Theological Courses for the 2014 Fall Session

Course Listings by Level

Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
CGT1101HF  L4101

Thinking Theologically

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Waterloo Site

An introduction to the main themes in theology, with attention to the nature of theological argumentation. Trinity, creation, theological anthropology, Jesus Christ, ecclesiology, other religions, eschatology, Anabaptist-Mennonite theology, political theology, modernity/ postmodernity, the vocation of the theologian. Lectures, discussions of readings, midterm take-home test, student presentations, reflection paper, research paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:50
Instructors: Jeremy M. Bergen
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT1101HF  L0101

Foundations of Theology

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

This course examines the historical development and contemporary practice of theology as an exercise of intellectual probity and religious commitment. Topics include the origins of Christian theology, its historical development, the relationship of religious narrative to religious doctrine, faith and reason, revelation and authority, tradition and development. The course introduces Bernard Lonergan

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Jeremy Wilkins
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
SAT1101HY  L0101

Foundations of Theology

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

Introduction to theology and the elements of Catholic theology. Revelation, Faith, Tradition, Church doctrine, infallibility, biblical inspiration. Lectures, mid-term test, final exam. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Gregory H. Carruthers
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
SMT1101HF  L4101

Foundations of Theology

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Burlington Site

Elements of theological reflection, with emphasis on theological method. Revelation, faith, scripture, liturgy, tradition, dogma, magisterium, the theologian, infallibility, and historicity. Lectures, discussions, short papers, final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Schedule Notes: Classes will be held at Corpus Christi Secondary School 5150 Upper Middle Road, 20, ON L7L 0E5
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
SAT1101HF  L0101

Foundations of Theology

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

Introduction to theology and the elements of Catholic theology. Revelation, Faith, Tradition, Church doctrine, infallibility, biblical inspiration. Lectures, mid-term test, final exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT1101HF  L0101

The God of the Gospel: Systematic Theology I

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

This course provides an in-depth exploration of two central Christian doctrines - the Trinity and the person of Christ - as well as reflection on the role of Holy Scripture and the nature of theology. This is the first part of a two-part sequence in basic Christian doctrine. Lectures, tutorial discussions generated by students' questions, question and answer periods. Short papers, final take-home exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT1105HF  L0101

Teaching the Faith: Introduction to Catechetical Theology

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

This course is designed for new students, and acts as an introduction to a number of central pastoral responsibilities: teaching the faith to new Christians, grasping the overall shape and purpose of Christian theology, assessing and meeting the demands of local culture and context, engaging the character of conversion and formation, and finally, grasping an overall shape to the history of Christian witness. The course pursues the historical examination of key catechetical texts from the New Testament to the contemporary period, analyzes their content and purpose, locates them historically, and seeks to engage students' own comprehensive vision of the Gospel, its communication, and pastoral practice. Lectures and weekly tutorials on the primary-source reading. Extensive reading, discussion, and mastering of content. Weekly content quizzes; 3 papers (6-10 pages each); final exam.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Instructors: Timothy Connor
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT1106HF  L6101

Introduction to Missional Theology

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

This course seeks both to introduce the different theological subspecialties, even as it orients the whole enterprise. It uses as its organizing concept that of mission. This also brings into play questions of our own cultural moment and the practical task of the church. Lectures, tutorials. Evaluation: class participation, two short reflection papers, one major paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Robert L. Knetsch
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT1710HF  L0101

Critical Thinking

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

A course focused on developing skills in natural reasoning: identification and evaluation of arguments and explanations; deductive and inductive reasoning; criteria of evidence and cogency; fallacies; inference to the best explanation. Lectures with demonstration of problems; weekly assignments.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pamela J. Reeve
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
SAT1711HF  L6101

Introduction to Thomas Aquinas

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

This course is an introduction to the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), the most influential Catholic theologian of the last millennium. No previous knowledge of Aquinas or of philosophy is presumed. We will start by looking at Aquinas' program of remaking Christian theology in light of the best philosophy and science of his day; then we will examine his views on human action, human nature, human knowing and philosophical theology. Lectures, discussion, short papers and final exam. On-line discussion, book review, 2,000 word paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Sean Mulrooney
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
EMT1801HF  L0101

Intensive Arabic I

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

Arabic is both the native language of more than 300 million speakers and the language of the Qur'an, the scripture of the Islamic faith tradition. This course is an introduction to modern standard Arabic, the primarily written form of the language today, which is also spoken on formal occasions, in the media and elsewhere. Students will acquire basic vocabulary and grammar, learning how to read, write and understand simple sentences. Special attention will be paid to the pronunciation of consonants and vowels, in keeping with the standards of tajwid, the art of Qur'an recitation. No prior knowledge of Arabic is expected or required.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 09:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: Two classes held each week.  Second class on Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00.
Instructors: Nevin Reda
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
SAT1901HF  L0101

Fundamental Christian Ethics I

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

An introduction to the foundations and objective dimensions of Catholic moral theology. Among the topics to be studied are scripture, natural moral law, casuistry, relationship between faith and morality, magisterium, moral principles and norms, etc. Readings, lectures, discussions, short papers and final written exam; the course will also include a limited online component.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Patricia Murphy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 14
RGT1905HF  L0101

Ethical Reflections on Pastoral Practice

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

Basic principles of Christian ethics, with special attention to the pastoral application of moral theology. Case-study method used. Designed for Regis IFM students. Readings, lectures, seminar work, 3 short essays, final exam. Seminar work requires an additional one-hour commitment per week.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Mary Rowell
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
SAT1905HF  L0101

Moral Theology

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

Introduction to Catholic moral theology: scripture, tradition, natural law, faith & morality; moral norms & virtue; conscience & magisterium. Readings, lectures, discussions, short reflection papers, exam. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's.

Schedule: · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Patricia Murphy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's.
2000 Level Courses
TRT2110HF  L0101

Orthodox reading of the New Testament: a text-exegetical approach to the church 30-160 AD

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

The course introduces beginning students to the New Testament together with critical tools and methodological ideas which make an Orthodox exegesis possible. The course will encounter modern "historico-critical" methodologies for New Testament study which have become dominant in Western theological studies, and which have raised many issues of meaning which faithful Orthodox often find puzzling; we must ask both what Orthodox faith ought to learn from modern exegesis and also what critique or correction an Orthodox critical exegesis of the New Testament might offer in response to recent Western critical interpretation.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Richard Schneider
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT2243HF  L0101

The Person and Work of Jesus the Christ

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course promotes the personal critical appropriation of the Scriptural and dogmatic tradition in Christology, whether in preparation for the M.Div.comprehensive exam, or as a solid foundation in Christology for other students. It helps the student preparing for ministry to bring a systematic un- derstanding of the person and work of Jesus the Christ to bear on pastoral issues and exposes the student to the spiritual dimension of Christological teaching. Reading will be assigned weekly as obligatory preparation for class discussion and lectures. In addition to readings in the tradition (Scripture, creeds, patristic texts, medieval theology) and in contem- porary theological thought, appropriate critical commentary (exegetical studies, historical analyses, etc.) will be assigned where helpful.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
Additional Notes: This course was previously taught under the title 'Christology'
SAT2321HF  L0101

Creation/Anthropology/Sin

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

The first course on Theological Anthropology comprises four areas: (1) Biblical Foundation of two creations. (2) Theology of creation. (3) The human person in its created existence in the image of Christ. (4) Doctrine of Primordial, Original, and Personal sin. Angelology. One midterm test, one mini-synthesis, and a final oral examination.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Charles Anang
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNT2431HF  L0101

Church Ministry Sacraments: Presbyterian and Reformed Views

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

A theological exploration of Church, Ministry and Sacraments from a Presbyterian perspective in dialogue with other traditions and contemporary expressions of the Christian movement. Assignment and Paper. Prerequisites: A basic introductory theology course. Knox M.Div. students need to have Ref. Theology in Dialogue.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT2431HF  L0101

Sacramental Theology I

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

Introduction to sacraments in general, historical and systematic study of sacraments of initiation (baptism, confirmation, Eucharist) with special consideration of the pastoral viewpoint. Three short papers, seminars, final exam.

Schedule: Friday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Mark Robson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT2431HF  L4101

Great 20th Century Texts on the Church: Its Mission and Splendor

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  New Course · Canada - other Site

In this course, we will read and analyze several great texts on the mission and splendor of the Church, with the intention of developing an understanding of the key issues in ecclesiology. Through the study of these texts, students will engage critically with a variety of ecclesiologies and begin to articulate their own theological understanding of the same.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: George R. Sumner, David Widdicombe
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Course offered in Winnipeg. For registration please contact the Wycliffe Registrar's Office 
SAT2433HY  L0101

Sacraments

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

Theological reflection on the sacramental life of the Church in the context or worship and education in sacramentality. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Charles Anang
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 25
KNT2571HF  L0101

Theology and Evangelism in the Wesleyan Heritage

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

By examining major elements of John Wesley theology in his sermons, journals and diaries, this course will explore the heritages of Wesley theology within the tradition of Reformation theology and recognize the contribution of Wesleyan theology to the development of theology in general. Because Wesley attempted, about 200 years later after Luther and Calvin, to revitalize Reformation theology and overcome its limits in various contexts, both Wesleyan and non-Wesleyan (especially Calvinist) students will have a chance to learn and exercise the traditional theology in the present post-modern world. The course will be in seminar format with lecture input, analysis of readings, student presentation and class discussion. Attention is given to the nuances of the denominations represented by those who enrolled in the course.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Chun Hoi Heo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNT2608HF  L0101

Theology of Religions

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

This course will explore major approaches to the relationship between the Christian faith and other religions in the context of the plurality and diversity of the contemporary world. Evaluation: paper/assignment. Prerequisite: A basic introductory theology course

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT2613HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/07/03

A Theology of the City

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

The city is both a geographical concentration of human habitation, culture, commerce and built environment and symbol rich in biblical resonance. Deeply ambiguous, the city holds both profound creative and redemptive potential and can be the symbol of what is most profoundly wrong with culture forming. In this course we will develop a theology of the city through biblical reflection and exegesis. Through interdisciplinary reading and reflection, together with on-the-street engagement, we will lay the foundations for an integral and transformative urban ministry.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Brian Walsh
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT2637HF  L0101

Engaging Islam in the 21st Century

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

This course is for Christian theology students who wish to have a basic knowledge of the religion of Islam. Two basic questions are attempted in the course: "What is Islam?" and How do I engage the Muslim?". These two questions will underline the lectures and discussions.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Josiah Idowu-Fearon
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT2641HF  L6101

Christ Among the Religions

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Online Course

This course surveys how long Christians have assessed the claims and practices of other religious traditions in history, before turning to more normative questions. Can traditions be compared? What is the relationship between Christ's finality and what is good and right in other traditions? The course will focus particularly on the relationship between Christianity and Islam. Online lectures, evaluation of web material, chatrooms, discussion of classical texts. Evaluation: participation, final paper, evaluation of online material.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: George R. Sumner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20
SAT2715HF  L0101

Introduction to Epistemology

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

In this course, we will look at some of the central problems of epistemology: What is knowledge? How do we get it? Exactly what do we know, anyway? How does knowledge differ from belief? And how do we respond to the challenges of scepticism and post-modernism? After starting with a historical survey of the answers to these questions, we will examine the answers proposed by the Jesuit theologian Bernard Lonergan.

Schedule: Friday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Sean Mulrooney
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
SAT2723HF  L0101

Early Western Philosophy

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

An introduction to early western philosophy from the pre-Socratics to Neoplatonism. The course will take a combined historical and thematic approach, focusing on positions and problems in the areas of metaphysics, theory of knowledge, human nature, and ethics through the study of primary sources in Greek and Roman philosophy. Lectures and discussion; short papers and essay.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pamela J. Reeve
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
TRT2876HF  L0101

Faith & Film

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

In this course, students will examine a series of films exploring their theological themes, presuppositions and rhetoric.  Students will learn to interpret film theologically and also learn how to engage film criticism and film production theory. Combining these methodological approaches, students will discover how theological reflection and film culture intersect to offer ways in which we can evaluate film as a prophetic medium.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Sherry Coman
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: The course previously had the name "Film, Prophecy and Culture".
EMT2902HF  L0101

Christian Ethics in Context

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

This orientation to several dimensions of Christian ethics - language, sources, norms, methods and concerns - aims to foster ethical awareness for dealing with moral challenges in personal, social, and church/religious life. To practice Canadian ethical reflection, these dimensions are introduced with reference to several concrete social issues and the public vocation of Christian ethics. Lectures, case studies, conversations; 3 essays (on moral formation; a text engagement paper, and a final paper on a mentor in Christian ethics, on professional ministry ethics, or on wealth and property). Prerequisites: basic Bible and theology.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Marilyn J. Legge
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNT2964HF  L0101

Christian Ethics for Biosphere and Context

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

This course examines various theoretical and practical ethical issues that Christians face in today's changing society, with special emphases on multicultural reality in Canada and the global ecological crisis today. The course consists of four parts: the theoretical foundation for Christian ethical thinking (part 1), social justice issues in Canadian multi-cultural multi-ethnic, and multi-religious society (part 2), ecological crisis and the church's response (part 3), integration (part 4). Lecture and seminar. Minor and major papers, short weekly reading report and group discussion report, and one seminar presentation.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Bryan Jeongguk Lee
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
3000 Level 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
SAT3181HF  L0101

Theological Integration

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

For final year students, a comprehensive and synthetic review of Roman Catholic doctrine in Systematic Theology. Personal appropriation of the mysteries of faith as well as effective pastoral explanation and communication of these mysteries is also stressed. Seminar presentations and final oral exam.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Mark Robson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
WYT3215HF  L0101

The Image of God

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

To explore what it means to 'be in Christ' with particular reference to the question of the Imago Dei. Students will read from a wide variety of sources and explore different understandings of the Imago Dei from Western and Eastern Orthodox theologians. We will look at how these varied perspectives on the Imago Dei have informed classical theological categories including Trinitarian theology, Christology, Pneumatology, Theological Anthropology, Ecclesiology and Soteriology. These theological understandings will then be applied to appraise concepts of sanctification, a variety of ecclesial models and other issues of praxis. The course will consist of seminar presentations, weekly precis on assigned readings, and a final paper. Class participation 20%, Precis 15%, Seminar leadership 30%, Final paper 35%.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Peter Robinson
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 8
TRT3361HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/07/03

God and the Human Person: Greek Christian Perspectives

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

The bulk of this course will consist of a detailed examination of the anthropology (the doctrine of the human person) of the fourth-century Cappadocian author, Gregory of Nyssa, in relation to his theology (his doctrine of God). This will necessarily include discussion of Gregory's psychology (his doctrine of the soul), his understanding of body's relation to soul, and the importance of the right ordering of the passions in the redemption of the individual. Because Gregory's theology is a form of Christian Platonism the term will begin with a brief treatment of these themes in both pagan and Christian Platonic authors from Plato to Gregory's own day. This course will be offered in fall 2015.

AD students enrol in TRT6361HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Walter Hannam
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT3406HF  L0101

Bread, Wine, and Water: Baptism and Eucharist as Sacraments of the Gospel

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

The Church baptizes and catechizes. The Church celebrates Eucharist. What does it mean to perform these actions? How can we perform them more faithfully? This course provides a 'systematic' theological overview of the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist, incorporating biblical and historical perspectives along the way. Although the goal of the course is to develop a constructive Anglican theology of the sacraments, we will engage texts and authors from across the ecumenical spectrum. Some attention will also be paid to the 'other' sacraments, such as penance and holy orders. Final exam, short (10-15 page) final paper. Seminar discussions, lectures.

AD students enrol in WYT6406HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT3411HF  L0101

Theology of the Holy Spirit

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

An exploration of the biblical, historical, liturgical, spiritual, and theological perspectives on the Holy Spirit. This course provides an overview of the development of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. It also aims at highlighting the relevance and centrality of pneumatology in all areas of theology. Method: required readings, seminar discussions, lectures. Evaluation: participation, seminar leadership, short assignment, research paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:10 to 19:10
Instructors: Darren Dias
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMT3412HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/04/04

Confessing Our Faith

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

Through analysis of doctrinal statements of The United Church of Canada, their historical origins and contemporary theology, this course will enable students to become acquainted with United Church theology and the processes by which it has been developed, and to articulate their own faith in relation to their own experience, the faith of the church, and the practice of ministry in the context of challenges of today. Students will participate in the process by which "Christians of each new generation are called to state [the faith of the church] afresh in terms of the thought of their own age and with the emphasis their age needs" (Preamble, A Statement of Faith, 1940). Doctrinal statements on which the course will focus include the Doctrine section of the Basis of Union (1925), A Statement of Faith I1940), and A Song of Faith (2006); theological statements from other United Church documents will also be considered. Course methods include readings, discussions, and papers, and will incorporate students' reflections on their experience and integration of theory and practice into discussions and papers. Regular attendance and participation required.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMT3451HF  L0101

Mission and Religious Pluralism

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

Taking into account recent paradigm shifts in the theology of mission, this course invites participants to consider the relationship of mission to biblical sources, culture and context, unity and diversity in the church, post-colonism and intercultural engagement, and especially religious pluralism. The goal is to foster critical theological reflection on how the church might best understand and embody its mission in a multifaceted and globalizing world situation today. Methodology: lectures/discussions. Evaluations are based upon a mid-term paper, final research paper, and class participation. Prerequisite: Completion of first credit group or Level II.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Thomas E. Reynolds
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT3501HF  L0101

Theology of Martin Luther

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

The course probes Luther's understanding of major Christian doctrines. Theological ferment in the Sixteenth Century will be examined in every class, including Luther's (theological) relationship to other Magisterial Reformers, Radical Reformers, and Roman-Catholic/ Counter-Reformation Reformers. Attention will also be paid to such matters as the extent to which the Magisterial Reformation was an aspect of Renaissance Humanism or a departure from it, and the (putative) anti-Semitism of Luther and its relation to more recent manifestations of anti- Semitism. Weekly readings, lectures, and classroom discussions. Essay (50%) and final examination (50%).

AD students enrol in TRT6501HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Victor A. Shepherd
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
Additional Notes: Location: Trinity College, room LA341
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)
TRT3566HF  L6101

Studies in Anglican Theology

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

Theology of grace in representative Anglican theologians, including Thomas Cranmer, Richard Hooker, the Caroline Divines, the Tractarians, F.D. Maurice, Lux Mundi and William Temple. Prerequisite: introductory course in theology.

AD students enrol in TRT6566HF.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT3566HF  L0101

Studies in Anglican Theology

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

Theology of grace in representative Anglican theologians, including Thomas Cranmer, Richard Hooker, the Caroline Divines, the Tractarians, F.D. Maurice, Lux Mundi and William Temple. Prerequisite: introductory course in theology.

AD students enrol in TRT6566HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
EMT3607HF  L0101

Islamic Thought in the Classical Age (7-13 Cent CE)

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

This is a historical and topical survey of the origins and development of Islam. The course is primarily concerned with the life and career of Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, the teachings of the Qur'an, the development of the Muslim community and its principal institutions, schools of thought, law, theology, cultural life and mystical tradition, to about 1300 A.D. Lectures, Readings, Class discussions. Book reviews 15%, oral presentations 10%, class participation 5%, paper 35%, final exam 35%.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Nevin Reda
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
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
RGT3657HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/06/16

War in the Christian Tradition

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

One of the most controversial issues in the Christian tradition has been its attitude to violence of all kinds. In particular, Christian attitudes to war and peace have been analyzed and debated by almost all major Christian theologians throughout history. This course will look at Christian attitudes to - and the theological and ethical bases for- war, peace, and revolution. The course will begin with Scripture, continue by examining the viewpoints of figures such as Augustine, Aquinas, Vitoria, Grotius, Calvin, Luther, among others, and also examine a variety of 20th and 21st century authors on the subject. Topics to be considered will include some of the following: just war, pacifism, realism, non-violence vs. non-resistance, revolution, civil war, peace-making, nuclear war, deterrence theories, total war doctrine, humanitarian intervention, and the responsibility to protect doctrine.

AD students enrol in RGT6657HS.

Schedule: Monday, 13:30 to 16:00
Instructors: John Berkman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
ICT3702HF  L0101

Religion, Life and Society: Reformational Philosophy

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

An exploration of central issues in philosophy, as addressed by Herman Dooyeweerd, Dirk Vollenhoven, and the Amsterdam School of neoCalvinian thought. The course tests the relevance of this tradition for recent developments in Western philosophy. Special attention is given to critiques of foundationalism, metaphysics, and modernity within reformational philosophy and in other schools of thought.

AD students enrol in ICT6702HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Lambert Zuidervaart
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
RGT3728HF  L0101

Philosophy and Theology of Beauty

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

Philosophical method for a theology of beauty. This course takes Balthasar's assessment of the loss of beauty as a context to survey the implications for the loss of beauty and the conditions for its recovery. Philosophical issues such as the nature of beauty, aesthetic experience/ perception, aesthetic judgements, the beauty of God/ Christ, and other cultural notions of beauty will be considered. Investigate Lonergan's philosophy as basis for theological aesthetics.

 

AD students enrol in RGT6728HF.

Schedule: Monday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: John Dadosky
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)
ICT3762HF  L0101

Theories of Truth

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

Defined by Plato as lovers of truth, philosophers have long debated what truth is. Recently they have disagreed about how important truth is. This seminar examines prominent theories of truth since 1900, as proposed by such thinkers as Pierce, Heidegger, Davidson, Putnam, and Habermas. Feminist, deflationist, and postmodernist critiques of truth theory will be considered and an alternative proposed.

AD students enrol in ICT6762HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Lambert Zuidervaart
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
ICT3772HF  L0101

Religion, Critical Theory, and Habermas

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

While maintaining a stance of "methodical atheism,"

AD students enrol in ICT6772HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Ronald Kuipers
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
RGT3790YY  L0101

MTS Synthesis Paper

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

MTS Synthesis Paper

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
RGT3790YF  L0101

MTS Synthesis Paper

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

MTS Synthesis Paper

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
RGT3863HF  L0101

Christianity & World Religions

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

In the contemporary world, ecumenism must include dialogue between Christianity and world religions. This course will examine not only Christian attitudes to world religions, but also attitudes of world religions to other belief systems. Lectures, discussion, paper.

AD students enrol in RGT6863HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ovey N. Mohammed
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
SMT3925HF  L0101

Justice: Indiv/Social

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

Case study approach to justice in speech and communication, economic transactions, duties of employers and employees, professional ethics, etc. Case study presentation by students. Prerequisite: fundamental ethics or equivalent.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Moira McQueen
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
SAT3942HF  L0101

Papal Teaching on Social Justice

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

A critical survey of papal thought from Leo XIII's emphasis on workers' rights to John Paul II's focus on the broader theme of human rights. Reflection papers and book report, or major paper, exam. Prerequisite: Introductory course in moral theology.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Thomas Lynch
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 14
SAT3952HF  L0101

Bioethics

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

A study of select life issues in light of the Catholic moral tradition. Among the topics to be considered are concepts of the person and the question of the meaning of suffering, new reproductive technologies, abortion, healthcare resource challenges, the new genetics and the ethics of enhancement , questions of cooperation, and various end of life issues. Lectures, readings, discussions, paper, book review, mid-term test and final written exam; the course will also include a limited online component. (Prerequisite: Fundamental Christian Ethics I and II or by Permission of Instructor)

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Kevin Belgrave
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
SMT3952HF  L0101

Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Ethics

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

Using contemporary articles from Christian ethics and Magisterial teachings, the biological and medical sciences, and philosophical ethics, the course will develop and apply critical thinking and ethical methods to contemporary issues in biomedical ethics including:
issues pertaining to the creation of life (e.g., IV fertilization, reproductive technologies), the preservation of life (e.g., right to care, refusal of care, micro & macroallocation of limited resources, stem cell research), and the end of life (e.g., euthanasia, allowing
to die, elder neglect). Methods: lecture, case studies, discussion. Evaluation: response paper, integration paper, class participation

AD students enrol in SMT6952HF.

Schedule: Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 20
SMT3955HF  L0101

Approaches to Ecological Ethics

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

The course will consider issues, documents, and ethical methods that will help the student to develop an understanding of the ecological crisis as well as ethical and theological responses to it. The limitations of a human-centered ethics, the need for an ecological justice that incorporates human justice, the implications of climate change, and the various Christian responses to the environmental issues are some of the topics that will be considered in the course. Method: lectures, case studies, informed discussions. Evaluation: reflection paper, integration paper, practical integration.

AD students enrol in SMT6955HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMT3967HF  L0101

Public Vocation of Churches

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

This course examines both the importance and challenges of "common good" and of "community" for the social witness of the church of the church as integral form of the mission of church in the world. Students will clarify their moral stances through close readings of texts and contexts, develop skills to discern and evaluate various policies and activities on specific topics of public concern and attend to implications for social ministry and the public vocation of Christian ethics. Discussion, engaged reflection papers and major project. (This course qualifies as a designated elective in theology or ethics.) Pre-requisites: basic course in ethics and theology.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marilyn J. Legge
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: This course was previously taught under the title 'Common Good, Social Ethics'
5000 Level Courses
ICT5220HF  L0101

God/Sex/Word/Flesh: Gender, Theology, and the Body

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

How is our agenda for theology related to our gender? Is "God" a male word? Is the "Word made flesh" a male God? Does the experience of women change how God is (made) known? Is sexuality embraced by the resurrection? Attentive to the work of feminist theologians and biblical scholars, we will attempt to develop an "embodied" theology open to the biblical vision that God will be "all in all".

Schedule: Thursday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Nicholas Ansell
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
RGT5223HF  L0101

Lonergan's Trinity

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

A textual reading of Longergan's magnum opus on The Triune God embracing the history and theological development of the Trinity. Principle amount of the course will pertain to Volume 12 of Lonergan's Collected Works on the Systematic party of the Trinity. Reference to Volume 11. Doctrines will occur when helpful. Special attention will be placed on Lonergan's continued development of the psychological analogy from the Augustinian-Thomistic tradition.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John Dadosky
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
RGT5239HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/06/16

Kenosis

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

Explores Christian Kenosis as an expression of the unconditional love of God made known in Christ. Here the mutual relations of self-giving in the Trinity may be reflected in the lives of human persons. Of key significance is Hans Urs von Balthasar's appreciation of the paschal mystery. Also in dialogue are: Sarah Coakley, John Paul II and Thomas Merton. Lectures, discussion, class presentations, research paper, one short paper and a research paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
SMT5522HF  L0101

Lonergan and Sexual Morality

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

Theological disagreements on particular moral issues often reflect underlying but unnoticed differences on the more general question of how a theologian properly makes any moral judgment. This course draws on the writings of Bernard Lonergan to explore both (i) that more general question and (ii) current theological disagreements on two particular issues of sexual morality, namely, contraceptive acts and homosexual acts. Previous familiarity with Lonergan's work is helpful but not required. Readings include selections from Lonergan's writings and Vatican documents. Weekly discussion preparation and participation, four one-page reflections, final paper, and take-home exam.

Schedule: Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Vertin
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
TRT5530HF  L0101

Readings in Augustine

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

Examination of Augustine's writings against the Manichaeans, the Donatists, and the Pelagians. Discussion of weekly readings and a major paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
EMT5605HF  L0101

Theological Method and Hermeneutics

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

Examination of resources and methods in theological work, focusing on hermeneutics as a strategic way of thinking about the role of texts and traditions in theological reflection. Emphasis on interpretation theories in conjunction with liberal, postliberal, and postmodern theological methodologies, particularly regarding issues of faith, authority, revelation, and religious pluralism. Lectures, discussions, student presentations, research paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Thomas E. Reynolds
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT5671HF  L0101

Cross-cultural Religious Thought

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

An examination of the idea of self in Hinduism and Islam through representative contemporary thinkers Rabindranath Tagore and Muhammad Iqbal respectively. How is self understood? What is its relation to the ideas of person and personal identity? What are the philosophical and theological presuppositions of the idea of self? Answers are supplemented by classical and other contemporary writings of the religious tradition in question, thereby accessing the worldview associated with that tradition. Introductory lecture, weekly student presentations and discussions or assigned readings. Prerequisite: a course in theology or philosophy of religion. Requirements: Class participation and presentations 10% (weeks 2-12); Report/Critique (due 4th week) 15%; Midterm class test (week 7) 25%; Essay (due last week) 50%.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Abrahim H. Khan
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
TRT5867HF  L0101

Religious Pluralism as Theological Challenge

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

Challenges of religious pluralism to Christianity appearing from outside Christianity, and responses to it. How do other world religious traditions think about Christianity or religions for that matter? What are the theoretical problems of religious pluralism and the response to them from within Christianity? Discussions of selected readings and occasional lectures as appropriate.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Abrahim H. Khan
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Trinity College, room TC22
6000 Level Courses
TRT6361HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/07/03

God and the Human Person: Greek Christian Perspectives

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

The bulk of this course will consist of a detailed examination of the anthropology (the doctrine of the human person) of the fourth-century Cappadocian author, Gregory of Nyssa, in relation to his theology (his doctrine of God). This will necessarily include discussion of Gregory's psychology (his doctrine of the soul), his understanding of body's relation to soul, and the importance of the right ordering of the passions in the redemption of the individual. Because Gregory's theology is a form of Christian Platonism the term will begin with a brief treatment of these themes in both pagan and Christian Platonic authors from Plato to Gregory's own day. This course will be offered fall 2015.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3361HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Walter Hannam
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT6406HF  L0101

Bread, Wine, and Water: Baptism and Eucharist as Sacraments of the Gospel

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

The Church baptizes and catechizes. The Church celebrates Eucharist. What does it mean to perform these actions? How can we perform them more faithfully? This course provides a 'systematic' theological overview of the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist, incorporating biblical and historical perspectives along the way. Although the goal of the course is to develop a constructive Anglican theology of the sacraments, we will engage texts and authors from across the ecumenical spectrum. Some attention will also be paid to the 'other' sacraments, such as penance and holy orders. Final exam, short (10-15 page) final paper. Seminar discussions, lectures.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYT3406HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT6501HF  L0101

Theology of Martin Luther

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

The course probes Luther's understanding of major Christian doctrines. Theological ferment in the Sixteenth Century will be examined in every class, including Luther's (theological) relationship to other Magisterial Reformers, Radical Reformers, and Roman-Catholic/ Counter-Reformation Reformers. Attention will also be paid to such matters as the extent to which the Magisterial Reformation was an aspect of Renaissance Humanism or a departure from it, and the (putative) anti-Semitism of Luther and its relation to more recent manifestations of anti- Semitism. Weekly readings, lectures, and classroom discussions. Essay (50%) and final examination (50%).

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3501HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Victor A. Shepherd
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
Additional Notes: Location: Trinity College, room LA341
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)
TRT6566HF  L0101

Studies in Anglican Theology

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

Theology of grace in representative Anglican theologians, including Thomas Cranmer, Richard Hooker, the Caroline Divines, the Tractarians, F.D. Maurice, Lux Mundi and William Temple. Prerequisite: introductory course in theology.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3566HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
EMT6607HF  L0101

Islamic Thought in the Classical Age (7-13 Cent CE)

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

This is a historical and topical survey of the origins and development of Islam. The course is primarily concerned with the life and career of Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, the teachings of the Qur'an, the development of the Muslim community and its principal institutions, schools of thought, law, theology, cultural life and mystical tradition, to about 1300 A.D. Lectures, Readings, Class discussions. Book review 15%, oral presentations 10%, class participation 5%, paper 35% and final exam 35%.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Nevin Reda
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: 11
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.
RGT6657HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/06/16

War in the Christian Tradition

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

One of the most controversial issues in the Christian tradition has been its attitude to violence of all kinds. In particular, Christian attitudes to war and peace have been analyzed and debated by almost all major Christian theologians throughout history. This course will look at Christian attitudes to - and the theological and ethical bases for- war, peace, and revolution. The course will begin with Scripture, continue by examining the viewpoints of figures such as Augustine, Aquinas, Vitoria, Grotius, Calvin, Luther, among others, and also examine a variety of 20th and 21st century authors on the subject. Topics to be considered will include some of the following: just war, pacifism, realism, non-violence vs. non-resistance, revolution, civil war, peace-making, nuclear war, deterrence theories, total war doctrine, humanitarian intervention, and the responsibility to protect doctrine.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3657HS.

Schedule: Monday, 13:30 to 16:00
Instructors: John Berkman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
ICT6702HF  L0101

Religion, Life and Society: Reformational Philosophy

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

An exploration of central issues in philosophy, as addressed by Herman Dooyeweerd, Dirk Vollenhoven, and the Amsterdam School of neoCalvinian thought. The course tests the relevance of this tradition for recent developments in Western philosophy. Special attention is given to critiques of foundationalism, metaphysics, and modernity within reformational philosophy and in other schools of thought.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3702HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Lambert Zuidervaart
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
RGT6728HF  L0101

Philosophy and Theology of Beauty

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

Philosophical method for a theology of beauty. This course takes Balthasar's assessment of the loss of beauty as a context to survey the implications for the loss of beauty and the conditions for its recovery. Philosophical issues such as the nature of beauty, aesthetic experience/ perception, aesthetic judgements, the beauty of God/ Christ, and other cultural notions of beauty will be considered. Investigate Lonergan's philosophy as basis for theological aesthetics.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3728HF.

Schedule: Monday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: John Dadosky
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD and BD Combined)
ICT6762HF  L0101

Theories of Truth

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

Defined by Plato as lovers of truth, philosophers have long debated what truth is. Recently they have disagreed about how important truth is. This seminar examines prominent theories of truth since 1900, as proposed by such thinkers as Pierce, Heidegger, Davidson, Putnam, and Habermas. Feminist, deflationist, and postmodernist critiques of truth theory will be considered and an alternative proposed.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3762HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Lambert Zuidervaart
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
ICT6772HF  L0101

Religion, Crtical Theory, and Habermas

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

While maintaining a stance of "methodical atheism,"

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3772HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Ronald Kuipers
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
RGT6863HF  L0101

Christianity & World Religions

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

In the contemporary world, ecumenism must include dialogue between Christianity and world religions. This course will examine not only Christian attitudes to world religions, but also attitudes of world religions to other belief systems. Lectures, discussion, paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3863HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ovey N. Mohammed
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
SMT6952HF  L0101

Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Ethics

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

Using contemporary articles from Christian ethics and Magisterial teachings, the biological and medical sciences, and philosophical ethics, the course will develop and apply critical thinking and ethical methods to contemporary issues in biomedical ethics including: issues pertaining to the creation of life (e.g., IV fertilization, reproductive technologies), the preservation of life (e.g., right to care, refusal of care, micro & macroallocation of limited resources, stem cell research), and the end of life (e.g., euthanasia, allowing to die, elder neglect). Methods: lecture, case studies, discussion. Evaluation: response paper, integration paper, class participation.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3952HF.

Schedule: Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 6 · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: (Max. AD 10, BD 10; Min. AD 3, BD 3)
SMT6955HF  L0101

Approaches to Ecological Ethics

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

The course will consider issues, documents, and ethical methods that will help the student to develop an understanding of the ecological crisis as well as ethical and theological responses to it. The limitations of a human-centered ethics, the need for an ecological justice that incorporates human justice, the implications of climate change, and the various Christian responses to the environmental issues are some of the topics that will be considered in the course. Method: lectures, case studies, informed discussions. Evaluation: reflection paper, integration paper, practical integration.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3955HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Historical Crosslisted Courses
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
Pastoral Theology Crosslisted Courses
RGP3271HF  L0101

The Imagination of Spirit

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

This course will explore how the imagination is a constitutive dimension of spirituality, theological reflection and practical engagements. Each class will involve some theoretical considerations as well as examples from contemporary Christian Poetry.

AD students enrol in RGP6271HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Mary Jo Leddy
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGP6271HF  L0101

The Imagination of Spirit

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

This course will explore how the imagination is a constitutive dimension of spirituality, theological reflection and practical engagements. Each class will involve some theoretical considerations as well as examples from contemporary Christian Poetry.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3271HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Mary Jo Leddy
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)

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