Course Timetable for Wednesday: Winter of 2014

Morning Courses

9:00 to 11:00

EMP3858HS  L0101

Sacred Music in Christian History: An Overview

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

This course is required for MSMus students, but open to all others who are able to follow a musical score, without necessarily performing it. Following the course of music history, students will examine both texts and music compositions relevant to the Liturgical Year, and engage in critical analysis of the merits of both components. In addition, instrumental music for liturgical use will be examined. Course content will deal with live performance, recorded literature, and the legacy from European, Afro-American, Global, Iona, and Taize traditions. Lecture, seminar. Verbatim Report, 40%; Final Paper, 30%; Portfolio, 30%.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Swee Hong Lim
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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RGP3812HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/12/11

Media Literacy: Resources for Ministry

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The aim of the course is to help the students become media literate and to help them develop critical thinking skills about the mass media through screening and discussion of media texts taken basically from television and contemporary movies. Students will also learn how to use these skills in various ministries. Evaluation: Class participation and presentations following a mall crawl.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John Pungente
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
TRT5631HS  L0101

Juan Luis Segundo and the Theology of Liberation

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

Examination of the major writings of Juan Luis Segundo. His place in the emergence and establishment of Latin American Liberation Theology, relationship between theology and social theory in his work.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Marsha A. Hewitt
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 341
KNT3585HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/03/26

The Theology of Jurgen Moltmann

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will explore the major theological themes addressed by Jurgen Moltmann in relation to the traditions of Reformed Theology. Students will read key works of the author, engage in seminar presentations, and will do a research paper on an aspect of Moltmann's theology.

AD students enrol in KNT6585HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNT6585HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/03/26

The Theology of Jurgen Moltmann

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will explore the major theological themes addressed by Jurgen Moltmann in relation to the traditions of Reformed Theology. Students will read key works of the author, engage in seminar presentations, and will do a research paper on an aspect of Moltmann's theology.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNT3585HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRB6643HS  L0101

Gospel of Matthew

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

Analysis of the Gospel of Matthew with a view to understanding the author's theology in the light of his reporting and interpretation for the Matthean community. Assigned readings, scholarly paper, exam.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRB3643HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Buildng, room 213

09:00 to 11:00

TRT5703HS  L0101

The Nature of Religious Thought

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Donald Wiebe
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Trinity Building, TC24
WYB2501HS  L0101

Interpreting the New Testament in the Community of Faith

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

A study of the tools and methods involved in the process of New Testament interpretation, with special attention to the context and needs of the church. Consideration will be given to contemporary hermeneutical discussion, to a full range of contemporary exegetical methods, and to the nature and function of the NT as scripture, all in conjunction with a thorough and practical examination of a particular NT text. Lectures and seminars, readings, seminar papers and a final paper or project.

Schedule: Wednesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

9:00 to 11:00

TRB3643HS  L0101

Gospel of Matthew

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

Analysis of the Gospel of Matthew with a view to understanding the author's theology in the light of his reporting and interpretation for the Matthean community. Assigned readings, scholarly paper, exam.

AD students enrol in TRB6643HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Buildng, room 213
SAB2703HS  L0101

Pauline Literature

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

A survey of the Pauline literature from the Thessalonian correspondence to the Pastoral Letters. A critical study of primary and secondary sources for understanding Paul's life and ministry, followed by a detailed exegesis of selected texts. Key concepts in 'Pauline theology'. Prerequisite: An introductory course in New Testament. Requirements: Lectures, discussion, essay, exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: J. Chandrakanthan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
EMH2010HS  L0101

History of Christianity II (843-1648)

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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, small group discussions, and oral reports that summarize small group discussions. Mid-term assignments; choice of final exam or research papers. NOTE: Students who have taken --H2002H Medieval Christianity (600-1500) and/or --H2003H Reformation & Early Modern Christianity may not take Christianity II (843-1648). Perquisite: History of Christianity I or permission of the instructor.

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

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9:00 to 12:00

EMB1506HS  L0101

New Testament II

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

Introduction to the literary structure, rhetorical argument, and certain social issues from Romans to Revelation. Emphasis is placed on acquiring familiarity with the texts and ability to converse critically about the particular problems that these texts both seek to solve and have created. Readings, small group discussion, short papers.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Leif Vaage
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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9:00 to 15:00

RGT2810HS  L0101

Pastoral Competency

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

A review of the moral, pastoral and canonical principles of sound ministerial practice in the Roman Catholic tradition, along with an intensive practicum. Online component, lecture, discussion, tutoring. For lay students and ordination candidates in the M.Div. program at Regis College only. Oral Examination for pass/fail credit. Prerequisite: permission of the Regis College M.Div. Director.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9:00 to 15:00
Schedule Notes: Apr 12 (S), 14-17 (M-R), 21-22 (M-T) 2014
Instructors: Gordon Rixon
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
Enrollment Notes: Max 12

10:00 to 13:00

WYP1501HS  L0101

The Basics of Personal and Pastoral Care

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

Personal wellness builds and replenishes the inner resources that are essential to providing effective, ethically responsible pastoral care. This course introduces students to the basics both of attending to their own wellness and to providing pastoral care to others. The class format is a combination of theoretical/conceptual learning as well as experiential skills training and practice. Grades are based on the evaluation of students' written assignments and audio/video taped demonstrations of the basic skills of pastoral care learned over the course of the semester.

Schedule: Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Wanda Malcolm
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

11:00 to 13:00

SAT2401HS  L0101

Ecclesiology

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

The mystery of the Church as seen in the light of Vatican II. Her foundation in Christ in Scripture and history that gives rise to her structure, mission, and four Marks. Mary as the Mother of the Church and eschatological icon. One midterm test, one mini-synthesis and a final oral examination.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Mark Robson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 14
SMT2223HS  L0101

Mystery of the Triune God

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

Mystery of God Triune: biblical, liturgical, historical, and contemporary theology on the Trinity. Question of God in human experience, atheism, Trinitarian debates, feminist perspectives, the Trinity in the economy of salvation, implications for prayer. Lectures, discussions, short paper, final exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Darren Dias
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMT3873HS  L0101

Law, Ethics, and Society

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The seminar will undertake to study the Islamic Legal Theory (usul al-fiqh) and Practice (fiqh) in conjunction with Islamic ethics, which serves as an integral part of the juridical tradition of Islam. The sources of law like the Qur'an, the Tradition (Sunna), Consensus (Ijma'), Analogy (qiyas) and Reason ('aql) will be examined in connection with the process by which legal decisions in Islam are made. The course will provide an opportunity to students of comparative ethics and law to learn about one of the well-developed religious-ethical systems in Abrahamic traditions. In addition, this course will offer a study of interaction between faith and history in Islam which has impacted upon the development of ethical-legal judgments in the Shari?a. Assessment: Reading papers, book reviews, and a final paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Nevin Reda
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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EMT3967HS  L0101

Common Good, Social Ethics

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

This course examines both the importance and challenges of "common good" and of "community" for the social witness of the church as integral form of the mission of church in the world. Students will clarify their moral stances through close readings of texts and contexts, develop skills to discern and evaluate various policies and activities on specific topics of public concern and attend to implications for social ministry and the public vocation of Christian ethics. Discussion, engaged reflection papers and major project. (This course qualifies as a designated elective in theology or ethics.) Pre-requisites: basic courses in ethics and theology.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marilyn J. Legge
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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KNB3361HS  L0101

Israelite History and Historiography

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course presents an overview of the geography and history of Israel and its place in the ancient Near East from the emergence of Israel in canaan to the beginning of the Roman period. Students will also be introduced to the major issues relating to historiography. Lectures and workshops. Class presentation, regular assignments, and major paper.

AD students enrol in KNB6361HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB6655HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/03/27

Gospel of Mark

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

A consecutive exegetical examination of the Gospel of Mark with discussion of critical issues in gospel studies. Prerequisite: Introduction to NT. Reading, commentary writing, participation.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYB3655HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: To be offered as a summer intensive in 2014
WYB3655HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/03/27

Gospel of Mark

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

A consecutive exegetical examination of the Gospel of Mark with discussion of critical issues in gospel studies. Prerequisite: Introduction to NT. Reading, commentary writing, participation.

AD students enrol in WYB6655HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: To be offered as a summer intensive in 2014  
TRT5936HS  L0101

"Radical Evil": Religious, Philosophical and Psychoanalytic Responses

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marsha A. Hewitt
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 341
KNB6361HS  L0101

Israelite History and Historiography

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course presents an overview of the geography and history of Israel and its place in the ancient Near East from the emergence of Israel in canaan to the beginning of the Roman period. Students will also be introduced to the major issues relating to historiography. Lectures and workshops. Class presentation, regular assignments, and major paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNB3361HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT6952HS  L0101

Ethical Issues at the End of Life

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

This course focuses on a variety of ethical issues at the end of life. Including existential questions about the meaning and significance of death and dying, suicide, assisted suicide, euthanasia, appropriate ethical care at the end of life, medically assisted nutrition and hydration, and other issues of particular concern to class participants.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3952HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John Berkman
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGT3952HS  L0101

Ethical Issues at the End of Life

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

This course focuses on a variety of ethical issues at the end of life. Including existential questions about the meaning and significance of death and dying, suicide, assisted suicide, euthanasia, appropriate ethical care at the end of life, medically assisted nutrition and hydration, and other issues of particular concern to class participants.

AD students enrol in RGT6952HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John Berkman
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGF3040HS  L0101

Theological Reflection Seminar

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

This course consists of two parts: A) Practical Theology Seminar (0.5 Credit for RGF3040) - a seminar for first year students to develop the skills of theological reflection through which to reflect on personal faith development, a call to ministry, and an integration of personal experience and theology into a development of ministerial practice. Class participation, personal reflection papers, a final synthesis paper as well as workshops in pastoral skills, liturgy and personal identity will help to facilitate formation. B) Theological Reflection Seminar (0.5 Credit for RGF3040) - follows or runs concurrently with the theological field education ministry placement. The process of theological reflection enables the student to understand and assess their ministry in the context of personal faith and the theology they are studying in the total program. The remainder of the weekly meetings are spent in theological reflection on case studies of ministry events experienced by class members. Means of Evaluation: Case studies. Pass/Fail course.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Margaret Lavin
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
KNH2010HS  L0101

History of Christianity II (843-1648)

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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. Lectures. NOTE: Students who have taken --H2002H Medieval Christianity (600-1500) and/or --H2003H Reformation & Early Modern Christianity, may not take Christianity II (843-1648). Prerequisite: 1000 level history course. Primary source, assignment, paper, take home final.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Stuart Macdonald
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRH2105HS  L0101

History of Theology 2: Medieval and Reformation Theologies

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

A survey of Medieval and Reformation Theologies, from 843 to 1648. The Carolingian Revival and Monastic Schools; Anselm and Cur Deus Homo; Peter Lombard and the Cathedral Schools; Abailard and the Universities; the rediscovery of Aristotle; the Friars: Albert the Great, Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, William of Occam; Gregory Palamas; the Reformation: Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, Thomas Cranmer; the Synod of Dort; Richard Hooker; Second Scholasticism.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
SAP2710HS  L0101

Pastoral Norms/Marriage

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

Roman Catholic Church legislation on institution of marriage with special attention to the teaching of Vatican Council II. Class participation, exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Clough
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYP2672HS  L0101

Ministry of Evangelism

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

An introduction to the theology and practice of evangelism in contemporary society. We will look critically at different evangelistic practices in light of scripture and culture, and consider how healthy evangelism might affect leadership, parish life, worship, preaching, lay ministry, outreach programs and personal relationships. Requirements include book reviews, field work, and an integrative paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Judy Paulsen
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRH5751HS  L0101

Mediaeval Liturgical Commentaries

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

Most people, when the subject of mediaeval liturgy is mentioned, think of the old service books which have the words spoken (sacramentaries, lectionaries, missals, breviaries) and descriptions of the action (ordos). There is another class of book entirely, the liturgical commentaries, which goes through the public services, explaining the elements they contain. They were also interested in the ministers of the liturgy, their orders and dress, in the structure of church and altar, in the calendar (temporal and sanctoral), and of course in the vexed question of how a priest computed the date of Easter (no diocesan journals in those days). Teaching methods: shared reading of 5 commentaries with explanations by the instructor.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Barry Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 2 · Max: 6
Additional Notes: Location: Main Trinity Building, TC24

Afternoon Courses

16:00 to 18:00

EMB1512HS  L0101

Elementary New Testament Greek II

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

Introduction to ancient Greek grammar for the sake of reading the New Testament. The focus will be on the continuation of the basic aspects of grammar and syntax together with selected readings from the New Testament. Weekly class participation, quizzes, final exam. Prerequisite: EMB1511HF.

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

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17:00 to 19:00

SMT3670HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/06/07

Vatican II: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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

A study of the documents of the Second Vatican Council (1962)-1965) and their contemporary significance for students of ministry. Emphasis is on the historical context, the central theological content of each of the texts, and their relevance to professional ministry today. The course will consist of: weekly readings, seminar presentation on each of the documents, and focused in-class discussion,. Students will be evaluated on class participation as well as three smaller assignments; a background; an in-depth; and a pastoral, integrative final assignment , all of which are intended to assist students in exploring more deeply their own interest in the Council

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
SMT1101HS  L0101

Foundations of Theology

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 36
SMT6652HS  L0101

An Introduction to Eco-Theology

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3652HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20
SMT3652HS  L0101

An Introduction to Eco-Theology

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

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

AD students enrol in SMT6652HS.

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

17:30 to 19:30

EMP2731HS  L0101

Ministry of Governance and Administration

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

The responsibility of good administration and informed governance is a vital, if unsung, aspect of ministry in a conciliar system. This course will explore the mandates of collaborative congregational leadership, financial stewardship, effective communication and mission strategy in the context of current and emerging forms of United Church polity, and in view of the impact of changing demographics. Lectures and discussions. Evaluation by portfolio and take-home exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:30 to 19:30
Instructors: Joan Wyatt
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: This course fulfills the UC Polity requirement for students in the UCC candidacy process.
EMP1301HS  L0101

Homiletics I

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

This course is designed to provide students with a solid foundation for biblical preaching by exploring the implications of preaching a text and preaching the gospel. Preaching the gospel is considered from historical, biblical, theological, pastoral and creative perspectives with a view to producing sermons that engage the world and offer hope. A four-step methodology is taught that can be adapted to various sermon forms. Evaluation: Participation, exegesis assignments, quiz on the readings, two sermons, peer evaluations, book report.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:30 to 19:30
Instructors: Paul Scott Wilson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

19:00 to 21:00

TRT2871HS  L0101

Science & Theology

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Donald Wiebe
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
WYP2215HS  L0101

Classics of the Christian Contemplative Tradition

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

This course will focus on the primary texts of the Christian contemplative tradition beginning with the gospels and the desert fathers and mothers, proceeding through the monastic and mystical traditions of the western and eastern church, the Reformation and following, and contemporary writers of the 20th and 21st centuries.  The course will include reading selected primary texts, as well as commitment by student to some personal contemplative spiritual practice during the time of the course.  Students are recommended to have taken WYP2636H or have an established practice of Christian contemplative prayer (lectio divina, centering prayer, Christian mediation, etc.).

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Sr. Constance Joanna Gefvert
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

19:00 to 22:00

ICT3783HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/07/18

Person, Family and Society

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

This course will reflect on the nature of the social world in a way that emerges from and is integrally linked with Christian faith. Challenging the common view that individuals are fully independent and self-made, we will look at the different kinds of communities that define us, in both restrictive and enabling ways: family, political society, religious community, and groups formed on the basis of other kinds of shared identities. We will look at the way in which we emerge as individuals only through these primary identifications, and at the conflicted way in which our individuality is essentially an attempt to understand and even overcome them. We will also explore the tensions that arise between these various communities and the claims upon us?between family and social membership, between religious community and political membership, between formal legal identity and concrete group identification, and so on. The course includes readings from diverse philosophical, religious, literary, and social-scientific texts. It aims to develop an existentially and philosophically rich Christian sensitivity to the complexity of social relationships that shape us and make claims on us.

AD students enrol in ICT6783HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Shannon Hoff
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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Course Timetable for Wednesday: Winter of 2014

Course Timetable for Wednesday: Winter of 2014