Biblical Courses for the 2010 Summer Session

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Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
WYB1008HY  L6101

Introduction to the Old Testament I

Offered in Summer 2010  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2009 · Online Course

Introduction to Old Testament literature and history (Genesis-Kings) with emphasis on application within the church. The course consists of online written lectures with class participation through discussion forums. Readings, written assignments and final paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 06/28 · Ends: 08/06
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline: July 9
SAB1081HF  L6101

New Testament Hermeneutics

Offered in Summer 2010  ·  New Course · Online Course

Survey of New Testament world, authors, theologies. Introduction to the historical-critical and other methods of exegesis. Focus on the relation of hermeneutic to Christian Theological traditions; determining the senses of Scripture, the intent of the author, the structures in the texts; stance of the reader. Lecture/Discussion; paper; mid-term and final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/03 · Ends: 07/23
Schedule Notes: Course begins May 3 and ends July 23rd
Instructors: Francis G. Carpinelli
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: May 24
WYB1501HY  L6101

From the Gospels to the Gospels

Offered in Summer 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An introduction to the four Gospels in their social, historical and theological setting. We will study the Gospels within a two-dimensional framework: social history (the origin and development of Christianiaty as a distinct social entity); and literature ( the formation of the Gospels, their literary form and texture, and their character as "gospel"). Weekly lectures, compulsory tutorial (Thurs. 12-1 pm); assigned papers; final exam or integrative paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 06/21 · Ends: 08/12
Instructors: Allan Loder
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: July 9
KNB1513YF  L0101

New Testament Greek

Offered in Summer 2010  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will introduce students to the basic grammar, syntax, and pronunciation, of Greek.  Students will build a basic working vocabulary, and apply this knowledge to a reading, John 1-6 and the Lord's Prayer.  Lecture.  Quizzes; final exam.

Schedule: 9:30 to 12:30 · Begins: 05/03 · Ends: 06/17
Schedule Notes: Mondays through Thursdays
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal date:  May 7
2000 Level Courses
EMB2004HF  L0101

Old Testament II

Offered in Summer 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The focus of the course for 2010 will be on that part of the Hebrew Bible called “Wisdom literature.”  After a consideration of the nature of Hebrew poetry as a vehicle for expression, we will examine the books of Job and Ben Sira (Sirach) in greater depth.  A major theme of the course will be the understanding of creation as a locus for speaking about divine revelation, understood differently in the various wisdom traditions.  Lectures and discussion.  Short written assignments during the course and a final paper.  Prerequisite: Old Testament I or equivalent.

Students are expected to read and respond to the books of Proverbs, Job, and Sirach before the beginning of the course.  After enrolment, see the on-line draft course outline for further details.

 

Schedule: 9:30 to 1:00 · Begins: 05/25 · Ends: 06/04
Schedule Notes: Tuesday through Friday
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: May 7, 2010 / Withdrawal Deadline: May 27, 2010

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SMB2013YY  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/05/15

Biblical Hebrew

Offered in Summer 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course presents the student with the basics of the Biblical Hebrew language, known as "Classical Biblical Hebrew," which is represented in the narrative texts of the Old Testament. The interactive lessons, offered as PowerPoint presentations and supported by other software help, will combine the explanation of the new material: necessary grammar and vocabulary (instructor, 70%), and the practice of pronunciation, reading and translation of the proposed texts (students, 30%).

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 09:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 06/21 · Ends: 08/04
Schedule Notes: June 21 to August 4 (No classes on July 2 and August 2)
Instructors:
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits · Min: 8
WYB2314HF  L0101

Bad Boys and Bad Girls in the Old Testament: Studies in Scriptural Biography

Offered in Summer 2010  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine how major characters in the Old Testament have been read, interpreted and proclaimed from the 19th Century through to today. Special attention will be given to Adam and Eve, Sarah, Abraham and Hagar, Lot, Lot's wife and daughters, Moses and Miriam, Rahab, Samson and Delilah, the Levite and the concubine, David and his women, Ahaz and Jezebel, Vashti and Ahasuerus, and images of "bad girls and boys". We will ask questions about how we read and interpret texts and how biblical stories can be used in the church today. The course will consist of lectures and small group discussions. Evaluation is based on class participation (20%), a book report due the first day (30%) and a final paper or project.

 Note: pre-course assignment due on first day of class. See syllabus on website (wycliffecollege.ca) for info.

Schedule: 9:00 to 15:30 · Begins: 04/19 · Ends: 04/23
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: April 20
EMB2621HF  L0101

Jesus in Parable

Offered in Summer 2010  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will engage Jesus' parables as both first century texts and Christian scripture. Special attention will be paid to the social and economic scripts which the parables presuppose and the world(s) (new and not so new) which the parables attempt to realize.  We will read the biblical text carefully, engage critically the questions of scholarship and aspire to foster careful and creative voices of interpretation. Lectures, small group discussion. Participation, summary papers and a final paper.

 

Schedule: 9:00 to 12:15 · Begins: 06/07 · Ends: 06/17
Schedule Notes: Mondays through Thursdays
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: May 14; Withdrawal Deadline: June 9

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EMB2622HS  L0101

Jesus and Miracle

Offered in Summer 2010  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine the miracle tradition of the New Testament and especially the Gospel of Mark as a scriptural memory of Jesus.  To this end we will engage Mark's miracle stories in the literary context of the Gospel. We will also consider the various interpretive commitments we bring to these texts in order to practie readings which are equally self-conscious and life-giving. Class participation, two short written assignments and one final paper.

Schedule: 9:00 to 12:15 · Begins: 07/05 · Ends: 07/15
Schedule Notes: Mondays through Thursdays
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: June 18; Withdrawal Deadline: July 7

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WYB2660HF  L6101 · Cancelled on 2010/02/04

Who is Jesus? (NT II)

Offered in Summer 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An introduction to the content of a portion of the New Testament: 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 Corinthians, Galatians, Romans, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Peter, Hebrews and Revelation.  The guiding question of the course is ‘Who is Jesus?’. Discussion forums. Evaluation: participation, exegetical papers. Prerequisite: WYB1501 or equivalent.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/03 · Ends: 06/25
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB2673HF  L0101

Gospel of John

Offered in Summer 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

John offers a contemplative and summary Gospel for those who have already journeyed through the earlier stages of Christian experience. This course will consider the distinctive theological and literary character of the Gospel of John with special attention to the evangelist's creative reshaping of tradition in response to the circumstances of the church at the end of the first century. The social and ecclesial situation in which the fourth gospel was written will provide the context in which to locate the theological, pastoral and rhetorical strategies used by the evangelist. Weekly assignments, final paper, class preparation and participation. Prerequisite: SMB 1501 (or equivalent).

Schedule: 09:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 06/28 · Ends: 07/09
Schedule Notes: June 28, 29, 30, July 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 12
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Last day to withdraw: June 30, 2010.
EMB2903HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/04/22

Bible and Qur'an: Approaches to Scriptural Intertextuality

Offered in Summer 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is an introduction to the Qur'an and will focus on how scholars have read its relationship to the Bible.  Medieval and modern approaches to the Qur'an's "Biblical" material will be examined, as in the works of Tabari, Ibn Kathir, Abraham Geiger, W. St. Clair Tisdall, Angelika Neuwirth and others.  Students will learn the difference between author- and reader-oriented approaches, influence theory and intertextuality, and how different presuppositions can impact how the relationship between the texts is read.  Focused study sessions will allow students to explore short primary texts in translation.  Knowledge of Arabic, Hebrew and other primary languages is neither expected nor required.  Lectures, test, papers.

Schedule: Monday, Thursday, 09:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 05/27 · Ends: 06/21
Schedule Notes: May 27 - June 21
Instructors: Nevin Reda
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: May 7, 2010 / Withdrawal Deadline: June 3, 2010

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3000 Level Courses
EMB3272HF  L0101

Exegesis and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible: Song of Songs

Offered in Summer 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will explore the Song of Songs’ Text, and a wide range of interpretive approaches applied to it.  Its goal is for participants to become more attuned to the sophisticated and dynamic details of the Song’s Text itself; allowing for the subsequent identification of the various factors engaged within each methodology encountered.  The findings of each interpretive endeavour in light of the Song’s unaltered Text, then, will be reviewed and evaluated.  A level one introductory course to Hebrew Bible/Old Testament required.  Daily lectures and discussion; mid-week presentation, final research paper, class participation.

Schedule: 09:00 to 17:00 · Begins: 05/03 · Ends: 05/07
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, May 3-7; no class Wednesday afternoon
Instructors: Jennifer Pfenniger
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Additional Notes: Registration Deadline: April 19 / Withdrawal Deadline: May 4

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SMB3372HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/05/15

The Messiah in the Hebrew Bible

Offered in Summer 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course focuses on the picture of Messiah as it develops in the Hebrew Bible. The starting point of the discussion will be the 39 occurrences of the Hebrew noun māšîah and its meaning in the immediate context of the biblical passages. Also other Hebrew Bible Passages will be discussed, that are often regarded as the background of the term Messiah (Gen 3,15; 9,25-27; 12,1-3; 49,8-12; Num 24,15-19; Deu 18,15-18). In a third step, we will analyze the Old Testament Passages that reveal a developing understanding of the Davidic dynasty. The last step will point to the role of Daniel 9,25-26 in the emergence of messianism. The course will be organized in lectures and presented as PowerPoint presentations; research essay and final exam.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 13:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 07/05 · Ends: 07/15
Schedule Notes: 9 Meetings: July 5-15, Mon-Fri, 13:00-16:00
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Enrollment Notes: Last day to withdraw: July 7, 2010.
5000 Level Courses
EMB5347HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/06/17

Wisdom in 2nd Temple Judaism

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

This course treats either books (Job, Sirach, Ecclesiastes, Wisdom of Solomon) or thematic aspects (creation, prayer, eschatology) of the sapiential tradition as it evolved in the period 538 BCE - 70 CE with an eye to the relationship of these books to the broader swath of sapiential textual traditions of the era, including the instruction literature from Qumran. In 2010, the focus will be Ben Sira, with attention to the significance of textual variants in the manuscript traditions for our understanding of the formation of the Bible. Course will be a seminar. Seminar participation, seminar presentations, major paper.

Schedule: 0:00 to 0:00
Schedule Notes: Dates and times to be confirmed
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 15
Pastoral Theology Crosslisted Courses
SMP3407HS  L4101

Arch & Bib Spiritual

Offered in Summer 2010  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2009 · Israel Site

Designed to enable students to teach and preach using insights drawn from Land of Israel in Scripture and Tradition. Lectures, audiovisual presentations, site visits. Evaluation based on pre-assigned readings, participation, paper upon returning to Canada, written or oral exam. (Israel)

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Darren Dias
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical
Enrollment Notes: Registration closed, the course is full.
Theological Crosslisted Courses
SMT3893HS  L4101

Biblical Personalities in Midrash Aggada

Offered in Summer 2010  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2007 · Israel Site

Continuities and transformation of biblical figures in rabbinic exegesis; biblical tracings and the midrashic imagination; an analysis of surface and substratum hermeneutics in the rabbinic reading of scripture; the rhetoric and theology of midrash. Primary texts from Scripture, Talmud, & Midrash will be analyzed. Readings, review quiz, lectures, written or oral examination. For Religious Education Credit register in SMP 3498H or 6498H.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Darren Dias
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical
Enrollment Notes: Interested students may contact Professor Darren Dias, O.P. via email at darren.dias@utoronto.ca for more information. The course is NOT open on ROSI, registration can only be made through the Student Services Officer of University of St. Michael's College (email: usmctheology.registrar@utoronto.ca).

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