offer hope. A four-step methodology is taught that can be adapted to various sermon forms. Exegesis assignments, quiz on the readings, two sermons, peer evaluations, book report. Evaluation: each sermon, 33%; exegesis and book report, ??%; peer evaluations, 12%; and 8.5%; participation 8.5%.

Schedule: Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Paul Scott Wilson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNP1446HF  L0101

Educational Ministry of the Church

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

What is educational ministry? How can we reshape Christian Education in our congregation in order to revitalize the church and society? Exploring the structure of educational theory, reflecting one's educational experience in the church, engaging in dialogue with theorists in Christian Education, we will attempt to refashion christian Education for today's church, and create a vision of Christian education in order to revitalize the congregation. Lectures.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Nam Soon Song
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: This course was previously taught under the title "Indroduction to Educational Ministry"
WYP1501HS  L0101

The Basics of Personal and Pastoral Care

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

Personal wellness builds and replenishes the inner resources that are essential to providing effective, ethically responsible pastoral care. This course introduces students to the basics both of attending to their own wellness and to providing pastoral care to others. The class format is a combination of theoretical/conceptual learning as well as experiential skills training and practice. Grades are based on the evaluation of students' written assignments and audio/video taped demonstrations of the basic skills of pastoral care learned over the course of the semester.

Schedule: Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Wanda Malcolm
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20
WYP1609HS  L0101

Community Development: The Art of Facilitation and Workshop Design

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

At the core of every community developer is a commitment to transformational teaching which unleashes within people the competencies to change their local community. Individual and group learning is possible when community members are treated with respect, feel safe to explore new ideas and can readily apply new learning to their present context. Based on both the theory and practice of adult learning and the biblical principle of discipleship, participants will  develop their personal capacity to facilitate both trainings & meetings and design workshops to move the community a step closer to peace and well being.

This course is also valuable for lay and ordained leaders in the church who may be called to lead adult Christian education courses, focus groups or other organizational meetings.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: W. Clayton Rowe
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: This class fulfills the Development Practice section within the MTS in urban and international development but is also open to M.Div. students or for continuing education of practitioners in the field.
WYP1610HS  L0101

Leading Missional Congregations

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

Exploration of leadership and ministry in the context of a theological understanding of the nature of the Church and the scope of its ministry. Weekly readings, class participation, critical review assignments, book review, major paper. 

Schedule: Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: Includes a tutorial
Instructors: Peter Robinson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYP1616HS  L0101

Community Development: Theory, Models, Theology

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

This course provides an introduction and overview to the core issues, approaches and players for Christian practitioners of community development, within both Canadian and international settings. As an overview to the theory, models and theology of community development, this is the local counterpart to the international development focus of the current course WYP1615: "International Development:Global Issues, Power & Players."

This course helps students build a platform for their engagement as lay and ordained community practitioners in local community settings. Worldviews, approaches and actors are explored across the community development spectrum, as are the patterns and lenses of local faith-based organizations. Theories and models are examined which assess and address the local nature and dynamics of poverty, participation, power and community ownership. The inter-relationships between vision, values and practice are explored, along with the roles of local government, business and civil society players in working with the marginalized and vulnerable.

This course will especially engage:
- the theory and theology of 'belonging' and 'place'
- community development as a social, political, economic, ecological and spiritual process
- historic and contemporary issues and debates within community development
- Canadian vs. global South poverty, marginalization and development
- models of participation and empowerment
- civil society, the church and community development
- appreciative inquiry and assets-based community development
- community development that transforms: faith, spirituality and holistic approaches
- a critical path for engaging community development
- community mobilization and conscientization

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Irregular dates TBC
Instructors: David Kupp
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: This course was previously taught under the title "Poverty, Development & Transformation II: Introduction to Global & Local Issues, Power & Players"
SAP1711HS  L0101

Introduction to Canon Law

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

A survey of selected topics from the 1983 Code of Canon Law: history, sources and structure of the Code; people of God; hierarchical structures in the Church; consecrated and apostolic life; teaching, sanctifying and governing functions in the Church; temporal goods; sanctions and processes in the Church. Course evaluation will be based on class participation (20%), case study (40%), and final oral exam (40%).

Schedule: Friday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ivan P. Camilleri
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
EMP1741HS  L0101

Care and Community

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

Care and Community explores the role of care expected of religious practitioners and faith communities in an intercultural context. The pastoral care capacity of a beginning religious practitioner (pastor, chaplain, minister of music, education or lay leader) requires self knowledge, spiritual formation, theory and skill. Narrative theories of care will provide the basis for the assumptions and skill development of the course. Role plays, class discussions and short practical theology papers will provide opportunity to assess a student's self ability to think theologically about pastoral care situations. Prerequisite: have taken or simultaneously taking Theology I, or permission of the instructor. Limited to Emmanuel College students or students fulfilling CRPO requirements.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Pamela Couture
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
2000 Level Courses
EMP2011HS  L0101

Buddhist Contemplative Care

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

Barely existed just a decade ago, Buddhist contemplative care has now become a full force that changes the contemporary practice of Buddhism all over the world, bringing the insights of the ancient wisdom into practical services not only in hospitals, hospices, and prisons, but also through counseling in education and work places. Such pioneering works have redefined the meaning and relevancy of Buddhist practice in the modern world, and has enriched the scope of chaplaincy and ministry which were available only in the Judea-Christian context.

This course introduces students to the theory and professional practice of Buddhist contemplative care, through scholarly literature, on the roots of this form of Buddhist engaged practice in various Buddhist traditions, as well as the educational foundations of Buddhist pastoral and spiritual care, the understanding of the Buddhist approach to death and dying, and the art of end-of-life care. Students will also learn from the experiences of successful models of Buddhist contemplative care in North America and Asian countries like Taiwan. The knowledge will also be practical to professional medical caregivers, to allow them to understand the anxiety and fear of their patients with a Buddhist worldview, so as to provide more suitable and meaningful palliative care.

The course examines research literature to introduce to the students the developing practice of Buddhist Contemplative Care. Its first section introduces theoretical concepts of contemplative care from the Buddhist tradition, which will be clarified in class through examining various areas of its application. As the student becomes familiar with these theoretical and conceptual propositions, the course will gradually introduce discussions and participation as learning tools to examine twentieth century and current cases.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Henry C. H. Shiu
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMP2015HS  L0101

Buddhism and Psychotherapy

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

In recent years a voluminolJS literature has appeared that has examined the numerous commonalities between western psychotherapy and counselling and Buddhism. This has been possible because Buddhism, in addition to its religious aspects, can also be described as a philosophy and psychology of transformation. The Buddhist teachings are replete with analyses of human behavior, emotion, cognition, interpersonal and psychological functioning that closely resemble the models of human behavior and mental illness that have emerged in western culture. In this comparative course the convergence between Buddhism and the major systems of psychotherapy will be surveyed.  Specifically, the key features of psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive, existential-humanistic, emotion-focused, mindfulness-based interventions, and the emerging field of positive psychology will each first be described. Convergences and divergences with the key elements of Buddhist psychology as described in the teachings on skillful living (i.e., the 8-fold path), harmful emotional states (i.e., the 5 nivaranas), the psychophysical nature of the self (i.e., the 5 skandhas), psychological causality (i.e., dependent origination), and the analysis of the human condition (i.e. the 4 Noble Truths) will be underscored.

Students will critically study the key representative texts for each form of psychotherapy and the major Buddhist sutras/ teachings that elaborate the Buddha's psychology with the goal .of evaluating how the study of Buddhist psychology may enhance our understanding of emotional suffering and its alleviation.

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:30 to 21:00
Instructors: Henry C. H. Shiu
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNP2101HS  L0101

Worship Practicum

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

Building on introductory worship courses, this course will explore worship as a theological practice. It will examine a series of topics related to the development of worship leadership skills, nurturing community through worship, and effective worship practices for the contemporary church. the first part of the course will ask the question; How do we as worship leaders understand the realities facing worshipping communities in the twenty-first century? The second part of the course asks: How do we as worship leaders practice evaluation and discernment in a diverse and dynamic twenty-first century context?

Chapel attendance is mandatory.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Sarah Travis
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGP2105HS  L0101

The Art of the Presider

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

Enrol with permission of instructor. This course aims to come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the roles of both the presider and the assembly in the praise and worship of God. Tutorials, weekly readings, reflection paper, final examination.

Schedule: Tuesday, 13:00 to 17:00
Instructors: Joseph de Viveiros
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 10
WYP2209HS  L0101

Missional Spirituality

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

A missional spirituality is, "an attentive and active engagement of embodied love for God and neighbour expressed from the inside out." (Helland and Hajalmarson, 2011). In modern spiritualties the interior life of personal devotion is emphasised. A needed corrective is our recovery of the outward movement of God into the world: missio Dei. The life of devotion and mission are inseparable. We are formed by the Spirit in community for the sake of others, where inner life both forms and feeds mission. Requirements include book reviews, a reflective journal, and an integrative paper.

This course is open to all basic degree students and is a required course for Wycliffe students in the MDIV Pioneer stream.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marilyn Draper
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
WYP2215HS  L0101

Contemplating God: Classics of the Christian Contemplative Tradition

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

This course will focus on the primary texts of the Christian contemplative tradition beginning with the gospels and the desert fathers and mothers, proceeding through the monastic and mystical traditions of the western and eastern church, the Reformation and following, and contemporary writers of the 20th and 21st centuries. The course will include reading selected primary texts, as well as commitment by student to some personal contemplative spiritual practice during the time of the course. Students are recommended to have taken WYP2636H or have an established practice of Christian contemplative prayer (centering prayer, Christian mediation, etc.).

Schedule: Saturday, 9:00 to 4:00
Schedule Notes: 5 Saturdays Jan 10, 31 Feb 21, Mar 14, 28 Classes will take place at the SSJD Convent at 233 Cummer Avenue, Toronto, M2M 2E8
Instructors: Sr. Constance Joanna Gefvert
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAP2401HS  L4101

Conversion & Education

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Study of Foundational pastoral, methodological, theological dynamics for authentic Catholic education. Focus on education's role to inform, form and transform. Conversion in the context of a global, technological in dialogue with Vatican II and significant post-Conciliar documents. Lectures, seminar, three (3) short papers or one synthesis paper.

Schedule: Saturday, 9:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: Jan. 31, Feb. 21, Feb. 28, March 28    
Instructors: Jeanne Cover
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Additional Notes: Location: Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary Canadian Provincial Office (=Loretto Abbey Complex) 101 Mason Blvd Toronto, ON M5M 3E2
SMP2501HS  L0101

Pastoral Care

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

Foundational elements for pastoral care: theology of ministry, acceptance of self, relationships, grief and loss, prayer, suffering, art of listening, care with the sick and infirm at home and in institutions. Lectures, discussion, case study, reflection paper, oral exam.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Anne Anderson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMP2600HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/06/26

Theology of Ministry

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

This course will explore the foundations of ministry in the New Testament, the manifold expressions of ministry in the history of the Church, and a variety of contemporary issues related to the theology and practice of ministry from a Roman Catholic perspective. Also important will be the relationship of ministry to other aspects of theology, such as Christology, pneumatology, grace, mission, ecclesiology, and sacraments.

Schedule: Wednesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Christian McConnell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRP2622HS  L0101

God's Mission and the Church

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

Building on focuses drawn from the book of Acts, participants will reflect on understandings of God's Mission and the Church's part that the mission, particularly in diversity of ministries in service of that mission; The course will draw on texts from Genesis, Isaiah, Luke and Romans, and as well as patristic, liturgical, spiritual writings and sermonic writing; Examining history of mission and the church, and contemporary congregational mission theory, we will consider alternative images and paradigms of mission; Lectures and book discussion sessions will seek to build participants' critical skill particularly in relation to conflict, healing, culture, pluriformity, and proclamation as part of mission; Participants will be required to meet and interview individuals involved in diverse forms of ministry in the community to develop their own vocational discernment and gain practical awareness of the issues, challenges and kills involved in differing forms of Spirit-led developments as congregations seek to participate and live God's mission.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Walter Deller
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYP2625HS  L0101

Theologies of Poverty and Development

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

This course introduces participants to a range of historical and contemporary theologies of poverty and development, located among local and global community movements, faith-based groups, and church institutions of the global South and North. The social science, theory and practice of community development are integrated with theological analysis and reflection on questions of divine presence in the spaces of poverty, justice and transformation. The course focuses especially on: 1. Poverty, development and justice In the Bible 2. Poverty, development and justice in church history 3. The apologies and confessions of the church 4. Toxic charity 5. Indigenous perspectives on poverty and development 6. Poverty, power and policy: the church as advocate 7. Faith-based NGOs 8. Contemporary church theologies of development 9. Evangelical perspectives on poverty and development: integral mission 10. Roman Catholic perspectives on poverty and development 11. Multi-faith approaches to poverty and development 12. The religion and development dialogue 13. Creation care, poverty and development 14. Ethical and spiritual issues for development practitioners

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Instructors: David Kupp
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial, Workshop
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
TRP2665HS  L0101

Life and Death in the Wilderness: Skills for Congregational and Communal Life and Leadership

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

We will imagine the book of Numbers as a "?dream' (nightmare?) experience that can teach us about the kinds of skills communities and their leaders require to cope with life and death in a risk-filled environment. At its promptings we will explore specific congregational leadership issues including, planning, assessing resources, drawing forth, developing and changing volunteer leadership, mission, building vision and making change, recognizing and nurturing what gives a community life, coping with the reality of communal death, and above all, the life and death risk of traveling with the living God. Requirements: Lectures, readings, group discussions, practical skill-building projects, and short papers.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Walter Deller
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
WYP2672HS  L0101

Ministry of Evangelism

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

An introduction to the theology and practice of evangelism in contemporary society. We will look critically at different evangelistic practices in light of scripture and culture, and consider how healthy evangelism might affect leadership, parish life, worship, preaching, lay ministry, outreach programs and personal relationships. Requirements include book reviews, field work, and an integrative paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Judy Paulsen
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAP2710HS  L0102

Pastoral Norms/Marriage

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

Roman Catholic Church legislation on institution of marriage with special attention to the teaching of Vatican Council II. Class participation, exam. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program.

Schedule: · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Thomas Lim
Teaching Methods: Lectures
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.
SAP2710HS  L0101

Pastoral Norms/Marriage

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

Roman Catholic Church legislation on institution of marriage with special attention to the teaching of Vatican Council II. Class participation, exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Thomas Lim
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMP2731HS  L0101

Ministry of Governance and Administration

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

The responsibility of good administration and informed governance is a vital, if unsung, aspect of ministry in a conciliar system. This course will explore the mandates of collaborative congregational leadership, financial stewardship, effective communication and mission strategy in the context of current and emerging forms of United Church polity, and in view of the impact of changing demographics. Lectures and discussions. Evaluation by portfolio and take-home exam.

Schedule: Monday, 18:00 to 20:00
Instructors: Ian Manson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRP2809HS  L0101

Music and Christian Identity in Global Context

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

This course aims to create an ecumenical and interdisciplinary discourse on the practice of church music which is an important factor in shaping Christian identity from a global perspective. We shall examine various issues pertaining to the role of music in contemporary Christian performance and explore the musical enterprises that represent the ethnic and national identities of World Christianities and of migration or diaspora Christianities. Topics covered will include the enculturation of Christian worship and music, music and popular religious culture, the globalization of church music, cultural hybridity and inclusivity in Christian music, and the encounter of indigenous musico-religious culture and traditional church music in the non-Western world; Method: lectures, seminars, music listening, readings. Evaluation: Class participation (20%): Review (Book) (20%); Review (Worship) (30%); Presentation (30%)

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: This course has previously been taught with the course code TRT2609H
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
TRP2875HS  L0101

Music in World Religions

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

This course explores world religions through music, one of the most universal features of human life. It will focus on the various traditions and phenomena of religious music in comparative perspective, and examine the way in which music reflects the religious tenets and has been used as a means of interacting with the divine. Covering seven of the major religions.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 341
3000 Level 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
SMP3124HS  L0101

Eucharist: Liturgy & Theology

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will survey the origins and historical development of eucharistic rites in both East and West, with special attention to the interaction between the liturgy and the development of eucharistic theology. It will proceed to an evaluation of contemporary rites, particularly the Roman Missal, and implications for ecumenical dialogue and pastoral practice.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Christian McConnell
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAP3161HS  L0101

Liturgical Presidency

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

This course is intended to prepare candidates for ordination to preside at the liturgical celebrations of the Roman Rite. Requirements: class attendance, practicums, mid-term and final exam. Prerequisite: one liturgy course.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John-Mark Missio
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGP3207HS  L0101

Spirituality and Suffering

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

A critical exploration of religious responses to suffering. Focal issues will include the relation of love and spiritual transformation to suffering, the role of religious models or exemplars of suffering, and religious experience and the problems of theodicy. Readings will include works by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Dorothee Soelle and Simone Weil, as well as other selections drawn from the Christian, Buddhist, and Jewish traditions. Lectures, discussion, critical reflection papers.

AD students enrol in RGP6207HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGP3270HS  L0101

Discerning the Signs of the Times

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

The aim of this course is threefold. 1. To expose the student to contemporary forms of critical and cultural analysis. 2. To use that analysis to look at spirituality. 3. To expose the student to contemporary manifestations of spirituality in a post-modern age.
For Basic Degree students there will be short papers, class presentations and class participation.   For Advanced Degree Students, in addition to the work done for the Basic Degree students there will be a major paper of 12-16 pages.

AD students enrol in RGP6270HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
SAP3301HS  L0101

Advanced Homiletics

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

Advanced Homiletics is a one-semester course that follows Introduction to Homiletics. This course gives students an opportunity to develop a theology of preaching based on the discussions of the survey of the tradition of Catholic preaching in Introduction to Homiletics and through opportunities to preach. Students will employ those characteristics of outstanding preaching as determined in Introduction to Homiletics. This course also gives students an opportunity to develop critical peer and self-assessment skills. Lectures, online postings, preaching, presentations and papers.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Peter Lovrick
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
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
SAP3331HS  L0101

Preaching Practicum

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

This pass/fail course offered to seminarians in their last semester at St. Augustine provides opportunities to investigate preaching from a Catholic perspective, discuss questions on homiletics, read key documents from the Church on preaching, preach, give feedback to fellow preachers, and reflect on the feedback received in class. Students will be assessed on a pass/fail basis for two homilies given in class, one paper on a theology of preaching, and two self-assessments.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Peter Lovrick
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNP3372HS  L0101

Preaching Practicum: 1 Corinthians

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

This course focuses on a pastoral interpretation of 1 Corinthians and how this letter may be proclaimed in the life of the church today. Through an investigation of letter structure, a social cultural reading, congregational studies, and homiletical theory this course will seek to elucidate the possibilities of Paul's letter for preaching today. Prerequisites: Introductory courses in both preaching and New Testament.

AD students enrol in KNP6372HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Dorcas Gordon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
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
ICP3443HS  L6101

Leadership: Vision and Mission

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

This course is designed to enable participants to understand, develop and encourage faithful leadership in Christian schools. The vision of Christian schooling that leaders seek to sustain is not simply their own, but school leaders are a vital link in the translation of parents' priorities into the life of classrooms. Participants will examine leadership and management structures critically in light of: communal and personal educational focus and values; the need to nurture community; the need to sustain a dynamic vision for schooling. This online course employs an extensive Study Guide, a book, book chapters and journal articles, with an online discussion forum and Skype/telephone conferencing. Participation in the forum and a professionally-oriented research paper will provide the basis for evaluation.

AD students enrol in ICP6443HS.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Douglas Blomberg
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Please note: In order to complete your registration for this course, you must contact the ICS Associate Academic Dean / Registrar at academic-registrar@icscanada.edu
SAP3533HS  L0101

Ministry of Reconciliation

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

Reconciliation in the Church today; a practical "case approach" to the ministry of sacramental reconciliation; art of the confessor. Case preparation, discussions, final exam. Prerequisite: Previous studies in Fundamental Christian Ethics, Human Sexuality and Marriage, Bioethics and Social Justice. Integrated practicum for those entering ordained ministry.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Thomas Lynch
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TSP3551YS  L0101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Basic 1

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice & Education (CAPPE). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: Second Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region (http://www.cpe-pce.ca/) and also through a TST college. For offering and scheduling details, please see http://www.cpe-pce.ca/ . For fee information, please see: http://www.tst.edu/content/tuition-fees (tuition for a CPE unit is two times the course fee) and http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/session/fall/tuition_fees/fee_refund_sch/tst.htm . This code should be used if this is your FIRST BASIC CPE unit.
TSP3553YS  L0101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Advanced 1

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice & Education (CAPPE). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: Second Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region (http://www.cpe-pce.ca/) and also through a TST college. For offering and scheduling details, please see http://www.cpe-pce.ca/ . For fee information, please see: http://www.tst.edu/content/tuition-fees (tuition for a CPE unit is two times the course fee) and http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/session/fall/tuition_fees/fee_refund_sch/tst.htm . This code should be used if this is your FIRST BASIC CPE unit.
TSP3554YS  L0101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Advanced 2

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice & Education (CAPPE). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: Second Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region (http://www.cpe-pce.ca/) and also through a TST college. For offering and scheduling details, please see http://www.cpe-pce.ca/ . For fee information, please see: http://www.tst.edu/content/tuition-fees (tuition for a CPE unit is two times the course fee) and http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/session/fall/tuition_fees/fee_refund_sch/tst.htm . This code should be used if this is your SECOND ADVANCED CPE unit.
EMP3559HS  L0101

Ministry With Dying And Grieving Persons

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

This course offers students an opportunity to combine classroom learning with field-based inquiry on a range of approaches to grief ministry. Students will bring to class ministry narratives, verbatim reports, or interview results for dialogue with the readings and with classmates. Classes will combine a variety of learning methodologies including personal reflection, seminar discussions, audio-visual resources and some lectures. Course requirements: attendance, participation, field research, written work. Prerequisite: basic course in Pastoral and Theology, or permission of the instructor.

Schedule: Monday, 10:00 to 17:00
Schedule Notes: January 05, 19 and February 02 & 23 only
Instructors: Anne L. Simmonds
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGP3565HS  L0101

Contemporary Family Therapy and Spiritual Care

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

This course will examine and compare Contemporary Family Systems Therapies, with introductory exposure to Transgenerational (Bowen); Contextual (Boszormenyi-Nagy); Milan Systemic (Boscolo, Cecchin, Hoffman); Structural (Minuchin), Strategic (Haley); Experiential (Satir and Whittaker), and Object Relations (Fairbairn, Klein, Wlnnicott) Therapies, with the inclusion of spiritual care perspectives on these models. This course is designed to address requirements from the Entry-to-Practice Competency Profile for Registered Psychotherapists (RP), Ontario, for: "Foundations" (1.1-1.5), "Collegial & lnterprofessional Relationships (2.1-2.3), and "Therapeutic Process" (4.1-4.7).

While this course is mainly intended for psychotherapists, pastoral counsellors (PCE), institutional spiritual care providers (CPE), and family therapists (AAMFT/OAMFT), it will also be of interest to those who are not counselling professionals, but who may provide multi-cultural and multi-faith care in public and private settings. Theological reflection and pastoral integration of current psychotherapeutic research and practice will be emphasized.

 

AD students enrol in RGP6565HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Desmond Buhagar
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Additional Notes: This course was previously taught under the title 'Family Therapy in Pastoral Perspective'
SAP3606HS  L0101

Lay Ministry in the Diocesan Church

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

Designed for the Lay Ministry in the Roman Catholic Church. Topics include an overview of theology, sociological context; Church context and pastoral aspects; an overview of lay ministry opportunities in the Church/world; ecclesiological and sacramental principles, and the rights and obligations of lay ministers. Lectures, class participation, six one-page reflection papers, and one short essay. Prerequisite: one year of theology or by permission of the instructor.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
WYP3623HS  L0101

No Longer Children: Teaching, Worship and Formation

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

This course will explore and develop a coherent understanding of teaching in the church which incorporates preaching and teaching and the way they are integrated with the worship, ministry and mission of the church. This will involve an understanding of the relationship between knowledge and practice and the relationship between character formation, ministry and mission. We will engage with the place and role of continuing education (catechesis) primarily for adults in the context of the life, witness and work of the local church community.

Schedule: Monday, 09:30 to 16:00
Instructors: Peter Robinson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 10
Enrollment Notes: Successful completion of WYP3622H is required to register for this course.This course is a pre-requisite to course WYP3624H
Additional Notes: This course is part of the Missional Leadership and Formation cohort program.
RGP3682HS  L0101

Integration for Ministerial Theory & Praxis

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

Seminar in which participants reflect on process of integration in their personal and ministerial lives within ambience of doing theology in context of MAMS degree. For Regis students only. Requirements: class participation, written assignments, final paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
RGP3688HS  L0101

Integration for Ministry II

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

Through the development of the skill of theological reflection, the participants learn to reflect on their personal and ministerial or work experiences to discern the call of transformation and integration in the midst of the Christian tradition and world realities. This group process takes place in a peer faith setting. Regular attendance required. An overnight retreat is scheduled at the end of the course. One integration paper and mission statement. Pass/Fail for BD students; grade given for AD students.

AD students enrol in RGP6688HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
KNP3731HS  L0101

Leadership Development for Intercultural Church

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

The world is becoming increasingly intercultural, not only in the west but also in the east. How has the church prepared for intercultural church? This course will deal with cultural competency, sociocultural structures, ethnicity and churches, leadership and culture, leadership and power, intercultural communication, and contextualizing leadership. At the end of the course, we will develop a vision and strategy for intercultural church.

AD students enrol in KNP6731HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Nam Soon Song
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMP3855HS  L0101

Global and Contemporary Worship Song Leadership

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

This course seeks to reinforce and expand the musical capability of pastoral leaders in enlivening worship. This course will delve into the liturgical practice of song leadership surrounding the genre of global hymnody and contemporary worship songs. Broader concerns on theological implications and liturgical context of these materials will be explored.

AD students enrol in EMP6855HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Swee Hong Lim
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Prerequisites: EMP2861H - Songs of the Church EMP1101H - Worship 1
5000 Level Courses
TRP5105HS  L0101

Advanced Topics in Medieval Liturgy

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

Against the backdrop of revived enthusiasm for "Traditional Latin Liturgy” in parts of the Catholic Church in recent years, this course will invite students to a deep engagement with the historical processes that transformed the loosely organized local liturgical traditions of early medieval Rome and Gaul into a sophisticated pan-European rite.  Close study of the various annual cycles of prayers, readings and chants of the Mass and Divine Office, along with the external religious and political pressures that shaped their development over time, will be combined with an investigation of how liturgists and ordinary worshippers of different periods during the Middle Ages interpreted their liturgies as a unified system that both expressed theological truth and was itself a fitting object of theological reflection.

Prerequisites: an introductory course on medieval liturgy (e.g. TRH 3725HS or MST 3501F); basic knowledge of the Latin language (such as could be acquired by taking SAJ 1501HY or MST 1000Y); and the ability to make use of secondary literature in either French or German (for research towards the final course paper).

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Jesse Billett
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
EMP5325HS  L0101

Rhetoric and Poetics for Preaching

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

Literature in classical and contemporary rhetoric and poetics with a view to more imaginative preaching. Lectures, seminars, essay, sermons, class presentation.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Paul Scott Wilson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGP5550HS  L0101

Psychological Theories of Religion: Classic Texts and Contemporary Commentaries

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

Participants in the seminar will discuss classical psychological theories of religion and contemporary research based on these theories. Based on the works of Freud, Jung and James we shall study the contemporary contributions of authors such as Kristeva, Girard, Capps, and Taylor to these discussions: Weekly written contributions to the seminar and final essay.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
6000 Level Courses
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
RGP6207HS  L0101

Spirituality and Suffering

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

A critical exploration of religious responses to suffering. Focal issues will include the relation of love and spiritual transformation to suffering, the role of religious models or exemplars of suffering, and religious experience and the problems of theodicy. Readings will include works by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Dorothee Soelle and Simone Weil, as well as other selections drawn from the Christian, Buddhist, and Jewish traditions. Lectures, discussion, critical reflection papers.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3207HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGP6270HS  L0101

Discerning the Signs of the Times

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

The aim of this course is threefold. 1. To expose the student to contemporary forms of critical and cultural analysis. 2. To use that analysis to look at spirituality. 3. To expose the student to contemporary manifestations of spirituality in a post-modern age.
For Basic Degree students there will be short papers, class presentations and class participation.   For Advanced Degree Students, in addition to the work done for the Basic Degree students there will be a major paper of 12-16 pages.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3270HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
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
KNP6372HS  L0101

Preaching Practicum: 1 Corinthians

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

This course focuses on a pastoral interpretation of 1 Corinthians and how this letter may be proclaimed in the life of the church today. Through an investigation of letter structure, a social cultural reading, congregational studies, and homiletical theory this course will seek to elucidate the possibilities of Paul's letter for preaching today. Prerequisites: Introductory courses in both preaching and New Testament.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNP3372HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Dorcas Gordon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICP6443HS  L6101

Leadership: Vision and Mission

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

This course is designed to enable participants to understand, develop and encourage faithful leadership in Christian schools. The vision of Christian schooling that leaders seek to sustain is not simply their own, but school leaders are a vital link in the translation of parents' priorities into the life of classrooms. Participants will examine leadership and management structures critically in light of: communal and personal educational focus and values; the need to nurture community; the need to sustain a dynamic vision for schooling. This online course employs an extensive Study Guide, a book, book chapters and journal articles, with an online discussion forum and Skype/telephone conferencing. Participation in the forum and a professionally-oriented research paper will provide the basis for evaluation.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICP3443HS.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Douglas Blomberg
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Please note: In order to complete your registration for this course, you must contact the ICS Associate Academic Dean / Registrar at academic-registrar@icscanada.edu
RGP6565HS  L0101

Contemporary Family Therapy and Spiritual Care

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

This course will examine and compare Contemporary Family Systems Therapies, with introductory exposure to Transgenerational (Bowen); Contextual (Boszormenyi-Nagy); Milan Systemic (Boscolo, Cecchin, Hoffman); Structural (Minuchin), Strategic (Haley); Experiential (Satir and Whittaker), and Object Relations (Fairbairn, Klein, Wlnnicott) Therapies, with the inclusion of spiritual care perspectives on these models. This course is designed to address requirements from the Entry-to-Practice Competency Profile for Registered Psychotherapists (RP), Ontario, for: "Foundations" (1.1-1.5), "Collegial & lnterprofessional Relationships (2.1-2.3), and "Therapeutic Process" (4.1-4.7).

While this course is mainly intended for psychotherapists, pastoral counsellors (PCE), institutional spiritual care providers (CPE), and family therapists (AAMFT/OAMFT), it will also be of interest to those who are not counselling professionals, but who may provide multi-cultural and multi-faith care in public and private settings. Theological reflection and pastoral integration of current psychotherapeutic research and practice will be emphasized.

 

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3565HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Desmond Buhagar
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Additional Notes: This course was previously taught under the title 'Family Therapy in Pastoral Perspective'
RGP6688HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/05/20

Integration for Ministry II

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

Through the development of the skill of theological reflection, the participants learn to reflect on their personal and ministerial or work experiences to discern the call of transformation and integration in the midst of the Christian tradition and world realities. This group process takes place in a peer faith setting. Designed for Regis IFM students. Others accepted with permission of professor. An overnight retreat is scheduled at the end of the course. Final integration paper and mission statement. Pass/Fail for BD students; grade given for AD students.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3688HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
KNP6731HS  L0101

Leadership Development for Intercultural Church

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

The world is becoming increasingly intercultural, not only in the west but also in the east. How has the church prepared for intercultural church? This course will deal with cultural competency, sociocultural structures, ethnicity and churches, leadership and culture, leadership and power, intercultural communication, and contextualizing leadership. At the end of the course, we will develop a vision and strategy for intercultural church.

 

Basic Degree students enrol in KNP3731HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Nam Soon Song
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMP6855HS  L0101

Global and Contemporary Worship Song Leadership

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

This course seeks to reinforce and expand the musical capability of pastoral leaders in enlivening worship. This course will delve into the liturgical practice of song leadership surrounding the genre of global hymnody and contemporary worship songs. Broader concerns on theological implications and liturgical context of these materials will be explored.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMP3855HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Swee Hong Lim
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Prerequisites: EMP2861H - Songs of the Church EMP1101H - Worship 1
Historical Crosslisted Courses
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
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
Interdisciplinary Crosslisted Courses
SMJ3609HS  L0101

Catholic Social Teaching

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

This course traces the development of Catholic Social Teaching and action from an historical and theological perspective. A Christian concept of justice will be explored within Biblical and theological contexts. Cultural developments that have impacted, and those that continue to influence, social thought, teaching and action within the Church will be discussed. The primary texts for the course are the social documents of the Church beginning with the Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII, Rerum Novarum (1891) and continuing to the present day. Students will become familiar with the content of such documents and they will be encouraged to analyse the theological and social foundations upon which the documents have been developed. Key principles of Catholic Social Teaching will be introduced. The course will also explore the Christian call to justice and ways in which the social teachings of the Church can be integrated into personal spirituality and ministry. To facilitate such integration, examples will be highlighted from the lives of social activists within the Church. Teaching and learning methods will include, lecture, discussion, media and biographical analysis.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Mary Rowell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological, Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: This is an inter-disciplinary course that is cross-listed to the Historical, Pastoral Theological and Theological Departments.
Theological Crosslisted Courses
SMT3370HS  L0101

Spirituality and Ecology: Integration and Implications

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

The course provides an exploration of how Christianity has understood the relationship among God, creation, humanity and spirituality, and how that understanding has contributed to the ecological challenges we currently face as well as can contribute to a helpful response. The course begins with an overview of our understanding of spirituality and creation during the patristic, medieval and reformation periods, then shifts to contemporary understandings drawing from current discussions of Christology, creation-centred spirituality, eco-feminism, deep ecology, and the healing of nature and the healing of self. Methods: Lectures, discussions. Evaluation: reflection paper, integration paper, class participation, practicum.

AD students enrol in SMT6370HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
SAT3643HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/08/05

Theology of Religions and Interfaith Dialogue

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

This course introduces the major religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam in detail and also others in brief) of the world -- their historical setting, basic principles, significant features, Holy Scriptures, theology, etc. -- and a Christian perspective on them with an urgency to enter into interfaith dialogue and peaceful coexistence.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ephrem Nariculam
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
SMT6370HS  L0101

Spirituality and Ecology: Integration and Implications

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

The course provides an exploration of how Christianity has understood the relationship among God, creation, humanity and spirituality, and how that understanding has contributed to the ecological challenges we currently face as well as can contribute to a helpful response. The course begins with an overview of our understanding of spirituality and creation during the patristic, medieval and reformation periods, then shifts to contemporary understandings drawing from current discussions of Christology, creation-centred spirituality, eco-feminism, deep ecology, and the healing of nature and the healing of self. Methods: Lectures, discussions. Evaluation: reflection paper, integration paper, class participation, practicum.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3370HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology

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