Historical Courses for the 2011 Summer Session

Course Listings by Level

1000 Level Courses
TRH1010HF  L0101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

From the subapostolic age to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam. Attendance at lectures, participation in discussions, one book review, final exam (part multiple choice and part synoptic essay) In lieu of a final exam, an academic paper on a topic agreed to by the instructor may be submitted within the month following the course's end.

Schedule: 9:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 05/02 · Ends: 05/12
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday first week. Monday through Thursday second week.
Instructors: Robert Black
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline: May 5, 2011
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building, Room 212.
2000 Level Courses
TRH2134HF  L6101

Celtic Christianity

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Online Course

The contemporary revival of interest in the Celtic world is a feature of our age. Heightened interest has led to the appropriation of the Celtic tradition for different purposes by different interest groups. The result at a popular level has been that the historical reality of Celtic Christianity is increasingly elusive as claims made about it become exaggerated. The purpose of this course is to situate the Celtic Christian experience of the spiritual in the context of its development in Ireland between the 5th and the 12th centuries. Topics addressed include the transition from pagan to Christian, monasticism, creativity and art, prayer, scripture, and evangelism. Attention is also given to the pattern of revivals over the centuries and connections between postmodernism and the Celtic tradition. Discussion forums, short papers.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 04/18 · Ends: 05/27
Instructors: Thomas P. Power
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 13 · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline: April 28, 2011
TRH2210HY  L6101

History of Christianity III (1648-present)

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Online Course

This introductory course examines the history of Christianity from the Peace of Westphalia (1648) to the end of the twentieth century. As will be demonstrated throughout the course, the major catalyst for change has been, and continues to be, the constant tension between the inherently static nature of the historic Church and the forces of modernity. Throughout the course we will see how modern culture, which includes but is not limited to, contemporary politics, philosophy, literature, and painting, exercised an overwhelming influence on the development of eighteenth-century, nineteenth-century, and twentieth-century Christianity. Two short research summaries submitted online (40%), participation (20%), final exam submitted online (40%)

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/02 · Ends: 07/25
Schedule Notes: May 2 through July 25; Mondays
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline:  May 26, 2011
SAH2224HF  L6101

20th Century Church History, 1900-1960

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Online Course

Sketches 4 major cultural challenges facing the pre-Vatican Church. Explores various individual attempts to find creative solutions to these problems, as well as the main official responses from the Magisterium. Lectures and readings. Class participation through weekly email questions, three short papers and final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/02 · Ends: 07/25
Schedule Notes: May 2, 2011 to July 25, 2011
Instructors: Janine Langan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline:  May 23, 2011
TRH2252HY  L6101

Natural Theology and Evolutionary Theory in the Nineteenth Century

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Online Course

This introductory course examines the influence of, and contemporary reaction to, natural theology, evolution theory, and Charles Darwin's "natural selection" theory, from the late eighteenth century until the Scopes Trial (1925). Although the course focuses on England and the United States, we will also make a tertiary examination of defenders and critics of natural theology, evolutionary theory, and natural selection theory in Continental Europe and Canada. Two short research summaries submitted online (40%), participation (20%), final exam submitted online (40%)

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/05 · Ends: 07/28
Schedule Notes: May 5 to July 28; Thursdays
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline:  May 29, 2011
TRH2253HY  L6101

Modern Atheism

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Online Course

This introductory course surveys the history of atheism and secularization from the mid-eighteenth-century Western European Enlightenment to the present. We will not only read selections from some of the most important English, Scottish, German, and American atheists, agnostics, and rationalists of the period, but also examine and discuss how contemporary political and social thought contributed to the rise of secular thought and gradual decline in theological orthodoxy. The course will demonstrate how the writings of atheists and theological rationalists have always been predicated on significant intellectual and emotional tensions between orthodox Christianity and contemporary culture. Participation, research summary, book report, online final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/03 · Ends: 07/26
Schedule Notes: May 3 through July 26; Tuesdays
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline:  May 27, 2011
TRH2316HY  L6101 · Cancelled on 2011/04/13

Philosophy of Ecclesiastical History: Sacred and Profane

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  New Course · Online Course

This introductory historiographical course surveys select “sacred” and “profane” works of church history by some of the most important ecclesiastical historians and philosophers active from the mid-first century AD until the mid-twentieth century. Participation in online discussion group, research paper, critical response/book report, online final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/04 · Ends: 07/27
Schedule Notes: May 4 throuh July 27; Wednesdays
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline:  May 28, 2011
TRH2451HS  L0101

Sources of Orthodox Pastoralia: Devotional and Pastoral Writing from 1st to 12th C

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course explores Orthodox spiritual and pastoral guidance, from the 2nd C. to the 14th, from both thematic and historical perspectives, beginning with consideration of the goal of Orthodox spirituality as union with God (theosis). The course will then examine the contributions of the early Church, monasticism, ancient philosophy, liturgical poetry, mysticism, patristic theology, and the major themes of ascetic theology. As well, it will consider preaching, catechesis, hagiography, and extra-liturgical devotions (e.g. pilgrimage, etc). The course will emphasize readings of the great classic texts to the 14th century.

Schedule: · Begins: 07/03 · Ends: 07/16
Instructors: Paul Ladouceur
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline:  June 24, 2011
Additional Notes: Off-campus in retreat house.  Additional residential fee of $850.00.  Please see attached material.

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Historical Courses for the <em>2011</em> Summer Session

Historical Courses for the <em>2011</em> Summer Session