Course Catalogue 2016-2017

Early Christianity (to AD 600)

SAH1001HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Hogan, James (Séamus) P.

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course offers an opportunity to explore the history of the Christian Church from its origins in Judaism through to its monastic expansion beyond the boundaries of the Western Roman Empire in the sixth and seventh centuries. It will examine the conflicts, individuals, social movements and theologies that shaped Christianity during this formative period.

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Old Testament I

EMB1003HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Macumber, Heather

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

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.

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Introduction to the Old Testament

SAB1003HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): German, Igal

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: N/A Online TIME: NA to NA

CREDITS: One Credit

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.

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Reading the Old Testament

KNB1006HS L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Irwin, Brian

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

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.

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Introduction to the Old Testament

SMB1007HF L4101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Macumber, Heather

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 17:00 to 19:00

CREDITS: One Credit

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. 

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Introduction to the Old Testament

SMB1007HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): McLaughlin, John L.

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 18:00 to 20:00

CREDITS: One Credit

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. 

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Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Part 1

TRB1007HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Deller, Walter

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 11:00 to 14:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Participants will read and reflect on the Torah and Former Prophets (Genesis through 2 Kings) in the light of the sources, history, and development of the canonical collection, and in critical relation to their place in ancient Near Eastern culture and history. Attention will be given to issues such as textual origins, form and structure of individual books, reform movements, exile/deportation and return, focusing on key themes and aspects of the formation of the canonical collection over extended periods of time. 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, with a focus in this part of the course on the use of a range of types of commentaries ancient and modern.

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Introduction to the Old Testament I

WYB1008HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Taylor, Marion Ann

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to Old Testament literature and history, with emphasis on application within the church.

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History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

EMH1010HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Clarke, Brian

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 18:00 to 20:30

CREDITS: One Credit

This introductory course explores Christianity's formation and transformation from the post-apostolic era to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West in the year 843. Along the way, we will explore how Christians described their religious experience, practiced their faith, articulated and argued about their beliefs, and structured their ecclesial communities. We will learn about Christianity's changing relationship to political power; its engagement with other religions and cultures; the lifestyles, theological mindsets, and models of community proposed and debated by Christian leaders; the political and theological challenges associated with the movement's early marginalization, eventual expansion, encounter with Islam in the East and the "barbarians" in the West; and the formation of "Christian Europe."

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Spiritual Internship Year

SAF1010YY L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Yake, John

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: N/A TIME: NA to NA

CREDITS: Two Credits

The Spiritual Internship Year, in response to the challenges of contemporary pastoral ministry, provides an intense formational experience in which the sciences foundational for Christian life and ministry are appropriated via: classroom instruction (philosophy, catechesis, scripture, and theology), extensive reading of classic spiritual authors and the Documents of Vatican II, Ignatian spiritual direction [Annotation 19], retreat experiences, field placement, formation in communal living and instruction in essay writing skills.

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