Biblical Courses for the 2010 Winter Session

Course Listings by Level

Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
TRB1007HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/07/06

Introduction to the Old Testament

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

A historical and literary survey of the Hebrew Scriptures. Two short papers, final exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB1009HS  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament II

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · 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, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB1501HS  L0101

Understanding the New Testament

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · 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. Readings, assignments, and final exam. Mandatory seminar.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
SMB1501HS  L0102

Introduction to the New Testament

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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. Compulsory one-hour tutorial (time to be arranged).

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Schedule Notes: (plus tutorial)
Instructors: Colleen Shantz
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB1501HS  L0101

Introduction to the New Testament

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · 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. Compulsory one-hour tutorial (time to be arranged).

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: (plus tutorial)
Instructors: Colleen Shantz
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMB1506HS  L0101

New Testament II

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · 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. Weekly readings, small group discussion, short papers.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Leif Vaage
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB1512HS  L6101

New Testament Greek II

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · 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. Prerequisite: New Testament Greek 1 or equivalent.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Susan Jeffers
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMB1512HS  L0101

Elementary New Testament Greek II

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · 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, biweekly quizzes, final exam. Prerequisite: EMB1511HF.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: John Egger
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
2000 Level Courses
EMB2004HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/05/21

Old Testament II

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

Focus on the content of the Old Testament, learning the Hebrew alphabet, use of library resources, and the geography and archeology of ancient Israel. Special attention will be given to major issues in Christian theological interpretation, including similarities and differences between Jewish and Christian interpretation of shared scripture. Lectures and discussion. Tests and short papers. Prerequisite: EMB1003 or equivalent.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMB2014HS  L0101

Biblical Hebrew II

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 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. Prerequisite: EMB 2013 H OR permission of instructor.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 17:30 to 19:30
Instructors: Jennifer Pfenniger
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5
RGB2210HS  L0101

The Call to Prophecy

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

Exploration of the function of prophecy in Israel using as a point of departure the vocation texts of the three major prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel. Written examination or paper.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB2260HS  L6101

The Book of Psalms: a Spiritual Lifeline in Christian History and Tradition

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2008 · Online Course

An interactive investigation of the biblical Book of Psalms, with special emphasis on how the Psalms have been, and can be, applied to the devotional life of a Christian. The course will consider the psalms in their historical and canonical context. It will consider also the role of the Psalms in the devotional life of the canonical King David, Jesus Christ, the Apostles, and selected Christian men (incl. Martin Luther) and women throughout the ages. Particular attention will be given to the issue of how best in light of contemporary scholarship to apply the Psalms faithfully and reasonably to the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. Quizzes, rhetorical study, reading summaries, and discussion.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20
WYB2660HS  L0101

Before & Beyond the Gospels: Who is Jesus?

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

An introduction to the content of a portion of the New Testament: 1 an 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, exegesis paper, comparative exegetical paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB2668HS  L0101

Gospel of Luke

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

Luke's themes of universality and of Christ as savior of the disadvantaged demonstrate God's openness in Christianity to everyone and form the core of Luke's personal portrayal of God's saving action in history and in the world. According to Luke, disciples and "eye-witnesses" of Jesus of Nazareth are characterized by their receptivity towards God's saving activity and their responses and reactions of joy, wonder, praise and blessing to that activity. Special attention will be paid to Luke's presentation of Jesus' proclamation of a liberation which is not limited by ethnic, national, economic or gender concerns. This course will consider Luke's Gospel as a blueprint for contemporary ministry. Weekly assignments, final paper, class preparation and participation. Prerequisite: TSB 1501 (or equivalent).

Schedule: Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAB2677HS  L0101

Johannine Literature

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

Introduction to the Johannine writings concerning authorship, unity and historicity. Exploration of basic themes in this tradition, as revealing the conflicts and changes in the community of the Beloved Disciple. 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 · Min: 8
SAB2703HS  L0101

Pauline Literature

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · 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: 12
RGB2708HS  L0101

Letters of Paul

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

A survey of Pauline literature with a discussion of such themes as Paul's background and conversion, his teaching concerning the parousia, the resurrection of Christ and the faithful, hope, justification, the cross, love, community, ethics, Israel, etc. Discussion, written assignments.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMB2903HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/01/06

Bible and Qur'an: Approaches to Scriptural Intertextuality

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

This course is an introduction to the Qur'an and will focus on how scholars have read its relationship to the Bible. It will familiarize students with the hallmarks of both traditional and western scholarships, covering topics such as the collection of the Qur'an, intertextuality, and Jesus in the Qur'an. Medieval and modern approaches to the Qur'an's "Biblical" material will also be examined. Students will learn the difference between author- and reader-oriented approaches, influence theory and intertextuality, and how different presuppositions can impact how the relationship between the texts is read. Focused study sessions will allow students to explore short primary texts in translation. Knowledge of Arabic and Hebrew, though helpful to the individual student, is neither expected nor required. Lectures; mid-term test, papers.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Nevin Reda
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5
3000 Level Courses
SMB3081HS  L0101

Hebrew Poetry

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · 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, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB3234HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/05/01

Amos, Hosea, Micah

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

In-depth study of these 8th century BCE prophets and the books attributed to them. Emphasis will be given to their historical context, theological insights, concern for social justice, etc., with attention to the texts' application to contemporary pastoral situations. Lectures and discussions. Participation, presentation, short application/homiletic paper, research paper. Prerequisite: SMB1007 or equivalent.

AD students enrol in SMB6234HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNB3501HS  L0101

Advanced Hellenistic Greek

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

The undisputed centre-piece of Graeco-roman literature in the third century BCE is the Greek Pentateuch, or 'Septuagint" (LXX). The LXX became the de facto liturgical text of countless synagogues and early churches. As the basis forearly Christian liturgy, devotion, theology, and propaganda, the Septuagint emerged as the most significant body of literature in late antiquity. This course will focus on the translation of selections from the Septuagint, providing students with the opportunity: 1) to improve their Greek reading ability; 2) to analyze the Septuagintal texts grammatically and syntactically; 3) to examine the characteristics and style of Jewish translational Greek; 4) to study the nature and degree of linguistic interference from the source language through a comparison of the Greek text with the Hebrew original. Seminar. 3 tests, class participation. Prerequisite: at least 1 year of Greek (or equivalent) and 1 year of Hebrew.

Schedule: Monday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRB3629HS  L0101

The Miracles of Jesus

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

In this course we will analyze the various forms of miracle stories in the gospels and study their meaning at different levels of early Christian tradition. Theological and pastoral implications arising from criticism will be considered.

AD students enrol in TRB6629HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, Room 214
WYB3641HS  L0101

Matthew's Story of Jesus

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · 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.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRB3643HS  L0101

Gospel of Matthew

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · 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: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, Room 213
WYB3714HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/05/20

Salvation as Lib. in Paul

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

An investigation of Paul's understanding of "salvation" - including the nature of human experience; sin; the law; the work of Christ; Christian life in church and world; Israel and the Gentiles - with special attention to current reappraisals of Paul's thought and emphasis on salvation as liberation (from the "power" of sin to the new solidarity of life "in Christ"). Three short resumes, final paper.

AD students enrol in WYB6714HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGB3811HS  L0101

Religious Experience in the Ancient Mediterranean

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

This course addresses the question of the uniqueness of the religious experiences and practices of the Old and New Testaments. The insights of anthropology, archeology, and the history of religions approach reveal that the experience of both testaments shared much with the peoples of the ancient Mediterranean. This course will survey the ways in which the sacred and the holy were perceived, experienced, and interpreted and their influence on both testaments. Readings, lectures, and discussions. Two short essays and one longer final essay of 10 pages (25 for AD students) comprise the written portion of the course. AD students will have additional readings and a meeting with the instructor.

AD students enrol in RGB6811HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
5000 Level Courses
EMB5347HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/05/21

Wisdom in 2nd Temple Judaism

Offered in Winter 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, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 15
RGB5351HS  L0101

Deuteronomy & Covenant

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

Throughout the course we read Deuteronomy in light of the covenant formulary as a key to unfolding the synthesis of covenant theology represented in the entire book. The methods we apply to the text are textual analysis (Hebrew), literary analysis (Structure), and comparative literary analysis of the relationship between Deuteronomy and the Vassal Treaty Formulary, the Laws of Hammurabi, the law codes of Exodus and Leviticus, and the Abrahamic/Davidic covenantal grants. The aim of the course is to provide AD students a basis for appreciating the complexity and richness of covenantal theology through the detailed textual and literary analysis of Deuteronomy. Prerequisities: One year of Hebrew and one year of Greek.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB5622HS  L0101

The Passion Narratives

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2004 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course examines the accounts of the passion and death of Jesus in their original historical and literary contexts. Topics include: Roman and Jewish judicial procedures; crucifixion and burial in the ancient world; the editorial tendencies of the gospel writers; incipient anti-Judaism in the gospels; conceptual trajectories of the passion narratives.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: John S. Kloppenborg
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB5624HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/06/01

The Parables of Jesus

Offered in Winter 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
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 10
EMB5704HS  L0101

Paul: Methodological Problems

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

This course complements EMB5703 (Paul – Biographical Problems); though it may be taken independently. Pursued will be problems related to the manuscript tradition of the corpus paulinum; historical authenticity, literary unity, and chronology of the individual writings; scribal and other interpolations. The course will be taught as a seminar with informal lectures by the professor and student presentations focused on specific case studies. Participation, classroom presentation(s) and final term paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Leif Vaage
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB5931HS  L0101

Biblical Textuality, Knowledge, Power and Meaning

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

An exploration of biblical textuality, its reconstruction in the form of western knowledge/power, and its role in the formation of existential meaning, through a guided reading of phenomenology, poststructuralism, feminist criticism, and postcolonial criticism. Seminar. 4 exploration papers, class participation.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
6000 Level Courses
SMB6234HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/05/01

Amos, Hosea, Micah

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

In-depth study of these 8th century BCE prophets and the books attributed to them. Emphasis will be given to their historical context, theological insights, concern for social justice, etc., with attention to the texts' application to contemporary pastoral situations. Lectures and discussions. Participation, presentation, short application/homiletic paper, research paper. Prerequisite: SMB1007 or equivalent.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMB3234HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNB6501HS  L0101

Advanced Hellenistic Greek

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

The undisputed centre-piece of Graeco-roman literature in the third century BCE is the Greek Pentateuch, or 'Septuagint" (LXX). The LXX became the de facto liturgical text of countless synagogues and early churches. As the basis forearly Christian liturgy, devotion, theology, and propaganda, the Septuagint emerged as the most significant body of literature in late antiquity. This course will focus on the translation of selections from the Septuagint, providing students with the opportunity: 1) to improve their Greek reading ability; 2) to analyze the Septuagintal texts grammatically and syntactically; 3) to examine the characteristics and style of Jewish translational Greek; 4) to study the nature and degree of linguistic interference from the source language through a comparison of the Greek text with the Hebrew original. Seminar. 3 tests, class participation. Prerequisite: at least 1 year of Greek (or equivalent) and 1 year of Hebrew.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNB3501HS.

Schedule: Monday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRB6629HS  L0101

The Miracles of Jesus

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

In this course we will analyze the various forms of miracle stories in the gospels and study their meaning at different levels of early Christian tradition. Theological and pastoral implications arising from criticism will be considered.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRB3629HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, Room 214
WYB6641HS  L0101

Matthew's Story of Jesus

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · 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.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRB6643HS  L0101

Gospel of Matthew

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, Room 213
WYB6714HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/05/20

Salvation as Lib. in Paul

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

An investigation of Paul's understanding of "salvation" - including the nature of human experience; sin; the law; the work of Christ; Christian life in church and world; Israel and the Gentiles - with special attention to current reappraisals of Paul's thought and emphasis on salvation as liberation (from the "power" of sin to the new solidarity of life "in Christ"). Three short resumes, final paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYB3714HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGB6811HS  L0101

Religious Experience in the Ancient Mediterranean

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

This course addresses the question of the uniqueness of the religious experiences and practices of the Old and New Testaments. The insights of anthropology, archeology, and the history of religions approach reveal that the experience of both testaments shared much with the peoples of the ancient Mediterranean. This course will survey the ways in which the sacred and the holy were perceived, experienced, and interpreted and their influence on both testaments. Readings, lectures, and discussions. Two short essays and one longer final essay of 10 pages (25 for AD students) comprise the written portion of the course. AD students will have additional readings and a meeting with the instructor.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGB3811HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Interdisciplinary Crosslisted Courses
SMJ3801HS  L0101

Using the Bible

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

The Bible has been used to support all kinds of perspectives with varying degrees of responsibility. This course looks at the  use of the Bible in theological arguments. It will examine how the  Bible is APPLIED in conciliar and other church documents, as well as in  statements by ecumenical groups, sermons, and film. Some attention will be given to the variety of interpretive  methods in the history of the Church, but the main focus is the use (and abuse) of the Bible in contemporary theological argumentation. Topics include, e.g., Eucharistic debates, Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, the role of women in the Church, and responses to war. Drawing on the rich variety of contemporary hermeneutical options, the  course aims to enrich students' exegetical skills and critical ability when making theological arguments and using church documents. The course is team-taught by a Lutheran professor of New Testament and a Catholic professor of theology. Lectures, discussions, short papers, final take-home exam.

AD students enrol in SMJ6801HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: , Colleen Shantz
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical, Theological
SMJ6801HS  L0101

Using the Bible

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

The Bible has been used to support all kinds of perspectives with varying degrees of responsibility. This course looks at the  use of the Bible in theological arguments. It will examine how the  Bible is APPLIED in conciliar and other church documents, as well as in  statements by ecumenical groups, sermons, and film. Some attention will be given to the variety of interpretive  methods in the history of the Church, but the main focus is the use (and abuse) of the Bible in contemporary theological argumentation. Topics include, e.g., Eucharistic debates, Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, the role of women in the Church, and responses to war. Drawing on the rich variety of contemporary hermeneutical options, the  course aims to enrich students' exegetical skills and critical ability when making theological arguments and using church documents. The course is team-taught by a Lutheran professor of New Testament and a Catholic professor of theology. Lectures, discussions, short papers, final take-home exam.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMJ3801HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: , Colleen Shantz
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical, Theological
Pastoral Theology Crosslisted Courses
WYP3305HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/11/24

Preaching from the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2005 · 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, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical
WYP6305HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/11/24

Preaching from the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · 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, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
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 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · 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, tutorial discussions generated by students

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical, Biblical

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Biblical Courses for the <em>2010</em> Winter Session

Biblical Courses for the <em>2010</em> Winter Session