Course Timetable for Thursday: Fall of 2013

Morning Courses

9:00 to 11:00

SAT2723HF  L0101

Early Western Philosophy

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

A focused study of philosophers and representative texts in the early western philosophical tradition covering metaphysics, theory of knowledge, human nature, and ethics. Historical development of ideas from the pre-Socratics to Boethius. Lectures and discussion; short papers and essay.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Pamela J. Reeve
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
RGT3320HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/09/17

Doing Justice with Spirit

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

Theological perspectives and spiritual practices for integrating faith and the work for justice, peace and a healthy environment. Evaluation by essay.

AD students enrol in RGT6320HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John E. Costello
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
SAP2261HF  L0101

Psych & Spirituality

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

A review of normal psychological development and an overview of selected topics in psychopathology in the context of pastoral counselling and spiritual direction. Lectures, videotaped case-studies, seminar presentations. Assigned readings and oral exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Mary Marrocco
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 15
TRH2061HF  L0101

The Birth of Theology

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
RGT6320HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/09/17

Doing Justice with Spirit

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

Theological perspectives and spiritual practices for integrating faith and the work for justice, peace and a healthy environment. Evaluation by essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3320HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John E. Costello
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
EMH1010HF  L0101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Phyllis D. Airhart
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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KNH6840HF  L0101

What happened to the church? Theories of change in the church

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

The course will examine various theories which have been proposed recently to explain changes which have occurred in recent years in the church in Western society. The theories will include secularization, rational choice, the Kelley thesis, and other theories found in the work of Callum Brown, Grace Davie and other. The course will involve both understanding the theories and critiquing them, with particular reference to the situation within the Canadian church. Evaluation: Seminar presentation; major paper. (Prerequisite: Introductory Church History Course)

Basic Degree students enrol in KNH3840HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Stuart Macdonald
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNH3840HF  L0101

What happened to the church? Theories of change in the church

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

The course will examine various theories which have been proposed recently to explain changes which have occurred in recent years in the church in Western society. The theories will include secularization, rational choice, the Kelley thesis, and other theories found in the work of Callum Brown, Grace Davie and other. The course will involve both understanding the theories and critiquing them, with particular reference to the situation within the Canadian church. Evaluation: Seminar presentation; major paper. (Prerequisite: Introductory Church History Course)

AD students enrol in KNH6840HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Stuart Macdonald
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB2756HF  L0101

Romans

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

The course will work through Romans consecutively, doing a close reading of the Biblical text and engaging with influential scholarly literature on Paul in general and Romans in particular.  Evaluation: tutorial presentations and written work. Prerequisite: WYB1501H or equivalent.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNB5929HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/08/09

Hermeneutics and Critical Theory

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

An exploration of the intersection of hermeneutics with the critical theory of some of Europe?s most influential theorists in such areas as post-heidegerrian phenomenology, Frankfurt School, ideological criticism, Lancanian theory, Poststructuralism and Postcolonial criticism.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
CGT6401HF  L0101

The Eucharist/Lord's Supper in Ecumenical Perspective

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

This is an historical and theological study of the development of Eucharistic thought and worship in the West, with some reference to the East. It uses a seminar format, in which class members have read the assigned readings and are able to join in their analysis under the guidance of the professor. Particular attention will be paid to twentieth century attempts to reconsider theological liturgical, and political considerations that have divided the church on the source of its unity.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Schedule Notes: Toronto School of Theology, 47 Queen's Park Crescent East.  Seminar room.
Instructors: John D. Rempel
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15

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11:00 to 13:00

RGT6863HF  L0101

Christianity & World Religions

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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)
RGT3863HF  L0101

Christianity & World Religions

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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)
SAT3952HF  L0101

Bioethics

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 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: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Patricia Murphy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
EMT5943HF  L0101

Transformative Women's Work in Theology and Ethics

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

Readings in feminist theology, ethics, and critical theory to provide advanced resources for linking spiritual life and struggles to transform vast structures of injustice and violation with responsiveness to women's diverse lives, needs, and communities. Attention to challenges and methods central for feminist and Christian faith-and-justice ethics as applied to specific movements for transformation and to the development of collegial skills in discussions and scholarship.  Collaborative seminar format, presentations and responses, major paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marilyn J. Legge
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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KNT3501HF  L0101

Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion

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

This course is a close reading of the English text of Calvin's "Institution Christianae religions" of 1559. We begin by situating Calvin's theology in the historical and theological context of the 16th century Reformation before turning to a careful examination of the "Institutes'" major doctrinal themes and their significance both for Calvin's context and the subsequent history of Protestant theology. Seminar style. weekly readings and reflections; major paper.

AD students enrol in KNT6501HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John A. Vissers
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNT6501HF  L0101

Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion

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

This course will consist in a close reading of the English text of Calvin's "Institution Christianae religions" of 1559. We begin by situating Calvin's theology in the historical and theological context of the 16th century Reformation before turning to a careful examination of the "Institutes'" major doctrinal themes and their significance both for Calvin's context and the subsequent history of Protestant theology. Seminar style. weekly readings and reflections; major paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNT3501HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John A. Vissers
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB1501HF  L0101

From the Gospel to the Gospels (NT I)

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

An introduction to the four Gospels in their social, historical and theological settings. Using a "socio-literary" approach, we will study the Gospels within a two-dimensional framework, both centred on what the early Christians called the "gospel" or "Kerygma." One dimension has to do with social history, the origin and development of Christianity as a distinct social entity, from its foundations in the ministry of Jesus and the Easter experience, through its emergence as a Jewish renewal movement, and on to its development into a separate, largely Gentile, institutionalized religion. The second dimension has to do with literature, the process by which the Gospels came to be written, their literary form and texture, and their character as narrative versions of the "gospel." Tutorial from 10 - 11 am. Weekly lectures; assigned papers; final exam or integration paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT1101HF  L0101

Foundations of Theology

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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
SMB3266HF  L0101

Psalms

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

The course is designed to introduce a critical study of the book of Psalms, its problems and methods. It will combine an investigation into the structure, design and theology of the Psalter with the exegesis of many individual psalms. Careful attention will be paid to their forms and settings in life, particularly their place in ancient liturgies. Basic Degree students will write three reports about 15:00 words in length and a final examination. Advanced students will write a publishable research paper and final examination. Advanced Degree biblical students will be expected to have competency in both Greek and Hebrew.

AD students enrol in SMB6266HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB3013HF  L0101

Reading Hebrew Prose

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

Seminar focusing on a) reinforcement of first-year Hebrew grammar and b) acquisition of historical and critical background necessary for understanding the book and for conveying its meaning. Weekly participation, assignments and quizzes; term project. Prerequisite: One full-year of biblical Hebrew. N.B. In combination with RGB3081H, "Hebrew Poetry: Psalms," successful completion of this course as if for credit satisfies the Hebrew requirement for doctoral candidates in New Testament.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB6266HF  L0101

Psalms

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

The course is designed to introduce a critical study of the book of Psalms, its problems and methods. It will combine an investigation into the structure, design and theology of the Psalter with the exegesis of many individual psalms. Careful attention will be paid to their forms and settings in life, particularly their place in ancient liturgies. Basic Degree students will write three reports about 15:00 words in length and a final examination. Advanced students will write a publishable research paper and final examination. Advanced Degree biblical students will be expected to have competency in both Greek and Hebrew.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMB3266HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMB5401HF  L0101

Qumran: Scripture and Worship

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

An examination of selected psalms, prayers, and hymns from the Dead Sea Scrolls with an eye to their appropriation of scriptural discourse. Genre issues, social function of these texts in the Qumran community, and continuity with and differences from later Jewish and Christian liturgies also explored. Seminar, seminar presentations, and final paper. Prerequisite: 2 years biblical Hebrew. Evaluation: Participation (25%); class presentations (25%); and final paper (50%).

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Course will be held in the Jackman Humanities Building (JHB).
TRH2002HF  L0101

A History of the Church in the Middle Ages

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Barry Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
EMP2861HF  L0101

Songs of the Church

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

The course on congregational song has no prerequisites related to musical ability, keyboard skills, or to hymnic background. Attendance at lectures for the exploration of current song resources (Voices United, More Voices, and a hymn book of the student's choice) forms part of the evaluation process. In addition, weekly assignments such as book reviews or song leading, class participation, and presentation of a final integrative project will be graded. Familiarity with journals and literature in the field will be required. Some research and reports on research will be required. Demonstrated familiarity with the resources of a newly developed concordance for Voices United will be an integral component for evaluation.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Swee Hong Lim
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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WYF3030HF  L0101

Parish Leadership and Ministry

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

Introduction to the practicalities of parish leadership and ministry, including leading worship, facilitating small group ministry, offering counsel, developing lay leadership, stewardship, visioning and planning, teaching, dealing with conflict, overseeing children and youth ministries. Weekly readings, class participation, ministry project proposal, final exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Peter Robinson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMT2811HF  L0101

Women, Gender and Islam

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

Some of the most debated topics in contemporary Islam revolve around the notion of gender and women's rights. This course is a historical and topical survey of the role of women and gender in the Islamic faith tradition. The first half of the course will review the history of women in Islamic societies, while the second will address some of the most prominent issues in contemporary discourses. Topics will include marriage, divorce, veiling, segregation, leadership, Islamic feminism and hermeneutics.

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

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SMP3625HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/09/06

Culture & The New Evangelization

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

We hear much about the need for a new evangelization but effective plans to achieve that end are neither common nor easy to design. This course introduces students to the elements of culture and the processes by which a culture is created and preserved.  After reading assigned texts, students will use class time to discuss implications for evangelization in particular situations.  Emphasis is on helping student apply their background knowledge to practical planning and execution. Evaluation is based on class participation, one major paper and a final examination, written or oral according to student preference.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John Gallagher
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 12

Afternoon Courses

13:00 to 16:00

SMB1007HF  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

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

A survey of the religious traditions of ancient Israel as they are reflected in the diverse types of literature found in the First Testament, with emphasis on their historical development and their relevance for contemporary ministry. Topics to be considered include: Israelite origins, settlement of the land, social structures, the monarchy, prophecy, the exile and return. Weekly lectures and discussion, research papers, application paper, class participation.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: Weekly meeting - one hour tutorial followed by two hour class. N.B. First Class - No tutorial, class will finish at 15:00
Instructors: Heather Macumber
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

13:30 to 16:30

ICT6716HF  L0101

Wittgenstein: Language & the Philosophy of Religion

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

Wittgenstein's philosophy continues to generate enormous interest, and his name is frequently cited in connection with radical developments in theology and the philosophy of religion. Via an exploration of the different accounts of language and meaning he presents in both his early and later work, this course will focus on his thought as it relates to religious belief and commitment in particular.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3716HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Ronald Kuipers
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICT3716HF  L0101

Wittgenstein: Language & the Philosophy of Religion

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

Wittgenstein's philosophy continues to generate enormous interest, and his name is frequently cited in connection with radical developments in theology and the philosophy of religion. Via an exploration of the different accounts of language and meaning he presents in both his early and later work, this course will focus on his thought as it relates to religious belief and commitment in particular.

AD students enrol in ICT6716HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Ronald Kuipers
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

SMT3370HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/09/10

Spirituality and Ecology: Integration and Implications

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

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

AD students enrol in SMT6370HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
SAT1901HF  L0101

Fundamental Christian Ethics I

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Patricia Murphy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
KNP1101HF  L0101

Introduction to Worship

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Clyde Ervine
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT3530HF  L0101

Thought of Bernard Lonergan

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

Overview and critical survey of the main elements of Bernard Lonergan's thought emphasizing his contribution as a significant Canadian thinker and the Thomistic and Ignatian context of this thought. We will emphasize Lonergan's philosophy of intentional consciousness, its basis for philosophical and theological method, the application of his method to select topics in systemic theology, social development, and post-humous developments of this thought.

AD students enrol in RGT6530HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John Dadosky
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
WYH5001HF  L0101

Historiography

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

Studies in the theory of history and methods of historical study and writing, related mainly to Christianity. Required of all AD students in the History Dept. Discussions in class (10%) and on-line (30%) of select historical works representing diverse approaches and interests; two short class presentations; two mid-length papers (30% each).

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Alan L. Hayes
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT5530HF  L0101

Readings in Augustine

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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 212
WYB2213HF  L0101

Book of Jeremiah

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

Seminar on the Book of Jeremiah involving detailed exegesis of selected passages with a view to using the text in the life of the Church. Seminar format. Class participation, final paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT6370HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/09/10

Spirituality and Ecology: Integration and Implications

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3370HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
RGT6530HF  L0101

Thought of Bernard Lonergan

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

Overview and critical survey of the main elements of Bernard Lonergan's thought emphasizing his contribution as a significant Canadian thinker and the Thomistic and Ignatian context of this thought. We will emphasize Lonergan's philosophy of intentional consciousness, its basis for philosophical and theological method, the application of his method to select topics in systemic theology, social development, and post-humous developments of this thought.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3530HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John Dadosky
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
EMT3451HF  L0101

Mission and Religious Pluralism

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Thomas E. Reynolds
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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14:00 to 16:30

SAP2545HF  L0101

Pastoral Counselling

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

Pastoral Counselling for the non-professional counsellor engaged in ministry. The goals of the course include acquiring basic counselling skills, developing awareness of counter-transference and exploring how to refer to other professionals. Class format includes lectures and peer counselling. Requirements include: reflection papers, referral project and a taped counselling session. Attendance and participation are mandatory.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:30
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15
EMP1601HF  L0101

Context and Ministry

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

Numerous historical and social forces shape what we think ministry is and how we practice it. Each of us inherits and embodies these forces to varying degrees of disadvantage and privilege.  In this course, using the lenses of "Intentional Community" and "Vocation," students learn to analyze and respond to the multiple social forces at play in diverse ministry contexts, particularly as each relates to their own social location.  In addition to providing space for vocational reflection on the self-in-context, this course calls students to responsibility for dismantling the 'cult of normalcy,' and the role that they play in.  Our task is integrative.  Students explore and nurture connections between their learnings in this class and others, their prior and current ministry, faith and life experiences, all with a view to the topic of their own vocation.  Evaluation includes participation in site visits outside of class, small group discussions, reflection paper and integrative papers. Successful completion of this course is required for enrollment in Contextual Education II EMF3020YY.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:30
Instructors: Natalie Wigg-Stevenson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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14:00 to 17:00

WYP1615HF  L0101

Poverty, Development & Transformation I: Introduction to Global & Local Issues, Power & Players

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

This course is Part I of an introduction and overview to the issues and practices of community development, as practised locally and internationally. It contributes to students' understanding of the field's global dimensions, as well as the knowledge, attitudes and skills required for effective local engagement. Worldviews, approaches and actors are explored, as are the patterns and lenses of several Christian perspectives. Understanding is built around the nature and dynamics of poverty and power, and their relationships to the spectrum of community development approaches and practices, along with the roles of international agencies, governments, NGOs, churches and other players in working with the marginalized and vulnerable. Evaluation includes papers, reflection, research, participation and term project.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Instructors: David Kupp
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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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16:30 to 18:00

EMP2875HY  L0101

Toronto School of Theology Choir

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

This course will require students to advance their singing and ensemble talents in a group rehearsal situation that is based on knowledge and its application, in order to achieve creative goals. The chorus director takes the role of lead interpreter and coach for the team. After cultivating reliable vocal production, diction, and notation reading skills, the choir will study repertoire drawn form twentieth century British and North American composers, using sacred texts. Styles will range from classical to jazz. Those registered for credit will be required to attend all rehearsals, and submit two short research papers, as well as a major book review. Students will be assessed on the faithfulness of attendance and team-interaction; on their growth in the vocal discipline; on three written assignments, and contribution to the summative exercise (final concert). TST Choir is open to all members of the community: students, faculty and staff.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:30 to 18:00
Instructors: Swee Hong Lim
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit

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16:30 to 18:30

RGT6809HF  L0101

Doing Theology in the Canadian Context

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2006 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An exploration of doing theology in the Canadian Context. Using a multidisciplinary approach (literary, social, political and economic) the course will examine how this particular context affects how we think, pray and act as Christians.
Evaluation for BD: Class participation and 2 papers (10 pages each).
Evaluation for AD:  Class participation and major paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3809HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Mary Jo Leddy
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: This course previously had the title "God & Caesar at the 49th"
RGT3809HF  L0101

Doing Theology in the Canadian Context

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2006 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An exploration of doing theology in the Canadian Context. Using a multidisciplinary approach (literary, social, political and economic) the course will examine how this particular context affects how we think, pray and act as Christians.
Evaluation for BD: Class participation and 2 papers (10 pages each).
Evaluation for AD:  Class participation and major paper.

AD students enrol in RGT6809HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Mary Jo Leddy
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: This course previously had the title "God & Caesar at the 49th"

17:00 to 19:00

SMT2433HF  L0101

Sacramental Life

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

Biblical, historical, systematic, and pastoral study of sacraments of initiation (baptism, confirmation, Eucharist), sacraments of healing (reconciliation, sacrament of the sick), sacraments of vocation (marriage and vocation). Readings, lectures, discussions, weekly assignments, short papers or research paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Darren Dias
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

18:00 to 21:00

SMB1007HF  L0102

Introduction to the Old Testament

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

A survey of the religious traditions of ancient Israel as they are reflected in the diverse types of literature found in the First Testament, with emphasis on their historical development and their relevance for contemporary ministry. Topics to be considered include: Israelite origins, settlement of the land, social structures, the monarchy, prophecy, the exile and return. Weekly lectures and discussion, research papers, application paper, class participation.

Schedule: Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00
Schedule Notes: Weekly meeting - one hour tutorial followed by two hour class. N.B. First Class - No tutorial, class will finish at 20:00
Instructors: Heather Macumber
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

18:30 to 20:30

RGP6550HF  L0101

Psychology & Religion

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

The course will begin with a discussion of the relationship between psychology and religion. It will then explore the relationship between religion and psychology -- history, methodology, research and application. It will review psychological theories and research on personality and their relationship to spirituality, religious behaviour, individual differences and abnormality, and review research on religious development. These findings will then be applied within the context of the social and organizational psychology of the church. Students will be asked to write several reports on assigned readings and a longer essay for the end of the term. A previous course in introductory psychology would be helpful but not essential.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3550HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 18:30 to 20:30
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
RGP3550HF  L0101

Psychology & Religion

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

The course will begin with a discussion of the relationship between psychology and religion. It will then explore the relationship between religion and psychology -- history, methodology, research and application. It will review psychological theories and research on personality and their relationship to spirituality, religious behaviour, individual differences and abnormality, and review research on religious development. These findings will then be applied within the context of the social and organizational psychology of the church. Students will be asked to write several reports on assigned readings and a longer essay for the end of the term. A previous course in introductory psychology would be helpful but not essential.

AD students enrol in RGP6550HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 18:30 to 20:30
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)

19:00 to 21:00

RGT3115HF  L0101

Vatican II: The Theology and Historical Context of the Documents

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · 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: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Margaret Lavin
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Historical
Enrollment Notes: Max 24
WYP2560HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/09/10

Church Planting & Fresh Expressions of Church

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

Beginning new churches to serve areas and cultures where no church exists is a historic expression of the missio dei. The practice begins in the Book of Acts and has continued through Christian history, but is currently taking fresh and sometimes unconventional forms in Western society. This course lays foundations for church planting and fresh expressions of church in scripture and theology, and then looks at contemporary practice through exposure to current resources and practitioners. Requirements include book reviews, field observation, and a detailed church planting proposal.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Connie denBok
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAP3606HF  L0101

Lay Ministry in the Diocesan Church

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
TRP2732HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/08/09

The Practice of Diaconal Ministry

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

The practice of being an Anglican Deacon involves an understanding of Christian Ministry in its ancient and current expressions. Deacons as ordained ministers are called to focus the ministry of the whole community as this relates to the service and care of those in need. The role of deacons is to express the world to the church and the church to the world. The course will discuss the variety of ministries, social justice and the church, the liturgical role of deacons, the leadership and prophetic role of deacons in the parish/congregation, and the future growth of the diaconate. The relevance of this course to other denominations is based on the baptismal requirement of pursuing justice in the world. While the course is called "Practice", the course will also involve the theory and theology of the diaconate. Lectures, readings, discussions, written papers.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Andrew S. Barlow
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212

19:00 to 22:00

TRH2421HF  L0101

The Emerging Christian Church: Church History to 451

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

The first 450 years of Christianity reveal an essential central notion that faith requires ecclesiology and church membership for salvation; but the concrete history of the world-wide church reveals a rough-and-tumble dynamic of competing choices about the truth that constitute "church"; can an "Orthodox norm" of tradition and apostolicity be recognized in such a situation? Study of social, institutional, theological, spiritual, pastoral, "Gospel-and-local-culture", political, aspects of church life from primary sources. Not open to students who take - History of Christianity I (to AD 843).

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: David F. Wagschal
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340

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