Course Timetable for Wednesday: Winter of 2015

Morning Courses

9:00 to 11:00

TRB3643HS  L0101

Gospel of Matthew

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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
TRB6643HS  L0101

Gospel of Matthew

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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
EMH5372HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/06/17

Religion & Public Life in Canada

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Seminar exploring patterns of involvement of religion in the public sphere. Traditional assumptions about church and state, impact of 19th-century "disestablishment" and 20th-century pluralism, Catholicism and the state in Quebec, women as religious reformers, the social gospel, Christian populism in the prairies, ecumenical and evangelical approaches to public engagement, implications of constitutional change are among the topics considered. Informed participation, mid-term written assignment, research paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Mark G. Toulouse
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

09:00 to 11:00

RGT6581HS  L0101

Hans Urs von Balthasar

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Inspiring and profound are terms often attributed to the theology of von Balthasar. Benedict XVI said of his work, "His theological reflection maintains intact, to this day, a profound timeliness and leads many to penetrate ever more into the profoundity of the mystery of faith". This course begins an exploration of his work. There is consideration of the Trilogy: Herrlichkeit, Theo-Drama and Theo-Logic; the influence of Ignatius Loyola and Adrienne von Speyr; and the place of Mary. Not a course for the faint-hearted, von Balthasar's work is at times dense and complex but the rewards are beyond price. Prerequisite: one year of theology, at least three theology courses. Lectures, seminar discussions, student presentations, one short paper and a research paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3581HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)

9:00 to 11:00

KNT6345HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/03/27

Theologies of Protestant Spirituality & Formation

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2014 · 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 KNT3345HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNT3345HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/03/27

Theologies of Protestant Spirituality & Formation

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2014 · 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 KNT6345HS.

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

09:00 to 11:00

RGT3581HS  L0101

Hans Urs von Balthasar

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Inspiring and profound are terms often attributed to the theology of von Balthasar. Benedict XVI said of his work, "His theological reflection maintains intact, to this day, a profound timeliness and leads many to penetrate ever more into the profoundity of the mystery of faith". This course begins an exploration of his work. There is consideration of the Trilogy: Herrlichkeit, Theo-Drama and Theo-Logic; the influence of Ignatius Loyola and Adrienne von Speyr; and the place of Mary. Not a course for the faint-hearted, von Balthasar's work is at times dense and complex but the rewards are beyond price. Prerequisite: one year of theology, at least three theology courses. Lectures, seminar discussions, student presentations, one short paper and a research paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)
WYB5981HS  L0101

Readings in Jewish Literature

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A study of selected Jewish literature from the Second-Temple period. To provide thematic unity to our reading, we will pay particular attention to issues of Jewish self-definiton and identity within the Greco-Roman world, and to the range of Jewish attitudes toward "the Nations" and their place in Jewish frames of reference.

Schedule: Wednesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNF3060HS  L0101

Practicum in Mission Partnership: Religion, Culture, and Global Christianity

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course is a field education practicum open only to Knox College students in the Master of Divinity program focused on the ecumenical church in its inter-cultural mission dimensions. Students will be prepared and debriefed during the course instruction before and after an inter-cultural exposure trip to Cuba which will take place during reading week.  Three Knox Faculty members will accompany the students and will serve as field education supervisors during the exposure trip.  This course will be a pass fail course and will be assessed by means of reflection papers, supervisor and student evaluations, and a final integrative paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Practicum
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: This courses is only open to Knox College MDiv Students in their second year.

09:00 to 12:00

TSJ5022HS  L0102

Area Studies and Course Design

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

We all leave doctoral studies as experts in our fields and walk into classrooms full of non-expert students. What now? This course addresses the relationship between subject knowledge and teaching. Topics include issues related to course design and delivery (e.g., syllabus construction, assignments, development of outcomes & objectives) as well as to broader pedagogical issues (e.g., education for [trans]formation, relationships between classroom and context, professional identity). Students will produce a full introductory-level course syllabus and accompanying essay, session notes, example lecture in collaboration with a faculty supervisor. Weekly readings, discussion, and practical assignments. 

Schedule: Wednesday, 09:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: PLEASE NOTE:  The first class will be held at TST, 47 Queen's Park Crescent East.
Instructors: Colleen Shantz
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment restricted to second-year doctoral students who first registered in Sept. 2013.

09:00 to 15:00

RGT2810HS  L0101

Pastoral Competency

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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, 09:00 to 15:00 · Begins: 04/13 · Ends: 04/21
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 12

9:30 to 12:00

EMB2004HS  L0101

Old Testament II

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

In alternate years, this course will include an overview of either the Wisdom tradition or the Prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible. We will focus on one or two books, attending to the historical and cultural context in which they took shape but also pay attention to their significance of wisdom or the prophetic message for the Christian tradition. Lectures and discussion. Papers, no tests. Prerequisite: EMB1003 or equivalent.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:30 to 12:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

10:00 to 12:00

EMP1301HS  L0101

Homiletics I

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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. Exegesis assignments, quiz on the readings, two sermons, peer evaluations, book report. Evaluation: each sermon, 33%; exegesis and book report, ??%; peer evaluations, 12%; and 8.5%; participation 8.5%.

Schedule: Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Paul Scott Wilson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

10:00 to 13:00

WYP1610HS  L0101

Leading Missional Congregations

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Exploration of leadership and ministry in the context of a theological understanding of the nature of the Church and the scope of its ministry. Weekly readings, class participation, critical review assignments, book review, major paper. 

Schedule: Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: Includes a tutorial
Instructors: Peter Robinson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYP1501HS  L0101

The Basics of Personal and Pastoral Care

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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 · Min: 10 · Max: 20

11:00 to 13:00

SAP2710HS  L0101

Pastoral Norms/Marriage

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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: Thomas Lim
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYP3305HS  L0101

Preaching the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A practical, interactive introduction to the pmiicularities of Christian preaching from the Old Testament. Special emphasis will be placed on biblical exegesis, hermeneutics, and preaching with sensitivity to the varied forms of OT literature-narrative, saga, law, prophetic oracles, wisdom material, etc. Students will exegete passages, prepare sermons (preaching twice), learn new skills and ideas and interact with the sermons of others, both peers and role models.

AD students enrol in WYP6305HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Additional Notes: Previously only offered at the 3000 level under the title "Preaching from the OT"
KNB1002HS  L0101

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is the second of two courses designed to introduce the student to the basics of biblical Hebrew grammar and syntax. It is intended for both those who wish to acquire Hebrew for use in ministry and for those who intend to go on to advanced academic degrees. Lecture. Evaluation will include quizzes, workbook exercises, mid-term and final exams.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNH6840HS  L0101

What Happened to the Church? Theories of Change in the Church

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will examine various theories which have been proposed to explain changes which have occurred in recent years in the church in Western society. The theories will include secularization, rational choice, the Kelley thesis, and other theories found in the work of Callum Brown, Grace Davie and others. The course will involve both understanding the theories and critiquing them, with particular reference to the situation within the Canadian church.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNH3840HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Stuart Macdonald
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNH3840HS  L0101

What Happened to the Church? Theories of Change in the Church

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will examine various theories which have been proposed to explain changes which have occurred in recent years in the church in Western society. The theories will include secularization, rational choice, the Kelley thesis, and other theories found in the work of Callum Brown, Grace Davie and others. The course will involve both understanding the theories and critiquing them, with particular reference to the situation within the Canadian church.

AD students enrol in KNH6840HS.

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

Ministry of Evangelism

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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
WYP6305HS  L0101

Preaching from the OT

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A practical, interactive introduction to the pmiicularities of Christian preaching from the Old Testament. Special emphasis will be placed on biblical exegesis, hermeneutics, and preaching with sensitivity to the varied forms of OT literature-narrative, saga, law, prophetic oracles, wisdom material, etc. Students will exegete passages, prepare sermons (preaching twice), learn new skills and ideas and interact with the sermons of others, both peers and role models.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYP3305HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Additional Notes: Previously only offered at the 3000 level.
RGT6333HS  L0101

Transformative Dynamics of Grace

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Explores the transformative dynamics of grace in Scripture, representative early theologians, early doctrinal development, medieval theology and the Reformation period. Participants develop a contemporary systematic approach, especially with respect to ecumenical and interfaith issues. Draws on the thought of Bernard Lonergan. Written assignments, readings, discussion.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3333HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Jeremy Wilkins
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGT3333HS  L0101

Transformative Dynamics of Grace

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Explores the transformative dynamics of grace in Scripture, representative early theologians, early doctrinal development, medieval theology and the Reformation period. Participants develop a contemporary systematic approach, especially with respect to ecumenical and interfaith issues. Draws on the thought of Bernard Lonergan. Written assignments, readings, discussion.

AD students enrol in RGT6333HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Jeremy Wilkins
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
WYP6305HS  L0101

Preaching from the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A practical, interactive introduction to the particularities of Christian preaching from the Old Testament. Especial emphasis will be placed on biblical exegesis, hermeneutics, and preaching with sensitivity to the varied forms of OT literature - narrative, saga, law, prophetic oracles, wisdom material, etc. Students will exegete passages, prepare sermons (preaching twice in class), learn new skills and ideas and interact with the sermons of others, both peers and role models. Assignments, participation, term project. Cross-listed to Biblical.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYP3305HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical
TRT1711HS  L0101

Introduction to Philosophy of Religion

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Primer for theological students with little or no background in philosophical thought. Attention to revolutionary developments in philosophical thought and how they have influenced development of Christian faith. Book analysis, exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Donald Wiebe
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 214
SMT2404HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/07/24

Ecclesiology

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: THIS COURSE WILL BE OFFERED UNDER A DIFFERENT NUMBER AT A 3000 6000 SPLIT COURSE IN THE 2014 FALL TERM.  More information to be announced or contact usmctheology.registrar@utoronto.ca 
TRH2105HS  L0101

History of Theology 2: Medieval and Reformation Theologies

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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 340
SMT3670HS  L0101

Vatican II: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
TRH5751HS  L0101

Mediaeval Liturgical Commentaries

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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: Trinity College, TC24
WYP6305HS  L0101

Preaching the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A practical, interactive introduction to the pmiicularities of Christian preaching from the Old Testament. Special emphasis will be placed on biblical exegesis, hermeneutics, and preaching with sensitivity to the varied forms of OT literature-narrative, saga, law, prophetic oracles, wisdom material, etc. Students will exegete passages, prepare sermons (preaching twice), learn new skills and ideas and interact with the sermons of others, both peers and role models.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYP3305HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Additional Notes: Previously only offered at the 3000 level under the title of "Preaching from the OT"

Afternoon Courses

13:00 to 14:20

CGH2230HS  L4101 · Cancelled on 2014/10/15

The Radical Reformation

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Waterloo Site

A study of Anabaptism and its place in the history of the Christian Church and of the reformation period.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 13:00 to 14:20
Instructors: Troy D. Osborne
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

13:00 to 15:50

CGB2511HS  L4101

Reading and Teaching the New Testament

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  New Course · Waterloo Site

A study of the literary genres, the history of composition, and the canonization of the New Testament texts. The course will examine various hermeneutical approaches to the New Testament, focusing on their implications for Christian theological interpretation.  It will introduce some methods of teaching he New Testament in various settings.

Schedule: Wednesday, 13:00 to 15:50
Instructors: Alicia Batten
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

14:00 to 16:00

SMP2600HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/06/26

Theology of Ministry

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will explore the foundations of ministry in the New Testament, the manifold expressions of ministry in the history of the Church, and a variety of contemporary issues related to the theology and practice of ministry from a Roman Catholic perspective. Also important will be the relationship of ministry to other aspects of theology, such as Christology, pneumatology, grace, mission, ecclesiology, and sacraments.

Schedule: Wednesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Christian McConnell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

16:00 to 18:00

EMB2014HS  L0101

Biblical Hebrew II

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The goal of Biblical Hebrew I and its adjoining course Biblical Hebrew II is to provide both students training for designated ministry and those students who wish to continue in advanced degree studies with a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew. The acquired skills may be used for the purposes of homiletical exegesis, scholarship pursuit, and the general pleasure of textual theological interpretations. Classes are twice weekly, and consist of lecture, homework tutorial, quizzes and quiz review, translation work, and theological reflections posted on Twitter. Evaluation: weekly quizzes; midterm exam; attendance and participation; final exam.

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

17:00 to 19:00

SMT2328HS  L0101

Creation, Fall, Grace and Glory

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · 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: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Darren Dias
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 36
SMT2223HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/05/01

Mystery of the Triune God

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Darren Dias
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 36

18:00 to 20:00

EMH2010HS  L0101

History of Christianity II (843-1648)

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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, 18:00 to 20:00
Instructors: Brian Clarke
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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18:00 to 21:00

ICT3751HS  L0101

The Radical Theopoetics of John D. Caputo

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This seminar will trace, explore, and interact with the developing Theopoetics of postmodern philosopher/theologian John D. Caputo. Situated at the interface between deconstruction and the religion, Theopoetics is a radical alternative to both classical theism and classical atheism, insisting that whether or not God shows up depends on us. In the style of Deconstruction, Theopoetics seeks a way between absolutism and relativism, envisioning Truth, not as a claim we make, but as a claim made on us. For Caputo, philosophy (as the search for wisdom) and theology (as the search for God) work together: The one true philosophy- the love of truth - is the love of God.

AD students enrol in ICT6751HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Instructors: James Olthuis
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
ICT6751HS  L0101

The Radical Theopoetics of John D. Caputo

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This seminar will trace, explore, and interact with the developing Theopoetics of postmodern philosopher/theologian John D. Caputo. Situated at the interface between deconstruction and the religion, Theopoetics is a radical alternative to both classical theism and classical atheism, insisting that whether or not God shows up depends on us. In the style of Deconstruction, Theopoetics seeks a way between absolutism and relativism, envisioning Truth, not as a claim we make, but as a claim made on us. For Caputo, philosophy (as the search for wisdom) and theology (as the search for God) work together: The one true philosophy- the love of truth - is the love of God.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3751HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Instructors: James Olthuis
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15

19:00 to 21:00

WYT2101HS  L0101

The Bride of the Lamb: Systematic Theology II

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course explores the activity of God from creation to new creation, with special emphasis on the Spirit's work in the Church. We also examine the image of God in the human person and the nature of sin. This course presupposes Systematic Theology I. Lectures, tutorials. Short papers, final exam. 

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Timothy Connor
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical
SMT1101HS  L0101

Foundations of Theology

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Brett Potter
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
TRT2942HS  L0101

Ethics and Society

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The primary goal of this course is to help us think critically and sensitively about Christian values, norms, and commitments in ways that preserve a Christian orientation while taking into account the non-Christian and pluralistic context of modern society. Such thinking will involve a dialectical process where universal principles, values, and norms will be examined with reference to the particular experiences and realities that constrain human action and interaction. The aim is not to structure a strict formalistic ethical framework but rather to canvall various ethical methodologies, religious and secular, as resources for ethical thinking and praxis. Method of Evaluation: Critical book response(s), one term paper; class participation.

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

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Course Timetable for Wednesday: Winter of 2015

Course Timetable for Wednesday: Winter of 2015