Course Timetable for Tuesday: Fall of 2013

Morning Courses

9:00 to 11:00

SAB2612HF  L0101

Synoptic Gospels

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

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

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Walter Werbylo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGP6687HF  L0101

Integration for Ministry I

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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. Two short integration papers. Pass/Fail course for BD students. Graded course for AD students.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3687HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)

09:00 to 11:00

CGT1101HF  L4101

Thinking Theologically

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  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, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Jeremy M. Bergen
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

9:00 to 11:00

KNT2608HF  L0101

Theology of Religions

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · 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
SAT2705HF  L0101

Introduction to Philosophical Anthropology

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

In this course, we will examine different theories of human nature. We will be guided by two focusing questions: 'What makes me happy?' and 'What keeps me from being happy?'. We will address these questions on both individual and communal levels. Students will constantly be encouraged to connect the theories discussed in class with their own experience. Lectures, discussion, and short papers.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Sean Mulrooney
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
TRT3501HF  L0101

Theology of Martin Luther

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
WYT3927HF  L0101

Ethics of Wealth and Poverty

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

This course will begin with a summation of Biblical teaching about wealth and poverty, and the succeeding sessions will study diverse interpretations of that teaching in the history of Christian thought. Attention will be paid to the historical context of the theology under study, including contemporary ethical teaching and economic practice. The goals of the course will be to appreciate the paradoxical character of Biblical teaching on wealth and poverty, as well as the diverse ways in which theologies on wealth and poverty have reflected the impact of socio-economic change. The value of the study will be its assisting students to cope with 21st century challenges in its uneven regional and social distribution of wealth and poverty. Lectures and seminars. Requirements: one essay and exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Reginald Stackhouse
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT5552HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/04/02

Aquinas on the Spiritual Life

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

This course examines Thomas Aquinas' theology of the Christian life as it is presented in the 'secunda secundae' of the 'Summa Theologiae': faith, hope and love are the foundational principles that ground the concrete living out the 'imitatio Christi' in a life of prayer, service, preaching and leadership in the Church. The course teaches a method of closed textual reading, and proposes an interpretation of Aquinas' own method that distinguishes and holds together doctrinal judgements and systematic understanding.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT6501HF  L0101

Theology of Martin Luther

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
WYJ1711HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/09/04

Research and Writing

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

The literature of biblical studies, theology, church history and pastoral studies is introduced along with the research and writing process; locating, evaluating and using information; genres of theological writing; citation and bibliographic formats and ethical aspects.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Thomas P. Power
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGP3687HF  L0101

Integration for Ministry I

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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. Two short integration papers. Pass/Fail course for BD students. Graded course for AD students.

AD students enrol in RGP6687HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
WYP2301HF  L0101

Basics of Preaching

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

The student will develop a theological framework regarding the character and place of preaching in the life of a local Church. This includes the place of the Church within the mission of God, the importance of analyzing and engaging with the way culture shapes the local community, and the understanding of what it means to be faithful to God in the way we handle the biblical text. The student will also learn to identify and implement the basic skills that are foundational to preaching. Weekly reading, listening to sermons by a variety of preachers, class participation, preparation, delivery and critique of sermons. Tutorial 11-12.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Peter Robinson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNP1443HF  L0101

Human Growth & Spiritual Journey

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

Exploration of various theories of human development, stages of human growth, lifespan spiritual journey in correlation to human growth, implications for Christian ministry, and reflections of one's own lifespan on theories of human growth and spiritual journey. Basic course for education and ministry. Lectures. Group presentation, discussion, class participation, critical reflection paper, mid and final exams.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Andrew Irvine
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRP2031HF  L0101

Introduction to Preaching

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

This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of preaching. The student will learn to read a text closely, exegete a passage, and develop dynamic oral communication skills. Attention will be paid to the postmodern context, contemporary homiletical theory, and different sermonic forms. The student will be encouraged to be creative and find his/her own voice in a supportive environment. Expectations: written assignments, class exercises, one full length sermon, and one short homily.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Judy Rois
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212

9:00 to 12:00

EMB1501HF  L0101

New Testament I

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

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

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

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EMF3020YY  L0101

Contextual Education

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

This praxis course is requied for all MDiv, MRE, MPS and Diploma students. It combines, weekly, three hours of classroom teaching and seminar work with eight hours in a supervised contextual education site. Classroom and seminar work includes structured discussion and biblical/theological reflection on ministry practice. Intentional learning covenants in the site and in a class small group provide opportunity to connect, to challenge and to integrate theoretical learning and practice and to develop the art of giving and receiving critical feedback and evaluation. Evaluation is based on successful completion of 8 written critical reflections, 6 verbatims, class presentations and participation, self, peer and site educator evaluation reports. Evaluation: 80% attendance at classes, satisfactory onsite covenantal fulfillment, class participation and completion of all assignments is required to successfully complete this pass/fail course. Unsatisfactory assignments will be reviewed with the instructor to negotiate possible remedial work. Unsatisfactory attendance at class or at onsite placements can result in dismissal from the class. *Successful completion of Context and Ministry, EMP1601, is a pre-requisite for this course. Students must meet with the instructor by the middle of March to negotiate on appropriate learning site for the following September. Placements in social and institutional settings and rural and urban congregations are available.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Natalie Wigg-Stevenson
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Practicum
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits

11:00 to 13:00

TRP2803HF  L0101

English Church Music

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

The aim of this course is to provide an outline of the history and current scholarship of English church music. Topics covered will include the impact of the English Reformation on liturgical music; the intersection between sacred and secular; the word-tone relationship in English plainchant and hymnody; music in Methodism; and choral-service revival in the Anglican Church. The course will explore a wide range of English church music including anthems, hymns, liturgical chants, oratorios and metrical psalms, along with a selected reading of relevant primary and secondary sources. Methodology: lectures, discussions, music listening, and readings.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 341
TRP2134HF  L0101

Shaping Space for Worship

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

Examination of the interaction between Theology and Architecture. Exploration of space as a medium of expression. Analysis of the structures inherent in worship and their relation to archetypal building plans. Assisting a congregation to adopt and live its mission. Presentations and analyses. Assessments and re-planning of individual places of worship.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Gerald Robinson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Seeley Hall
SAB2181HF  L0101

Prophetic Literature

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

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

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Frederick Yon-Ho Chung
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMT1851HF  L0101

Surat al-Baqara: An Introduction to the Qur'an

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

Located in the beginning of the Qur'an immediately following a short introductory prayer, Surat al-Baqara is the doorway to understanding this scripture and its distinctive style and organization of ideas. The largest chapter in the corpus, it covers the major themes and discourses and is uniquely suited to begin the study of the Qur'an and related scholarship. This course is an introduction to the Qur'an and will familiarize students with the hallmarks of both traditional and western scholarships. It will cover topics such as the collection of the Qur'an, abrogation, mysterious letters and the Quranic sciences. Students will become acquainted with some of the main classical and modern commentaries and will learn how to identify Surat al-Baqara's distinctive structure and unifying themes.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Nevin Reda
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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WYT6510HF  L0101

The Sin Seminar: Engaging Hamartiology

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

The Doctrine of Sin has suffered several critiques in recent times, and yet we live in an era aware of structural injustices and horrendous evil. This course will consider the major approaches to the doctrine in the tradition, the insights available in art and literature, and what a reconstruction of the doctrine might look like. Relations to contemporary subjects like psychotherapy and brain science will also be considered.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYT3510HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: George R. Sumner
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRB3629HF  L0101

The Miracles of Jesus

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

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

AD students enrol in TRB6629HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
WYB5204HF  L0101

Isaiah: Hebrew Exegesis and Method

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

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

Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, 11:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: This course will be held twice a week and is offered from Sept 16 to Nov 1, 2013
Instructors: Christopher Seitz
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 10
WYT3510HF  L0101

The Sin Seminar: Engaging Hamartiology

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

The Doctrine of Sin has suffered several critiques in recent times, and yet we live in an era aware of structural injustices and horrendous evil. This course will consider the major approaches to the doctrine in the tradition, the insights available in art and literature, and what a reconstruction of the doctrine might look like. Relations to contemporary subjects like psychotherapy and brain science will also be considered.

AD students enrol in WYT6510HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: George R. Sumner
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRB6629HF  L0101

The Miracles of Jesus

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in TRB3629HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
SAP3238HF  L0101

Priestly Spirituality

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

An examination of the vocation, identity and lifestyle of the Catholic priest for the fostering of his holiness, integrity and health in ministry and the spiritual life. Lectures, discussions, reflection papers and final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ephrem Nariculam
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
SMH5054HF  L0101

Origen

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

Study of Origen's life and thought in historical context. Reading and analysis of major works. Greek and Latin are useful but not required. Seminar presentations, participation in discussion, one research essay.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: T. Allan Smith
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 10 · Crosslisted to: Theological
KNP5307HF  L0101

Preaching and Biblical Method

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

In the past fifty years significant developments have taken place within biblical studies. A renewed focus on method and the task of interpretation has implications for the preacher in her/his weekly task of expounding the scriptures. This course will examine these more recent methods, inlcuding post holocaust, feminist, social science, postcolonial and empire studies and discuss their implications for preaching the biblical text. The course will focus on the intersection of these newer methods and the parallel developments within the "New Homiletic" since the 1960's.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Dorcas Gordon
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT1101HF  L0101

Foundations of Theology

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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’s Method in Theology as a framework for conceiving theology as a unity of interrelated functions including exegesis and doctrine, systematic understanding, pastoral communication, and responses to contemporary hermeneutical challenges. Quizes, short papers, one 4-6 page paper, class preparation.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Jeremy Wilkins
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
RGP5209HF  L0101

Spiritual Theology of Evelyn Underhill

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

A critical exploration of the mystical, liturgical and pastoral theology of Evelyn Underhill, as she develops these in her novels and scholarly writings. Her thought will be examined in light of contemporary issues in spirituality, such as the status of the body, mysticism and social action, the subjectivization of mystical experiences, and the effect of socio-political structures on spirituality. Lectures, discussion, presentation, critical reflection paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)

Afternoon Courses

13:30 to 16:30

ICT3778HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/07/18

Body, Language, Power: The Question of the Human in 20th Century French Philosophy

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

The goal of the course is to study significant accounts of the nature of human beings in 20th-century French continental philosophy. It will begin by investigating the existential-phenomenological conceptions of human nature developed by Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Persons, on such accounts, should be understood as being in the world, as embodied, as essentially defined by relations to others and relations of language, and as characterized by existential problems of anxiety and authenticity. We will then take up the development and transformation of this story in Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, and Michel Foucault, who oppose to the humanist model of the well-formed and autonomous individual the model of persons as dispersed into networks of language and power.

Schedule: Tuesday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Shannon Hoff
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

14:00 to 15:30

WYT1105HF  L0101

Teaching the Faith: Introduction to Catechetical Theology

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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: Tuesday, Thursday, 14:00 to 15:30
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

14:00 to 16:00

TRH6055HF  L0101

The Nicene Revolution: Theological Change in the Fourth Century

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

The fifty years between the Council of Nicaea in 325 and the Council of Constantinople in 381 were times of extraordinary theological change leading to understandings of God and Christ both continuous with and sharply different from earlier teaching, a true revolution. This course explores the process of doctrinal change during that period, both in its own right and as a paradigm for doctrinal change in later periods, including the present. Lectures, reading of original sources in translation, group discussion, research essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRH3055HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Richard Paul Vaggione
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
SAT2321HF  L0101

Creation/Anthropology/Sin

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

Theology of creation. The human person in its created existence in the image of Christ; origin of humankind. Doctrine of original sin. 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
WYP1617HF  L0101

Community-Based Assessment and Design

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

Residents of urban at-risk communities often have ministry done to them by well-meaning people. Organizations (non-proftis, churches, government, etc.) swoop in with money, people and resources and tell the community what they need. Playgrounds are erected overnight, murals painted over, or gardens appear without anyone asking the people who live there what they want. The message that no one listens is reinforced in their minds. God's concept of "shaolm" is not one of doing to people but one of inviting people to participate in their own community development. Students in this course will develop the skills necessary to engage a local community. This approach is guided through the development tools of community assessment (listening to the community) and project design, monitoring and evaluation (responding with the coomunity to a limitation). At the end of this course students will have the skills necessary to involve the community in its own restoration.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: W. Clayton Rowe
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNP3426HF  L0101

Teaching Bible in the Church/ Models of Teaching (MRE)

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

What are unique, creative, effective and meaningful ways of teaching Bible in the church today? This course will explore and experience various approaches of teaching Bible in the church, assessing appropriateness to the church, to the world we live in, a variety of social and cultural dynamics, and various age levels. Also, the students will be expected to apply Biblical interpretation skills to actual teaching. Lectures, teaching practice as a group, group discussion.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Nam Soon Song
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMT6672HF  L0101

Theology, Violence, and Peace

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

This course explores theological reflection in relation to violence and peace, particularly in Christian traditions. Theories of violence and non-violence as well as case studies from the past and present will provide the means to investigate the ways faith-based claims justify or promote enmity and hostility and/or hospitality and peacemaking in Christian practice. Attention may be given to violence/peace in connection with theologies of revelation and atonement; justice/love; gender, race, ethnicity, class, and disability; Empire and globalization processes; interfaith relations with Jewish, Muslim, and Canadian Aboriginal communities; and the possibility of forgiveness and reconciliation. Lectures, discussions, journal exercises, book review, presentation, and final research paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMT3672HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Thomas E. Reynolds
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT3720HF  L0101

Language, Culture and Religious Belief

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

Religious belief is linguistically and culturally determined. Specific 'language use' is the particular means of appropriating and forming religious consciousness. There is this a linguistic bias in every religious belief system. This course relies on the linguistic philosophical writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein, especially his exposition of language-games, family resemblances, rule-following, and forms of life, in order to explore the linguistic and cultural determination of religious belief.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Margaret Lavin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Pre-Requisite: two courses in philosophy.
RGT1905HF  L0101

Ethical Reflections on Pastoral Practice

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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: John Berkman
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
SAT1710HF  L0101

Critical Thinking

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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
TRH3055HF  L0101

The Nicene Revolution: Theological Change in the Fourth Century

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

The fifty years between the Council of Nicaea in 325 and the Council of Constantinople in 381 were times of extraordinary theological change leading to understandings of God and Christ both continuous with and sharply different from earlier teaching, a true revolution. This course explores the process of doctrinal change during that period, both in its own right and as a paradigm for doctrinal change in later periods, including the present. Lectures, reading of original sources in translation, group discussion, research essay.

AD students enrol in TRH6055HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Richard Paul Vaggione
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
KNP1352HF  L0101

Introduction to Preaching

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

Introduction to the art and science of preaching. Topics: exegesis and hermeneutics for the purpose of preaching, techniques of sermon preparation, structure and delivery. Written assignments, small groups, one sermon.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Joon Ki Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB2701HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/04/04

The Life & Letters of St. Paul

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

This course in an introduction to the content and background of the letters of Paul. Particular attention will be given to the social context of Paul's churches and to the social implications of Pauline Christianity. Throughout emphasis will be placed on the letters as the remnants of early communities striving to understand the work of God among them. Weekly readings and participation, short assignments.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Colleen Shantz
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB5111HF  L0101

Book of Genesis

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

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

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB3424HF  L0101

Judaism from th Maccabees to Masada

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

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

AD students enrol in WYB6424HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: Please note a change of day
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB6424HF  L0101

Judaism from th Maccabees to Masada

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in WYB3424HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: Please note a change in day
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMT3672HF  L0101

Theology, Violence, and Peace

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

This course explores theological reflection in relation to violence and peace, particularly in Christian traditions. Theories of violence and non-violence as well as case studies from the past and present will provide the means to investigate the ways faith-based claims justify or promote enmity and hostility and/or hospitality and peacemaking in Christian practice. Attention may be given to violence/peace in connection with theologies of revelation and atonement; justice/love; gender, race, ethnicity, class, and disability; Empire and globalization processes; interfaith relations with Jewish, Muslim, and Canadian Aboriginal communities; and the possibility of forgiveness and reconciliation. Lectures, discussions, journal exercises, book review, presentation, and final research paper.

AD students enrol in EMT6672HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Thomas E. Reynolds
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 24

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14:00 to 17:00

EMP1101HF  L0101

Worship I: Foundations of Christian Public Worship

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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: First Semester · One Credit

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16:00 to 17:30

WYB1513YY  L0101

Elementary New Testament Greek

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

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

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

16:00 to 18:00

EMB2013HF  L0101

Biblical Hebrew I

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

The goal of Biblical Hebrew I and its adjoining course Biblical Hebrew II is to provide both students training for designated ministry and those students who wish to continue in advanced degree studies with a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew.  The acquired skills may be used for the purposes of homiletical exegesis, scholarship pursuit, and the general pleasure of textual theological interpretations.  Classes are twice weekly, and consist of lecture, homework tutorial, quizzes and quiz review, translation work, and theological reflections posted on Twitter. Evaluation: weekly quizzes; midterm exam; attendance and participation; final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: Carmen Palmer
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5

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17:00 to 19:00

SMB3086HF  L0101

The Archeology of the First Temple

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

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

AD students enrol in SMB6086HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB6086HF  L0101

The Archeology of the First Temple

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in SMB3086HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMH2229HF  L0101

History of Modern Catholicism (1648 - present)

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

This course is an introductory survey of the institutional and social history of Modern Catholicism from 1648 to the present. It explores the reciprocal relationship between history and the development of Catholicism in faith and practice. Much attention will be given to significant events and important personalities that shaped global Catholicism throughout the period. Special attention will be given to the lived experience of Catholicism globally and in the particular context of Canada. Lectures; Discussions; Primary Source Analysis; Research Paper and Final Examination.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Daniel MacLeod
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

17:30 to 19:30

EMP3266HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/09/03

Spirituality and Health

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

This course will investigate spirituality and health in light of a wholistic view of human flourishing tha includes physical, emotional, spiritual and psycho-social aspects. Emphatic spiritual care requires the ability to put oneself in the shoes of another. The role of illness narratives and active listening will be examined. Aspects of inter-cultural spiritual care will be named and practiced. The course will consist of lectures, small groups, individual presentations and a final paper. Evaluation: participation, 10%; integration paper, 20%; topic proposal, 10%; literature review, 20%; and fnal research paper, 40%. Prerequisite: one course in worship or theology or permission of the instructor. 

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:30 to 19:30
Instructors: Johanna Selles
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: This course fulfills the Spirituality at EM designated elective.
EMP3476HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/08/23

Creativity and Spirituality

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

For educators, ministry personnel, artists, administrators, teachers, who seek to integrate creativity in pastoral practice, the course will examine theories of creativity in order to explore the historical development of the concept as it influences cognition, learning and innovation. In addition we will study theories of play and the place of imagination in fostering spiritual formation and human development. Students with an interest in the arts are also welcome to participate in this seminar. Seminar format with literature review 30%, proposal 10%, research paper 50%, participation 10%. Fulfills requirement for Advanced CE in the MRE program at EC or a spirituality elective. Prerequisite: at least one course in worship, Bible or theology or permission by instructor.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:30 to 19:30
Instructors: Johanna Selles
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15

18:00 to 20:00

SMJ3609HF  L4101

Catholic Social Teaching

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Burlington 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 X111, 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, 18:00 to 20:00
Instructors: Moira McQueen
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Interdisciplinary
Enrollment Notes: Classes will be held at Corpus Christi Secondary School 5150 Upper Middle Road, Burlington, ON L7L 0E5
Additional Notes: An interdisciplinary course that is cross listed to Biblical, Historical, Pastoral Theological and Theological departments.
KNB3930HF  L0101

Biblical Hermeneutics

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

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

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

18:00 to 21:00

ICT6761HF  L0101

Theories of Language and Interpretation: Gadamer, Kristeva, and Searle

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

The linguistic turn and the interpretive turn in twentieth-century philosophy play a role in many cultural controversies and academic debates. This seminar examines representative texts from three schools of thought: German philosophical hermeneutics (Hans-Georg Gadamer), French poststructural feminism (Julia Kristeva), and Anglo-American analytical philosophy of language (John Searle).

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3761HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Lambert Zuidervaart
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNH1015HF  L0101

A Global History of Christianity - a survey

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

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

Classes held at Wycliffe College

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Schedule Notes: Classes at Wycliffe College
Instructors: Stuart Macdonald
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICT3761HF  L0101

Theories of Language and Interpretation: Gadamer, Kristeva, and Searle

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

The linguistic turn and the interpretive turn in twentieth-century philosophy play a role in many cultural controversies and academic debates. This seminar examines representative texts from three schools of thought: German philosophical hermeneutics (Hans-Georg Gadamer), French poststructural feminism (Julia Kristeva), and Anglo-American analytical philosophy of language (John Searle).

AD students enrol in ICT6761HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Lambert Zuidervaart
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

19:00 to 21:00

TRT2613HF  L0101

A Theology of the City

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  New Course · 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
Additional Notes: Location: CRC Wycliffe
RGP6214HF  L0101

Spirituality & Culture

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

This course intends to examin the dialogue betwen spiriryality and culture in a post-modern world. It will trace the development of faith from the end of the medieval period to the present time and show why the narratives of our time with regard to spirituality are situated in that historical context and how they affect a reading of and engagement in our world today. Students will be presented with (1) a knowledge of contemporary critical theory and praxis (2) development of research skills (3) an exposure to the main issues of contemporary faith and culture (4) an exposure of the ways these issues are dealt with in contemporary art/film/poetry (5) a way of appropriating their lives through interiority analysis. For BD students: class participation and papers. For AD students active , intelligent and focused class participation, short papers and a major paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3214HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGP3214HF  L0101

Spirituality & Culture

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

The course intends to examine the dialogue between spirituality and culture in a post-modern world. It will trace the development of faith from the end of the mediaeval period to the present time and show why the narratives of our time with regard to spirituality are situated in that historical context and how they affect a reading of and engagement in our world today. Students will be presented with 1. a knowledge of contemporary critical theory and praxis. 2. development of research skills. 3. an exposure to the main issues of contemporary faith and culture. 4. an exposure of the ways these issues are dealt with in contemporary art/film/poetry. 5. A way of appropriating their lives through interiority analysis. For Basic Degree Students: class participation and papers. For Advance Degree Students: active, intelligent and focused class participation, short papers and a major paper.

AD students enrol in RGP6214HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
TRP2641YY  L0101

Principles and Practice of Liturgy

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

A five semester long preparation for active worship leadership in the Anglican Church. Supervised "worship teams" prepare for and preside at a variety of services. Music and homiletics (theory and performance), phenomenological and theological reflection on the practice of ministry. Lectures, periodic workshops. Reading, journaling, book reports (one per year) and short reflection paper at the end of the first and third academic years.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
WYB1008HF  L0101

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

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

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

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

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