Course Timetable for Monday: Fall of 2014

Morning Courses

9:00 to 11:00

SAT3942HF  L0101

Papal Teaching on Social Justice

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

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

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Thomas Lynch
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 14
SAH1001HF  L0101

Early Christianity (to AD 600)

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

This course offers an opportunity to explore the history of the Christian Church from its origins in Judaism through to its monastic expansion beyond the boundaries of the Western Roman Empire in the sixth and seventh centuries. It will examine the conflicts, individuals, social movements and theologies that shaped Christianity during this formative period. Two Document Analyses, Seminar Presentation, Final Examination.

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

09:30 to 16:00

WYP3621HF  L0101

Landing the Plane: The Missional Church on the Ground

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

This course, set in an interactive seminar format, will explore and frame our understanding of the Church as missional. Beginning with the biblical underpinnings of missional thinking we will consider the local church, in conjunction with our historic 'attractional' sense of place, core purposes of the local church and the requisite theological understandings undergirding effective ministry will be explored. Located in the Canadian church context, it will be vital to consider the missional use of buildings and property, the use of technology as a tool for mission and the realities of current church structures and organization with respect to missional thinking.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:30 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: Week long intensive course.
Instructors: Barry Parker
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 10
WYP3622HF  L0101

Dual Citizenship: Gospel and Culture

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

This course will examine the fundamental tension in which Christians have always lived and served: through precept, metaphor, and example the Church has been told to be "salt and light" in the world and yet be "unspotted" by it; we are to be ''in" yet not "of" the world; on one hand we are to be "citizens of heaven" and yet the apostle Paul boldly used his Roman citizenship to advantage.

The course will juxtapose the Biblical vision of the Church with western society as currently constituted. Dominant cultural values will be studied along with the diverse ways in which they are embodied and shaped in particular micro-cultures. Finally, the course will apply Biblical principles of mission to the task of engagement with the wider society in all its many forms and explore possible trajectories of praxis to guide Christian leaders in encounter with the "world."

Schedule: Monday, 09:30 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: This course will be held on six Mondays over the Fall semster. Sept 22, 29, Oct 6, 27, and Nov 3, 10. 
Instructors: John W. Stephenson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: This course is a pre-requiste course to WYP3623H

10:00 to 11:30

CGH2201HF  L4101

European Reformations

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  New Course · Waterloo Site

The events collectively known as the Reformation ended the unity of westem Christianity. In this course, we will study the various reforming movements primarily by reading the words of their main actors. The course places the ideas behind the reformers' agendas in their historical context, beginning with a survey of western Christianity on the eve of the sixteenth century. It then examines the particular ways in which the Protestant and Catholic reformers viewed the Bible, salvation, the church, and the state. After exploring the context and the Ideas, we will look at the reality of the reformers' struggle to implement their agenda and the legacy of the Reformation in the twenty-first century.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 10:00 to 11:30
Instructors: Troy D. Osborne
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

10:00 to 13:00

WYP1111HF  L0101

Life Together: Christian Formation

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

This pass/fail first-term required course presents an overview of living the Christian faith in community, with an emphasis on spiritual formation for leadership. It places this overview within the context of the church's visible witness and an understanding of its mission as participation in Christ's mission. It hopes to help students think through the intersection of contemporary motions of spirituality and piety and the Christian life lived in the community of the church, with its disciplines and practice. It also hopes to begin to prepare students for continued growth and formation in Christ, through the gifts the church offers, as they begin to be trained and formed as Christian leaders.

Schedule: Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: Tutorial will run from 10:00-11:00
Instructors: George R. Sumner
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

11:00 to 13:00

TRB6742HF  L0101

Galatians

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

This course will consider the text of Paul

Basic Degree students enrol in TRB3742HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
TRT5671HF  L0101

Cross-cultural Religious Thought

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

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

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Abrahim H. Khan
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
KNB1001HF  L0101

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew I

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

This course is the first of two courses designed to introduce the student to the basics of biblical Hebrew grammar and syntax. It is intended for both those who wish to acquire Hebrew for use in ministry and for those who intend to go on to advanced academic degrees. Lecture. Evaluation will include quizzes, workbook exercises, mid-term and final exams.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRP6836HF  L0101

Theology of Music

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

This course will examine the key theological, mystical and philosophical notions of music that are of essential significance in relation to the history of Christian music from ancient to modern. Topics covered will include the relations of music and language, music and morality, music and monasticism, music and magic, the connection of music, body and spirit, and the musical syncretism of the so-called secular and the sacred.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRP3836HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: N.B.: the first class will begin on September 15, Mon.
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
TRB3742HF  L0101

Galatians

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

This course will consider the text of Paul.

AD students enrol in TRB6742HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
RGB2665HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/06/16

Gospel of Luke

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · 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, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
KNB2514HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/04/08

Intermediate Hellenistic Greek

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

This course provides analyzing and translating early Christian and Jewish Greek texts, and interpreting them with respect to their literary and social contexts. Lecture, discussion. Quizzes.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNB2131HF  L0101

Greek Exegesis

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

This course provides practice analyzing and translating early Christian and Jewish Greek texts, and interpreting them with respect to their literary and social contexts. Lecture, discussion. Quizzes, exegetical assignment, final exam.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAB1081HF  L0101

New Testament Hermeneutics

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) 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: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Walter Werbylo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRP3836HF  L0101

Theology of Music

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

This course will examine the key theological, mystical and philosophical notions of music that are of essential significance in relation to the history of Christian music from ancient to modern. Topics covered will include the relations of music and language, music and morality, music and monasticism, music and magic, the connection of music, body and spirit, and the musical syncretism of the so-called secular and the sacred.

AD students enrol in TRP6836HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: N.B.: the first class will begin on September 15, Mon.
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 341
SMP2241HF  L0101

Spirituality of the Jewish Year

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

Introduction to Judaism through study of the Sabbath and festivals of the Jewish year. Designed for Christians, enables students to teach and to preach from an understanding of our Jewish roots. Readings, term project, written or oral exam.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Anne Anderson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT3952HF  L0101

Bioethics

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

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

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Kevin Belgrave
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
KNT2571HF  L0101

Theology and Evangelism in the Wesleyan Heritage

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

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

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

11:00 to 14:00

TSJ5021HF  L0101

Research and Scholarship

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

A required cohort course for doctoral students dealing with fundamental aspects of research and scholarship, research methods and other aspects of professional scholarship, with attention to the study of theology in a university context.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 14:00
Schedule Notes: This course will take place at Regis College.
Instructors: John Berkman, Gill Goulding
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment restricted to entering ThD students registered in their first semester of studies in Sept. 2014.

Afternoon Courses

13:30 to 16:00

RGT6657HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/06/16

War in the Christian Tradition

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3657HS.

Schedule: Monday, 13:30 to 16:00
Instructors: John Berkman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
RGT3657HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/06/16

War in the Christian Tradition

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

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

AD students enrol in RGT6657HS.

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

14:00 to 16:00

WYP2560HF  L0101

Church Planting & Fresh Expressions of Church

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

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

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marilyn Draper
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT5867HF  L0101

Religious Pluralism as Theological Challenge

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

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

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Abrahim H. Khan
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Trinity College, room TC22
SMJ5500HF  L0101

Research Methods

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

This course explores the distinctive contents, methods, and  interests of traditional theological disciplines (biblical studies, church history, pastoral and systematic theology and ethics) as well as their interrelationships: What does each subdiscipline count as evidence?; How does it construct knowledge?; What cognate disciplines might extend its insights?; How does it engage the challenges, fears, and hope for the "globalized" world of the 21st century? Students will explore the task of theological research and writing through all its steps. Attention will be given to the use of scholarly research software and bibliographic tools, identification of appropriate methodology, and the value of interdisciplinarity. Lectures and seminars.  Required of all MA students.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Darren Dias
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRH2010HF  L0101

History of Christianity II

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

The history of the Christian Church (mainly in the West) from the birth of a spiritually united medieval Europe under Charlemagne to its fragmentation in the Reformation and the Thirty Years' War; Pagans and missionaries; Popes and patriarchs. Princes and councils; Reformers and radicals; Monks and friars. Theology and heresy; Daily Christian life and worship; The course will consist of lectures and group discussions of selected primary sources; GRADING PROCEDURES:  short weekly reading quizzes (matching, multiple choice, etc.), portfolio of short article summaries, class participation.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Jesse Billett
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
SAT3181HF  L0101

Theological Integration

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

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

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Mark Robson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
KNT2964HF  L0101

Christian Ethics for Biosphere and Context

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

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

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

14:00 to 17:00

WYT1105HF  L0101

Teaching the Faith: Introduction to Catechetical Theology

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

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

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

16:00 to 18:00

EMB2013HF  L0101

Biblical Hebrew I

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 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: Monday, Wednesday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: Carmen Palmer
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5

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16:00 to 19:00

RGP3661HY  L0101

Practicum in Spiritual Direction

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

This foundational practicum is designed for persons desiring formation in pastoral presence and communication skills. Focus is placed on the development of a contemplative stance, compassionate listening and evocative presence for pastoral service in roles such as spiritual director, chaplain, parish minister, and for those in service within the context of everyday work life. This transformative process integrates topics of Ignatian discernment, prayer, spiritual growth, spirituality, justice, theological assumptions and images of God. This is a two-term, supervised, peer based practicum. Requirements and prerequisites: two year's previous experience receiving spiritual direction, permission of the instructor, regular attendance essential; 3 integration papers; pass/fail. For students considering the 12 credit Diploma in Spiritual Direction, this course is the first of a four-phase Practicum, which facilitates ongoing discernment and formation for the ministry of spiritual direction.

AD students enrol in RGP6661HY.

Schedule: Monday, 16:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 42
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
RGP6661HY  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/05/20

Practicum in Spiritual Direction

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

This foundational practicum is designed for persons desiring formation in pastoral presence and communication skills. Focus is placed on the development of a contemplative stance, compassionate listening and evocative presence for pastoral service in roles such as spiritual director, chaplain, parish minister, and for those in service within the context of everyday work life. This transformative process integrates topics of Ignatian discernment, prayer, spiritual growth, spirituality, justice, theological assumptions and images of God. This is a two-term, supervised, peer based practicum. Requirements and prerequisites: two year's previous experience receiving spiritual direction, permission of the instructor, regular attendance essential; 3 integration papers; pass/fail. For students considering the 12 credit Diploma in Spiritual Direction, this course is the first of a four-phase Practicum, which facilitates ongoing discernment and formation for the ministry of spiritual direction.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3661HY.

Schedule: Monday, 16:00 to 19:00
Instructors:
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 42
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)

16:30 to 18:30

RGT6728HF  L0101

Philosophy and Theology of Beauty

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3728HF.

Schedule: Monday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: John Dadosky
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD and BD Combined)
RGT3728HF  L0101

Philosophy and Theology of Beauty

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

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

 

AD students enrol in RGT6728HF.

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

17:00 to 19:00

SMT3952HF  L0101

Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Ethics

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

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

AD students enrol in SMT6952HF.

Schedule: Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 20
SMT6952HF  L0101

Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Ethics

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3952HF.

Schedule: Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 6 · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: (Max. AD 10, BD 10; Min. AD 3, BD 3)
SMP3421HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/05/01

Faith Development Across the Lifespan

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · 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.Lectures, readings, seminar presentation (20%), two reflections (2 x 20%),integration paper (40%).

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

17:00 to 20:00

SMT3415HF  L0101

Ecclesiology and Postmodernity

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

Ecclesiology embraces the study of the story, nature, self-understanding, hopes, achievements and failings of the church. This class will explore the Inter-relation between ecclesiology, ethics, and community In recent times and our current age. It will focus primarily, but not exclusively on the Roman Catholic Church, although it will examine issues of wider ecclesial relevance, as well.

AD students enrol in SMT6415HF.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 17:00 to 20:00 · Begins: 10/06 · Ends: 10/24
Schedule Notes: Eight 3-hour Meetings in October 2014: 6, 8, 10, 15, 17, 27, 29, 31 (No class during reading week)
Instructors: Gerard M.J.P. Mannion
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 99
SMT6415HF  L0101

Ecclesiology and Postmodernity

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

Ecclesiology embraces the study of the story, nature, self-understanding, hopes, achievements and failings of the church. This class will explore the Inter-relation between ecclesiology, ethics, and community In recent times and our current age. It will focus primarily, but not exclusively on the Roman Catholic Church, although it will examine issues of wider ecclesial relevance, as well.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3415HF.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 17:00 to 20:00 · Begins: 10/06 · Ends: 10/24
Schedule Notes: Eight 3-hour Meetings in October 2014: 6, 8, 10, 15, 17, 27, 29, 31 (No class during reading week)
Instructors: Gerard M.J.P. Mannion
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 99

18:00 to 21:00

ICB2010HF  L0101

Biblical Foundations

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

This course will explore the Bible as the ongoing story of and for God and creation, paying special attention to the way in which God's story is intertwined with that of humanity and the world. In asking whether and in what way the Bible is also our story, we will attempt to identify which hermeneutical methods might help us discern its significance for present day life, including the academic enterprise.

Schedule: Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Nicholas Ansell
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15

19:00 to 21:00

SMH1010HF  L0101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

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

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. Lectures, class discussion of readings, 1 research essay, 1 reflection paper.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: David C. Robinson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRP1620HF  L0101

Maintenance and Mission: Congregations and Leadership in a Post-Christendom Church

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

This course examines congregations and congregational leadership through the lens of the continuous and discontinuous change currently experienced by the local church. The course will cover the standard disciplines of congregational studies as well as emerging models of the congregation resulting from efforts to re-imagine church in these challenging times.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Andrew J. Sheldon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
TRT2110HF  L0101

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

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

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

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

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