Biblical Courses for the 2011 Fall Session

Course Listings by Level

1000 Level Courses
EMB1003HF  L0101

Old Testament I

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to modern historical criticism of the Old Testament, with special attention given to the formation of scripture from ancient traditions and its implications for history of Jewish and Christian interpretation. Short papers and a final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNB1006HF  L0101

Introduction to Old Testament

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course presents an overview of the Hebrew canon and explores the content, theological themes, and canonical shaping of selected books. Students will be introduced to the history of interpretation, including dominant critical issues relating to the Old Testament. Additional emphasis will be on interpreting this material as Scripture of the Church. Lecture. Short exercises, mid-term exam, final paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB1007HF  L0102

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A survey of the religious traditions of ancient Israel as they are reflected in the diverse types of literature found in the First Testament, with emphasis on their historical development and their relevance for contemporary ministry. Topics to be considered include: Israelite origins, settlement of the land, social structures, the monarchy, prophecy, the exile and return. Weekly lectures and discussion, plus mandatory one-hour tutorial; research papers, application paper, class participation.

Schedule: Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes:
SMB1007HF  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A survey of the religious traditions of ancient Israel as they are reflected in the diverse types of literature found in the First Testament, with emphasis on their historical development and their relevance for contemporary ministry. Topics to be considered include: Israelite origins, settlement of the land, social structures, the monarchy, prophecy, the exile and return. Weekly lectures and discussion, plus mandatory one-hour tutorial; research papers, application paper, class participation.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes:
WYB1008HF  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament I

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB1008HF  L6101

Introduction to the Old Testament I

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAB1081HF  L6101

Introduction to the New Testament

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · 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: · Ends:
Instructors: Francis G. Carpinelli
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
SAB1081HF  L0101

New Testament Hermeneutics

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Robert Nusca
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB1101HF  L0101

Tools and Tips for Study of the Bible in the Original Languages

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will provide students with knowledge of, access to, and practice at using original language tools and resources that come in both hardcopy and electronic forms. Students will start by learning the Greek and Hebrew alphabets, including the convention of identifying Hebrew vowels. The course will follow with instruction on the meaning of the basic grammatical and syntactical features of these languages, so that reference made to them in these resources will assist students in exegesis. The resources to which students will be coached in accessing and understanding will include Interlinear Bibles, Concordances, lexicons, theological wordbooks and original language based commentaries. The learning of grammar will be tied to the study of selected portions of Amos and Philippians.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNB1501HF  L6101

Understanding the New Testament

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

Exploration of the content of New Testament writings, especially the canonical gospels and Pauline corpus. Emphasis will be placed upon understanding these writings in their original socio-historical contexts, and on methods of interpretation.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMB1501HF  L0101

New Testament I

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to the major methods and issues in New Testament interpretation: textual criticism; the world of the New Testament; the composition, structure and theologies of the Synoptic Gospels; traditions behind the Gospels; the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith. Lectures; assigned papers and exam.

Schedule: Saturday, 9:00 to 17:00
Schedule Notes: September 17, October 8, November 5, and November 26.
Instructors: Leif Vaage
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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TRB1501HF  L0101

Introduction to the New Testament

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is an introduction to the four canonical Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles, as well as to exegetical method in the study of the New Testament. Weekly lectures, compulsory tutorial; assigned papers; final exam or integrative paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 214
WYB1501HF  L0101

From the Gospel to the Gospels (NT I)

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · 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 Christianity as a distinct social entity); and literature ( the formation of the Gospels, their literary form and texture, and their character as "gospel". Weekly lectures; assigned papers; final exam or integrative paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Catherine S. Hamilton
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMB1511HF  L0101

Elementary New Testament Greek I

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to ancient Greek grammar for the sake of reading the New Testament. The focus will be on basic aspects of ancient Greek grammar and syntax. Weekly class participation, quizzes, final exam.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: John Egger
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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KNB1511HF  L6101

New Testament Greek I

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Online Course

An introduction to the grammar and syntax of Koine Greek. Students will also develop a basic proficiency in reading and pronouncing the text of the Greek New Testament. Lecture, group work, evaluation of Greek pronunication. Weekly assignments, midterm project, final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Susan Jeffers
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB1513YY  L0101

Elementary New Testament Greek

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Basic New Testament Greek grammar. During the first semester, students work through a large portion of the textbook, which introduces basic grammatical and syntactical elements of the language. In the second semester students complete the introductory grammar textbook, and begin reading in the Greek New Testament. Class participation, periodic tests, final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 16:00 to 17:30
Instructors: Sherri Guenther Trautwein
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits · Min: 8
2000 Level Courses
ICB2010HF  L0101

Biblical Foundations

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will explore the Bible as the ongoing story of and for God and creation, paying special attention to the way in which God's story is intertwined with that of humanity and the world. In asking whether and in what way the Bible is also our story, we will attempt to identify which hermeneutical methods might help us discern its significance for present day life, including the academic enterprise.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: James Olthuis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMB2013HF  L0101

Biblical Hebrew I

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Basic elements of biblical Hebrew grammar, syntax and vocabulary. Translate and analyse selected Hebrew passages from the OLD TESTAMENT. Attendance, assignments, quizzes, mid-term and final exam. Text: C.L. Seow, A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew, revised edition.

Schedule: Monday, Thursday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5

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KNB2127HF  L0101

Hebrew Reading & Exegesis

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course builds on students knowledge of introductory Hebrew grammar to engage them in the reading and interpretation of Hebrew narrative (selections from Jonah, Ruth, and other books). Emphasis is on building Hebrew vocabulary and confidence in reading and on developing exegetical skill. Quizzes, presentation, mid-term and final exams. Prerequisite: Introductory course in Hebrew.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNB2131HF  L0101

Greek Exegesis

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

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity: 1) to read selections from the Greek New Testament (GNT); 2) to analyze Greek texts grammatically and syntactically; 3) to learn how to use various apparatuses of the GNT, and a variety of Greek lexica; 4) to develop their ability to understand the meaning of various texts, and to employ this understanding appropriately for preaching and teaching. Lecture, group work. 2 assignments, 3 tests, class participation. Prerequisite: Intro to NT Greek (KNB1501) or 1 year of Greek.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAB2181HF  L0101

Prophetic Literature

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course introduces the prophets of Israel from their historical contexts, explores developments, genres and theological themes. Attention will be paid to the role of Israelite prophets in the larger ancient Near East context and prophetic contributions to Israelite expressions of God. Basic methods of exegesis will be reinforced as well as attention to a Catholic framework for interpretation. Lectures, quizzes, exams and a final paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGB2263HF  L0101

Psalms

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · 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: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
SAB2383HF  L0101

Introducing Hebrew Wisdom Literature

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course introduces the Hebrew Wisdom Literature in its Mediterranean setting and explores common literary genres and theological motifs. Close reading of Proverbs, Job, Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes), and wisdom psalms, with an eye on practical application today. Participation, seminars, quizzes, exegetical paper. Teaching methods: Lectures, seminars, and readings. Means of evaluation: Quizzes, final paper, attendance and class participation.

Schedule: Friday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Igal German
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 14
SAB2612HF  L0101

Synoptic Gospels

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Apostolic preaching and its development in Gospel writing. A look at the Synoptic Question. Special introduction to first three gospels, with attention to the themes and theology of each tradition. Exegetical study of selected passages in Mark, completed with reference to accounts in Matthew and Luke. Lectures, discussion, midterm exam, paper, final exam. Prerequisite: An introduction to New Testament course.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Walter Werbylo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB2668HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/03/09

Gospel of Luke

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Luke's themes of universality and of Christ as savior of the disadvantaged demonstrate God's openness in Christianity to everyone and form the core of Luke's personal portrayal of God's saving action in history and in the world. According to Luke, disciples and "eye-witnesses" of Jesus of Nazareth are characterized by their receptivity towards God's saving activity and their responses and reactions of joy, wonder, praise and blessing to that activity. Special attention will be paid to Luke's presentation of Jesus' proclamation of a liberation which is not limited by ethnic, national, economic or gender concerns. This course will consider Luke's Gospel as a blueprint for contemporary ministry. Weekly assignments, final paper, class preparation and participation. Prerequisite: TSB 1501 (or equivalent).

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
3000 Level Courses
SMB3086HF  L0101

The Archeology of the First Temple

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

In the course, the Archeology of the First Temple Period will be discussed. In archeology the period is named the Iron Age. First the division to sub-periods will be studied as well as the meaning of this division. The differences in finds between Judea and Israel, after the division of David.

AD students enrol in SMB6086HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB3101HF  L0101

Pentateuch: Exodus

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2006 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to the study of the Pentateuch with special attention to the book of Exodus. Research paper and final examination. Advanced degree biblical students will be expected to work with the texts in the original language

AD students enrol in SMB6101HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB3372HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/09/09

The Messiah In the Hebrew Bible

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · 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: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRB3629HF  L0101

The Miracles of Jesus

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

In this course we will analyze the various forms of miracle stories in the gospels and study their meaning at different levels of early Christian tradition. Theological and pastoral implications arising from criticism will be considered.

AD students enrol in TRB6629HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 214
TRB3742HF  L0101

Galatians

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will consider the text of Paul.

AD students enrol in TRB6742HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:   Larkin Building Room 213
TRB3831HF  L0101

Creation in the Biblical Story

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This textually-focused seminar course explores the multi-faceted role of creation (land, seas, animals) in the biblical story, including the character of humanity's calling in relation to creation. The way in which idolatry and imperial powers control the land and their inhabitants as the story unfolds, and sabbath and jubilee as a faithful response to such powers, will provide a biblical basis for reflecting on our current ecological context. Participation in all seminars required; three short papers; major research paper. Off-campus site.

AD students enrol in TRB6831HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Sylvia Keesmaat
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Course offered on Wednesday - September 14 and 21, October 5 and 19, November 2, 16 and 30 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in class with two off-site classes on Saturday September 24, and Saturday October 22. (Russett House Farm, 459 Country Lane, Cameron)
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 212
KNB3930HF  L0101

Biblical Hermeneutics

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An exploration of contemporary hermeneutical theories, including those of Heidegger, Gadamer, Habermas, Ricoeur and Levinas.

AD students enrol in KNB6930HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB3940HF  L0101

Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Urban development of Jerusalem from the beginning of the Hasmonean period (100 BCE) and its expansion and enhancement under Herod the Great. How much of this Jerusalem did Jesus see and know? Historical and Archeological data amplifies the Biblical text. We will also consider the problems of the Temple Mount: definition and location of sanctity, water installations, entertainment structures as well as defining and elucidating the location of Jesus’ trial before Pontius Pilate. Informed attendance and participation in class discussion. Final paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
5000 Level Courses
WYB5114HF  L0101

Readings in the Book of Exodus

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course undertakes a study of modern critical problems of interpretation in the Book of Exodus. It focuses on establishing a translation, using text-critical apparatus. It examines the rise of source and form criticism as these have been used in the exegesis of Exodus. It analyses the way in which it has been proposed to combine these methods, and the problems inherent in that. It looks at some of the newer efforts to give priority to the deuteronomistic over the priestly hand in the final formation of the book. Canonical interpretation, as seen through a critical engagement with historical methods, will be reviewed (in the Old Testament Library commentary of BS Childs). This will also provide an occasion to examine the benefits/drawbacks of consulting the earlier history of interpretation. Seminar format. Translation of Hebrew and Greek texts. Discussion of secondary readings. Brief seminar papers. Meets Twice a week.

Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, 11:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: Sept 12 - Oct 21
Instructors: Christopher Seitz
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGB5274HF  L0101

Wisdom of Solomon

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course studies the Book of Wisdom in its entirety with a view to appreciate the theological worldview formulated for a Jewish community at a time of great cultural upheaval in the clashing Roman, Hellenistic and Judaic cultures. The literary structures of each major part of the Book of Wisdom provide a context for interpreting the ideas put forward often in dramatic fashion. The study of literary structures and rhetorical devices displayed in the text provides the dominant methodology for exploring the work. Major paper.

Schedule: Friday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
EMB5401HF  L0101

Ritual and Scripture at Qumran

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An examination of selected psalms, prayers, and hymns from the Dead Sea Scrolls with an eye to their appropriation of scriptural discourse. Genre issues, social function of these texts in the Qumran community, and continuity with and differences from later Jewish and Christian liturgies also explored. Seminar, seminar presentations, and final paper. Prerequisite: 2 years biblical Hebrew. Evaluation: Participation (25%); class presentations (25%); and final paper (50%).

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMB5704HF  L0101

Paul: Methodological Problems

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course complements EMB5703 (Paul – Biographical Problems); though it may be taken independently. Pursued will be problems related to the manuscript tradition of the corpus paulinum; historical authenticity, literary unity, and chronology of the individual writings; scribal and other interpolations. The course will be taught as a seminar with informal lectures by the professor and student presentations focused on specific case studies. Participation, classroom presentation(s) and final term paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Leif Vaage
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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SMB5807HF  L0101

Church and Society in the First Century

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course examines the ways in which Pauline Christians and their successors in the cities of the Empire formed communities for the support and nurture of their faith and way of life. It will examine the models they adopted for communities, the ways in which they defined their ethos and set the limits of community, the ways in which outsiders viewed the emerging churches, and the internal challenges they faced. Seminar participation; book review; research paper. Cross-listed as RLG3228HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: John S. Kloppenborg
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
6000 Level Courses
SMB6086HF  L0101

The Archeology of the First Temple

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

In the course, the Archeology of the First Temple Period will be discussed. In archeology the period is named the Iron Age. First the division to sub-periods will be studied as well as the meaning of this division. The differences in finds between Judea and Israel, after the division of David.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMB3086HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB6101HF  L0101

Pentateuch: Exodus

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2006 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to the study of the Pentateuch with special attention to the book of Exodus. Research paper and final examination. Advanced degree biblical students will be expected to work with the texts in the original language

Basic Degree students enrol in SMB3101HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRB6629HF  L0101

The Miracles of Jesus

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

In this course we will analyze the various forms of miracle stories in the gospels and study their meaning at different levels of early Christian tradition. Theological and pastoral implications arising from criticism will be considered.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRB3629HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 214
TRB6742HF  L0101

Galatians

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will consider the text of Paul

Basic Degree students enrol in TRB3742HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 213
TRB6831HF  L0101

Creation in the Biblical Story

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This textually-focused seminar course explores the multi-faceted role of creation (land, seas, animals) in the biblical story, including the character of humanity's calling in relation to creation. The way in which idolatry and imperial powers control the land and their inhabitants as the story unfolds, and sabbath and jubilee as a faithful response to such powers, will provide a biblical basis for reflecting on our current ecological context. Participation in all seminars required; three short papers; major research paper. Off-campus site.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRB3831HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Sylvia Keesmaat
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Course offered on Wednesday - September 14 and 21, October 5 and 19, November 2, 16 and 30 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in class with two off-site classes on Saturday September 24, and Saturday October 22. (Russett House Farm, 459 Country Lane, Cameron)
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 212
KNB6930HF  L0101

Hermeneutical Theory 1

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An exploration of contemporary hermeneutical theories, including those of Heidegger, Gadamer, Habermas, Ricoeur and Levinas.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNB3930HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB6940HF  L0101

Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Urban development of Jerusalem from the beginning of the Hasmonean period (100 BCE) and its expansion and enhancement under Herod the Great. How much of this Jerusalem did Jesus see and know? Historical and Archeological data amplifies the Biblical text. We will also consider the problems of the Temple Mount: definition and location of sanctity, water installations, entertainment structures as well as defining and elucidating the location of Jesus’ trial before Pontius Pilate. Informed attendance and participation in class discussion. Final paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMB3940HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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