Biblical Courses for the 2012 Summer Session

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1000 Level Courses
SAB1003HF  L6101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Online Course

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 04/30 · Ends: 07/23
Instructors: Igal German
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline:   April 23, 2012     Payment Deadline:   April 27, 2012 Withdrawal Deadline:                    May 21, 2012
SAB1003HF  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

A study of the Old Testament covering biblical books, their historical contexts, genres and ancient Near Eastern cultural contexts necessary for interpretation. The basics of exegetical method particular to the genres of the Old Testament will be covered. Principles of biblical interpretation will also be covered especially from a Catholic perspective. Lectures and assignments including quizzes, exams and a final paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 18:30 to 20:30 · Begins: 04/17 · Ends: 05/24
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: April 10, 2012 Payment Deadline:       April 27, 2012 Withdrawal Deadline:  April 25, 2012  
RGB1005HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/02/09

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This introductory course explores the thematic unity of the Old Testament under the heading of Covenantal Theology. Significant covenantal moments are studied in their historical manifestations, cultic realizations, and literary expressions (Abram, Sinai, David/Zion, Prophetic, Exile, Deuteronomic, Priestly-Noah/Abraham, Wisdom, New Testamental Period). Literary and  rhetorical analysis, historical and textual criticism are employed as means of exploring the biblical texts. Lectures, readings, six study papers, group collaboration in defining two sets of some fifty technical terms each.

Schedule: 14:00 to 17:00
Schedule Notes: Monday through Thursday, May 14-17; Tuesday through Friday, May 22-25
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
Additional Notes: Last day to add: 2012 May 16; Last day to drop: 2012 May 22
TRB1007HF  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Through the experience of reading and reflecting on the entire text of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament as well as key select passages, participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the sources, history, and development of the canonical books in critical relation to their place in ancient Near Eastern culture and history. Attention will be given to issues such as call, covenant, law, ritual, kingship, prophetic movements, reform movements, exile/deportation and return, wisdom and apocalyptic as shaping forces in biblical identity. Lectures and exegetical sessions will seek to assist participants with methodologies that will build their confidence and competence in engaging the texts in the context of the pastoral life of the church and in relation to contemporary culture and discourse.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 05/23 · Ends: 06/25
Instructors: Walter Deller
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  May 30, 2012
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building room 200
WYB1009HY  L6101

Introduction to the Old Testament II

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Online Course

Introduction to Old Testament literature and history, with emphasis on application within the church. Readings, written assignments and final paper or exam.

Schedule: · Begins: 05/28 · Ends: 07/20
Schedule Notes: May 28 - July 20
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: June 15th
SMB1501HF  L0101

Introduction to the New Testament

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to the major methods and issues in the interpretation of the Gospels: the world of the New Testament; the composition, structure and theologies of the Gospels; traditions behind the Gospels; the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith. Weekly lectures and tutorials; assigned papers and exam. Compulsory one-hour tutorial (time to be arranged).

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 04/24 · Ends: 06/19
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 12
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add or drop the course - May 9, 2012.
2000 Level Courses
RGB2263HF  L0101

The Psalms

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will focus on the literary forms of the psalms in an effort to appreciate their spirituality and the internal dynamic of the prayers. Mid-term, writing assignment, short essay.

Schedule: 14:00 to 17:00 · Begins: 05/14 · Ends: 05/25
Schedule Notes: Monday through Thursday, May 14-17; Tuesday through Friday, May 22-25
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
Additional Notes: Last day to add: 2012 May 16; Last day to drop: 2012 May 22
EMB2301HF  L0101

The Foreigner in Biblical Law

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Can an understanding of the resident alien in the Bible help us reflect today concerning the manner in which we treat "the foreigner" in our society and particular communities? Students in this course will conduct a literary survey of the resident alien (a translation of the Hebrew term ger) throughout various biblical law codes. Using a method of inner-biblical criticism and reception history, students will observe contextual changes in meaning of this figure through time. Texts to be studied will range from Ancient Near Eastern law codes, law codes of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), along with readings from the Septuagint, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the New Testament. Lectures, assigned readings involving both biblical texts and secondary literature, and class discussion. Course evaluation: one book review (to be submitted at the first class), class participation, student presentation, and major paper. Prerequisite: Introduction to Old Testament I or permission of the instructor.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: Monday-Thursday, June 4-7 and 11-14.
Instructors: Carmen Palmer
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Additional Notes: Last day to add: May 11 / Last day to drop: June 6

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WYB2403HF  L0101

Old Testament Ethics

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

We will study the theological, social, and economic components of Old Testament ethics and will explore a variety of themes related to contemporary issues, including the problem of violence and war; economics and the poor; law and the legal system; culture and family; justice and righteousness; and ecology and the earth. A book report and final paper or project is required.

Schedule: 09:00 to 15:00 · Begins: 04/16 · Ends: 04/20
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, April 16-20
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: April 17th
EMB2931HF  L0101

Galatians in the History of Interpretation

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The examination of Paul's letter to the Galatians through the lens of how it has been interpreted throughout history. This course will (i) give students an opportunity to read and critically reflect on the text of Galatians; (ii) expose students to a selection of interpretations that have been given to Galatians throughout the history of its interpretation; and (iii) expose students to a variety of interpretive strategies for engaging the biblical text in pastoral pratice. Teaching methods include lectures, assigned readings, class discussion, and student presentations of readings. Evaluation based on class participation, a one-page advance preparation paper, a short reflection paper, and final paper.

Schedule: 10:00 to 13:00 · Begins: 05/28 · Ends: 06/08
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, May 28 - June 8
Instructors: John Egger
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Additional Notes: Last day to register: May 4 / Last day to drop: May 30

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3000 Level Courses
KNB3232HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/03/15

Bible in Context: Amos

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course uses the book of Amos as a means of introducing the covenantal values that lay beneath Israel's approach to social justice. Through a site visit and classroom activities, students will reflect on the Church's call to social justice and the way in which this can be realised in the lives of individuals and congregations. Additional emphasis will be placed on the content and shape of the book of Amos and the task of interpreting it as Scripture of the Church. Lecture. Written assignments, site visit, and final paper. Intro to OT (KNB1006) or equivalent, plus any 2000 level Bible course.

AD students enrol in KNB6232HF.

Schedule: 9:30 to 12:30
Schedule Notes: May 22 - June 1, Monday to Friday.  First class is Tuesday May 22
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Date:  May 24
6000 Level Courses
KNB6232HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/03/15

Bible in Context: Amos

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course uses the book of Amos as a means of introducing the covenantal values that lay beneath Israel's approach to social justice. Through a site visit and classroom activities, students will reflect on the Church's call to social justice and the way in which this can be realised in the lives of individuals and congregations. Additional emphasis will be placed on the content and shape of the book of Amos and the task of interpreting it as Scripture of the Church. Lecture. Written assignments, site visit, and final paper. Intro to OT (KNB1006) or equivalent, plus any 2000 level Bible course, plus a year long introductory course in Hebrew.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNB3232HF.

Schedule: 9:30 to 12:30
Schedule Notes: May 22 - June 1, Monday to Friday.  First class is Tuesday May 22.
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Date:  May 24

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