Course Timetable for Thursday: Winter of 2014

Morning Courses

09:00 to 11:00

CGT3621HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/11/13

Theologizing in the Anabaptist-Mennonite Tradition

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

This course is a survey of defining theological, ethical and spiritual writings in sixteenth century Anabaptism and its descendent movements, especially Mennonites. It offers an understanding of the religious and cultural forces that have shaped this tradition. It focuses especially on the flowering of North American Mennonite theology throughout the twentieth century and of global Mennonite theology after 1975. The course will proceed in a modified seminar format with an introductory lecture to each day's topic.

AD students enrol in CGT6621HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Schedule Notes: Toronto School of Theology, 47 Queen's Park Cresent East.  Seminar Room
Instructors: John D. Rempel
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 15

9:00 to 11:00

EMT2102HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/04/01

Theology II

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

An examination of formative and alternative theologies of redemption from Christianity's early years through the twentieth century, focusing on how theologians have variously conceived the problem to which redemption is addressed, the work and person of Jesus Christ, and the roles of God and humanity in effecting redemption. Theologians considered may include Irenaeus, Athanasius, Augustine, Calvin, Bushnell, Maurice, Niebuhr, Cone, Soelle, Heyward, and Ruether. Lectures, reading, discussions, presentation and final paper. Prerequisite: one introductory course in systematic theology.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Bourgeois
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT3322HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/09/05

Contemplation in Action

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

Ignatius of Loyola wanted Jesuits to be "contemplatives in action". This describes the desire of many Christians today and the imperatives thrust upon us to be at once boned with God and with our fellow travellers. Reading in Loyola Zizioulas, J Macmurray, early Christian and contemporary theologians and mystics. NT accounts of prayer and action in Jesus of Nazareth. 10-12 page essay.

AD students enrol in RGT6322HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John E. Costello
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
RGT6322HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/09/05

Contemplation in Action

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

Ignatius of Loyola wanted Jesuits to be "contemplatives in action". This describes the desire of many Christians today and the imperatives thrust upon us to be at once boned with God and with our fellow travellers. Reading in Loyola Zizioulas, J Macmurray, early Christian and contemporary theologians and mystics. NT accounts of prayer and action in Jesus of Nazareth. 20-25 page essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3322HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John E. Costello
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
SAH2251HS  L0101

The Reformation Era

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

This course will include a comprehensive overview of the Reformation Era, including: the critical movements of Catholic Reform during the late Middle Ages; the central Reform movements encouraged by figures such as Erasmus, Luther, Zwingli and Calvin; the special circumstances of the English Reformation and the spiritual renewal of the Counter-Reformation. Participation, Mid-term exam (Document Analysis), Research Paper, Final Examination.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: James (Séamus) P. Hogan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
WYB5032HS  L0101

Early Christian Self-Definition

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

A study of the developing self-understanding of early Christianity, seen in the context of the process by which the Christian movement separated from its Jewish matrix and developed into a distinct, largely Gentile religion. The major portion of the course will consist of a study of selected Christian literature (up to the mid-second century) with attention to specific issues of self-definition. Lectures, discussions of assigned readings and student presentations. Seminar paper and final research paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

09:00 to 11:00

CGT6621HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/11/13

Theologizing in the Anabaptist-Mennonite Tradition

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

This course is a survey of defining theological, ethical and spiritual writings in sixteenth century Anabaptism and its descendent movements, especially Mennonites. It offers an understanding of the religious and cultural forces that have shaped this tradition. It focuses especially on the flowering of North American Mennonite theology throughout the twentieth century and of global Mennonite theology after 1975. The course will proceed in a modified seminar format with an introductory lecture to each day's topic.

Basic Degree students enrol in CGT3621HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Schedule Notes: Toronto School of Theology, 47 Queen's Park Crescent East.  Seminar Room
Instructors: John D. Rempel
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 15

9:00 to 11:00

TRJ2631HS  L0101

Anglican History And Theology

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

Introductory study of the Anglican communion as a worldwide form of Christianity; its history, key theological issues, worship, schools of thought, approaches to spirituality. 3 short papers. Interdisciplinary History and Theology.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
WYB2660HS  L0101

Who is Jesus? (NT II)

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

An introduction to the content of a portion of the New Testament: 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 Corinthians, Galatians, Romans, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Peter, Hebrews and Revelation.  The guiding question of the course is "Who is Jesus?". Lectures, tutorials. Evaluation: participation, exegetical papers. Prerequisite: WYB1501 or equivalent.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: 0

09:00 to 11:00

KNT3271HS  L0101

Doctrines of Reconciliation

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

Critical assessment of the most important and formative theories on the Christian doctrine of reconciliation with particular reference to those that have shaped reformed perspectives. Lectures and group discussion. Evaluation by essay. Prerequisites: A basic introductory theology course plus another theology course. Knox students should have completed Church, Ministry, Sacraments.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

9:00 to 11:00

SAB1003HS  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

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

A study of the Old Testament covering biblical books, their historical contexts, genres and ancient Near Eastern cultural contexts necessary for interpretation. The basics of exegetical method particular to the genres of the Old Testament will be covered. Principles of biblical interpretation will also be covered especially from a Catholic perspective. Lectures and assignments including quizzes, exams and a final paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Frederick Yon-Ho Chung
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMT1101HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/06/17

Theology I

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

Introduction to theology, including introductory treatment of theological method, creation, God, Christology, Trinity, soteriology, and eschatology. Requirements: lectures, short paper, take-home examination, final research paper. Perquisite: basic course in Bible.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Natalie Wigg-Stevenson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

9:00 to 12:00

WYP1616HS  L0101

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

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

This course is Part 2 of an introduction and overview to the issues and practices of community development, as practised locally and internationally. It continues to develop students' knowledge, attitudes and skills as required for effective local and global engagement. Contemporary issues and subjects are explored across the international development spectrum, as viewed through the patterns and lenses of several Christian perspectives. Students engage in an overview of possible approaches to theology and development, and review the sectoral, technical and thematic challenges faced by development facilitators in a range of settings. Evaluation includes papers, reflection, research participation and term project. Prerequisite: WYP1615HF (Poverty, Developmen, Transformation Part 1).

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: David Kupp
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

9:00 to 15:00

RGT2810HS  L0101

Pastoral Competency

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

A review of the moral, pastoral and canonical principles of sound ministerial practice in the Roman Catholic tradition, along with an intensive practicum. Online component, lecture, discussion, tutoring. For lay students and ordination candidates in the M.Div. program at Regis College only. Oral Examination for pass/fail credit. Prerequisite: permission of the Regis College M.Div. Director.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9:00 to 15:00
Schedule Notes: Apr 12 (S), 14-17 (M-R), 21-22 (M-T) 2014
Instructors: Gordon Rixon
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
Enrollment Notes: Max 12

11:00 to 13:00

SAT1902HS  L0101

Fundamental Christian Ethics II

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

An introduction to the subjective dimensions of Catholic moral theology. Among the topics to be considered are concepts of the person, freedom and responsibility, conscience, aspects of moral decision making, virtue and vice. Lectures, discussions, readings, short papers and final exam; the course will also include a limited online component. (Prerequisite: Fundamental Christian Ethics I.)

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Patricia Murphy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
RGT2321HS  L0101

Creation, Man/Woman, Sin

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

Christian doctrine of creation; its scriptural foundation in Old and New Testaments; its difference from Greek philosophical theories; its history to present; its relation to evolution; contemporary theories. Man/woman: their nature and relationship to God and the world as understood in history of Christian thought. Monogenism vs. polygenism. The problem of evil, original sin and sin of the world. Lectures and discussion. Paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ovey N. Mohammed
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
TRT2621HS  L0101

Christian Missiology

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

A survey of Christian missiology including the biblical basis of Christian mission and cross-cultural mission and ministry; theology of mission; Christianity and culture; history of Christian mission; global Christianity and mission today; mission, evangelism and other faiths; mission globalization and the electronic media; mission and justice, peace, reconciliation and the environment; mission and personhood; Christian anthropology and the anthropology of Christianity; and the future of Christian mission.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Terry M. Brown
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
WYT5410HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/08/12

The Church Evangelical and Catholic

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

This course explores a range of proposals in contemporary ecclesiology across the ecumenical spectrum. Special attention will be given to questions surrounding the Church's concretely historical character, as in the ecclesiology of "practices" and its critics. Authors read may include Ratzinger, Jenson, Hauerwas, Cavanaugh, Radner and Healy. Seminar discussion; brief, bullet-point responses to the readings; 2500-word final paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB1501HS  L0101

Understanding the New Testament

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

Exploration of the content of New Testament writings, especially the canonical gospels and Pauline corpus. Emphasis will be placed upon understanding these writings in their original socio-historical contexts, and on methods of interpretation.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: TBA
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB3081HS  L0101

Hebrew Poetry

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

Study of selected poetic texts with emphasis on the syntax and style of Hebrew poetry. Weekly participation, mid-term and final exams. Prerequisite: three semesters of Biblical Hebrew. N.B.: in combination with WYB3013H/EMB3014H (or equivalent) 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: William H. Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMB5002HS  L0101

Greek Texts of the Early Roman Empire

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

This course will examine selected Greek texts written under the early Roman Empire (200 B.C.E. - 180 C.E.) for the sake of comparison with writings of earliest Christianity. The purpose is twofold: to familiarize the student with the larger literary context (Greek) of earliest Christianity and to develop the analysis of ancient literary style.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Leif Vaage
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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TRH3725HS  L0101

Liturgy in the Middle Ages

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

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

AD students enrol in TRH6725HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Barry Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
TRH6725HS  L0101

Liturgy in the Middle Ages

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in TRH3725HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Barry Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
EMP1431HS  L0102

Education and Faith Formation

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

The course will provide an overview to education ministry and to faith formation. It will examine the purpose, context, and content of CE and examine basic learning theory and curriculum resources. Students will also read a spiritual memoir and reflect on transformation in the Christian life. Practical skills for educational ministry will include evaluating curricula, contextual analysis of an educational site, and designing and facilitating a workshop. Intercultural challenges for CE will be discussed. Aspects of age-related ministry will include resources for children, youth and adults. In addition, education at different life stages will be studied as moments for formation of individuals and families as well as the community (baptism and confirmation). Students are encouraged to research a historical or contemporary practice of CE/formation and develop a paper on that topic. Students will read Tye, Pazmino, McClaren, Miles and Winner. Evaluation: Participation 10%; Site visit paper 20%; Literature review/proposal 20%; Final Paper and workshop design 50%.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Johanna Selles
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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WYP1610HS  L0101

Leading Missional Congregations

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

Exploration of leadership and ministry in the context of a theological understanding of the nature of the Church and the scope of its ministry. Weekly readings, class participation, critical review assignments, book review, major paper. Tutorial 2-3 pm.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Judy Paulsen, Barry Parker
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMP3307HS  L0101

Homiletics II: Preaching in Ministry

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

This course is designed to expose students to the breadth and depth of homiletics and offer a range of preaching opportunities and challenges of the sort that might be experienced in serving a church throughout the year. In addition to allowing students to pursue their own interests, the course will explore preaching the church year, preaching on special holidays or occasions like funerals and wededings, key doctrines, social justice and diversity in preaching, culture and the preacher, various sermon forms, topics, social locations and homiletical theories. The course will consist of seminars, small groups, lectures, two sermons, a journal of reflections on the readings and peer evaluations, a major essay. Evaluation: 20% each sermon; 20% , journal; 40% essay.

AD students enrol in EMP6307HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Paul Scott Wilson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMP6307HS  L0101

Preaching in Ministry

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

This course is designed to expose students to the breadth and depth of homiletics and offer a range of preaching opportunities and challenges of the sort that might be experienced in serving a church throughout the year. In addition to allowing students to pursue their own interests, the course will explore preaching the church year, preaching on special holidays or occasions like funerals and weddings, key doctrines, social justice and diversity in preaching, culture and the preacher, various sermon forms, topics, social locations and homiletical theories. The course will consist of seminars, small groups, lectures, two sermons, a journal of reflections on the readings and peer evaluations, a major essay. Evaluation: 20% each sermon; 20% , journal; 40% essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMP3307HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Paul Scott Wilson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

11:00 to 14:00

SMB1501HS  L0101

Introduction to the New Testament

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

Introduction to the major methods and issues in the interpretation of the Gospels: the world of the New Testament; the composition, structure and theologies of the Gospels; traditions behind the Gospels; the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith. Weekly lectures and tutorials; assigned papers and exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 14:00
Schedule Notes: 2 hour lecture followed by tutorial
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

11:00 to 16:00

RGP3212YS  L0101

Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

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

The goal of this intensive course is 1. to prepare a student to present the spiritual exercises 2. to allow the student to understand the dynamics of these exercises 3. to expose the student to the underlying theology of these exercises. All this will be done through an close reading of the text of the Exercises from the perspective of the experienced director using interdisciplinary studies in theology, literature, and the humanities. Pre-requisites: 1. Some personal experience of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola; 2. Permission from the professor. NOTE: This course is for double credit and meets twice a week in two 2- hour sections. For Basic Degree Students: word essays, class participation and presentations. For Advanced Degree Students: word essays, 1 major paper, and active class participation.

AD students enrol in RGP6212YS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Other Information: Second Semester · Two Credits · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
RGP6212YS  L0101

Spirituality Excersses of St. Ignatius

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

The goal of this intensive course is 1. to prepare a student to present the spiritual exercises 2. to allow the student to understand the dynamics of these exercises 3. to expose the student to the underlying theology of these exercises. All this will be done through an close reading of the text of the Exercises from the perspective of the experienced director using interdisciplinary studies in theology, literature, and the humanities. Pre-requisites: 1. Some personal experience of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola; 2. Permission from the professor. NOTE: This course is for double credit and meets twice a week in two 2- hour sections. For Basic Degree Students: word essays, class participation and presentations. For Advanced Degree Students: word essays, 1 major paper, and active class participation.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3212YS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Other Information: Second Semester · Two Credits · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)

Afternoon Courses

13:30 to 16:30

ICT6732HS  L0101

Ricoeur: Language & the Sacred

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

This course will focus on two of Ricoeur?s essay collections, From Text to Action and Figuring the Sacred. Students will explore the general shape of Ricoeur?s hermeneutical phenomenology, including such themes as textual interpretation, action, explanation, understanding, ideology, and utopia.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3732HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Ronald Kuipers
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICT3732HS  L0101

Ricoeur: Language & the Sacred

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

This course will focus on two of Ricoeur?s essay collections, From Text to Action and Figuring the Sacred. Students will explore the general shape of Ricoeur?s hermeneutical phenomenology, including such themes as textual interpretation, action, explanation, understanding, ideology, and utopia.

AD students enrol in ICT6732HS.

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

14:00 to 16:00

EMP2103HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/07/02

Worship II: Pastoral Locations and Liturgical Praxis

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

As follow-up to EMP1101 "Worship I" ( or an equivalent introductory course on worship), a praxis-based study of the history, theology and practice of worship, focusing on the pastoral liturgies of weddings, funerals and pastoral occasions. Particular attention will be given to 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 lectures, presentations, readings, written assignments, discussion, on-line discussions and resource sharing, a class visit to a funeral home, group worship planning and conduct of actual services. Participation, 10%; Resource Review, 10%; Book Reflection, 20%; Group Worship Planning and Celebration, Pass/Fail; Congregational Policy, 10%; Liturgy Project, 50%. Prerequisites: EMP1101 Worship I (or an equivalent introductory worship course) and EMT 1101 Theology I (or an equivalent introductory theology course).  Fulfills requirement for Desginated Elective in "Worship" or "Pastoral" areas of Emmanuel College programs.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: William Kervin
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 6 · Max: 24
SMT5615HS  L0101

Vatican II: Text and Context

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

An in-depth study of the documents of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) with an emphasis on the historical context, redaction history of the text, theological content, systematic relationships, and contemporary questions of conciliar reception and hermeneutics. The course will consist of weekly readings, seminar presentations and focused in-class discussion. Students will be evaluated on class participation, one seminar presentation and a research essay.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
SAT2701HS  L0101

Philosophy of Religion

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

A survey of some of the main themes in philosophy of religion including: faith and reason, religious experience, divine attributes, the problem of evil, petitionary prayer, miracles, and religious diversity. Lectures and discussion; short papers and essay.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pamela J. Reeve
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
EMT3604HS  L0101

Becoming Intercultural Communities

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

This course will develop knowledge and practice skills for intercultural life and leadership in heterogeneous publics. We will draw on interdisciplinary, intercultural materials, including: critical social and cultural theories, formation of complex identities at intersections of structures of social markers; scriptural, theological and ethical attention to difference and similarity; worship and educational resources; and the case of the United Church of Canada project "Becoming an Intercultural Church" as a vision and practice to live out its commitment to racial and social justice. (Qualifies as a designated elective in theology or ethics.) Seminar format with instructional input, small groups, modest cross-cultural immersion project. Evaluation: a book review (30%); a class presentation (30%), and a final integrative project (40%). Prerequisites: basic course in bible and theology.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marilyn J. Legge
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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SAT3932HS  L0101

Human Sexuality and Marriage

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

A study of the basis of sexuality and marriage and select related issues in light of the Catholic moral tradition. Readings, lectures, discussions, paper, mid-term test, final exam; the course will also include a limited online component. (Prerequisite: Fundamental Christian Ethics I and II or Permission of Instructor)

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Patricia Murphy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 16
TRH6236HS  L0101

Richard Hooker

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

A review of all of the surviving works of Richard Hooker, often called the first theologian of Anglicanism, his Calvinism and reaction to Calvinism, his scholasticism, and his defence of the institutions of the Church of England. Seminars, short report and major paper. (Taught in alternate years)

Basic Degree students enrol in TRH3236HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
TRH3236HS  L0101

Richard Hooker

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

A review of all of the surviving works of Richard Hooker, often called the first theologian of Anglicanism, his Calvinism and reaction to Calvinism, his scholasticism, and his defence of the institutions of the Church of England. Seminars, short report and major paper. (Taught in alternate years)

AD students enrol in TRH6236HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
WYB6719HS  L0101

Paul's Ethics

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

This seminar course will provide an introduction to Paul's ethical thinking in the context of the theological fabric of his thought. It will provide an opportunity to read some of the great commentators on Paul's ethics and to discuss the interrelationship between Paul's ethics and his theology. Evaluation: seminar presentations and participation and written work.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYB3719HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB3719HF  L0101

Paul's Ethics

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

This seminar course will provide an introduction to Paul's ethical thinking in the context of the theological fabric of his thought. It will provide an opportunity to read some of the great commentators on Paul's ethics and to discuss the interrelationship between Paul's ethics and his theology. Evaluation: seminar presentations and participation and written work.

AD students enrol in WYB6719HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB2251HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/10/08

Israel's Prophetic Traditions

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

An examination of the "rise and fall" of prophecy in ancient Israel, considered within its historical context. Topics include the ancient Near Eastern background, the social location of Israelite prophets, true and false prophecy, modes of prophetic speech, interpretation of the individual prophetic books, the demise of prophecy, and its possible role in the development of apocalyptic. Assigned readings, class lectures and discussion. Participation, class presentations, paper proposal, research paper, application paper. Prerequisite: SMB1007: Introduction to the Old Testament or equivalent.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT5578HS  L0101

Lonergan's Method in Theology

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

The course introduces five aspects of advanced theological research through a critical reading of Bernard Lonergan's Method in Theology. Lonergan's methodological approach is exemplified and complemented by rhetorical analysis, genetic analysis, source reading, clarification by contrast and systematic reasoning. Readings, bulletin board participation, critical book review, seminar, major paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John Dadosky
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24

14:00 to 17:00

EMB2005HS  L0101

OT III: Prophecy

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

The course is an introduction to some of the social, literary, and theological dimensions of prophecy in ancient Israel and its evolution in the exilic and post-exilic eras. The books of Amos, Isaiah, and Daniel are the chief means of illustrating this evolution, though other prophetic literature will also be addressed in lectures. In examining literature from various points during the centuries in which it took shape, we will see its evolution from a largely oral and embodied medium to one that increasingly relies on interpretation of its own written legacy. In addition to Israelite prophecy?s independent value as theological expression, this transformation in turn sheds light on the appropriation of prophetic writings in the New Testament for understanding the meaning of Jesus? life, teaching, death, and resurrection.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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KNP1601HS  L0101

Introduction to the Practice of Ministry

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

Explores various aspects of ministry, in particular the theology and practice of ordained ministry within the Reformed traditions. Topics include understandings of ministry, the call, functions and roles in ministry, challenges and contexts for ministry today and in the future, leadership and authority, and spiritual practices. Various methods of learning will be used (small group, lecture, discussion, mentorship experience).

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Instructors: Pamela McCarroll
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMP1741HS  L0101

Care and Community

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Instructors: Joan Wyatt
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 22

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16:00 to 18:00

EMB2014HS  L0101

Biblical Hebrew II

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5

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16:30 to 18:30

RGP3554HS  L0101

Psychology of Faith Development

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

The course aims at distinguishing some of the more significant ways of conceptualizing human development in psychology and how they have influenced contemporary thinking about religious development. It will discuss the nature/nurture debate of religious development, that is, the various contextual factors and intra-psychic processes at work across the life span and their implication and influence in religious development. In the process it will explore some of the psychological issues involved in religious development and point out their applied relevance. 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 psychology and religion would be helpful but not essential.

AD students enrol in RGP6554HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
RGP6554HS  L0101

Psychology of Faith Development

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

The course aims at distinguishing some of the more significant ways of conceptualizing human development in psychology and how they have influenced contemporary thinking about religious development. It will discuss the nature/nurture debate of religious development, that is, the various contextual factors and intra-psychic processes at work across the life span and their implication and influence in religious development. In the process it will explore some of the psychological issues involved in religious development and point out their applied relevance. 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 psychology and religion would be helpful but not essential.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3554HS.

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

17:00 to 19:00

SMF3010YS  L0101

Theological Reflection Seminar

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

After completion of Supervised Field Placement, students meet as peers to learn and practice a method of theological reflection on their pastoral practice. Focused on theological, cultural, and personal dimensions of students' ministry practice and their developing pastoral identity. Reading, pastoral situation analysis presentation, short weekly papers, synthesis essay and interview.

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Christian McConnell
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: 2 credits for students who completed 250 hour supervised field placement
SMF3010HS  L0101

Theological Reflection Seminar

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

After completion of Supervised Field Placement, students meet as peers to learn and practice a method of theological reflection on their pastoral practice. Focused on theological, cultural, and personal dimensions of students' ministry practice and their developing pastoral identity. Reading, pastoral situation analysis presentation, short weekly papers, synthesis essay and interview.

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Christian McConnell
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: 1 credit for students who completed 100 hour supervised field placement.

18:00 to 21:00

SMB1501HS  L0102

Introduction to the New Testament

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

Introduction to the major methods and issues in the interpretation of the Gospels: the world of the New Testament; the composition, structure and theologies of the Gospels; traditions behind the Gospels; the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith. Weekly lectures and tutorials; assigned papers and exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00
Schedule Notes: 2 hour lecture followed by tutorial
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

19:00 to 21:00

TRT2811HS  L4101

Radical Hospitality: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Practices

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

This course will introduce students to three dimensions of hospitality, with the aim of having students construct their own theology of radical hospitality.

  1. The phenomenon of hospitality: something of its history, theology, and practice in the Christian tradition.
  2. The concept of hospitality: attending to some of the 20th century philosophical reflections on the theme.
  3. The concrete practice of hospitality as it is described by guest lecturers and experienced in a pre-arranged hospitality practicum.

Sessions will alternate between guest lectures and seminar-style discussions. Students will participate in, and write a reflection paper on, a hospitality practicum, review one contemporary theology of hospitality, and write one research paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Jason McKinney
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Off-campus location: Church of Epiphany & St. Mark, 201 Cowan Ave, Parkdale.
SAH2447HS  L0101

History of Canadian Catholics

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

Exploration of Amerindian and French interface, baroque spirituality, arrival of the Irish and Scots, ultramontane spirituality, Confederation and Catholic education, messianic language groups, Canadians cope with the Depression, church unity and the CCCB, the Asbestos Strike, Quiet Revolution, Vatican II, women, and Aboriginal People. Presentation, paper, and open exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Terence Fay, S.J.
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
SAH2475HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/01/07

Searching for Catholic Spirituality in Modern History

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

Welcome to the search for Christian spirituality. Beginning in New France, the investigation will travel through the evolution of spirituality in the Canadian Catholic community. After the Renaissance, Christian spirituality inspired communal liturgy, religious communities, colleges, and health-care services throughout the western world. After the Enlightenment, Christian spirituality continued to grow in world exploration, science, art, romanticism, and technology for an energetic future.  Attendance, participation, and a weekly one-page seminar paper (some are marked) 30%; research essay 40%; open book exam 30%.

 

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Terence Fay, S.J.
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
RGP3281HS  L0101

Religious Experience in the World's Religions

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

This course explores the nature of religious experience in some of the major religions of the world, with special attention to Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Native North American, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. It includes some comparative analysis between traditions, and creative reflection on the theological and pastoral significance of such comparative study. Lecture, discussion, four short reflection papers, one major essay.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 42 · Crosslisted to: Theological

19:00 to 22:00

TRH2454HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/12/17

Liturgy 2: Baptism, Marriage, Healing, Death

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Pishoy Salama
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
ICH3350HS  L0101

Art, Religion and Theology: "Theologies" of Art in the Christian Tradition

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

The course will explore significant ways that Christians have theologized the arts, artistry and art culture in Eastern and Western Christendom. The course will compare the varieties of theologies that have emerged from within the Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox traditions. The study will involve looking at paintings, icons, altarpieces, and socially and culturally engaged works of art as well as pertinent theological writings. Students will be evaluated on class participation, seminar presentations, and a research paper on an approved topic. The methodology used in the course will be a mix of lecture and class discussion on assigned readings. Class participation, 20%; seminar presentations, 30%; Major research paper, 50%.

AD students enrol in ICH6350HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
ICH6350HS  L0101

Art, Religion and Theology: "Theologies" of Art in the Christian Tradition

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

The course will explore significant ways that Christians have theologized the arts, artistry and art culture in Eastern and Western Christendom. The course will compare the varieties of theologies that have emerged from within the Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox traditions. The study will involve looking at paintings, icons, altarpieces, and socially and culturally engaged works of art as well as pertinent theological writings. Students will be evaluated on class participation, seminar presentations, and a research paper on an approved topic. The methodology used in the course will be a mix of lecture and class discussion on assigned readings. Class participation, 20%; seminar presentations, 30%; Major research paper, 50%.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICH3350HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological

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