Historical Courses for the 2012 Fall Session

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Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
SAH1001HF  L0101

Early Christianity (to AD 600)

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

 

This course offers an opportunity to explore the history of the Christian Church from its origins in Judaism through to its monastic expansion beyond the boundaries of the Western Roman Empire in the sixth and seventh centuries.  It will examine the conflicts, individuals, social movements and theologies that shaped Christianity during this formative period.  Two Document Analyses, Seminar Presentation, Seminar Paper, Final Examination.

 

 

 

 

Schedule: Monday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Peter M. Meehan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
EMH1010HF  L0101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

 

This introductory course explores Christianity’s formation and transformation from the post-apostolic era to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West in the year 843. Along the way, we will explore how Christians described their religious experience, practiced their faith, articulated and argued about their beliefs, and structured their ecclesial communities. We will learn about Christianity’s changing relationship to political power; its engagement with other religions and cultures; the lifestyles, theological mindsets, and models of community proposed and debated by Christian leaders; the political and theological challenges associated with the movement’s early marginalization, eventual expansion, encounter with Islam in the East and the "barbarians" in the West; and the formation of "Christian Europe."  Lecture, group discussions. Evaluation: practice quizzes, mid-term writing projects, choice of final exam or research paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Phyllis D. Airhart
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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WYH1010HF  L0101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

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

From the subapostolic age to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam. Class participation, course portfolio, one short essay, and two other academic exercises (choice of reading notes, short papers, weekly quizzes, final exam, etc.).

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Alan L. Hayes
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNH1015HF  L0101

A Global History of Christianity - a survey

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A survey of the history of Christianity and an introduction to the study of Christian history. Lecture. Book review, seminar participation, mid-term exam, final exam. Mandatory seminar.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Stuart Macdonald
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
2000 Level Courses
TRH2002HF  L0101

A History of the Church in the Middle Ages

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course aims to provide a general knowledge of mediaeval church history (600 - 1500) presented in a text and by exercising critical reasoning through analysing 3 primary texts chosen by the student. The reality of the church's life shown by the clergy, laity and in its worship is made tangible through manuscript, artistic and architectural material from videos and Power Point presentations. Teaching methods: seminars, audiovisuals, lectures.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Barry Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
TRH2010HF  L0101

History of Christianity II

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Development of thought and piety; monasticism and mendicants; crusades, parish life; papacy, princes and church councils; Byzantium; East-West relations; relations with Jews and Muslims; Renaissance and reformations; reformers; missionary expansion; confessionalism.  The course will consist of lectures and class discussions.  GRADING PROCEDURES:  In-class discussions, short essay, long essay.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Jesse Billett
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 214
TRH2061HF  L0101

The Birth of Theology

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
TRH2061HF  L6101

The Birth of Theology

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMH2210HF  L0101

History of Christianity III (1648-present)

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine how Christianity has both contributed to the emergence of the modern world and has responded to some of the major developments that characterize modernity. Topics may include the impact of new ways of thinking on Christian world views; movements of religious renewal; Christian responses to new social trends and development; the geographic expansion of Christianity; developments in Christian practice and worship; Christianity and public life; new trends in Christian thought. Students who have taken --H2004H Modern Christianity (1750 to the present) may not take this course. Prerequisites: History of Christianity I or History of Christianity II, or with the permission of the instructor.

Schedule: Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Instructors: Brian Clarke
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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TRH2210HF  L6101

History of Christianity III (1648-present)

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Online Course

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15
SAH2447HF  L0101

History of Canadian Catholics

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Exploration of Amerindian and French interface, baroque spirituality, arrival of the Irish and Scots, ultramontane spirituality, Confederation and Catholic education, messianic language groups, Canadians cope with the Depression, church unity and the CCCB, the Asbestos Strike, Quiet Revolution, Vatican II, women, and Aboriginal People. Presentation, paper, and open exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Terence Fay, S.J.
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
TRH2812HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/04/26

Christianity in North America 1600 to the Present

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course traces the evolution and diversity of Christianity in North America from the first contact between Europeans and First Nations to the present day. Reading a broad array of primary and secondary sources, we will pay particular attention to the divergent courses of Christianity in Canada and the United States, especially in regard to relations between church and state, religion’s role in politics, and attitudes toward religious pluralism. One short midterm paper (20%) and one longer final paper (70%). Class participation is required (10%).

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
3000 Level Courses
SMH3100HF  L0101

Birth of Holy Places in Jerusalem

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

In the course I plan to bring forth the pre-Crusader descriptions of the Holy places by the pilgrim. Show the total change in sites because of Moslem restrictions on the Christians and bring, again the descriptions of the Holy Place by the pilgrim in the post-Crusader periods. Discuss the reason for the change and thus show how today the sites are venerated, and in case there is a dispute about their authenticity

AD students enrol in SMH6100HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMH3184HF  L0101

Last Attempts of Christianity to Redeem the Holy Land

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will tell the various aspects of the creation of the Crusader phenomenon. The Conquest of the country and the conflicts with the neighbouring countries. Who were the people who lived beyond the borders of the kingdom. Did they accept at least for a while the Christian presence in the Middle East, the organization of the Kingdom, the wars the Crusaders had to conduct, the legal system of the Kingdom, and many other aspects of the phenomenon. Teaching Method: Lectures & Reading. Means of Evaluation: One Essay 80%/Participation 20% Class Attendance.

AD students enrol in SMH6184HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNH3201HF  L0101

The Long Scottish Reformation, 1510-1710

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will look at developments in Scotland during the Reformation era. The failure of early attempts at reformation, both Lutheran and Catholic, will be discussed as will the eventual success of a model of reformation derived from Calvin's Geneva. The course will look at the evolution of this vision within Scotland and the nature of the reformed Church of Scotland. The course will continue up through the seventeenth century and will look at what scholars are beginning to see as a second reformation. Lectures, seminar discussions. Class participation; primary document study; major research essay. 

 AD Students enrol in KNH6201HF
 
 
Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Stuart Macdonald
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICH3350HF  L0101

Art, Theology, and Religion: "Theologies" of Art in the Christian Tradition

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will explore significant ways that Christians have thought about the arts, artistry and art culture in Eastern and Western Christendom. The course will compare the varieties of theologies of art that have emerged from within the Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox traditions as well as consider what distinguishes a "theology" of art by investigating historical and contemporary conceptions of art and theology. The study will involve looking at paintings, icons, altarpieces, and socially and culturally engaged works of art as well as pertinent theological writings. Students will be evaluated on class participation, seminar presentations, and a research paper on an approved topic. The methodology used in the course will be a mix of lecture and class discussion on assigned readings. Class participation, 20%; seminar presentations, 30%; Major research paper, 50%.

 

AD students enrol in ICH6350HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
5000 Level Courses
TRH5049HF  L0101

Mani and the Kingdom of Light--Exploring an Alternate Christianity

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Mani, an inhabitant of 3rd century Iraq/Iran believed himself to be the Paraclete promised by Jesus. From that belief grew a church which reached from North Africa to China and lasted over a thousand years, including among its sympathizers the young St. Augustine. This course will use the writings of Manichaeans and their opponents, including Augustine, to address the criteria of Christian identity, and use a theological system not based on the incarnation to explore the meaning of creation, revelation, and redemption in more conventional contexts.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Richard Paul Vaggione
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
SMH5285HF  L0101

Russian Theologians

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Historical context and enduring influence of key theologians during the Silver Age of Russian culture: Vladimir Soloviev, Sergei Bulgakov, Pavel Florensky. Reading and analysis of representative works. Seminar, major essay. Lectures, seminars and discussion of texts.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: T. Allan Smith
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICH5710HF  L0101

Nietzsche, Foucault and the Genealogical Approach to the History of Philosophy

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This seminar examines that philosophical approach to the history of philosophy that travels under the name of genealogy. It does so in terms of close readings of selected texts of the tradition's two major figures: Friederich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault against the backdrop of a number of ancient and medieval examples of protreptic rhetoric. It thereby attests the thesis that contemporary genealogy is the latest manifestation of the protreptic tradition in the history of philosophy, i.e., a deliberative rhetoric designed to exhort recipients to turn ( convertere )from harm to health, from falsehood to truth, from the base to the noble. The course will run as a seminar in which students will be asked to produce weekly papers of 400 to 600 words on the weekly readings to prime class room discussion. In addition, each student will be required to prepare a seminar on one required text which involves written material of between 1200 and 1800 words. Finally, each student will be required to submit a course paper on a topic mutually agreed upon with the class instructor. The course paper should be 4500 to 7500 words in the case of a Master's level student and 6000 to 9000 words in the case of a ThD/ PhD level student. The grade will be the result of weekly papers (25%), seminar presentation (15%) and course paper (60%). 

 
Schedule: Tuesday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Robert Sweetman
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
ICH5751HF  L0101

The Aesthetics of Compassion

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

In light of recent renewed interest in the meanings and mechanisms of empathy in such areas as ethics, visual studies, and the philosophy of the mind, this course examines the place and role of compassion in the development of the Western aesthetics tradition. Considering a range of art theoretical texts, literature, and images for which the theme of compassion has been thought able to account for certain of the emotional and cognitive links that exist between artwork and its audience.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMH5801HF  L0101

Christianity and Crisis in North America

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The role of religion in times of war and unrest: religious interpretations of conflict and violence, peace movements, and national identity in times of crisis. Responsible participation, mid-term written assignment, research paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Phyllis D. Airhart
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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6000 Level Courses
SMH6100HF  L0101

Birth of Holy Places in Jerusalem

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

In the course I plan to bring forth the pre-Crusader descriptions of the Holy places by the pilgrim. Show the total change in sites because of Moslem restrictions on the Christians and bring, again the descriptions of the Holy Place by the pilgrim in the post-Crusader periods. Discuss the reason for the change and thus show how today the sites are venerated, and in case there is a dispute about their authenticity

Basic Degree students enrol in SMH3100HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMH6184HF  L0101

Last Attempts of Christiainity to Redeem the Holy Land

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will tell the various aspects of the creation of the Crusader phenomenon. The Conquest of the country and the conflicts with the neighbouring countries. Who were the people who lived beyond the borders of the kingdom. Did they accept at least for a while the Christian presence in the Middle East, the organization of the Kingdom, the wars the Crusaders had to conduct, the legal system of the Kingdom, and many other aspects of the phenomenon. Teaching Method: Lectures & Reading. Means of Evaluation: One Essay 80%/Participation 20% Class Attendance.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMH3184HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNH6201HF  L0101

The Long Scottish Reformation, 1510-1710

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will look at developments in Scotland during the Reformation era. The failure of early attempts at reformation, both Lutheran and Catholic, will be discussed as will the eventual success of a model of reformation derived from Calvin's Geneva. The course will look at the evolution of this vision within Scotland and the nature of the reformed Church of Scotland. The course will continue up through the seventeenth century and will look at what scholars are beginning to see as a second reformation. Lectures, seminar discussions. Class participation; primary document study; major research essay. 

 

Basic Degree students enrol in KNH3201HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Stuart Macdonald
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICH6350HF  L0101

Art, Theology, and Religion: "Theologies" of Art in the Christian Tradition

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will explore significant ways that Christians have thought about the arts, artistry and art culture in Eastern and Western Christendom. The course will compare the varieties of theologies of art that have emerged from within the Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox traditions as well as consider what distinguishes a "theology" of art by investigating historical and contemporary conceptions of art and theology. The study will involve looking at paintings, icons, altarpieces, and socially and culturally engaged works of art as well as pertinent theological writings. Students will be evaluated on class participation, seminar presentations, and a research paper on an approved topic. The methodology used in the course will be a mix of lecture and class discussion on assigned readings. Class participation, 20%; seminar presentations, 30%; Major research paper, 50%.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICH3350HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Theological Crosslisted Courses
RGT3115HF  L0101

Vatican II: The Theology and Historical Context of the Documents

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will study the documents of the Second Vatican Council with a view to understanding their theological foundations, their histroical context and development, and their pastoral implications for today's church. One book report, total 20%; one discussion facilitation, total 10%; one document analysis paper, total 30%; one disputed issue paper, total 40%.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Margaret Lavin
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Historical
RGT3551HF  L0101

Aquinas: Summa Contra Gentiles

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

A careful study of a book of the Summa contra Gentiles, where Aquinas explores Christian doctrines as an exercise in personally appropriating divine wisdom. The course teaches a method of close textual reading, and will interest students seeking an accessible introduction to Aquinas, those seeking an overall view of his methodology, and those preparing comprehensive exams in theology. Lectures and seminars. Assignments for 3551: 2 short papers, 2 learning reports, final take home exam. Assignments for 6551: 2 short papers, preparing and giving a 1 hour lecture, final exegetical essay.

AD students enrol in RGT6551HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Historical
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
WYT3651HF  L0101

Theologies of Luther & Calvin

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Demson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
RGT6551HF  L0101

Aquinas: Summa Contra Gentiles

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A careful study of a book of the Summa contra Gentiles, where Aquinas explores Christian doctrines as an exercise in personally appropriating divine wisdom. The course teaches a method of close textual reading, and will interest students seeking an accessible introduction to Aquinas, those seeking an overall view of his methodology, and those preparing comprehensive exams in theology. Lectures and seminars. Assignments for 3551: 2 short papers, 2 learning reports, final take home exam. Assignments for 6551: 2 short papers, preparing and giving a 1 hour lecture, final exegetical essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3551HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Historical
Enrollment Notes: Max 6 (AD & BD)

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Historical Courses for the <em>2012</em> Fall Session

Historical Courses for the <em>2012</em> Fall Session