Course Timetable for Monday: Fall of 2013

Morning Courses

9:00 to 11:00

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Genesis

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Studies the entire book of Genesis under the three large headings of Creation, Covenant and the Joseph Narrative. Special emphasis given to theological perspectives that emerge in the stories and narratives. Lectures, major paper.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
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Genesis

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Studies the entire book of Genesis under the three large headings of Creation, Covenant and the Joseph Narrative. Special emphasis given to theological perspectives that emerge in the stories and narratives. Lectures, major paper.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
KNP3663HF  L0101

Pastoral Integration

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This final year Knox course aims to bring together various elements of the courses done by students as a final year integrative exercise. Prerequisite: TFE placement. Lectures. Assignments and major paper.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Andrew Irvine
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT3942HF  L0101

Papal Teaching on Social Justice

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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 · Max: 14

10:00 to 17:00

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Ministry With Dying And Grieving Persons

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

This course offers students an opportunity to combine classroom learning with field-based inquiry on a range of approaches to grief ministry. Students will bring to class ministry narratives, verbatim reports, or interview results for dialogue with the readings and with classmates. Classes will combine a variety of learning methodologies including personal reflection, seminar discussions, audio-visual resources and some lectures. Course requirements: attendance, participation, field research, written work. Prerequisite: basic course in Pastoral and Theology, or permission of the instructor.

Schedule: Monday, 10:00 to 17:00
Schedule Notes: September 23, October 7, 28 and November 11
Instructors: Anne L. Simmonds
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 16

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11:00 to 13:00

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Creation, Fall, Grace and Glory

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Christian anthropology, focussing on theology of creation, human nature, the fall and original sin, transformation by grace, eschatological call to glory. Biblical, historical, liturgical, and contemporary theological reflection, emphasis on contemporary reinterpretation of creation theology, problem of evil, and grace. Lectures, discussions, short papers, final exam.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Darren Dias
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 36
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Theology of Music

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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.

AD students enrol in TRP6836HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
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Cross-cultural Religious Thought

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Abrahim H. Khan
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
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New Testament Hermeneutics

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Survey of New Testament world, authors, theologies. Introduction to the historical-critical and other methods of exegesis. Focus on the relation of hermeneutic to Christian Theological traditions; determining the senses of Scripture, the intent of the author, the structures in the texts; stance of the reader. Lecture/Discussion; paper; mid-term and final exam.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Robert Nusca
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
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The Unity of the Church: Theologies of Ecclesial Oneness

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

This course will examine how Christians and Christian traditions have understood and justified the first "mark of the Church", her unity. This will include an examination of the historical constraints on such understandings. Key writings from the early Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, Western traditions(Catholic and Protestant), and ecumenical authors will be read. Seminar presentations and research papers required.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRP6836HF  L0101

Theology of Music

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRP3836HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
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History and Polity of the Korean Evangelical Holiness Church

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is primarily for students from the holiness tradition. Students will be encouraged to study thoroughly the roots and developments of Korea Evangelical Holiness Church in Korea and abroad as well. Due to lack of text books available in English, only two books will be used as text books. Students will be required to read chapter by chapter of the books to understand the historical background and polity of the denomination. The course will be in seminar format with lecture input, analysis of readings, student presentation and class discussion. Evaluation: Short Reflection Papers, class presentation, Final Reflection Paper.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Chun Hoi Heo
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNT2571HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/04/01

Theology and Evangelism in the Wesleyan Heritage

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

By examining major elements of John Wesley theology in his sermons, journals and diaries, this course will explore the heritages of Wesley theology within the tradition of Reformation theology and recognize the contribution of Wesleyan theology to the development of theology in general. Because Wesley attempted, about 200 years later after Luther and Calvin, to revitalize Reformation theology and overcome its limits in various contexts, both Wesleyan and non-Wesleyan (especially Calvinist) students will have a chance to learn and exercise the traditional theology in the present post-modern world. The course will be in seminar format with lecture input, analysis of readings, student presentation and class discussion. Attention is given to the nuances of the denominations represented by those who enrolled in the course.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Chun Hoi Heo
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
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The God of the Gospel: Systematic Theology I

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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 periods. Short papers, final take-home exam. Tutorial 10-11 am.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
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Greek Exegesis

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course provides practice analyzing and translating early Christian and Jewish Greek texts, and interpreting them with respect to their literary and social contexts.  Lecture, discussion.  Quizzes, exegetical assignment, final exam.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
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Intermediate Hellenistic Greek

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course provides analyzing and translating early Christian and Jewish Greek texts, and interpreting them with respect to their literary and social contexts.  Lecture, discussion.  Quizzes.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
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Spirituality and Christian Life in the New Testament

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The NT offers a vision of a renewed and transformed humanity. We will explore the various models of the spiritual and ethical life implied in this vision that are found in the four gospels, the Pauline letters, and the Pastoral Epistles. Special attention will be given to the first-century social and political context, especially that of the Roman Empire and its ideology. Issues of personal transformation, apocalyptic spirituality, ecstatic experience, prayer, violence, sexuality, gender, and exclusivity will be explored. Requirements: Assigned readings, participation (depending on class size), one 10-page final paper. No exams. Three books will be assigned as basic texts. Additional readings will be on reserve in the library.

AD students enrol in RGB6821HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
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Paul: Pastor and Theologian

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Readers of Pauls letters have long noted the diversity of the Christian communities to which he writes and the different approaches he takes towards their problems and questions. This course will study Paul's letters from the point of his role as a pastor and theologian. Paul's theology does not develop out of a philosophical or theological "?system" but from the everyday encounters with the problems of the communities and people of different historical and social context whom he meets while preaching the gospel. Lectures. Preparation and participation in class 10%; Book Review assignments 70%; Final colloquium 20%.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
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Spirituality and Christian Life in the New Testament

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The NT offers a vision of a renewed and transformed humanity. We will explore the various models of the spiritual and ethical life implied in this vision that are found in the four gospels, the Pauline letters, and the Pastoral Epistles. Special attention will be given to the first-century social and political context, especially that of the Roman Empire and its ideology. Issues of personal transformation, apocalyptic spirituality, ecstatic experience, prayer, violence, sexuality, gender, and exclusivity will be explored. Requirements: Assigned readings, participation (depending on class size), one 10-page final paper. No exams. Three books will be assigned as basic texts. Additional readings will be on reserve in the library.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGB3821HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
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Paul: Pastor and Theologian

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Readers of Paul's letters have long noted the diversity of the Christian communities to which he writes and the different approaches he takes towards their problems and questions. This course will study Paul's letters from the point of his role as a pastor and theologian. Paul's theology does not develop out of a philosophical or theological "?system" but from the everyday encounters with the problems of the communities and people of different historical and social context whom he meets while preaching the gospel. Lectures. Preparation and participation in class 10%; Book Review assignments 70%; Final colloquium 20%.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
SMP2241HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/09/04

Spirituality of the Jewish Year

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to Judaism through study of the Sabbath and festivals of the Jewish year. Designed for Christians, enables students to teach and to preach from an understanding of our Jewish roots. Readings, term project, written or oral exam.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Anne Anderson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
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Life Together: Christian Formation

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This pass/fail first-term required course presents an overview of living the Christian faith in community, with an emphasis on spiritual formation for leadership. It places this overview within the context of the church's visible witness and an understanding of its mission as participation in Christ's mission. It hopes to help students think through the intersection of contemporary motions of spirituality and piety and the Christian life lived in the community of the church, with its disciplines and practice. It also hopes to begin to prepare students for continued growth and formation in Christ, through the gifts the church offers, as they begin to be trained and formed as Christian leaders. Tutorial will run from 10:00-11:00

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Annette Brownlee
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT5621HF  L0101

Theological Ethics Doctoral Seminar

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · 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: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John Berkman
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24

Afternoon Courses

12:00 to 14:50

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Church and Ministry

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  New Course · Waterloo Site

This course explores the development of a theology of ministry, which includes the church's mission and institutional life and the personal calling to a life of ministry. The Believers Church tradition provides the primary perspective, augmented by the experience of the global and ecumenical church.

Schedule: Monday, 12:00 to 14:50
Instructors: Carol Penner
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

14:00 to 16:00

RGP6206HF  L0101

Classics of Christian Spirituality

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course develops major themes in the history of Christian spirituality, through a close reading of selections by Plato, Origen, Pseudo-Dionysius, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Gregory of Palamas, Julian of Norwich, St. Ignatius of Loyola, and Dorothy Day. Lectures, discussion, critical reflection papers.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3206HF.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
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Theological Integration

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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: Mark Robson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
KNT2964HF  L0101

Christian Ethics for Biosphere and Context

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course examines various theoretical and practical ethical issues that Christians face in today's changing society, with special emphases on multicultural reality in Canada and the global ecological crisis today. The course consists of four parts: the theoretical foundation for Christian ethical thinking (part 1), social justice issues in Canadian multi-cultural multi-ethnic, and multi-religious society (part 2), ecological crisis and the church's response (part 3), integration (part 4). Lecture and seminar. Minor and major papers, short weekly reading report and group discussion report, and one seminar presentation.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Bryan Jeongguk Lee
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGP3206HF  L0101

Classics of Christian Spirituality

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course develops major themes in the history of Christian spirituality, through a close reading of selections by Plato, Origen, Pseudo-Dionysius, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Gregory of Palamas, Julian of Norwich, St. Ignatius of Loyola, and Dorothy Day. Lectures, discussion, critical reflection papers.

AD students enrol in RGP6206HF.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
WYT3711HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/09/05

Challenging the Matrix

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

What does technology have to do with theology? Technological developments have challenged our views about what it means to be real, to be good, and even to be human - all prime theological ground. Today we do not simply live with technology, we live 'in' it. While society wrestles with the ethical implications of particular technologies, Christian philosophers, social critics , and theologians have taken a leading role in discussions about the nature of technology itself. They have expanded our idea of what technology is and how it shapes our daily lives and our future. In this course we will survey some of their most important theologically informed ideas. We will also apply them critically to our technological society, which the church itself both inhabits and seeks to engage.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Samantha E. Thompson
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
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Theological Reflection Seminar

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

After completion of Supervised Field Placement, students meet as peers to learn and practice a method of theological reflection on their pastoral practice. Focused on theological, cultural, and personal dimensions of students' ministry practice and their developing pastoral identity. Reading, pastoral situation analysis presentation, short weekly papers, synthesis essay and interview.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: 1 credit for students who completed 100 hour supervised field placement.
TRH2010HF  L0101

History of Christianity II

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The history of the Christian Church (mainly in the West) from the birth of a spiritually united medieval Europe under Charlemagne to its fragmentation in the Reformation and the Thirty Years' War.  Pagans and missionaries.  Popes and patriarchs. Princes and councils.  Reformers and radicals.  Monks and friars. Theology and heresy.  Daily Christian life and worship.  The course will consist of lectures and group discussions of selected primary sources.  GRADING PROCEDURES:  short weekly reading quizzes (matching, multiple choice, etc.), portfolio of short article summaries, class participation.

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 212
SAH1001HF  L0101

Early Christianity (to AD 600)

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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, Final Examination.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Peter M. Meehan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
TRT5867HF  L0101

Religious Pluralism as Theological Challenge

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Challenges of religious pluralism to Christianity appearing from outside Christianity, and responses to it. How do other world religious traditions think about Christianity or religions for that matter? What are the theoretical problems of religious pluralism and the response to them from within Christianity? Discussions of selected readings and occasional lectures as appropriate.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Abrahim H. Khan
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 341
SMF3010YF  L0101

Theological Reflection Seminar

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

After completion of Supervised Field Placement, students meet as peers to learn and practice a method of theological reflection on their pastoral practice. Focused on theological, cultural, and personal dimensions of students' ministry practice and their developing pastoral identity. Reading, pastoral situation analysis presentation, short weekly papers, synthesis essay and interview.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: 2 credits for students who completed 250 hour supervised field placement.

16:00 to 18:00

EMB1511HF  L0101

Elementary New Testament Greek I

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to ancient Greek grammar for the sake of reading the New Testament. The focus will be on basic aspects of ancient Greek grammar and syntax. Weekly class participation, quizzes, final exam.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: John Egger
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5

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16:30 to 18:30

RGT5601HF  L0101

Faith and Culture

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · 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, interculteration, and the emergence of contextual theologies. A major portion of the course will focus on understanding the paradigm shift from a classicist notion of culture to one that has given rise to the various contextual approaches and the so-called "World Christianity(ies)." We will survey some of the various models, methods, and issues involved in this paradigm shift. The course will also highlight certain tensions arising from this context such as the local-universal church tension, the dialogue-evangelism tension, the interculturation-syncretism tension, and the question of the theology of religions. Major paper.

Schedule: Monday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: John Dadosky
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12

16:30 to 19:30

RGP6661HY  L0101

Practicum in Spiritual Direction

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This foundational practicum is designed for persons desiring formation in pastoral presence and communication skills. Focus is placed on the development of a contemplative stance, compassionate listening and evocative presence for pastoral service in roles such as spiritual director, chaplain, parish minister, and for those in service within the context of everyday work life. This transformative process integrates topics of Ignatian discernment, prayer, spiritual growth, spirituality, justice, theological assumptions and images of God. This is a two-term, supervised, peer based practicum. Requirements and prerequisites: two year's previous experience receiving spiritual direction, permission of the instructor, regular attendance essential; 3 10 page integration papers, final grade. For students considering the 12 credit Diploma in Spiritual Direction, this course is the first of a four-phase Practicum, which facilitates ongoing discernment and formation for the ministry of spiritual direction.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3661HY.

Schedule: Monday, 16:30 to 19:30
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
RGP3661HY  L0101

Practicum in Spiritual Direction

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This foundational practicum is designed for persons desiring formation in pastoral presence and communication skills. Focus is placed on the development of a contemplative stance, compassionate listening and evocative presence for pastoral service in roles such as spiritual director, chaplain, parish minister, and for those in service within the context of everyday work life. This transformative process integrates topics of Ignatian discernment, prayer, spiritual growth, spirituality, justice, theological assumptions and images of God. This is a two-term, supervised, peer based practicum. Requirements and prerequisites: two year's previous experience receiving spiritual direction, permission of the instructor, regular attendance essential; 3 integration papers; pass/fail. For students considering the 12 credit Diploma in Spiritual Direction, this course is the first of a four-phase Practicum, which facilitates ongoing discernment and formation for the ministry of spiritual direction.

AD students enrol in RGP6661HY.

Schedule: Monday, 16:30 to 19:30
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)

17:00 to 19:00

SMP6428HF  L0101

Catholic Education Documents

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course introduces students to Catholic documents that have both explicit and implicit implications for Catholic education. The objective of the course, therefore is to enable students to read these texts closely with a view to drawing out the implications, particularly he first-principles, cultural context, and the key educational issues. Attention will be paid to the pedagogical, theological, cultural, social and foundational issues contained in these texts. The text will also be read through an applied hermeneutical method. As this is a course in reading primary texts, students will be expected to become very knowledgeable of the texts assigned each week.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMP3428HF.

Schedule: Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Mario O. D'Souza
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMP3428HF  L0101

Catholic Educational Documents

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Trends and patterns in 20th Century Catholic educational documents. Pedagogical, theological, cultural, social, and foundational issues. Faith development, catechesis and implications for religious education. Adaptation of documents to Canadian context. Lecture, seminar, participation, critical review of one document, and paper.

AD students enrol in SMP6428HF.

Schedule: Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Mario O. D'Souza
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

18:30 to 20:30

SAH3473HF  L0101

Issues in Catholic Education in Ontario

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course provides an historical analysis of the evolution of Catholic elementary and secondary schools in Ontario, from the 1830's to the present. In addition students will study the development separate school boards and legislation.

Schedule: Monday, 18:30 to 20:30
Instructors: Peter M. Meehan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology

19:00 to 21:00

TRP1613HF  L0101

Identity, Church & Society

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Exploration of Identity, Church, and Society in the context of professional ministry. Elements include: prayer, story, church as a community and institution, the person in society and society in the person. Two short essays, an autobiographical exercise, examination.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Andrew J. Sheldon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
SMT1904HF  L0101

Fundamental Themes in Christian Ethics

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Moira McQueen
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB2668HF  L0101

Gospel of Luke

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Luke's themes of universality and of Christ as savior of the disadvantaged demonstrate God's openness in Christianity to everyone and form the core of Luke's personal portrayal of God's saving action in history and in the world. According to Luke, disciples and "eye-witnesses" of Jesus of Nazareth are characterized by their receptivity towards God's saving activity and their responses and reactions of joy, wonder, praise and blessing to that activity. Special attention will be paid to Luke's presentation of Jesus' proclamation of a liberation which is not limited by ethnic, national, economic or gender concerns. This course will consider Luke's Gospel as a blueprint for contemporary ministry. Weekly assignments, final paper, class preparation and participation. Prerequisite: TSB 1501 (or equivalent).

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Ryan Wettlaufer
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRP1620HF  L0101

Maintenance and Mission: Congregations and Leadership in a Post-Christendom Church

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course examines congregations and congregational leadership through the lens of the continuous and discontinuous change currently experienced by the local church. The course will cover the standard disciplines of congregational studies as well as emerging models of the congregation resulting from efforts to re-imagine church in these challenging times.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Andrew J. Sheldon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

19:00 to 22:00

ICB2010HF  L0101

Biblical Foundations

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will explore the Bible as the ongoing story of and for God and creation, paying special attention to the way in which God's story is intertwined with that of humanity and the world. In asking whether and in what way the Bible is also our story, we will attempt to identify which hermeneutical methods might help us discern its significance for present day life, including the academic enterprise.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Nicholas Ansell
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT3675YY  L0101

Orthodox Life: Eastern Christian Understanding of Ethics, Society and the World

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Eastern Christian thought has always been deeply concerned with ethical-social issues of the daily encounter with life and culture, but Christian Orthodoxy grounds solutions to these issues in tradition, not "progress". How should modern Orthodoxy respond to civil rights, war, sexuality, bioethics, multiculturalism, environmentalism, women's ministries, etc.?

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Richard Schneider
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340 This course was previously offered in summer 2012 as a one credit course.

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Course Timetable for Monday: Fall of 2013

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