Theological Courses for the 2012 Summer Session

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Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
SAT1101HF  L6101

Foundations of Theology

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

Introduction to theology and the elements of Catholic theology. Revelation, Faith, Tradition, Church doctrine, infallibility, biblical inspiration. Lectures, mid-term test, final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 04/30 · Ends: 07/23
Instructors: Donald Graham
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
WYT1112HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/04/20

Theology, Mission, and Method

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

Introduces the different theological disciplines through the lens of mission. Examines the relationship between theology and Scripture; provides an overview of the development of Christian thought and doctrine; the challenges of modernity; the role of the church in relation to mission; and the mandate to witness in our culture. Complementary to this, the literature of theology is introduced along with the research and writing process; locating, evaluating and using information; genres of theological writing; citation and bibliographic formats; and ethical aspects. Lectures, in-class and library exercises. Pre-course assignment, research and writing exercises, major paper.

Schedule: 09:00 to 15:00 · Begins: 04/30 · Ends: 05/04
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, April 30-May 4
Instructors: Thomas P. Power, Timothy Connor
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: May 1st
2000 Level Courses
SMT2223HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/04/11

Mystery of the Triune God

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Mystery of God Triune: biblical, liturgical, historical, and contemporary theology on the Trinity. Question of God in human experience, atheism, Trinitarian debates, feminist perspectives, the Trinity in the economy of salvation, implications for prayer. Lectures, discussions, short paper, final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00 · Begins: 04/17 · Ends: 05/31
Schedule Notes: Dates: April 17, 19, 24; May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 and 31 Time: 17:00-19:00 (No class on April 26)  13 two-hour meetings.
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 36
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add or drop the course - April 24, 2012.
SAT2401HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/11/07

Ecclesiology

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

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
SMT2404HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/04/12

Ecclesiology

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

Jesus' preaching of the reign of God; development of ecclesial structures; ministries in the church; mission, service, and witness in the Church today, contemporary issues leading to and arising from Vatican II. Lectures, discussions, research paper, take-home exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 04/24 · Ends: 05/22
Schedule Notes: 9 Bi-Weekly meetings.  Dates: April 24, 26, May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17 & 22.
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add or drop the course - May 1, 2012.
SMT2433HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/03/09

Sacramental Life

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Biblical, historical, systematic, and pastoral study of sacraments of initiation (baptism, confirmation, Eucharist), sacraments of healing (reconciliation, sacrament of the sick), sacraments of vocation (marriage and vocation). Readings, lectures, discussions, weekly assignments, short papers or research paper.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT2606HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/04/30

Theology and the Arts

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

A renewed interest in exploring the relationship between theology and the arts is evident from the growing literature in the field. The arts have become a fresh context for engaging important theological questions. For this course the focus of our attention will be on the wide range of the current conversations on arts and theology. Themes such as spirituality and art, liturgy and art, God and beauty, faith and the place of imagination, and art as a resource for engaging issues of justice will be among the topics we consider. The time in each class will be about evenly divided between lecture and seminar. Assigned readings which will be available in advance will serve as the context for the seminar discussions.

Schedule: 13:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 05/07 · Ends: 05/17
Schedule Notes: Monday through Thursday, May 7-17
Instructors: John Franklin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal dealine: May 9, 2012
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building, Room 213
SMT2610HF  L4101

Eco-Theology Faith and Practice

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  New Course · Durham Region Site

Through lecture, discussion, prayer and eco-praxis, course participants will develop a solid academic foundation in eco-theology, skills to analyze contemporary social and ethical issues in ecology, and an integration of theology, spirituality and pracitcal applications to support the formation of Christian identity and mission in the world today.

Schedule: · Begins: 07/03 · Ends: 07/10
Instructors: , Mary Rowell
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: (Off Campus) Venue: Villa St. Joseph Retreat Centre, Cobourg, ON.  8-day course with extra cost for residential component.  For more information, please contact Dr. Mary Rowell (mary.rowell@utoronto.ca).  Last day to add or drop the course June 28, 2012.
WYT2637HF  L0101

Engaging Islam in the 21st Century

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is for Christian theology students who wish to have a basic knowledge of the religion of Islam. Two basic questions are attempted in the course: "What is Islam?" and How do I engage the Muslim?". These two questions will underline the lectures and discussions.

Schedule: 09:00 to 15:00 · Begins: 05/07 · Ends: 05/11
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, May 7-11
Instructors: Josiah Idowu-Fearon
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: May 8th
SMT2672HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/05/14

Jewish Responses to the Problem of Evil

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

Covering the range of Jewish history from the Bible to the present, students will explore the variety of ways in which, confronted by the reality of evil, Jewish tradition has aimed to address and defeat it.  Questions regarding the psychology of evil, the pervasiveness of suffering, and the nature of the human condition will supplement discussions of theodicy. Sources from the Bible, Talmud, medieval literature, and modern philosophy will be included. Teaching methods: Students will be encouraged to discuss and debate selected texts read in advance, analyzed in class, and highlighted by lectures. Means of evaluation: One class presentation and a final research paper are required. Attendance (15%), class participation (15%), class presentation (30%), research paper (40%)

Schedule: Monday, Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 05/31 · Ends: 06/28
Schedule Notes: Mondays and Thursdays, May 31; June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25 & 28
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 12
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add or drop the course - June 7, 2012.
SMT2741HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/10/06

Existentialism

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

An introduction for theology students to central existential themes of freedom, responsibility, self-knowledge and human solidarity. Readings will be from Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, and Heidegger.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 04/23 · Ends: 05/23
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT2875HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/01/26

Music in World Religions

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

This course explores world religions through music, one of the most universal features of human life. It will focus on the various traditions and phenomena of religious music in comparative perspective, and examine the way in which music reflects the religious tenets and has been used as a means of interacting with the divine. Covering seven of the major religions. 

Schedule: 10:00 to 15:00 · Begins: 07/16 · Ends: 07/30
Schedule Notes:  July 16, 18, 24, 25, and 30.  
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: In the future this course will be offered under course code TRP2875H
TRT2876HF  L0101

Film, Prophecy and Culture

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

Humans are story-telling animals. We find our identity, our memory, our vision and our meaning through the narratives of our lives. While the church has been a foundational story telling institution in our lives, it has clearly been eclipsed in the last half century by various forms of mass media, and most notably through cinema. In this course we will use the Toronto International Film Festival as our classroom. Engaging in a two way dialogue between film and Christian theology, students will develop a biblically theological understanding of contemporary film. We will explore the prophetic, pastoral, liturgical and theological contribution that contemporary cinema can make to Christian reflection and praxis in a late modern socio-historical context.  The text for this course will be:   Roy Anker, Catching Light: Looking for God in the Movies ( Eerdmans, 2004) 

Sherry Coman is co-teaching this course with Brian Walsh.

 

Schedule:
Schedule Notes: Various times during the Toronto International Film Festival September 2012; irregular meetings for the rest of the term according to class availability.
Instructors: Brian Walsh
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Deadline for Registration:  July 30, 2012
Additional Notes: Withdrawal Deadline:  August 20, 2012

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TRT2951HF  L0101

Twentieth Century Canadian Political Theologies

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

The course will consider, in the Canadian context, how the influential Christian political theologies of the 20th century such as the Social Gospel, Christian socialism, liberation theology and their conservative counterpoints might inform a Christian political theology for the 21st century. We will examine how these theologies actually shaped 20th century Canada through the work and lives of such Christians as Tommy Douglas, Ted Scott, Pierre Trudeau, George Grant and others. We will also consider the political role of the Canadian churches.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 16:00 to 18:00 · Begins: 05/14 · Ends: 06/25
Schedule Notes: May 14 - June 25
Instructors: David Neelands, John Brewin
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  May 23, 2012
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building, room 212
3000 Level Courses
RGT3333HS  L0101

Transformative Dynamics of Grace

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

Explores the transformative dynamics of grace in Scripture, representative early theologians, early doctrinal development, medieval theology and the Reformation period. Participants develop a contemporary systematic approach, especially with respect to ecumenical and interfaith issues. Draws on the thought of Bernard Lonergan. Written assignments, readings, discussion.

AD students enrol in RGT6333HS.

Schedule: 9:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: Tuesday through Friday: July 3-6; Monday through Thursday : July 9-12
Instructors: Gordon Rixon
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: Last day to add: 2012 July 5; Last day to drop: 2012 July 9
RGT3551HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/11/02

Aquinas: the Summa Contra Gentiles

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

A careful study of a book of the Summa contra Gentiles, where Aquinas explores Christian doctrines as an exercise in personally appropriating divine wisdom. The course teaches a method of close textual reading, and will interest students seeking an accessible introduction to Aquinas, those seeking an overall view of his methodology, and those preparing comprehensive exams in theology. Lectures and seminars. Assignments for 3551: 2 short papers, 2 learning reports, final take home exam. Assignments for 6551: 2 short papers, preparing and giving a 1 hour lecture, final exegetical essay.

AD students enrol in RGT6551HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31; June 5, 7, 2012
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Historical
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: Last Day to Add: May 10, Last Day to Drop: May 24
WYT3555HF  L6101

Grace and Salvation in the Reformers

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

An introduction to the major theological interests of Reform movements in the pre-modern and Reformation-era Church, covering the figures of Francis, Wycliffe, Tyndale, Latimer, Luther, Calvin, Trent, Radical Reformers, and Hooker. This is a course that focuses on theology, not church history, but will seek to identify formative strands of thinking about the Gospel and the work of Christ among these Christian thinkers as they sought to re-shape the witness of the Church in their time.  The nature of ecclesial “re-formation” will be a sub-theme of the course. Online lectures and discussions. Evaluation: participation in online discussions (70%), two synthesis papers (30%).

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/07 · Ends: 06/29
Schedule Notes: May 7 - June 29
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: May 25th
Additional Notes: Please note the change in course code from WYT3651H.
RGT3559HF  L0101

Aquinas Studium

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

An intensive five day course that explores a key treatise or text of Thomas Aquinas. Students attend the sessions of the Aquinas Studium, which gathers Aquinas experts for a week of reading, critical exegesis and conversation, and a daily seminar with the course instructor. Attendance at all sessions is required, and no exceptions are possible. Permission of the instructor required for registration.

AD students enrol in RGT6559HF.

Schedule: 09:00 to 17:00 · Begins: 05/28 · Ends: 06/01
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, May 28 - June 1
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add: 2012 May 28;  Last day to drop: 2012 May 30
TRT3575HF  L0101

Kierkegaard as a Theological Resource

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

Intro to some main ideas that are theologically and ethically relevant in Kierkegaard's thought: person, indirect communication, irony, edification, confession, sermon, scripture. Christ as model and as redeemer. Attention to biblical figures shaping Kierkegaard's understanding of faith. Selected readings from Either/Or, Purity of Heart, Gospel of Suffering, Christian Discourses, and Works of Love. Class presentations and contribution to discussions 10%; Short critique (400-600 words) on reading designated by instructor 15%; Term paper (discussed with outline in advance) 50%; Class test (one hour) 25%.

AD students enrol in TRT6575HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 12:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 05/09 · Ends: 06/13
Schedule Notes: May 9 - June 13
Instructors: Abrahim H. Khan
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  May 16, 2012
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building, room 212
TRT3626HF  L0101

Radical Orthodoxy and Political Theology

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

“Radical Orthodoxy” (RO) is a theological movement often associated with British Anglican theologians John Milbank, Catherine Pickstock, and Graham Ward—though as a theological “sensibility” its impact and representatives are much wider.  Characterized by a trenchant critique of modernity, including liberalism and secularism, RO is properly understood as an ecclesial political theology that draws on Augustinian wells. 

This course will offer an introduction of RO’s political theology in order to engage one of its most trenchant critics.  In Democracy and Tradition, Jeffrey Stout criticizes RO as a “new traditionalism” that he associates with Alasdair MacIntyre and Stanley Hauerwas.  For Stout, this new traditionalism, because of its “ecclesio-centrism,” effectively encourages Christians to withdraw from the public sphere and abandon the common good.  We will carefully consider Stout’s important critique and then consider a “Radically Orthodox” response, drawing on a re-reading of Augustine’s City of God in a contemporary context.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 09:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 06/11 · Ends: 06/21
Schedule Notes: Mondays through Thursdays, June 11-21
Instructors: James K.A. Smith
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 10
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  June 13, 2012
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building, room 211
RGT3656HF  L0101

Christian Journey to Auschwitz

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  New Course · Other International Site

This course will involve a prayful theological reflection arising from participation in an actual journey to Auschwitz. How does this fact of history pose challenges for Christian thinking, praying and acting. Prerequisite: Approval of Professor. Readings and participation in 8 day trip to Germany and Auschwitz. BD students: participation with two reflection papers. AD students: participation with 20-30 page major paper on a topic arranged with the professor.

AD students enrol in RGT6656HF.

Schedule: · Begins: 05/02 · Ends: 05/10
Schedule Notes: May 2-10
Instructors: Mary Jo Leddy
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT3675HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/01/24

Orthodox Life: Eastern Christian Understanding of Ethics, Society and the World

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

Eastern Christian thought has always been deeply concerned with ethical-social issues of the daily encounter with life and culture, but Christian Orthodoxy grounds solutions to these issues in tradition, not "progress". How should modern Orthodoxy respond to civil rights, war, sexuality, bioethics, multiculturalism, environmentalism, women's ministries, etc.?

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 19:00 to 22:00 · Begins: 05/15 · Ends: 06/15
Schedule Notes: Mondays and Wednesdays, May 15 through June 15
Instructors: Richard Schneider
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT3682HS  L0101

Human Sexuality in a Christian Perspective

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine human sexuality from a range of theological and historical perspectives: scriptural, doctrinal, sociological, and ethical. Questions of sexual differentiation, desire, procreation, family, and marriage and celibacy will be discussed. The goal of the course is to provide the student with a broad base from which to discern a consistent pattern of Christian understanding regarding sexuality, within both historical and contemporary diversities. The course will engage broad reading, lecture, and discussion, with a final paper aimed at outlining and justifying a teaching syllabus for teenagers within a church setting (15 pages). Advanced Degree students will have an expanded reading list and will be writing a longer research paper on a chosen set topic relating to Christian formation with regard to sexuality within pluralistic cultures.

AD students enrol in WYT6682HS.

Schedule: 09:00 to 15:00 · Begins: 08/27 · Ends: 08/31
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, August 27-31
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: August 28th
TRT3747HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/01/04

The Liturgical Turn in Philosophy and Theology

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

This course will explore the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of a recent renewed interest in liturgical theology, considering figures such as Pierre Bourdieu, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Charles Taylor. Literature review, major paper.

Schedule: 09:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 06/04 · Ends: 06/14
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, June 4-14
Instructors: James K.A. Smith
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: This course has been cancelled, but James K.A. Smith will teach TRT3626H Radical Orthodoxy and Political Theology in the summer session.
RGT3790YY  L0101

MTS Synthesis Paper

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

MTS Synthesis Paper

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 0:00 to 0:00
Instructors:
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
RGT3790YF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/11/02

MTS Synthesis Paper

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

MTS Synthesis Paper

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 0:00 to 0:00
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
SMT3925HS  L0101

Justice: Individual and Social

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

A study of the components of justice, with emphasis on the Sacrament of Reconciliation and on a creative approach to the restitution sometimes demanded of the individual beyond a simple 'penance'. Injustices such as sexual, child and elder abuse in church and other institutions will be discussed from restorative justive and preventative aspects. Lectures, seminar participation (30%), one seminar presentation (20%), one 10 page paper (30%), final oral exam (20%).

Schedule: 9:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: July 16- 26. Monday through Friday
Instructors: Moira McQueen
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 12
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add or drop the course - July 18, 2012.
SAT3932HS  L4101 · Cancelled on 2011/11/07

Human Sexuality & Marriage

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · St. Augustine's Aurora 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:
Schedule Notes: July 4,6,10,12,16,18,20,24,26
Instructors: Jeanne Cover
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
6000 Level Courses
RGT6333HS  L0101

Transformative Dynamics of Grace

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

Explores the transformative dynamics of grace in Scripture, representative early theologians, early doctrinal development, medieval theology and the Reformation period. Participants develop a contemporary systematic approach, especially with respect to ecumenical and interfaith issues. Draws on the thought of Bernard Lonergan. Written assignments, readings, discussion.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3333HS.

Schedule: 9:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: Tuesday through Friday: July 3-6; Monday through Thursday: July 9-12
Instructors: Gordon Rixon
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: Last day to add: 2012 July 5; Last day to drop: 2012 July 9
RGT6551HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/11/02

Aquinas: the Summa Contra Gentiles

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

A careful study of a book of the Summa contra Gentiles, where Aquinas explores Christian doctrines as an exercise in personally appropriating divine wisdom. The course teaches a method of close textual reading, and will interest students seeking an accessible introduction to Aquinas, those seeking an overall view of his methodology, and those preparing comprehensive exams in theology. Lectures and seminars. Assignments for 3551: 2 short papers, 2 learning reports, final take home exam. Assignments for 6551: 2 short papers, preparing and giving a 1 hour lecture, final exegetical essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3551HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31; June 5, 7, 2012
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Historical
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: Last Day to Add: May 10, Last Day to Drop: May 24
RGT6559HF  L0101

Aquinas Studium

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

An intensive five day course that explores a key treatise or text of Thomas Aquinas. Students attend the sessions of the Aquinas Studium, which gathers Aquinas experts for a week of reading, critical exegesis and conversation, and a daily seminar with the course instructor. Attendance at all sessions is required, and no exceptions are possible. Permission of the instructor required for registration.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3559HF.

Schedule: 09:00 to 17:00 · Begins: 05/28 · Ends: 06/01
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, May 28 - June 1
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add: 2012 May 28;  Last day to drop: 2012 May 30
TRT6575HF  L0101

Kierkegaard as a Theological Resource

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

Intro to some main ideas that are theologically and ethically relevant in Kierkegaard's thought: person, indirect communication, irony, edification, confession, sermon, scripture. Christ as model and as redeemer. Attention to biblical figures shaping Kierkegaard's understanding of faith. Selected readings from Either/Or, Purity of Heart, Gospel of Suffering, Christian Discourses, and Works of Love. Class presentations and contribution to discussions 10%; Short critique (400-600 words) on reading designated by instructor 15%; Term paper (discussed with outline in advance) 50%; Class test (one hour) 25%.  For M.A. and Th.M II students only.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3575HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 12:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 05/09 · Ends: 06/13
Schedule Notes: May 9 - June 13
Instructors: Abrahim H. Khan
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  May 16, 2012
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building, room 212
RGT6656HF  L0101

A Christian Journey to Auschwitz

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  New Course · Other International Site

This course will involve a prayful theological reflection arising from participation in an actual journey to Auschwitz. How does this fact of history pose challenges for Christian thinking, praying and acting. Prerequisite: Approval of Professor. Readings and participation in 8 day trip to Germany and Auschwitz. BD students: participation with two reflection papers. AD students: participation with 20-30 page major paper on a topic arranged with the professor.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3656HF.

Schedule: · Begins: 05/02 · Ends: 05/10
Schedule Notes: May 2-10
Instructors: Mary Jo Leddy
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT6682HS  L0101

Human Sexuality in a Christian Perspective

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine human sexuality from a range of theological and historical perspectives: scriptural, doctrinal, sociological, and ethical. Questions of sexual differentiation, desire, procreation, family, and marriage and celibacy will be discussed. The goal of the course is to provide the student with a broad base from which to discern a consistent pattern of Christian understanding regarding sexuality, within both historical and contemporary diversities. The course will engage broad reading, lecture, and discussion, with a final paper aimed at outlining and justifying a teaching syllabus for teenagers within a church setting (15 pages). Advanced Degree students will have an expanded reading list and will be writing a longer research paper on a chosen set topic relating to Christian formation with regard to sexuality within pluralistic cultures.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYT3682HS.

Schedule: 09:00 to 15:00 · Begins: 08/27 · Ends: 08/31
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, August 27-31
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: August 28th
Biblical Crosslisted Courses
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
Historical Crosslisted Courses
WYH3553HS  L0101

Scripture and Sacraments in Reformation Anglicanism: John Fisher to Richard Hooker

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

In this course we will explore the unfolding of the English Reformation and the chief theologians who contributed to its development. Beginning with John Fisher and ending with Richard Hooker, we will explore the evolving perspectives within a church that described itself as both Protestant and catholic. Our goal will be to identify the distinctive positions and concerns of each of these authors from which the fabric of Anglican thought was woven. Before the first class, complete the readings for the first 3 sessions. Teaching methods: Lectures, discussions of primary and secondary texts. Means of evaluation: Class participation - 30%; leading a discussion - 30%; and final paper (15 or 25 pages, depending on level) - 40%

AD students enrol in WYH6553HS.

Schedule: 09:00 to 15:00 · Begins: 08/20 · Ends: 08/24
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, August 20-24
Instructors: John Ashley Null
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: August 21st
Additional Notes: The course will be offered as a 6000-level course as well.
WYH6553HS  L0101

Scripture and Sacraments in Reformation Anglicanism: John Fisher to Richard Hooker

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

In this course we will explore the unfolding of the English Reformation and the chief theologians who contributed to its development. Beginning with John Fisher and ending with Richard Hooker, we will explore the evolving perspectives within a church that described itself as both Protestant and catholic. Our goal will be to identify the distinctive positions and concerns of each of these authors from which the fabric of Anglican thought was woven. Before the first class, complete the readings for the first 3 sessions. Teaching methods: Lectures, discussions of primary and secondary texts. Means of evaluation: Class participation - 30%; leading a discussion - 30%; and final paper (15 or 25 pages, depending on level) - 40%

Basic Degree students enrol in WYH3553HS.

Schedule: 9:00 to 15:00 · Begins: 08/20 · Ends: 08/24
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, August 20-24
Instructors: John Ashley Null
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: August 21st
Additional Notes: The course will be offered as a 3000-level course as well.
Interdisciplinary Crosslisted Courses
SMJ3609HS  L0101

Catholic Social Teaching

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course traces the development of Catholic Social Teaching and action from an historical and theological perspective. A Christian concept of justice will be explored within Biblical and theological contexts. Cultural developments that have impacted, and those that continue to influence, social thought, teaching and action within the Church will be discussed. The primary texts for the course are the social documents of the Church beginning with the Encyclical of Pope Leo X111, Rerum Novarum (1891) and continuing to the present day. Students will become familiar with the content of such documents and they will be encouraged to analyse the theological and social foundations upon which the documents have been developed. Key principles of Catholic Social Teaching will be introduced. The course will also explore the Christian call to justice and ways in which the social teachings of the Church can be integrated into personal spirituality and ministry. To facilitate such integration, examples will be highlighted from the lives of social activists within the Church. Teaching and learning methods will include, lecture, discussion, media and biographical analysis.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 13:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 07/16 · Ends: 07/26
Instructors: Mary Rowell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 12 · Crosslisted to: Theological, Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: July 16-26.  Last day to add or drop the course: July 19, 2012.

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Theological Courses for the <em>2012</em> Summer Session

Theological Courses for the <em>2012</em> Summer Session