Theological Courses for the 2014 Summer Session

Course Listings by Level

Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
SAT1101HF  L6101

Foundations of Theology

Offered in Summer 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · Online Course

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes:   April 28, 2014 to July 27, 2014
Instructors: Donald Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes:   Registration Deadline: April 21, 2014 Withdrawal Deadline: May 20, 2014
Additional Notes:   All tuition and fee charges posted to the SWS/ROSI account are payable when billed.
SAT1905HS  L0101

Moral Theology

Offered in Summer 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

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: Irregular · Begins: 07/14 · Ends: 07/14
Schedule Notes:   July 3, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm; July 7, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm; July 10, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm; July 14, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm; July 17, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.
Instructors: Patricia Murphy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Enrollment Notes:   Registration Deadline: June 23, 2014; Withdrawal Deadline: July 7, 2014
Additional Notes:   All tuition and fee charges posted to the SWS/ROSI account are payable when billed.
2000 Level Courses
SAT2242HF  L0101

Christology

Offered in Summer 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · 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.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: 04/14 · Ends: 06/14
Schedule Notes: Wednesday April 30 - 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm, Wednesday May 7 - 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm; Wednesday May 14- 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm; Wednesday May 21 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm; Friday May 23- 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm; Monday May 26 - 7:00 pm to 9: 30 pm; Saturday May 31 -9:30 am to 5:00 pm;Written Exam June 3 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Instructors: J. Chandrakanthan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Enrollment Notes:   Registration Deadline: April 21, 2014; Withdrawal Deadline: May 15, 2014
Additional Notes:   All tuition and fee charges posted to the SWS/ROSI account are payable when billed.
SMT2402HF  L6101

Introduction to Liturgy

Offered in Summer 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) 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.

 

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/10 · Ends: 07/12
Schedule Notes: Two required face-to-face class sessions, 9 weeks of online study, and one optional face-to-face session: Class meeting Sat. May 10, 1-4 p.m. Online discussions from May 11 to July 12 Class meeting Sat. July 12, 1-4 p.m. Optional small-group class meetings Sat.–Sun. June 28 –29.    
Instructors: Christian McConnell
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
SAT2600HF  L6101

Theological Anthropology

Offered in Summer 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Online Course

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: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: April 28, 2014 to July 27, 2014
Instructors: Peter Gittens
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes:   Registration Deadline: April 21, 2014; Withdrawal Deadline: May 20, 2014
Additional Notes:   All tuition and fee charges posted to the SWS/ROSI account are payable when billed.
KNT2608HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/06/06

Religions in Dialogue

Offered in Summer 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · 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, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:30 to 12:30 · Begins: 05/13 · Ends: 05/24
Schedule Notes: May 13-24, 2014
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT2610HS  L4101

Eco-Theology Faith and Practice

Offered in Summer 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Through lecture, discussion, prayer and eco-praxis, course participants will develop a solid academic foundation in eco-theology, skills to analyze contemporary social and ethical issues in ecology, and an integration of theology, spirituality and practical applications including organic gardening to support the formation of Christian identity and mission in the world today.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday · Begins: 07/02 · Ends: 07/10
Instructors: Mary Rowell, Linda Gregg
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 12 · Max: 12
Enrollment Notes: For more information about the course, please contact Dr. Linda Gregg, C.S.J. at lm.gregg@utoronto.ca
3000 Level Courses
RGT3322HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/02/28

Contemplation in Action

Offered in Summer 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Ignatius of Loyola wanted Jesuits to be "contemplatives in action". This describes the desire of many Christians today and the imperatives thrust upon us to be at once boned with God and with our fellow travellers. Reading in Loyola Zizioulas, J Macmurray, early Christian and contemporary theologians and mystics. NT accounts of prayer and action in Jesus of Nazareth. 10-12 page essay.

AD students enrol in RGT6322HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: 2014 May 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27
Instructors: John E. Costello
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: Last day to add: 2014 April 24;  Last day to drop: 2014 May 8 
KNT3345HF  L0101

Theologies of Protestant Spirituality & Formation

Offered in Summer 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2912 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will examine Protestant Theological Teaching and Traditions of Spirituality and Formation as rooted in medieval and reformation approaches with a particular reference to the Reformed Tradition. In the light of these traditions the course will challenge students to develop a credible and constructive theological framework for spirituality and formation in the 21st century North American and particularly Canadian context.

AD students enrol in KNT6345HF.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:30 to 12:30 · Begins: 05/20 · Ends: 05/30
Schedule Notes: May 20- May 30, 2014
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Last day to register 05/12;  Last day to drop 05/21
RGT3631HF  L0101

The New Evangelisation Imperative

Offered in Summer 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This intensive course explores the understanding of New Evangelization within the Roman Catholic Church taking the October 2012 Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith as a starting point and tracing the historical context from Evangeli Nuntiandi (and referencing Vatican II documents Lumen Gentium and Ad Gentes), the substantive theological issues emerging through the pontificates of John Paul II and Benedict XVI and the future possibilities of the New Evangelization seen as a radical challenge to all members of the Church.

AD students enrol in RGT6631HF.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday · Begins: 04/28 · Ends: 05/02
Schedule Notes: 09:00-12:00 & 14:00-16:00;  2014 April 28-30 & May 1-2
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: Last day to add: 2014 April 24;  Last day to drop: 2014 April 28
RGT3790YF  L0101

MTS Synthesis Paper

Offered in Summer 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

MTS Synthesis Paper

Schedule: 0:00 to 0:00
Schedule Notes: No fixed schedule.
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
Additional Notes: Last day to add: April 30;  Last day to drop: May 15
SMT3807HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/04/16

Beauty Ever Ancient, Ever New: Intro to Theological Aesthetics

Offered in Summer 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." "Beauty is only skin deep." For many, beauty is a 'superficial' concept whlch seems out of place in Christian theology. However, Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar wrote that the person who forgets or sneers at beauty "can no longer pray and soon will be unable to love." Is beauty of vital importance to our understanding of God? The history of Christian thought is full of discussions of the beauty of God and creation, from Augustine's beauty "ever ancient, ever new" to theologians as diverse as Jonathan Edwards and David Bentley Hart. Moreover, the past century has seen the rise of "theological aesthetics," a renewed attempt to recover an approach to both knowing God through beauty and investigating earthly beauty in light of divine glory. This course will examine topics such as the beauty of the Triune God, the beauty of the cross, and the beauty of humanity in the image of God by surveying the work of major theologians from across the broad spectrum of the Christian tradition. We will then attempt to bring a "theology of beauty" into conversation with contemporary cultural discussions of beauty and meaning, including issues surrounding art, justice and the human person.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 1730 to 2030 · Begins: 05/01 · Ends: 05/29
Schedule Notes:     Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. May 1 -29 (Total 9 classes)  
Instructors: Brett Potter
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 12
SMT3902HS  L0101

Ethical Issues in Christian Leadership

Offered in Summer 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · 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: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1000 to 1630 · Begins: 07/21 · Ends: 07/25
Schedule Notes: 5 Classes of 5.5 hours each. Classes start at 10:00, finish at 16:30 with one hour lunch break.
Instructors: Mary Rowell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 12
SMT3925HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/10/11

Justice: Indiv/Social

Offered in Summer 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Moira McQueen
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
WYT3925HF  L0101

Ethics as Theology

Offered in Summer 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course explores the logical structure of moral awareness, moral thought and moral communication, and the role of Ethics as a reflective theological discipline in illuminating it.  Themes with which the class with be expected to engage include the relation of practical to theoretical reason, the self as agent, divine command and creation, moral knowledge, time and salvation history, moral law, deliberation and vocation, the operation of the Holy Spirit in the moral life, the foundational place of the virtues of faith, love and hope.

AD students enrol in WYT6925HF.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10:00 to 13:00 · Begins: 04/28 · Ends: 05/09
Schedule Notes: 8 X 3 hour Sessions: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  April 28, 2014 - May 09, 2014
Instructors: Oliver O'Donovan
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 18
SAT3926HF  L0101

Social Justice

Offered in Summer 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough 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: Irregular · Begins: 04/14 · Ends: 05/14
Schedule Notes: Please note that the May 3rd class is cancelled and will be replaced by online components; please make sure you can access Blackboard.   Apr. 28th ,  6:30-9:30 pm; May 5th, 6:30-9:30 pm; May 12th , 6:30-9:30 pm; May 24th , 8:00 am -4:00 pm; an online exam will follow.
Instructors: Thomas Lynch
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Enrollment Notes:   Registration Deadline: April 21, 2014; Withdrawal Deadline: May 5, 2014
Additional Notes:   All tuition and fee charges posted to the SWS/ROSI account are payable when billed.
SAT3952HF  L0101

Bioethics

Offered in Summer 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough 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: Irregular · Begins: 05/14 · Ends: 06/14
Schedule Notes: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted May 5 [4:30 pm – 6:30 pm], 8, 12[4:30 pm – 6:30 pm], 15, 20, 22, 26[4:30 pm – 6:30 pm], 29 June 2, 5, 9, 12 Exam to follow
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: April 24, 2014 Withdrawal Deadline:  May 13, 2014
6000 Level Courses
RGT6322HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/02/28

Contemplation in Action

Offered in Summer 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Ignatius of Loyola wanted Jesuits to be "contemplatives in action". This describes the desire of many Christians today and the imperatives thrust upon us to be at once boned with God and with our fellow travellers. Reading in Loyola Zizioulas, J Macmurray, early Christian and contemporary theologians and mystics. NT accounts of prayer and action in Jesus of Nazareth. 10-12 page essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3322HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: 2014 May 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27
Instructors: John E. Costello
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: Last day to add: 2014 April 24;  Last day to drop: 2014 May 8
KNT6345HF  L0101

Theologies of Protestant Spirituality & Formation

Offered in Summer 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2912 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will examine Protestant Theological Teaching and Traditions of Spirituality and Formation as rooted in medieval and reformation approaches with a particular reference to the Reformed Tradition. In the light of these traditions the course will challenge students to develop a credible and constructive theological framework for spirituality and formation in the 21st century North American and particularly Canadian context.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNT3345HF.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:30 to 12:30 · Begins: 05/20 · Ends: 05/30
Schedule Notes: May 20 - May 30, 2014
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Last day to register 05/12;  Last day to drop 05/21
RGT6631HF  L0101

The New Evangelisation Imperative

Offered in Summer 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This intensive course explores the understanding of New Evangelization within the Roman Catholic Church taking the October 2012 Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith as a starting point and tracing the historical context from Evangeli Nuntiandi (and referencing Vatican II documents Lumen Gentium and Ad Gentes), the substantive theological issues emerging through the pontificates of John Paul II and Benedict XVI and the future possibilities of the New Evangelization seen as a radical challenge to all members of the Church.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3631HF.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday · Begins: 04/28 · Ends: 05/02
Schedule Notes: 09:00-12:00 & 14:00-16:00;  2014 April 28-30 & May 1-2
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: Last day to add: 2014 April 24;  Last day to drop: 2014 April 28
WYT6925HF  L0101

Ethics as Theology

Offered in Summer 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course explores the logical structure of moral awareness, moral thought and moral communication, and the role of Ethics as a reflective theological discipline in illuminating it.  Theses with which the class with le expected to engage include the relation of practical to theoretical reason, the self as agent, divine command and creation, moral knowledge, time and salvation history, moral law, deliberation and vocation, the operation of the Holy Spirit in the moral life, the foundational place of the virtues of faith, love and hope.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYT3925HF.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10:00 to 13:00 · Begins: 04/28 · Ends: 05/09
Schedule Notes: 8 X 3 hour sessions.  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, April 28, 2014 - May 09, 2014
Instructors: Oliver O'Donovan
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 18
Biblical Crosslisted Courses
TRB3911HF  L0101

History of Biblical Interpretation

Offered in Summer 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

For most of Christian history the interpretation of the Bible was a pastoral activity. Drawing on basic notions of post-modern consideration of 'reader response', we will survey the pre-critical interpretation history of the Bible from a diachronic perspective as an unfolding process across history, and in key synchronic snapshots focusing on types of interpretation as specific moments in the history. How do interpretations reflect and repress the tensions, inner dynamics and problematics of the biblical texts to which they are a response? How are they responses to the needs of the community in specific places and times? We will examine theories of interpretation and and also actual examples of interpretation from various periods. Broad topics will include: early Christian interpretation of texts from Leviticus and Ecclesiastes, hermeneutic approaches of Origen, Augustine, Luther and others, mediaeval readings of the book of Ruth, Luther and Calvin as archetypal Reformation readers of scripture, visual art as a form of biblical interpretation, the emergence of historical-critical models of reading, and the cantatas and Passions of J.S. Bach as instances of affective and intellective interpretation.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 05/26 · Ends: 06/25
Instructors: Walter Deller
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline: May 28, 2014
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin building, room 340

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Theological Courses for the <em>2014</em> Summer Session

Theological Courses for the <em>2014</em> Summer Session