Biblical Courses for the Fall and Winter Sessions of 2014-2015

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Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
CGB1001HF  L4101

Reading and Teaching the Old Testament

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Waterloo Site

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

Schedule: Thursday, 13:00 to 15:50
Instructors: W. Derek Suderman
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNB1001HF  L0101

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew I

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

This course is the first 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: First Semester · One Credit
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
EMB1003HF  L0101

Old Testament I

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

Introduction to modern historical criticism of the Old Testament, with special attention given to the formation of scripture from ancient traditions and its implications for history of Jewish and Christian interpretation. Short papers and a final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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SAB1003HS  L0102

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

A study of the Old Testament covering biblical books, their historical contexts, genres and ancient Near Eastern cultural contexts necessary for interpretation. The basics of exegetical method particular to the genres of the Old Testament will be covered. Principles of biblical interpretation will also be covered especially from a Catholic perspective. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's.

Schedule: · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Frederick Yon-Ho Chung
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Limited to Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's. See listing in Winter term for our regularly scheduled course. 
SAB1003HS  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

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

A study of the Old Testament covering biblical books, their historical contexts, genres and ancient Near Eastern cultural contexts necessary for interpretation. The basics of exegetical method particular to the genres of the Old Testament will be covered. Principles of biblical interpretation will also be covered especially from a Catholic perspective. Lectures and assignments including quizzes, exams and a final paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Frederick Yon-Ho Chung
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGB1005HS  L6101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Online Course

This introductory course explores the thematic unity of the Old Testament under the heading of Covenantal Theology. Significant covenantal moments in the Bible are studied in their historical settings and context, cultic realizations, and literary expressions (Abram, Sinai, David/Zion, Prophecy, Exile, Deuteronomistic texts, Priestly texts- Creation I Noah I Abraham, Wisdom, Covenant in the New Testament). Literary and rhetorical analysis, historical and textual criticism are employed as means of exploring the biblical texts. Assignments: readings, five short study papers, on-line discussions on questions and terms set forth in the syllabus.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20
Additional Notes: Students will be required to engage in discussions on blackboard everyweek during the duration of the course.
KNB1006HF  L0101

Reading the Old Testament

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

This course on the Old Testament presents an overview of the Hebrew canon and explores the content, theological themes, and canonical shaping of selected books. Students will be introduced to the history of interpretation, including dominant ciritical issues relating to the Old Testament. Additional emphasis will be on interpreting this material as Scripture of the Church.

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: This course was previously taught under the title "Introduction to the Old Testament"
SMB1007HF  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

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

A survey of the religious traditions of ancient Israel as they are reflected in the diverse types of literature found in the First Testament, with emphasis on their historical development and their relevance for contemporary ministry. Topics to be considered include: Israelite origins, settlement of the land, social structures, the monarchy, prophecy, the exile and return. Weekly lectures and discussion, research papers, application paper, class participation.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRB1007HS  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

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

Through the experience of reading and reflecting on the entire text of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament as well as key select passages, participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the sources, history, and development of the canonical books in critical relation to their place in ancient Near Eastern culture and history. Attention will be given to issues such as call, covenant, law, ritual, kingship, prophetic movements, reform movements, exile/deportation and return, wisdom and apocalyptic as shaping forces in biblical identity. Lectures and exegetical sessions will seek to assist participants with methodologies that will build their confidence and competence in engaging the texts in the context of the pastoral life of the church and in relation to contemporary culture and discourse.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Walter Deller
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: St. Hilda's College, Cartwright Hall
WYB1008HF  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture for the Church: Part I

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

Introduction to Old Testament literature and history, with emphasis on application within the church. Lectures and seminars. Readings, written assignments and final paper or exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB1009HS  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture for the Church: Part II

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

Introduction to Old Testament literature and history, with emphasis on application within the church. Readings, written assignments and final paper or exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: This course is a required introduction course for all Basic Degree programs and is recommended as a first year (or equivalent) course before more advanced Biblical courses are taken.
SAB1081HF  L0102

New Testament Hermeneutics

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough 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. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Walter Werbylo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAB1081HF  L6101

Introduction to the New Testament

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Online Course

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: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Francis G. Carpinelli
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
SAB1081HF  L0101

New Testament Hermeneutics

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · 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: Walter Werbylo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMB1501HF  L0101

New Testament I

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

Introduction to the major methods and issues in New Testament interpretation: textual criticism; the world of the New Testament; the composition, structure and theologies of the Synoptic Gospels; traditions behind the Gospels; the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith. Lectures; assigned papers and exam.

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

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KNB1501HF  L6101

Understanding the New Testament

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Online Course

Exploration of the content of New Testament writings, especially the canonical gospels and Pauline corpus. Emphasis will be placed upon understanding these writings in their original socio-historical contexts, and on methods of interpretation. Collaborative learning, group work.  Assignment, group project, 4 relection papers, final exam, online participation.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: TBA
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGB1501HF  L0101

An Introduction to the New Testament

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

The course has two aims: first, to familiarize you with the context and the content of the four canonical Gospels, including information related to the production and subsequent transmission of these writings; and second, to introduce you to the role that different analytical methodologies or conscious "reading strategies" play in the interpretation of these texts. The course will cover redaction, literary, textual, and ideological criticism, as well as the political and social background of the Gospels. There will be both lecture and practical application. Attention will also be given to use of the Library and the Internet for New Testament research. Short written assignments and a final exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
SMB1501HS  L0101

Introduction to the New Testament

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

Introduction to the major methods and issues in the interpretation of the Gospels: the world of the New Testament; the composition, structure and theologies of the Gospels; traditions behind the Gospels; the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith. Weekly lectures and tutorials; assigned papers and exam.

Schedule: Monday, 17:00 to 20:00
Instructors: Ryan Wettlaufer
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRB1501HF  L0101

Introduction to the New Testament

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

This course is an introduction to the four canonical Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles, as well as to exegetical method in the study of the New Testament. Weekly lectures, compulsory tutorial; assigned papers; final exam or integrative paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: Class is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tutorial is from 11 a.m. to noon.
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
KNB1501HS  L0101

Understanding the New Testament

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

Exploration of the content of New Testament writings, especially the canonical gospels and Pauline corpus. Emphasis will be placed upon understanding these writings in their original socio-historical contexts, and on methods of interpretation.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB1501HF  L0101

From the Gospel to the Gospels (NT I)

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

An introduction to the four Gospels in their social, historical and theological settings. Using a "socio-literary" approach, we will study the Gospels within a two-dimensional framework, both centred on what the early Christians called the "gospel" or "Kerygma." One dimension has to do with social history, the origin and development of Christianity as a distinct social entity, from its foundations in the ministry of Jesus and the Easter experience, through its emergence as a Jewish renewal movement, and on to its development into a separate, largely Gentile, institutionalized religion. The second dimension has to do with literature, the process by which the Gospels came to be written, their literary form and texture, and their character as narrative versions of the "gospel." Tutorial from 10 - 11 am. Weekly lectures; assigned papers; final exam or integration paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGB1501HF  L6101

Introduction to the New Testament

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  New Course · Online Course

The focus of this course is on the various methodologies for reading and analyzing the New Testament rather than theology and spirituality. The sad events of our own world illustrate some of the dangers of superficial and overly literal readings of religious writings. Biblical literacy should not be the privilege or duty of a select few, but the right and responsibility of all Christians. The purpose of our study is to provide the tools necessary for an in-depth reading of the New Testament utilizing a variety of methodologies. No one methodology is definitive or exhaustive; each one examines the text from a different perspective and reveals another aspect or layer of the passage in question. Although the material might seem technical and esoteric at times, providing the people of God with a biblical message that is rich, life-giving, and based on a sound understanding of the text is an eminently pastoral undertaking.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 25
EMB1506HS  L0101

New Testament II

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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: Tuesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Leif Vaage
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMB1511HF  L0101

Elementary New Testament Greek I

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · 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: Tuesday, Thursday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: John Egger
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5

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EMB1512HS  L0101

Elementary New Testament Greek II

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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: Tuesday, Thursday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: John Egger
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5
WYB1513YY  L0101

Elementary New Testament Greek

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

Basic New Testament Greek grammar. During the first semester, students work through a large portion of the textbook, which introduces basic grammatical and syntactical elements of the language. In the second semester students complete the introductory grammar textbook, and begin reading in the Greek New Testament. Class participation, periodic tests, final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 16:00 to 17:30
Instructors: Jin Hwan Lee
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits · Min: 8
2000 Level Courses
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, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICB2010HF  L0101

Biblical Foundations

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · 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, 18:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Nicholas Ansell
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
EMB2013HF  L0101

Biblical Hebrew I

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · 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: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5

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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
WYB2105HS  L4101

Theological Exegesis for Preaching

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  New Course · Canada - other Site

This course Is an Introduction to theolog ically disciplined biblical preaching. We will examine the fourfold sense of scripture and Trinitarian and.Chrlstologlcal readings of scriptural texts. Students will be Introduced to the lectionary, its origins and its importance. This course will also cover the exegetical presuppositions and rhetorical styles of great preachers throughout the history of the Church. The course intends to train students to work theologically wtth scripture and to create robust sermon outlines and full sermon texts. Students will learn to use a variety of resources for preaching. Students will also engage ancient and medieval traditions of reading scripture, and understand their relevance and Importance in preaching. Finally, students will also be exposed to the rhetorical elements of preaching. Finally, students will also be exposed to the rhetorical elements of preaching and be challenged to incorporate these skills in their own work as preachers.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Tuesday, Thursday and weekend intensive 18:00 to 21:00
Instructors: TBA, David Widdicombe
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Additional Notes: Course offered in Winnipeg. For registration please contact the Wycliffe Registrar's Office 
KNB2127HF  L0101

Hebrew Reading & Exegesis

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

This course builds on students knowledge of introductory Hebrew grammar to engage them in the reading and interpretation of Hebrew narrative (selections from Jonah, Ruth, and other books). Emphasis is on building Hebrew vocabulary and confidence in reading and on developing exegetical skill. Quizzes, presentation, mid-term and final exams. Prerequisite: Introductory course in Hebrew.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNB2131HF  L0101

Greek Exegesis

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · 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
SAB2181HF  L0101

Prophetic Literature

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

This course introduces the prophets of Israel from their historical contexts, explores developments, genres and theological themes. Attention will be paid to the role of Israelite prophets in the larger ancient Near East context and prophetic contributions to Israelite expressions of God. Basic methods of exegesis will be reinforced as well as attention to a Catholic framework for interpretation. Lectures, quizzes, exams and a final paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Frederick Yon-Ho Chung
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB2251HS  L0101

Israel's Prophetic Traditions

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

An examination of the "rise and fall" of prophecy in ancient Israel, considered within its historical context. Topics include the ancient Near Eastern background, the social location of Israelite prophets, true and false prophecy, modes of prophetic speech, interpretation of the individual prophetic books, the demise of prophecy, and its possible role in the development of apocalyptic. Assigned readings, class lectures and discussion. Participation, class presentations, paper proposal, research paper, application paper. Prerequisite: SMB1007: Introduction to the Old Testament or equivalent.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAB2261HF  L0101

The Psalms

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

The Psalter can be viewed as a distillation of Israel's history, spirituality, liturgy, wisdom, Torah and messianic hopes. This course will examine some of the key elements of Hebrew poetry exemplified by the Psalms. In the study of the Psalms according to their literary forms or genres, their unique poetic and thematic features will be highlighted. Some consideration will be given to thematic groupings of Psalms such as Creation Psalms and Penitential Psalms. The spirituality of the Psalms will be explored both through Patristic literature and modern authors. This course will consider the messianic and Christological reading of the Psalms. Pre-requisite: Introduction to the Old Testament.

Schedule: Friday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Frederick Yon-Ho Chung
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB2278HF  L0101

Israel's Wisdom Traditions

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

An introduction to Israel's search for wisdom in its Ancient Near Eastern context. Topics include the nature and expression of wisdom, its international context, Lady Wisdom, the place of wisdom literature in Israel's faith and the content of the individual wisdom books: Proverbs, Job, Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes), Sirach and the Wisdom of Solomon, plus consideration of the relevance of Israel's wisdom tradition for today. Participation, presentation, exegetical paper, pastoral application paper. Prerequisite: SMB1007 "Intro Old Testament" or equivalent.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAB2383HS  L6101

Introducing Hebrew Wisdom Literature

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Online Course

The course explores the Hebrew Wisdom literature against its ancient Near Eastern backdrop with a view toward theological interpretation and application. The books to be studied: Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Wisdom Psalms, Sirach, Wisdom of Solomon. Methods of evaluation: Online participation, assignments, and final paper.  

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Igal German
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
WYB2501HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/05/29

Interpreting the New Testament in the Community of Faith

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · 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: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Course replaced with Salvation as Liberation in paul WYB3714/6714 approved by Biblical Department
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: Monday, 09:00 to 11:50
Instructors: Alicia Batten
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB2514HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/04/08

Intermediate Hellenistic Greek

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · 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
WYB2521HF  L0101

Intermediate Koine Greek

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

This course provides practice in reading and exegesis of the New Testament in Greek. It follows upon Elementary New Testament Greek (or one year of Greek) and presumes a basic knowledge of Greek. The aim is to increase the student's proficiency in Greek through regular translation and analysis of the New Testament texts, to introduce more advanced grammatical and syntactical concepts, and to unlock the potential of the Greek text for preaching and for scholarly research.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Tues:  & Thurs: 16:00 -17:30
Instructors: Catherine S. Hamilton
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: prerequisite is the completion one year of introductory Greek
SAB2612HF  L0101

Synoptic Gospels

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

Apostolic preaching and its development in Gospel writing. A look at the Synoptic Question. Special introduction to first three gospels, with attention to the themes and theology of each tradition. Exegetical study of selected passages in Mark, completed with reference to accounts in Matthew and Luke. Lectures, discussion, midterm exam, paper, final exam. Prerequisite: An introduction to New Testament course.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Walter Werbylo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB2656HS  L0101

The Good News of Mark

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A study of the Gospel of Mark with attention to its claim to be a story of gospel, or good news. Particular attention to the narrative and oral features of the Gospel, to its Christology, its inner tensions, its characterizations, and the kinds of conflicts it might have been addressing in its own time. Teaching Methods: Lectures with seminar segments. Means of Evaluation: Class presentations and related paper, mid-length essay, participation.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ryan Wettlaufer
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB2660HS  L0101

Who is Jesus? (NT II)

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

An introduction to the content of a portion of the New Testament: 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 Corinthians, Galatians, Romans, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Peter, Hebrews and Revelation. The guiding question of the course is "Who is Jesus?". Lectures, tutorials. Evaluation: participation, exegetical papers. Prerequisite: WYB1501 or equivalent.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: There is a Tutorial at 10:00 am before class
Instructors: Catherine S. Hamilton
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB2660HF  L6101

Who is Jesus? (NT II)

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

An introduction to the content of a portion of the New Testament: 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 Corinthians, Galatians, Romans, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Peter, Hebrews and Revelation. The guiding question of the course is "Who is Jesus?".Online lectures, textbook readings, discussion groups. Evaluation: exegetical papers, online discussions.. Prerequisite: WYB1501 or equivalent.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Catherine S. Hamilton
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
RGB2665HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/06/16

Gospel of Luke

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The primary focus will be on the Gospel of Luke, dealing with such topics as: Luke as historian, Israel in Luke's theology; rich and poor; universalism; forgiveness; table fellowship and God's kingdom; eschatology and salvation history. Short written assignments and final paper. No exam.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
RGB2671HS  L0101

Gospel of John

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

A study of John's Gospel with particular attention to his use of symbolism and irony to portray human spiritual limitations and the need for a spiritual transformation and rebirth in the spirit. The discussion of Johannine spirituality will examine agape as the unique way of knowing God and patterning oneself on Christ. Issues such as conflict, sectarianism and misuses of John will also be covered. Prerequisite: TSB 1501H. Discussion, paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
SAB2677HS  L0101

Johannine Literature

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

Introduction to the gospel and letters of John concerning authorship, unity, historicity and the situation of the Johannine church. Exploration of basic themes in this tradition and what they reveal about the life of Jesus and believing in him. Exegesis of selected passages from the Gospel and 1 John. Lectures, discussions, midterm exam, paper, final exam. Prerequisite: An Introduction to New Testament course.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Walter Werbylo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
SAB2703HF  L6101 · Cancelled on 2014/05/05

Pauline Literature

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Online Course

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: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: J. Chandrakanthan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
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
3000 Level Courses
SMB3081HS  L0101

Hebrew Poetry

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

Study of selected poetic texts with emphasis on the syntax and style of Hebrew poetry. Weekly participation, mid-term and final exams. Prerequisite: three semesters of Biblical Hebrew. N.B.: in combination with WYB3013H/EMB3014H (or equivalent) successful completion of this course as if for credit satisfies the Hebrew requirement for doctoral candidates in New Testament.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB3083HF  L0101

Old Testament Spiritualities

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Spirituality in the Pentateuch, Prophets, Psalms & Wisdom writings. Essay, final exam.

AD students enrol in SMB6083HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
KNB3232HS  L0101

Bible in Context: Amos

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

This course uses the book of Amos as a means of introducing the covenantal values that lay beneath Israel's approach to social justice. Through a site visit and classroom activities, students will reflect on the Church's call to social justice and the way in which this can be realised in the lives of individuals and congregations. Additional emphasis will be placed on the content and shape of the book of Amos and the task of interpreting it as Scripture of the Church. Lecture. Written assignments, site visit, and final paper. Intro to OT (KNB1006) or equivalent, plus any 2000 level Bible course.

AD students enrol in KNB6232HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB3501HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/08/12

Advanced Hellenistic Greek

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

The course will focus on the translation of a variety of types of Hellenistic texts (e.g., decreess, sacred laws, magical papyri, aretalogies, Philo, hermeneutic corpus) and on their grammatical and syntactical analysis. Prerequisite: a semesters of Greek.

AD students enrol in KNB6501HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB3551HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/08/28

The Role of Emotions in the Letters of St. Paul

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

The course offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the role of emotion in Paul's communication with early Christian communities. We will study emotional appeals as a rhetorical strategy of the letters as well as the effects of such emotions in human beings (including their cultural construction, biological and psychological effects, role in cognition). The overarching question of the course is how to cultivate emotional intelligence in our readings of Paul's letters. Lectures, class discussions of assigned readings, graded presentations and writing assignments.

AD students enrol in SMB6551HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Colleen Shantz
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB3641HF  L0101

Matthew's Story of Jesus

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

An examination of Matthew's Gospel from the perspective of narrative criticism. Attention will be given to the story itself, the manner in which the story is narrated, and the role of the reader in producing meaning. Written preparation for three seminar discussions, final paper.

AD students enrol in WYB6641HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
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
WYB3670HF  L0101

Women as Interpreters of the Bible

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

This course will examine how the Bible has been read, interpreted and proclaimed by women beginning with the period of the early church and including the writings of medieval visionaries, renaissance exegetes and continuing into the modern and post-modern periods. Women's interpretations of the Bible will be examined with a view to recovering women's readings and counter readings of biblical texts & raising relevant methodological and hermeneutical questions for modern readers. Lectures, student presentations, small group discussions. Evaluation: presentation and final paper.

AD students enrol in WYB6670HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB3714HS  L0101

Salvation as Liberation in Paul

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

A significant reappraisal of Paul's theology is currently underway, involving not only particular aspects (e.g. justification by faith, atonement) and overall structure, but also the more basic question of how we might speak of Paul as a theological thinker. This course will study major theological themes in Paul's letters - including the nature of human existence; sin; the law; the death and resurrection of Christ; life "in Christ"; Israel and the Gentiles - with special emphasis on salvation as liberation (from "the powers" to the new solidarity of life "in Christ"). Three short resumes, final paper.

AD students enrol in WYB6714HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRB3721HS  L0101

The Passion Narratives

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

The course will study the passion narratives of the synoptic gospels, John and the extra-canonical gospels. It will examine the question of a premarkan passion narrative, compositional theories and the influence of the Old Testament on the traditions of the passion and death of Jesus.

AD students enrol in TRB6721HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
TRB3723HF  L0101

Historical Jesus

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

This course will introduce the scholarly methods used to study the historical Jesus and the various pictures of Jesus that these methods yield. It will also study the historical Jesus and the beginnings of New Testament Christology.

AD students enrol in TRB6723HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
TRB3742HF  L0101

Galatians

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

This course will consider the text of Paul.

AD students enrol in TRB6742HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
RGB3902HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/04/29

Interpreting the Bible in the Early Church: First Four Centuries

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

This course will examine the methods of biblical interpretation used in the Church from NT times through the 4th century. Areas covered will include the Jewish forms of exegesis found in the NT, the ellegorical method, the schools of Antioch and Alexandria, as well as interpreters such as Origen, Theodore of Mopsuestia, and St. Augustine. Course will consist of lectures, the reading of some introductory secondary works, and selected readings from Patristic commentaries. There will be two short essays and one longer final essay.

AD students enrol in RGB6902HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
KNB3930HF  L0101

Biblical Hermeneutics

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

An exploration of contemporary hermeneutical theories, including those of Heidegger, Gadamer, Habermas, Ricoeur and Levinas.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
5000 Level Courses
WYB5016HS  L0101

Hebraica

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

Relevance of comparative (especially northwest) Semitic philology and historical Hebrew grammar to the exegesis of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and to the teaching of biblical Hebrew. Weekly reading, assignments, term paper/project. NB either this course or Biblical Aramaic satisfies a program requirement for TST doctoral studies in Old Testament. Lectures, student presentations, discussions of readings. Quizzes, assignments, term project.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB5064HS  L0101

Ancient Israelite Religion

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

A seminar examining features of ancient Israelite religion as reflected in the archaeological and literary evidence. Topics include the origins and nature of Yahweh,other deities in ancient Israel, monotheism, the cult of the dead, divergent perspectives of priestly, royal, deuteronomistic, prophetic groups, etc.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB5231HF  L0101

Zechariah: Hebrew Exegesis and Interpretation

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will involve close-reading of the Hebrew Text of the Book of Zechariah. Secondary readings in historical-critical studies of Zechariah will be required and students will be asked to evaluate critically these studies (including newer commentaries in English and German). Zechariah's place in recent analysis of the Book of the Twelve will also be examined. Finally, students will be exposed to pre-critical reading of Zechariah and the hermeneutical issues related to Zechariah's use in the New Testament and in Jewish and Christian Interpretation. Seminar format. Class participation, major paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, 11:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: Class meets twice a week for six weeks mid Sept to end of Oct( dates TBA)
Instructors: Christopher Seitz
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMB5347HF  L0101

Wisdom in Second Temple Judaism

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

This course treats either books (Job, Sirach, Ecclesiastes, Wisdom of Solomon) or thematic aspects (creation, prayer, eschatology) of the sapiential tradition as it evolved in the period 538 BCE - 70 CE with an eye to the relationship of these books to the broader swath of sapiential textual traditions of the era, including the instruction literature from Qumran. In 2010, the focus will be Ben Sira, with attention to the significance of textual variants in the manuscript traditions for our understanding of the formation of the Bible. Course will be a seminar. Seminar participation, seminar presentations, major paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 12:00 to 15:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMB5703HS  L0101

Paul: Biographical Problems

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

An examination of different issues related to the "historical" Paul, including sources, composition history, composition history of the corpus paulinum, social location, mission, and comparative analogies. Research seminar with paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Leif Vaage
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB5711HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/04/30

Paul and His Interpreters

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An exploration of selected interpreters of Paul and his letters. While the selection will vary from year to year, each year there will be a particular focus. Focuses will include: seminal 19th-century figures; turning points in 20th-century interpretation; Jewish Interpreters of Paul, past and present; the "new perspective"-its precursors, proponents and critics; the Sonderweg reading of Paul.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 14
Additional Notes: Course conflicted with another TST 5000 level NT course
WYB5741HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/09/10

Galatians

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

Seminar designed to enlarge students' understanding of Paul, of scholarship on Paul, and the letter he wrote to the Galatians. This course is designed both to deepen knowledge about Paul, Pauline scholarship and Galatians; and to sharpen students' research abilities and to provide an opportunity to prepare a trial thesis proposal. Teaching methods include lectures and seminar leadership. Evaluation is based on class presentations and a final project.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB5785HF  L0101

James and Hellenistic Wisdom

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An examination of key issues for the understanding of the letter of James: authorship, date, historical setting, genre, manuscript tradition, and attestation. The course situates James in the context of various wisdom literatures and philosophical discourse. The focus of the course is Jewish and early Christian life in the Judaean diaspora.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: John S. Kloppenborg
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: The course was previously taught under the title "Letter of James & Christian Wisdom"
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
6000 Level Courses
SMB6083HF  L0101

Old Testament Spiritualities

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Spirituality in the Pentateuch, Prophets, Psalms & Wisdom writings. Essay, final exam.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMB3083HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
KNB6232HS  L0101

Bible in Context: Amos

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

This course uses the book of Amos as a means of introducing the covenantal values that lay beneath Israel's approach to social justice. Through a site visit and classroom activities, students will reflect on the Church's call to social justice and the way in which this can be realised in the lives of individuals and congregations. Additional emphasis will be placed on the content and shape of the book of Amos and the task of interpreting it as Scripture of the Church. Lecture. Written assignments, site visit, and final paper. Intro to OT (KNB1006) or equivalent, plus any 2000 level Bible course.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNB3232HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB6501HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/08/12

Advanced Hellenistic Greek

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

This course will focus on the translation of a variety of types of Hellenistic texts (e.g., decrees, sacred laws, magical papyri, aretalogies,Philo, hermeneutic corpus) and on their grammatical and syntactical analysis. Prerequisite: a semesters of Greek.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNB3501HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB6551HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/08/28

The Role of Emotions in the Letters of St. Paul

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

The course offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the role of emotion in Paul's communication with early Christian communities. We will study emotional appeals as a rhetorical strategy of the letters as well as the effects of such emotions in human beings (including their cultural construction, biological and psychological effects, role in cognition). The overarching question of the course is how to cultivate emotional intelligence in our readings of Paul's letters. Lectures, class discussions of assigned readings, graded presentations and writing assignments.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMB3551HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Colleen Shantz
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB6641HF  L0101

Matthew's Story of Jesus

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

An examination of Matthew's Gospel from the perspective of narrative criticism. Attention will be given to the story itself, the manner in which the story is narrated, and the role of the reader in producing meaning. Written preparation for three seminar discussions, final paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYB3641HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
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
EMB6654HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/09/12

Gospel of Mark and Christian Origins

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

Investigation of Mark's overarching rhetorical strategy and theological purpose: attention will be paid to questions of original life-situation, source and redaction criticism, relationship to Q, literary structure and ideological criticism.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: Only AD section to be offered
Instructors: Leif Vaage
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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WYB6670HF  L0101

Women as Interpreters of the Bible

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

This course will examine how the Bible has been read, interpreted and proclaimed by women beginning with the period of the early church and including the writings of medieval visionaries, renaissance exegetes and continuing into the modern and post-modern periods. Women's interpretations of the Bible will be examined with a view to recovering women's readings and counter readings of biblical texts & raising relevant methodological and hermeneutical questions for modern readers.Lectures, student presentations, small group discussions. Book report, presentation & final paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYB3670HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB6714HS  L0101

Salvation as Liberation in Paul

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

A significant reappraisal of Paul's theology is currently underway, involving not only particular aspects (e.g. justification by faith, atonement) and overall structure, but also the more basic question of how we might speak of Paul as a theological thinker. This course will study major theological themes in Paul's letters - including the nature of human existence; sin; the law; the death and resurrection of Christ; life "in Christ"; Israel and the Gentiles - with special emphasis on salvation as liberation (from "the powers" to the new solidarity of life "in Christ"). Three short resumes, final paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYB3714HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRB6721HS  L0101

The Passion Narratives

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

The course will study the passion narratives of the synoptic gospels, John and the extra-canonical gospels. It will examine the question of a premarkan passion narrative, compositional theories and the influence of the Old Testament on the traditions of the passion and death of Jesus.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRB3721HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
TRB6723HF  L0101

Historical Jesus

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

This course will introduce the scholarly methods used to study the historical Jesus and the various pictures of Jesus that these methods yield. It will also study the historical Jesus and the beginnings of New Testament Christology.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRB3723HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRB6742HF  L0101

Galatians

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

This course will consider the text of Paul

Basic Degree students enrol in TRB3742HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
RGB6902HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/04/29

Interpreting the Bible in the Early Church: First Four Centuries

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

This course will examine the methods of biblical interpretation used in the Church from NT times through the 4th century. Areas covered will include the Jewish forms of exegesis found in the NT, the ellegorical method, the schools of Antioch and Alexandria, as well as interpreters such as Origen, Theodore of Mopsuestia, and St. Augustine. Course will consist of lectures, the reading of some introductory secondary works, and selected readings from Patristic commentaries. There will be two short essays and one longer final essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGB3902HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
Pastoral Theology Crosslisted Courses
WYP3305HS  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.

AD students enrol in WYP6305HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical
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
Theological Crosslisted Courses
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: Joseph Mangina
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical

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