Biblical Courses for the 2010 Fall Session

Course Listings by Level

Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
SAB1003HF  L6101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This online course provides an introduction to the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible and its three main canonical divisions with an emphasis on theological interpretation. Students will be familiarized with the biblical books and their historical context. The course also explores the history of biblical interpretation with an application to Old Testament texts. Lectures, readings, online participation, written assignments, final paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Igal German
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 20
SAB1003HY  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

Introduction to the Old Testament and its three main units (Law, Prophets, Sapiential Books). Introduced to the biblical world and principles of biblical interpretation through the study of selected passages. Lectures, readings, discussion, short exegetical papers and exam. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Weekends
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
EMB1003HF  L0101

Old Testament I

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · 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: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNB1006HF  L0101

Introduction to Old Testament

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course 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 critical issues relating to the Old Testament. Additional emphasis will be on interpreting this material as Scripture of the Church. Lecture. Short exercises, mid-term exam, final paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB1007HF  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · 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, plus mandatory one-hour tutorial; research papers, application paper, class participation.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: plus 1-hour tutorial to be scheduled
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes:
WYB1008HF  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament I

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · 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: J. Glen Taylor
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAB1081HY  L0101

New Testament Hermeneutics

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · 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: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Weekends
Instructors: Francis G. Carpinelli
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
SAB1081HF  L0101

New Testament Hermeneutics

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Robert Nusca
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRB1501HF  L0101

Introduction to the New Testament

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · 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 11:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMB1501HF  L0101

New Testament I

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · 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. Weekly 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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RGB1501HF  L0101

An Introduction to the New Testament

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · 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
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
WYB1501HF  L0101

From the Gospel to the Gospels (NT I)

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An introduction to the four Gospels in their social, historical and theological setting. We will study the Gospels within a two-dimensional framework: social history (the origin and development of Christianiaty as a distinct social entity); and literature ( the formation of the Gospels, their literary form and texture, and their character as "gospel"). Weekly lectures, compulsory tutorial (Thurs. 12-1 pm); assigned papers; final exam or integrative paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMB1511HF  L0101

Elementary New Testament Greek I

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · 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, biweekly quizzes, final exam.

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

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KNB1511HF  L6101

New Testament Greek I

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Online Course

An introduction to the grammar and syntax of Koine Greek. Students will also develop a basic proficiency in reading and pronouncing the text of the Greek New Testament. Lecture, group work. 5 tests, evaluation of Greek pronunciation, final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Susan Jeffers
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB1513YY  L0101

Elementary New Testament Greek

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · 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:
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits · Min: 8
2000 Level Courses
ICB2010HF  L0101

Biblical Foundations

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Nicholas Ansell
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMB2013HF  L0101

Biblical Hebrew I

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Basic elements of biblical Hebrew grammar, syntax and vocabulary. Translate and analyse selected Hebrew passages from the OLD TESTAMENT. Attendance, assignments, quizzes, mid-term and final exam. Text: C.L. Seow, A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew, revised edition.

Schedule: Monday, Thursday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5

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KNB2127HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/06/30

Hebrew Reading & Exegesis

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · 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: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNB2131HF  L0101

Greek Exegesis

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course provides practice reading, analyzing, and translating texts from the Greek New Testament, interpreting them with respect to their socio-cultural contexts, and employing them for preaching and teaching.  Lecture, discussion.  Quizzes; mid-term test; exegetical assignment.  Prerequisites:  Intro Greek (KNB1513Y) and Understanding the NT (KNB1501H) or equivalents.

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 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2006 · 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:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAB2612HF  L0101

Synoptic Gospels

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · 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
SMB2643HF  L0101

The Gospel of Matthew

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2005 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A close reading of the Gospel of Matthew that focuses on its distinctive themes and context. Topics will include the structure and purpose of the gospel, the relationship of the Matthean community to Judaism, the gospel's ethical interests, its understanding of discipleship and Christian community, and its portrayal of Jesus.
Lectures, brief class presentations, writing assignments.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Colleen Shantz
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB2701HF  L0101

The Life & Letters of St. Paul

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course in an introduction to the content and background of the letters of Paul. Particular attention will be given to the social context of Paul's churches and to the social implications of Pauline Christianity. Throughout emphasis will be placed on the letters as the remnants of early communities striving to understand the work of God among them. Weekly readings and participation, short assignments.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Colleen Shantz
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
3000 Level Courses
WYB3013HF  L0101

Reading Hebrew Prose

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Seminar focusing on a) reinforcement of first-year Hebrew grammar and b) acquisition of historical and critical background necessary for understanding the book and for conveying its meaning. Weekly participation, assignments and quizzes; term project. Prerequisite: One full-year of biblical Hebrew. N.B. In combination with RGB3081H, "Hebrew Poetry: Psalms," successful completion of this course as if for credit satisfies the Hebrew requirement for doctoral candidates in New Testament.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNB3102HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/09/10

Genesis

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A study of the book of Genesis with emphasis on the theological message of the final form of the book and the use of the book in the life of the Church. Attention will also be paid to ancient Near Eastern mythological backgrounds, critical issues, and the history of interpretation. Periodic written assignments and a final exam. Prerequisite: Intro to OT (KNB1006H) or equivalent.  

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGB3114HF  L0101

Genesis

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

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

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
SMB3266HF  L0101

Psalms

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course is designed to introduce a critical study of the book of Psalms, its problems and methods. It will combine an investigation into the structure, design and theology of the Psalter with the exegesis of many individual psalms. Careful attention will be paid to their forms and settings in life, particularly their place in ancient liturgies. Basic Degree students will write three reports about 15:00 words in length and a final examination. Advanced students will write a publishable research paper and final examination. Advanced Degree biblical students will be expected to have competency in both Greek and Hebrew.

AD students enrol in SMB6266HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGB3279HF  L0101

The Wisdom Tradition and the Book of Job

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The Wisdom Tradition in Israel faced the paradox of maintaining God’s mercy and justice in the light of Israel’s failures and suffering. The Book of Job is an eloquent expression of Israel’s grappling with the issues behind theodicy. The course begins with an exploration of Israel’s Wisdom Tradition in relation to the Ancient Near East, prophecy and cult in order to set a context for reading and interpreting the book in its entirety. The literary features and structure of the work provide a methodological lense for appreciating how the Wisdom Tradition in the Book of Job dealt with suffering, ethics, beauty and love. (Lectures, discussion, major paper; and for AD students, reading selected texts in Hebrew).

AD students enrol in RGB6279HF.

Schedule: Friday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGB3279H & RGP6279H.
WYB3655HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/03/16

Gospel of Mark

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

AD students enrol in WYB6655HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRB3723HF  L0101

Historical Jesus

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  New Course · 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: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
CGB3801HF  L0101

Biblical Foundations of Peace

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2007 · Waterloo Site

An examination of diverse biblical views of peace in relation to war, justice, and salvation with attention to their relevance for the contemporary quest for peace. Taught in Waterloo

AD students enrol in CGB6801HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 13:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Thomas Yoder Neufeld
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRB3831HF  L4101

Creation in the Biblical Story

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This textually-focused seminar course explores the multi-faceted role of creation (land, seas, animals) in the biblical story, including the character of humanity's calling in relation to creation. The way in which idolatry and imperial powers control the land and their inhabitants as the story unfolds, and sabbath and jubilee as a faithful response to such powers, will provide a biblical basis for reflecting on our current ecological context. Participation in all seminars required; three short papers; major research paper. Off-campus site.

AD students enrol in TRB6831HF.

Schedule: Saturday, 9:00 to 17:00
Instructors: Sylvia Keesmaat
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: September 18, October 16, November 13, December 4
KNB3930HF  L0101

Biblical Hermeneutics

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An exploration of contemporary hermeneutical theories, including those of Heidegger, Gadamer, Habermas, Ricoeur and Levinas.  This is an interdisciplinary course, which integrates aspects of biblical studies with philosophy, semiology and theology.  Lecture, discussion.  Journals, class participation, assignment, major essay.

AD students enrol in KNB6930HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
5000 Level Courses
EMB5002HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/07/09

Greek Texts of the Early Roman Empire

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine selected Greek texts written under the early Roman Empire (200 B.C.E. - 180 C.E.) for the sake of comparison with writings of earliest Christianity. The purpose is twofold: to familiarize the student with the larger literary context (Greek) of earliest Christianity and to develop the analysis of ancient literary style.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Leif Vaage
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB5201HF  L0101

The Book of Isaiah

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2006 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A seminar examining the Book of Isaiah with attention to its literary development, historical context(s), theological emphases, etc. Hebrew. Participation, research paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB5205HF  L0101

Hebrew Exegesis: Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Malachi

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This graduate seminar focuses on selected books from the Minor Prophets. It assumes but does not require command of the recent literature dealing with the Book of Twelve as editorially arranged. Older and opposing views will also be examined. Prophets to be studied: Habakkuk (selections); Zephaniah (selections); Malachi. Teaching Method -- two weekly seminar, with readings for discussion and analysis of the Hebrew Text. Means of Evaluation -- one major paper to be submitted at the end of the term.

Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, 11:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: Classes from Sept. 13 to Oct. 22
Instructors: Christopher Seitz
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMB5347HF  L0101

Wisdom in 2nd Temple Judaism

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  New Course · 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: Tuesday, 13:00 to 15:00
Schedule Notes: Course will be held in the Jackman Humanities Building room 317.
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15
SMB5624HF  L0101

The Parables of Jesus

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2006 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Examination of the history of parables interpretation from the nineteenth century to the present, including major interpreters such as Jolicher, Dodd, Jeremias, Perrin, Via, Scott, Herzog, Funk, and Linnemann. Exegesis of selected parables, using redaction criticism, narrative, and social scientific approaches. Participation and major paper. Cross-listed as RLG3249H.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: John S. Kloppenborg
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 10
RGB5681HF  L0101

Issues in Johannine Scholarship

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

Several issues in Johannine scholarship will be explored in depth, among them the following: (1) the Fourth Gospel and the Synoptics; (2) historicity of the Fourth Gospel; (3) the Johannine community and its historical situation; (4) the Fourth Gospel and other Christian traditions; (5) Johannine language and symbolism; (6) post-modern interpretations of the FG; (7) the FG and "the Jews"; (8) the FG and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Lectures, discussions and class participation; final paper. Requirements: Reading knowledge of koine Greek.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
EMB5703HF  L0101

Paul: Biographical Problems

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · 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, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Leif Vaage
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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WYB5741HF  L0101

Galatians

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2007 · 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, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
6000 Level Courses
SMB6266HF  L0101

Psalms

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course is designed to introduce a critical study of the book of Psalms, its problems and methods. It will combine an investigation into the structure, design and theology of the Psalter with the exegesis of many individual psalms. Careful attention will be paid to their forms and settings in life, particularly their place in ancient liturgies. Basic Degree students will write three reports about 15:00 words in length and a final examination. Advanced students will write a publishable research paper and final examination. Advanced Degree biblical students will be expected to have competency in both Greek and Hebrew.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMB3266HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGB6279HF  L0101

The Wisdon Tradition and the Book of Job

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The Wisdom Tradition in Israel faced the paradox of maintaining God’s mercy and justice in the light of Israel’s failures and suffering. The Book of Job is an eloquent expression of Israel’s grappling with the issues behind theodicy. The course begins with an exploration of Israel’s Wisdom Tradition in relation to the Ancient Near East, prophecy and cult in order to set a context for reading and interpreting the book in its entirety. The literary features and structure of the work provide a methodological lense for appreciating how the Wisdom Tradition in the Book of Job dealt with suffering, ethics, beauty and love. (Lectures, discussion, major paper; and for AD students, reading selected texts in Hebrew).

Basic Degree students enrol in RGB3279HF.

Schedule: Friday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGB3279H & RGP6279H.
WYB6655HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/03/16

Gospel of Mark

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

Basic Degree students enrol in WYB3655HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRB6723HF  L0101

Historical Jesus

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  New Course · 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: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
CGB6801HF  L0101

Biblical Foundations of Peace

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2007 · Waterloo Site

An examination of diverse biblical views of peace in relation to war, justice, and salvation with attention to their relevance for the contemporary quest for peace. Taught in Waterloo

Basic Degree students enrol in CGB3801HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 13:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Thomas Yoder Neufeld
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRB6831HF  L4101

Creation in the Biblical Story

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This textually-focused seminar course explores the multi-faceted role of creation (land, seas, animals) in the biblical story, including the character of humanity's calling in relation to creation. The way in which idolatry and imperial powers control the land and their inhabitants as the story unfolds, and sabbath and jubilee as a faithful response to such powers, will provide a biblical basis for reflecting on our current ecological context. Participation in all seminars required; three short papers; major research paper. Off-campus site.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRB3831HF.

Schedule: Saturday, 9:00 to 17:00
Instructors: Sylvia Keesmaat
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: September 18, October 16, November 13, December 4
KNB6930HF  L0101

Hermeneutical Theory 1

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An exploration of contemporary hermeneutical theories, including those of Heidegger, Gadamer, Habermas, Ricoeur and Levinas.   This is an interdisciplinary course, which integrates aspects of biblical studies with philosophy, semiology and theology.  Lecture, discussion.  Journals, class participation, assignment, major essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNB3930HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Historical Crosslisted Courses
TRH3053HF  L0101

Divine Oracles: Exegesis in the Early Church

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An exploration of the parallel development of Biblical interpretation and Canon in the Early Church, from the first to the 4th centuries. A high point in this process was the development of systematic Christian commentaries on the Old and New Testaments. In this course students will look at excerpts from commentaries ranging from the Dead Sea Scrolls through the late 4th century and read selections from Christian authors, both orthodox and heterodox, with an eye to understanding how the boundaries and interpretation of Scripture changed over time. The systematic commentary marked a significant change in the way Christians "did" theology which provides an opportunity to explore of the meaning of exegesis in our own as well as earlier times. Lectures, reading of original sources in translation, group discussion, 1 reflection paper, research essay.

AD students enrol in TRH6053HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Richard Paul Vaggione
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical
TRH6053HF  L0101

Divine Oracles: Exegesis in the Early Church

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An exploration of the parallel development of Biblical interpretation and Canon in the Early Church, from the first to the 4th centuries. A high point in this process was the development of systematic Christian commentaries on the Old and New Testaments. In this course students will look at excerpts from commentaries ranging from the Dead Sea Scrolls through the late 4th century and read selections from Christian authors, both orthodox and heterodox, with an eye to understanding how the boundaries and interpretation of Scripture changed over time. The systematic commentary marked a significant change in the way Christians "did" theology which provides an opportunity to explore of the meaning of exegesis in our own as well as earlier times. Lectures, reading of original sources in translation, group discussion, 1 reflection paper, research essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRH3053HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Richard Paul Vaggione
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical

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