Course Listings by Starting Date: Summer of 2012

Starting Date TBA

KNB3232HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/03/15

Bible in Context: Amos

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

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

AD students enrol in KNB6232HF.

Schedule: 9:30 to 12:30
Schedule Notes: May 22 - June 1, Monday to Friday.  First class is Tuesday May 22
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Date:  May 24
RGP3554HF  L0101

Psychology of Faith Development

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · 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 RGP6554HF.

Schedule: 9:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: M-R: 2012 April 30 - May 10
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: Last day to add: 2012 May 2;  Last day to drop: 2012 May 7
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
EMB2301HF  L0101

The Foreigner in Biblical Law

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

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

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

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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
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
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
RGB1005HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/02/09

Introduction to the Old Testament

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

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

Schedule: 14:00 to 17:00
Schedule Notes: Monday through Thursday, May 14-17; Tuesday through Friday, May 22-25
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
Additional Notes: Last day to add: 2012 May 16; Last day to drop: 2012 May 22
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
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
EMP1602HY  L0101

UCC General Council

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

This course explores the processes, polity and concerns of the United Church of Canada as they converge on the every-three-year General Council and as the agenda of the church emerges from UC discussions. It involves preparation in Toronto at the United Church Offices. The class is held for one day in May (May 3), for three days on-site at General Council (August, 2012 in Ottawa), and for one half day in Toronto (August 27).

Schedule:
Schedule Notes: May 3, August 15-18, August 27, in Toronto and Ottawa.
Instructors: Pamela Couture
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Workshop
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 20
Additional Notes: Last day to register: April 13 / Last day to drop: June 30

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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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KNB6232HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/03/15

Bible in Context: Amos

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in KNB3232HF.

Schedule: 9:30 to 12:30
Schedule Notes: May 22 - June 1, Monday to Friday.  First class is Tuesday May 22.
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Date:  May 24
RGP6554HF  L0101

Psychology of Faith Development

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · 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 RGP3554HF.

Schedule: 9:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: Monday through Thursday, April 30 - May 10
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: Last day to add: 2012 May 2;  Last day to drop: 2012 May 7
KNP1601HF  L0101

Introduction to the Practice of Ministry

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

This course explores the theology and practice of ministry within the Reformed tradition and how this relates to the students' emerging pastoral identity.

Schedule: 9:30 to 12:30
Schedule Notes: May 14 - 25
Instructors: Pamela McCarroll
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Date:  May 16
Additional Notes: No class on May 21
RGP3273HF  L0101

Prayer and Meditation through Pencil, Pastel and Ink Sketching

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

Explores the theory and practice of various types of prayer and meditation through the artistic mediums of pencil, pastel and ink drawing, including critical reflection on the theology and spirituality of these art forms and on their relevance to spiritual direction and emotional and spiritual healing. Lecture, discussion, short reflection papers and drawing assignments. Pass/Fail grade.

Schedule: 09:00 to 12:00
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, May 7-11; 14-16
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
Additional Notes: Last day to add: 2012 May 9;  Last day to drop:  2012 May 11
RGP3218YY  L0101

IFM/MAMS Pastoral Component

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

A 400-hour supervised program to deepen and/or extend the personal and ministerial growth of IFM /MAMS participants. Several options available to students in consultation with Directors of IFM and MAMS programs. Integration paper, or Competency Interview. Pass/Fail course. For Regis IFM/MAMS students only. Prerequisites: RGP3687H and RGP3688H.

Schedule: 0:00 to 0:00
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
RGP3248YF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/04/18

Retreat in Everyday Life

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

Secondary Practicum in Spiritual Direction: A two-week intensive course consisting of integration of theory and practice of spiritual direction. A model of non-residential Retreat in Everyday Life is used for this practicum. The course is the second phase of the Regis College Spiritual Direction Program. Discernment paper. Pass/Fail course. Prerequisites: RGP3661HY; 8-day directed retreat, RGP3687H, and RGP3688H. Restricted to students enrolled in Diploma in Spiritual Direction at Regis College.

AD students enrol in RGP6248YF.

Schedule: 9:00 to 17:00
Schedule Notes: Mondays through Fridays. May 7-11, 14-18
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (2 AD, 14 BD)
Additional Notes: Last day to add: April 30
RGF3010YY  L0101

Theological Field Education

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

This is the required theological and professional preparation for ministry two-credit course for the Master of Divinity Program.  It is a 500 hour ministry placement in a supervised ministry setting chosen by the student in consultation with the Director of Theological Field Education.  Supervised ministry provides divinity candidates with the opportunity to gain professional competence, build a framework for raising practical theological issues, acquire a comprehensive and realistic view of the church and its ministries, and develop a ministerial identity.
Means of evaluation:  Contextual analysis, case study, self-evaluation, and supervisor evaluation of the candidate.  Pass/Fail.

Schedule: 0:00 to 0:00
Instructors: Margaret Lavin
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
RGF3020HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/05/19

Theological Field Education

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

(For students taking field education of 500 hours.)

Schedule: 0:00 to 0:00
Instructors: Margaret Lavin
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
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
RGF3030HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/05/19

Field Education

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

(For students taking field education of 500 hours.) A three-month ministry placement in a setting chosen by the candidate in consultation with the Director of Theological Field Education. Completion will be at one or more of the following levels. If a person begins at Level 1, he or she must progress to Level 2. The levels are as follows: 1) Observer Ministry Placement: Two to three weeks observing and dialoguing with a practitioner in a chosen field of ministry; 2) Intern Ministry Placement: Engagement in a supervised ministry placement; and, 3) Level 3: Resident Ministry Placement: In collaboration with the Director of Theological Field Education, a candidate will develop and execute a project that will enhance a chosen site

Schedule: Thursday, 0:00 to 0:00
Instructors: Margaret Lavin
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
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.

Courses Beginning on 4/14

TRP2862HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/04/12

Writing Sacred Stories and Worshipful Plays

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

Scripted improv and writing styles, dialogue, storyline, language, editing and mime script as elements of writing plays and stories for faith communities and seekers. A writing course to develop sacred stories for one person or many to present as homily or drama and to contribute to God’s ongoing living Gospel. A good companion course to TRP2871HF We The Storytellers

Schedule: Saturday, 09:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 04/14 · Ends: 05/12
Instructors: Sally Wotton, David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 6 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  April 14, 2012
Additional Notes: Location:  Cartwright Hall, St. Hilda's College, 44 Devonshire Place

Courses Beginning on 4/16

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
TRH2134HY  L6101

Celtic Christianity

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Online Course

The contemporary revival of interest in the Celtic world is a feature of our age. Heightened interest has led to the appropriation of the Celtic tradition for different purposes by different interest groups. The result at a popular level has been that the historical reality of Celtic Christianity is increasingly elusive as claims made about it become exaggerated. The purpose of this course is to situate the Celtic Christian experience of the spiritual in the context of its development in Ireland between the 5th and the 12th centuries. Topics addressed include the transition from pagan to Christian, monasticism, creativity and art, prayer, scripture, and evangelism. Attention is also given to the pattern of revivals over the centuries and connections between postmodernism and the Celtic tradition. Discussion forums, short papers.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 04/16 · Ends: 05/25
Instructors: Thomas P. Power
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  April 26, 2012

Courses Beginning on 4/17

SAB1003HF  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

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

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

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

Courses Beginning on 4/18

SAP2545HF  L0101

Practicum in Pastoral Counselling

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

Pastoral Counselling for the non-professional counsellor engaged in ministry. The goals of the course include acquiring basic counselling skills, developing awareness of counter-transference and exploring how to refer to other professionals. Class format includes lectures and peer counselling. Requirements include: reflection papers, referral project and a taped counselling session. Attendance and participation are mandatory.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: 04/18 · Ends: 05/30
Schedule Notes: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.: Wed., April 18, Mon., April 23, Mon., April 30, Wed., May 9, Mon., May 14, Wed., May 23, Mon., May 28, Wed., May 30
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes:   Registration Deadline: April 11, 2012   Payment Deadline:       April 27, 2012 Withdrawal Deadline:  May 1, 2012

Courses Beginning on 4/21

SAP2471HF  L0101

The Psychology of Faith Development

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough 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: Irregular · Begins: 04/21 · Ends: 05/26
Schedule Notes: Sat. April 21 9 am - 4 pm, Wed. Apr. 25 7 - 9 pm, Sat. Apr. 28  9 am - 4 pm, Wed. May 2  7 - 9 pm, Wed. May 16  7 - 9 pm, & Sat. May 26  9 am - 4 pm
Instructors: John Yake
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: April 13, 2012 Payment Deadline:       April 27, 2012 Withdrawal Deadline:  April 25, 2012

Courses Beginning on 4/23

WYP2623HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/04/16

Urban Poverty and Development

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

Reviews the challenges faced by urban development facilitators today.  Engages urbanisation and migration across the planet (especially the global South), the data on urban poverty, and today’s blurring of rural and urban into a continuous, dynamic rural-urban continuum.  Looks at the role of NGOs, churches and other partners in working with the urban poor, and reviews a range of urban community-based development approaches.   Also considers the five types of urban communities, the “new physics” of urban engagement, local partnering and multi-stakeholder processes.  Students will engage in an overview of possible approaches to urban theology and mission. Course methodology includes a range of participatory activities, multi-media, mini-projects, reading, lectures, a street outing.  Evaluation includes papers, projects, participation. Pre-course assignment. See syllabus for details.

Schedule: 09:00 to 15:00 · Begins: 04/23 · Ends: 04/27
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, April 23-27
Instructors: David Kupp
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: April 24th
SMP3415HF  L0101

Approaches to Multicultural Religious Education

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

 The course will examine different approaches to multicultural religious education in churches, faith-based schools and other pastoral contexts. It will also consider the implications and challenges of different public policies in Canada on multiculturalism and equity in diverse ministerial settings especially in separate school boards. One of the important goals of this course is to help students to acquire cultural proficiency and cultural intelligence and other skills needed to function effectively in a pluralistic society. Students will be led to a deeper appreciation of diversity and acquire tools to interact, and communicate with people from diverse backgrounds. The course will creatively identify healthy and hopeful approaches for teaching and ministry in a multicultural context in which cultures, races, genders and religions are embraced as potentially powerful and transformative variables in the process of evangelization.
Teaching method: Weekly lectures and tutorials; quantitative and qualitative approaches in cross-cultural learning, assigned weekly reading, focused group discussion, and seminars. Means of evaluation:
Class participation: 10%; Book Review: 20%; Reflection Paper: 20%; Seminar Presentation: 20%; Final Integration Paper: 30%

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 04/23 · Ends: 05/23
Schedule Notes: April 23 to May 23
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add or drop the course - April 30, 2012.
Additional Notes: Nine bi-weekly meetings.
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

Courses Beginning on 4/24

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.
SMB1501HF  L0101

Introduction to the New Testament

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

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

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

Courses Beginning on 4/30

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
TRH2253HF  L6101

Modern Atheism

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Online Course

This introductory course surveys the history of atheism and secularization from the mid-eighteenth-century Western European Enlightenment to the present. We will not only read selections from some of the most important English, Scottish, German, and American atheists, agnostics, and rationalists of the period, but also examine and discuss how contemporary political and social thought contributed to the rise of secular thought and gradual decline in theological orthodoxy. The course will demonstrate how the writings of atheists and theological rationalists have always been predicated on significant intellectual and emotional tensions between orthodox Christianity and contemporary culture. Participation, research summary, book report, online final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 04/30 · Ends: 06/11
Schedule Notes: Mondays and Wednesdays - April 30 to June 11
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  May 7, 2012
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
SAH2224HF  L6101

20th Century Church History, 1900-1960

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Online Course

Sketches 4 major cultural challenges facing the pre-Vatican Church, 1900-1960.Explores various individual attempts to find creative solutions to these problems, as well as the main official responses from the Magisterium. Lecture-Seminars and readings. Weekly email questions, three 2-page papers and final exam [take-home].

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 04/30 · Ends: 07/23
Instructors: Janine Langan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: April 23, 2012     Payment Deadline: April 27, 2012 Withdrawal Deadline: May 21, 2012
SAB1003HF  L6101

Introduction to the Old Testament

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

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

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

Courses Beginning on 5/01

WYP2272HF  L0101

Spiritual Formation in the Gospel of Mark

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  New Course · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

This course is intended to open multiple avenues of spiritual growth and formation through a dedicated study of the first half of the gospel of Mark. Student participants will participate in 14 two and a half hour studies over the course of 7 days. These studies will consist of an individual study component, a small group discussion and a large group discussion with application. Topics covered include: the authority of Jesus, fear versus faith, the secret of the kingdom of God, conflict, questions of what true unbelief is, and the identity of Jesus. Teaching methods: Pre-course Reading & Writing assignment; Class participation in Inductive scripture study; Communal living arrangement (Glendon College at a cost of $450); Journalling; Post-course reflection and summation in final paper. Means of evaluation: Pre course reading assignments with paper; course participation and reflective journaling and final summative paper.

Schedule: · Begins: 05/01 · Ends: 05/07
Schedule Notes: Tuesday, May 1 through Monday, May 7
Instructors: Alan W. Anderson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: May 2nd
Additional Notes: Location: Glendon College
TRH2210HF  L6101 · Cancelled on 2012/04/25

History of Christianity III (1648-present)

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Online Course

This introductory course examines the history of Christianity from the Peace of Westphalia (1648) to the end of the twentieth century. As will be demonstrated throughout the course, the major catalyst for change has been, and continues to be, the constant tension between the inherently static nature of the historic Church and the forces of modernity. Throughout the course we will see how modern culture, which includes but is not limited to, contemporary politics, philosophy, literature, and painting, exercised an overwhelming influence on the development of eighteenth-century, nineteenth-century, and twentieth-century Christianity. Two short research summaries submitted online (40%), participation (20%), final exam submitted online (40%)

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/01 · Ends: 06/11
Schedule Notes: Tuesdays and Thursdays - May 1 - June 11
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  May 10, 2012

Courses Beginning on 5/02

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
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

Courses Beginning on 5/03

EMP3539HF  L0101

Group Process in Pastoral Counselling & Marriage/Family Therapy

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

This course will examine systematic theoretical and experiential factors within family and small group contexts.  There will be a focus on developmental processes, power dynamics, leadership influences and conflict resolution.  Attention will be given to group dynamics within nuclear and extended families as well as in societal and ministry settings  The learning group will function as a laboratory in which systematic issues and themes related to group process are experienced and examined. Evaluation will be based on class participation, group facilitation assignment and two written assignments.

AD students enrol in EMP6539HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:30 to 15:30 · Begins: 05/03 · Ends: 05/24
Schedule Notes: Last day to register: April 13 / Last day to drop: May 10
Instructors: Lawrence A. Beech
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Practicum
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10

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TRP2134HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/04/10

Shaping Space for Worship

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

Examination of the interaction between Theology and Architecture. Exploration of space as a medium of expression. Analysis of the structures inherent in worship and their relation to archetypal building plans. Assisting a congregation to adopt and live its mission.  Presentations and analyses. Assessments and re-planning of individual places of worship.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 1000 to 1600 · Begins: 05/03 · Ends: 05/24
Schedule Notes: May 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 and 24 - - 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Gerald Robinson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 6 · Max: 30
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  May 8, 2012
Additional Notes: Site visits to 8 places of worship are included in the schedule. Location:  Seeley Hall (except May 8:  Junior Common Room)  , Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Avenue
EMP6539HF  L0101

Group Process in Pastoral Counselling and Marriage/Family Therapy

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

This course will examine systematic theoretical and experiential factors within family and small group contexts.  There will be a focus on developmental processes, power dynamics, leadership influences and conflict resolution.  Attention will be given to group dynamics within nuclear and extended families as well as in societal and ministry settings  The learning group will function as a laboratory in which systematic issues and themes related to group process are experienced and examined. Evaluation will be based on class participation, group facilitation assignment and two written assignments.

 

Basic Degree students enrol in EMP3539HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:30 to 15:30 · Begins: 05/03 · Ends: 05/24
Schedule Notes: Last day to register: April 13 / Last day to drop: May 10
Instructors: Lawrence A. Beech
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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Courses Beginning on 5/04

EMP2206HF  L0101

Ministry without Prayer?

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

We all know we should pray! However, an intentional prayer life is difficult to maintain under the strain of student or church life. In addition, many in the pulpit and pew feel inadequate in the practice and question the efficacy of prayer. This course offers an exploration of the "theory," but mainly the "practice" of prayer as it relates to the life of clergy and their parishioners. Classes will include lectures; experiential learning; individual, group reflection and conversations. Course requirements: attendance and class participation 10%; Integrative paper on Prayer journal 30%; two short papers 60%; possible class presentation.  Attendance at all four class days is mandatory for a passing grade.

Schedule: Friday, 10:00 to 17:00 · Begins: 05/04 · Ends: 06/01
Schedule Notes: May 4, 11, 25 & June 1
Instructors: Anne L. Simmonds
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Practicum
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 16
Additional Notes: Last day to register: April 13 / Last day to drop: May 10

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Courses Beginning on 5/07

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
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
TRH1010HF  L0101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

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

From the subapostolic age to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam. Attendance at lectures, participation in discussions, one book review, final exam (part multiple choice and part synoptic essay) In lieu of a final exam, an academic paper on a topic agreed to by the instructor may be submitted within the month following the course's end.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 05/07 · Ends: 05/17
Schedule Notes: Monday - Friday (Week 1); Monday - Thursday (Week 2)
Instructors: Robert Black
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  May 9, 2012
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building, room 213
RGP6248YF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/04/18

Retreat in Everyday Life

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

Secondary Practicum in Spiritual Direction: A two-week intensive course consisting of integration of theory and practice of spiritual direction. A model of non-residential Retreat in Everyday Life is used for this practicum. The course is the second phase of the Regis College Spiritual Direction Program. Discernment paper. Pass/Fail course. Prerequisites: RGP3661HY; 8-day directed retreat, RGP3687H, and RGP3688H. Restricted to students enrolled in Diploma in Spiritual Direction at Regis College.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3248YF.

Schedule: 09:00 to 17:00 · Begins: 05/07 · Ends: 05/18
Schedule Notes: Mondays through Fridays. May 7-11, 14-18
Instructors: TBA
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (2 AD, 14 BD)
Additional Notes: Last day to add: April 30
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.

Courses Beginning on 5/09

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
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

Courses Beginning on 5/12

SAH3473HF  L4101 · Cancelled on 2012/05/07

Issues in Catholic Education in Ontario

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · St. Augustine's Aurora Site

This course provides an historical analysis of the evolution of Catholic elementary and secondary schools in Ontario, from the 1830's to the present. In addition students will study the development separate school boards and legislation.

Schedule: Saturday, 09:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 05/12 · Ends: 06/23
Instructors: Robert Dixon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes:   Registration Deadline: May 7, 2012   Payment Deadline:       May 14, 2012 Withdrawal Deadline:  June 4, 2012

Courses Beginning on 5/14

RGB2263HF  L0101

The Psalms

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

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

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

Courses Beginning on 5/15

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

Courses Beginning on 5/22

TRP2665HF  L0101

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

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · 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: Tuesday, Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 05/22 · Ends: 06/21
Instructors: Walter Deller
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  May 29, 2012
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building, room 200

Courses Beginning on 5/23

TRB1007HF  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

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

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

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

Courses Beginning on 5/26

RGP2051HF  L0101

Group Spiritual Direction: Together Sharing the Journey

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

Explores the theory and practice of group spiritual direction through readings, participation in a process of group spiritual direction and discussions. Through participation in a contemplative process participants willl explore how small groups are a good way for people to begin spiritual direction. Lecture, discussion in a group process of spiritual direction, short reflection papers. Attendance and participation mandatory. Pass/Fail.

Schedule: Saturday, 09:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 05/26 · Ends: 06/16
Schedule Notes: Saturdays, May 26; June 2, 9, 16
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add: 2012 May 26;  Last day to drop: 2012 June 2
TRP2871HF  L0101

We the Story Tellers: Blending God's Story with our Stories Dramatically

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

Improvisation, theatre games, mask, mime and voice work as a basis for acting and story telling in faith communities; brief histories of liturgical drama; telling and exegesis of the Story in a society that is becoming biblically illiterate; finding creative ways to present individual gospels. Evaluation: Presentation of 10-minute performance piece; written report. (Academic mentor: David Neelands)

Schedule: Saturday, 09:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 05/26 · Ends: 06/23
Instructors: Sally Wotton
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  May 26, 2012
Additional Notes: Location:  First class (May 26) in Seeley Hall, Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Avenue;  all other classes in Cartwright Hall, St. Hilda's, 44 Devonshire Place

Courses Beginning on 5/28

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
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
KNP1443HF  L0101

Human Growth & Spiritual Journey

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

Exploration of various theories of human development, stages of human growth, lifespan spiritual journey in correlation to human growth, implications for Christian ministry, and reflections of one's own lifespan on theories of human growth and spiritual journey. Basic course for education and ministry. Lectures. Group presentation, discussion, class participation, critical reflection paper, final paper.

Schedule: 09:30 to 12:30 · Begins: 05/28 · Ends: 06/08
Instructors: Nam Soon Song
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Date:  May 30
EMB2931HF  L0101

Galatians in the History of Interpretation

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

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

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

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TRP2810HF  L6101

Ministry and Technology

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Online Course

Is it legitimate to use technology to communicate the gospel? Explores the function and use of the tools of technology in the varied ministry of the church. Asks critical questions about technology and its use. In the context of addressing issues such as virtual community, media arts and worship, internet-based ministry, Christian education and youth ministry, and spirituality online, the course seeks to equip students with skills in this new area of ministry. Discussion forums, online projects, reflections paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/28 · Ends: 07/08
Instructors: Thomas P. Power
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  June 7, 2012
WYB1009HY  L6101

Introduction to the Old Testament II

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

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

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

Courses Beginning on 5/31

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.

Courses Beginning on 6/04

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.
SMH3058HS  L0101

Early Christian Art

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

This course critically reviews early Christian and Byzantine art from the 2nd to 6th century. Its fundamental idea is that early Christian art emerged and evolved as manifestations of the faith's conversation with its changing cultural contexts. Students will learn to critically engage the role theology, ecclesiology, socio-economics, and politics have in Christian art, with a special emphasis on church/ worship architecture as innovative art. The course will use a multi-media format including lectures, readings, seminar presentations and discussions, site visits, and a major essay. Means of evaluation- one 10- 15 pages research essay (60%) and participation in class (40%).

Schedule: 18:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 06/04 · Ends: 07/04
Schedule Notes: Nine bi-weekly three hour meetings.  June 4,6,11,13,18,20,25,27; July 4. 
Instructors: David H. Pereyra
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 12
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add or drop the course - June 11, 2012.

Courses Beginning on 6/05

RGP3564HF  L0101

Professional Ethics in Counselling

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

This course will examine the principle themes and issues impacting professionals in pastoral care and counselling and marriage and family therapy who are currently working in a variety of agency, institutional, or private practice settings. A number of codes of ethical practice will be studied and compared, such as the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC, formerly CAPPE), the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT/OAMFT), and the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). The main purpose of the course will be to foster a deepening sense of the essential nature of ethical reflection, conduct, and accountability to clients and professional associations through lectures, case discussions, and shared reflections on video materials. Evaluation: class participation, alternating weekly reflection papers and online quizzes, major paper.

This course has been pre-approved by the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) as fulfilling the ethics requirement for certification programs in Supervised Pastoral Education Certification (CPE & PCE).

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 09:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 06/05 · Ends: 06/28
Schedule Notes: 2012 June 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
Instructors: Desmond Buhagar
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: Last day to add: 2012 June 12;  Last day to drop: 2012 June 19
RGP6564HF  L0101

Professional Ethics in Counselling

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

This course will examine the principle themes and issues impacting professionals in pastoral care and counselling and marriage and family therapy who are currently working in a variety of agency, institutional, or private practice settings. A number of codes of ethical practice will be studied and compared, such as the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC, formerly CAPPE), the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT/OAMFT), and the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). The main purpose of the course will be to foster a deepening sense of the essential nature of ethical reflection, conduct, and accountability to clients and professional associations through lectures, case discussions, and shared reflections on video materials. Evaluation: class participation, alternating weekly reflection papers and online quizzes, major paper.

This course has been pre-approved by the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) as fulfilling the ethics requirement for certification programs in Supervised Pastoral Education Certification (CPE & PCE).

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3564HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 06/05 · Ends: 06/28
Schedule Notes: 2012 June 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
Instructors: Desmond Buhagar
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: Last day to add: 2012 June 12;  Last day to drop: 2012 June 19

Courses Beginning on 6/07

TRH2459HY  L0101

Old Testament: the Orthodox/Eastern Christian Understanding

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

Evaluation of the possibility of interaction or dialogue between Orthodox theoria-reading, which understands the OT eschatologically in reference to the new, and modern Western historical-critical approached to reading the OT text. Short theological-exegetical exercise; longer essay. Recommended preparation TRT2110H.

Schedule: Monday, Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00 · Begins: 06/07 · Ends: 07/19
Schedule Notes: Mondays and Thursdays from June 7th to July 19th
Instructors: Richard Schneider
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
Additional Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  June 14, 2012  

Courses Beginning on 6/11

TRP2443HF  L4101

Beyond Religious Education: Implications of the Spirituality of Children for Theory and Practice

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

This course will explore recent developments around the spirituality of children, and the theology of childhood as a means of reshaping and revitalizing the practice of ministry with children. Participants will discover how to be companions with children on their spiritual journey. Participants will also be trained in the Godly Play method of being with children, and upon completion will be accredited storytellers by Godly Play Canada. The course will consist of lectures, small group work, tutorials, and required reading. Participants will be evaluated on class participation, a book report, a research paper, and the learning and telling of a Godly Play story.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 06/11 · Ends: 06/15
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, June 11-15
Instructors: Andrew J. Sheldon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  June 11, 2012
Additional Notes: The course will take place at All Saints Kingsway, 2850 Bloor St W, Toronto.
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

Courses Beginning on 6/12

TRH2754HY  L6101 · Cancelled on 2012/04/24

Transcendentalism

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  New Course · Online Course

This introductory course examines how the early to mid-nineteenth-century Transcendentalist movement in the United States influenced contemporary religious, social, and literary thought through the lives and writings of prominent New England literati such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller. As well, to better understand the origins of the American Transcendentalist movement we will survey Transcendentalist thought in late eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century England, Germany, and France. Two short research summaries submitted online (40%), participation (20%), final exam submitted online (40%).

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 06/12 · Ends: 07/23
Schedule Notes: Tuesdays and Thursdays -  June 12 to July 23
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  June 19, 2012

Courses Beginning on 6/26

SMP3713HS  L0101

Theories of Leadership and Christian Praxis

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

Examination of different theories of leadership concentrating on four models (transformational leadership, authentic leadership, collegial leadership, and servant leadership). It will explore the strengths and weaknesses of each model and how to apply them to Christian praxis. The course will also teach students how to formulate and sustain organizational vision and mission. The goal of the course is to help students develop leadership and management skills needed in different pastoral, educational, and ministerial settings. As a course in practical theology, the course will help students to develop some creative approaches to leadership needed for building effective and dynamic faith communities with clearly defined realistic goals. It will also offer students the needed leadership qualities for realizing organizational mission through collaborative, co-operative, and participatory practices.  This is a course in Christian discipleship and stewardship using tools from theology and the social sciences.
Teaching methods: Lectures, tutorials, seminars, weekly readings, field research.
Means of evaluation: Class participation (10%), reflection paper (20%), seminar presentation (30%), final report from field work within a chosen pastoral, educational, or professional setting (40%).

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 06/26 · Ends: 08/21
Schedule Notes: 9 weekly 3-hour meetings on Tuesdays
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add or drop the course - July 10, 2012.

Courses Beginning on 7/01

TRH2455HS  L4101 · Cancelled on 2012/06/15

Orthodox Pastoralia 2: 1300 - present

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

Residential course on modern Orthodox/Eastern Christian spirituality. Study of major spiritual movements, figures and writings, with emphasis on the 20th century. Themes include the “Philokalic” and hesychastic revival beginning in the late 18th century, the Jesus Prayer, spiritual guidance, monastic renewal, liturgical spirituality, spirituality in times of revolution, persecution and exile, and spirituality in a secular environment. May be taken for degree credit or audited.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday · Begins: 07/01 · Ends: 07/14
Schedule Notes: Weekdays for two weeks
Instructors: Paul Ladouceur
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 4 · Max: 8 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  June 22, 2012
Additional Notes: Off-campus in retreat house.  Additional residential fee of $850.00.  Please see attached material.

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Courses Beginning on 7/03

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.
SMP3431HS  L0101

Religious Education of Adults: Challenging and Nurturing Faith in the Adult Years

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course deals with the issues of faith and adulthood; discipleship and responsibility for one’s faith. Their relationship will be explored from cultural, sociological, ethical, religious and theological perspectives. Particular attention will be given to the venues and models of adult religious education. The course emphasizes the practice of adult religious education and the skills needed for effective design, process, and evaluation of programmes for adult  religious education.

 

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1300 to 1600 · Begins: 07/03 · Ends: 07/13
Instructors: Richard Shields
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 12
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add or drop the course - July 5, 2012

Courses Beginning on 7/09

SMP2735HS  L0101

Catholic Leadership - Canonical

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Following an introduction to the historical development and function of canon law, the course will focus on those portions of canon law that deal with the obligations and rights of the faithful as well as Catholic institutions providing education, social services or healthcare.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:00 to 17:00 · Begins: 07/09 · Ends: 07/13
Schedule Notes: 5 Daily Classes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a break between noon and 2 p.m.
Instructors: Frank Morrissey, OMI
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 12
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add or drop the course - July 11, 2012.

Courses Beginning on 7/16

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.
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

Courses Beginning on 8/07

SMP3488HS  L0101

Teaching Scripture in Light of Nostra Aetate

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

This is a course on teaching teachers to teach New Testament texts in light of the new paradigm change initiated by the publication of Nostra Aetate. Since the close of the Vatican Council in 1965, the Church has proclaimed that the covenant of God with the Jewish people has "never been revoked" (cf. John Paull II, 1980; Romans 11:29), and that the Jews "still remain most dear to God" (Nostra Aetate, #4).  Evaluation: One book report (20%); one synthetic essay (40%); participation in class (20%); presentation (20%). 

AD students enrol in SMP6488HS.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1300 to 1600 · Begins: 08/07 · Ends: 08/17
Instructors: Maureena Fritz
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 12
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add or drop the course - August 9, 2012
SMP6488HS  L0101

Teaching Scripture in Light of Nostra Aetate

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

This is a course on teaching teachers to teach New Testament texts in light of the new paradigm change initiated by the publication of Nostra Aetate. Since the close of the Vatican Council in 1965, the Church has proclaimed that the covenant of God with the Jewish people has "never been revoked" (cf. John Paull II, 1980; Romans 11:29), and that the Jews "still remain most dear to God" (Nostra Aetate, #4).  Evaluation: One book report (20%); one synthetic essay (40%); participation in class (20%); presentation (20%). 

Basic Degree students enrol in SMP3488HS.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1300 to 1600 · Begins: 08/07 · Ends: 08/17
Instructors: Maureena Fritz
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add or drop the course - August 9, 2012

Courses Beginning on 8/19

TRP2663HS  L4101

Shalom, Justice and Community

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

Students will participate in Justice Camp, a five-day adult, residential learning experience during which they will develop their knowledge of and skills for community development and social justice ministries.  Camp will use a wide array of learning methods: plenary workshops; panel discussion; immersion experiences including site visits, interpersonal encounters, hands-on activities, participants’ presentations; corporate worship; bible study and personal and small group spiritual reflection.  Students will take part in one stream of immersion experiences focussed on one aspect of social justice. In addition to participation as campers, students will write and submit two short papers: a theoretical engagement with an assigned text and a personal integration paper.  Register for camp at www.justicecamp.ca; for the TST course, please email divinity@trinity.utoronto.ca

Schedule: · Begins: 08/19 · Ends: 08/24
Schedule Notes: August 19-24
Instructors: Sylvia Keesmaat
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 80
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  August 9, 2012
Additional Notes: Early registration deadline is:  May 1, 2012 and the final deadline for registration is:  August 9, 2012. The fee for Justice Camp is $375 and includes accommodation, food and programming costs.  Travel is not included. Please contact divinity@trinity.utoronto.ca if you want to register for the course.

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Courses Beginning on 8/20

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.
WYP2551HS  L0101

Counselling Adolescents and Their Families

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will strive to equip students to understand adolescent issues at a deeper level and to respond in a way that truly promotes health and wholeness. Class time will be built around lectures supplemented by case study evaluations, group discussions and media critiques. Students will be evaluated on the basis of reading reports, a real-life adolescent profile and the development of a parent workshop as a final summary project. Issues such as eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, suicide and anxiety will be discussed. Youth workers, teachers, parents, pastors and counsellors will benefit from this practical class as it explores the importance of hope in caregiving relationships. NOTE: Pre-course assignment due on first day of class. See syllabus on Wycliffe website.

Schedule: 09:00 to 15:00 · Begins: 08/20 · Ends: 08/24
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, August 20-24
Instructors: Marv Penner
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: August 21st

Courses Beginning on 8/27

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
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

Courses Beginning on /

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
TRH2641HF  L4101 · Cancelled on 2011/08/04

Israel-Sinai, People, Story, Land

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Israel Site

On-site study of Israel and the Sinai, studying the people, the story and the land of Israel and the Sinai as it can be known by history, archeology, anthropology, liturgy, and social study.

To be offered in 2013.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
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

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Course Listings by Starting Date: Summer of 2012

Course Listings by Starting Date: Summer of 2012