Course Timetable for Wednesday: Fall of 2014

Morning Courses

900 to 1100

SAJ1501HY  L0101

Introduction to Ecclesiastical Latin

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

Beginning with a quick review of English grammar, the course will introduce the grammar and syntax of the Latin language and provide practice in their use in order to lead students to a reading knowledge of Ecclesiastical Latin: the Vulgate, Canon Law, Ambrose, Augustine, Jerome, Aquinas, hymns and other documents. Evaluation will be based on course assignments, weekly class participation, periodic tests and a final exam. Please note: the second hour of each class is a mandatory tutorial.

Schedule: Wednesday, 900 to 1100
Instructors: John Abad
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit

9:00 to 11:00

WYB5711HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/04/30

Paul and His Interpreters

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An exploration of selected interpreters of Paul and his letters. While the selection will vary from year to year, each year there will be a particular focus. Focuses will include: seminal 19th-century figures; turning points in 20th-century interpretation; Jewish Interpreters of Paul, past and present; the "new perspective"-its precursors, proponents and critics; the Sonderweg reading of Paul.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 14
Additional Notes: Course conflicted with another TST 5000 level NT course
SAP2708HF  L0101

Pastoral Norms: Sacraments

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

A theological-canonical reflection on selected canons in Book IV of the 1983 Code of Canon Law, excluding the canons on the Sacrament of Matrimony.  Particular emphasis will be placed on issues concerning parish ministry.  Canons will be reviewed in light of the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, postconciliar legislation, and the process of revising the Code of Canon Law.  Course evaluation will be based on class participation (20%), case study (40%), and final oral exam (40%).

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ivan P. Camilleri
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
EMT3412HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/04/04

Confessing Our Faith

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

Through analysis of doctrinal statements of The United Church of Canada, their historical origins and contemporary theology, this course will enable students to become acquainted with United Church theology and the processes by which it has been developed, and to articulate their own faith in relation to their own experience, the faith of the church, and the practice of ministry in the context of challenges of today. Students will participate in the process by which "Christians of each new generation are called to state [the faith of the church] afresh in terms of the thought of their own age and with the emphasis their age needs" (Preamble, A Statement of Faith, 1940). Doctrinal statements on which the course will focus include the Doctrine section of the Basis of Union (1925), A Statement of Faith I1940), and A Song of Faith (2006); theological statements from other United Church documents will also be considered. Course methods include readings, discussions, and papers, and will incorporate students' reflections on their experience and integration of theory and practice into discussions and papers. Regular attendance and participation required.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRP2202HF  L0101

Spiritual Formation in the Anglican Tradition

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

Reflection on aspects of the spiritual formation of the human person and of the postulant for ordination in the Anglican Church. Students will consider topics such as the theology of the human person, longing for God, spiritual motherhood and fatherhood, kenosis, stewardship of the sacraments, preaching and prayer, and how these inform our understanding of the priesthood.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Lisa Wang
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 214
EMT2902HF  L0101

Christian Ethics in Context

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

This orientation to several dimensions of Christian ethics - language, sources, norms, methods and concerns - aims to foster ethical awareness for dealing with moral challenges in personal, social, and church/religious life. To practice Canadian ethical reflection, these dimensions are introduced with reference to several concrete social issues and the public vocation of Christian ethics. Lectures, case studies, conversations; 3 essays (on moral formation; a text engagement paper, and a final paper on a mentor in Christian ethics, on professional ministry ethics, or on wealth and property). Prerequisites: basic Bible and theology.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Marilyn J. Legge
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNT2431HF  L0101

Church Ministry Sacraments: Presbyterian and Reformed Views

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · 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: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT1101HF  L0101

Foundations of Theology

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

This course examines the historical development and contemporary practice of theology as an exercise of intellectual probity and religious commitment. Topics include the origins of Christian theology, its historical development, the relationship of religious narrative to religious doctrine, faith and reason, revelation and authority, tradition and development. The course introduces Bernard Lonergan

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Jeremy Wilkins
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42

09:00 to 11:00

RGT5239HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/06/16

Kenosis

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

Explores Christian Kenosis as an expression of the unconditional love of God made known in Christ. Here the mutual relations of self-giving in the Trinity may be reflected in the lives of human persons. Of key significance is Hans Urs von Balthasar's appreciation of the paschal mystery. Also in dialogue are: Sarah Coakley, John Paul II and Thomas Merton. Lectures, discussion, class presentations, research paper, one short paper and a research paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22

9:00 to 12:00

TRB1501HF  L0101

Introduction to the New Testament

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

This course is an introduction to the four canonical Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles, as well as to exegetical method in the study of the New Testament. Weekly lectures, compulsory tutorial; assigned papers; final exam or integrative paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: Class is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tutorial is from 11 a.m. to noon.
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
WYP2118HF  L0101

Anglican Liturgics

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

An introduction to the art of planning and leading the liturgy, including pastoral offices, in the Anglican Church of Canada. Acquaintance with the current liturgical trends in the Anglican Church of Canada and with general principles of liturgical leadership. Ability to plan Morning Prayer and Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer and the Book of Alternative Services. Tutorial. W 11-12. Class sessions include lectures, discussion and student field reports. Class participation, readings, multiple choice exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: F. Dean Mercer
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Tutorial to follow class from 11:00 to 12 noon
EMB1501HF  L0101

New Testament I

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Leif Vaage
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYP1501HF  L0101

The Basics of Personal and Pastoral Care

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

Personal wellness builds and replenishes the inner resources that are essential to providing effective, ethically responsible pastoral care. This course introduces students to the basics both of attending to their own wellness and to providing pastoral care to others. The class format is a combination of theoretical/conceptual learning as well as experiential skills training and practice. Grades are based on the evaluation of students' written assignments and audio/video taped demonstrations of the basic skills of pastoral care learned over the course of the semester.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Wanda Malcolm
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20
SMB5785HF  L0101

James and Hellenistic Wisdom

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An examination of key issues for the understanding of the letter of James: authorship, date, historical setting, genre, manuscript tradition, and attestation. The course situates James in the context of various wisdom literatures and philosophical discourse. The focus of the course is Jewish and early Christian life in the Judaean diaspora.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: John S. Kloppenborg
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: The course was previously taught under the title "Letter of James & Christian Wisdom"

9:30 to 12:30

ICT3702HF  L0101

Religion, Life and Society: Reformational Philosophy

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

An exploration of central issues in philosophy, as addressed by Herman Dooyeweerd, Dirk Vollenhoven, and the Amsterdam School of neoCalvinian thought. The course tests the relevance of this tradition for recent developments in Western philosophy. Special attention is given to critiques of foundationalism, metaphysics, and modernity within reformational philosophy and in other schools of thought.

AD students enrol in ICT6702HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Lambert Zuidervaart
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
ICT6702HF  L0101

Religion, Life and Society: Reformational Philosophy

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

An exploration of central issues in philosophy, as addressed by Herman Dooyeweerd, Dirk Vollenhoven, and the Amsterdam School of neoCalvinian thought. The course tests the relevance of this tradition for recent developments in Western philosophy. Special attention is given to critiques of foundationalism, metaphysics, and modernity within reformational philosophy and in other schools of thought.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3702HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Lambert Zuidervaart
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15

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

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

11:00 to 13:00

WYT3651HF  L0101

Theologies of Luther & Calvin

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

This course of lectures will examine Luther's writings on the theology of the cross and on human freedom; and Calvin's writings on Scripture and the Christian life. Weekly readings and final examination (oral or written).

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Demson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
TRT3361HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/07/03

God and the Human Person: Greek Christian Perspectives

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

The bulk of this course will consist of a detailed examination of the anthropology (the doctrine of the human person) of the fourth-century Cappadocian author, Gregory of Nyssa, in relation to his theology (his doctrine of God). This will necessarily include discussion of Gregory's psychology (his doctrine of the soul), his understanding of body's relation to soul, and the importance of the right ordering of the passions in the redemption of the individual. Because Gregory's theology is a form of Christian Platonism the term will begin with a brief treatment of these themes in both pagan and Christian Platonic authors from Plato to Gregory's own day. This course will be offered in fall 2015.

AD students enrol in TRT6361HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Walter Hannam
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB6083HF  L0101

Old Testament Spiritualities

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Spirituality in the Pentateuch, Prophets, Psalms & Wisdom writings. Essay, final exam.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMB3083HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
SMB3083HF  L0101

Old Testament Spiritualities

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Spirituality in the Pentateuch, Prophets, Psalms & Wisdom writings. Essay, final exam.

AD students enrol in SMB6083HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
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
WYP2618HF  L0101

Gospel, Church & Culture

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

This course will consider definitions of Gospel, church and culture, and some of the different ways Christians have historically understood the relationship between the three. We will examine worldviews as a tool for understanding cultures, and look specifically at what the shift from modernity to postmodernity means for the church and its mission. The course will explore this subject referencing Biblical material, the experience of cross-cultural missionaries, and various artifacts of contemporary culture. These will form the backdrop for discussion about what it means to be a missional church in contemporary North America. Lectures, class discussion on readings. Evaluation: two short book reports, chapter summaries on the primary text, 5 minute oral presentation, one paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Judy Paulsen
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGB1501HF  L0101

An Introduction to the New Testament

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

The course has two aims: first, to familiarize you with the context and the content of the four canonical Gospels, including information related to the production and subsequent transmission of these writings; and second, to introduce you to the role that different analytical methodologies or conscious "reading strategies" play in the interpretation of these texts. The course will cover redaction, literary, textual, and ideological criticism, as well as the political and social background of the Gospels. There will be both lecture and practical application. Attention will also be given to use of the Library and the Internet for New Testament research. Short written assignments and a final exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
TRT3566HF  L0101

Studies in Anglican Theology

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

Theology of grace in representative Anglican theologians, including Thomas Cranmer, Richard Hooker, the Caroline Divines, the Tractarians, F.D. Maurice, Lux Mundi and William Temple. Prerequisite: introductory course in theology.

AD students enrol in TRT6566HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
TRT6566HF  L0101

Studies in Anglican Theology

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

Theology of grace in representative Anglican theologians, including Thomas Cranmer, Richard Hooker, the Caroline Divines, the Tractarians, F.D. Maurice, Lux Mundi and William Temple. Prerequisite: introductory course in theology.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3566HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
KNH1015HF  L0101

A Global History of Christianity - a survey

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAP2112HF  L0101

Introduction to Liturgy of Roman Rite

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

This course will investigate the sacramental celebrations, the liturgy of the hours and the liturgical year of the Roman Rite from their historical, theological, spiritual and pastoral dimension. Requirements: class attendance, short papers and final exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John-Mark Missio
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNP2548HF  L0101

Pastoral Care: Self, Family, Congregation

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

This course introduces students to practices and theories of pastoral care with an emphasis on self awareness and pastoral practice in an intercultural context. The first half of the course will focus on systems theories - family of origin, cultures of origin and social identity. Students will explore and present their own families of origin and social identity as a means to learn the theory, consider ministry implications and develop self awareness. The second half of the course will provide hands-on opportunities to practice pastoral skills while learning theory regarding grief and loss, death and dying, ethical decision making, spiritual care, developing pastoral relationships. Lecture, discussion, small group work, mid-term paper, case studies.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John Henderson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
TRT6361HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/07/03

God and the Human Person: Greek Christian Perspectives

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

The bulk of this course will consist of a detailed examination of the anthropology (the doctrine of the human person) of the fourth-century Cappadocian author, Gregory of Nyssa, in relation to his theology (his doctrine of God). This will necessarily include discussion of Gregory's psychology (his doctrine of the soul), his understanding of body's relation to soul, and the importance of the right ordering of the passions in the redemption of the individual. Because Gregory's theology is a form of Christian Platonism the term will begin with a brief treatment of these themes in both pagan and Christian Platonic authors from Plato to Gregory's own day. This course will be offered fall 2015.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3361HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Walter Hannam
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

Afternoon Courses

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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17:00 to 19:00

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: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Darren Dias
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMP2222HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/05/01

Spiritual Direction

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

Explores theological, psychological, and pastoral dimensions of the spiritual direction relationship. Considers historical development and the contemporary interest in many faith traditions in SD. Topics include forms of prayer, discernment process, difference between SD and pastoral counseling, professional ethics. Lectures, discussion, presentation, synthesis essay and oral exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 12

18:00 to 20:00

EMP2861HF  L0101

Songs of the Church

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Instructors: Swee Hong Lim
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMP1431HF  L0101

Education and Faith Formation

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Instructors: Johanna Selles
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15

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19:00 to 21:00

WYP2507HF  L0101

Facilitating Forgiveness and Reconciliation in the Church and in the World

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

Forgiveness and reconciliation are central to the gospel message and virtues that mark Christian maturity. Recognizing them as virtues does not automatically translate into an ability to recover from relationship hurts, and people may then turn to a clergyperson or lay leader in the church for help in getting from a place of hurt and anger to one of acceptance and closure. This course is designed to assist students in their efforts to acquire the knowledge, wisdom and skills they need, first to embody the virtues themselves and then to facilitate others. Course material will be delivered by means of lectures, movie clips, and popular and scholarly publications. Grades will be based on a set of personal reflection papers (40%), an annotated bibliography (10%) and scholarly essay (40%), and active participation in small group and whole class discussions (10%).

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Wanda Malcolm
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT1101HF  L0101

The God of the Gospel: Systematic Theology I

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

This course provides an in-depth exploration of two central Christian doctrines - the Trinity and the person of Christ - as well as reflection on the role of Holy Scripture and the nature of theology. This is the first part of a two-part sequence in basic Christian doctrine. Lectures, tutorial discussions generated by students' questions, question and answer periods. Short papers, final take-home exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT2876HF  L0101

Faith & Film

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

In this course, students will examine a series of films exploring their theological themes, presuppositions and rhetoric.  Students will learn to interpret film theologically and also learn how to engage film criticism and film production theory. Combining these methodological approaches, students will discover how theological reflection and film culture intersect to offer ways in which we can evaluate film as a prophetic medium.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Sherry Coman
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: The course previously had the name "Film, Prophecy and Culture".

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