Theological Courses for the 2011 Summer Session

Course Listings by Level

Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
SAT1101HF  L6101

Foundations of Theology

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

This course considers basic and critical themes in theology to help the student understand the principles, sources, resources, matter and scope of Roman Catholic theology in order to place his or her theologizing upon a more secure foundation Lectures, assignment, summative exercise, postings and responses.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/02 · Ends: 07/25
Schedule Notes: May 2, 2011 - July 25, 2011
Instructors: Donald Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: May 23, 2011
SMT1101HS  L0101

Foundations of Theology

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · 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: 18:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 06/15 · Ends: 08/03
Schedule Notes: June 15, 22, 29; July 6, 11, 13, 20, 27; & Aug. 3. Except for July 11 (Monday), all classes are held on Wednesdays.
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Last date to add or drop the course is June 29, 2011.
WYT1112HS  L0101

Theology, Mission, and Method

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduces the different theological disciplines through the lens of mission. Examines the relationship between theology and Scripture; provides an overview of the development of Christian thought and doctrine; the challenges of modernity; the role of the church in relation to mission; and the mandate to witness in our culture. Complementary to this, the literature of theology is introduced along with the research and writing process; locating, evaluating and using information; genres of theological writing; citation and bibliographic formats; and ethical aspects. Lectures, in-class and library exercises. Pre-course assignment, research and writing exercises, major paper.

Schedule: 09:00 to 15:00
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, August 22-26
Instructors: George R. Sumner, Thomas P. Power
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: August 23
2000 Level Courses
WYT2105HY  L6101

Doing Theology in the Contemporary World

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2009 · Online Course

This course will explore the nature of the task(s) of theology. Primary readings from the great tradition of the Christian church that represent both the traditional positions and contemporary challenges to its undertaking will be surveyed. Finally, an engagement with a major "classic" text on the nature of theology will be engaged by the student in a writing assignment.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/16 · Ends: 07/08
Instructors:
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: May 13; Withdrawal Deadline: May 27
SMT2404HF  L0101

Ecclesiology

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

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

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 04/26 · Ends: 05/24
Schedule Notes: 9 Bi-Weekly Meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 26 to May 24.
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Last date to add or drop the course is May 3, 2011.
WYT2471HF  L4101 · Cancelled on 2011/06/07

Baptism, Eucharist, Ministry: In One Body through the Cross

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  New Course · Dallas,TX Site

How has historic Christianity understood the relationship between membership in the Church and Christian unity? And how have Christians in the West understood the unity of the Church and her sacraments in the wake of 16th-century schisms? Students in this course will examine Scripture and the history of Christian thought on the matter of the Church as a baptismal and eucharistic body under the sign of grace/election. Special emphasis is placed on the achievements of the ecumenical movement in the 20th century—in terms of concrete steps toward unity and their theological rationale, and in terms of the persistent exhortations to communion, repentance, forgiveness, and even martyrdom that more than ever occupy a central place in ecumenical literature. Lectures, seminar discussions. Attendance (10%), readings (with required worksheets – 25%), discussion (25%), and a final essay in two-parts, totaling 15 pages (40%) 

Schedule: 13:30 to 16:00 · Begins: 06/13 · Ends: 06/24
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT2532HF  L0101

The Life and Thought of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is an exploration of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) and an examination of his select writings. The course investigates the wider socio-political and theological contexts of Germany’s Weimar Republic, the ascendency of Hitler and Nazism, the Confessing Church, and the covert resistance to Hitler that Bonhoeffer later joined. The course also asks how these realities, together with Bonhoeffer’s writings, inform our 21st-Century North American context of Christian existence. Lectures, discussions. Seminar presentation, multiple choice exam, research paper.

Schedule: 09:00 to 17:00 · Begins: 05/09 · Ends: 05/13
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline:  May 09, 2011
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building, Room 340.

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SAT2600HS  L0101

Theological Anthropology

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

Exploration of the following themes in the light of Christian revelation: creation, community, body & soul, humanity as male and female, sin, grace, eschatology. Lectures, readings, presentations, final exam.

Schedule: 9:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 07/05 · Ends: 07/27
Schedule Notes: July 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21, 25, 27
Instructors: Vivian Ligo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Enrollment Notes: Registration deadline is June 28, 2011 and Payment for all July courses is due no later than June 30, 2011. Withdrawal date is July 13, 2011.  No refunds will be issued after this date.
TRT2606HS  L0101

Theology and the Arts

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will explore key themes in recent discussions about the relationship between theology and the arts. Though some historical perspective on the place of the arts in the Christian church will be noted, the focus of our attention will be on the wide range of current conversations on arts and theology. Themes such as spirituality and art, liturgy and art, God and beauty, the place of imagination, and art as a resource for engaging issues of justice will be among the topics we consider. Though there will be a lecture component in the course, the classes will take the form of a seminar where assigned readings will serve as the context for our discussions.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 13:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 07/04 · Ends: 07/14
Schedule Notes: Begins:  07/04  -  Ends:  07/14
Instructors: John Franklin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  July 7, 2011
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building, Room 212
EMT2638HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/06/17

Intercultural Theology

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

How people from different ethnocultural traditions think about matters of life, reality, justice, equality, and the divine is the central concern of this course. Reviewing debates of enculturation, inculturation and multiculturalism, it proposes interculturality as paradigm for constructive theological inquiry. Drawing from the multiple ethnocultural voices of Christianity, it attempts to create new intercultural spaces of theological reflections.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00 · Begins: 07/04 · Ends: 08/10
Schedule Notes: Classes from July 4-27; August 1-10, Mondays and Wednesdays.
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 15
WYT2671HF  L0101

Theology of Development

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course begins with the age-old question: what is the right relationship between the church and the world? What is, and what should be the role of the church in the face of human suffering and structural injustice? Throughout history, various understandings of this church-world paradox have emerged. Each successive paradigm has influenced the character of Christian mission in a particular age and culture. Today, as an increasingly globalized economy makes the chasm between rich and poor, and the distortions of “development”, ever more visible and scandalous, the church-world question burns anew.  Latin America’s theology of liberation, Black theology whether African or American are some of the 20th-century attempts to raise the question from the perspective of the oppressed. The World Council of Churches, Pope John Paul II’s “new evangelization”, and the Third Lausanne Congress on Evangelism in 2010 offer their own perspectives. We will analyse documents, explore biblical themes, and talk about context. Lectures, readings and presentation. Requirements include class participation, one major paper and one group presentation on an assigned/chosen topic.

Schedule: 09:00 to 15:00 · Begins: 04/25 · Ends: 04/29
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday
Instructors: Girma Bekele
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: April 26
SAT2726HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/04/27

God, History and Human Nature in the 19th Century

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  New Course · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

In the 17th century, the thinkers of the Scientific Revolution were looking for explanations of the physical world that were valid everywhere and for all time. In the 18th century, Enlightenment thinkers were also looking for universally valid explanations—but for human nature, morality and society. That all changed in the 19th century when thinkers realized that the contingency and mutability of existence make once-and-for-all answers impossible. Come find out how Hegel, Kierkegaard, Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche and Freud changed the way we look at the world forever. We will consider the thinkers’ ideas both in their historical context and in light of their implications for our own thinking about human nature, society, history, morality and God. Lectures, discussions, on-line questions. Two 6-8 page papers; class participation; on-line questions; final exam.

Schedule: Saturday, 10:00 to 15:00
Schedule Notes: Six Saturdays 10 am to 3 p.m. April 30; May, 7, 14, 28; June 4, 11
Instructors: Sean Mulrooney
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
SMT2741HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/04/19

Existentialism

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

An introduction for theology students to central existential themes of freedom, responsibility, self-knowledge and human solidarity. Readings will be from Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, and Heidegger.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Dates: April 27, May 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 25, 30 (no class on May 23) Last date to add or drop the course is May 4, 2011.
RGT2751HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/05/02

Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

At the beginning of the 1600s, Galileo inaugurated the Scientific Revolution, which in turn brought about revolutions in philosophy and theology. In this course, we will examine Descartes’ attempt to find a a new philosophy, some responses to his attempt, and Hume’s reassertion of skepticism. We will then look at Kant’s attempt to reconcile Humean skepticism with the certainty of Newtonian physics. Finally, we will examine Hegel’s attempt to synthesize history, mathematics, science, art, and religion into a single comprehensive system. Throughout the course, we will be looking at philosophical method and its implications for theology. The course will involve both lecture and discussion. Students will be required to ask weekly questions, write 3 short papers and write a final exam.

Schedule: 19:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 05/02 · Ends: 05/30
Schedule Notes: May 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 24, 26, 30
Instructors: Sean Mulrooney
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Additional Notes: Last day to add: May 9, 2011;  Last day to drop: May 18, 2011
TRT2951HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/05/06

Twentieth Century Canadian Political Theologies

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

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

Schedule: 1800 to 2000 · Begins: 05/16 · Ends: 06/27
Schedule Notes: Mondays, Wednesdays
Instructors: David Neelands, John Brewin
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline:  May 31, 2011
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building, Room 340.
3000 Level Courses
RGT3243HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/07/20

Christology

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

This course promotes the personal critical appropriation of the Scriptural and dogmatic tradition in Christology, whether in preparation for the M.Div. comprehensive exam, or as a solid foundation in Christology for other students. It helps the student preparing for ministry to bring a systematic understanding of the person and work of Jesus the Christ to bear on pastoral issues and exposes the student to the spiritual dimension of Christological teaching. Lectures and seminars. Assignments for 3243: exegetical paper, oral interview, 2 learning reports, take home final exam. Assignments for 6243: 2 mid-length papers, participation in 3 seminars outside of class time.

AD students enrol in RGT6243HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00 · Begins: 05/03 · Ends: 06/09
Schedule Notes: May 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31; June 2, 7, 9
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3243H & RGT6243H.
Additional Notes: Last day to add:  May 12, 2011;  Last day to drop:  May 26, 2011
RGT3552HF  L0101

Aquinas on the Spiritual Life

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course focuses on Aquinas' Summa Theologiae and its systematic theology of the Christian life: faith, hope and love are the foundational principles that ground the concrete living out of the imitatio Christi in a life of prayer, service, preaching and leadership in the Church. Importance of philosophical, rhetorical and historical tools for reading the text. Weekly reading, weekly papers, term paper, participation in class discussion.

AD students enrol in RGT6552HF.

Schedule: 09:00 to 17:00 · Begins: 06/13 · Ends: 06/17
Schedule Notes: June 13 - 17
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Additional Notes: Last day to add: May 31, 2011;  Last day to drop: June 10, 2011
TRT3575HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/05/04

Kierkegaard as a Theological Resource

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

Intro to some main ideas that are theologically and ethically relevant in Kierkegaard's thought: person, indirect communication, irony, edification, confession, sermon, scripture. Christ as model and as redeemer. Attention to biblical figures shaping Kierkegaard's understanding of faith. Selected readings from Either/Or, Purity of Heart, Gospel of Suffering, Christian Discourses, and Works of Love. Class presentations and contribution to discussions 10%; Short critique (400-600 words) on reading designated by instructor 15%; Term paper (discussed with outline in advance) 50%; Class test (one hour) 25%.

AD students enrol in TRT6575HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 12:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 05/04 · Ends: 06/08
Schedule Notes: Begins: 05/04 - Ends: 0608
Instructors: Abrahim H. Khan
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  May 12, 2011
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building, Room 213.
SMT3637HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/01/03

Ecology and the World Religions

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

As responsible citizens of the world, ecclesial ministers, religious educators and theologians need to understand religious viewpoints since religious faith is a source of most worldviews, which both shape and are shaped by culture. This course is designed to explore the dialogue between Christianity and other world religions. Given the urgency and universality of threats to environmental well-being, this course will explore dialogue through the relation of religion and ecology. Emphasis will be placed on how the adherents of religious traditions understand themselves and address issues related to ecology and environmental responsibility in our contemporary world.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: 9 weekly meetings on Wednesday, April 27-June 22
Instructors: Darren Dias
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT3747HF  L0101

The Liturgical Turn in Philosophy and Theology

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will explore the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of a recent renewed interest in liturgical theology, considering figures such as Pierre Bourdieu, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Charles Taylor. Literature review, major paper.

Schedule: 09:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 06/06 · Ends: 06/16
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, June 6-16
Instructors: James K.A. Smith
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  June 8, 2011
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building, Room 212.
RGT3790YY  L0101

MTS Synthesis Paper

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

MTS Synthesis Paper

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 0:00 to 0:00
Instructors:
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
SAT3850HF  L4101

Christianity & World Religions

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · St. Augustine's Aurora 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: Irregular · Begins: 05/14 · Ends: 06/18
Schedule Notes: Saturdays: May 14 & May 28 - 9:30 am - 3:30 p.m.; Tuesdays:  May 31 & June 7 - 6-9 pm; Saturday, June 18 - 9:30 am - 3:30 p.m
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Date:  May 30, 2011
SMT3893HS  L4101

Biblical Personalities in Midrash Aggada

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Israel Site

Continuities and transformation of biblical figures in rabbinic exegesis; biblical tracings and the midrashic imagination; an analysis of surface and substratum hermeneutics in the rabbinic reading of scripture; the rhetoric and theology of midrash. Primary texts from Scripture, Talmud, & Midrash will be analyzed. Readings, review quiz, lectures, written or oral examination. For Religious Education Credit register in SMP 3498H or 6498H.

Schedule: · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Darren Dias
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical
Enrollment Notes: REGISTRATION CLOSED AS THE COURSE IS NOW FULL.
SMT3902HS  L0101

Ethical Issues in Christian Leadership

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will survey ethical issues encountered by both Christian leaders and leaders in Christian institutions as well as the styles and theories of leadership and models for effective decision-making that might be employed. The course will use a combination of lectures, discussions and student led seminars. Evaluation: participation, seminar presentation, case analysis, integration paper.

Schedule: 09:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 07/18 · Ends: 07/28
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday
Instructors: Mary Rowell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Last date to add or drop the course is July 20, 2011.
SMT3968HF  L0101

Globalization / Social Justice / Eco-Justice

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

“Globalization” refers to cascading developments in the production of knowledge / science, technologies, modes and scales of social organization which are transforming the horizons of people’s relationships with one another, the world, and nature. And these developments are everywhere disrupting cultural and religious, ethical and political frameworks, vastly expanding horizons for thinking about every issue, transforming the calculus of grave risks and promising possibilities, and introducing new issues and priorities, all requiring the re-invention of ethical frameworks and methods.  With special reference to the growing chorus of diverse “justice” movements, especially the “anti-globalization or “alternative globalization” movements, we will review debates on key social justice, gender-justice, racial justice, and eco-justice issues, with special reference to the contributions of the churches; address the Implications for ethical views of human capacities to act on planetary scales; explore the ways in which Christian communities are nurturing moral subjects and contributing to social transformation.

 

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

 

AD students enrol in SMT6968HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 17:00 to 20:00 · Begins: 04/26 · Ends: 05/24
Schedule Notes: 9 Meetings: April 26, 28, May 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19 and 24.
Instructors: Lee F. Cormie
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Last date to add or drop the course is May 3, 2011.
6000 Level Courses
RGT6243HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/07/20

Christology

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

This course promotes the personal critical appropriation of the Scriptural and dogmatic tradition in Christology, whether in preparation for the M.Div. comprehensive exam, or as a solid foundation in Christology for other students. It helps the student preparing for ministry to bring a systematic understanding of the person and work of Jesus the Christ to bear on pastoral issues and exposes the student to the spiritual dimension of Christological teaching. Lectures and seminars. Assignments for 3243: exegetical paper, oral interview, 2 learning reports, take home final exam. Assignments for 6243: 2 mid-length papers, participation in 3 seminars outside of class time.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3243HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Schedule Notes: May 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31;  June 2, 7, 9
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3243H & RGT6243H.
Additional Notes: Last day to add:  May 12, 2011;  Last day to drop:  May 26, 2011
RGT6552HF  L0101

Aquinas on the Spiritual Life

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course focuses on Aquinas' Summa Theologiae and its systematic theology of the Christian life: faith, hope and love are the foundational principles that ground the concrete living out of the imitatio Christi in a life of prayer, service, preaching and leadership in the Church. Importance of philosophical, rhetorical and historical tools for reading the text. Weekly reading, weekly papers, term paper, participation in class discussion.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3552HF.

Schedule: 09:00 to 17:00 · Begins: 06/13 · Ends: 06/17
Schedule Notes: June 13 - 17
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Additional Notes: Last day to add: May 31, 2011;  Last day to drop: June 10, 2011
TRT6575HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/05/04

Kierkegaard as a Theological Resource

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

Intro to some main ideas that are theologically and ethically relevant in Kierkegaard's thought: person, indirect communication, irony, edification, confession, sermon, scripture. Christ as model and as redeemer. Attention to biblical figures shaping Kierkegaard's understanding of faith. Selected readings from Either/Or, Purity of Heart, Gospel of Suffering, Christian Discourses, and Works of Love. Class presentations and contribution to discussions 10%; Short critique (400-600 words) on reading designated by instructor 15%; Term paper (discussed with outline in advance) 50%; Class test (one hour) 25%. For M.A. and Th.M II students only.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3575HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 12:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: Begins:  05/04 - Ends:  06/08
Instructors: Abrahim H. Khan
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  May 12, 2011
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building, Room 213.
SMT6968HF  L0101

Globalization / Social Justice / Eco-Justice

Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

“Globalization” refers to cascading developments in the production of knowledge / science, technologies, modes and scales of social organization which are transforming the horizons of people’s relationships with one another, the world, and nature. And these developments are everywhere disrupting cultural and religious, ethical and political frameworks, vastly expanding horizons for thinking about every issue, transforming the calculus of grave risks and promising possibilities, and introducing new issues and priorities, all requiring the re-invention of ethical frameworks and methods.  With special reference to the growing chorus of diverse “justice” movements, especially the “anti-globalization or “alternative globalization” movements, we will review debates on key social justice, gender-justice, racial justice, and eco-justice issues, with special reference to the contributions of the churches; address the Implications for ethical views of human capacities to act on planetary scales; explore the ways in which Christian communities are nurturing moral subjects and contributing to social transformation.

 

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

 

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3968HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 17:00 to 20:00 · Begins: 04/26 · Ends: 05/24
Schedule Notes: 9 Meetings: April 26, 28, May 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19 and 24.
Instructors: Lee F. Cormie
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Last date to add or drop the course is May 3, 2011.
Biblical Crosslisted Courses
WYB5346HF  L0101

Scripture & Theology Seminar: The Psalms in the Christian Tradition

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

Close reading of selected Psalms, according to these categories: a. Psalms in the OT that appear in the NT; b. key psalms within the structure of the Psalter; c. imprecatory psalms; d. popular psalms that do not appear in the NT. Tasks: a. Original language work in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, b. Reading (in translation) of the reception history of the Psalms, including the use of the Psalms in the NT, also c. chiefly Diodore and Theodore, Origen, Chrysostom, Theodoret, Jerome, Augustine, Aquinas, Rashi, Calvin, Luther, moderns, and d. Selected readings in hermeneutics, including Frei. Teaching Method -- two weekly seminars, with readings for discussion and analysis of the primary sources. Means of evaluation -- one major paper to be submitted at the end of the term.

Schedule: Monday, Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00 · Begins: 05/02 · Ends: 05/26
Schedule Notes: May 2 - 26
Instructors: Christopher Seitz
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: May 12

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

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