Theological Courses for the 2009 Fall Session

Course Listings by Level

Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
SAT1101HY  L0101

Foundations of Theology

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

Introduction to the nature, task and history of Roman Catholic Theology by a study of its sources: Revelation, Faith, Scripture (Canonicity, Inspiration, Inerrancy), Tradition, Magisterium, Development of Doctrine and Papal Infallibility. Also examined is the expression: "Outside the church there is no salvation". Lectures, mid-term test, end of term test. Preference given to St. Augustine’s Seminary Diaconate Formation Diploma students.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Weekends
Instructors: Francis G. Carpinelli
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 23
Additional Notes: Diaconate Formation Program course
WYT1101HF  L0101

The God of the Gospel: Systematic Theology I

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

This course provides an in-depth exploration of two central Christian doctrines - the Trinity and the person of Christ - as well as reflection on the role of Holy Scripture and the nature of theology. This is the first part of a two-part sequence in basic Christian doctrine. Lectures, tutorial discussions generated by students’ questions, question-and-answer period. Short papers, final take-home exam. Tutorial 10-11 a.m.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Timothy Connor
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT1101HF  L0101

Foundations of Theology

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

Explores the relationship between contemplation and action as a basis for theological reflection. Spirituality, faith, revelation, tradition, development of dogma, teaching office. Introduces Bernard Lonergan's "Method in Theology". Lectures, readings, bulletin board participation, discussion, written assignments.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Gordon Rixon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT1101HF  L0101

Foundations of Theology

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

Elements of theological reflection, with emphasis on theological method. Revelation, faith, scripture, liturgy, tradition, dogma, magisterium, the theologian, infallibility, and historicity. Lectures, discussions, short papers, final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
SAT1101HF  L0101

Foundations of Theology

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

Introduction to the nature, task and history of Roman Catholic Theology by a study of its sources: Revelation, Faith, Scripture (Canonicity, Inspiration, Inerrancy), Tradition, Magisterium, Development of Doctrine and Papal Infallibility. Also examined is the expression: "Outside the church there is no salvation". Lectures, mid-term test, end of term test. Preference given to St. Augustine’s Seminary Diaconate Formation Diploma students

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Vivian Ligo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNT1101HF  L6101

Reformed Theology in Dialogue

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

Basic principles of reformed theology and their significance in current theological debate. Evaluation by assignment and paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT1104HF  L0101

Foundations of Theological Inquiry

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

This course will search the foundations of modern culture philosophically, sociologically, and theologically. What are the challenges and opportunities for faith in our world? It involves discussing several classic texts in colloquium. Method of evaluation: participation in class discussion, a paper, participation in a debate, a précis of a reading, and a take-home exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: George R. Sumner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT1105HF  L0101

Teaching the Faith: Introduction to Catechetical Theology

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

This course is designed for new students, and acts as an introduction to a number of central pastoral responsibilities: teaching the faith to new Christians, grasping the overall shape and purpose of Christian theology, assessing and meeting the demands of local culture and context, engaging the character of conversion and formation, and finally, grasping an overall shape to the history of Christian witness. The course pursues the historical examination of key catechetical texts from the New Testament to the contemporary period, analyzes their content and purpose, locates them historically, and seeks to engage students’ own comprehensive vision of the Gospel, its communication, and pastoral practice. Lectures and weekly tutorials on the primary-source reading. Extensive reading, discussion, and mastering of content. Weekly content quizzes; 3 papers (6-10 pages each); final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT1710HF  L0101

Basic Logic for Theology

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

Intro to concepts and techniques of natural reasoning: recognizing and evaluating arguments, criteria of good arguments, definition, categorical and propositional logic, inductive reasoning. Lectures, weekly assignments, final exam.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pamela J. Reeve
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 12
SAT1901HF  L0101

Christian Ethics I

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

Objective dimensions of morality: scripture, natural moral law, casuistry, faith and morality, magisterium, moral principles and norms, positive human law. Readings, lectures, discussions, short reflection papers and exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Patricia Murphy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT1904HF  L0101

Fundamental Themes in Christian Ethics

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

Consideration of themes in fundamental moral theology required for a comprehensive understanding of the moral subject. Topics include: conscience, character, virtues, prudence, probabilism, freedom and responsibility, role of Christian community and magisterial teaching, sin and conversion, ecological ethics. Short papers. Adult learning process. Offered in alternate years.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Moira McQueen
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
SMT1904HF  L0102

Fundamental Themes in Christian Ethics

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

Consideration of themes in fundamental moral theology required for a comprehensive understanding of the moral subject. Topics include: conscience, character, virtues, prudence, probabilism, freedom and responsibility, role of Christian community and magisterial teaching, sin and conversion, ecological ethics. Short papers. Adult learning process. Offered in alternate years.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Mary Rowell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
RGT1905HF  L0101

Ethical Reflections on Pastoral Practice

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

Basic principles of Christian ethics, with special attention to the pastoral application of moral theology. Case-study method used. Designed for Regis IFM students. Readings, lectures, seminar work, 3 short essays, final exam. Seminar work requires an additional one-hour commitment per week.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Mary Rowell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
2000 Level Courses
TRT2111HF  L0101

Orthodox Iconology: Iconography in a Worship Context

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

Training and sensitising students' eyes and minds to the Orthodox Way of understanding iconography. Iconology is a visual-liturgical theology, which teaches doctrine and promotes worship by ordering space and worship-function. Iconography is a rhetoric, not a "mystical spirituality." Attention to the development of critical skills for seeing/understanding, especially text-image relationships, and to iconological programming.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Richard Schneider
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, Room 340
SAT2223HF  L0101

The Christian God

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

This course examines selective themes and fundamental questions in Trinitarian Theology from a Catholic perspective as found in the New Testament, Ecumenical Councils, the Fathers and Scholastics, and to some extent, in modern times. This prepares the ground for making a few important inquiries in light of contemporary concerns from a systematic perspective.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5
SAT2321HF  L0101

Creation/Anthropology/Sin

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

Theology of creation. The human person in its created existence in the image of Christ; origin of humankind. Doctrine of original sin. One midterm test, one mini-synthesis and a final oral examination.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Charles Anang
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5
RGT2341HF  L0101

Eschatology

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

Introduction to the teachings of the Christian Church and theological understanding concerning eschatology both as it has developed in the tradition and in the renewed interest it has gained from some of the significant theologians of the 20th C. Topics include: philosophical foundations, eschatology in the OT and NT, immortality and resurrection, theology of death and afterlife, individual and communal judgement, parousia, apocalyptic, political eschatology. Short paper, book review, final exam, class participation.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John Dadosky
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT2401HY  L0101

Ecclesiology

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

The mystery of the Church as seen in the light of Vatican II. Her foundation in Christ in Scripture and history that gives rise to her structure, mission, and four Marks. Mary as the Mother of the Church and eschatological icon. One midterm test, one mini-synthesis and a final oral examination. Preference given to St. Augustine

Schedule: 0:00 to 0:00
Schedule Notes: Weekends
Instructors: Charles Anang
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 32
Additional Notes: Diaconate Formation Program course
SMT2402HF  L0101

Introduction to Liturgy

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

Introduction to the liturgical celebration, to its theology and praxis. Lectures. Readings, discussions, online exercises, class presentation, field observation, research paper.

Schedule: Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Christian McConnell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNT2431HF  L0101

Church Ministry Sacraments: Presbyterian and Reformed Views

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

A theological exploration of Church, Ministry and Sacraments from a Presbyterian perspective in dialogue with other traditions and contemporary expressions of the Christian movement. Assignment and Paper. Prerequisites: A basic introductory theology course. Knox M.Div. students need to have Ref. Theology in Dialogue.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT2431HF  L0101

Sacramental Theology I

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

Introduction to sacraments in general, historical and systematic study of sacraments of initiation (baptism, confirmation, Eucharist) with special consideration of the pastoral viewpoint. Three short papers, seminars, final exam.

Schedule: Friday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Vivian Ligo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT2433HY  L0101

Sacraments

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

Theological reflection on the sacramental life of the Church in the context or worship and education in sacramentality. Preference given to St. Augustine’s Seminary Diaconate Formation Diploma students.

Schedule: 0:00 to 0:00
Schedule Notes: Weekends
Instructors: Vivian Ligo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 32
Additional Notes: Diaconate Formation Program course
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
TRT2504HF  L0101

Early Fathers/Mothers: Eastern Thought, Doctrine and Theology to 431

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

A study of the primary texts of the Church's first five centuries from the perspective of Eastern Christians, to identify and apply the vision of God and persons forged by the early doctors of the Church. Close readings of primary texts. Research paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:30 to 21:30
Instructors: Maria-Fotini Polidoulis-Kapsalis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, Room 340
SAT2600HY  L0101

Theological Anthropology

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

Exploration of the following themes in the light of Christian revelation: creation, community, body & soul, humanity as male and female, sin, grace, eschatology. Lectures, readings, presentations, final exam. Preference given to St. Augustine’s Seminary Diaconate Formation Diploma students.

Schedule: 0:00 to 0:00
Schedule Notes: Weekends
Instructors: Vivian Ligo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 32
Additional Notes: Diaconate Formation Program course
SAT2601HF  L4101

Ecumenism

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2007 · St. Augustine's Aurora Site

Explores historical sources of division among Christian churches, origins of the modern ecumenical movement, the commitment of the Roman Catholic Church to Christian unity, growing agreement in sacramental life. Special attention to implications for catechesis and pastoral care of inter-church families.

Schedule: Saturday, 9:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: Sept. 12, 19, Oct. 31 and Nov. 28
Instructors: Mary Marrocco
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5
TRT2607HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/01/06

African Traditional Religion

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

This course is designed to introduce and guide reflection on morality and ethics from the perspective of African religion. An in-depth study of the rich heritage of African Religion with emphasis on how they continue to influence and mediate the experiences of contemporary Africans. The course centers on aspects of African Religion including afro-theism (God), ontology (human) and cosmology (nature). One 5-7 page reflection paper (30%); one 15-20 page research paper (50%); class participation (10%); class atttendance (10%).

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNT2621HF  L0101

An Introduction to Asian Theology

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

The purpose of this course is to recognize themes and insights that are developed uniquely by Asian theologians, mainly from China, Japan, and Korea, such as C.S. Song, Kosuke Koyama, and Korean Minjung Theologians. This course will help non-Asian students to get some knowledge of Asian cultures and Asian indigenous religions, and Asian students to develop a theology based on their Asian heritages and experiences. Consequently, "Asian Theology" will help theological students to transcend Western parochialism and contribute to a development of Christian theology for the coming multicultural and pluralistic century we have been already embarked. The course will be in seminar format with lecture input, analysis of readings, student presentation and class discussion. Prerequisite: A basic introductory theology course.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Chun Hoi Heo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT2701HF  L0101

Philosophy of Religion

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

Survey of some basic issues in natural theology: religious experience, faith and reason, problem of evil, petitionary prayer, etc. Readings from ancient, medieval, and contemporary sources. Lectures, discussions, short papers, final exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pamela J. Reeve
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 12
SMT2702HF  L0101

Introduction to Epistemology

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

An introduction for theology students to basic questions of nature, scope, and limits of knowledge. Central questions of belief, certainty and truth will also be investigated. Teaching Method: Lectures & Discussions. Means of Evaluation: 2 essays: each essay a 6 to 8 page critical evaluation of Philosophical problem. 1 two hour cumulative in class test (last class)N.B. Each is worth 33 1/3%

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT2712HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/03/03

Theology as Biography

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

Investigation of the relationship between biography and theological reflection. Summary of foundations for such presuppositions rooted in Lonergan's claim that "objectivity is the fruit of authentic subjectivity." Also looks at paradigmatic examples from Christian history, e.g. St. Augustine. The life and thought of Thomas Merton will be emphasized and such personalities as Simone Weil, Catherine de Heuck-Doherty and Dorothy Day. Short paper, book review, biography project, class participation.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John Dadosky
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
SAT2723HF  L0101

Western Philosophy I

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

A focused study of philosophers and representative texts in the western philosophical tradition. Part I: historical development from pre-Socratics to Aquinas: metaphysics, theory of knowledge, human nature and ethics. Lectures, discussion, short expository papers, final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pamela J. Reeve
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 12
SAT2725HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/09/11

Introduction to Existentialism

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

Introduction to existentialism through the works of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre and Marcel. Topics include: the existence or non-existence of God and its implications for morality; subjectivity; individuality; and choice. Lectures, discussions, short papers, and final exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Sean Mulrooney
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 12
EMT2902HF  L0102 · Cancelled on 2009/06/02

Christian Ethics in Context

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

This course assists students in acquiring greater skill and confidence in doing theo-ethical reflection, especially within the context of Christian life and ministry in an ever complex world. As a practical and integrative discipline of the church living in particular contexts, this course attends to identifications (who am I/are we?) and method (what am I/are we to do?) for seeking right relations and naming sources of hope. Lectures, short essays, final issue or integration paper. Prerequisites: basic courses in Bible, and history of Christianity or theology.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marilyn J. Legge
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
EMT2902HF  L0101

Christian Ethics in Context

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

This course is an introduction to the content, methods, and practices of Christian ethics.  We (the Teaching Team) intend to provide students with an introduction to select key voices, in the recent past and present, in Christian ethics and to some tools for doing moral reflection/action with some attention to poverty and ecological destruction as moral issues.  We hope to encourage students to refine the ethical awareness that they bring to a variety of moral challenges, within their lives, within the churches, and within society.  Lectures, small group discussions; analysis of a moral argument; figure paper; final integrative project on wealth and poverty.  Prerequisites: Introductory Bible and Theology.

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Instructors: Marilyn J. Legge
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT2942HF  L0101

Ethics and Society

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

The primary goal of this course is to help us think critically and sensitively about Christian values, norms, and commitments in ways that preserve a Christian orientation while taking into account the non-Christian and pluralistic context of modern society. Such thinking will involve a dialectical process where universal principles, values, and norms will be examined with reference to the particular experiences and realities that constrain human action and interaction. The aim is not to structure a strict formalistic ethical framework but rather to canvall various ethical methodologies, religious and secular, as resources for ethical thinking and praxis. Method of Evaluation: Critical book response(s), one term paper; class participation.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marsha A. Hewitt
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Trinity College, Room TC24
3000 Level Courses
SAT3181HF  L0101

Theological Integration

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

For final year students, a comprehensive and synthetic review of Roman Catholic doctrine in Systematic Theology. Personal appropriation of the mysteries of faith as well as effective pastoral explanation and communication of these mysteries is also stressed. Seminar presentations and final oral exam. Contact professor for summer reading material.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
TRT3210HF  L0101

Three-Personed God

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

Study of the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, as presented from a variety of perspectives: patristic, modern and feminist, with special consideration of implications for the concept of "person". Students will be asked to engage assigned readings in classroom discussions. Discussion paper, extended essay.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Stephen J. Reynolds
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, Room 213
TRT3227HF  L0101

Trinity & Scripture: Theological and Exegetical Renewal of the Christian Doctrine of God

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

This course examines the recovery and renewal of Trinitarian doctrine and theology since the turn of the twentieth century with a broad focus upon Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox theologians; the reexamination of the doctrine’s sources in Scripture through theological exegesis and current trends in its formulations. The course will proceed along a lecture / discussion format, with readings from relevant literature. Assignments will include short reflection papers and a research paper.

AD students enrol in TRT6227HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Kurt Anders Richardson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, Room 340

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TRT3249HF  L0101

Christology & the Quest for the Historical Jesus

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

Explores the status of traditional doctrines of Christ in light of the scholarly movements to define Jesus "as he really was," and thus to develop a Christology without a theological agenda. Lectures, assigned readings, classroom discussion. Reflection papers, extended essay or book report.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Stephen J. Reynolds
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, Room 214
RGT3320HF  L0101

Doing Justice with Spirit

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

Theological perspectives and spiritual practices for integrating faith and the work for justice, peace and a healthy environment. Evaluation by essay.

AD students enrol in RGT6320HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John E. Costello
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes: Max 25 (AD & BD)
EMT3412HF  L0101

Confessing Our Faith

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

Study of the doctrine section of the United Church of Canada Basis of Union and other statements of faith; appreciative and critical discussion with the goal of contemporary/contextual theological expression. Recommended for students in their final (post-internship) year of studies. Small and large group discussion, required and recommended reading, five short papers and one final paper. Prerequisites: Old Testament I, New Testament I, Theology I or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Bourgeois
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT3436HF  L0101

Sacramental Theology

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

Sacraments of baptism, confirmation, Eucharist, reconciliation, anointing of the sick, orders, and marriage as symbols of the world, challenge to human existence, life functions of the Church and features of Christology and revelation. Lectures, seminars, mid-term papers and final paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Margaret Lavin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMT3451HF  L0101

Mission and Religious Pluralism

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

Taking into account recent paradigm shifts in the theology of mission, this course invites participants to consider the relationship of mission to biblical sources, culture and context, unity and diversity in the church, post-colonism and intercultural engagement, and especially religious pluralism. The goal is to foster critical theological reflection on how the church might best understand and embody its mission in a multifaceted and globalizing world situation today. Methodology: lecutres/discussions. Evaluations are based upon a mid-term paper, final research paper, and class participation. Prerequisite: Completion of first credit group or Level II.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Thomas E. Reynolds
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT3471HF  L0101

Mariology

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2007 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

The Christological-Trinitarian foundation of Mary's role in salvation history and in the Church is developed in two areas: 1) the foundations from Vatican II, Scripture, Church Fathers, and the four Marian Dogmas; 2) the celebration of Mary in liturgy, popular piety, and spirituality. Finally, Mary is studied in light of ecumenism, and in one contemporary theologian and twentieth-century developments for her profound significance for today. One midterm test, one mini-synthesis and a final oral examination. The course is held at 2661 Kingston Road location.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Charles Anang
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
WYT3501HF  L0101

History of Modern European Christian Thought -- 1600-1800

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

This course surveys aspects of Christian thinking (not necessarily strictly theology) of the early modern period, concentrating on France, England, and representatives from other Western European countries. Lectures and readings focus on the question of (re)defining Christian identity, within several areas of religious concern: devotional life, epistemology, human history, and social relations. The course aims to provide students with first-hand knowledge of primary material that was either influential upon or typical of fundamental (though often conflictual) ways of construing Christian identity during this period and that have remained, in various guises, still a part of contemporary Christian outlooks. Course requirements include attendance at lectures and tutorials, the extensive assigned reading; 1-page weekly critical overviews, and the choice of a final exam or final paper.

AD students enrol in WYT6501HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
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
TRT3566HF  L6101

Studies in Anglican Theology

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

Theology of grace in representative Anglican theologians, including Thomas Cranmer, Richard Hooker, the Caroline Divines, the Tractarians, F.D. Maurice, Lux Mundi and William Temple. Prerequisite: introductory course in theology.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Neelands
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT3566HF  L0101

Studies in Anglican Theology

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

Theology of grace in representative Anglican theologians, including Thomas Cranmer, Richard Hooker, the Caroline Divines, the Tractarians, F.D. Maurice, Lux Mundi and William Temple. Prerequisite: introductory course in theology.

AD students enrol in TRT6566HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Trinity College, Room TC24
RGT3581HF  L0101

Hans Urs von Balthasar

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

Inspiring and profound are terms often attributed to the theology of von Balthasar. Benedict XVI said of his work, "His theological reflection maintains intact, to this day, a profound timeliness and leads many to penetrate ever more into the profoundity of the mystery of faith". This course begins an exploration of his work. There is consideration of the Trilogy: Herrlichkeit, Theo-Drama and Theo-Logic; the influence of Ignatius Loyola and Adrienne von Speyr; and the place of Mary. Not a course for the faint-hearted, von Balthasar's work is at times dense and complex but the rewards are beyond price. Prerequisite: one year of theology, at least three theology courses.

AD students enrol in RGT6581HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT3602HF  L0101

New Voices in Theology

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

In recent decades hosts of “new” voices have joined and vastly expanded theological dialogue: African Americans, women, and “Third World”–Latin American, South African, Filipino, Indian, Sri Lankan, Korean, etc.  More recently indigenous, Hispanic American, womanist, gay and lesbian, mujerista/Latina, Asian-American and Asian-Canadian, and ecological voices are expanding the dialogues.  And the number of new and newer voices continues to grow.  We will: trace the early history of dialogues among these new voices and sample more recent voices; identify points of convergence and divergence; examine hermeneutical and methodological issues concerning experience, standpoints, perspectives; probe the riches of diversity, the dangers of relativism and new grounds for authenticity and authority; explore new theological frontiers in (re)discovering/recentering theology in the Spirit and reconceiving history; survey the challenges and opportunities confronting theology and the church accompanying the eruptions of new voices in a rapidly changing world, and the struggles over the future. Readings, class participation, short papers, and (for AD students) research paper - adult learning process.

AD students enrol in SMT6602HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Lee F. Cormie
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT3608HF  L0101

New Directions in Magisterial Teaching

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

Recent teaching of the Roman Catholic magisterium on war and peace, social teaching about justice, ecumenical dialogue, nonchristian religions, and women. This course provides an update on important new directions in Catholic magisterial teaching on these five topics. The course examines the varying authority of different magisterial documents and focuses on methods of interpretation. Auditors welcome. Lectures, discussions, paper, take-home exam.

AD students enrol in SMT6608HF.

Schedule: Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
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
ICT3702HF  L0101

Religion, Life and Society: Reformational Philosophy

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

An exploration of central issues in philosophy, as addressed by Herman Dooyeweerd, Dirk Vollenhoven, and the "Amsterdam School" of neo-Calvinian thought. The course tests the relevance of this tradition for recent developments in Western philosophy. Special attention is given to critiques of foundationalism, metaphysics, and modernity within reformational philosophy and other schools of thought.

AD students enrol in ICT6702HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Robert Sweetman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICT3716HF  L0101

Wittgenstein: Language & the Philosophy of Religion

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2005 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Wittgenstein’s philosophy continues to generate enormous interest, and his name is frequently cited in connection with radical developments in theology and the philosophy of religion. Via an exploration of the different accounts of language and meaning he presents in both his early and later work, this course will focus on his thought as it relates to religious belief and commitment in particular.

AD students enrol in ICT6716HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Ronald Kuipers
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICT3743HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/06/12

The Self and Its Others: Identity, Difference, and Responsibility

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

This course explores the notion that subjectivity is not merely given but produced through an encounter with society, language and other selves. It explores the ethical and political consequences of this possibility. It examines the construction of ethnic, religious, racial, and gendered difference, the forces that have constituted them as ""other"" instead of the "same," and the consequences this has for the construction of the self and its obligations and responsibilities.

AD students enrol in ICT6743HF.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Shannon Hoff
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICT3775HF  L0101

Deconstruction and Politics

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

This course will explore the uneasy relationship between deconstruction and politics. We will begin the course by familiarizing ourselves with Jacques Derrida's deconstuctive method, and continue by reading his work on issues of justice, law, cosmopolitanism, ethics, and the right to philosophy. The rest of the course will be spent engaging with various contemporaries of Derrida for whom his work in deconstruction and political philosophy has been important: Drucilla Cornell, Giorgio Agamben, Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari.

AD students enrol in ICT6775HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 13:30 to 14:30
Instructors: Shannon Hoff
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT3790YY  L0101

MTS Synthesis Paper

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

MTS Synthesis Paper

Schedule: · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
RGT3790YF  L0101

MTS Synthesis Paper

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

MTS Synthesis Paper

Schedule: · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
WYT3855HF  L0101

Theology of Culture

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

Investigating the faith/culture relationship from the perspective of worldview analysis, this course seeks to engender a cultural discernment rooted in a radical biblical faith. Lectures and seminars, reflection papers.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Brian Walsh
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT3863HF  L0101

Christianity & World Religions

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

In the contemporary world, ecumenism must include dialogue between Christianity and world religions. This course will examine not only Christian attitudes to world religions, but also attitudes of world religions to other belief systems. Lectures, discussion, paper.

AD students enrol in RGT6863HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ovey N. Mohammed
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
SMT3902HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/04/15

Ethical Issues in Christian Leadership

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

The course will survey ethical issues encountered by both Christian leaders and leaders in Christian institutions as well as the styles and theories of leadership and models for effective decision-making that might be employed. The course will use a combination of lectures, discussions and student led seminars. Evaluation: participation, seminar presentation, case analysis, integration paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Mary Rowell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Additional Notes: Room 207, Faculty of Theology, 95 St. Joseph Street
WYT3927HF  L0101

Ethics of Wealth and Poverty

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

This course will begin with a summation of Biblical teaching about wealth and poverty, and the succeeding sessions will study diverse interpretations of that teaching in the history of Christian thought. Attention will be paid to the historical context of the theology under study, including contemporary ethical teaching and economic practice. The goals of the course will be to appreciate the paradoxical character of Biblical teaching on wealth and poverty, as well as the diverse ways in which theologies on wealth and poverty have reflected the impact of socio-economic change. The value of the study will be its assisting students to cope with 21st century challenges in its uneven regional and social distribution of wealth and poverty.

AD students enrol in WYT6927HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Reginald Stackhouse
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT3932HF  L0101

Sexuality & Marriage

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

Basis of sexuality and marriage in a Christian context and selected issues in these fields. Readings, lectures, discussions, paper, final exam. Prerequisite: Fundamental Christian Ethics.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Jeanne Cover
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5
SAT3942HF  L0101

Papal Teaching on Social Justice

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

A critical survey of papal thought from Leo XIII's emphasis on workers' rights to John Paul II's focus on the broader theme of human rights. Reflection papers and book report, or major paper, exam. Prerequisite: Introductory course in moral theology.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Thomas Lynch
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT3952HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/06/15

Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Ethics

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

Using contemporary articles from the biological and medical sciences, philosophical ethics, and magisterial teachings, the course will develop and apply critical thinking to contemporary issues in biomedical ethics including: issues pertaining to the creation of life (e.g., IV fertilization, reproductive technologies, surrogacy, stem cell research), the preservation of life (e.g., right to care, refusal of care, micro & macroallocation of limited resources, informed choice), and the end of life (e.g., euthanasia, allowing to die, elder neglect). Methods: lectures, discussions. Evaluation: response paper, integration paper, class participation.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Mary Rowell
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 20
SAT3952HF  L0101

Bioethics

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

Morality of human conduct with regard to life issues. New reproductive technologies, abortion, healthcare problems, euthanasia and concepts of the person, etc. Lectures, readings, discussions, short reflection papers, final exam. Prerequisites: Fundamental Christian Ethics.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Patricia Murphy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5
SMT3959HF  L0101

Ecological Consciousness & Cultural Value

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

The environmental crisis is a spiritual crisis. The social dialectic, that is, practicality/instrumentality in tension with the intersubjective component of community, has become a skewed global phenomenon primarily because of technological/communications, economic, and political realities, along with the consequences of massive human migration and environmental destruction. What are cultural values and ultimately, religious values, that can redirect the social order toward a renewed human community living harmoniously/authentically with earth and cosmos? The structure of converted ecological consciousness, incarnating cultural values informed by Transcendent value, can evoke a humble, blessed way of "walking on the earth." Teaching method: Lecture. Evaluation: Class participation, special topic presentation, final paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Cora Twohig-Moengangongo
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
5000 Level Courses
SMT5210HF  L0101

Augustine, Aquinas, Lonergan

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

This course investigates certain key developments regarding God in the theological tradition of Augustine of Hippo, Thomas Aquinas, and Bernard Lonergan. The focus is three topics: God as knowable by natural reason, God as manifested by supernatural revelation, and the psychological analogy for the Trinity. Readings include appropriate sections of Augustine's Confessions and On the Trinity, Aquinas' Summa theologiae, and Lonergan's Method in Theology and Third Collection. Lecture plus seminar. Requirements: weekly seminar preparation and participation, four one-page reflections, final paper, and take-home exam.

Schedule: Friday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Michael Vertin
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15
RGT5239HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/04/13

Holy Intimacy: Kenosis

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

Explores Christian Kenosis as an expression of the unconditional love of God made known in Christ. Here, the mutual relations of self-giving in the Trinity may be mirrored in the lives of human beings. Divine humility, vulnerability and compassion are seen as the source of life-giving grace and dynamic relationships of trust and fidelity. In dialogue: Hans urs von Balthasar, Sarah Coakley, James Alison, Bernard Haring, Pope John Paul II, and Thomas Merton. Lectures, discussion, class presentations, research paper.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
SMT5330HF  L0101

Openness & Gift: Rahner

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

Introduction to the theology of Karl Rahner. Attention to his place within Roman Catholic thought of his time. Special emphasis on his philosophical presuppositions and his understanding of revelation, human nature, grace, Christ, the Church, dogma, and ecumenical dialogue. Lectures, discussions, class presentations, short paper, final exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT5530HF  L0101

Readings in Augustine

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

Examination of Augustine's writings against the Manichaeans, the Donatists, and the Pelagians. Discussion of weekly readings and a major paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: David Neelands, Peter Slater
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, Room 212
EMT5605HF  L0101

Theological Method and Hermeneutics

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

Examination of resources and methods in theological work, focusing on hermeneutics as a strategic way of thinking about the role of texts and traditions in theological reflection. Emphasis on interpretation theories in conjunction with liberal, postliberal, and postmodern theological methodologies, particularly regarding issues of faith, authority, revelation, and religious pluralism. Lectures, discussions, student presentations, research paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Thomas E. Reynolds
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
TRT5721HF  L0101

The Meaning of Religious Faith

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

An examination of concepts of faith in both religious and non-religious contexts. Critical attention will be focused on Kierkegaard, Wilfrid Cantwell Smith, and Sartre and Camus. Seminar preparation and a major paper.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Abrahim H. Khan
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, Room 212
RGT5728HF  L0101

Philosophy and Theology of Beauty

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

This course explores philosophical method for a theology of beauty. It takes Balthasar's assessment of the loss of beauty as a philosophical and theological reality as a context to survey the implications and the conditions for its recovery. Issues such as the nature of beauty, aesthetic experience/perception, judgments, the beauty of God/Christ, and other cultural notions of beauty will be considered. It will also investigate Lonergan's philosophy as a basis for theological aesthetics.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: John Dadosky
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICT5763HF  L0101

Metaphysics after Auschwitz: Adorno's Negative Dialectics

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

No serious philosopher after Kant has been able to avoid his critique of metaphysical speculations about God, the soul, and the meaning of existence. The horrors of recent history give added urgency to such questions. Theodor W. Adorno has posed these issues in dramatic and decisive ways. This seminar studies his reflections in Negative Dialectics on the status of metaphysics "after Auschwitz."

Schedule: Monday, 12:00 to 15:00
Instructors: Lambert Zuidervaart
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Permission of the instructor
TRT5813HF  L0101

Origins, Evolution and Psychology of Religious Experience

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

The course will explore the nature of religious experience from the perspectives of psychology, recent evolutionary theory and theories of the emergence of the modern mind. We will explore the ways in which ancient peoples forged a 'consciousness contract' that allowed those individuals and groups whose facility for entering altered states of consciousness that gave them access to the world of spirits and god(s) also gave them enormous political and social power and authority. Drawing on research in neuropsychology and contemporary evolutionary psychology, the course will consider that religious experience is not a mere result of the pressures of the material environment but rather an interaction between neurobiological capacities and their interaction with culture. Moreover, it will be considered that the human capacity for religious experience, symbol formation, the manipulation of images and altered states of consciousness that shape religious beliefs and rituals have significant impact on human action in shaping the environment and forming culture. Writers studied will include, but not be limited to, the theories of religion and the mind as elaborated by Ludwig Feuerbach, Sigmund Freud, William James, David Lewis-Williams, Brian Hayden and Walter Burkert. We will also examine specific cases of the religious experiences of medieval Christian mystics.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marsha A. Hewitt
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, Room 212
RGT5975HF  L0101

Thomistic Moral Theologies

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

Focusing on recent interpretations of the moral theology of St. Thomas, the course will examine competing understandings of Aquinas’ ethics, both for understanding Aquinas’ account of morality in its historical context, and for drawing resources in order to address key issues in contemporary moral theology. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John Berkman
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
6000 Level Courses
TRT6227HF  L0101

Trinity & Scripture: Theological and Exegetical Renewal of the Christian Doctrine of God

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

This course examines the recovery and renewal of Trinitarian doctrine and theology since the turn of the twentieth century with a broad focus upon Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox theologians; the reexamination of the doctrine’s sources in Scripture through theological exegesis and current trends in its formulations. The course will proceed along a lecture / discussion format, with readings from relevant literature. Assignments will include short reflection papers and a research paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3227HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Kurt Anders Richardson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, Room 340
RGT6320HF  L0101

Doing Justice with Spirit

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

Theological perspectives and spiritual practices for integrating faith and the work for justice, peace and a healthy environment. Evaluation by essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3320HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John E. Costello
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes: Max 25 (AD & BD)
WYT6501HF  L0101

History of Modern European Christian Thought -- 1600-1800

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

This course surveys aspects of Christian thinking (not necessarily strictly theology) of the early modern period, concentrating on France, England, and representatives from other Western European countries. Lectures and readings focus on the question of (re)defining Christian identity, within several areas of religious concern: devotional life, epistemology, human history, and social relations. The course aims to provide students with first-hand knowledge of primary material that was either influential upon or typical of fundamental (though often conflictual) ways of construing Christian identity during this period and that have remained, in various guises, still a part of contemporary Christian outlooks. Course requirements include attendance at lectures and tutorials, the extensive assigned reading; 1-page weekly critical overviews, and the choice of a final exam or final paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYT3501HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
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
TRT6566HF  L0101

Studies in Anglican Theology

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

Theology of grace in representative Anglican theologians, including Thomas Cranmer, Richard Hooker, the Caroline Divines, the Tractarians, F.D. Maurice, Lux Mundi and William Temple. Prerequisite: introductory course in theology.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3566HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Trinity College, Room TC24
RGT6581HF  L0101

Hans Urs von Balthasar

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

Inspiring and profound are terms often attributed to the theology of von Balthasar. Benedict XVI said of his work, "His theological reflection maintains intact, to this day, a profound timeliness and leads many to penetrate ever more into the profoundity of the mystery of faith". This course begins an exploration of his work. There is consideration of the Trilogy: Herrlichkeit, Theo-Drama and Theo-Logic; the influence of Ignatius Loyola and Adrienne von Speyr; and the place of Mary. Not a course for the faint-hearted, von Balthasar's work is at times dense and complex but the rewards are beyond price. Prerequisite: one year of theology, at least three theology courses.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3581HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT6602HF  L0101

New Voices in Theology

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

In recent decades hosts of “new” voices have joined and vastly expanded theological dialogue: African Americans, women, and “Third World”–Latin American, South African, Filipino, Indian, Sri Lankan, Korean, etc.  More recently indigenous, Hispanic American, womanist, gay and lesbian, mujerista/Latina, Asian-American and Asian-Canadian, and ecological voices are expanding the dialogues.  And the number of new and newer voices continues to grow.  We will: trace the early history of dialogues among these new voices and sample more recent voices; identify points of convergence and divergence; examine hermeneutical and methodological issues concerning experience, standpoints, perspectives; probe the riches of diversity, the dangers of relativism and new grounds for authenticity and authority; explore new theological frontiers in (re)discovering/recentering theology in the Spirit and reconceiving history; survey the challenges and opportunities confronting theology and the church accompanying the eruptions of new voices in a rapidly changing world, and the struggles over the future. Readings, class participation, short papers, and (for AD students) research paper - adult learning process.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3602HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Lee F. Cormie
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT6608HF  L0101

New Directions in Magisterial Teaching

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

Recent teaching of the Roman Catholic magisterium on war and peace, social teaching about justice, ecumenical dialogue, nonchristian religions, and women. This course provides an update on important new directions in Catholic magisterial teaching on these five topics. The course examines the varying authority of different magisterial documents and focuses on methods of interpretation. Auditors welcome. Lectures, discussions, paper, take-home exam.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3608HF.

Schedule: Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
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
ICT6702HF  L0101

Religion, Life and Society: Reformational Philosophy

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

An exploration of central issues in philosophy, as addressed by Herman Dooyeweerd, Dirk Vollenhoven, and the "Amsterdam School" of neo-Calvinian thought. The course tests the relevance of this tradition for recent developments in Western philosophy. Special attention is given to critiques of foundationalism, metaphysics, and modernity within reformational philosophy and other schools of thought.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3702HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Robert Sweetman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICT6716HF  L0101

Wittgenstein: Language & the Philosophy of Religion

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

Wittgenstein’s philosophy continues to generate enormous interest, and his name is frequently cited in connection with radical developments in theology and the philosophy of religion. Via an exploration of the different accounts of language and meaning he presents in both his early and later work, this course will focus on his thought as it relates to religious belief and commitment in particular.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3716HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Ronald Kuipers
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICT6743HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/06/12

The Self and Its Others: Identity, Difference, and Responsibility

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

This course explores the notion that subjectivity is not merely given but produced through an encounter with society, language and other selves. It explores the ethical and political consequences of this possibility. It examines the construction of ethnic, religious, racial, and gendered difference, the forces that have constituted them as ""other"" instead of the "same," and the consequences this has for the construction of the self and its obligations and responsibilities.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3743HF.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Shannon Hoff
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICT6775HF  L0101

Deconstruction and Politics

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

This course will explore the uneasy relationship between deconstruction and politics. We will begin the course by familiarizing ourselves with Jacques Derrida's deconstuctive method, and continue by reading his work on issues of justice, law, cosmopolitanism, ethics, and the right to philosophy. The rest of the course will be spent engaging with various contemporaries of Derrida for whom his work in deconstruction and political philosophy has been important: Drucilla Cornell, Giorgio Agamben, Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3775HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Shannon Hoff
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT6863HF  L0101

Christianity & World Religions

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

In the contemporary world, ecumenism must include dialogue between Christianity and world religions. This course will examine not only Christian attitudes to world religions, but also attitudes of world religions to other belief systems. Lectures, discussion, paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3863HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ovey N. Mohammed
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
WYT6927HF  L0101

Ethics of Wealth and Poverty

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

This course will begin with a summation of Biblical teaching about wealth and poverty, and the succeeding sessions will study diverse interpretations of that teaching in the history of Christian thought. Attention will be paid to the historical context of the theology under study, including contemporary ethical teaching and economic practice. The goals of the course will be to appreciate the paradoxical character of Biblical teaching on wealth and poverty, as well as the diverse ways in which theologies on wealth and poverty have reflected the impact of socio-economic change. The value of the study will be its assisting students to cope with 21st century challenges in its uneven regional and social distribution of wealth and poverty.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYT3927HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Reginald Stackhouse
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Biblical Crosslisted Courses
ICB2010HF  L0101

Biblical Foundations

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

This course will explore the Bible as the ongoing story of and for God and creation, with special attention to how 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: Wednesday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Nicholas Ansell
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Historical Crosslisted 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
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
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
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
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
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
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  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
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
Pastoral Theology Crosslisted Courses
RGP3280HF  L0101

Themes in Hindu Spirituality

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

An exploration of religious experience in various Hindu traditions, within the context of an overview of relevant beliefs and practices. Lecture, discussion, exam and critical reflection papers.

AD students enrol in RGP6280HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
RGP5209HF  L0101

Spiritual Theology of Evelyn Underhill

Offered in Fall 2009  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2005 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A critical exploration of the mystical, liturgical and pastoral theology of Evelyn Underhill, as she develops these in her novels and scholarly writings. Her thought will be examined in light of contemporary issues in spirituality, such as the status of the body, mysticism and social action, the subjectivization of mystical experiences, and the effect of socio-political structures on spirituality. Lectures, discussion, presentation, critical reflection paper.

Schedule: Monday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
RGP6280HF  L0101

Themes in Hindu Spirituality

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

An exploration of religious experience in various Hindu traditions, within the context of an overview of relevant beliefs and practices. Lecture, discussion, exam and critical reflection papers.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3280HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological

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

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