Theological Courses for the 2010 Fall Session

Course Listings by Level

Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
SMT1101HF  L0101

Foundations of Theology

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

Elements of theological reflection, with emphasis on theological method. Revelation, faith, scripture, liturgy, tradition, dogma, magisterium, the theologian, infallibility, and historicity. Lectures, discussions, short papers, final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 36
SAT1101HF  L0101

Foundations of Theology

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Mark Robson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT1101HF  L0101

The God of the Gospel: Systematic Theology I

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT1101HF  L0101

Foundations of Theology

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

Explores the relationship between contemplation and action as a basis for theological reflection. Spirituality, faith, revelation, tradition, development of dogma, teaching office. Introduces Bernard Lonergan's "Method in Theology". Lectures, readings, bulletin board participation, discussion, written assignments.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gordon Rixon
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
WYT1105HF  L0101

Teaching the Faith: Introduction to Catechetical Theology

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

This course is designed for new students, and acts as an introduction to a number of central pastoral responsibilities: teaching the faith to new Christians, grasping the overall shape and purpose of Christian theology, assessing and meeting the demands of local culture and context, engaging the character of conversion and formation, and finally, grasping an overall shape to the history of Christian witness. The course pursues the historical examination of key catechetical texts from the New Testament to the contemporary period, analyzes their content and purpose, locates them historically, and seeks to engage students' own comprehensive vision of the Gospel, its communication, and pastoral practice. Lectures and weekly tutorials on the primary-source reading. Extensive reading, discussion, and mastering of content. Weekly content quizzes; 3 papers (6-10 pages each); final exam. Tutorial from 6-7 p.m.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT1106HF  L0101

An Introduction to Theological Study

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

This course seeks both to introduce the different theological subspecialties, even as it orients the whole enterprise. It uses as its organizing concept that of mission. This also brings into play questions of our own cultural moment and the practical task of the church. Lectures, tutorials. Evaluation: class participation, two short reflection papers, one major paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT1710HF  L0101

Critical Thinking

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

A course focused on argument and inference with treatment of evaluation of evidence, explanation, deductive and inductive reasoning, fallacies, and criteria of credibility. Lectures, weekly assignments, and mid-term exam.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pamela J. Reeve
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
SAT1901HF  L0101

Christian Ethics I

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

An introduction to the foundations and objective dimensions of Catholic moral theology. Among the topics to be studied are scripture, natural moral law, casuistry, relationship between faith and morality, magisterium, moral principles and norms, etc. Readings, lectures, discussions, short papers and final written exam; the course will also include a limited online component.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Patricia Murphy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
SMT1904HF  L0102

Fundamental Themes in Christian Ethics

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

This course explores themes in fundamental moral theology that are required for an understanding of the moral subject and contemporary moral issues.  Topics include: a review of key ethical methodologies; the formation and role of conscience and ethical norms; the role of freedom, responsibility, the Christian community and magisterial teaching, virtue, and sin and conversion.   Format: lecture and discussions.  Evaluation: participation, short papers.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT1904HF  L0101

Fundamental Themes in Christian Ethics

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

This course explores themes in fundamental moral theology that are required for an understanding of the moral subject and contemporary moral issues.  Topics include: a review of key ethical methodologies; the formation and role of conscience and ethical norms; the role of freedom, responsibility, the Christian community and magisterial teaching, virtue, and sin and conversion.   Format: lecture and discussions.  Evaluation: participation, papers, possible oral exam.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Moira McQueen
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT1905HF  L0101

Ethical Reflections on Pastoral Practice

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

Basic principles of Christian ethics, with special attention to the pastoral application of moral theology. Case-study method used. Designed for Regis IFM students. Readings, lectures, seminar work, 3 short essays, final exam. Seminar work requires an additional one-hour commitment per week.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Mary Rowell
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
SAT1905HY  L0101

Moral Theology

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

An introduction to the foundations of Catholic moral reasoning and its application to select contemporary issues. Among the topics to be studied are scripture, tradition, natural law, relationship between faith & morality, moral norms, virtue and vice, freedom, conscience and magisterium, etc. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's. Readings, lectures, discussions, short written assignments, final exam.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Weekends
Instructors: Patricia Murphy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
SAT1905HF  L6101 · Cancelled on 2010/08/31

Moral Theology

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

An introduction to foundations of Catholic moral theology. Among the topics to be studied are scripture, tradition, natural law, relationship between faith & morality, moral norms, virtue and vice, freedom, conscience and magisterium, etc. Readings, lectures, online discussion, short written assignments and final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Patricia Murphy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 20
2000 Level Courses
SAT2242HF  L6101

Christology

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

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: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Donald Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 20
SAT2242HY  L0101

Christology

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

Answering Jesus' question: "Who do people say I am?", course uses Old Testament expectations, New Testament data, Conciliar definitions and contemporary issues. Lectures, mid-term test, final exam. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Weekends
Instructors: Vivian Ligo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
TRT2254HF  L0101

Body of Christ

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2004 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Study of the constitution, mission and ministry of the Church, considered as "the body of Christ". The perspective is Anglican, with special attention to Anglican dialogues with Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and Orthodox churches. Lectures, assigned readings, classroom discussions. Reflection paper, extended essay.

Schedule: Tuesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Stephen J. Reynolds
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT2321HF  L0101

Creation/Anthropology/Sin

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

Theology of creation. The human person in its created existence in the image of Christ; origin of humankind. Doctrine of original sin. One midterm test, one mini-synthesis and a final oral examination.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Charles Anang
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT2402HF  L4101

Introduction to Liturgy

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Burlington Site

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

Schedule: Tuesday, 1800 to 2000
Schedule Notes: Classes will be held at Corpus Christi Secondary School 5150 Upper Middle Road Burlington, Ontario L7L 0E5
Instructors: Christian McConnell
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNT2431HF  L0101

Church Ministry Sacraments: Presbyterian and Reformed Views

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT2431HF  L0101

Sacramental Theology I

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

Introduction to sacraments in general, historical and systematic study of sacraments of initiation (baptism, confirmation, Eucharist) 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: First Semester · One Credit
SMT2433HF  L0101

Sacramental Life

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

Biblical, historical, systematic, and pastoral study of sacraments of initiation (baptism, confirmation, Eucharist), sacraments of healing (reconciliation, sacrament of the sick), sacraments of vocation (marriage and vocation). Readings, lectures, discussions, weekly assignments, short papers or research paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Darren Dias
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT2433HF  L0101

Sacraments

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

Theological reflection on the sacramental life of the Church in the context or worship and education in sacramentality. Lectures, course notes supplied and class discussions. Group presentations, mid-term test and final exam.

Schedule: Monday, 18:30 to 20:30
Instructors: Peter Gittens
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
KNT2571HF  L0101

Theology and Evangelism in the Wesleyan Heritage

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

The goal of this course is to explore the heritage of John Wesley's theology and its contribution to the development of theology in general. Students will be encouraged to revitalize the evangelical heritage in the post-modern world. Both Wesleyan and non-Wesleyan students will benefit. The course will be in seminar format with lecture input, analysis of readings, student presentation and class discussion. Evaluation: Short Reflection Papers (10%), Class Presentation (20%), Final Reflection Paper (70%).

Schedule: Friday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Chun Hoi Heo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNT2608HF  L0101

Theology of Religions: Diversity, Plurality and the Christian Message

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

This course will explore major approaches to the relationship between the Christian faith and other religions in the context of the plurality and diversity of the contemporary world. Evaluation: paper/assignment. Prerequisite: A basic introductory theology course 

Schedule: Monday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT2608HF  L6101

Christian Healing: From Early Church to Alternative Therapies

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Online Course

An examination of the modern Christian healing movement with its attending theologies and worldviews, giving particular attention to 19th century roots, Pentecostal and charismatic healers, revival in mainline churches, and the challenge of recent alternative therapies. Written online lectures, online discussion. Reflection papers, book review, and essay.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David A. Reed
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
KNT2621HF  L0101

An Introduction to Asian Theology

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

The purpose of this course is to recognize themes and insights that are developed uniquely by Asian theologians, mainly from China, Japan, and Korea, such as C.S. Song, Kosuke Koyama, and Korean Minjung Theologians. This course will help non-Asian students to get some knowledge of Asian cultures and Asian indigenous religions, and Asian students to develop a theology based on their Asian heritages and experiences. Consequently, "Asian Theology" will help theological students to transcend Western parochialism and contribute to a development of Christian theology for the coming multicultural and pluralistic century we have been already embarked. The course will be in seminar format with lecture input, analysis of readings, student presentation and class discussion. Prerequisite: A basic introductory theology course.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Bryan Jeongguk Lee
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT2637HF  L0101

Islam for Christian Theology Students

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

This course is for Christian theology students who wish to have a basic knowledge of the religion of Islam. Two basic questions are attempted in the course: "What is Islam?" and How do I engage the Muslim?". These two questions will underline the lectures and discussions.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Fri & Sat. Sept. 24 & 25 (9 am - 4pm); Wed. Sept. 29 (3-4 pm); Fri. Oct. 1 (9 am - 4 pm); Sat. Oct. 2 (9am - 4 pm)
Instructors: Josiah Idowu-Fearon, George R. Sumner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT2704HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/05/14

Intro to Metaphysics

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

Introduction to the basic questions of metaphysics. Topics include: Reason and Religious Belief, the problem of the free will and determinism and if time permits, of space and time. Offered in alternate years.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT2705HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/07/26

Introduction to Philosophical Anthropology

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

In this course, we will examine different theories of human nature. We will be guided by two focusing questions: “What makes me happy?” and “What keeps me from being happy?”. We will address these questions on both individual and communal levels.  Students will constantly be encouraged to connect the theories discussed in class with their own experience. Lectures, discussion, and short papers.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Sean Mulrooney
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 12
SAT2706HF  L0101

Introduction to Metaphysics

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Sean Mulrooney
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 12
SAT2715HF  L0101

Introduction to Epistemology

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

In this course, we will look at some of the central problems of epistemology: What is knowledge?  How do we get it?  Exactly what do we know, anyway?  How does knowledge differ from belief?  And how do we respond to the challenges of scepticism and post-modernism?  After starting with a historical survey of the answers to these questions, we will examine the answers proposed by the Jesuit theologian Bernard Lonergan.  Lectures, discussion, short papers and final exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Sean Mulrooney
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 12
SAT2723HF  L0101

Early Western Philosophy

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

A focused study of philosophers and representative texts in the early western philosophical tradition. Part I: Historical development from pre-Socratics to Aquinas: in the areas of metaphysics, theory of knowledge, human nature and ethics. Lectures, discussion, short essays, final exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pamela J. Reeve
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 12
TRT2871HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/03/02

Science & Theology

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

Will identify and deal with a complex set of issues involved in the relationship of the sciences -- natural, biological, and social -- to religion and theology. Particular attention will be given to methodological and epistemological matters. Assigned reading for class discussion and two short reports/papers related to lectures and class discussions.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Donald Wiebe
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMT2902HF  L0101

Christian Ethics in Context

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

An introduction to the content, methods, and practices of Christian ethics through select key voices, past and present, in Christian ethics and using tools for moral reflection/action. Focus on moral issues, for example, poverty and ecological destruction.  Students will be encouraged to refine the ethical awareness they bring to a variety of moral challenges within their lives, the churches, society and wider world.  Lectures, small group discussions; analysis of a moral argument (30%); paper on a theological ethicist (figure) (30%); final integrative project on wealth and poverty (40%).  Prerequisites: Introductory Bible and Theology.

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

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TRT2942HF  L0101

Ethics and Society

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

The primary goal of this course is to help us think critically and sensitively about Christian values, norms, and commitments in ways that preserve a Christian orientation while taking into account the non-Christian and pluralistic context of modern society. Such thinking will involve a dialectical process where universal principles, values, and norms will be examined with reference to the particular experiences and realities that constrain human action and interaction. The aim is not to structure a strict formalistic ethical framework but rather to canvall various ethical methodologies, religious and secular, as resources for ethical thinking and praxis. Method of Evaluation: Critical book response(s), one term paper; class participation.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Donald Wiebe
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
3000 Level Courses
SAT3181HF  L0101

Theological Integration

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

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

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Gregory H. Carruthers
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
RGT3222HF  L0101

God, One and Triune

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

Close textual study of the Scriptural sources and dogmatic development of the Church’s reflection on the identity of the God who is revealed in Jesus the Christ. Students develop a systematic understanding of this material, leading to a personal and critical appropriation of the tradition in light of preparation for pastoral and theological leadership in the Church. Lectures and seminars. Assignments for 3222: exegetical paper, oral interview, 2 learning reports, take home final exam. Assignments for 6222: 2 mid-length papers, participation in 3 seminars outside of class time.

AD students enrol in RGT6222HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3222H & RGT6222H.
SAT3223HF  L0101

Theology of the Spiritual Exercises and Catholic Priesthood

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  New Course · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

A theological study of the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola with specific application in the life and ministry of the Catholic priest. At the centre of both the Spiritual Exercises and Catholic Priesthood is the Person of Jesus Christ.  The two basic interconnecting links in one's response to Christ dealt with in this course are: 1) the great desires elicited by the Exercises, and 2) the call to "labor with Christ" in his service of the world.  This course is designed specifically for those preparing for Roman Catholic priesthood and who have not yet made the Exercises. The student will deepen and understand better theologically the intimate connection (Vocational) between his deepest desires to be with Christ (Christological) and the priestly work with Christ (Soteriological) he is called to participate in. Lectures, structured discussions of readings, class participation, four papers. One year of theology is required, preferably with Christology and Grace.

Schedule: Tuesday, 13;00 to 15:00
Instructors: Gregory H. Carruthers
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 12
TRT3227HF  L0101

Trinity & Scripture: Theological and Exegetical Renewal of the Christian Doctrine of God

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

This course examines the recovery and renewal of Trinitarian doctrine and theology since the turn of the twentieth century with a broad focus upon Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox theologians; the reexamination of the doctrine’s sources in Scripture through theological exegesis and current trends in its formulations. The course will proceed along a lecture / discussion format, with readings from relevant literature. Assignments will include short reflection papers and a research paper.

AD students enrol in TRT6227HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Kurt Anders Richardson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT3256HF  L0101

Theologies of Eucharist I: Catholic and Protestant

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

A survey of eucharistic theologies, with special attention to the themes of the conversion of the creature, the metaphor of manducation, and the sacrificial character of the eucharistic liturgy. Selected readings from leading theologians of the Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, and Reformed traditions, and major liturgical texts.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Stephen J. Reynolds
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT3262HF  L0101

Controversies in Contemporary Catholic Christology

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

This course examines the writings of several contemporary Roman Catholic theologians who have received criticism from the magisterium of the Catholic Church for their work in Christology. The operative questions throughout will include: What are the Christological differences in each case and across each of the writers? What are the methodological differences at work? What are the emerging issues these theologians seek to engage? What is the task of theology? Students will be evaluated based on: active and informed class participation; one critical analytical report; and, one substantive final paper. Advanced Degree students, in addition to supplementary readings and a longer final paper will be required to facilitate one seminar presentation. Prerequisite: one graduate course in Christology or permission of instructors.

AD students enrol in SMT6262HF.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge, Darren Dias
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT3323HF  L0101

Culture, Nature and Spirituality

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

Life in the Spirit can appear to us as a melding in action of the "timeless" and the "timely", the universally true and the very particular. This course explores how views of culture and society join with faith and tradition in forming our spiritual living and our understanding of it. Implications for contemporary issues: e.g., globalization, inter-faith relations, social ethics, friendship and methods of praying. Evaluation: short mid-term paper and final essay.

AD students enrol in RGT6323HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John E. Costello
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
EMT3412HF  L0101

Confessing Our Faith

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

Study of the doctrine section of the United Church of Canada Basis of Union and other statements of faith; appreciative and critical discussion with the goal of contemporary/contextual theological expression. Recommended for students in their final (post-internship) year of studies. Small and large group discussion, required and recommended reading, five short papers and one final paper. Prerequisites: Old Testament I, New Testament I, Theology I or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor.

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

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RGT3436HF  L0101

Sacramental Theology

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

Sacraments of baptism, confirmation, Eucharist, reconciliation, anointing of the sick, orders, and marriage as symbols of the world, challenge to human existence, life functions of the Church and features of Christology and revelation. Lectures, seminars, mid-term papers and final paper.  Short paper on ‘Symbol and Sacrament”, total 20%;  four short papers on one of the sacraments, 10% each (total 40%);  three case study critiques for in-class discussion, total 10%;  one final paper, total 30%.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Margaret Lavin
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
EMT3451HF  L0101

Mission and Religious Pluralism

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

Taking into account recent paradigm shifts in the theology of mission, this course invites participants to consider the relationship of mission to biblical sources, culture and context, unity and diversity in the church, post-colonism and intercultural engagement, and especially religious pluralism. The goal is to foster critical theological reflection on how the church might best understand and embody its mission in a multifaceted and globalizing world situation today. Methodology: lecutres/discussions. Evaluations are based upon a mid-term paper, final research paper, and class participation. Prerequisite: Completion of first credit group or Level II.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Thomas E. Reynolds
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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RGT3563HF  L0101

Eastern Christian Doctrines

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

A comprehensive synthesis of primarily the Byzantine Orthodox doctrinal tradition. Themes include: the sources of Tradition, creation, eschatology, anthropology, soteriology, Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Trinity, liturgy and sacraments, ecclesiology and East-West ecumenism. Lectures, seminars, short papers, research paper. Prerequisite: Three courses from the Theological or Historical departments.

AD students enrol in RGT6563HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Historical
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3563H & RGT6563H.
TRT3566HF  L6101

Studies in Anglican Theology

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

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT3566HF  L0101

Studies in Anglican Theology

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT3581HF  L0101

Hans Urs von Balthasar

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

Inspiring and profound are terms often attributed to the theology of von Balthasar. Benedict XVI said of his work, "His theological reflection maintains intact, to this day, a profound timeliness and leads many to penetrate ever more into the profoundity of the mystery of faith". This course begins an exploration of his work. There is consideration of the Trilogy: Herrlichkeit, Theo-Drama and Theo-Logic; the influence of Ignatius Loyola and Adrienne von Speyr; and the place of Mary. Not a course for the faint-hearted, von Balthasar's work is at times dense and complex but the rewards are beyond price. Prerequisite: one year of theology, at least three theology courses. Lectures, student presentations, one short paper and a research paper.

AD students enrol in RGT6581HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3581H & RGT6581H.
TRT3586HF  L0101

The Theology of John Wesley

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

This course examines major aspects of Wesley's theology as expounded chiefly in his Sermons on Several Occasions. Theological, ecclesiastical, social and intellectual environments will be probed, as well as developments in post-Wesley Wesleyanism. Attention will be given to the nuances of the denominations represented by those enrolled in the course.

AD students enrol in TRT6586HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Victor A. Shepherd
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT3601HY  L0101

Faith and Culture

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

The purpose of this course is to survey the contemporary trends in the theology of faith and culture with an emphasis on mission, dialogue, inculturation, and the emergence of contextual theologies.  We will survey some of the various models, methods, and issues involved in these trends.  The course will also highlight certain tensions arising from this context such as, the local—universal church tension, the dialogue—evangelism tension, the inculturation—syncretism tension, and the question of a theology of religions.  The orientation will be the Ignatian Presupposition for intercultural-interreligious engagement, and developing this with some ideas from Bernard Lonergan.
Format: Lecture/seminar
Grading: Basic Degree 3 brief papers (20%), 2 brief presentations (20%), and a final paper (40%), that flows from the class presentation, class participation (20%). 
Advanced: 2 brief papers (20%), Research report (10%), class participation (20%), final paper (50%)

AD students enrol in RGT6601HY.

Schedule: Saturday, 10:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: September 18th, October 16th, January 15th, March 12th
Instructors: John Dadosky
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3601H & RGT6601H.
Additional Notes: Last day to drop: January 15th, 2011
SMT3602HF  L0101

New Voices in Theology

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

In recent decades hosts of new voices have joined and vastly expanded theological dialogue: African Americans, women, and “Third World”–Latin American, South African, Filipino, Indian, Sri Lankan, Korean, etc. More recently indigenous, Hispanic American, womanist, gay and lesbian, mujerista/Latina, Asian-Canadian and Asian-American, and ecological voices are expanding the dialogues. And newer voices continue to emerge.  We will: trace the early history of dialogues among these new voices; sample more recent voices; identify points of convergence and divergence; examine epistemological, hermeneutical and methodological issues concerning experience, standpoints, perspectives; engage new–and very old–ways of reading the bible; explore new Christologies; probe the riches of this new theological diversity, the dangers of relativism and new grounds for authenticity and authority; explore new theological frontiers in re-centering theology in the Spirit and re-mapping earth and heaven, history and salvation.

• readings, class participation, short papers, and for AD students research paper - adult learning process

 

AD students enrol in SMT6602HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Lee F. Cormie
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT3608HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/07/29

New Directions in Magisterial Teaching

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

Recent teaching of the Roman Catholic magisterium on war and peace, social teaching about justice, ecumenical dialogue, nonchristian religions, and women. This course provides an update on important new directions in Catholic magisterial teaching on these five topics. The course examines the varying authority of different magisterial documents and focuses on methods of interpretation. Auditors welcome. Lectures, discussions, papers, take-home exam.

AD students enrol in SMT6608HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT3625HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/05/26

Theology in Disputed Space

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

The course will demonstrate how discourses of theology are employed as combative tools in contentious situations. It will involve an exploration of the inner dynamics of the religious or theological language used in the context of both inter-personal and inter-group disputes. Fragments of doctrinal configurations deployed in these circumstances will be examined in the context of a wider interdisciplinary scope in order to aid our understanding of the structure of these dynamics and our identification of problem areas. Lectures, class participation, assigned readings and term paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 25
SAT3643HF  L0101

Theology of Religions and Interfaith Dialogue

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ephrem Nariculam
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
WYT3651HF  L0101

Grace and Salvation in the Reformers

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

An introduction to the major theological interests of Reform movements in the pre-modern and Reformation-era Church, covering the figures of Francis, Wycliffe, Tyndale, Latimer, Luther, Calvin, Trent, Radical Reformers, and Hooker. This is a course that focuses on theology, not church history, but will seek to identify formative strands of thinking about the Gospel and the work of Christ among these Christian thinkers as they sought to re-shape the witness of the Church in their time.  The nature of ecclesial “re-formation” will be a sub-theme of the course. Evaluation:  Participation (attendance and discussion – 20%);  weekly quizzes (20%); papers (25% [midterm] and 35% [final])

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
SMT3652HF  L0101

An Introduction to Eco-Theology

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

Using the writings of Thomas Berry & theologians who work with the new cosmology, the course provides an introduction to eco-theology as well as the ways eco-theologians are articulating new understandings of theological anthropology, revelation, Christology, pneumatology, sin and salvation, and eschatology. Adult learning methods. Evaluation: participation, practical integration, reflection paper and integration paper.

AD students enrol in SMT6652HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20
SMT3670HF  L0101

Thought of Vatican II

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

Studies the documents and teachings of Vatican II. Brief overview of the historical background to the Council and to Councils in the life of the church. Seminars guide discussions based on close readings of the 16 documents with emphasis on the historical context and ecclesiological significance of each document. Seminar presentations; participation in analysis of the documents; integration paper.

AD students enrol in SMT6670HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
ICT3702HF  L0101

Religion, Life and Society: Reformational Philosophy

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

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

AD students enrol in ICT6702HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Lambert Zuidervaart
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICT3702HF  L0101

Religion, Life and Society: Reformational Philosophy

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

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

AD students enrol in ICT6702HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: James Olthuis
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICT3761HF  L0101

Theories of Language and Interpretation: Gadamer, Kristeva, and Searle

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

The “linguistic turn” and the “interpretive turn” in twentieth-century philosophy play a role in many cultural controversies and academic debates. This seminar examines representative texts from three schools of thought: German philosophical hermeneutics (Hans-Georg Gadamer), French poststructural feminism (Julia Kristeva), and Anglo-American analytical philosophy of language (John Searle).

AD students enrol in ICT6761HF.

Schedule: Monday, 09:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Lambert Zuidervaart
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICT3778HF  L0101

Power, Desire, and Anti-Humanism: Foucault and Deleuze

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

Foucault and Deleuze came into prominence in European philosophy after the second world war. Both were critical of “humanist” assumptions in the interpretation of political and social life and interested in the theme of desire, its repression, and the political implications thereof. They argued, differently, that the humanist model of the individual is itself a reflection of a distinct set of power structures that had already co-opted desire and limited its possibilities. We’ll read a few texts from these authors, exploring their critique of humanism and their discussions of the nature of desire, political institutions, and power. Texts could include Discipline and Punish, History of Sexuality, Birth of the Clinic, Anti-Oedipus, and A Thousand Plateaus.

Schedule: Tuesday, 13:30 to 16:30
Schedule Notes: This course was formerly scheduled for the Winter Session.
Instructors: Shannon Hoff
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT3790YF  L0101

MTS Synthesis Paper

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

MTS Synthesis Paper

Schedule: 0:00 to 0:00
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
RGT3790YY  L0101

MTS Synthesis Paper

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

MTS Synthesis Paper

Schedule: 0:00 to 0:00
Instructors:
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
WYT3824HF  L0101

Music Prophecy & Culture

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

While theology has always found a fruitful dialogue partner in the arts, the course will approach the world of contemporary music in genres as diverse as rock, bluegrass, hip hop, folk and alternative rock as theological resources in their own right. Attending to the interweaving of biblical iconography, symbols, narratives, motifs and themes in the lyrics of these artists, we will explore the prophetic, pastoral, liturgical and theological contribution that they make for Christian reflection and praxis in a late modern socio-historical context. There will also be focussed attention on the artistry of Canadian singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn. Seminar. Evaluation: class participation 25%, reflection papers or one major essay 75%.

AD students enrol in WYT6824HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Brian Walsh
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
ICT3829HF  L0101

Christian Theologies of Art

Offered in Fall 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. 

AD students enrol in ICT6829HF.

Schedule: Monday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT3836HF  L0101

Theology of Music

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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: Tuesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT3850HF  L0101

Christianity & World Religions

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

Studying the forms of religious awakenings in the great religions of the world, the course is meant to show both a way to deepen our own religious experience, and a pathway to interfaith dialogue. The focus will be on Scriptures, traditions and practices in these religions. Lectures, discussions, readings; paper or class presentation and final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
RGT3863HF  L0101

Christianity & World Religions

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

In the contemporary world, ecumenism must include dialogue between Christianity and world religions. This course will examine not only Christian attitudes to world religions, but also attitudes of world religions to other belief systems. Lectures, discussion, paper.

AD students enrol in RGT6863HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ovey N. Mohammed
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3863H & RGT6863H.
SAT3926HF  L0101

Social Justice

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

Exploration in historical perspective of major themes in the Catholic Church's social doctrine by reading of magisterial documents in seminars. Relationship of ecclesiology and justice issues, and to crisis in contemporary Catholic social thought. Essay, participation, final exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Giulio Silano
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
WYT3927HF  L0101

Ethics of Wealth and Poverty

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

This course will begin with a summation of Biblical teaching about wealth and poverty, and the succeeding sessions will study diverse interpretations of that teaching in the history of Christian thought. Attention will be paid to the historical context of the theology under study, including contemporary ethical teaching and economic practice. The goals of the course will be to appreciate the paradoxical character of Biblical teaching on wealth and poverty, as well as the diverse ways in which theologies on wealth and poverty have reflected the impact of socio-economic change. The value of the study will be its assisting students to cope with 21st century challenges in its uneven regional and social distribution of wealth and poverty. Lectures and seminars. Requirements: one essay and exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Reginald Stackhouse
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT3942HF  L0101

Papal Teaching on Social Justice

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

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

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Thomas Lynch
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT3952HF  L0101

Bioethics

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Patricia Murphy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 16
5000 Level Courses
ICT5220HF  L0101

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

Offered in Fall 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: Friday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Nicholas Ansell
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT5239HF  L0101

Kenosis

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

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

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
WYT5321HF  L0101

Ferment in Pneumatology

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

This course will focus on the crucial developments of the 18th century in pneumatology as a way of examining the radical innovations in pneumatology of the modern era in contrast to early- and pre-modern understandings of the Holy Spirit. In particular, the shift of interest in 18th-century to "pneumatic" religion, both among Christian and anti-Christian apologists, will be studied in the context of the Church's own specific historical challenges in this era. Readings will be drawn mainly from English and German writers in an effort to understand better the constraints of comtemporary pneumatology in contrast to the less systematic and particularistic construals of the Holy Spirit and his work in the pre-modern periods. Seminar format, with close reading of texts. Midterm exam; research paper.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT5521HF  L0101

Rahner and Lonergan

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

Both Karl Rahner and Bernard Lonergan devote much study to the role of philosophy in theology. Moreover, both are influenced importantly in this effort by the modern interpretation of Thomas Aquinas developed earlier by Belgian philosopher and mystical psychologist Joseph Maréchal. However, besides some obvious similarities in what they take from Maréchal, there also are certain crucial (if often unnoticed) differences. This course aims to investigate these crucial philosophical differences and how they influence the basic theological perspectives of Rahner and Lonergan. Special attention will be given to their differing theological accounts of religious experience, Jesus’ human consciousness, and the role of the “psychological analogy” in Trinitarian theology. Readings include selections from Maréchal, Rahner, and Lonergan. Weekly seminar preparation and participation, four one-page reflections, final paper, and take-home exam.

Schedule: Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Vertin
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
TRT5530HF  L0101

Readings in Augustine

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

Examination of Augustine's writings against the Manichaeans, the Donatists, and the Pelagians. Discussion of weekly readings and a major paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: David Neelands, Peter Slater
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT5588HF  L0101

Thinking God's Future: Wolfhart Pannenberg on modernity, theological method and the nature of God

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

Pannenberg addressed all the great questions of modern theology- what kind of truth-claims can we make? What about openness to secular challenge? What about theodicy in the face of horror? He was a leading voice in the Trinitarian revival. How does the magnum opus compare with his methodological claims? What does it mean to talk about the future? What becomes of traditional substance-related claims about God? What role does Scripture play? Is Pannenberg more post-modern than he seems? Seminar format, class participation. Evaluation: class presentation, major paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: George R. Sumner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMT5605HF  L0101

Theological Method and Hermeneutics

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

Examination of resources and methods in theological work, focusing on hermeneutics as a strategic way of thinking about the role of texts and traditions in theological reflection. Emphasis on interpretation theories in conjunction with liberal, postliberal, and postmodern theological methodologies, particularly regarding issues of faith, authority, revelation, and religious pluralism. Lectures, discussions, student presentations, research paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Thomas E. Reynolds
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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RGT5621HF  L0101

Theological Ethics Doctoral Seminar

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

This seminar will focus on the writings of Augustine, Aquinas, and Kant that have been and continue to be seminal texts for the contemporary discipline of moral theology/theological ethics. The goal will be to understand their conceptions of human happiness, the nature of morality, the means (actions, virtues, sin, law, grace, friendship) by which one pursues happiness or lives morally. We will also attend to their understanding of the individual and political society. While we will focus on primary sources, students will also be introduced to key interpretations of Augustine, Aquinas, and Kant by contemporary moral theologians.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:30
Instructors: John Berkman
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
TRT5625HF  L0101

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

Offered in Fall 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: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marsha A. Hewitt
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT5671HF  L0101

Cross-cultural Religious Thought

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

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

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Abrahim H. Khan
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT5703HF  L0101

The Nature of Religious Thought

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

Examination of the nature of theology from its emergence with the ancient Greek philosophers to its establishment as an academic enterprise in the middle ages. Seminar presentations (2) and a major paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Donald Wiebe
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICT5764HF  L0101

"To The Unknown God": Paul and Some Philosophers

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

This course explores the current fascination with the writings of Paul among non-Christian thinkers engaged in the study of political theology. How has this turn to Paul changed secular thinking on political matters?  How has the work of these philosophers affected the Christian understanding of scripture?

Schedule: Thursday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Ronald Kuipers
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT5813HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/03/02

Origins, Evolution and Psychology of Religious Experience

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

The course will explore the nature of religious experience from the perspectives of psychology, recent evolutionary theory and theories of the emergence of the modern mind. We will explore the ways in which ancient peoples forged a 'consciousness contract' that allowed those individuals and groups whose facility for entering altered states of consciousness that gave them access to the world of spirits and god(s) also gave them enormous political and social power and authority. Drawing on research in neuropsychology and contemporary evolutionary psychology, the course will consider that religious experience is not a mere result of the pressures of the material environment but rather an interaction between neurobiological capacities and their interaction with culture. Moreover, it will be considered that the human capacity for religious experience, symbol formation, the manipulation of images and altered states of consciousness that shape religious beliefs and rituals have significant impact on human action in shaping the environment and forming culture. Writers studied will include, but not be limited to, the theories of religion and the mind as elaborated by Ludwig Feuerbach, Sigmund Freud, William James, David Lewis-Williams, Brian Hayden and Walter Burkert. We will also examine specific cases of the religious experiences of medieval Christian mystics.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marsha A. Hewitt
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMT5931HF  L0101

Theologies and Ethics in Postcolonial and Intercultural Frames

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

What is at stake in Canadian discourses of multiculturalism and postcolonialism for religious communities becoming intercultural? What is at stake and for whom? What is the purpose of Christian moral engagement and who is it for? These queries will foreground attention to theo-ethics of the politics of social location; the power of social difference; an ethics of ambiguity and perseverance; identities and epistemology in global, local and transnational frames; living at interstices of complex difference, dislocation and connection; and the negotiation of shared meanings through discourses of class, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality, and place.  In-class honing of collegial skills for intellectual life based on comprehension of and critical engagement with texts and being willing to be self-reflexive and to communicate one’s own stance in relation to others. Seminar discussion format, some lectures. Book review, presentation, and final research paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marilyn J. Legge
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 12

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TRT5936HF  L0101

"Radical Evil": Religious, Philosophical and Psychoanalytic Responses

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

Terrorism, war, genocide, sexual abuse, murder: how can the human mind make sense of these horrors without reducing them to the 'obscenity of understanding', of trying to imagine the unimaginable? How can we possibly try to imagine the mind of perpetrators of violence, sexual abuse and terror? Yet these phenomena are becoming more pervasive and immediate and the destruction of human bodies and minds is worsening. How is it possible to sustain hope and faith in human goodness when our capacity for evil grows more sinister and ingenious? We will explore these and other questions comparatively and cross-culturally, examining the perspectives of religious, philosophical and psychoanalytic thinkers who represent Western and non-Western cultural and religious traditions.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marsha A. Hewitt
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT5948HF  L0101

Critical Theory of Religion from a Psychoanalytic Perspective

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
6000 Level Courses
RGT6222HF  L0101

God, One and Triune

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

Close textual study of the Scriptural sources and dogmatic development of the Church’s reflection on the identity of the God who is revealed in Jesus the Christ. Students develop a systematic understanding of this material, leading to a personal and critical appropriation of the tradition in light of preparation for pastoral and theological leadership in the Church. Lectures and seminars. Assignments for 3222: exegetical paper, oral interview, 2 learning reports, take home final exam. Assignments for 6222: 2 mid-length papers, participation in 3 seminars outside of class time.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3222HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3222H & RGT6222H.
TRT6227HF  L0101

Trinity & Scripture: Theological and Exegetical Renewal of the Christian Doctrine of God

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

This course examines the recovery and renewal of Trinitarian doctrine and theology since the turn of the twentieth century with a broad focus upon Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox theologians; the reexamination of the doctrine’s sources in Scripture through theological exegesis and current trends in its formulations. The course will proceed along a lecture / discussion format, with readings from relevant literature. Assignments will include short reflection papers and a research paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3227HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Kurt Anders Richardson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT6227HF  L0101

Trinity & Scripture: Theological and Exegetical Renewal of the Christian Doctrine of God

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

This course examines the recovery and renewal of Trinitarian doctrine and theology since the turn of the twentieth century with a broad focus upon Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox theologians; the reexamination of the doctrine’s sources in Scripture through theological exegesis and current trends in its formulations. The course will proceed along a lecture / discussion format, with readings from relevant literature. Assignments will include short reflection papers and a research paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3227HF.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Kurt Anders Richardson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT6262HF  L0101

Controversies in Contemporary Catholic Christology

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

This course examines the writings of several contemporary Roman Catholic theologians who have received criticism from the magisterium of the Catholic Church for their work in Christology. The operative questions throughout will include: What are the Christological differences in each case and across each of the writers? What are the methodological differences at work? What are the emerging issues these theologians seek to engage? What is the task of theology? Students will be evaluated based on: active and informed class participation; one critical analytical report; and, one substantive final paper. Advanced Degree students, in addition to supplementary readings and a longer final paper will be required to facilitate one seminar presentation. Prerequisite: one graduate course in Christology or permission of instructors.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3262HF.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT6323HF  L0101

Culture, Nature and Spirituality

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

Life in the Spirit can appear to us as a melding in action of the "timeless" and the "timely", the universally true and the very particular. This course explores how views of culture and society join with faith and tradition in forming our spiritual living and our understanding of it. Implications for contemporary issues: e.g., globalization, inter-faith relations, social ethics, friendship and methods of praying. Evaluation: short mid-term paper and final essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3323HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John E. Costello
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
RGT6563HF  L0101

Eastern Christian Doctrines

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

A comprehensive synthesis of primarily the Byzantine Orthodox doctrinal tradition. Themes include: the sources of Tradition, creation, eschatology, anthropology, soteriology, Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Trinity, liturgy and sacraments, ecclesiology and East-West ecumenism. Lectures, seminars, short papers, research paper. Prerequisite: Three courses from the Theological or Historical departments.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3563HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Historical
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3563H & RGT6563H.
TRT6566HF  L0101

Studies in Anglican Theology

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3566HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT6581HF  L0101

Hans Urs von Balthasar

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

Inspiring and profound are terms often attributed to the theology of von Balthasar. Benedict XVI said of his work, "His theological reflection maintains intact, to this day, a profound timeliness and leads many to penetrate ever more into the profoundity of the mystery of faith". This course begins an exploration of his work. There is consideration of the Trilogy: Herrlichkeit, Theo-Drama and Theo-Logic; the influence of Ignatius Loyola and Adrienne von Speyr; and the place of Mary. Not a course for the faint-hearted, von Balthasar's work is at times dense and complex but the rewards are beyond price. Prerequisite: one year of theology, at least three theology courses. Lectures, seminar discussions, student presentations, one short paper and a research paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3581HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3581H & RGT6581H.
TRT6586HF  L0101

The Theology of John Wesley

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

This course examines major aspects of Wesley's theology as expounded chiefly in his Sermons on Several Occasions. Theological, ecclesiastical, social and intellectual environments will be probed, as well as developments in post-Wesley Wesleyanism. Attention will be given to the nuances of the denominations represented by those enrolled in the course.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3586HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Victor A. Shepherd
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT6601HY  L0101

Faith and Culture

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

The purpose of this course is to survey the contemporary trends in the theology of faith and culture with an emphasis on mission, dialogue, inculturation, and the emergence of contextual theologies.  We will survey some of the various models, methods, and issues involved in these trends.  The course will also highlight certain tensions arising from this context such as, the local—universal church tension, the dialogue—evangelism tension, the inculturation—syncretism tension, and the question of a theology of religions.  The orientation will be the Ignatian Presupposition for intercultural-interreligious engagement, and developing this with some ideas from Bernard Lonergan.
Format: Lecture/seminar
Grading: Basic Degree 3 brief papers (20%), 2 brief presentations (20%), and a final paper (40%), that flows from the class presentation, class participation (20%). 
Advanced: 2 brief papers (20%), Research report (10%), class participation (20%), final paper (50%)

Schedule: Saturday, 10:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: September 18th, October 16th, January 15th, March 12th
Instructors: John Dadosky
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3601H & RGT6601H.
Additional Notes: Last day to drop: January 15th, 2011
SMT6602HF  L0101

New Voices in Theology

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

In recent decades hosts of new voices have joined and vastly expanded theological dialogue: African Americans, women, and “Third World”–Latin American, South African, Filipino, Indian, Sri Lankan, Korean, etc. More recently indigenous, Hispanic American, womanist, gay and lesbian, mujerista/Latina, Asian-Canadian and Asian-American, and ecological voices are expanding the dialogues. And newer voices continue to emerge.  We will: trace the early history of dialogues among these new voices; sample more recent voices; identify points of convergence and divergence; examine epistemological, hermeneutical and methodological issues concerning experience, standpoints, perspectives; engage new–and very old–ways of reading the bible; explore new Christologies; probe the riches of this new theological diversity, the dangers of relativism and new grounds for authenticity and authority; explore new theological frontiers in re-centering theology in the Spirit and re-mapping earth and heaven, history and salvation.

 

• readings, class participation, short papers, and for AD students research paper - adult learning process

 

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3602HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Lee F. Cormie
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT6608HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/07/29

New Directions in Magisterial Teaching

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

Recent teaching of the Roman Catholic magisterium on war and peace, social teaching about justice, ecumenical dialogue, nonchristian religions, and women. This course provides an update on important new directions in Catholic magisterial teaching on these five topics. The course examines the varying authority of different magisterial documents and focuses on methods of interpretation. Auditors welcome. Lectures, discussions, papers, take-home exam.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3608HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT6652HF  L0101

An Introduction to Eco-Theology

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

Using the writings of Thomas Berry & theologians who work with the new cosmology, the course provides an introduction to eco-theology as well as the ways eco-theologians are articulating new understandings of theological anthropology, revelation, Christology, pneumatology, sin and salvation, and eschatology. Adult learning methods. Evaluation: participation, practical integration, reflection paper and integration paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3652HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20
SMT6670HF  L0101

Thought of Vatican II

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

Studies the documents and teachings of Vatican II. Brief overview of the historical background to the Council and to Councils in the life of the church. Seminars guide discussions based on close readings of the 16 documents with emphasis on the historical context and ecclesiological significance of each document. Seminar presentations; participation in analysis of the documents; integration paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3670HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
ICT6702HF  L0101

Religion, Life and Society: Reformational Philosophy

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: James Olthuis
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICT6761HF  L0101

Theories of Language and Interpretation: Gadamer, Kristeva, and Searle

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

The “linguistic turn” and the “interpretive turn” in twentieth-century philosophy play a role in many cultural controversies and academic debates. This seminar examines representative texts from three schools of thought: German philosophical hermeneutics (Hans-Georg Gadamer), French poststructural feminism (Julia Kristeva), and Anglo-American analytical philosophy of language (John Searle).

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3761HF.

Schedule: Monday, 09:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Lambert Zuidervaart
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT6824HF  L0101

Music Prophecy & Culture

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

While theology has always found a fruitful dialogue partner in the arts, the course will approach the world of contemporary music in genres as diverse as rock, bluegrass, hip hop, folk and alternative rock as theological resources in their own right. Attending to the interweaving of biblical iconography, symbols, narratives, motifs and themes in the lyrics of these artists, we will explore the prophetic, pastoral, liturgical and theological contribution that they make for Christian reflection and praxis in a late modern socio-historical context. There will also be focussed attention on the artistry of Canadian singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYT3824HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Brian Walsh
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
ICT6829HF  L0101

Christian Theologies of Art

Offered in Fall 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. 

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3829HF.

Schedule: Monday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT6863HF  L0101

Christianity & World Religions

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

In the contemporary world, ecumenism must include dialogue between Christianity and world religions. This course will examine not only Christian attitudes to world religions, but also attitudes of world religions to other belief systems. Lectures, discussion, paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3863HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ovey N. Mohammed
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3863H & RGT6863H.
WYT6927HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/03/16

Ethics of Wealth and Poverty

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

This course will begin with a summation of Biblical teaching about wealth and poverty, and the succeeding sessions will study diverse interpretations of that teaching in the history of Christian thought. Attention will be paid to the historical context of the theology under study, including contemporary ethical teaching and economic practice. The goals of the course will be to appreciate the paradoxical character of Biblical teaching on wealth and poverty, as well as the diverse ways in which theologies on wealth and poverty have reflected the impact of socio-economic change. The value of the study will be its assisting students to cope with 21st century challenges in its uneven regional and social distribution of wealth and poverty.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYT3927HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Reginald Stackhouse
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Historical Crosslisted Courses
CGH3232HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/07/22

The Sword and Non-Resistance in the Reformation: 1516-1540

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

A textual and contextual study of representative writings on topics such as violence and the state, pacifism, whether a Christian is allowed to be a judge, soldier, etc., during the Reformation in German and Dutch regions of continental Europe. Chronologically the study will begin with writings from the pre-Reformation period and will end around the year 1540. The course uses lectures and seminar discussions to approach figures and texts of a wide-spread debate concerning the use of the sword in matters of religion that occurred throughout all Christian traditions in Europe as well as within those traditions. It will also examine how the arguments and positions of each document are related to others, alongside a study of the documents

AD students enrol in CGH6232HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:00 to 15:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15 · Crosslisted to: Theological
SMH5701HF  L0101

Athanasius of Alexandria

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
CGH6232HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/07/22

The Sword and Non-Resistance in the Reformation: 1516-1540

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

A textual and contextual study of representative writings on topics such as violence and the state, pacifism, whether a Christian is allowed to be a judge, soldier, etc., during the Reformation in German and Dutch regions of continental Europe. Chronologically the study will begin with writings from the pre-Reformation period and will end around the year 1540. The course uses lectures and seminar discussions to approach figures and texts of a wide-spread debate concerning the use of the sword in matters of religion that occurred throughout all Christian traditions in Europe as well as within those traditions. It will also examine how the arguments and positions of each document are related to others, alongside a study of the documents’ contexts, using presentations and two papers. The first paper will be a comparison of Luther and Erasmus, the second a research paper to be determined in consultation with the instructor.

Basic Degree students enrol in CGH3232HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:00 to 15:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Interdisciplinary Crosslisted Courses
SAJ1501HY  L0101

Introduction to Ecclesiastical Latin

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Mechtilde O'Mara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Min: 8 · Crosslisted to: Theological
TRJ2631HF  L6101

Anglican History And Theology

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

Introductory study of the Anglican communion as a worldwide form of Christianity; its history, key theological issues, worship, schools of thought, approaches to spirituality. Reading notes, on-line discussion groups, 3 short papers. Interdisciplinary History and Theology.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Pastoral Theology Crosslisted Courses
RGP3271HF  L0101

The Imagination of Spirit

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

This course will explore how the imagination is a constitutive dimension of spirituality, theological reflection and practical engagements. Each class will involve some theoretical considerations as well as examples from contemporary Christian Poetry.

AD students enrol in RGP6271HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Mary Jo Leddy
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGP3271H & RGP6271H.
RGP6271HF  L0101

The Imagination of Spirit

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

This course will explore how the imagination is a constitutive dimension of spirituality, theological reflection and practical engagements. Each class will involve some theoretical considerations as well as examples from contemporary Christian Poetry.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3271HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Mary Jo Leddy
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGP3271H & RGP6271H.

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