Theological Courses for the 2010 Winter Session

Course Listings by Level

Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
SAT1101HS  L6101

Foundations of Theology

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Online Course

Introduction to theology and the elements of Catholic theology. Revelation, Faith, Tradition, Church doctrine, infallibility, biblical inspiration. Lectures, mid-term test, final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Donald Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 6 · Max: 20
KNT1101HS  L0101

Reformed Theology in Dialogue

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Basic principles of reformed theology and their significance in current theological debate. Evaluation by assignment and paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRT1101HS  L0101

Systematic Theology

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Offers an overview of the principles, resources, and central themes of Christian theology - revelation, the doctrines of the Trinity, the person and work of Jesus Christ, and humanity in relation to God. Discussion paper, final exam, class participation.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Stephen J. Reynolds
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, Room 213
WYT1104HS  L6101 · Cancelled on 2009/05/20

Foundations of Theological Inquiry

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Online Course

This course will examine the theological relationship between Christian ‘faith’ and ‘understanding’ by unpacking the philosophical foundations of our modern culture that influence the Church today and contrasting them to classical theological texts in the Christian tradition, in particular those of Augustine, Anselm, Calvin and Barth. Weekly discussion forums, short papers, final essay.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20
SAT1711HS  L6101

Introduction to Thomas Aquinas

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Online Course

This course is an introduction to the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), the most influential Catholic theologian of the last millennium. No previous knowledge of Aquinas or of philosophy is presumed. We will start by looking at Aquinas’ program of remaking Christian theology in light of the best philosophy and science of his day; then we will examine his views on human action, human nature, human knowing and philosophical theology.  Lectures, discussion, short papers and final exam. On-line discussion, book review, 2,000 word paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Sean Mulrooney
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 20
SAT1902HS  L0101

Christian Ethics II

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Subjective dimensions of morality, conscience, freedom, responsibility, responsible human action, moral decision making, virtue. Lectures, discussions, readings, short reflection papers and exam. Prerequisite: Fundamental Christian Ethics I.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Patricia Murphy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
SAT1905HS  L0101

Moral Theology

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to Catholic moral theology: scripture, tradition, natural law, faith & morality; moral norms & virtue; conscience & magisterium. Lectures, readings, discussion, three assignments.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Patricia Murphy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
2000 Level Courses
WYT2101HS  L6101 · Cancelled on 2009/12/08

The Bride of the Lamb: Systematic Theology II

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Online Course

This course explores the activity of God from creation to new creation, with special emphasis on the Spirit's work in the Church. We also examine the image of God in the human person and the nature of sin. This course presupposes Systematic Theology I.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYT2101HS  L0101

The Bride of the Lamb: Systematic Theology II

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course explores the activity of God from creation to new creation, with special emphasis on the Spirit's work in the Church. We also examine the image of God in the human person and the nature of sin. This course presupposes Systematic Theology I. Lectures, tutorial discussions generated by students

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical, Biblical
SAT2222HS  L0101

Mystery of the Trinity

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Mystery of the Triune God with its biblical sources and Patristic development, and an examination of the development of the understanding of the Immanent Trinity, with attention paid to particular issues, e.g. Filioque, notion of 'Person'. Also stressed is the development of a Trinitarian spirituality with some attention to the mystics. Lectures, mid-term test, end of term test.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gregory H. Carruthers
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMT2223HS  L0101

Mystery of the Triune God

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Mystery of God Triune: biblical, liturgical, historical, and contemporary theology on the Trinity. Question of God in human experience, atheism, Trinitarian debates, feminist perspectives, the Trinity in the economy of salvation, implications for prayer. Lectures, discussions, short paper, final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 36
SAT2242HS  L0101

Christology

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 12
SAT2242HS  L4101

Christology

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · St. Augustine's Aurora Site

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

Schedule: Monday, 18:30 to 20:30
Instructors: J. Chandrakanthan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
WYT2307HS  L4101

Patterns of Life in the Spirit

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Dallas,TX Site

In this course we will study the most influential accounts of life in Christ that have appeared in the Western Church. Attention will be given to the theological foundations of these various accounts and to the practices that have given them their particular identity. Particular attention will be given to John Cassian, St. Augustine, St. Benedict, St. Thomas Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, and Thomas Cranmner.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT2321HS  L0101

Creation, Man/Woman, Sin

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ovey N. Mohammed
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAT2331HS  L0101

Grace and Glory

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The new creation in Christ; God's universal salvific will, the mystery of Christian Justification, the new life in Christ within Church for the world. Eschatology. One midterm test, one mini-synthesis and a final oral examination.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Charles Anang
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAT2401HS  L0101

Ecclesiology

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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. Preference given to St. Augustine’s Seminary Diaconate Formation Diploma students.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Charles Anang
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
SAT2401HS  L4101

Ecclesiology

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · St. Augustine's Aurora Site

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: Saturday, 9:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: January 9, 30, February 20, March 27
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
SMT2404HS  L0101

Ecclesiology

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Jesus' preaching of the reign of God; development of ecclesial structures; ministries in the church; mission, service, and witness in the Church today, contemporary issues leading to and arising from Vatican II. Lectures, discussions, research paper, take-home exam.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAT2432HS  L0101

Sacramental Theology II

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Historical and systematic study of the sacraments of healing (penance and anointing of the sick) and sacraments of growth (marriage and orders) with special consideration of the pastoral viewpoint. Three short papers, seminars, final exam.

Schedule: Friday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Mark Robson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYT2505HS  L0101

Introduction to Anglican Theology: Ways of Reading the Bible in the English Church and Anglican Communion

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This is a survey course in Anglican theology that will involve extensive reading. Using the lens of Scriptural interpretation as a way of approaching the sweep of Anglican theological thinking, this course will survey chronologically a broad range Anglican readers of Scripture in an attempt to gauge the development of the larger religious vision of Anglicanism over time. Beginning with Wycliffe, the course will move through a number of writers into the early 20th century, and end with some recent statements on the reading of Scripture from around the Anglican Communion. Lectures and weekly tutorials on the primary-source readings. Weekly content quizzes; midterm; final exam. Tutorial: 4-5pm.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRT2611HS  L6101

Twentieth Century Anglican Theology

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Online Course

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with some of the theological trends and voices characterizing Anglican theology in the twentieth century, as well as to consider how these voices and movements can be integrated into contemporary pastoral and ministerial practice. Theologians to be studied include: Gore, Underhill, Temple, Mascall, Pittenger, Macquarrie, Sykes, Heyward, Tutu, Williams, and others. Theological trends will include modernism, spirituality, liturgical renewal, Anglo-Catholicism, process thought, incarnation, feminism, political and liberation theology, etc. The course will conclude with a consideration of future trends in Anglican theology. Weekly readings, two short essays, class presentation.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Matthew P. Cadwell
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMT2705HS  L0101

Philosophical Anthropology

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is an introduction to the basic problems in the philosophy of mind. the most important questions studied will be the debate between Dualists and Materialists; the nature of Self-Consciousness; the nature of the Self; Artificial Intelligence and questions of Personal Identity and the Survival of Death. Teaching Methods: Lecture/Class Discussions Means of Evaluation: 2 essays: each essay a 6 to 8 page critical evaluation of a Philosophical Topic (each essay worth 30%), one 2-hour in-class cumulative test (worth 30% )Two short argument summaries of 2 pages each (5% for each summary).

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Jean-Pierre Fortin
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAT2706HS  L0101

Introduction to Metaphysics

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A philosophical examination of some fundamental topics in Christian metaphysics: creation, causality, the problem of evil, and freedom of the will. Readings taken from "classical" Christian theologians such as Augustine, Aquinas and Luther and also from contemporary sources. Lectures, discussions, short papers and final exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Sean Mulrooney
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 12
SAT2707HS  L0101

Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An examination of three different approaches to ethics. First, we will look at the foundations of Western morality through reading Plato's Gorgias; second, at Nietzsche's attack on Western morality in Beyond Good & Evil; and third at Aquinas' treatment of the virtues. Lectures, discussions, short papers, final exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Sean Mulrooney
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 12
WYT2912HS  L6101 · Cancelled on 2009/05/19

The Drama of Christian Ethics

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Online Course

This course is designed as an introduction to the field of Christian ethics, not as a cerebral and academic discipline but as a lived, embodied Christian reality. It is designed with the intent of providing the student with a framework through which to understand what it means to live as the church within the complexities of the social, moral, and political world of the 21st century. The themes of drama, narrative, acting, and especially “improvisation” provide the conceptual lens through which we will engage various ethical complexities such as genetic/bio-ethical issues, sexuality, family and marriage, pacifism and war, or ecological ethics. This will be an online course with a written lecture format, weekly readings, student participation in weekly discussion questions, one minor assignment, and a final major paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Patrick McManus
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20
TRT2951HF  L0101

Twentieth Century Canadian Political Theologies

Offered in Summer 2010  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will consider, in the Canadian context, how the influential Christian political theologies of the 20th century such as the Social Gospel, Christian socialism, liberation theology and their conservative counterpoints might inform a Christian political theology for the 21st century. We will examine how these theologies actually shaped 20th century Canada through the work and lives of such Christians as Tommy Douglas, Ted Scott, Pierre Trudeau, George Grant and others. We will also consider the political role of the Canadian churches.

Schedule: 1800 to 2000 · Begins: 05/13 · Ends: 06/24
Schedule Notes: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Instructors: David Neelands, John Brewin
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Date:  May 26
3000 Level Courses
RGT3115HS  L0101

Vatican II: The Theology and Historical Context of the Documents

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will study the documents of the Second Vatican Council with a view to understanding their theological foundations, their histroical context and development, and their pastoral implications for today's church. 5-page paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Margaret Lavin
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
WYT3215HS  L0101

The Image of God

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A study of different perspectives on the Imago Dei and its implications for theological anthropology. Special attention to the contributions of theologians from both Eastern Orthodox and the West including Gregory of Nyssa, St. Augustine, Thomas a Kempis, Barth, Volf, Zizioulas, and Lossky. Seminar format. Reflection papers, final paper. Restricted to Wycliffe M.Div. Honours students.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Peter Robinson
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 8
RGT3243HS  L0101

Christology

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course invites the student to study the Scriptural sources and dogmatic development of the Church's Christological reflection. Students are helped to develop a systematic understanding of the person and work of Jesus Christ, leading to a personal and critical appropriation of the Christian tradition for pastoral leadership. Reading assignments, short papers, oral exam. Seminar work may require an additional one-hour commitment per week.

AD students enrol in RGT6243HS.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNT3271HS  L0101

Doctrines of Reconciliation

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

AD students enrol in KNT6271HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMT3344HS  L0101

Creation and Eschatology

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Will the universe be destroyed and discarded, or redeemed and transformed with God's consummation of all things? This course considers these and related questions by examining the biblical and philosophical foundations for Christian reflections on the beginning and end of the world; significant historical and contemporary theological contributions (e.g., early Christian apologists, Irenaeus, Augustine, Calvin, Barth, Moltmann, Pannenberg, Ruether, McFague); the significance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ; the influence of modern and postmodern scientific thought, ecological consciousness, and religious pluralism; and the role of apocalyptic thought in contemporary culture. Lectures, class discussion, required and recommended reading, mid-term and final paper. Prerequisite: two courses in systematic theology.

AD students enrol in EMT6344HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Bourgeois
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT3352HS  L0101

Theology of the Spiritual Exercise

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Karl Rahner maintained that the theology of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius had yet to be fully explored. This research seminar will attempt to make some contribution to the task. There will be a detailed analysis of the text to identify the theological issues contained therein. The work of Karl Rahner and Hans Urs von Balthasar will provide additional commentary. Contemporary biblical scholarship, certain reinterpretations and the theological anthropology of John Paul II will provide relevant dialogue partners. Participation is by permission of the professor, preference will be given to those who have made the Spiritual Exercises.

AD students enrol in RGT6352HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Previously taught at the 5000 level.
SMT3370HS  L0101

Spirituality and Ecology: Integration and Implications

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

AD students enrol in SMT6370HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
RGT3404HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/11/24

Communion Ecclesiology

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A sampling of various modern approaches to communion ecclesiology in Western Christian and Eastern Orthodox theologians. History of communion ecclesiology and its relationship to ecumenism. Lectures, seminars, synthesis papers, research paper. Prerequisite: Two introductory courses in Theology.

AD students enrol in RGT6404HS.

Schedule: Friday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TXT3408HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/05/21

Sacramental Theology: Baptism, Eucharist, and other Signs of the Gospel

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A course which explores the theological rationale of sacraments, with special attention given to Anglican perspectives on the nature of sacraments in general, as well as their relation to the life and mission of the Church. Students will engage the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist both as specific church practices and in their relation to one another. Students will be expected to read a range of representative authors and texts, both Anglican and non-Anglican. Lecture and seminar discussion. Four short discussion papers (or two extended essays). Final viva voce examination.

AD students enrol in TXT6408HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina, Stephen J. Reynolds
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMT3411HS  L0101

Theology of the Holy Spirit

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An exploration of the biblical, historical, liturgical, spiritual, and theological perspectives on the Holy Spirit. This course provides an overview of the development of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. It also aims at highlighting the relevance and centrality of pneumatology in all areas of theology. Method: required readings, seminar discussions, lectures. Evaluation: participation, seminar leadership, short assignment, research paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Darren Dias
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT3553HS  L0101

Aquinas on the Incarnation

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A text based seminar examining Aquinas' theology of the Incarnation in the Summa Theologiae. Students will develop critical reading skills and familiarity with the grammatical, rhetorical and dialectical dimensions of Aquinas' systematics. Basic Degree: Short papers, reading assignments, major paper. Advanced degree: three shorter papers, classroom presentation, reading assignments, major research paper.

AD students enrol in RGT6553HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT3571HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/01/08

Method in Theology

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Reading and discussion of Bernard Lonergan's "Method in Theology." Lectures and seminars, written assignments. Offered in alternate years. AD students enrol in RGT5578HS.

Schedule: Friday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gordon Rixon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMT3617HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/03/31

Islam: History, Doctrine, and Practice

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course serves as an introduction to the highly relevant Islamic faith and culture. It will cover the historical evolution as its doctrine and life. Beginning with its emergence with the Prophet, his revelation and early community, its spread under the caliphs, the fixation of the Qu’ran, and its subsequent historical development: the Umayyad, Abbasid, Famitid, Mamluk, Ottoman, and contemporary periods. Alongside this historical aspect, a systematic reflection on the main principles of Islamic faith, its theology and piety, its life, observances and festivals, and not least, its interaction with other religions in the modern world, chiefly Christianity, will be engaged. Discussions, presentations. One essay.

AD students enrol in SMT6617HS.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pablo Argárate
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical, Pastoral Theology
SMT3642HS  L0101

Issues in Christian-Jewish Dialogue

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Since Vatican II Catholic Christians have been encouraged to establish and sustain friendly and fruitful relationships with Jews. This course explores some major issues affecting the Christian-Jewish dialogue. They include anti-Judaism and the New Testament; Church Fathers; Christian persecution of Jews; theological issues such as the unity of God, anthropology, the Messiah, Torah; covenant theories; theological significance of Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Jewish views on Jesus Christ and Christianity; Christian approaches to Judaism; official Roman Catholic-Jewish Dialogue. Method: required readings, lectures, seminars. Evaluation: participation, seminar leadership, short assignment, research paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Darren Dias
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAT3643HS  L0101

Theology of Religions and Interfaith Dialogue

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course introduces the major religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam in detail and also others in brief) of the world -- their historical setting, basic principles, significant features, Holy Scriptures, theology, etc -- and a Christian perspective on them with an urgency to enter into interfaith dialogue and peaceful coexistence.

Schedule: Friday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ephrem Nariculam
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
SMT3653HS  L0101

Interpreting Contemporary Christianity

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course introduces students into a creative dialogue between African and Western Christianity. We shall concentrate on Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa (East, West, and Southern Africa), and Christianity in Quebec, the rest of Canada, United States, and Ireland. Topics to be covered include: the Western missionary factor in African Christianity, trends in African Christianity, emerging African theologies, the social context of faith in Africa, and the contribution of African Christianity to the nature and shape of contemporary Christianity. The course will also engage the reality of a post-Western Christianity and post-Christian Western societies for the practice of the faith and theologies in Canada, the US and Ireland. In addition, the course will examine the dynamics of Christianity in Canada, USA, and Ireland as representative countries in Western Christianity, and the possibility of a mutual dialogue and penetration between African and Western Christianity. The course will answer the following questions: What has African Christianity gained from Western Christianity? What is the present state of the Christian faith in sub-Saharan Africa? What are the problems and challenges facing African Christianity and what tools can be developed from mission studies to meet them? What can African Christianity teach Western Christianity? What can Western Christianity teach African Christianity? What are the dynamics of Christian contraction in Canada, the USA and Ireland as representatives of a post-Christian West, and a post-Western Christianity?

The course has a missional and ecumenical orientation, and will adopt a hermeneutical and practical methodology as well as quantitative and qualitative pedagogical approaches. The course is interdisciplinary and could be listed in the theological department and will be cross-listed to historical and pastoral departments.

Each student will be required to write an analysis of an article or book from the course bibliography (25%), a position paper for a seminar presentation (25%), and a major research paper (50%). The seminar presentation will be based on a practical pastoral challenge or problematic which the student brings up from the course material or his or her Christian tradition.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
EMT3672HS  L0101

Theology, Violence, and Peace

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course explores theological reflection in relation to violence and peace, particularly in Christian traditions. Theories of violence and non-violence as well as case studies from the past and present will provide the means to investigate the ways faith-based claims justify or promote enmity and hostility and/or hospitality and peacemaking in Christian practice. Attention may be given to violence/peace in connection with theologies of revelation and atonement; justice/love; gender, race, ethnicity, class, and disability; Empire and globalization processes; interfaith relations with Jewish, Muslim, and Canadian Aboriginal communities; and the possibility of forgiveness and reconciliation. Lectures, discussions, journal exercises, book review, presentation, and final research paper.

AD students enrol in EMT6672HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Thomas E. Reynolds
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD 8; BD 16)
RGT3706HS  L0101

Ignatian Contribution to Contemporary Ecclesiology

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course evaluates the Ignatian contribution to comtemporary ecclesiology. Utilizing key texts it situates Ignatius' sense of "Church" and the Society of Jesus relationship to the Church. Explores key issues and potential problems faced by a twenty-first-century reader of Ignatius. Engagement with contemporary Jesuit theologians, and the writings of Pope John Paul II and Cardinal Ratzinger. Mid-term paper, research paper, oral exam, class participation.

AD students enrol in RGT6706HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
ICT3730HS  L0101

The Divine (At) Risk? Open Theism, Classical Theism and Beyond

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2005 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Did God take a risk in creating the world? How are divine and human freedom related? Can we confess God’s sovereignty in the face of evil? This course will explore the different ways in which the God of history is viewed by advocates and critics of “Open Theism.” Our examination will stimulate our own reflections on how we might best understand and, indeed, image God’s love, knowledge and power.

AD students enrol in ICT6730HS.

Schedule: Monday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Nicholas Ansell
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICT3732HS  L0101

Imagining the World with Ricoeur

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2006 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will focus on two of Ricoeur’s essay collections, From Text to Action and Figuring the Sacred. Students will explore the general shape of Ricoeur’s heremeneutical phenomenology, including such themes as textual interpretation, action, explanation, understanding, ideology, and utopia. From there, the course will focus on Ricoeur’s thoughts concerning the disclosive force of religious texts in particular, including his understanding of the way Christian communities might best face the task of appropriating a textual heritage from which time has distanced them, and concerning which they may have lost a certain original naivety. Imagining the world with Ricoeur, we will discuss how his recommendations contribute to our effort to find meaning and inspiration amidst the crises and fragmentations that run through contemporary life. Course evaluation is weighted as follows: Class participation: 20%; Seminar Leadership: 30%; Paper: 50%.

AD students enrol in ICT6732HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Ronald Kuipers
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICT3776HS  L0101

Feminist Social Thought

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will explore current contributions to the field of feminist social thought. We will read from figures such as Gloria Anzaldu, Seyla Benhabib, Judith Butler, Nancy Fraser, and Chandra Mohanty on various ways of understanding the relationships between gendered identities and sociopolitical states of affairs.

AD students enrol in ICT6776HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Shannon Hoff
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT3790YS  L0101

MTS Synthesis Paper

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

MTS Synthesis Paper

Schedule: · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · Two Credits
WYT3805HS  L0101

Postmodernity and a Christian Worldview

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Postmodernity as a cultural phenomenon, implications in various areas of cultural endeavour (including politics, philosophy, psychology, theology, the arts, and science), and work toward an integral Christian worldview that gives guidance in a post-modern world. A particular concern will be to plumb the resources of Scripture for such a cultural context.

AD students enrol in WYT6805HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Brian Walsh
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICT3829HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/06/12

Theologies of Art: Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will explore significant ways that Christians have theologized the arts, artistry and art culture. The course will compare the varieties of theologies that have emerged from within the Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox traditions. The study will involve looking at paintings, icons, altarpieces, and socially and culturally engaged works of art as well as pertinent theological writings. Format: lectures, readings and discussions. Evaluation: class participation, presentation and a final paper.

AD students enrol in ICT6829HS.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRT3836HS  L0101

Theology of Music

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · 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. Class participation, major essay, final examination.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, Room 340
SMT3866HS  L0101

New Heaven / New Earth

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A variant reading of the Genesis story of creation and fall speaks of the process of humans’ maturing, becoming like God, in their knowledge of good and evil and capacities to act, and the implications–for good and ill–of their choices for all of creation.  This reading seems especially challenging today in the midst of debates about the direction and control of scientific research, the development of promising and frightening new technologies, conflicts over “globalization,” and growing gaps between rich and poor.  These debates are filled with images of God-like powers of discovery and invention, fantastic new technologies, medical miracles, unlimited progress, and a new golden era of affluence and ease; some even point to the emergence of humanly-engineered successor species and a transhuman or posthuman future.  At the same time, these debates are haunted with images of widening gaps in incomes and wealth, growing suffering, deepening turmoil and chaos, apocalypse.  Through seminars on significant debates about  knowledge explosions, new technologies, multiple and uneven globalization(s), and alternative futures, and re-readings of biblical texts, we will probe the specifically theological/spiritual dimensions of these debates, with special reference to images of “playing God,” de-creation and re-creation or Genesis II, transcendence through technology, and hope that “another world is possible.” Readings, class participation, short papers, and (for AD students) research paper - adult learning process.

AD students enrol in SMT6866HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Lee F. Cormie
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRT3878HS  L0101

Towards a Christian Political Economy: The Writings of Bob Goudzwaard

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Bob Goudzwaard has been a leading Christian political economist in the Netherlands for the last forty years. Professor Emeritus of the Free University of Amsterdam, former member of parliament, advisor to political parties, think tanks and NGO’s around the world, Goudzwaard has had a profound influence in shaping a Christian political-economic imagination. In this course we will read Goudzwaard’s most important books and articles (in translation) and have the opportunity to spend four seminars in conversation with him while he is in Toronto in January and February. Lectures, seminars, student seminars. Means of evaluation: Seminar participation, presentations and major essay.

AD students enrol in TRT6878HS.

Schedule: Monday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Brian Walsh
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMT3925HS  L0101

Justice:Indiv/Social

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Case study approach to justice in speech and communication, economic transactions, duties of employers and employees, professional ethics, etc. Case study presentation by students. Prerequisite: fundamental ethics or equivalent.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Moira McQueen
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
SAT3932HS  L0101

Sexuality & Marriage

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Basis of sexuality and marriage in a Christian context and selected issues in these fields. Readings, lectures, discussions, paper, final exam. Prerequisite: Fundamental Christian Ethics.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Patricia Murphy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMT3934HS  L0101

Good Sex: Sexuality in Ethical Perspective

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

To deepen awareness of personal, social, cultural, and religious dimensions of sexuality, especially as these affect selfhood and community, this course explores the meaning and requirements of sexual justice for churches and civil society. Students will aim to frame a constructive Christian sexual ethic. Seminar presentations, book review and major paper.

AD students enrol in EMT6934HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marilyn J. Legge
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMT3955HS  L0101

Approaches to Ecological Ethics

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will consider issues and documents that will help the student to develop an understanding of the ecological crisis as well as ethical and theological responses to it. Topics will include: the new cosmology; ecofeminism; the limitations of a human-centred ethics; issues of economic, social, and gender justice; and environmental-human health issues. Short papers; integration paper.

AD students enrol in SMT6955HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMT3967HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/12/02

Community & Ethics in the City

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2006 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will explore the importance and challenges of community in contemporary Christian ethics. It examines the relation between theo-ethical reflection and social location, including one’s own and students will clarify their stances through engaging a range of  perspectives. We will do close readings of selected texts, develop skills to discern and evaluate various proposals and approaches, and give special attention to implications for shaping ecclesiologies and ministries in a postmodern, globalized world.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marilyn J. Legge
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT3991HS  L0101

Questions in Sexual Ethics

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Readings in contemporary concerns in Roman Catholic sexual ethics and their systematic development. Permission of professor is required.

AD students enrol in RGT6991HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: John Berkman
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
5000 Level Courses
ICT5220HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/06/12

God/Sex/Word/Flesh: Gender, Theology and the Body

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2006 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

How is our agenda for theology related to our gender? Is ‘God’ a male word? Is the ‘Word made flesh’ a male God? Does the experience of women change how God is (made) known? Is sexuality embraced by the resurrection? Attentive to the work of feminist theologians and biblical scholars, we will attempt to develop an ‘embodied’ theology open to the biblical vision that God will be ‘all in all’.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Nicholas Ansell
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYT5410HS  L0101

The Church Evangelical and Catholic

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMT5510HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/03/17

Nineteenth-Century Protestant Theology

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An overview of major developments in Protestant theology in the 19th century, emphasizing issues in Christology and soteriology, eschatology and theology of history, theology and social justice, and theology and science, and focusing on the work of theologians such as Horace Bushnell, F. D. Maurice, Albrecht Ritschl, Adolf Harnack, and Ernst Troeltsch. Lectures, discussion, student presentations and papers.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Bourgeois
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 10 · Crosslisted to: Historical
WYT5576HS  L0101

Karl Barth on the Doctrine of Incarnation and the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This seminar course will examine the following topics in Barth’s Church Dogmatics I/2 : Jesus Christ as the objective revelation of God, God’s time and human time, Jesus Christ as true God and true human, the virgin birth, the Holy Spirit as the subjective revelation of God, the abolition of religion, the life of the children of God. Weekly readings; class presentation; oral examination.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Demson
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT5578HS  L0101

Lonergan's Method in Theology

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

Schedule: Friday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Gordon Rixon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
TRT5579HS  L0101

Kierkegaard's Studies

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Central ideas in the Kierkegaard corpus and their relevance to contemporary theological and philosophical concerns. Introductory lecture, seminar discussion of readings, discussions, one major term paper.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Abrahim H. Khan
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, Room 212
SMT5603HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/09/03

New Voices in Theology II: Advanced Studies

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course provides an opportunity to address in greater focus and depth issues of the "new" and "newer" voices in theology: liberation and contextual theologies in the global South (including US Black and womanist theologies, Hispanic theologies, Canadian-Asian and US-Asian theologies), feminist theologies, eco-theologies, indigenous spiritualities, LGBTQ theologies, and social ethics. First third of course will focus on reviews of: the emergence and development of these "new" theologies; key methodological issues (epistemological/ hermeneutical privilege(s) of the oppressed; postcolonialism, decolonialism); resurgence of social movements and emergent global civil society; recent dialogues and new initiatives (religious diversity, inter-culturality). Remaining classes provide opportunities for students (individually or in teams) to present their own in-depth research on specific topics. Class participation; seminar; research paper

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Lee F. Cormie
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRT5625HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/05/05

Enemies of God: Religion and Violence in a (Post) Modern Time

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The relationship of religion and violence infuses most of the world’s known religions on the levels of history, practice and belief. This course will explore the internal dynamics of religious violence and religious terror/terrorism from comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives. A major course theme will focus on the internal dialectic in religion that strives to strengthen a sense of identity and agency within the believing community while evacuating individual difference either through internal suppression or projective dissociation. The course will also consider the conflict between religion and (post)modernity that fuels some expressions of contemporary religious violence, and will consider ways in which religion may contribute more effectively toward peaceful, democratic and egalitarian relationships and ways of life.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marsha A. Hewitt
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICT5715HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/06/12

Theories of Globalization: Capitalism, Culture, and Democracy

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2006 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Two concepts mark sites of contention in contemporary social theory: “globalization” and “democracy.” Whereas the first points to an incessant flow of capital and information technologies across national and cultural borders, the second suggests modes of participation that resist state or market imperatives. This seminar works toward a normative theory and critique of the current world order. 

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Lambert Zuidervaart
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRT5867HS  L0101

Religious Pluralism as Theological Challenge

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · 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, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Abrahim H. Khan
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, Room 212
EMT5931HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/06/02

Postcolonial Theories, Intercultural Theologies and Ethics

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Intercultural refers to mutually reciprocal relationships among and between cultures. This course explores postcolonial theories, theologies and ethics as critical resources for intercultural practices. We will investigate how culture is variously understood and emphasize questions of the politics of location; the power of difference; an ethics of ambiguity and perseverance; identity and knowledge formation in global, local and transnational contexts; living with complex difference, dislocation and connection; the negotiation of shared meanings through discourses of class, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality, and place; and, to keep our feet on the ground, what is at stake in Canadian discourses of multicultural and postcolonial discourses for becoming intercultural communities. In-class practice will include honing collegial skills of intellectual life based on comprehension of and critical engagement with texts and learning to be self-reflexive and to communicate one’s own stance in relation to others. Lectures, discussions, book review, presentation, and final research paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marilyn J. Legge
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 12
TRT5948HS  L0101

Critical Theory & Feminist Religious Thought

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Inquiry into the role and meaning of religion in a post/metaphysical, post/secular time within the frameworks of critical theory, psychoanalysis and ethics. Authors include Horkheimer, Adorno, Benjamin, Freud, Habermas and their theological/religious interlocutors, i.e. Charles Davis, Elisabeth Schuessler Fiorenza, Hent de Vries. Major paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marsha A. Hewitt
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, Room 212
6000 Level Courses
RGT6243HS  L0101

Christology

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

This course invites the student to study the Scriptural sources and dogmatic development of the Church's Christological reflection. Students are helped to develop a systematic understanding of the person and work of Jesus Christ, leading to a personal and critical appropriation of the Christian tradition for pastoral leadership. Reading assignments, short papers, oral exam. Seminar work may require an additional one-hour commitment per week.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3243HS.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNT6271HS  L0101

Doctrines of Reconciliation

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in KNT3271HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMT6344HS  L0101

Creation and Eschatology

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Will the universe be destroyed and discarded, or redeemed and transformed with God's consummation of all things? This course considers these and related questions by examining the biblical and philosophical foundations for Christian reflections on the beginning and end of the world; significant historical and contemporary theological contributions (e.g., early Christian apologists, Irenaeus, Augustine, Calvin, Barth, Moltmann, Pannenberg, Ruether, McFague); the significance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ; the influence of modern and postmodern scientific thought, ecological consciousness, and religious pluralism; and the role of apocalyptic thought in contemporary culture. Lectures, class discussion, required and recommended reading, mid-term and final paper, and optional class presentation.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMT3344HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Bourgeois
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT6352HS  L0101

Theology of the Spiritual Exercise

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Karl Rahner maintained that the theology of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius had yet to be fully explored. This research seminar will attempt to make some contribution to the task. There will be a detailed analysis of the text to identify the theological issues contained therein. The work of Karl Rahner and Hans Urs von Balthasar will provide additional commentary. Contemporary biblical scholarship, certain reinterpretations and the theological anthropology of John Paul II will provide relevant dialogue partners. Participation is by permission of the professor, preference will be given to those who have made the Spiritual Exercises.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3352HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Previously taught at the 5000 level.
SMT6370HS  L0101

Spirituality and Ecology: Integration and Implications

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3370HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
RGT6404HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/11/24

Communion Ecclesiology

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A sampling of various modern approaches to communion ecclesiology in Western Christian and Eastern Orthodox theologians. History of communion ecclesiology and its relationship to ecumenism. Lectures, seminars, synthesis papers, research paper. Prerequisite: Two introductory courses in Theology.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3404HS.

Schedule: Friday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TXT6408HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/05/21

Sacramental Theology: Baptism, Eucharist, and other Signs of the Gospel

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

A course which explores the theological rationale of sacraments, with special attention given to Anglican perspectives on the nature of sacraments in general, as well as their relation to the life and mission of the Church. Students will engage the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist both as specific church practices and in their relation to one another. Students will be expected to read a range of representative authors and texts, both Anglican and non-Anglican. Lecture and seminar discussion. Four short discussion papers (or two extended essays). Final viva voce examination.

Basic Degree students enrol in TXT3408HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina, Stephen J. Reynolds
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT6553HS  L0101

Aquinas on the Incarnation

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

A text based seminar examining Aquinas' theology of the Incarnation in the Summa Theologiae. Students will develop critical reading skills and familiarity with the grammatical, rhetorical and dialectical dimensions of Aquinas' systematics. Basic Degree: Short papers, reading assignments, major paper. Advanced degree: three shorter papers, classroom presentation, reading assignments, major research paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3553HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMT6617HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/03/31

Islam: History, Doctrine, and Practice

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course serves as an introduction to the highly relevant Islamic faith and culture. It will cover the historical evolution as its doctrine and life. Beginning with its emergence with the Prophet, his revelation and early community, its spread under the caliphs, the fixation of the Qu’ran, and its subsequent historical development: the Umayyad, Abbasid, Famitid, Mamluk, Ottoman, and contemporary periods. Alongside this historical aspect, a systematic reflection on the main principles of Islamic faith, its theology and piety, its life, observances and festivals, and not least, its interaction with other religions in the modern world, chiefly Christianity, will be engaged. Discussions, presentations. One essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3617HS.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pablo Argárate
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical, Pastoral Theology
EMT6672HS  L0101

Theology, Violence, and Peace

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course explores theological reflection in relation to violence and peace, particularly in Christian traditions. Theories of violence and non-violence as well as case studies from the past and present will provide the means to investigate the ways faith-based claims justify or promote enmity and hostility and/or hospitality and peacemaking in Christian practice. Attention may be given to violence/peace in connection with theologies of revelation and atonement; justice/love; gender, race, ethnicity, class, and disability; Empire and globalization processes; interfaith relations with Jewish, Muslim, and Canadian Aboriginal communities; and the possibility of forgiveness and reconciliation. Lectures, discussions, journal exercises, book review, presentation, and final research paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMT3672HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Thomas E. Reynolds
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD 8; BD 16)
RGT6706HS  L0101

Ignatian Contribution to Contemporary Ecclesiology

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

The course evaluates the Ignatian contribution to comtemporary ecclesiology. Utilizing key texts it situates Ignatius' sense of "Church" and the Society of Jesus relationship to the Church. Explores key issues and potential problems faced by a twenty-first-century reader of Ignatius. Engagement with contemporary Jesuit theologians, and the writings of Pope John Paul II and Cardinal Ratzinger. Mid-term paper, research paper, oral exam, class participation.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3706HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
ICT6730HS  L0101

The Divine (At) Risk? Open Theism, Classical Theism and Beyond

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Did God take a risk in creating the world? How are divine and human freedom related? Can we confess God’s sovereignty in the face of evil? This course will explore the different ways in which the God of history is viewed by advocates and critics of “Open Theism.” Our examination will stimulate our own reflections on how we might best understand and, indeed, image God’s love, knowledge and power.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3730HS.

Schedule: Monday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Nicholas Ansell
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICT6732HS  L0101

Imagining the World with Ricoeur

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will focus on two of Ricoeur’s essay collections, From Text to Action and Figuring the Sacred. Students will explore the general shape of Ricoeur’s heremeneutical phenomenology, including such themes as textual interpretation, action, explanation, understanding, ideology, and utopia. From there, the course will focus on Ricoeur’s thoughts concerning the disclosive force of religious texts in particular, including his understanding of the way Christian communities might best face the task of appropriating a textual heritage from which time has distanced them, and concerning which they may have lost a certain original naivety. Imagining the world with Ricoeur, we will discuss how his recommendations contribute to our effort to find meaning and inspiration amidst the crises and fragmentations that run through contemporary life. Course evaluation is weighted as follows: Class participation: 20%; Seminar Leadership: 30%; Paper: 50%.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3732HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Ronald Kuipers
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICT6776HS  L0101

Feminist Social Thought

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

This course will explore current contributions to the field of feminist social thought. We will read from figures such as Gloria Anzaldu, Seyla Benhabib, Judith Butler, Nancy Fraser, and Chandra Mohanty on various ways of understanding the relationships between gendered identities and sociopolitical states of affairs.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3776HS.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Shannon Hoff
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYT6805HS  L0101

Postmodernity and a Christian Worldview

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

Postmodernity as a cultural phenomenon, implications in various areas of cultural endeavour (including politics, philosophy, psychology, theology, the arts, and science), and work toward an integral Christian worldview that gives guidance in a post-modern world. A particular concern will be to plumb the resources of Scripture for such a cultural context.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYT3805HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Brian Walsh
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICT6829HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/06/12

Theologies of Art: Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox

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

The course will explore significant ways that Christians have theologized the arts, artistry and art culture. The course will compare the varieties of theologies that have emerged from within the Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox traditions. The study will involve looking at paintings, icons, altarpieces, and socially and culturally engaged works of art as well as pertinent theological writings. Format: lectures, readings and discussions. Evaluation: class participation, presentation and a final paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3829HS.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMT6866HS  L0101

New Heaven / New Earth

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A variant reading of the Genesis story of creation and fall speaks of the process of humans’ maturing, becoming like God, in their knowledge of good and evil and capacities to act, and the implications–for good and ill–of their choices for all of creation.  This reading seems especially challenging today in the midst of debates about the direction and control of scientific research, the development of promising and frightening new technologies, conflicts over “globalization,” and growing gaps between rich and poor.  These debates are filled with images of God-like powers of discovery and invention, fantastic new technologies, medical miracles, unlimited progress, and a new golden era of affluence and ease; some even point to the emergence of humanly-engineered successor species and a transhuman or posthuman future.  At the same time, these debates are haunted with images of widening gaps in incomes and wealth, growing suffering, deepening turmoil and chaos, apocalypse.  Through seminars on significant debates about  knowledge explosions, new technologies, multiple and uneven globalization(s), and alternative futures, and re-readings of biblical texts, we will probe the specifically theological/spiritual dimensions of these debates, with special reference to images of “playing God,” de-creation and re-creation or Genesis II, transcendence through technology, and hope that “another world is possible.” Readings, class participation, short papers, and (for AD students) research paper - adult learning process.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3866HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Lee F. Cormie
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRT6878HS  L0101

Towards a Christian Political Economy: The Writings of Bob Goudzwaard

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Bob Goudzwaard has been a leading Christian political economist in the Netherlands for the last forty years. Professor Emeritus of the Free University of Amsterdam, former member of parliament, advisor to political parties, think tanks and NGO’s around the world, Goudzwaard has had a profound influence in shaping a Christian political-economic imagination. In this course we will read Goudzwaard’s most important books and articles (in translation) and have the opportunity to spend four seminars in conversation with him while he is in Toronto in January and February. Lectures, seminars, student seminars. Means of evaluation: Seminar participation, presentations and major essay.

Schedule: Monday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Brian Walsh
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMT6934HS  L0101

Good Sex: Sexuality in Ethical Perspective

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

To deepen awareness of personal, social, cultural, and religious dimensions of sexuality, especially as these affect selfhood and community, this course explores the meaning and requirements of sexual justice for churches and civil society. Students will aim to frame a constructive Christian sexual ethic. Seminar presentations, book review and major paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMT3934HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marilyn J. Legge
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMT6955HS  L0101

Approaches to Ecological Ethics

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

The course will consider issues and documents that will help the student to develop an understanding of the ecological crisis as well as ethical and theological responses to it. Topics will include: the new cosmology; ecofeminism; the limitations of a human-centred ethics; issues of economic, social, and gender justice; and environmental-human health issues. Short papers; integration paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3955HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT6991HS  L0101

Questions in Sexual Ethics

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

Readings in contemporary concerns in Roman Catholic sexual ethics and their systematic development. Permission of professor is required.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3991HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: John Berkman
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Biblical Crosslisted Courses
KNB5931HS  L0101

Biblical Textuality, Knowledge, Power and Meaning

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An exploration of biblical textuality, its reconstruction in the form of western knowledge/power, and its role in the formation of existential meaning, through a guided reading of phenomenology, poststructuralism, feminist criticism, and postcolonial criticism. Seminar. 4 exploration papers, class participation.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Historical Crosslisted Courses
TRH2061HS  L6101

The Birth of Theology

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Online Course

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Neelands
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
TRH2061HS  L0101

The Birth of Theology

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, Room 213
TRH3236HS  L0101

Richard Hooker

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

AD students enrol in TRH6236HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, Room 212
ICH3351HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/06/12

Faithful Thinking and World Orientation: Augustine, Aquinas, Dooyeweerd, Olthuis

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course examines four temporally and culturally distinct examples of Christian thinking about God, self and world. It takes up one ancient, one medieval, one modern and one "postmodern" thinker and compares how they frame their thinking with respect to their scholarly world and the pre- and post-Christian elements characteristic of it. It compares their respective attempts to speak of the problematics signaled by the terms God, self and world: a. knowledge as religious, b. self as simultaneously divine image and part of a world of creatures, c. the social world as the field within which God, self and world intersect.

AD students enrol in ICH6351HS.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Robert Sweetman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
RGH3755HS  L0101

Theology & Spirituality of Icons

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Emphasis on the history of the iconoclastic controversy and ecumenical councils, especially for the development of Christology. Readings from Nicaea II, Theodore the Studite, John of Damascus and Theodore Abu Qurrah. Iconography and spirituality. Church visit. Lectures-seminar, reflection papers, major paper. Prerequisite: Three courses from the Theological or Historical departments.

AD students enrol in RGH6755HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
ICH5017HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/06/12

Spiritual Exercise as Christian Philosophy from Augustine to Bonaventure

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2005 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This seminar will examine philosophical texts that give a central place to spiritual exercises. The tradition of such exercises will be traced back to its roots in Hellenism and medieval Augustinianism via texts of Augustine, Anselm and Bonaventure. Thereby, participants take up anew ancient questions surrounding the forms of discourse appropriate to philosophy.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Robert Sweetman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
SMH5701HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/03/31

Athanasius of Alexandria

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

In the dramatic half century that followed the council of Nicaea in the fourth century, Athanasius rallied the theologians that sought a creative adhesion to the Nicene Creed. In doing this, he delved into the mystery of the Incarnation of the Lord and later on of the divinity of the Holy Spirit. In addition to this, he was instrumental in canalizing the momentum of monastic emergence into the Church, mainly through his “Life of Anthony.” The course will engage in a detailed and contextualized reading of his main works and their relevance for the theological enterprise. Discussions, presentations. One essay.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Pablo Argárate
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
TRH6236HS  L0101

Richard Hooker

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in TRH3236HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, Room 212
ICH6351HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/06/12

Faithful Thinking and World Orientation: Augustine, Aquinas, Dooyeweerd, Olthuis

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

This course examines four temporally and culturally distinct examples of Christian thinking about God, self and world. It takes up one ancient, one medieval, one modern and one "postmodern" thinker and compares how they frame their thinking with respect to their scholarly world and the pre- and post-Christian elements characteristic of it. It compares their respective attempts to speak of the problematics signaled by the terms God, self and world: a. knowledge as religious, b. self as simultaneously divine image and part of a world of creatures, c. the social world as the field within which God, self and world intersect.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICH3351HS.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Robert Sweetman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
RGH6755HS  L0101

Theology & Spirituality of Icons

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Emphasis on the history of the iconoclastic controversy and ecumenical councils, especially for the development of Christology. Readings from Nicaea II, Theodore the Studite, John of Damascus and Theodore Abu Qurrah.

Iconography and spirituality. Church visit. Lectures-seminar, reflection papers, major paper. Prerequisite: Three courses from the Theological or Historical departments.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGH3755HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Interdisciplinary Crosslisted Courses
SMJ3801HS  L0101

Using the Bible

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The Bible has been used to support all kinds of perspectives with varying degrees of responsibility. This course looks at the  use of the Bible in theological arguments. It will examine how the  Bible is APPLIED in conciliar and other church documents, as well as in  statements by ecumenical groups, sermons, and film. Some attention will be given to the variety of interpretive  methods in the history of the Church, but the main focus is the use (and abuse) of the Bible in contemporary theological argumentation. Topics include, e.g., Eucharistic debates, Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, the role of women in the Church, and responses to war. Drawing on the rich variety of contemporary hermeneutical options, the  course aims to enrich students' exegetical skills and critical ability when making theological arguments and using church documents. The course is team-taught by a Lutheran professor of New Testament and a Catholic professor of theology. Lectures, discussions, short papers, final take-home exam.

AD students enrol in SMJ6801HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: , Colleen Shantz
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical, Theological
SMJ6801HS  L0101

Using the Bible

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The Bible has been used to support all kinds of perspectives with varying degrees of responsibility. This course looks at the  use of the Bible in theological arguments. It will examine how the  Bible is APPLIED in conciliar and other church documents, as well as in  statements by ecumenical groups, sermons, and film. Some attention will be given to the variety of interpretive  methods in the history of the Church, but the main focus is the use (and abuse) of the Bible in contemporary theological argumentation. Topics include, e.g., Eucharistic debates, Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, the role of women in the Church, and responses to war. Drawing on the rich variety of contemporary hermeneutical options, the  course aims to enrich students' exegetical skills and critical ability when making theological arguments and using church documents. The course is team-taught by a Lutheran professor of New Testament and a Catholic professor of theology. Lectures, discussions, short papers, final take-home exam.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMJ3801HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: , Colleen Shantz
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical, Theological
Pastoral Theology Crosslisted Courses
RGP3207HS  L0101

Spirituality and Suffering

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A critical exploration of religious responses to suffering. Focal issues will include the relation of love and spiritual transformation to suffering, the role of religious models or exemplars of suffering, and religious experience and the problems of theodicy. Readings will include works by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Dorothee Soelle and Simone Weil, as well as other selections drawn from the Christian, Buddhist, and Jewish traditions. Lectures, discussion, critical reflection papers.

AD students enrol in RGP6207HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
RGP3212YS  L0101

Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Intensive analysis of structure, content and spirituality of the Ignatian Exercises as a background for general ministry of spiritual growth and ministry in the church. Lecture and discussion. Class participation and short papers. Intended primarily for those who seek to direct the Exercises. Permission of the instructor required.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 18:30
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · Two Credits · Crosslisted to: Theological
RGP3270HS  L0101

Discerning the Signs of the Times

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Exposes students to contemporary forms of critical and cultural analysis, using the analysis to look at spirituality and exposing students to contemporary manifestations of spirituality in a post-modern age. Eight reflection papers; class participation.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
RGP3281HS  L0101

Religious Experience in the World's Religions

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
SMP3402HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/05/27

Theology of Ministry as Leadership

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2005 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Explores biblical foundations, selected historical issues, current theological understandings of ministry as leadership in church and society. Considers such themes as discipleship, vocation, lay ecclesial identity, collaboration and responsibility in ministry. Lectures, discussion, seminar, presentation, essay.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Mary Ellen Sheehan
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
RGP6207HS  L0101

Spirituality and Suffering

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A critical exploration of religious responses to suffering. Focal issues will include the relation of love and spiritual transformation to suffering, the role of religious models or exemplars of suffering, and religious experience and the problems of theodicy. Readings will include works by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Dorothee Soelle and Simone Weil, as well as other selections drawn from the Christian, Buddhist, and Jewish traditions. Lectures, discussion, critical reflection papers.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3207HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological

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