Pastoral Theology Courses for the 2014 Winter Session

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Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
EMP1301HS  L0101

Homiletics I

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is designed to provide students with a solid foundation for biblical preaching by exploring the implications of preaching a text and preaching the gospel. Preaching the gospel is considered from historical, biblical, theological, pastoral and creative perspectives with a view to producing sermons that engage the world and offer hope. A four-step methodology is taught that can be adapted to various sermon forms. Evaluation: Participation, exegesis assignments, quiz on the readings, two sermons, peer evaluations, book report.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:30 to 19:30
Instructors: Paul Scott Wilson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNP1352HS  L6101

Introduction to Preaching

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Online Course

An online introduction to the art and theology of preaching. Topics: exegesis and hermeneutics for the purpose of preaching, techniques of sermon preparation, structure, delivery and evaluation. Assignments include two sermons, exegetical paper, participation in online discussion groups.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Sarah Travis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMP1431HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/11/08

Education and Faith Formation

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will provide an overview to education ministry and to faith formation. It will examine the purpose, context, and content of CE and examine basic learning theory and curriculum resources. Students will also read a spiritual memoir and reflect on transformation in the Christian life. Practical skills for educational ministry will include evaluating curricula, contextual analysis of an educational site, and designing and facilitating a workshop. Intercultural challenges for CE will be discussed. Aspects of age-related ministry will include resources for children, youth and adults. In addition, education at different life stages will be studied as moments for formation of individuals and families as well as the community (baptism and confirmation). Students are encouraged to research a historical or contemporary practice of CE/formation and develop a paper on that topic. Students will read Tye, Pazmino, McClaren, Miles and Winner. Evaluation: Participation 10%; Site visit paper 20%; Literature review/proposal 20%; Final Paper and workshop design 50%.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:30 to 19:30
Instructors: Johanna Selles
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 15
EMP1431HS  L0102

Education and Faith Formation

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will provide an overview to education ministry and to faith formation. It will examine the purpose, context, and content of CE and examine basic learning theory and curriculum resources. Students will also read a spiritual memoir and reflect on transformation in the Christian life. Practical skills for educational ministry will include evaluating curricula, contextual analysis of an educational site, and designing and facilitating a workshop. Intercultural challenges for CE will be discussed. Aspects of age-related ministry will include resources for children, youth and adults. In addition, education at different life stages will be studied as moments for formation of individuals and families as well as the community (baptism and confirmation). Students are encouraged to research a historical or contemporary practice of CE/formation and develop a paper on that topic. Students will read Tye, Pazmino, McClaren, Miles and Winner. Evaluation: Participation 10%; Site visit paper 20%; Literature review/proposal 20%; Final Paper and workshop design 50%.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Johanna Selles
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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KNP1446HS  L0101

Intro to Educational Ministry

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

What is educational ministry? How can we reshape Christian Education in our congregation in order to revitalize the church and society? Exploring the structure of educational theory, reflecting one's educational experience in the church, engaging in dialogue with theorists in Christian Education, we will attempt to refashion christian Education for today's church, and create a vision of Christian education in order to revitalize the congregation. Lectures.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Nam Soon Song
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYP1501HS  L0101

The Basics of Personal and Pastoral Care

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Personal wellness builds and replenishes the inner resources that are essential to providing effective, ethically responsible pastoral care. This course introduces students to the basics both of attending to their own wellness and to providing pastoral care to others. The class format is a combination of theoretical/conceptual learning as well as experiential skills training and practice. Grades are based on the evaluation of students' written assignments and audio/video taped demonstrations of the basic skills of pastoral care learned over the course of the semester.

Schedule: Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Wanda Malcolm
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNP1601HS  L0101

Introduction to the Practice of Ministry

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Explores various aspects of ministry, in particular the theology and practice of ordained ministry within the Reformed traditions. Topics include understandings of ministry, the call, functions and roles in ministry, challenges and contexts for ministry today and in the future, leadership and authority, and spiritual practices. Various methods of learning will be used (small group, lecture, discussion, mentorship experience).

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Instructors: Pamela McCarroll
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYP1609HS  L0101

Community Development: The Art of Facilitation and Workshop Design

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

At the core of every community developer is a commitment to transformational teaching which unleashes with in people the competencies to change their local community. Individual and group learning is possible when community members are treated with respect, fell sage to explore new ideas and can readily apply new learning to their present context. Base on both the theory and practice of adult learning and the biblical principle of discipleship, participants will step closer to peace and well-being.
This course is also valuable for lay and ordained leaders in the church who may be called to lead adult Christian education courses, focus groups or other organizational meetings.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: W. Clayton Rowe
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYP1610HS  L0101

Leading Missional Congregations

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Exploration of leadership and ministry in the context of a theological understanding of the nature of the Church and the scope of its ministry. Weekly readings, class participation, critical review assignments, book review, major paper. Tutorial 2-3 pm.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Judy Paulsen, Barry Parker
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYP1616HS  L0101

Poverty, Development & Transformation II: Introduction to Global & Local Issues, Power & Players

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is Part 2 of an introduction and overview to the issues and practices of community development, as practised locally and internationally. It continues to develop students' knowledge, attitudes and skills as required for effective local and global engagement. Contemporary issues and subjects are explored across the international development spectrum, as viewed through the patterns and lenses of several Christian perspectives. Students engage in an overview of possible approaches to theology and development, and review the sectoral, technical and thematic challenges faced by development facilitators in a range of settings. Evaluation includes papers, reflection, research participation and term project. Prerequisite: WYP1615HF (Poverty, Developmen, Transformation Part 1).

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: David Kupp
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAP1711HS  L0101

Introduction to Canon Law

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A survey of selected topics from the 1983 Code of Canon Law: history, sources and structure of the -Code; people of God; hierarchical structures in the Church; consecrated and apostolic life; teaching, sanctifying and governing functions in the Church; temporal goods; sanctions and processes in the Church. Course evaluation will be based on class participation 20% case study 40%; final oral exam 40%.

Schedule: Friday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ivan P. Camilleri
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
EMP1741HS  L0101

Care and Community

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Care and Community explores the role of care expected of religious practitioners and faith communities in an intercultural context.  The pastoral care capacity of a beginning religious practitioner (pastor, chaplain, minister of music, education or lay leader) requires self knowledge, spiritual formation, theory and skill.  Narrative theories of care will provide the basis for the assumptions and skill development of the course.  Role plays, class discussions and short practical theology papers will provide opportunity to assess a student's self ability to think theologically about pastoral care situations.  Prerequisite: have taken or simultaneously taking Theology I, or permission of the instructor. Limited to Emmanuel College students.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Instructors: Joan Wyatt
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 22

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2000 Level Courses
KNP2101HS  L0101

Worship Practicum

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Building on introductory worship courses, this course will explore worship as a theological practice. It will examine a series of topics related to the development of worship leadership skills, nurturing community through worship, and effective worship practices for the contemporary church. the first part of the course will ask the question; How do we as worship leaders understand the realities facing worshipping communities in the twenty-first century? The second part of the course asks: How do we as worship leaders practice evaluation and discernment in a diverse and dynamic twenty-first century context?

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Sarah Travis
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMP2103HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/07/02

Worship II: Pastoral Locations and Liturgical Praxis

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

As follow-up to EMP1101 "Worship I" ( or an equivalent introductory course on worship), a praxis-based study of the history, theology and practice of worship, focusing on the pastoral liturgies of weddings, funerals and pastoral occasions. Particular attention will be given to the Reformed and Methodist liturgical traditions, set in the context of ecumenical developments and influences. Biblical, historical, theological and pastoral dimensions will be explored through lectures, presentations, readings, written assignments, discussion, on-line discussions and resource sharing, a class visit to a funeral home, group worship planning and conduct of actual services. Participation, 10%; Resource Review, 10%; Book Reflection, 20%; Group Worship Planning and Celebration, Pass/Fail; Congregational Policy, 10%; Liturgy Project, 50%. Prerequisites: EMP1101 Worship I (or an equivalent introductory worship course) and EMT 1101 Theology I (or an equivalent introductory theology course).  Fulfills requirement for Desginated Elective in "Worship" or "Pastoral" areas of Emmanuel College programs.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: William Kervin
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 6 · Max: 24
WYP2209HS  L0101

Missional Spirituality

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A missional spirituality is, "an attentive and active engagement of embodied love for God and neighbour expressed from the inside out." (Helland and Hajalmarson, 2011). In modern spiritualties the interior life of personal devotion is emphasised. A needed corrective is our recovery of the outward movement of God into the world: missio Dei. The life of devotion and mission are inseparable. We are formed by the Spirit in community for the sake of others, where inner life both forms and feeds mission. Requirements include book reviews, a reflective journal, and an integrative paper.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marilyn Draper
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
WYP2215HS  L0101

Classics of the Christian Contemplative Tradition

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will focus on the primary texts of the Christian contemplative tradition beginning with the gospels and the desert fathers and mothers, proceeding through the monastic and mystical traditions of the western and eastern church, the Reformation and following, and contemporary writers of the 20th and 21st centuries.  The course will include reading selected primary texts, as well as commitment by student to some personal contemplative spiritual practice during the time of the course.  Students are recommended to have taken WYP2636H or have an established practice of Christian contemplative prayer (lectio divina, centering prayer, Christian mediation, etc.).

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Sr. Constance Joanna Gefvert
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAP2471HS  L0101

The Psychology of Faith Development

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A reflection upon the role of psychology in religious education as a way to understand faith development (James W. Fowler) and/or human transcendence (Bernard J.F. Lonergan). Some time will be given to Ignatian and Carmelite spirituality as samples of structuring spirituality. Readings, two short papers, integrative paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: John Yake
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
SMP2501HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/12/18

Pastoral Care

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Foundational elements for pastoral care: theology of ministry, acceptance of self, relationships, grief and loss, prayer, suffering, art of listening, care with the sick and infirm at home and in institutions. Lectures, discussion, case study, reflection paper, oral exam.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Anne Anderson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRP2622HS  L0101

God's Mission and the Church

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Building on focuses drawn from the book of Acts, participants will reflect on understandings of God’s Mission and the Church’s part that the mission, particularly in diversity of ministries in service of that mission.  The course will draw on texts from Genesis, Isaiah, Luke and Romans, and as well as patristic, liturgical, spiritual writings and sermonic writing.  Examining history of mission and the church, and contemporary congregational mission theory, we will consider alternative images and paradigms of mission.  Lectures and book discussion sessions will seek to build participants’ critical skill particularly in relation to conflict, healing, culture, pluriformity, and proclamation as part of mission.  Participants will be required to meet and interview individuals involved in diverse forms of ministry in the community to develop their own vocational discernment and gain practical awareness of the issues, challenges and kills involved in differing forms of Spirit-led developments as congregations seek to participate and live God’s mission.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Walter Deller
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
TRP2665HS  L0101

Life and Death in the Wilderness: Skills for Congregational and Communal Life and Leadership

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

We will imagine the book of Numbers as a "?dream' (nightmare?) experience that can teach us about the kinds of skills communities and their leaders require to cope with life and death in a risk-filled environment. At its promptings we will explore specific congregational leadership issues including, planning, assessing resources, drawing forth, developing and changing volunteer leadership, mission, building vision and making change, recognizing and nurturing what gives a community life, coping with the reality of communal death, and above all, the life and death risk of traveling with the living God. Requirements: Lectures, readings, group discussions, practical skill-building projects, and short papers.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Walter Deller
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
WYP2672HS  L0101

Ministry of Evangelism

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An introduction to the theology and practice of evangelism in contemporary society. We will look critically at different evangelistic practices in light of scripture and culture, and consider how healthy evangelism might affect leadership, parish life, worship, preaching, lay ministry, outreach programs and personal relationships. Requirements include book reviews, field work, and an integrative paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Judy Paulsen
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAP2710HS  L0101

Pastoral Norms/Marriage

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Roman Catholic Church legislation on institution of marriage with special attention to the teaching of Vatican Council II. Class participation, exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Clough
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMP2731HS  L0101

Ministry of Governance and Administration

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The responsibility of good administration and informed governance is a vital, if unsung, aspect of ministry in a conciliar system. This course will explore the mandates of collaborative congregational leadership, financial stewardship, effective communication and mission strategy in the context of current and emerging forms of United Church polity, and in view of the impact of changing demographics. Lectures and discussions. Evaluation by portfolio and take-home exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:30 to 19:30
Instructors: Joan Wyatt
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: This course fulfills the UC Polity requirement for students in the UCC candidacy process.
TRP2809HS  L0101

Music and Christian Identity in Global Context

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course aims to create an ecumenical and interdisciplinary discourse on the practice of church music which is an important factor in shaping Christian identity from a global perspective. We shall examine various issues pertaining to the role of music in contemporary Christian performance and explore the musical enterprises that represent the ethnic and national identities of World Christianities and of migration or diaspora Christianities. Topics covered will include the enculturation of Christian worship and music, music and popular religious culture, the globalization of church music, cultural hybridity and inclusivity in Christian music, and the encounter of indigenous musico-religious culture and traditional church music in the non-Western world. Method: lectures, seminars, music listening, readings. Evaluation: Class participation (20%): Review (Book) (20%); Review (Worship) (30%); Presentation (30%)

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
TRP2875HS  L0101

Music in World Religions

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 341
3000 Level Courses
TRP3120HS  L0101

The Book of Common Prayer

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

After the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer (BCP), in its various revisions, is the most important foundational text of Anglican Christianity.  Often praised for its literary beauty and influence, it has nevertheless become unfamiliar – or even offensive – to Anglicans who worship mainly with new liturgies produced in recent decades.  This course will explore the sources and historical development of the Prayer Book tradition from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, the BCP’s importance in the history of doctrinal controversy and Anglican identity, and how the BCP’s liturgies have been variously received and interpreted over time, including critiques by modern liturgical scholarship.  Major themes: the Bible and worship; liturgical language; the sacraments; sin and repentance; individual and community; ecclesiology and ecumenism; the BDP and “churchmanship”.

Prerequisite: History of Christianity 2 or equivalent.

Assessment: weekly quizzes, two short papers.

AD students enrol in TRP6120HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Jesse Billett
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
Additional Notes: Location: Trinity Building, TC22
SAP3161HS  L0101

Liturgical Presidency

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

This course is intended to prepare candidates for ordination to preside at the liturgical celebrations of the Roman Rite. Requirements: class attendance, practicums, mid-term and final exam. Prerequisite: one liturgy course.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Ephrem Nariculam
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAP3161HS  L0102

Liturgical Presidency

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

This course is intended to prepare candidates for ordination to preside at the liturgical celebrations of the Roman Rite. Requirements: class attendance, practicums, mid-term and final exam. Prerequisite: one liturgy course.

Schedule:
Instructors: John-Mark Missio
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGP3212YS  L0101

Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The goal of this intensive course is 1. to prepare a student to present the spiritual exercises 2. to allow the student to understand the dynamics of these exercises 3. to expose the student to the underlying theology of these exercises. All this will be done through an close reading of the text of the Exercises from the perspective of the experienced director using interdisciplinary studies in theology, literature, and the humanities. Pre-requisites: 1. Some personal experience of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola; 2. Permission from the professor. NOTE: This course is for double credit and meets twice a week in two 2- hour sections. For Basic Degree Students: word essays, class participation and presentations. For Advanced Degree Students: word essays, 1 major paper, and active class participation.

AD students enrol in RGP6212YS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Other Information: Second Semester · Two Credits · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
RGP3251HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/07/30

Psychotherapy & Spiritual Direction

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Study of theory and practice of spiritual direction, and of depth psychological, humanistic, and cognitive behavioural therapeutic practice. Emphasis on Christian tradition. Lectures, discussion, selected readings, paper.

AD students enrol in RGP6251HS.

Schedule: Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Schedule Notes: Alternate weeks: 2014 Jan 6, 13, 27; Feb 10, 24, Mar 10, 24, Apr 7.
Instructors: Desmond Buhagar
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
EMP3266HS  L0101

Spirituality and Health

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will investigate spirituality and health in light of a wholistic view of human flourishing tha includes physical, emotional, spiritual and psycho-social aspects. Emphatic spiritual care requires the ability to put oneself in the shoes of another. The role of illness narratives and active listening will be examined. Aspects of inter-cultural spiritual care will be named and practiced. The course will consist of lectures, small groups, individual presentations and a final paper. Evaluation: participation, 10%; integration paper, 20%; topic proposal, 10%; literature review, 20%; and fnal research paper, 40%. Prerequisite: one course in worship or theology or permission of the instructor. 

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:30 to 19:30
Instructors: Johanna Selles
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: This course fulfills the Spirituality at EM designated elective. 

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RGP3272HS  L0101

The Spiritual Journey

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will look at the spiritual journey as it is depicted from scripture to the present day. It will examine texts from different religious traditions and cultures to explore the basic human understanding of a person as pilgrim.
Learning objectives: 1. An exploration through spirituality of what it means to be human; 2. An examination of a history of spirituality; 3. An examination of some guides, compasses, maps and techniques of exploration of the territory called ?the spiritual life.? The course is of note: to those interested in 1. spirituality both theoretical and practical; 2. discernment; 3. cultural history; 4. Narrative theology; 5. Interdisciplinary studies. For Basic Degree students: papers and intelligent class participation. For Advanced Degree students: papers, a major paper, and intelligent class participation.

AD students enrol in RGP6272HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGP3281HS  L0101

Religious Experience in the World's Religions

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course explores the nature of religious experience in some of the major religions of the world, with special attention to Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Native North American, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. It includes some comparative analysis between traditions, and creative reflection on the theological and pastoral significance of such comparative study. Lecture, discussion, four short reflection papers, one major essay.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 42 · Crosslisted to: Theological
SAP3301HS  L0101

Advanced Homiletics

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Advanced Homiletics is a one-semester course that follows Introduction to Homiletics. This course gives students an opportunity to develop a theology of preaching based on the discussions of the survey of the tradition of Catholic preaching in Introduction to Homiletics and through opportunities to preach. Students will employ those characteristics of outstanding preaching as determined in Introduction to Homiletics. This course also gives students an opportunity to develop critical peer and self-assessment skills. Lectures, online postings, preaching, presentations and papers.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Peter Lovrick
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 14
EMP3307HS  L0101

Homiletics II: Preaching in Ministry

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is designed to expose students to the breadth and depth of homiletics and offer a range of preaching opportunities and challenges of the sort that might be experienced in serving a church throughout the year. In addition to allowing students to pursue their own interests, the course will explore preaching the church year, preaching on special holidays or occasions like funerals and wededings, key doctrines, social justice and diversity in preaching, culture and the preacher, various sermon forms, topics, social locations and homiletical theories. The course will consist of seminars, small groups, lectures, two sermons, a journal of reflections on the readings and peer evaluations, a major essay. Evaluation: 20% each sermon; 20% , journal; 40% essay.

AD students enrol in EMP6307HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Paul Scott Wilson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAP3331HS  L0101

Preaching Practicum

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

This pass/fail course offered to seminarians in their last semester at St. Augustine provides opportunities to investigate preaching from a Catholic perspective, discuss questions on homiletics, read key documents from the Church on preaching, preach, give feedback to fellow preachers, and reflect on the feedback received in class. Students will be assessed on a pass/fail basis for two homilies given in class, one paper on a theology of preaching, and two self-assessments.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Peter Lovrick
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNP3372HS  L0101

Preaching Practicum: 1 Corinthians

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course focuses on a pastoral interpretation of 1 Corinthians and how this letter may be proclaimed in the life of the church today. Through an investigation of letter structure, a social cultural reading, congregational studies, and homiletical theory this course will seek to elucidate the possibilities of Paul's letter for preaching today. Prerequisites: Introductory courses in both preaching and New Testament.

AD students enrol in KNP6372HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Dorcas Gordon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMP3427HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/01/06

Catholic Schools as Faith Community: Can Institutions Believe?

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

In this course you will examine from a theological and religious educational perspective how the Catholic school is understood and expected to be a faith community. The course will also build on sociology and political history to help you situate your discourse about schools and community. Your research and discussion will focus on ways in which Catholic schools can more closely appropriate aspects of a Catholic faith community, in the vision of Vatican II, and where they must acknowledge and respect their limitations in doing this. Models for building faith communities within a Catholic school will be developed by students.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Richard Shields
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMP3469HS  L0101

Cultural Context & Catholic Leadership

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine the Catholic Church’s understanding of culture and context as it applies to and in relation to a Christian understanding of leadership. The association between education, culture and its context, and leadership will also be explored. An understanding of how growth and conversion into responsible and authentic adulthood becomes the integral foundation that links cultural context and Catholic leadership. Lectures, seminar readings, discussion, class participation, one short and one long paper.

AD students enrol in SMP6469HS.

Schedule: Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Mario O. D'Souza
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNP3490HS  L0101

Theories of Contemporary Christian Education

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

What has been happening in theories of contemporary Christian Education? This course will explore a brief history of, and trends in Christian Education up to modern times, and study important contemporary Christian Education theories from the west and east. Through watching a few movies, we will analyze educational theories behind the movies, applying theories we learned. Then we will formulate our own Christian Education theories for today's church and society. Seminar, lecture, a short presentation (15%), lead a seminar (30%) and major final paper (40%), class participation (15%).

AD students enrol in KNP6490HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Nam Soon Song
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMP3521HS  L0101

Professional Ethics in Pastoral Ministry/Spiritual Care

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This integrative BD course applies best practice in professional ethics to pastoral ministry/spiritual care, especially for students in the clinical (CPE), counselling (PCE) and social service streams.

The course has three objectives: The first notes the "basic elements" of ethical reasoning which shape contemporary understandings of professional ethics in the healing professions. Special focus is placed on the distinctive opportunities and challenges theological (Christian and other) ethics offers to this discourse in terms of vocation & profession. This will include how faith narratives (especially the student's own) and a theological concept like discipleship can influence professional ethos. The second objective addresses how these "basic elements" are codified in terms of professional conduct and competencies within the specific practices of pastoral/spiritual care. Here the course comparatively explores several concrete professional codes of ethics, with a specific focus on the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) code of ethics. Finally, the course facilitates sharpening the focus of the two previous objectives by contextually integrating theoretical ethics in three ways: (1) by raising questions of practical concern through the use of cases from institutional (healthcare, church, mosque and otherwise) and private practice; · (2) by having the student grapple with her/his own experience and understanding of professional ethics/values, and (3) by having students write their own "statement of commitment to ministry," a paper which is critically reflective -and resourced in the literature- in regards to their professional responsibilities for their future ministry. This course meets the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) ethics requirement for certification programs in Supervised Pastoral Education (CPE & PCE).

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:30 to 19:30
Instructors: Christopher E. De Bono
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 10

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SAP3533HS  L0101

Ministry of Reconciliation

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

Reconciliation in the Church today; a practical "case approach" to the ministry of sacramental reconciliation; art of the confessor. Case preparation, discussions, final exam. Prerequisite: Previous studies in Fundamental Christian Ethics, Human Sexuality and Marriage, Bioethics and Social Justice. Integrated practicum for those entering ordained ministry.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Thomas Lynch
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TSP3551YS  L0101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Basic 1

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Offered by the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice & Education (CAPPE). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the
TSP3553YS  L0101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Advanced 1

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Offered by the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice & Education (CAPPE). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

AD students enrol in TSP6553YS.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · Two Credits
RGP3554HS  L0101

Psychology of Faith Development

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course aims at distinguishing some of the more significant ways of conceptualizing human development in psychology and how they have influenced contemporary thinking about religious development. It will discuss the nature/nurture debate of religious development, that is, the various contextual factors and intra-psychic processes at work across the life span and their implication and influence in religious development. In the process it will explore some of the psychological issues involved in religious development and point out their applied relevance. Students will be asked to write several reports on assigned readings and a longer essay for the end of the term. A previous course in psychology and religion would be helpful but not essential.

AD students enrol in RGP6554HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
TSP3554S  L0101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Advanced 2

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Offered by the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice & Education (CAPPE). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

AD students enrol in TSP3554S.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · 
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region (http://www.cpe-pce.ca/) and also through a TST college. For offering and scheduling details, please see http://www.cpe-pce.ca/ . For fee information, please see: http://www.tst.edu/content/tuition-fees (tuition for a CPE unit is two times the course fee) and http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/session/fall/tuition_fees/fee_refund_sch/tst.htm . This code should be used if this is your SECOND ADVANCED CPE unit.
SMP3608HY  L4101 · Cancelled on 2013/12/18

MACL Practicum

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Burlington Site

This course comprises the summative exercise for the Master of Arts in Catholic Leadership (MACL) program. Students will complete a learning contract. At least 100 hours of placement, and a final reflection paper or project. Students must have completed at least 12 courses in the MACL to register.

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: This course is reserved for St. Michael's Master of Arts in Catholic Leadership students. Please register through the St. Michael's Student Services Office.
SMP3611HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/12/18

Currents in World Christianity

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will focus on the changing demographics in World Christianity , and some of the exciting and challenging currents in the emerging patterns of Christian identities locally and globally. Some of the currents which will be considered are: new voices in Christianity (African, Asian, Migrant and Latino), religious pluralism, Pentecostalism, inculturation, new spiritualities, and changing context of pastoral ministries. The course will engage some of the significant voices in these areas. The goal of the course is to help students to enter into dialogue with some significant currents in World Christianity and develop an inter-cultural hermeneutics needed for the theological border-crossing in the theological academy, in pastoral settings and other publics of theology in a changing world.

AD students enrol in SMP6611HS.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorial
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGP3688HS  L0101

Integration for Ministry II

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Through the development of the skill of theological reflection, the participants learn to reflect on their personal and ministerial or work experiences to discern the call of transformation and integration in the midst of the Christian tradition and world realities. This group process takes place in a peer faith setting. Regular attendance required. An overnight retreat is scheduled at the end of the course. One integration paper and mission statement. Pass/Fail for BD students; grade given for AD students.

AD students enrol in RGP6688HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
RGP3812HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/12/11

Media Literacy: Resources for Ministry

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The aim of the course is to help the students become media literate and to help them develop critical thinking skills about the mass media through screening and discussion of media texts taken basically from television and contemporary movies. Students will also learn how to use these skills in various ministries. Evaluation: Class participation and presentations following a mall crawl.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John Pungente
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
EMP3858HS  L0101

Sacred Music in Christian History: An Overview

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is required for MSMus students, but open to all others who are able to follow a musical score, without necessarily performing it. Following the course of music history, students will examine both texts and music compositions relevant to the Liturgical Year, and engage in critical analysis of the merits of both components. In addition, instrumental music for liturgical use will be examined. Course content will deal with live performance, recorded literature, and the legacy from European, Afro-American, Global, Iona, and Taize traditions. Lecture, seminar. Verbatim Report, 40%; Final Paper, 30%; Portfolio, 30%.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Swee Hong Lim
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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5000 Level Courses
TRP5105HS  L0101

Advanced Topics in Medieval Liturgy

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Against the backdrop of revived enthusiasm for "Traditional Latin Liturgy” in parts of the Catholic Church in recent years, this course will invite students to a deep engagement with the historical processes that transformed the loosely organized local liturgical traditions of early medieval Rome and Gaul into a sophisticated pan-European rite.  Close study of the various annual cycles of prayers, readings and chants of the Mass and Divine Office, along with the external religious and political pressures that shaped their development over time, will be combined with an investigation of how liturgists and ordinary worshippers of different periods during the Middle Ages interpreted their liturgies as a unified system that both expressed theological truth and was itself a fitting object of theological reflection.

Prerequisites: an introductory course on medieval liturgy (e.g. TRH 3725HS or MST 3501F); basic knowledge of the Latin language (such as could be acquired by taking SAJ 1501HY or MST 1000Y); and the ability to make use of secondary literature in either French or German (for research towards the final course paper).

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Jesse Billett
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
EMP5120HS  L0101

Liturgical Theology

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The study of liturgy as a praxis-based source of theology through a survey of seminal thinkers in classical and contemporary liturgical studies. A consideration of liturgical methodology and hermeneutics, the relationship between liturgy and theology, liturgy and culture, worship and ethics, as well as the impact of the ecumenical liturgical movement, feminist theology and emerging postcolonial perspectives. Weekly 2-hour doctoral seminar, lectures, presentations, readings, major paper. Participation, seminar presentation and facilitation, 30%; major paper,70%.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: William Kervin
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 3
6000 Level Courses
TRP6120HS  L0101

The Book of Common Prayer

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

After the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer (BCP), in its various revisions, is the most important foundational text of Anglican Christianity.  Often praised for its literary beauty and influence, it has nevertheless become unfamiliar – or even offensive – to Anglicans who worship mainly with new liturgies produced in recent decades.  This course will explore the sources and historical development of the Prayer Book tradition from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, the BCP’s importance in the history of doctrinal controversy and Anglican identity, and how the BCP’s liturgies have been variously received and interpreted over time, including critiques by modern liturgical scholarship.  Major themes: the Bible and worship; liturgical language; the sacraments; sin and repentance; individual and community; ecclesiology and ecumenism; the BDP and “churchmanship”.

Prerequisite: History of Christianity 2 or equivalent.

Assessment: weekly quizzes, two short papers.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRP3120HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Jesse Billett
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
RGP6212YS  L0101

Spirituality Excersses of St. Ignatius

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The goal of this intensive course is 1. to prepare a student to present the spiritual exercises 2. to allow the student to understand the dynamics of these exercises 3. to expose the student to the underlying theology of these exercises. All this will be done through an close reading of the text of the Exercises from the perspective of the experienced director using interdisciplinary studies in theology, literature, and the humanities. Pre-requisites: 1. Some personal experience of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola; 2. Permission from the professor. NOTE: This course is for double credit and meets twice a week in two 2- hour sections. For Basic Degree Students: word essays, class participation and presentations. For Advanced Degree Students: word essays, 1 major paper, and active class participation.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3212YS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Other Information: Second Semester · Two Credits · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
RGP6251HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/07/30

Psychotherapy & Spiritual Direction

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Study of theory and practice of spiritual direction, and of depth psychological, humanistic, and cognitive behavioural therapeutic practice. Emphasis on Christian tradition. Lectures, discussion, selected readings, paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3251HS.

Schedule: Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Schedule Notes: Alternate weeks: 2014 Jan 6, 13, 27; Feb 10, 24, Mar 10, 24, Apr 7.
Instructors: Desmond Buhagar
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGP6272HS  L0101

The Spiritual Journey

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will look at the spiritual journey as it is depicted from scripture to the present day. It will examine texts from different religious traditions and cultures to explore the basic human understanding of a person as pilgrim. The course is of note: to those interested in (1) spirituality both theoretical and practical; (2) discernment; (3) cultural history; (4) narrative theology; (5) interdisciplinary studies. For BD students : papers and intelligent class participation. For AD students: papers, a major paper and intelligent class participation.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3272HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
EMP6307HS  L0101

Preaching in Ministry

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is designed to expose students to the breadth and depth of homiletics and offer a range of preaching opportunities and challenges of the sort that might be experienced in serving a church throughout the year. In addition to allowing students to pursue their own interests, the course will explore preaching the church year, preaching on special holidays or occasions like funerals and weddings, key doctrines, social justice and diversity in preaching, culture and the preacher, various sermon forms, topics, social locations and homiletical theories. The course will consist of seminars, small groups, lectures, two sermons, a journal of reflections on the readings and peer evaluations, a major essay. Evaluation: 20% each sermon; 20% , journal; 40% essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMP3307HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Paul Scott Wilson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNP6372HS  L0101

Preaching Practicum: 1 Corinthians

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course focuses on a pastoral interpretation of 1 Corinthians and how this letter may be proclaimed in the life of the church today. Through an investigation of letter structure, a social cultural reading, congregational studies, and homiletical theory this course will seek to elucidate the possibilities of Paul's letter for preaching today. Prerequisites: Introductory courses in both preaching and New Testament.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNP3372HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Dorcas Gordon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMP6469HS  L0101

Cultural Context & Catholic Leadership

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine the Catholic Church's understanding of culture and context as it applies to and in relation to a Christian understanding of leadership.  The association between education, culture and its context, and leadership will also be explored.  An understanding of how growth and conversion into responsible and authentic adulthood becomes the integral foundation that links cultural context and Catholic leadership.  Lectures, seminar readings, discussion, class participation, one short and one long paper.  Basic Degree Students enrol in SMP3469H.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMP3469HS.

Schedule: Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Mario O. D'Souza
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNP6490HS  L0101

Theories of Contemporary Christian Education

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

What has been happening in theories of contemporary Christian Education? This course will explore a brief history of, and trends in Christian Education up to modern times, and study important contemporary Christian Education theories from the west and east. Through watching a few movies, we will analyze educational theories behind the movies applying theories we learned. Then we will formulate our own Christian Education theories for today's church and society. Seminar, lecture, a short presentation (15%), lead a seminar (30%), and major final paper (40%). Class participation (15%).

Basic Degree students enrol in KNP3490HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Nam Soon Song
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGP6554HS  L0101

Psychology of Faith Development

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course aims at distinguishing some of the more significant ways of conceptualizing human development in psychology and how they have influenced contemporary thinking about religious development. It will discuss the nature/nurture debate of religious development, that is, the various contextual factors and intra-psychic processes at work across the life span and their implication and influence in religious development. In the process it will explore some of the psychological issues involved in religious development and point out their applied relevance. Students will be asked to write several reports on assigned readings and a longer essay for the end of the term. A previous course in psychology and religion would be helpful but not essential.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3554HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
SMP6611HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/12/18

Currents in World Christianity

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will focus on the changing demographics in World Christianity , and some of the exciting and challenging currents in the emerging patterns of Christian identities locally and globally. Some of the currents which will be considered are: new voices in Christianity (African, Asian, Migrant and Latino), religious pluralism, Pentecostalism, inculturation, new spiritualities, and changing context of pastoral ministries. The course will engage some of the significant voices in these areas. The goal of the course is to help students to enter into dialogue with some significant currents in World Christianity and develop an inter-cultural hermeneutics needed for the theological border-crossing in the theological academy, in pastoral settings and other publics of theology in a changing world.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMP3611HS.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorial
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMP6662HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/04/22

Peacebuilding and Spriruality in El Salvador

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course explores the way theological ideas become operationalized in a social movement, using El Salvador as a case study. Students will visit El Salvador under the guidance of Chance alas, who operationalized the tenets of liberation theology to establish the first Christian base communities in El Salvador and continues to work on El Salvadoran religious peacebuilding. Subjects covered include the implication of theology in the colonization of Latin America, the emergence of liberation theology and Christian base communities , and current activities in peacebuilding involving theology, economics, ecology, and Mayan and settler spirituality. Students must attend a day of preparation, seven days of travel in El Salvador, and a day of post-travel debriefing.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMP3662HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGP6688HS  L0101

Integration for Ministry II

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Through the development of the skill of theological reflection, the participants learn to reflect on their personal and ministerial or work experiences to discern the call of transformation and integration in the midst of the Christian tradition and world realities. This group process takes place in a peer faith setting. Regular attendance required. An overnight retreat is scheduled at the end of the course. One integration paper and mission statement. Pass/Fail for BD students; grade given for AD students.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3688HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
Historical Crosslisted Courses
TRH3725HS  L0101

Liturgy in the Middle Ages

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The scope of what was understood as 'liturgy' in the middle ages went far beyond the bare words used in the Mass, daily prayer and baptism and descriptions of how the services were performed. It included knowing the names and functions of the grades of ordained clergy (which varied from place to place) and their dress, the design of churches, their furnishing and consecration, the calendar of the liturgical year and of course the nature of the music which accompanied the liturgy. Teaching methods: lectures, DVDs of manuscripts, video, musical recordings.

AD students enrol in TRH6725HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Barry Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
TRH6725HS  L0101

Liturgy in the Middle Ages

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The scope of what was understood as "liturgy" in the middle ages went far beyond the bare words used in the Mass, daily prayer and baptism and descriptions of how the services were performed. It included knowing the names and functions of the grades of ordained clergy (which varied from place to place) and their dress, the design of churches, their furnishing and consecration, the calendar of the liturgical year and of course the nature of the music which accompanied the liturgy. Teaching methods: lectures, DVDs of manuscripts, video, musical recordings.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRH3725HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Barry Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
Theological Crosslisted Courses
RGT3322HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/09/05

Contemplation in Action

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Ignatius of Loyola wanted Jesuits to be "contemplatives in action". This describes the desire of many Christians today and the imperatives thrust upon us to be at once boned with God and with our fellow travellers. Reading in Loyola Zizioulas, J Macmurray, early Christian and contemporary theologians and mystics. NT accounts of prayer and action in Jesus of Nazareth. 10-12 page essay.

AD students enrol in RGT6322HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John E. Costello
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
SAT3471HS  L0101

Mariology

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · 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: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
SAT3643HS  L0101

Theology of Religions and Interfaith Dialogue

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course introduces the major religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam in detail and also others in brief) of the world -- their historical setting, basic principles, significant features, Holy Scriptures, theology, etc. -- and a Christian perspective on them with an urgency to enter into interfaith dialogue and peaceful coexistence.

Schedule: Tuesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ephrem Nariculam
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
WYT3824HS  L0101

Music Prophecy & Culture

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

While theology has always found a fruitful dialogue partner in the arts, the course will approach the world of contemporary music in genres as diverse as rock, bluegrass, hip hop, folk and alternative rock as theological resources in their own right. Attending to the interweaving of biblical iconography, symbols, narratives, motifs and themes in the lyrics of these artists, we will explore the prophetic, pastoral, liturgical and theological contribution that they make for Christian reflection and praxis in a late modern socio-historical context. There will also be focussed attention on the artistry of Canadian singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn. Seminar. Evaluation: class participation 25%, reflection papers or one major essay 75%.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Brian Walsh
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
RGT5729HS  L0101

Theology and Spirituality of Dorothee Soelle

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Critically explores the theology and spirituality of Dorothee Soelle, with special attention on the themes of creation-liberation theology, suffering, God, feminist concerns, embodied spirituality, and mysticism. Seminar discussion, lecture, short presentations, major essay.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 16
RGT6322HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/09/05

Contemplation in Action

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Ignatius of Loyola wanted Jesuits to be "contemplatives in action". This describes the desire of many Christians today and the imperatives thrust upon us to be at once boned with God and with our fellow travellers. Reading in Loyola Zizioulas, J Macmurray, early Christian and contemporary theologians and mystics. NT accounts of prayer and action in Jesus of Nazareth. 20-25 page essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3322HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John E. Costello
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)

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Pastoral Theology Courses for the <em>2014</em> Winter Session

Pastoral Theology Courses for the <em>2014</em> Winter Session