Historical Courses for the 2009 Fall Session

Course Listings by Level

Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
SAH1001HF  L0101

Early Christianity (to AD 600)

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Geographical expansion of the Church; its relation to surrounding culture; its development of doctrinal and ethical positions; its various forms of life and worship. Lectures, discussions, minor paper, mid-term paper, final exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Peter M. Meehan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 30
EMH1010HF  L0101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

From the subapostolic age to the 'Triumph of Orthodoxy' in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam. Short assignments; choice of final exam or research paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Phyllis D. Airhart
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMH1010HF  L0101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

From the subapostolic age to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam. Lectures, 2 seminars. One synthetic paper, one essay.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pablo Argárate
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGH1010HF  L6101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Online Course

Offered On-Line: From the subapostolic age to the “Triumph of Orthodoxy” in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam. Weekly on-line participation, short papers, research paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 18
KNH1015HF  L0101

A Global History of Christianity - a survey

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A survey of the history of Christianity and an introduction to the study of Christian history. Book review, seminar participation, mid-term exam, final exam. Mandatory seminar.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Stuart Macdonald
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
2000 Level Courses
TRH2002HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/09/17

A History of the Church in the Middle Ages

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A general history primarily of the western church from 600 to 1500. Lectures will supplement students' reading of the text by Donald Logan (which students should bring to the first lecture). Students will be expected to have read the relevant chapters of Logan before they are discussed in class. Three short papers based on original reflection on primary material (20% each); short quiz at the beginning of each class based on the prescribed reading (10%); final written exam in December (30%)

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Barry Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 20
Additional Notes: Location: Larking Building, Room 213
SMH2056HF  L0101

St. Augustine: Life, Thought and Legacy

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course surveys the life, thought, and legacy of St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430). Particular attention will be given to a close reading of select texts and St. Augustine's relevance for personal spiritual growth and ministry in the contemporary church. The following themes will be discussed: North African Christianity; St. Augustine’s biography; Manicheism and the problem of evil; Donatism and the nature of the church; Pelagius, grace, and free will; Reading the Bible with St. Augustine; Creation, women, and the body; St. Augustine and the spiritual life; Trinitarian and Christological Thought; The two cities – history, politics, and the future of the world; St. Augustine as preacher and pastor; The legacy of St. Augustine. The course comprises lectures, class discussion, assigned readings, 3 short papers, and a final exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRH2212HF  L0101

Dying for the Faith: Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe and Beyond, 1400-1750

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An examination of the concept of martyrdom and its literature during the early modern period, its political and theological causes, and its inspirational and polemical role in the consolidation of early modern religious traditions. The course will also discuss methods of approaching martyrology across various denominations and regional settings including England, Reformation Europe, the Americas and the Orthodox Church in various countries. Evaluation: short assignments, participation, short presentation and final exam or research paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larking Building, Room 214
SAH2224HF  L6101

Church Encounters 20thC Culture

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

Sketches 4 major cultural challenges facing the Church, 1900-1960. Explores the official responses from the Magisterium, and a few individual attempts to find living solutions to these problems, leading up to Vatican II. Lectures/Seminar and readings. Class participation, weekly email questions, three short papers and final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/03 · Ends: 07/23
Instructors: Janine Langan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  May 24
SAH2224HF  L6101

Church Encounters 20thC Culture

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

Sketches 4 major cultural challenges facing the Church, 1900-1960. Explores the official responses from the Magisterium, and a few individual attempts to find living solutions to these problems, leading up to Vatican II. Lectures/Seminar and readings. Class participation, weekly email questions, three short papers and final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/03 · Ends: 07/23
Instructors: Janine Langan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  May 24
SMH2229HF  L0101

History of Modern Catholicism (1648 - present)

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is an introductory survey of the institutional and intellectual history of Modern Catholicism from 1648 (the unofficial end of the religious wars in Europe following the Reformation) to the present. It explores the reciprocal relationship between the unfolding of history and the development of Catholic theology. Much attention will be given to significant events (such as the First and Second Vatican Councils) and important personalities (particularly popes, bishops and theologians) that shaped the teachings and attitudes in Rome. Equal weight will be given to the lived experience of Catholicism in the unique political and social context of Canada. Lectures and periodic Tutorials; Book Review; Primary Source Analysis and choice of Final Assignment (Research Paper or Final Examination).

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Peter Baltutis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYH2241HF  L6101

English Evangelical Spirituality

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2006 · Online Course

Surveys the spirituality of evangelicalism primarily in the Anglican tradition in England in its formative period between c. 1730 and 1833. Short papers (including biographical study), and discussion forums.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Thomas P. Power
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
SAH2447HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/09/11

History of Canadian Catholics

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Exploration of Amerindian and French interface, arrival of the Irish and Scots, ultramontane spirituality, Confederation and Catholic education, messianic language groups, Canadians cope with the Depression, church unity and the CCCB, the Asbestos Strike, Quiet Revolution, Vatican II, women, and Aboriginal People. Presentation, paper, and open exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Terence Fay, S.J.
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 12
WYH2921HF  L0101

Introduction to African Church History

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is a survey of the history of Christianity in Africa from antiquity to the era of African freedom (independence) and the formation of nation states in the 1960s. The regional survey of North Africa, the Horn of Africa, East, Central Africa and Southern Africa, and West Africa will be punctuated in episodes, with the following rough divisions of dates: AD62 to c.1500, c.1500

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Schedule Notes: Classes will begin on October 13 and end on December 8.
Instructors: R. Mwita Akiri
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
3000 Level Courses
SMH3021HF  L0101

Holy City, Holy Places, Holy Things

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Although from the very beginning, Christianity appeared especially connected to the particular geography, it will only be with the Fourth century, that the “Holy Places” arose as such, becoming essential part of an emerging culture of pilgrimage. Jerusalem and the Holy Land gradually evolve into the epicenter of the Christian world. Liturgical practices of the Holy City and the Holy Land will develop into standard and normative as pilgrims from throughout the world return to their countries and establish there the usages of the “Holy Places”. This course explores the interaction of pilgrimage, liturgical, and spiritual life in Holy Land and their impact in the development of Early Christianity. Discussions, presentations. One essay.

AD students enrol in SMH6021HF.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Pablo Argárate, Dan Bahat
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological, Pastoral Theology
TRH3053HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/07/06

Divine Oracles: Exegesis in the Early Church

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2007 · 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
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical
SMH3058HF  L0101

Early Christian Art

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  New Course · Other International Site

In the period between 200 AD and the end of the sixth century, Christian art emerged and evolved as a particular manifestation of the mystery of Christian faith. Sacred (but also secular) architecture witnesses this new cultural phenomenon. Churches following various patterns, baptisteries, and monasteries alongside wall paintings and mosaics, sarcophagi and small-scale pieces of art reveal and interact with a particular comprehension of the mystery of Christ and the Church. In this course, early Christian art is set against its theological, cultural, socio-economical, and political background. This onsite course places their study in addition to this in their geographical milieu, by visiting the main extant places for Early Christian Art in Italy (Rome, Ravenna, Venice, Tuscany, Assisi, among others). Meetings & Readings before the trip.

AD students enrol in SMH6058HF.

Schedule:
Schedule Notes: December 8-20, 2009 in Italy.
Instructors: Pablo Argárate
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRH3058HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/06/24

The Making of Classical Christology (431-553)

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A study of the articulation within the church of what remains the normative understanding of Christology, focusing on the period framed by the Council of Ephesus (431) and the Council of Constantinople (553). Attention is paid to dynamics of this process, including personalities and politics, but focusing on interplay of religious/experiential and intellectual/theological factors. Reading notes, research essay, presentation (graduate students).

AD students enrol in TRH6058HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMH3184HF  L0101

History of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will tell the various aspects of the creation of the Crusader phenomenon. The Conquest of the country and the conflicts with the neighbouring countries. Who were the people who lived beyond the borders of the kingdom. Did they accept at least for a while the Christian presence in the Middle East, the organization of the Kingdom, the wars the Crusaders had to conduct, the legal system of the Kingdom, and many other aspects of the phenomenon. Teaching Method: Lectures & Reading. Means of Evaluation: One Essay 80%/Participation 20% Class Attendance.

AD students enrol in SMH6184HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
ICH3313HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/06/12

Thomist Histories of Philosophy

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2004 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Examines the Thomistic histories of philosophy of Gilson and MacIntyre, in terms of Aristotle's account of the history of "first philosophy" as it came to be commented by Thomas Aquinas. It examines the philosophical work to be done by studying philosophy's history in terms of what philosophers think is truly first about and within things.

AD students enrol in ICH6313HF.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Robert Sweetman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
RGH3430HF  L0101

Roots of the Orthodox Tradition

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A study of the life and works of major patristic authors who shaped and influenced the Eastern Christian tradition, including Ignatius, Irenaeus, Origen, Athanasius, John Chrysostom, the Cappadocians, Maximus the Confessor, Simeon the New Theologian, Nicholas Cabasilas, Gregory Palamas. Lectures-seminar, reflection papers, major paper.

AD students enrol in RGH6430HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Additional Notes: Previously taught at the 2000 level.
CGH3753HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/03/25

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Life & Thought

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2006 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Theological writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the context of his life: studies, teaching, World Council of Churches, Confessing Church, resistance to Hitler. Essay, take-home exam. Taught in Toronto.

AD students enrol in CGH6753HF.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: A. James Reimer
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
ICH3757HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/06/12

Beauty: Theology, Ethics or Aesthetics

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Is beauty simply "in the eye of the beholder," or is it something more? Is it a way to God, a moral precept, or the specific locus for a unique kind of pleasure? This course examines a variety of subjective and objective views of beauty in the history of Western philosophy and theology from antiquity to the present (e.g. in the thought of Plato, Augustine, Aquinas, Kant, Weil, Barth, and Balthasar). It will also consider the implications of these views of beauty for the production of the visual arts, music, and literary culture in Western religion and society.

AD students enrol in ICH6757HF.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
EMH3757HF  L0101

Christian Spirituality: Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2004 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Classical approaches to the practice of the Christian life and efforts to retreive and adapt them to contemporary life, e.g. rule of life, Sabbath observance, mutual accountability, solitude, dying. Responsible participation, short assignments, comprehensive paper. Prerequisite: basic courses in History or permission of the instructor.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Phyllis D. Airhart
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
KNH3840HF  L0101

What happened to the church? Theories of change in the church

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will examine various theories which have been proposed recently to explain changes which have occurred in recent years in the church in Western society. The theories will include secularization, rational choice, the Kelley thesis, and other theories found in the work of Callum Brown, Grace Davie and other. The course will involve both understanding the theories and critiquing them, with particular reference to the situation within the Canadian church. Evaluation: Seminar presentation; major paper. (Prerequisite: Introductory Church History Course)

AD students enrol in KNH6840HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Stuart Macdonald
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
5000 Level Courses
WYH5001HF  L0101

Historiography

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Studies in the theory of history and methods of historical study and writing, approached via the analysis of the works of historians and theorists drawn from several fields. Required of all AD students in Historical Dept. Discussion of common readings, presentations, 2 mid-length papers.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Alan L. Hayes
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMH5012HF  L0101

Ephrem & Syriac Christianity

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Alongside with Greek and Latin, Syriac Christianity was a crucial factor in the development of Christian theology, worship, and spirituality in the first centuries. A unique witness to the original Semitic character of the Church, Syriac Christianity provides deep insights into the symbolic and poetic approach to the mystery of God. This attains its summit in the theology and spirituality of Ephrem the Syrian. In the present course, reading and discussion of his works will be undertaken against the background of the development of Syriac Christianity from the 2nd up to the 8th century. Discussions, presentations. One essay.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Pablo Argárate
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
TRH5049HF  L0101

Mani and the Kingdom of Light--Exploring an Alternate Christianity

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Mani, an inhabitant of 3rd century Iraq/Iran believed himself to be the Paraclete promised by Jesus. From that belief grew a church which reached from North Africa to China and lasted over a thousand years, including among its sympathizers the young St. Augustine. This course will use the writings of Manichaeans and their opponents, including Augustine, to address the criteria of Christian identity, and use a theological system not based on the incarnation to explore the meaning of creation, revelation, and redemption in more conventional contexts.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Richard Paul Vaggione
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Additional Notes: Location: Larking Building, Room 213
SMH5054HF  L0101

Origen

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Study of Origen's life and thought in historical context. Reading and analysis of major works. Greek and Latin are useful but not required. Seminar presentations, participation in discussion, one research essay.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: T. Allan Smith
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 10
ICH5751HF  L0101

The Aesthetics of Compassion

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

In light of recent renewed interest in the meanings and mechanisms of empathy in such areas as ethics, visual studies, and the philosophy of the mind, this course examines the place and role of compassion in the development of the Western aesthetics tradition. Considering a range of art theoretical texts, literature, and images for which the theme of compassion has been thought able to account for certain of the emotional and cognitive links that exist between artwork and its audience.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
6000 Level Courses
SMH6021HF  L0101

Holy City, Holy Places, Holy Things

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Although from the very beginning, Christianity appeared especially connected to the particular geography, it will only be with the Fourth century, that the “Holy Places” arose as such, becoming essential part of an emerging culture of pilgrimage. Jerusalem and the Holy Land gradually evolve into the epicenter of the Christian world. Liturgical practices of the Holy City and the Holy Land will develop into standard and normative as pilgrims from throughout the world return to their countries and establish there the usages of the “Holy Places”. This course explores the interaction of pilgrimage, liturgical, and spiritual life in Holy Land and their impact in the development of Early Christianity. Discussions, presentations. One essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMH3021HF.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Pablo Argárate, Dan Bahat
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological, Pastoral Theology
TRH6053HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/07/06

Divine Oracles: Exegesis in the Early Church

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  New Course · 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
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical
TRH6058HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/06/24

The Making of Classical Christology (431-553)

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

A study of the articulation within the church of what remains the normative understanding of Christology, focusing on the period framed by the Council of Ephesus (431) and the Council of Constantinople (553). Attention is paid to dynamics of this process, including personalities and politics, but focusing on interplay of religious/experiential and intellectual/theological factors. Reading notes, research essay, presentation (graduate students).

Basic Degree students enrol in TRH3058HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMH6058HF  L0101

Early Christian Art

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  New Course · Other International Site

In the period between 200 AD and the end of the sixth century, Christian art emerged and evolved as a particular manifestation of the mystery of Christian faith. Sacred (but also secular) architecture witnesses this new cultural phenomenon. Churches following various patterns, baptisteries, and monasteries alongside wall paintings and mosaics, sarcophagi and small-scale pieces of art reveal and interact with a particular comprehension of the mystery of Christ and the Church. In this course, early Christian art is set against its theological, cultural, socio-economical, and political background. This onsite course places their study in addition to this in their geographical milieu, by visiting the main extant places for Early Christian Art in Italy (Rome, Ravenna, Venice, Tuscany, Assisi, among others). Meetings & Readings before the trip.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMH3058HF.

Schedule:
Schedule Notes: December 8-20, 2009 in Italy
Instructors: Pablo Argárate
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMH6184HF  L0101

History of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem

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

The course will tell the various aspects of the creation of the Crusader phenomenon. The Conquest of the country and the conflicts with the neighbouring countries. Who were the people who lived beyond the borders of the kingdom. Did they accept at least for a while the Christian presence in the Middle East, the organization of the Kingdom, the wars the Crusaders had to conduct, the legal system of the Kingdom, and many other aspects of the phenomenon. Teaching Method: Lectures & Reading. Means of Evaluation: One Essay 80%/Participation 20% Class Attendance.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMH3184HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
ICH6313HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/06/12

Thomist Histories of Philosophy

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

Examines the Thomistic histories of philosophy of Gilson and MacIntyre, in terms of Aristotle's account of the history of "first philosophy" as it came to be commented by Thomas Aquinas. It examines the philosophical work to be done by studying philosophy's history in terms of what philosophers think is truly first about and within things.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICH3313HF.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Robert Sweetman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
RGH6430HF  L0101

Roots of the Orthodox Tradition

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A study of the life and works of major patristic authors who shaped and influenced the Eastern Christian tradition, including Ignatius, Irenaeus, Origen, Athanasius, John Chrysostom, the Cappadocians, Maximus the Confessor, Simeon the New Theologian, Nicholas Cabasilas, Gregory Palamas. Lectures-seminar, reflection papers, major paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGH3430HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Additional Notes: Previously taught at the 2000 level.
CGH6753HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/03/25

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Life & Thought

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

Theological writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the context of his life: studies, teaching, World Council of Churches, Confessing Church, resistance to Hitler. Essay, take-home exam. Taught in Toronto.

Basic Degree students enrol in CGH3753HF.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: A. James Reimer
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
ICH6757HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/06/12

Beauty: Theology, Ethics or Aesthetics

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

Is beauty simply "in the eye of the beholder," or is it something more? Is it a way to God, a moral precept, or the specific locus for a unique kind of pleasure? This course examines a variety of subjective and objective views of beauty in the history of Western philosophy and theology from antiquity to the present (e.g. in the thought of Plato, Augustine, Aquinas, Kant, Weil, Barth, and Balthasar). It will also consider the implications of these views of beauty for the production of the visual arts, music, and literary culture in Western religion and society.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICH3757HF.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
KNH6840HF  L0101

What happened to the church? Theories of change in the church

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will examine various theories which have been proposed recently to explain changes which have occurred in recent years in the church in Western society. The theories will include secularization, rational choice, the Kelley thesis, and other theories found in the work of Callum Brown, Grace Davie and other. The course will involve both understanding the theories and critiquing them, with particular reference to the situation within the Canadian church. Evaluation: Seminar presentation; major paper. (Prerequisite: Introductory Church History Course)

Basic Degree students enrol in KNH3840HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Stuart Macdonald
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Interdisciplinary Crosslisted Courses
SAJ1501HY  L0101

Introduction to Ecclesiastical Latin

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Beginning with a quick review of English grammar, the course will introduce the grammar and syntax of the Latin language and provide practice in their use in order to lead students to a reading knowledge of Ecclesiastical Latin: the Vulgate, Canon Law, Ambrose, Augustine, Jerome, Aquinas, hymns and other documents. Evaluation will be based on course assignments, weekly class participation, periodic tests and a final exam. Please note: the second hour of each class is a mandatory tutorial.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Mechtilde O'Mara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological, Historical
TRJ2631HF  L6101

Anglican History And Theology

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Online Course

Introductory study of the Anglican communion as a worldwide form of Christianity; its history, key theological issues, worship, schools of thought, approaches to spirituality. 3 short papers. Interdisciplinary History and Theology.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological, Historical
TRJ2631HF  L0101

Anglican History And Theology

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introductory study of the Anglican communion as a worldwide form of Christianity; its history, key theological issues, worship, schools of thought, approaches to spirituality. 3 short papers. Interdisciplinary History and Theology.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological, Historical
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, Room 341
Theological Crosslisted Courses
WYT2502HF  L6101

Anglican Theology

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2007 · Online Course

A study of Anglican Theology, principally through the reading of texts from Anglican thinkers of the 16th and 17th centuries. Study and discussion of the foundational themes of the English Reformation, as well as the 17th century development. The two great renewal movements of the 18th and 19th centuries: the evangelical movement and the Anglo-Catholic movement. The modern criticisms of the Anglican tradition. The question of Anglican identity and authority.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Smith
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20 · Crosslisted to: Historical
RGT3552HF  L0101

Aquinas on the Spiritual Life

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course focuses on Aquinas' Summa Theologiae and its systematic theology of the Christian life: faith, hope and love are the foundational principles that ground the concrete living out of the imitatio Christi in a life of prayer, service, preaching and leadership in the Church. Importance of philosophical, rhetorical and historical tools for reading the text. Weekly reading, weekly papers, term paper, participation in class discussion.

AD students enrol in RGT6552HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
WYT3651HF  L0101

The Theologies of Luther and Calvin

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course of lectures will examine Luther's writings on the theology of the cross and on human freedom; and Calvin's writings on Scripture and the Christian life. Weekly readings; a final examination (oral or written).

AD students enrol in WYT6651HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Demson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
SMT3670HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/04/16

Thought of Vatican II

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Studies the documents and teachings of Vatican II. Brief overview of the historical background to the Council and to Councils in the life of the church. Seminars guide discussions based on close readings of the 16 documents with emphasis on the historical context and ecclesiological significance of each document. Seminar presentations; participation in analysis of the documents; integration paper.

AD students enrol in SMT6670HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 25 · Crosslisted to: Historical
RGT6552HF  L0101

Aquinas on the Spiritual Life

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course focuses on Aquinas' Summa Theologiae and its systematic theology of the Christian life: faith, hope and love are the foundational principles that ground the concrete living out of the imitatio Christi in a life of prayer, service, preaching and leadership in the Church. Importance of philosophical, rhetorical and historical tools for reading the text. Weekly reading, weekly papers, term paper, participation in class discussion.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3552HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
WYT6651HF  L0101

The Theologies of Luther and Calvin

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course of lectures will examine Luther's writings on the theology of the cross and on human freedom; and Calvin's writings on Scripture and the Christian life. Weekly readings; a final examination (oral or written).

Basic Degree students enrol in WYT3651HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Demson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
SMT6670HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/04/16

Thought of Vatican II

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

Studies the documents and teachings of Vatican II. Brief overview of the historical background to the Council and to Councils in the life of the church. Seminars guide discussions based on close readings of the 16 documents with emphasis on the historical context and ecclesiological significance of each document. Seminar presentations; participation in analysis of the documents; integration paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3670HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 25 · Crosslisted to: Historical

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Historical Courses for the <em>2009</em> Fall Session

Historical Courses for the <em>2009</em> Fall Session