Course Listings by Starting Date: Summer of 2015

Starting Date TBA

RGP3273HF  L0101

Prayer and Meditation Through Pencil, Pastel, and Ink Sketching

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

Explores the theory and practice of various types of prayer through the artistic mediums of pencil, pastel and ink drawing, including critical reflection on the theology and spirituality of these art forms and on their relevance to spiritual direction and emotional and spiritual healing. Lecture, discussion, short reflection papers and drawing assignments. Pass/Fail grade.

Schedule: 9:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: Tuesday through Thursday: 2014 May 19-22, 26-29
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
WYP2272HF  L0101

Spiritual Formation in the Gospel of Mark

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

This course is intended to open multiple avenues of spiritual growth and formation through a dedicated study of the first half of the gospel of Mark. Student participants will participate in 14 two and a half hour studies over the course of 7 days. These studies will consist of an individual study component, a small group discussion and a large group discussion with application. Topics covered include: the authority of Jesus, fear versus faith, the secret of the kingdom of God, conflict, questions of what true unbelief is, and the identity of Jesus. Teaching methods: Pre-course Reading ; Writing assignment; Class participation in Inductive scripture study; Communal living arrangement (Ontario Pioneer Camp at a cost of approximately $500); Journalling; Post-course reflection and summation in final paper. Means of evaluation: Pre course reading assignments with paper; course participation and reflective journaling and final summative paper.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Alan W. Anderson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
WYH1010HF  L6101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2014 · Online Course

From the subapostolic age to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam. Class participation, course portfolio, one short essay, and two other academic exercises (choice of reading notes, short papers, weekly quizzes, final exam, etc.).

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: TBA
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT3507HF  L0101

The lgnatian Theology of Religious Life

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

A close reading of the foundational texts of the following lgnatian religious communities: the Society of Jesus, the Sisters of Saint Joseph, the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Faithful Companions of Jesus, and the Xavieres Missionaries of Christ Jesus. Through a comparative study of constitutions, spiritual writings of the founders and their correspondece, we will bring to light key elements that characterize the ignatian theology of religious life: understanding of mission and ministry; purpose and structures of community living; theology of governance; theology of the vows; anthropology and soteriology; understanding of Christ and of God. Methodological questions of historical and cultural context, exegesis, and theological interpretation of spiritual and canonical texts will also be addressed.

AD students enrol in RGT6507HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 17:00 to 20:00
Schedule Notes: 2015 May 7, 12, 14, 21, 26, 28; June 2, 4
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
RGT6507HF  L0101

The lgnatian Theology of Religious Life

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

A close reading of the foundational texts of the following lgnatian religious communities: the Society of Jesus, the Sisters of Saint Joseph, the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Faithful Companions of Jesus, and the Xavieres Missionaries of Christ Jesus. Through a comparative study of constitutions, spiritual writings of the founders and their correspondece, we will bring to light key elements that characterize the ignatian theology of religious life: understanding of mission and ministry; purpose and structures of community living; theology of governance; theology of the vows; anthropology and soteriology; understanding of Christ and of God. Methodological questions of historical and cultural context, exegesis, and theological interpretation of spiritual and canonical texts will also be addressed.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3507HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 17:00 to 20:00
Schedule Notes: 2015 May 7, 12, 14, 21, 26, 28; June 2, 4
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
WYP3624HF  L0101

Surfing the Edge of Chaos: Leadership for Today's Church

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

This course will focus on identifying, developing and strengthening key leadership skills needed in the Church in North America today. Topics to be explored within a theological framework will include: introducing and managing change, leading in the midst of uncertainty, discerning health and dysfunction in faith communities, developing trustworthy leaders, cultivating a climate of risk~taking, and inculcating practices that enable perseverance.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:30 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: Week long intensive course dates TBA
Instructors: Judy Paulsen
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 10
Enrollment Notes: Successful completion of WYP3623H is required to enrol in this course.
Additional Notes: This course is part of the Missional Leadership and Formation cohort program.
SAT2242HS  L0101

Christology

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

Answering Jesus' question: "Who do people say I am?", course uses Old Testament expectations, New Testament data, Conciliar definitions and contemporary issues.  Mid-term test, final exam.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Tuesday July 7, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm;Thursday July 9, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm;Tuesday July 14,6:30 pm to 9:00 pm;Thursday July 16, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm;Tuesday July 21, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm; Thursday July 23, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm; Saturday July 25, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm; Tuesday July 28, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm; Thursday  July 30,  6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Instructors: J. Chandrakanthan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Enrollment Notes: Registration is open until the first day of class;  Withdrawal Deadline: July 15, 2015
SAT2401HF  L6101

Ecclesiology

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

The mystery of the Church as seen in the light of Vatican II. Her foundation in Christ in Scripture and history that gives rise to her structure, mission, and four Marks. Mary as the Mother of the Church and eschatological icon. One midterm test, one mini-synthesis and a final oral examination.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
SAP3256HF  L4101

Spirituality & Catholic Educator

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

Importance for the Catholic educator of attentiveness to the spiritual in oneself and others. Historical and contemporary understandings and expressions of spirituality as lived reality. Spiritual formation in a global, technological world. Contribution of the modern theologian, including Rahner and Lonergan. 40%; One synthesis paper or two shorter papers: 60%

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: April 25th , May 16th , May 30th , June 13th
Instructors: Jeanne Cover
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: April 20, 2015   Withdrawal Deadline: May 1, 2015 
Additional Notes: Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary Canadian Provincial Office (=Loretto Abbey Complex) 101 Mason Blvd Toronto, ON M5M 3E2
RGP3248YF  L0101

Retreat in Everyday Life

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

Secondary Practicum in Spiritual Direction: A two-week intensive course consisting of integration of theory and practice of spiritual direction. A model of non-residential Retreat in Everyday Life is used for this practicum. The course is the second phase of the Regis College Spiritual Direction Program. Discernment paper. Pass/Fail course. Prerequisites: RGP3661HY; 8-day directed retreat, RGP3687H, and RGP3688H. Restricted to students enrolled in Diploma in Spiritual Direction at Regis College.

AD students enrol in RGP6248YF.

Schedule: 9:00 to 17:00
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday: 2015 May 4-8, 11-15
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits · Max: 42
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
TSP3554YF  L4101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Advanced 2

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

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

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region (http://www.cpe-pce.ca/) and also through a TST college. For offering and scheduling details, please see http://www.cpe-pce.ca/ . For fee information, please see: http://www.tst.edu/content/tuition-fees (tuition for a CPE unit is two times the course fee) and http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/session/fall/tuition_fees/fee_refund_sch/tst.htm . This code should be used if this is your SECOND ADVANCED CPE unit.
RGP3564HF  L0101

Professional Ethics in Counselling

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

This course will examine a number of core issues which impact pastoral counsellors and marriage and family therapists who are currently working in a variety of private and institutional contexts. A case studies approach will be used in dialogue with the most current ethical codes of conduct outlined by several major certifying and regulating bodies in the Canada and the United States, such as the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC, formerly CAPPE), the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT/OAMFT), and the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC). The main purpose of the course will be to foster a deepening sense of the essential nature of ethical reflection and accountability to clients and the counselling profession in general. Evaluation: class participation, weekly assignments/quizzes, class presentation, major paper. This course has been pre-approved by the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) as fulfilling the ethics requirement for their certification programs in Supervised Pastoral Education Certification (CPE & PCE).

AD students enrol in RGP6564HF.

Schedule: Monday, Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: 2015 May 4(M), 7(R), 11(M), 14(R), 19(T), 21(R), 25(M), 28(R). (Eight three-hour classes, Mondays and Thursdays, with the exception of Victoria Day Monday, May 18.)
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGP6248YF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2015/02/26

Retreat in Everyday Life

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

Secondary Practicum in Spiritual Direction: A two-week intensive course consisting of integration of theory and practice of spiritual direction. A model of non-residential Retreat in Everyday Life is used for this practicum. The course is the second phase of the Regis College Spiritual Direction Program. Discernment paper. Graded paper. Prerequisites: RGP3661HY; 8-day directed retreat, RGP3687H, and RGP3688H. Restricted to students enrolled in Diploma in Spiritual Direction at Regis College.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3248YF.

Schedule: 9:00 to 17:00
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday: 2015 May 4-8, 11-15
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits · Max: 42
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
RGP6564HF  L0101

Professional Ethics in Counselling

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

This course will examine a number of core issues which impact pastoral counsellors and marriage and family therapists who are currently working in a variety of private and institutional contexts. A case studies approach will be used in dialogue with the most current ethical codes of conduct outlined by several major certifying and regulating bodies in the Canada and the United States, such as the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC, formerly CAPPE), the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT/OAMFT), and the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC). The main purpose of the course will be to foster a deepening sense of the essential nature of ethical reflection and accountability to clients and the counselling profession in general. Evaluation: class participation, weekly assignments/quizzes, class presentation, major paper. This course has been pre-approved by the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) as fulfilling the ethics requirement for their certification programs in Supervised Pastoral Education Certification (CPE & PCE).

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3564HF.

Schedule: Monday, Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: 2015 May 4(M), 7(R), 11(M), 14(R), 19(T), 21(R), 25(M), 28(R). (Eight three-hour classes, Mondays and Thursdays, with the exception of Victoria Day Monday, May 18.)
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGP3550HF  L0101

Psychology & Religion

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · 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: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday: 2015 May 11-14, 19-22
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
SAB1081HF  L0101

New Testament Hermeneutics

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

Survey of New Testament world, authors, theologies. Introduction to the historical-critical and other methods of exegesis. Focus on the relation of hermeneutic to Christian Theological traditions; determining the senses of Scripture, the intent of the author, the structures in the texts; stance of the reader. Lecture/Discussion; paper; mid-term and final exam.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Tuesday 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm (unless noted below): April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, June 2, June 9; June 16     7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, June 23     7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Instructors: Francis G. Carpinelli
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Enrollment Notes: Registration deadline: April 14, 2015   Withdrawal Deadline: May 11, 2015
WYB2264HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/11/20

The Book of Psalms and the Christian Life

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

This course will examine how the Psalms have been read, interpreted and proclaimed from the time of their composition through to today. Attention will be given to the questions relating to the formation of the book of Psalms, its use through history, current theological issues arising out of the Psalms and the exegesis of representative Psalms. NOTE: Pre-course assignment due on first day of class. See syllabus on Wycliffe website (wycliffecollege.ca) for details.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. WEEK TBA
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGP6550HF  L0101

Psychology & Religion

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · 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: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday: 2015 May 11-14, 19-22
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
TSP3551YF  L4101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Basic 1

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

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

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

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KNP3372HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2015/01/06

Preaching Practicum: 1 Corinthians

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

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

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: 00/19 · Ends: 00/29
Schedule Notes: MTWRF
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

Courses Beginning on 4/13

WYB2221HF  L0101

"For Such a Time as This": Insights and Issues from the Books of Ruth and Esther for Today

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

We will read the books of Ruth and Esther together with the cloud of witnesses from the past and present who found them not only life giving but also, especially in the case of Esther, deeply troubling. We will examine techniques and strategies used for reading these and other Old Testament narratives through history. We will explore the contexts of Ruth and Esther within both the ancient world and Scripture. We will examine their contents making use of a variety of traditional and innovative interpretive techniques and strategies (including theological exegesis, disaster and trauma studies, and narrative studies). We will consider how these books speak to us as individuals and as the church in the twenty-first century.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:00 to 15:00 · Begins: 04/13 · Ends: 04/17
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRP2810HF  L6101

Ministry and Technology

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2014 · Online Course

Is it legitimate to use technology to communicate the gospel? Explores the function and use of the tools of technology in the varied ministry of the church. Asks critical questions about technology and its use. In the context of addressing issues such as virtual community, media arts and worship, internet-based ministry, Christian education and youth ministry, and spirituality online, the course seeks to equip students with skills in this new area of ministry. Discussion forums, online projects, reflections paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 04/13 · Ends: 06/05
Instructors: Thomas P. Power
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: May 04, 2015

Courses Beginning on 4/20

SAT1905HF  L6101

Moral Theology

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2014 · Online Course

Introduction to Catholic moral theology: scripture, tradition, natural law, faith ; morality; moral norms ; virtue; conscience ; magisterium. Discussions, readings, short reflection papers, exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 04/20 · Ends: 07/13
Instructors: Peter Gittens
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline is: April 13, 2015   Withdrawal Deadline: May 13, 2015
SAT2401HF  L6101

Ecclesiology

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

The mystery of the Church as seen in the light of Vatican II. Her foundation in Christ in Scripture and history that gives rise to her structure, mission, and four Marks. Mary as the Mother of the Church and eschatological icon. One midterm test, one mini-synthesis and a final oral examination.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 04/20 · Ends: 07/13
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline is: April 13, 2015   Withdrawal Deadline: May 13, 2015

Courses Beginning on 4/27

TRP2862HF  L0101

Writing Sacred Stories and Worshipful Plays

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

Scripted improv and writing styles, dialogue, storyline, language, editing and mime script as elements of writing plays and stories for faith communities and seekers. A writing course to develop sacred stories for one person or many to present as homily or drama and to contribute to God’s ongoing living Gospel. A good companion course to TRP2871HF We The Storytellers.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 09:00 to 15:00 · Begins: 04/27 · Ends: 05/08
Instructors: Sally Wotton
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: April 29, 2015
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 211

Courses Beginning on 4/28

TRT2321HF  L0101

Patristic Exegisis as a Resource for Preaching

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

This course provides and introduction to theways in which the Bible was read adn interpreted by the ancient Christians, and considers how we cna best used these modes of exegesis as a resource for preaching and catechesis today.  Assigned readings, research paper and written sermon.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00 · Begins: 04/28 · Ends: 05/21
Instructors: Lisa Wang
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
SMT2242HF  L0101

Christology

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

Systematic and pastoral approach to christology and soteriology. Emphasis on New Testament christologies, later developments, contemporary interpretations. Study of the impact on christology of such issues as the continuing quest for the historical Jesus, dialogue with other religions, and in particular with Judaism, the challenge of liberation and feminist theologies, and the new cosmology. Seminar participation, short paper, take-home exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 1800 to 2100 · Begins: 04/28 · Ends: 06/23
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Additional Notes: Last day to drop course without penalty - May 13, 2015

Courses Beginning on 4/30

SMB1007HF  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  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, plus mandatory one-hour tutorial; research papers, application paper, class participation.

Schedule: Thursday, 1800 to 2100 · Begins: 04/30 · Ends: 06/25
Instructors: Heather Macumber
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Additional Notes: Last day to cancel course without penalty - May 22, 2015

Courses Beginning on 5/01

EMP1602HF  L0601

UCC General Council

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

This course explores the processes, polity and concerns of the United Church of Canada as they converge on the every-three-year General Council and as the agenda of the church emerges from General Council discussions. It involves preparation through webinars hosted through the United Church offices.  Four days on-site at General Council (August, 2015).  Two preparatory papers, final paper and oral presentation.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: 05/01 · Ends: 08/30
Schedule Notes: Hybrid - online and onsite
Instructors: Pamela Couture
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Workshop
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Registration begins March 1, and reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Please refer to posted instructions.
Additional Notes: Students in this course are eligible for a $500 bursary from the United Church for room and board, while attending General Council.  See course syllabus for more details. Last day to pay: TBA / last day to drop: June 26

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Courses Beginning on 5/04

WYT3510HF  L0101

The Sin Seminar: Engaging Hamartiology

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

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

AD students enrol in WYT6510HF.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:30 to 16:00 · Begins: 05/04 · Ends: 05/08
Instructors: George R. Sumner
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT6510HF  L0101

The Sin Seminar: Engaging Hamartiology

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in WYT3510HF.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:30 to 16:00 · Begins: 05/04 · Ends: 05/08
Instructors: George R. Sumner
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGB2665HF  L0101

Gospel of Luke

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

The primary focus will be on the Gospel of Luke, dealing with such topics as: Luke as historian, Israel in Luke's theology; rich and poor; universalism; forgiveness; table fellowship and God's kingdom; eschatology and salvation history. Short written assignments and final paper. No exam.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1000 to 1200 · Begins: 05/04 · Ends: 05/29
Schedule Notes: 2014 May 4-29 (May 18 will be replaced by T May 19)
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
SMH2229HF  L0101

History of Modern Catholicism (1648 - present)

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

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

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 1800 to 2100 · Begins: 05/04 · Ends: 06/03
Schedule Notes: No class on May 18 (Victoria Day)
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Additional Notes: Last day to drop course without penalty - May 12, 2015
KNB1513YF  L0101

New Testament Greek

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

This course will introduce students to the basic grammar, syntax, and pronunciation, of Greek.  Students will build a basic working vocabulary, and apply this knowledge to a reading, John 1-6 and the Lord's Prayer.  Quizzes; final exam.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 09:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 05/04 · Ends: 06/18
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
TRH2455HF  L0101

Orthodox Pastoralia 2: 1300 - present

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

History and leading themes in Orthodox spiritual - pastoral writing by monks, bishops, laymen and laywomen, from the hesychast period until the present. Filling in of background and developments from 1300 through the 18th and 19th c. revival, but concentration on 20th C. writers. Readings (from a kit of excerpts) will include monastic writings, spiritual anthologies and inspirational texts, catecheses, sermons, and letters, and some diaries.

Schedule: Monday, Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00 · Begins: 05/04 · Ends: 06/18
Instructors: Paul Ladouceur
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213

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KNP1446HF  L0101

Educational Ministry of the Church

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

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/04 · Ends: 06/26
Instructors: Nam Soon Song
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB2671HF  L6101

The Gospel of John

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  New Course · Online Course

This course will introduce the student to the text of the Gospel of John and its place in ancient and modern studies, including such issues as textual base, compositional history, social context, literary character, reading strategies, and theological application.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/04 · Ends: 06/26
Instructors: Ryan Wettlaufer
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 22

Courses Beginning on 5/08

KNP3510HF  L0101

Spiritual Crises and Care

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

Practitioners of spiritual care, whether in institutional, community or ecclesial contexts, need to be able to recognize and respond to the multiple ways that death, major loss and mental health can impact human behaviour, relationships and functioning.  This course covers central theories related to care in the face of trauma, suicide, crisis, and grief.  As well, it provides a strong grounding to understand common mental health challenges that can impact healing, including mood disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as identified in the DSM-V. Students will have the opportunity to develop assessment and spiritual care practices to work effectively with people facing life-altering situations.  This course is intended for CPE students and interested others.

Schedule: Friday, 09:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 05/08 · Ends: 06/26
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

Courses Beginning on 5/12

EMP3514HF  L0101

Working with Couples in Pastoral Counselling and Marriage & Family Therapy

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

This course will explore the theory and practice of working with couples in pastoral counselling and marriage and family therapy, and will focus on family systems theory, Imago therapy and emotionally focused couple therapy. Attention will be given to premarital counselling, developmental issues and relationship breakdown, as well as interventions and strategies related to conflict and intimacy. Spiritual themes will be examined that enhance and deepen work with couples.

Schedule: Tuesday, 13:00 to 18:00 · Begins: 05/12 · Ends: 06/23
Schedule Notes: May 12 & 19, June 2, 16 & 23
Instructors: Lawrence A. Beech
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Additional Notes: Last day to register: April 28 / last day to pay: TBA / last day to drop: May 19

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Courses Beginning on 5/19

EMP2805HF  L0101

Worship Planning and Music Leadership

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

This course seeks to help worship leaders and those interested in music ministry gain a rich understanding of the role of music in worship, and to provide practical strategies for both short-term and long-range worship planning as it relates to music. The course will provide an overview of the multiple aspects of planning music for worship. Topics will include developing congregational singing, making the "special" music of choirs or instrumental ensembles an integral part of the worship experience, understanding a congregation's worship "style," and sourcing and selecting music for liturgical seasons or other church occasions.

Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 05/19 · Ends: 05/29
Instructors: Deborah Bradley
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Enrollment Notes: Prerequisite: EMP1101HF or its equivalent
Additional Notes: Last day to register: May  5 / last day to pay: TBA / last day to drop: May 21

Courses Beginning on 5/25

WYT3671HF  L4101

Creation Care in the City

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  New Course · Hamilton Site

Ecological concerns have begun to permeate our collective consciousness. Rapid species extinction, poisoned air, forest clear-cutting, ozone depletion, global climate change, "climate justice" and the impact of climate "chaos" on vulnerable communities, all weigh heavily on our personal, intellectual, and spiritual lives.

Christian communities are increasingly realizing that their faith and outreach must somehow speak to our present ecological crisis if they are to remain vital, and if they are to remain responsible, faithful, and relevant amidst these profound threats to the flourishing of creation.

This course examines how religious and spiritual concerns interface with contemporary environmental issues. While introducing students to concerns and debates in environmental ethics and ecological theology, the course pays particular attention to the challenges posed within a Canadian post-industrial context such as Hamilton, Ontario. In recent years, a growing social and ecological awareness has been emerging in Hamilton, with A Rocha recently opening a ministry there, urban agriculture groups (e.g. Victory Gardens) sprouting up, and church involvement in the True City movement. This course proposes to interface with such groups, including guest presentations from these organizations as well as site visits.

Through such interaction, as well as readings, films, class discussions, and course assignments, a variety of Christian responses to our present ecological and social challenges will be probed, including biblical andtheological notions of stewardship and creation care. As well Christian approaches to environmental racism, urban and community supported agriculture, and the nexus between the option for the poor and the option for the earth will be addressed.

 

 

 

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:30 to 15:30 · Begins: 05/25 · Ends: 05/29
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMB2821HF  L0101

Child and Bible

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

Nowhere are the problematic aspects of the biblical text so evident as when it is examined from the point of view of the situations and needs of children. On the one hand, the Bible is seen as the repository of truth and tradition, while on the other, much of its content can seem uselessly complex, morally questionable, or downright dangerous. By examining a number of key biblical passages as case studies, as well as a number of background readings from recent research in child development, children's spirituality, and children's liberation, this course will explore these problematic aspects of the Bible, as well as offer some practical suggestions for responding. Students will have opportunities to raise critical questions and develop their own stance with regard to the biblical text

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 09:30 to 12:30 · Begins: 05/25 · Ends: 06/04
Instructors: John Egger
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Enrollment Notes: Last day to register: May 11 / last day to pay: TBA / last day to drop: May 27
KNT2431HF  L0101

Church Ministry Sacraments: Presbyterian and Reformed Views

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

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

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:30 to 12:30 · Begins: 05/25 · Ends: 06/05
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNT2431HF  L0101

Church Ministry Sacraments: Presbyterian and Reformed Views

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

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

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:30 to 12:30 · Begins: 05/25 · Ends: 06/05
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TSM5020HF  L0101

Contextual Theology and Theological Reflection

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

This course focuses on the theological reflection and socio-cultural analysis of the students' respective contests of ministry and research.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 05/25 · Ends: 06/05
Schedule Notes: Classes will be held at St. Michael's College.
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRB3967HF  L0101

Exodus in Teaching and Proclamation

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

Exodus has been a central text for both Jewish and Christian raditions. It is a book with a surplus of meaning. In partnership with contemporary theory about adult learning and different approaches to preaching, we will explore different ways thinkers, both Christian and Jewish have sought to unfold this book's riches in different times and circumstances, considering and practicing how this might best be done in our present period. This course will explore a range of thinkers and texts including but not limited to: Paul, Origen, Augustine, Gregory of Nyssa, The Mekhilta de Rabbi-lshmael, Rashi, Luther, Elie Wiesel, Michael Walzer, A viva Gottlieb Zornberg, John van Seters, Ellen Frankel, Carol Meyers and Jonathan Sacks; as well as works of art and music.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 05/25 · Ends: 06/24
Instructors: Walter Deller
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340

Courses Beginning on 5/26

TRB3321HF  L0101

Wisdom Literature

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

What does it mean to be wise? How does the Bible understand wisdom as a revelation of God? How might suffering, anomie, and meaninglessness help us grow in our grasp of God's desire for the world and human community? Our focus will be primarily the books of Proverbs, Qohelet (Ecclesiastes) and Job (with an occasional glance at other parts of the biblical traditions) as the classic exemplars of the wisdom tradition of ancient Israel. We will consider cross cultural questions about ancient Near Eastern Wisdom, the evolution of the wisdom tradition, the figure of Sophia, and contemporary responses to the wisdom literature. How might wisdom literature be useful in pastoral and other ministry settings?

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 05/26 · Ends: 06/25
Instructors: Walter Deller
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340

Courses Beginning on 5/30

TRP2871HF  L0101

We the Story Tellers: Blending God's Story with our Stories Dramatically

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

Improvisation, theatre games, mask, mime and voice work as a basis for acting and story telling in faith communities; brief histories of liturgical drama; telling and exegesis of the Story in a society that is becoming biblically illiterate; finding creative ways to present individual gospels. Evaluation: Presentation of 10-minute performance piece; written report. (Academic mentor: David Neelands)

Schedule: Saturday, 09:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 05/30 · Ends: 06/27
Instructors: Sally Wotton
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: June 6, 2015
Additional Notes: Location: Cartwright Hall

Courses Beginning on 6/01

WYP1621HF  L0101

Management and Leadership of Non-Profit Organisations

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

In this course, students examine the unique characteristics and roles of leaders within non-profit organisations in our society. Sectoral Issues as well as practical factors pertaining to the effective management and leadership of non-profit organisations within a diverse contexts will be explored.

Students will focus on six significant capacity areas of management and leadership: strategy, HR, Financial Stewardship, Resource Development, Program, and Team Leadership.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 06/01 · Ends: 06/05
Instructors: W. Clayton Rowe
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
TSM5021HF  L0101

Theology of Ministry

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

This course aims at a critical understanding of the theoretical base that informs the current practice of ministry. Theories of ministry and their practical consequences in the contemporary church are discussed.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 06/01 · Ends: 06/12
Schedule Notes: Classes will be held at St. Michael's College
Instructors: Joseph Schner, Walter Deller
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

Courses Beginning on 6/08

KNT2310HF  L0101

Reformed Spirituality: Spirituality of the Cross

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2005 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Tho cross is a symbol of suffering, injustice, loss and death, and yet, also a symbol of the hidden power of God to save, liberate and transform human life. Following tbo spiriluality of Paul and the narrative of the gospels, the cross is not only a symbol but a path, a way - a critical and necessary element of the spiritual journey which requires a dying in order to experience resurrection life.

This course will explore selected biblical, historical and contemporary Christian exemplars and teachers of The 'Spirituality of the Cross.' The focus will be the meaning and power of the cross for the spiritual journey. There will be opportunities for prayerful, meditative practice and reflective discussion of biblical passages as a means to pastoral insight and personal direction.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:30 to 16:00 · Begins: 06/08 · Ends: 06/12
Instructors: Harris Athanasiadis
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
TRP2443HF  L4101

Beyond Religious Education: Implications of the Spirituality of Children for Theory and Practice

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

This course will explore recent developments around the spirituality of children, and the theology of childhood as a means of reshaping and revitalizing the practice of ministry with children. Participants will discover how to be companions with children on their spiritual journey. Participants will also be trained in the Godly Play method of being with children, and upon completion will be accredited storytellers by Godly Play Canada. The course will consist of lectures, small group work, tutorials, and required reading. Participants will be evaluated on class participation, a book report, a research paper, and the learning and telling of a Godly Play story.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday · Begins: 06/08 · Ends: 06/12
Schedule Notes: Location: All Saints Kingsway, 2850 Bloor Street W.  Toronto
Instructors: Andrew J. Sheldon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: June 09, 2015
EMB2951HF  L0101

Jesus and the Games We Play

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

In Mark 8:28, Jesus asks, "Who do you say that I am?" Christians have answered this question in complex and often conflicting ways, leading to a variety of depictions of Jesus that often bear little resemblance to one another.  This course will examine how Jesus comes to be understood as culturally significant in differing contexts, a "sticky" figure to whom various values and ideals become affixed. More precisely, this course will look at how Jesus is continually re-fashioned to advance specific social interests- how we see in Jesus what we want to see and consequently understand him to be on "our" side of a given debate.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 09:30 to 12:30 · Begins: 06/08 · Ends: 06/18
Instructors: Christopher B. Zeichman
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Additional Notes: Last day to register: May 25 / last day to pay: TBA / last day to drop: June 10
EMB2911HF  L0101

Why Scrolls Matter. An Introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls as a Template for Abrahamic Traditions

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

The Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS) provide an important template for those wishing to study scripture or exegetical material of any Abrahamic tradition (whether Jewish, Christian, or Muslim) and its formation. The scrolls frequently reinterpret texts which highlight a "particular type of intertextuality which exists between an authoritative scriptural antecedent and its subsequent reuse in a type of rewriting, in which there is a close textual relationship between the scriptural predecessor and the rewritten work" (Petersen 2012: 485). This tradition of reinterpreted scripture, seen as a "textual strategy" (Petersen 484), is present within varying DSS literary genres of authoritative scriptural texts, legal rules, religious disputes, liturgical traditions, and even commentaries. Such a practice of reinterpreting earlier texts is found within not only Jewish scripture but is also similar to what one finds in early Christian and Islamic scriptural and exegetical traditions as' well. Having such a comprehension is helpful for exegesis and understanding the underlying purpose of any of the above scriptural and textual traditions. Thus this course undertakes a study of the practice of reinterpreted scripture as evidenced in the DSS genres of scripture, legal rules, religious disputes, liturgical traditions, and commentaries (pesharim). An introduction to the scrolls, their discovery and preservation, their sectarian nature and the related history of the Qumran site will also be addressed as an essential component of understanding the nature of the scrolls.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 13:30 to 16:30 · Begins: 06/08 · Ends: 06/18
Instructors: Carmen Palmer
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Enrollment Notes: OT/HB is preferred, but any TST scriptural introduction course may qualify as prerequisite.
Additional Notes: Last day to register: May 25 / last day to pay: TBA / last day to drop: June 10
TSM5022HF  L0101

Qualitative Research and Design

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

This course gives an overview of qualitative research methods in light of the students' respective research theology and design. It is focused on the elaboration of the DMin thesis proposal.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 06/08 · Ends: 06/19
Schedule Notes: Classes will be held at St. Michael's College.
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

Courses Beginning on 6/22

SMB3781HS  L0101

Paul: Pastor and Theologian

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

Readers of Paul's letters have long noted the diversity of the Christian communities to which he writes and the different approaches he takes towards their problems and questions. This course will study Paul's letters from the point of his role as a pastor and theologian. Paul's theology does not develop out of a philosophical or theological "system" but from the everyday encounters with the problems of the communities and people of different historical and social context whom he meets while preaching the gospel.

AD students enrol in SMB6781HS.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 17:30 to 20:30 · Begins: 06/22 · Ends: 07/03
Schedule Notes: No class on July 1 (Canada Day)
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Enrollment Notes: Last day to drop course without penalty - June 25, 2015
SMB6781HS  L0101

Paul: Pastor and Theologian

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

Readers of Paul's letters have long noted the diversity of the Christian communities to which he writes and the different approaches he takes towards their problems and questions. This course will study Paul's letters from the point of his role as a pastor and theologian. Paul's theology does not develop out of a philosophical or theological "system" but from the everyday encounters with the problems of the communities and people of different historical and social context whom he meets while preaching the gospel.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMB3781HS.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 17:30 to 20:30 · Begins: 06/22 · Ends: 07/03
Schedule Notes: No class on July 1 (Canada Day)
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Last day to drop course without penalty - June 25, 2015
TRH1010HF  L6101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

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

From the subapostolic age to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 06/22 · Ends: 07/26
Instructors: Brian A. Butcher
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Widthdrawal Deadline: June 30, 2015

Courses Beginning on 6/29

WYT2675HF  L6101

Theology of Mission: A Global Perspective

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  New Course · Online Course

This course explores how our understanding of God and His Mission informs the very identity and mission of the church in the world. Three interrelated concepts-mission, evangelism, and theology-will be considered thematically in different contexts. The basic contention is that these three themes are and should be inseparable, and yet are distinct; and that if the church is to be true to itself none of these stands in isolation from the other.

There are two governing themes: first, the biblical insight that mission originates with God. Christian tradition has always understood that God's grace is at work in the world; indeed, in the vocation to mission, the focus is not on what we do, but what God has done and is doing in the world in and through the unique, exclusive and saving ministry of Christ. Attention to the entire biblical narrative is foundational; it guards us from any naive assumption that we can build how we think of mission on conveniently selected verses from the Bible.

The second major theme of the course reflects on the church as intrinsically missionary-called to be so by God because God Himself is always reaching out in mission to humanity. Because the very identity of the church is missionary, having received that mandate from God, the church needs to take the world and its struggles seriously.

The course analyzes the changing landscapes and context of contemporary mission, within the wider context of mission history and in the succession of various paradigms within that history. These two themes will be the lenses through which we look at the relationship between the church and the world in our time, wrestling with the question of what it means to be missional in the 21st century.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 06/29 · Ends: 08/21
Instructors: Girma Bekele
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 22

Courses Beginning on 7/02

SMT2610HS  L4101

Eco-Theology Faith and Practice

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Through lecture, discussion, prayer and eco-praxis, course participants will develop a solid academic foundation in eco-theology, skills to analyze contemporary social and ethical issues in ecology, and an integration of theology, spirituality and practical applications including organic gardening to support the formation of Christian identity and mission in the world today. This is an off campus course with residential component.

Schedule: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday · Begins: 07/02 · Ends: 07/10
Instructors: Mary Rowell, Linda Gregg
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 12 · Max: 12 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Additional Notes: This course has a residential component. During July 2-10, the course will take place at the Villa St. Joseph Retreat Centre and there will be residence costs in addition to course fees. For more information, please contact Dr. Mary Rowell, c.s.j. (mary.rowell@utoronto.ca) or Dr. Linda Gregg, c.s.j. (lm.gregg@utoronto.ca) Last day to drop course without penalty - July 4, 2015

Courses Beginning on 7/06

SMP3413HS  L0101

Awakening the Spirit, Sharpening Conscience: Media & Religious Education

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The media and youth culture are an integral part of the emergent meanings and developing values of young people. Media and their messages challenge and support, as well as threaten and undermine the spiritual, moral, and faith journey of youth. The course explores the complex world of late childhood and adolescence. It seeks to develop, with the participants, practical responses for youth ministers and religious educators that engage the media of popular culture, take seriously young people's questions and dreams, and draw on the power and wisdom of the Scriptures and Church tradition. The course will consist in lectures, seminar presentations, group assignments and a final paper or project.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 900 to 1200 · Begins: 07/06 · Ends: 07/16
Instructors: Richard Shields
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Additional Notes: Last day to cancel course without penalty - July 9, 2015

Courses Beginning on /

WYP1610HF  L4101

Leading Missional Congregations

Offered in Summer 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2015 · Canada - other Site

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

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Peter Robinson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT3790YF  L0101

MTS Synthesis Paper

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

MTS Synthesis Paper

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
TSP3553YF  L4101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Advanced 1

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

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

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region (http://www.cpe-pce.ca/) and also through a TST college. For offering and scheduling details, please see http://www.cpe-pce.ca/ . For fee information, please see: http://www.tst.edu/content/tuition-fees (tuition for a CPE unit is two times the course fee) and http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/session/fall/tuition_fees/fee_refund_sch/tst.htm . This code should be used if this is your FIRST ADVANCED CPE unit.
WYP2252HF  L0101

Spiritual Formation for Ministry

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

Designed to be experienced early in the programs of all students preparing for vocational ministry, this course will provide a pathway toward spiritual refreshment, deeper commitment and disciplined living.  It will be a blend of classroom and practical experiences in the spiritual disciplines culminating in a 24 hour personal spiritual retreat.  It is not intended to be a time of learning about intimacy, commitment and spiritual discipline.  It is meant to be a week of making space for intimacy, reflection, prayer, worship, meditation, solitude, commitment and the nurturing of community. Students should be prepared to fully engage in the exercises that will be planned for the sake of their own journey with God. It is anticipated that having experienced some of these things together we will have learned some things about pointing others in similar directions. Lectures, discussion, spiritual retreat. Evaluation: pre-course reading, class participation, retreat, personal assessment.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Calum MacFarlane
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYP2701HF  L0101

Politics, Planning and Parishes: Making the Most of Church Facilities

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

Urban congregations exist within a community where all land uses are coordinated through official plans to ensure the future provision for all land uses, infrastructure and services for the community. Urban parish leadership must know how to engage both these documents and the political processes that shape the urban form and are the context for all urban ministry. This course will examine and explain the political, physical and social context of an urban parish church ministry and the processes and polity of their urban community. Extensive use will be made of examples, and the class will have the opportunity to meet and interview experienced professionals and politicians in the local political and planning scene. The course will include at least one major case study, involving field work, of an existing urban congregation with a report to be prepared outlining opportunities and challenges for the congregation. The course will use lectures, case studies, interviews, site visits and seminars. Participants will be evaluated through their class participation, a documented case study and a final examination. 

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: George R. Sumner
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYP1616HF  L0101

Community Development: Theory, Models, Theology

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

This course provides an introduction and overview to the core issues, approaches and players for Christian practitioners of community development, within both Canadian and international settings. As an overview to the theory, models and theology of community development, this is the local counterpart to the international development focus of the current course WYP1615: "International Development:Global Issues, Power & Players." This course helps students build a platform for their engagement as lay and ordained community practitioners in local community settings. Worldviews, approaches and actors are explored across the community development spectrum, as are the patterns and lenses of local faith-based organizations. Theories and models are examined which assess and address the local nature and dynamics of poverty, participation, power and community ownership. The inter-relationships between vision, values and practice are explored, along with the roles of local government, business and civil society players in working with the marginalized and vulnerable. This course will especially engage: - the theory and theology of 'belonging' and 'place' - community development as a social, political, economic, ecological and spiritual process - historic and contemporary issues and debates within community development - Canadian vs. global South poverty, marginalization and development - models of participation and empowerment - civil society, the church and community development - appreciative inquiry and assets-based community development - community development that transforms: faith, spirituality and holistic approaches - a critical path for engaging community development - community mobilization and conscientization.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Kupp
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: This course was previously taught under the title "Poverty, Development & Transformation II: Introduction to Global & Local Issues, Power & Players"
WYT2637HF  L0101

Engaging Islam in the 21st Century

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

This course is for Christian theology students who wish to have a basic knowledge of the religion of Islam. Two basic questions are attempted in the course: "What is Islam?" and How do I engage the Muslim?".  These two questions will underline the lectures and discussions.The course will give special attention to the relationship of Islam to the west and to modernity, as the movements related to this encounter.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Josiah Idowu-Fearon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT2402HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/04/29

Introduction to Liturgy

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

This course is an introduction to the history, theology and pastoral practice of Christian liturgy. Topics include: the role of ritual and symbol in human life, the historical development of Christian worship in both East and West, the relationship of liturgy to society and culture, liturgical theology, and critical approaches to liturgical practice. Lectures, readings, discussions, online postings, class presentation, research paper.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGF3010HF  L0101

Theological Field Education

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

This is the required theological and professional preparation for ministry two-credit course for the Master of Divinity Program. It is a 250 hour ministry placement in a supervised ministry setting chosen by the student in consultation with the Director of Theological Field Education. Supervised ministry provides divinity candidates with the opportunity to gain professional competence, build a framework for raising practical theological issues, acquire a comprehensive and realistic view of the church and its ministries, and develop a ministerial identity. Means of evaluation: Contextual analysis, case study, self-evaluation, and supervisor evaluation of the candidate. Pass/Fail.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Margaret Lavin
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMP3421HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/10/07

Faith Development Across the Lifespan

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

Examination of contemporary theories of human growth and development, and the contribution that such theories offer to the understanding of religious development and the praxis of religious education. Particular attention is paid to the impact of post-modern culture on the possibility of faith today.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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