Theological Courses for the Fall and Winter Sessions of 2011-2012

Course Listings by Level

Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
SAT1101HS  L0101

Foundations of Theology

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

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

Schedule: Monday, 18:30 to 20:30
Instructors: Vivian Ligo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYT1101HF  L0101

The God of the Gospel: Systematic Theology I

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

This course provides an in-depth exploration of two central Christian doctrines - the Trinity and the person of Christ - as well as reflection on the role of Holy Scripture and the nature of theology. This is the first part of a two-part sequence in basic Christian doctrine. Lectures, tutorial discussions generated by students' questions, question-and-answer period. Short papers, final take-home exam. Tutorial 10-11 a.m.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT1101HS  L6101

The God of the Gospel: Systematic Theology I

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

This course provides an in-depth exploration of two central Christian doctrines - the Trinity and the person of Christ - as well as reflection on the role of Holy Scripture and the nature of theology. This is the first part of a two-part sequence in basic Christian doctrine. Online lectures, discussion board postings, final paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
SMT1101HF  L0101

Foundations of Theology

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

Elements of theological reflection, with emphasis on theological method. Revelation, faith, scripture, liturgy, tradition, dogma, magisterium, the theologian, infallibility, and historicity. Lectures, discussions, short papers, final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 36
SAT1101HF  L0101

Foundations of Theology

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Mark Robson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT1101HY  L0101

Foundations of Theology

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

Introduction to the nature, task and history of Roman Catholic Theology by a study of its sources: Revelation, Faith, Scripture (Canonicity, Inspiration, Inerrancy), Tradition, Magisterium, Development of Doctrine and Papal Infallibility. Also examined is the expression: "Outside the church there is no salvation". Lectures, mid-term test, end of term test. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Gregory H. Carruthers
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 25
KNT1101HS  L0101

Reformed Theology in Dialogue

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

Basic principles of reformed theology and their significance in current theological debate. Lecture.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRT1101HS  L0101

Systematic Theology

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

Offers an overview of the principles, resources, and central themes of Christian theology - revelation, the doctrines of the Trinity, the person and work of Jesus Christ, and humanity in relation to God. Discussion paper, final exam, class participation.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 212
EMT1101HS  L0101

Theology I

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

Introduction to theology, including introductory treatment of theological method, creation, God, Christology, Trinity, soteriology, and eschatology. Requirements: lectures, short paper, take-home examination, final research paper. Prequisite: basic course in Bible.

Schedule: Tuesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Thomas E. Reynolds
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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RGT1101HF  L0101

Foundations of Theology

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

Explores the relationship between contemplation and action as a basis for theological reflection. Spirituality, faith, revelation, tradition, development of dogma, teaching office. Introduces Bernard Lonergan's "Method in Theology". Lectures, readings, bulletin board participation, discussion, written assignments.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gordon Rixon
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
WYT1105HF  L0101

Teaching the Faith: Introduction to Catechetical Theology

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

This course is designed for new students, and acts as an introduction to a number of central pastoral responsibilities: teaching the faith to new Christians, grasping the overall shape and purpose of Christian theology, assessing and meeting the demands of local culture and context, engaging the character of conversion and formation, and finally, grasping an overall shape to the history of Christian witness. The course pursues the historical examination of key catechetical texts from the New Testament to the contemporary period, analyzes their content and purpose, locates them historically, and seeks to engage students' own comprehensive vision of the Gospel, its communication, and pastoral practice. Lectures and weekly tutorials on the primary-source reading. Extensive reading, discussion, and mastering of content. Weekly content quizzes; 3 papers (6-10 pages each); final exam. Tutorial from 10-11 am

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT1106HF  L0101

Introduction to Missional Theology

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

This course seeks both to introduce the different theological subspecialties, even as it orients the whole enterprise. It uses as its organizing concept that of mission. This also brings into play questions of our own cultural moment and the practical task of the church. Lectures, tutorials. Evaluation: class participation, two short reflection papers, one major paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT1703HS  L0101

Scholastic Philosophical Concepts

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

Intro to scholastic terms and concepts in the context of their use in the philosophical theology of Thomas Aquinas. Lectures, discussion, short papers, final exam.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pamela J. Reeve
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
SAT1710HF  L0101

Critical Thinking

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

A course focused on argument and inference with treatment of evaluation of evidence, explanation, deductive and inductive reasoning, fallacies, and criteria of credibility. Lectures, weekly assignments, and mid-term final exam.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pamela J. Reeve
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
TRT1711HS  L0101

Introduction to Philosophy for Theological Students

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

Primer for theological students with little or no background in philosophical thought. Attention to revolutionary developments in philosophical thought and how they have influenced development of Christian faith. Book analysis, exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Donald Wiebe
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Trinity College Room TC22
SAT1901HF  L0101

Fundamental Christian Ethics I

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

An introduction to the foundations and objective dimensions of Catholic moral theology. Among the topics to be studied are scripture, natural moral law, casuistry, relationship between faith and morality, magisterium, moral principles and norms, etc. Readings, lectures, discussions, short papers and final written exam; the course will also include a limited online component.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Patricia Murphy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
SAT1902HS  L0101

Fundamental Christian Ethics II

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

An introduction to the subjective dimensions of Catholic moral theology. Among the topics to be considered are concepts of the person, freedom and responsibility, conscience, aspects of moral decision making, virtue and vice. Lectures, discussions, readings, short papers and final exam; the course will also include a limited online component. (Prerequisite: Fundamental Christian Ethics I.)

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Patricia Murphy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
SMT1904HF  L0101

Fundamental Themes in Christian Ethics

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

This course explores themes in fundamental moral theology that are required for an understanding of the moral subject and contemporary moral issues. Topics include: a review of key ethical methodologies; the formation and role of conscience and ethical norms; the role of freedom, responsibility, the Christian community and magisterial teaching, virtue, and sin and conversion. Format: lecture and discussions. Evaluation: participation, short papers.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT1905HF  L0101

Ethical Reflections on Pastoral Practice

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

Basic principles of Christian ethics, with special attention to the pastoral application of moral theology. Case-study method used. Designed for Regis IFM students. Readings, lectures, seminar work, 3 short essays, final exam. Seminar work requires an additional one-hour commitment per week.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Mary Rowell
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
SAT1905HS  L0101

Moral Theology

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

An introduction to foundations of Catholic moral theology. Among the topics to be studied are scripture, tradition, natural law, relationship between faith & morality, moral norms, virtue and vice, freedom, conscience and magisterium, etc. Readings, lectures, online discussion, short written assignments and final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Patricia Murphy
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
2000 Level Courses
WYT2101HS  L0101

The Bride of the Lamb: Systematic Theology II

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

This course explores the activity of God from creation to new creation, with special emphasis on the Spirit's work in the Church. We also examine the image of God in the human person and the nature of sin. This course presupposes Systematic Theology I. Lectures, tutorials. Short papers, final exam. Tutorial 10-11 am

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical
EMT2102HS  L0101

Theology II

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

An examination of formative and alternative theologies of redemption from Christianity's early years through the twentieth century, focusing on how theologians have variously conceived the problem to which redemption is addressed, the work and person of Jesus Christ, and the roles of God and humanity in effecting redemption. Theologians considered may include Irenaeus, Athanasius, Augustine, Calvin, Bushnell, Maurice, Niebuhr, Cone, Soelle, Heyward, and Ruether. Lectures, reading, discussions, presentation and final paper. Prerequisite: one introductory course in systematic theology.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Bourgeois
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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EMT2102HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/03/24

Theology II

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

An examination of formative and alternative theologies of redemption from Christianity's early years through the twentieth century, focusing on how theologians have variously conceived the problem to which redemption is addressed, the work and person of Jesus Christ, and the roles of God and humanity in effecting redemption. Theologians considered may include Irenaeus, Athanasius, Augustine, Calvin, Bushnell, Maurice, Niebuhr, Cone, Soelle, Heyward, and Ruether. Lectures, reading, discussions, presentation and final paper. Prerequisite: one introductory course in systematic theology.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Bourgeois
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT2222HF  L4101

Mystery of the Trinity

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

This course considers principal themes in the theology of the Holy Trinity from biblical, patristic, and systematic viewpoint and addresses selected contemporary questions about the mystery of the tri-personal God.

Schedule: Saturday, 9:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Peter Gittens
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Enrollment Notes: Sept. 10, October 1, Oct. 29, Nov. 19
SAT2222HS  L0101

Mystery of the Trinity

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

A theological study of the Mystery of the Triune God with its Biblical sources and Patristic development.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gregory H. Carruthers
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMT2223HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/10/25

Mystery of the Triune God

Offered in Winter 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, 11:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: The course will be offered in 2012 Intersession - Dates: April 17, 19, 24; May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 and 31. Time: 17:00-19:00
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAT2242HF  L0101

Christology

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

Answering Jesus' question: "Who do people say I am?", course uses Old Testament expectations, New Testament data, Conciliar definitions and contemporary issues. Lectures, mid-term test discussion, essay, final exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: J. Chandrakanthan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
SAT2242HS  L0101

Christology

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

Answering Jesus' question: "Who do people say I am?", course uses Old Testament expectations, New Testament data, Conciliar definitions and contemporary issues. Lectures, mid-term test, final exam.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
SMT2242HS  L0101

Christology

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

Systematic and pastoral approach to christology and soteriology. Emphasis on New Testament christologies, later developments, contemporary interpretations. Study of the impact on christology of such issues as the continuing quest for the historical Jesus, dialogue with other religions, and in particular with Judaism, the challenge of liberation and feminist theologies, and the new cosmology. Seminar participation, short paper, take-home exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 36
RGT2321HS  L0101

Creation, Man/Woman, Sin

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

Christian doctrine of creation; its scriptural foundation in Old and New Testaments; its difference from Greek philosophical theories; its history to present; its relation to evolution; contemporary theories. Man/woman: their nature and relationship to God and the world as understood in history of Christian thought. Monogenism vs. polygenism. The problem of evil, original sin and sin of the world. Lectures and discussion. Paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ovey N. Mohammed
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
SAT2321HF  L0101

Creation, Anthropology, Sin

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

Theology of creation. The human person in its created existence in the image of Christ; origin of humankind. Doctrine of original sin. One midterm test, one mini-synthesis and a final oral examination.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Charles Anang
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT2328HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/03/21

Creation, Fall, Grace and Glory

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

Christian anthropology, focussing on theology of creation, human nature, the fall and original sin, transformation by grace, eschatological call to glory. Biblical, historical, liturgical, and contemporary theological reflection, emphasis on contemporary reinterpretation of creation theology, problem of evil, and grace. Lectures, discussions, short papers, final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 36
SAT2331HS  L0101

Grace and Glory

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

The new creation in Christ; God's universal salvific will, the mystery of Christian Justification, the new life in Christ within Church for the world. Eschatology. One midterm test, one mini-synthesis and a final oral examination.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAT2401HS  L0101

Ecclesiology

Offered in Winter 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: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: The first class, January 11, 2012, will be held online using the Blackboard Academic Suite. Details will be sent to your "utoronto.ca" email account. The first lecture will be held January 18, 2012 and will continue thereafter as scheduled.
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 14
SAT2401HY  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/09/02

Ecclesiology

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough 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. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Charles Anang
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 25
SMT2402HS  L0101

Introduction to Liturgy

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

This course is an introduction to the history, theology and pastoral practice of Christian liturgy. Topics include: the role of ritual and symbol in human life, the historical development of Christian worship in both East and West, the relationship of liturgy to society and culture, liturgical theology, and critical approaches to liturgical practice. Lectures, readings, discussions, online postings, class presentation, research paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Christian McConnell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAT2431HF  L0101

Sacramental Theology I

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

Introduction to sacraments in general, historical and systematic study of sacraments of initiation (baptism, confirmation, Eucharist) with special consideration of the pastoral viewpoint. Three short papers, seminars, final exam.

Schedule: Friday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Mark Robson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNT2431HF  L0101

Church Ministry Sacraments: Presbyterian and Reformed Views

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

A theological exploration of Church, Ministry and Sacraments from a Presbyterian perspective in dialogue with other traditions and contemporary expressions of the Christian movement. Assignment and Paper. Prerequisites: A basic introductory theology course. Knox M.Div. students need to have Ref. Theology in Dialogue.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT2432HS  L0101

Sacramental Theology II

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

Historical and systematic study of the sacraments of healing (penance and anointing of the sick) and sacraments of growth (marriage and orders) with special consideration of the pastoral viewpoint. Three short papers, seminars, final exam.

Schedule: Friday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Mark Robson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMT2433HF  L0101

Sacramental Life

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  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: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Darren Dias
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT2433HF  L6101

Sacraments

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

Theological reflection on the sacramental life of the Church in the context or worship and education in sacramentality. Lectures, course notes supplied and class discussions. Group presentations, mid-term test and final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Vivian Ligo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
SAT2433HY  L0101

Sacraments

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

Theological reflection on the sacramental life of the Church in the context or worship and education in sacramentality. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Robert J. Barringer CSB
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 25
WYT2472HF  L4101

The Book of Common Prayer: Study of its Content and Context

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  New Course · Dallas,TX Site

This course examines the differing historical contexts (historical, intellectual and theological) of the Book of Common Prayer, including an exploration of the religious, political and social environs that produced each version in Anglican Church history. The course methodology is lecture, readings, and discussion. Course evaluation will consist of written responses and reflections based on assigned readings and a research project. 

Schedule: Saturday, 09:00 to 15:00
Schedule Notes: September 10, 27, 24; October 1 & 15
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
TRT2504HF  L0101

Early Fathers/Mothers: Eastern Thought, Doctrine and Theology to 431

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

A study of the primary texts of the Church's first five centuries from the perspective of Eastern Christians, to identify and apply the vision of God and persons forged by the early doctors of the Church. Close readings of primary texts. Research paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:30 to 21:30
Instructors: Maria-Fotini Polidoulis-Kapsalis
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 340
WYT2505HS  L0101

Introduction to Anglican Theology: Ways of Reading the Bible in the English Church and Anglican Communion

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

This is a survey course in Anglican theology that will involve extensive reading. Using the lens of Scriptural interpretation as a way of approaching the sweep of Anglican theological thinking, this course will survey chronologically a broad range Anglican readers of Scripture in an attempt to gauge the development of the larger religious vision of Anglicanism over time. Beginning with Wycliffe, the course will move through a number of writers into the early 20th century, and end with some recent statements on the reading of Scripture from around the Anglican Communion. Lectures and weekly tutorials on the primary-source readings. Weekly content quizzes; midterm; final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 9:00 to 10:30
Schedule Notes: Thursdays: 11-12:30
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNT2571HF  L0101

Theology and Evangelism in the Wesleyan Heritage

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

By examining major elements of John Wesley’ theology in his sermons, journals and diaries, this course will explore the heritages of Wesley’s/-an theology within the tradition of Reformation theology and recognize the contribution of Wesleyan theology to the development of theology in general.  Because Wesley attempted, about 200 years later after Luther and Calvin, to revitalize Reformation theology and overcome its limits in various contexts, both Wesleyan and non-Wesleyan (especially Calvinist) students will have a chance to learn and exercise the traditional theology in the present post-modern world.  The course will be in seminar format with lecture input, analysis of readings, student presentation and class discussion.  Attention is given to the nuances of the denominations represented by those who enrolled in the course.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Chun Hoi Heo
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT2600HS  L6101

Theological Anthropology

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

Exploration of the following themes in the light of Christian revelation: creation, community, body & soul, humanity as male and female, sin, grace, eschatology. Lectures, readings, presentations, final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Vivian Ligo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 20
SAT2600HY  L0101

Theological Anthropology

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

Exploration of the following themes in the light of Christian revelation: creation, community, body & soul, humanity as male and female, sin, grace, eschatology. Lectures, readings, presentations, final exam. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Mark Robson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 25
SAT2601HS  L4101

Ecumenism

Offered in Winter 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · St. Augustine's Aurora Site

Explores historical sources of division among Christian churches, origins of the modern ecumenical movement, the commitment of the Roman Catholic Church to Christian unity, growing agreement in sacramental life. Special attention to implications for catechesis and pastoral care of inter-church families.

Schedule: Saturday, 9:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: Saturdays: January 21, February 11, 25, and March 31, 2012  
Instructors: Mary Marrocco
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
KNT2608HF  L0101

Theology of Religions: Diversity, Plurality and the Christian Message

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

This course will explore major approaches to the relationship between the Christian faith and other religions in the context of the plurality and diversity of the contemporary world. Evaluation: paper/assignment. Prerequisite: A basic introductory theology course

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT2609HS  L0101

Music and Christian Identity in Global Context

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

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

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Trinity College Room TC24.  In the future this course will be taught under course code TRP2809H
TRT2611HS  L6101 · Cancelled on 2011/07/14

Twentieth Century Anglican Theology

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

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with some of the theological trends and voices characterizing Anglican theology in the twentieth century, as well as to consider how these voices and movements can be integrated into contemporary pastoral and ministerial practice. Theologians to be studied include: Gore, Underhill, Temple, Mascall, Pittenger, Macquarrie, Sykes, Heyward, Tutu, Williams, and others. Theological trends will include modernism, spirituality, liturgical renewal, Anglo-Catholicism, process thought, incarnation, feminism, political and liberation theology, etc. The course will conclude with a consideration of future trends in Anglican theology. Weekly readings, two short essays, class presentation.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Matthew P. Cadwell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNT2621HS  L0101

Models of Contextual Theology: An Asian Perspective

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

The purpose of this course is to help students realize the contextual nature of theology through lectures on contextual theology as well as seminars on Asian theologians and their theologies.  With this format, this course aims to help non-Asian students to get some knowledge of Asian cultures and Asian indigenous religions, and Asian students to develop a theology based on their Asian heritage and experiences.  Consequently, this course aspires to help theological students, both Asian and non-Asian, to overcome Western parochialism and contribute to a development of Christian theology for the coming multicultural and pluralistic century that we have been already embarked on.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Bryan Jeongguk Lee
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYT2641HF  L6101

Christ Among the Religions

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2009 · Online Course

This course surveys how long Christians have assessed the claims and practices of other religious traditions in history, before turning to more normative questions. Can traditions be compared? What is the relationship between Christ's finality and what is good and right in other traditions? The course will focus particularly on the relationship between Christianity and Islam. Online lectures, evaluation of web material, chatrooms, discussion of classical texts. Evaluation: participation, final paper, evaluation of online material.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: George R. Sumner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
SAT2701HS  L0101

Philosophy of Religion

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

Survey of some basic issues in philosophical theology: religious experience, faith and reason, divine attributes, problem of evil, petitionary prayer, etc. Readings from ancient, medieval, and contemporary sources. Lectures, discussions, short papers, final exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pamela J. Reeve
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
SMT2703HS  L0101

Introduction to Moral Philosophy

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

An introduction to various ethical theories from the ancient, medieval and modern world.  No previous philosophy courses are required.  The systems we will cover include virtue ethics, natural law, emotivism, utilitarianism, deontology, and the ethics of care.  We will also spend time discussing value theory and moral naturalism.  Teaching methods: Lectures and class discussions.  Means of Evaluation: One short paper, two longer papers and class participation.

 

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Daniel Bader
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMT2704HF  L0101

Intro to Metaphysics

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

An introduction to the terminology, categories and debates in both classical and modern metaphysics.  No previous philosophy courses are required.  Topics will include the following: categories of being; universals and particulars; substances, essences and accidents; causation; capacity and activity; possibility and necessity; materialism and idealism; realism and anti-realism; and natural theology.  Teaching methods: Lectures and class discussions.  Means of Evaluation: One short paper, two longer papers and class participation.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Daniel Bader
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT2705HF  L0101

Introduction to Philosophical Anthropology

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

In this course, we will examine different theories of human nature. We will be guided by two focusing questions: “What makes me happy?” and “What keeps me from being happy?”. We will address these questions on both individual and communal levels. Students will constantly be encouraged to connect the theories discussed in class with their own experience. Lectures, discussion, and short papers.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Sean Mulrooney
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
SAT2706HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/05/12

Introduction to Metaphysics

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

A philosophical examination of some fundamental topics in Christian metaphysics: creation, causality, the problem of evil, and freedom of the will. Readings taken from "classical" Christian theologians such as Augustine, Aquinas and Luther and also from contemporary sources. Lectures, discussions, short papers and final exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Sean Mulrooney
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
SAT2707HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/05/12

Introduction to Moral Philosophy

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

An examination of three different approaches to ethics. First, we will look at the foundations of Western morality through reading Plato's Gorgias; second, at Nietzsche's attack on Western morality in Beyond Good & Evil; and third at Aquinas' treatment of the virtues. Lectures, discussions, short papers, final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Sean Mulrooney
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
SAT2715HF  L0101

Introduction to Epistemology

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

In this course, we will look at some of the central problems of epistemology: What is knowledge? How do we get it? Exactly what do we know, anyway? How does knowledge differ from belief? And how do we respond to the challenges of scepticism and post-modernism? After starting with a historical survey of the answers to these questions, we will examine the answers proposed by the Jesuit theologian Bernard Lonergan.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Sean Mulrooney
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
SAT2723HF  L0101

Early Western Philosophy

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

A focused study of philosophers and representative texts in the early western philosophical tradition. Part I: Historical development from pre-Socratics to Aquinas Anselm: in the areas of metaphysics, theory of knowledge, human nature and ethics. Lectures, discussion, short essays, final exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pamela J. Reeve
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
SAT2726HS  L0101

God, History and Human Nature in the 19th Century

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

In the 17th century, the thinkers of the Scientific Revolution were looking for explanations of the physical world that were valid everywhere and for all time. In the 18th century, Enlightenment thinkers were also looking for universally valid explanations—but for human nature, morality and society. That all changed in the 19th century when thinkers realized that the contingency and mutability of existence make once-and-for-all answers impossible. Come find out how Hegel, Kierkegaard, Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche and Freud changed the way we look at the world forever. We will consider the thinkers’ ideas both in their historical context and in light of their implications for our own thinking about human nature, society, history, morality and God. Lectures, discussions, on-line questions. Two 6-8 page papers; class participation; on-line questions; final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Sean Mulrooney
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
SMT2761HF  L0101

Jewish Theology as Embedded in the Jewish Prayer Book

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

Christian liturgy follows a structural pattern similar to that followed by the synagogue. This course, in English, unpacks the theology underlying the siddur (the traditional Jewish prayer book) including such concepts as God and prayer; God's justice vs God's mercy; prayer as a "song of lovers"; lover's quarrel in prayer; creation, revelation and redemption; sacrifice; the “chosen people”; thanksgiving; Jerusalem and the land of Israel; love and commandment; covenant; exodus; sin and repentance; human finitude; communal vs private prayer; scripted vs unscripted prayer; prayer vs action; universal vs particular; the role of scripture in prayer; and the choreography, structure and types of prayer. The course uses enquiry and deep reading, partnered study (havruta), and class discussion with some lecture providing value-added background and explanations. Collateral reading, class participation, two short reflections, and one research paper are required. Evaluation will be based on class participation, research paper and final exam. Teaching methods: Primarily: enquiry and deep reading, partnered study (havruta), class discussion with some lecture providing value-added background and explanations. Secondarily: some lecture, collateral reading, two short reflections, and one research paper. Means of evaluation: Class participation (40%), research paper (30%), and final exam (30%).

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Roy D. Tanenbaum
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT2802HS  L0101

Beyond Homelessness

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

A study of the nature of postmodern homelessness in the light of a theological and phenomenological analysis of homecoming and homemaking. Biblical themes such as creation, exodus, covenant, land and kingdom will be interpreted in the context of present experiences of social homelessness, geo-political violence, international refugees, disconnectedness to the earth and an overwhelming sense of being nomads without roots in any place of community. Seminar. Evaluation: Class Participation 25%, reflection papers or one major essay 75%.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Brian Walsh
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Christian Reform Church Campus Ministry Office - Wycliffe College
RGT2810HS  L0101

Pastoral Competency

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

A review of the moral, pastoral and canonical principles of sound ministerial practice in the Roman Catholic tradition, along with an intensive practicum. Online component, lecture, discussion, tutoring. For lay students and ordination candidates in the M.Div. program at Regis College only. Oral Examination for pass/fail credit. Prerequisite: permission of the Regis College M.Div. Director.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: 04/16 · Ends: 04/24
Schedule Notes: 2012 April 16 - 24: 09:00-15:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRT2871HF  L0101

Science & Theology

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

Will identify and deal with a complex set of issues involved in the relationship of the sciences -- natural, biological, and social -- to religion and theology. Particular attention will be given to methodological and epistemological matters. Assigned reading for class discussion and two short reports/papers related to lectures and class discussions.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Donald Wiebe
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Trinity College TC22
TRT2875HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/07/15

Music in World Religions

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  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. 

This course is to be offered in the summer session 2012.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 213
TRT2876HF  L0101

Film, Prophecy and Culture

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  New Course · 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.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Various times during the Toronto International Film Festival, September 2011; irregular meetings for the rest of the term according to class availability.
Instructors: Brian Walsh
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 10
Additional Notes: Location:  Christian Reform Church Campus Ministry Office - Wycliffe College
EMT2902HF  L0101

Christian Ethics in Context

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

An introduction to the content, methods, and practices of Christian ethics through select key voices, past and present, in Christian ethics and using tools for moral reflection/action. Focus on moral issues, for example, poverty and ecological destruction. Students will be encouraged to refine the ethical awareness they bring to a variety of moral challenges within their lives, the churches, society and wider world. Lectures, small group discussions; analysis of a moral argument (30%); paper on a theological ethicist (figure) (30%); final integrative project on wealth and poverty (40%).

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT2933HF  L0101

Christianity and Politics

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

An analysis of the Bible’s teaching on government and perennial political issues, followed by an historical examination of how theology has interpreted this Biblical teaching in the context of historical issues; namely, church and state, war and peace, religious tolerations, economic justice, human rights. Lectures and discussions. Two essays on topics chosen by the student and approved by the instructor.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Reginald Stackhouse
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT2942HF  L0101

Ethics and Society

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

The primary goal of this course is to help us think critically and sensitively about Christian values, norms, and commitments in ways that preserve a Christian orientation while taking into account the non-Christian and pluralistic context of modern society. Such thinking will involve a dialectical process where universal principles, values, and norms will be examined with reference to the particular experiences and realities that constrain human action and interaction. The aim is not to structure a strict formalistic ethical framework but rather to canvall various ethical methodologies, religious and secular, as resources for ethical thinking and praxis. Method of Evaluation: Critical book response(s), one term paper; class participation.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Donald Wiebe
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 213
KNT2964HF  L0101

Christian Ethics for Biosphere and Context

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

This course examines various theoretical and practical ethical issues that Christians face in today’s changing society, with special emphases on multicultural reality in Canada and the global ecological crisis today. The course consists of four parts: the theoretical foundation for Christian ethical thinking (part 1), social justice issues in Canadian multi-cultural multi-ethnic, and multi-religious society (part 2), ecological crisis and the church’s response (part 3), integration (part 4). Lecture and seminar. Minor and major papers, short weekly reading report and group discussion report, and one seminar presentation.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Bryan Jeongguk Lee
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
3000 Level Courses
RGT3115HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/05/19

Vatican II: The Theology and Historical Context of the Documents

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

This course will study the documents of the Second Vatican Council with a view to understanding their theological foundations, their histroical context and development, and their pastoral implications for today's church. One book report, total 20%; one discussion facilitation, total 10%; one document analysis paper, total 30%; one disputed issue paper, total 40%.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Margaret Lavin
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Historical
SAT3181HF  L0101

Theological Integration

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

For final year students, a synthetic review in seminar format of twelve mysteries of faith of Roman Catholic doctrine in Systematic Theology.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Gregory H. Carruthers
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
TRT3210HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/05/03

Three-Personed God

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

Study of the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, as presented from a variety of perspectives: patristic, modern and feminist, with special consideration of implications for the concept of "person". Students will be asked to engage assigned readings in classroom discussions. Discussion paper, extended essay.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: ** Course Cancelled however may be taken as a reading course.  Consult the Dean of Divinity at Trinity.
WYT3215HS  L0101

The Image of God

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

To explore what it means to 'be in Christ' with particular reference to the question of the Imago Dei. Students will read from a wide variety of sources and explore different understandings of the Imago Dei from Western and Eastern Orthodox theologians. We will look at how these varied perspectives on the Imago Dei have informed classical theological categories including Trinitarian theology, Christology, Pneumatology, Theological Anthropology, Ecclesiology and Soteriology. These theological understandings will then be applied to appraise concepts of sanctification, a variety of ecclesial models and other issues of praxis. The course will consist of seminar presentations, weekly precis on assigned readings, and a final paper. Class participation 20%, Précis 15%, Seminar leadership 30%, Final paper 35%.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Peter Robinson
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 8
RGT3222HS  L0101

God, One and Triune

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

Close textual study of the Scriptural sources and dogmatic development of the Church’s reflection on the identity of the God who is revealed in Jesus the Christ. Students develop a systematic understanding of this material, leading to a personal and critical appropriation of the tradition in light of preparation for pastoral and theological leadership in the Church. Lectures and seminars. Assignments for 3222: exegetical paper, oral interview, 2 learning reports, take home final exam. Assignments for 6222: 2 mid-length papers, participation in 3 seminars outside of class time.

AD students enrol in RGT6222HS.

Schedule: Monday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)
SAT3223HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/05/12

Theology of the Spiritual Exercises and Catholic Priesthood

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

A theological study of the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola with specific application in the life and ministry of the Catholic priest. At the centre of both the Spiritual Exercises and Catholic Priesthood is the Person of Jesus Christ. The two basic interconnecting links in one's response to Christ dealt with in this course are: 1) the great desires elicited by the Exercises, and 2) the call to "labor with Christ" in his service of the world.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Gregory H. Carruthers
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 12
RGT3243HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/03/08

Christology

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

This course promotes the personal critical appropriation of the Scriptural and dogmatic tradition in Christology, whether in preparation for the M.Div. comprehensive exam, or as a solid foundation in Christology for other students. It helps the student preparing for ministry to bring a systematic understanding of the person and work of Jesus the Christ to bear on pastoral issues and exposes the student to the spiritual dimension of Christological teaching. Lectures and seminars. Assignments for 3243: exegetical paper, oral interview, 2 learning reports, take home final exam. Assignments for 6243: 2 mid-length papers, participation in 3 seminars outside of class time.

AD students enrol in RGT6243HS.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)
TRT3249HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/05/03

Christology & the Quest for the Historical Jesus

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

Explores the status of traditional doctrines of Christ in light of the scholarly movements to define Jesus "as he really was," and thus to develop a Christology without a theological agenda. Lectures, assigned readings, classroom discussion. Reflection papers, extended essay or book report.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT3258HS  L0101

Abrahamic Christologies: The Confluence of Jewish, Christian and Muslim Messianisms

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

By the time of Jesus, Second Temple Judaism had articulated an exceedingly wide variety of messianic scenarios, one of which would be embodied in the four gospels and other writings of the New Testament. By the time of the emergence of Muslim faith, Jesus' Messiahship would be taken by Mohammad as a given and yet understood in ways more akin to the contours of Jewish Messianism. This course explores the three Abrahamic faiths according to their leading Christological formulations.

AD students enrol in TRT6258HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Kurt Anders Richardson
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 212
RGT3320HF  L0101

Doing Justice with Spirit

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

Theological perspectives and spiritual practices for integrating faith and the work for justice, peace and a healthy environment. Evaluation by essay.

AD students enrol in RGT6320HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John E. Costello
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes: Max 25 (AD & BD)
RGT3322HS  L0101

Contemplation in Action

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

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

AD students enrol in RGT6322HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John E. Costello
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 15 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
KNT3345HS  L0101

Theologies of Protestant Spirituality and Formation

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

The course will examine Protestant Theological Teaching and Traditions of Spirituality and Formation as rooted in medieval and reformation approaches with a particular reference to the Reformed Tradition. In the light of these traditions the course will challenge students to develop a credible and constructive theological framework for spirituality and formation in the 21st century North American and particularly Canadian context.

AD students enrol in KNT6345HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
SMT3370HF  L0101

Spirituality and Ecology: Integration and Implications

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

The course provides an exploration of how Christianity has understood the relationship among God, creation, humanity and spirituality, and how that understanding has contributed to the ecological challenges we currently face as well as can contribute to a helpful response. The course begins with an overview of our understanding of spirituality and creation during the patristic, medieval and reformation periods, then shifts to contemporary understandings drawing from current discussions of Christology, creation-centred spirituality, eco-feminism, deep ecology, and the healing of nature and the healing of self. Methods: Lectures, discussions. Evaluation: reflection paper, integration paper, class participation, practical integration

AD students enrol in SMT6370HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
RGT3404HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/05/16

Communion Ecclesiology

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

A sampling of various modern approaches to communion ecclesiology in Western Christian and Eastern Orthodox theologians. History of communion ecclesiology and its relationship to ecumenism. Lectures, seminars, synthesis papers, research paper. Prerequisite: Two introductory courses in Theology.

AD students enrol in RGT6404HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
WYT3406HS  L0101

Bread, Wine, and Water: Baptism and Eucharist as Sacraments of the Gospel

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

The Church baptizes and catechizes. The Church celebrates Eucharist. What does it mean to perform these actions? How can we perform them more faithfully? This course provides a 'systematic' theological overview of the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist, incorporating biblical and historical perspectives along the way. Although the goal of the course is to develop a constructive Anglican theology of the sacraments, we will engage texts and authors from across the ecumenical spectrum. Some attention will also be paid to the 'other' sacraments, such as penance and holy orders. Final exam, short (10-15 page) final paper. Seminar discussions, lectures.

AD students enrol in WYT6406HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT3410HS  L0101

Ecclesiology

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

This course will provide an introduction to the theology of the Church and the Church

AD students enrol in RGT6410HS.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John Dadosky
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
SMT3411HF  L0101

Theology of the Holy Spirit

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

An exploration of the biblical, historical, liturgical, spiritual, and theological perspectives on the Holy Spirit. This course provides an overview of the development of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. It also aims at highlighting the relevance and centrality of pneumatology in all areas of theology. Method: required readings, seminar discussions, lectures. Evaluation: participation, seminar leadership, short assignment, research paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Darren Dias
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMT3412HF  L0101

Confessing Our Faith

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

Through analysis of doctrinal statements of The United Church of Canada, their historical origins and contemporary theology, this course will enable students to become acquainted with United Church theology and the processes by which it has been developed, and to articulate their own faith in relation to their own experience, the faith of the church, and the practice of ministry in the context of challenges of today. Students will participate in the process by which "Christians of each new generation are called to state [the faith of the church] afresh in terms of the thought of their own age and with the emphasis their age needs" (Preamble, A Statement of Faith, 1940). Doctrinal statements on which the course will focus include the Doctrine section of the Basis of Union (1925), A Statement of Faith I1940), and A Song of Faith (2006); theological statements from other United Church documents will also be considered. Course methods include readings, discussions, and papers, and will incorporate students' reflections on their experience and integration of theory and practice into discussions and papers. Regular attendance and participation required.

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Instructors: Michael Bourgeois
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT3436HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/05/19

Sacramental Theology

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

Sacraments of baptism, confirmation, Eucharist, reconciliation, anointing of the sick, orders, and marriage as symbols of the world, challenge to human existence, life functions of the Church and features of Christology and revelation. Lectures, seminars, mid-term papers and final paper.  Short paper on ‘Symbol and Sacrament”, total 20%;  four short papers on one of the sacraments, 10% each (total 40%);  three case study critiques for in-class discussion, total 10%;  one final paper, total 30%.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Margaret Lavin
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
EMT3451HF  L0101

Mission and Religious Pluralism

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

Taking into account recent paradigm shifts in the theology of mission, this course invites participants to consider the relationship of mission to biblical sources, culture and context, unity and diversity in the church, post-colonism and intercultural engagement, and especially religious pluralism. The goal is to foster critical theological reflection on how the church might best understand and embody its mission in a multifaceted and globalizing world situation today. Methodology: lecutres/discussions. Evaluations are based upon a mid-term paper, final research paper, and class participation. Prerequisite: Completion of first credit group or Level II.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Thomas E. Reynolds
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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SMT3457HS  L0101

Breakthroughs and Barriers in Ecumenical Dialogue

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

Study and discussion of difficult topics in current ecumenical dialogue among Christian churches where both breakthroughs and barriers are evident. The course will focus on justification, women's ordination, Eucharist, teaching authority, papacy, ethical decision-making and the uniqueness of Christ and/in interreligious dialogue. Auditors welcome. Located at St. Michael's College. Lectures, readings and discussions; take-home exam and final paper.

AD students enrol in SMT6457HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAT3471HF  L0101

Mariology

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

The Christological-Trinitarian foundation of Mary's role in salvation history and in the Church is developed in two areas: 1) the foundations from Vatican II, Scripture, Church Fathers, and the four Marian Dogmas; 2) the celebration of Mary in liturgy, popular piety, and spirituality. Finally, Mary is studied in light of ecumenism, and in one contemporary theologian and twentieth-century developments for her profound significance for today. One midterm test, one mini-synthesis and a final oral examination. The course is held at 2661 Kingston Road location.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Charles Anang
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
WYT3501HF  L0101

History of Early Modern European Christian Thought

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

This course surveys aspects of Christian thinking (not necessarily strictly theology) of the early modern period, concentrating on France, England, and representatives from other Western European countries. Lectures and readings focus on the question of (re)defining Christian identity, within several areas of religious concern: devotional life, epistemology, human history, and social relations. The course aims to provide students with first-hand knowledge of primary material that was either influential upon or typical of fundamental (though often conflictual) ways of construing Christian identity during this period and that have remained, in various guises, still a part of contemporary Christian outlooks. Course requirements include attendance at lectures and tutorials, the extensive assigned reading; 1-page weekly critical overviews, and the choice of a final exam or final paper.

AD students enrol in WYT6501HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
CGT3511HF  L0101

God and Abuse: Theology Close to Home

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

This course will examine a variety of theological voices coming out of contexts of abuse. How do we do theology in churches which include both survivors and perpetrators of violence? We will be reading about sin, repentance, restorative justice, healing and forgiveness in the context of child abuse, spousal violence, and abuse by clergy. How do churches help or hinder those in need of healing? This is a seminar and discussion based class, with reading summaries, a book report and a major paper. Teaching methods: Readings, seminars, student presentations. Means of evaluation: Class participation, reading summaries, book review, major research paper.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Carol Penner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 4 · Max: 12
Additional Notes: This course will be taught in the TST building at 47 Queen's Park Crescent East.
RGT3553HF  L0101

Aquinas on the Incarnation

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

A text based seminar examining Aquinas' theology of the Incarnation in the Summa Theologiae. Students will develop critical reading skills and familiarity with the grammatical, rhetorical and dialectical dimensions of Aquinas' systematics. Basic Degree: Short papers, reading assignments, major paper. Advanced degree: three shorter papers, classroom presentation, reading assignments, major research paper.

AD students enrol in RGT6553HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
TRT3566HF  L6101

Studies in Anglican Theology

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

Theology of grace in representative Anglican theologians, including Thomas Cranmer, Richard Hooker, the Caroline Divines, the Tractarians, F.D. Maurice, Lux Mundi and William Temple. Prerequisite: introductory course in theology.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT3566HF  L0101

Studies in Anglican Theology

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

Theology of grace in representative Anglican theologians, including Thomas Cranmer, Richard Hooker, the Caroline Divines, the Tractarians, F.D. Maurice, Lux Mundi and William Temple. Prerequisite: introductory course in theology.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Trinity College Room TC22
RGT3570YY  L0101

Lonergan's Insight

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

Reading and discussion of Bernard Lonergan's "Insight", with special emphasis on its relevance for theology. Lectures, readings, seminars, written assignments.

AD students enrol in RGT6570YY.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: John Dadosky
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
RGT3571HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/12/12

Method in Theology

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

Reading and discussion of Bernard Lonergan's "Method in Theology." Lectures and seminars, written assignments. Offered in alternate years. AD students enrol in RGT5578HS.

Schedule: Friday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Gordon Rixon
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
RGT3581HS  L0101

Hans Urs von Balthasar

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

Inspiring and profound are terms often attributed to the theology of von Balthasar. Benedict XVI said of his work, "His theological reflection maintains intact, to this day, a profound timeliness and leads many to penetrate ever more into the profoundity of the mystery of faith". This course begins an exploration of his work. There is consideration of the Trilogy: Herrlichkeit, Theo-Drama and Theo-Logic; the influence of Ignatius Loyola and Adrienne von Speyr; and the place of Mary. Not a course for the faint-hearted, von Balthasar's work is at times dense and complex but the rewards are beyond price. Prerequisite: one year of theology, at least three theology courses. Lectures, student presentations, one short paper and a research paper.

AD students enrol in RGT6581HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)
TRT3586HF  L0101

The Theology of John Wesley

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

This course examines major aspects of Wesley's theology as expounded chiefly in his Sermons on Several Occasions. Theological, ecclesiastical, social and intellectual environments will be probed, as well as developments in post-Wesley Wesleyanism. Attention will be given to the nuances of the denominations represented by those enrolled in the course.

AD students enrol in TRT6586HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Victor A. Shepherd
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 248
TRT3587HF  L0101

20th Century Reformational Theology: Jungel, Moltmann, Pannenberg and Torrance

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

Of the 20th century Reformed and Lutheran Theologians of the generation directly indebted to Karl Barth: Eberhard Jüngel, Jürgen Moltmann, Wolfart Pannenberg, and Thomas Torrance make the most impressive and enduring contributions. Exploring their Evangelical theologies of the cross, the methodological importance of eschatology, the Trinitarian ground and catholicity of Christian Theology, this course engages their seminal works and ideas, considers them in context and explores their continuing influence.

AD students enrol in TRT6587HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Kurt Anders Richardson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 212
SMT3602HF  L0101

New Voices in Theology

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

In recent decades hosts of new voices have joined and vastly expanded theological dialogue: African Americans, women, and “Third World”–Latin American, South African, Filipino, Indian, Sri Lankan, Korean, etc. More recently indigenous, Hispanic American, womanist, gay and lesbian, mujerista/Latina, Asian-Canadian and Asian-American, and ecological voices are expanding the dialogues. And newer voices continue to emerge.  We will: trace the early history of dialogues among these new voices; sample more recent voices; identify points of convergence and divergence; examine epistemological, hermeneutical and methodological issues concerning experience, standpoints, perspectives; engage new–and very old–ways of reading the bible; explore new Christologies; probe the riches of this new theological diversity, the dangers of relativism and new grounds for authenticity and authority; explore new theological frontiers in re-centering theology in the Spirit and re-mapping earth and heaven, history and salvation.

AD students enrol in SMT6602HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Lee F. Cormie
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT3608HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/10/25

New Directions in Magisterial Teaching

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

Recent teaching of the Roman Catholic magisterium on war and peace, social teaching about justice, ecumenical dialogue, nonchristian religions, and women. This course provides an update on important new directions in Catholic magisterial teaching on these five topics. The course examines the varying authority of different magisterial documents and focuses on methods of interpretation. Auditors welcome. Lectures, discussions, papers, take-home exam.

AD students enrol in SMT6608HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMT3620HF  L0101

Liberation and Postcolonial Theologies

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

Comparative exploration of the connections between liberation and postcolonial theologies. Study the various methodological shifts by liberation theologies and how these parallel postcolonial-decolonial theological debates. Focus will be to gain insight in the main ideas, specific methodologies, and key authors involved in the development and proliferation of these contemporary currents, and their relevance for the task of theology.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15

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ICT3621HS  L0101

Systematic Theology: Past, Present, and Future

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

Systematic theology has often been an attempt to develop a theology for all times and all places. But systematic thinking can also be consciously situated in history. In time, our web of beliefs may become reconfigured and re-centred. This course will read selections of Calvin’s Institutes alongside a contemporary text in systematic theology (focussing on areas such as Divine sovereignty, election, grace and self-knowledge) in order to stimulate our own reflections on the best way to develop a theology in and for today.

AD students enrol in ICT6621HS.

Schedule: Friday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Nicholas Ansell
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAT3643HS  L0101

Theology of Religions and Interfaith Dialogue

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

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

Schedule: Friday, 11:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: The course will begin on January 20, 2012.
Instructors: Ephrem Nariculam
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
WYT3651HF  L0101

Theologies of Luther & Calvin

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

This course of lectures will examine Luther's writings on the theology of the cross and on human freedom; and Calvin's writings on Scripture and the Christian life. Weekly readings and final examination (oral or written).

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Demson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
SMT3652HS  L0101

An Introduction to Eco-Theology

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

Using the writings of Thomas Berry & theologians who work with the new cosmology, the course provides an introduction to eco-theology as well as the ways eco-theologians are articulating new understandings of theological anthropology, revelation, Christology, pneumatology, sin and salvation, and eschatology. Adult learning methods. Evaluation: participation, practical integration, reflection paper and integration paper.

AD students enrol in SMT6652HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20
EMT3663HF  L0101

African Theology

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

The course will survey a wide range of themes in religious and theological language and models from contemporary African thought. The themes will be explored from their socio-historical context but also against the wider context of orthodox Christian theology. This dialectic will enable us to examine the variety of positions and views that have developed and shaped the discourse of African theology. We will also examine briefly some implications of African theology on contemporary forms of African missiology and ecclesiology. Format of lectures and discussions; and evaluation by class participation and two papers.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
SMT3670HS  L0101

Thought of Vatican II

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

Studies the documents and teachings of Vatican II. Brief overview of the historical background to the Council and to Councils in the life of the church. Seminars guide discussions based on close readings of the 16 documents with emphasis on the historical context and ecclesiological significance of each document. Seminar presentations; participation in analysis of the documents; integration paper.

AD students enrol in SMT6670HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMT3672HS  L0101

Theology, Violence, and Peace

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

This course explores theological reflection in relation to violence and peace, particularly in Christian traditions. Theories of violence and non-violence as well as case studies from the past and present will provide the means to investigate the ways faith-based claims justify or promote enmity and hostility and/or hospitality and peacemaking in Christian practice. Attention may be given to violence/peace in connection with theologies of revelation and atonement; justice/love; gender, race, ethnicity, class, and disability; Empire and globalization processes; interfaith relations with Jewish, Muslim, and Canadian Aboriginal communities; and the possibility of forgiveness and reconciliation. Lectures, discussions, journal exercises, book review, presentation, and final research paper.

AD students enrol in EMT6672HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Thomas E. Reynolds
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD 8; BD 16)

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EMT3674HS  L0101

Muslim Comparative Theologies: Sunni-Shi'i Doctrinal Development

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

The seminar will undertake to study the comparative Sunni and Shi’ite theologies (‘ilm al-kalam) to underscore a historical development of Muslim creed in the context of social and political conditions. The course will concentrate on the development of Muslim Theology in general and the Sunni and Shi’ite creeds in particular. It will primarily be a comparative theological study, and secondarily Sunni-Shi’i doctrinal analysis. The major concern will be the development of creeds in Islam, the gradual process of formulating Principles of Religion (usul al-din), and their crystallization in the form of dogmas, with theological complexities. The essential difference between the Sunni and Shi’ite schools of thought begins in their emphasis on the fundamentality of leadership for the continuation of the prophetic mission. This difference also leads to their classification of the founding principles of Islam. While the Sunnites have insisted on a communal consensus regarding the centrality the community’s adherence to the Tradition for the continuation of the mission, the Shi’ites have regarded the ongoing need for authoritative guidance following the Prophethood, that is, the Imamate on rational-scriptural grounds.  The Sunnites have rejected the latter necessity on rational grounds. There is, however, agreement among all Muslims that three doctrines constitute the faith of Islam: Unity of God, Prophethood of Muhammad, and the Final Day of Judgment.  The Shi’ites add to these three two other doctrines: the Justice of God and the Imamate of the rightful successors of the Prophet. The Shi`a-Sunni differences have also impacted the development of juridical principles and ethical epistemologies based on the relationship between reason and revelation.

AD students enrol in EMT6674HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:00 to 15:00
Instructors: Abdulaziz Sachedina
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICT3702HF  L0101

Religion, Life and Society: Reformational Philosophy

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

An exploration of central issues in philosophy, as addressed by Herman Dooyeweerd, Dirk Vollenhoven, and the “Amsterdam School” of neoCalvinian thought. The course tests the relevance of this tradition for recent developments in Western philosophy. Special attention is given to critiques of foundationalism, metaphysics, and modernity within reformational philosophy and in other schools of thought.

AD students enrol in ICT6702HF.

Schedule: Friday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Robert Sweetman
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT3706HF  L0101

Ignatian Contribution to Contemporary Ecclesiology

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

The course evaluates the Ignatian contribution to comtemporary ecclesiology. Utilizing key texts it situates Ignatius' sense of "Church" and the Society of Jesus relationship to the Church. Explores key issues and potential problems faced by a twenty-first-century reader of Ignatius. Engagement with contemporary Jesuit theologians, and the writings of Pope John Paul II and Cardinal Ratzinger. Mid-term paper, research paper, oral exam, class participation.

AD students enrol in RGT6706HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)
ICT3748HS  L0101

The Politics of Forgiveness

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

The concept of forgiveness is currently garnering much attention in the areas of ethics and social-political philosophy. It is both advocated and challenged as an alternative to justice as law, or to typical forms of legal justice and punishment. This course, while addressing current and practical discussions of the place of forgiveness in politics, will also dig more deeply into what could perhaps be called the “social-ontological” meaning of forgiveness, one that Hegel develops, for instance, to explain the relationship between individuals and the social body. We will read selections from the work of Hegel, Arendt, Jankélévitch, Derrida and Ricoeur.

AD students enrol in ICT6748HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Shannon Hoff
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICT3782HS  L0101

Creative Communication: Culture, Art and Politics

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

Everyone participates in the arts and culture, but who can say why? This course asks why the arts are important and addresses issues that face contemporary creators and interpreters of culture. Our aim is to develop imaginative, faith-oriented participation in the arts and culture. We will consider such topics as artistic freedom and social responsibility; communication through the arts and culture; the impact of globalization on cultural communities; the ethics of mass entertainment; the aesthetic quality of urban environments; and the role of arts in worship and interreligious dialogue. In addition to class sessions, we will attend various events in the city. Lecture, discussion, class presentations, attendance of public events, paper writing. Class participation: 20% / Seminar presentations: 30% / Research project: 50%.

AD students enrol in ICT6782HS.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: TBA
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 7
ICT3783HF  L0101

Person, Family and Society

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

This course will reflect on the nature of the social world in a way that is integrally linked with Christian faith. Challenging the view that individuals are fully independent realities, we will look at the different kinds of communities that define us: family, political society, religious community, and groups formed around other kinds of shared identities. We will look at the way in which we emerge as individuals only through these primary identifications, and at the conflicted way in whcih our individuality is an attempt to understand and even overcome them. We will also explore the tensions that arise between these various communities and the claims they make on us. The course includes readings from diverse philosophical, religious, literary, and social-scientific texts. It aims to develop an existentially and philosophically rich Christian sensitivity to the complexity of social relationships that shape us and make claims on us.

AD students enrol in ICT6783HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Shannon Hoff
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT3790YF  L0101

MTS Synthesis Paper

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

MTS Synthesis Paper

Schedule: 0:00 to 0:00
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
WYT3805HS  L0101

Postmodernity and a Christian Worldview

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

Postmodernity as a cultural phenomenon, implications in various areas of cultural endeavour (including politics, philosophy, psychology, theology, the arts, and science), and work toward an integral Christian worldview that gives guidance in a post-modern world. A particular concern will be to plumb the resources of Scripture for such a cultural context.  Teaching method: seminars, lectures, multimedia.  Evaluation is based upon essays (one 5-7 page essay, one 15-20 page essay) and participation.

AD students enrol in WYT6805HS.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Brian Walsh
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICT3829HF  L0101

Christian Theologies of Art

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

The course will explore significant ways that Christians have theologized the arts, artistry and art culture. The course will compare the varieties of theologies that have emerged from within the Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox traditions. The study will involve looking at paintings, icons, altarpieces, and socially and culturally engaged works of art as well as pertinent theological writings. 

AD students enrol in ICT6829HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT3836HF  L0101

Theology of Music

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

This course will examine the key theological, mystical and philosophical notions of music that are of essential significance in relation to the history of Christian music from ancient to modern. Topics covered will include the relations of music and language, music and morality, music and monasticism, music and magic, the connection of music, body and spirit, and the musical syncretism of the so-called secular and the sacred. Class participation, major essay, final examination.

AD students enrol in TRT6836HF.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 212
RGT3863HF  L0101

Christianity & World Religions

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

In the contemporary world, ecumenism must include dialogue between Christianity and world religions. This course will examine not only Christian attitudes to world religions, but also attitudes of world religions to other belief systems. Lectures, discussion, paper.

AD students enrol in RGT6863HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ovey N. Mohammed
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
EMT3873HF  L0101

Law, Ethics, and Society

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

The seminar will undertake to study the Islamic Legal Theory (usul al-fiqh) and Practice (fiqh) in conjunction with Islamic ethics, which serves as an integral part of the juridical tradition of Islam. The sources of law like the Qur'an, the Tradition (Sunna), Consensus (Ijma'), Analogy (qiyas) and Reason ('aql) will be examined in connection with the process by which legal decisions in Islam are made. The course will provide an opportunity to students of comparative ethics and law to learn about one of the well-developed religious-ethical systems in Abrahamic traditions. In addition, this course will offer a study of interaction between faith and history in Islam which has impacted upon the development of ethical-legal judgments in the Shariʿa. Assessment: Reading papers, book reviews, and a final paper.

AD students enrol in EMT6873HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Abdulaziz Sachedina
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT3878HF  L0101

Towards a Christian Political Economy

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

This course will engage in theological/biblical reflection on the nature of political economy by attending to themes of covenant, property, stewardship, justice and Kingdom. And we will bring that biblical reflection into dialogue with the work of Christian political economist Bob Goudzwaard. Professor Emeritus of the Free University of Amsterdam, former member of parliament, advisor to political parties, think tanks and NGO’s around the world, Goudzwaard has had a profound influence in shaping a Christian political-economic imagination.  In this course we will read Goudzwaard’s most important books (in translation) and have the opportunity to spend four seminars in conversation with him early in the semester.

 

AD students enrol in TRT6878HF.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: This class will begin on September 19.
Instructors: Brian Walsh
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Christian Reform Church Campus Ministry Office - Wycliffe College

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SMT3931HS  L0101

Sexuality & Marriage

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

The realities of human sexuality, marriage and family from a Christian perspective. Topics to be considered include: sexuality in the context of the person, marriage as sacrament, marriage permanence, marriage as procreative, marital fidelity, and homosexuality. Two short papers and seminar presentation.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Moira McQueen
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
SAT3932HS  L0101

Human Sexuality & Marriage

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

A study of the basis of sexuality and marriage and select related issues in light of the Catholic moral tradition. Readings, lectures, discussions, paper, mid-term test, final exam; the course will also include a limited online component. (Prerequisite: Fundamental Christian Ethics I and II or Permission of Instructor)

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Patricia Murphy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 16
SAT3942HF  L6101

Papal Teaching on Social Justice

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

A critical survey of papal thought from Leo XIII's emphasis on workers' rights to John Paul II's focus on the broader theme of human rights. Reflection papers and book report, or major paper, exam. Prerequisite: Introductory course in moral theology.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Thomas Lynch
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 25
SMT3952HS  L0101

Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Ethics

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

Using contemporary articles from the biological and medical sciences, philosophical ethics, and magisterial teachings, the course will develop and apply critical thinking to contemporary issues in biomedical ethics including: issues pertaining to the creation of life (e.g., IV fertilization, reproductive technologies, surrogacy, stem cell research), the preservation of life (e.g., right to care, refusal of care, micro & macroallocation of limited resources, informed choice), and the end of life (e.g., euthanasia, allowing to die, elder neglect). Methods: lectures, discussions. Evaluation: response paper, integration paper, class participation.

AD students enrol in SMT6952HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 20
SAT3952HF  L0101

Bioethics

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

A study of select life issues in light of the Catholic moral tradition. Among the topics to be considered are concepts of the person and the question of the meaning of suffering, new reproductive technologies, abortion, healthcare resource challenges, the new genetics and the ethics of enhancement , questions of cooperation, and various end of life issues. Lectures, readings, discussions, paper, book review, mid-term test and final written exam; the course will also include a limited online component. (Prerequisite: Fundamental Christian Ethics I and II or by Permission of Instructor)

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Patricia Murphy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 16
5000 Level Courses
WYT5153HS  L0101

Time and the Word: Conceptualizing the Meaning of Scriptural Figuration

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

This course seeks to understand the basis upon which the Bible can be read “figuratively”, within the context of an understanding of historical and temporal reality. The course makes use of exegesis (1 Corinthians 10, Genesis, and Ephesians 1), history of interpretation (both Christian and Jewish), philosophy of time, and the history of the philosophy of time as relevant to Christian theology and exegesis. The goal of the course is to outline a working framework for understanding how traditional figural referents in the Bible can be sustained in Christian reading of Scripture. Seminar format. Evaluation: Based on seminar performance (discussion and presentation of weekly research – 50%) and a final paper (50%).

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT5224HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/12/15

Theology and Holiness in the Work of Hans Urs von Balthasar

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

“True theology inquires in as spirit of obedience and reverence….. The life common to Christ and the Church is the context of a living and realized theology.” [Balthasar] A research seminar that will focus key texts on the theme of theology and holiness in the work of Balthasar. “Theology must always be conducted with rigorous precision [but] … there is no such thing as a theological investigation that does not breathe the atmosphere of ‘seeking in prayer’.[Balthasar] Detailed examination of texts, lectures, seminar presentations. Evaluation through seminar presentations, major research paper and significant class participation.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
RGT5239HF  L0101

Kenosis

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

Explores Christian Kenosis as an expression of the unconditional love of God made known in Christ. Here the mutual relations of self-giving in the Trinity may be reflected in the lives of human persons. Of key significance is Hans Urs von Balthasar's appreciation of the paschal mystery. Also in dialogue are: Sarah Coakley, John Paul II and Thomas Merton.  Lectures, discussion, class presentations, research paper, one short paper and a research paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
SMT5330HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/09/07

Openness & Gift: Rahner

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

Introduction to the theology of Karl Rahner. Attention to his place within Roman Catholic thought of his time. Special emphasis on his philosophical presuppositions and his understanding of revelation, human nature, grace, Christ, the Church, dogma, and ecumenical dialogue. Lectures, discussions, class presentations, short paper, final exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT5410HF  L0101

The Church Evangelical and Catholic

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

This course explores a range of proposals in contemporary ecclesiology across the eccumenical spectrum. Special attention will be given to questions surrounding the Church's concretely historical character, as in the ecclesiology of "practices" and its critics. Authors read may include Ratzinger, Jenson, Hauerwas, Cavanaugh, Radner and Healy. Seminar discussion; brief, bullet-point responses to the readings; 2500-word final paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT5522HF  L0101

Lonergan and Sexual Morality

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

Theological disagreements on particular moral issues often reflect underlying but unnoticed differences on the more general question of how a theologian properly makes any moral judgment. This course draws on the writings of Bernard Lonergan to explore both (i) that more general question and (ii) current theological disagreements on two particular issues of sexual morality, namely, contraceptive acts and homosexual acts. Previous familiarity with Lonergan's work is helpful but not required. Readings include selections from Lonergan writings and Vatican Documents. Weekly discussion preparation and participation, four one-page reflections, final paper, and take-home exam.

Schedule: Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Vertin
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
TRT5530HF  L0101

Readings in Augustine

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

Examination of Augustine's writings against the Manichaeans, the Donatists, and the Pelagians. Discussion of weekly readings and a major paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: David Neelands, Peter Slater
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 212
RGT5578HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/12/12

Lonergan's Method in Theology

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

The course introduces five aspects of advanced theological research through a critical reading of Bernard Lonergan's Method in Theology. Lonergan's methodological approach is exemplified and complemented by rhetorical analysis, genetic analysis, source reading, clarification by contrast and systematic reasoning. Readings, bulletin board participation, critical book review, seminar, major paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gordon Rixon
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
TRT5579HS  L0101

Kierkegaard's Studies

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

Central ideas in the Kierkegaard corpus and their relevance to contemporary theological and philosophical concerns. Introductory lecture, seminar discussion of readings, discussions, one major term paper.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Abrahim H. Khan
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 212
WYT5591HS  L0101

Barth on Jesus Christ, The Servant as Lord

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

A seminar course in which Chapter 64 of the Church Dogmatics will be studied. The topics will be: the Second Problem of the Doctrine of Reconciliation; the Exaltation of the Son of Man; the Homecoming of the Son of Man; the Royal Man; the Direction of the Son. Requirements: weekly readings, class participation, an in-class presentation, an oral examination.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Demson
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT5601HF  L0101

Faith and Culture

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

The purpose of this course is to survey the contemporary trends in the theology of faith and culture with an emphasis on mission, dialogue, interculteration, and the emergence of contextual theologies. A major portion of the course will focus on understanding the paradigm shift from a classicist notion of culture to one that has given rise to the various contextual approaches and the so-called "World Christianity(ies)." We will survey some of the various models, methods, and issues involved in this paradigm shift. The course willl also highlight certain tensions arising from this context such as the local-universal church tension, the dialogue-evangelism tension, the interculturation-syncretism tension, and the question of the theology of religions. Major paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John Dadosky
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
SMT5603HS  L0101

Frontiers of Theology: Advanced Studies

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

This course provides an opportunity to address in greater focus and depth issues of the "new" and "newer" voices in theology: liberation and contextual theologies in the global South (including US Black and womanist theologies, Hispanic theologies, Canadian-Asian and US-Asian theologies), feminist theologies, eco-theologies, indigenous spiritualities, LGBTQ theologies, and social ethics. First third of course will focus on reviews of: the emergence and development of these "new" theologies; key methodological issues (epistemological/ hermeneutical privilege(s) of the oppressed; postcolonialism, decolonialism); resurgence of social movements and emergent global civil society; recent dialogues and new initiatives (religious diversity, inter-culturality). Remaining classes provide opportunities for students (individually or in teams) to present their own in-depth research on specific topics. Class participation; seminar; research paper

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Lee F. Cormie
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMT5605HF  L0101

Theological Method and Hermeneutics

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

Examination of resources and methods in theological work, focusing on hermeneutics as a strategic way of thinking about the role of texts and traditions in theological reflection. Emphasis on interpretation theories in conjunction with liberal, postliberal, and postmodern theological methodologies, particularly regarding issues of faith, authority, revelation, and religious pluralism. Lectures, discussions, student presentations, research paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Thomas E. Reynolds
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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KNT5651HS  L0101

Ecumenical Missional Ecclesiology

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

This course will examine the development of Ecumenical Missional Ecclesiology in the 20th and 21st century with a focus on the dimensions of missional ecclesiology for the North American context. The course will explore the theological origins of ecumenical missional ecclesiology, the biblical and hermeneutical dimension of such theology, the present context and its relationship to such ecclesiology and the direction of ecumenical missional ecclesiology. Evaluation: Seminars, papers. Prerequisite: AD program enrolment

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: Classes held at the TST building at 47 Queen's Park Crescent East.
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: This course will be available to a limited number of off site and internationally located students (more than 50 km from Toronto) by means of webcam technology. Permission to join the course by webcam is granted by the instructor (c.fensham@utoronto.ca). Please contact Prof. Fensham if you wish to be participate in this way. Because of this format such students would be required to be online at 10.45 am. In addition all students joining this course in the classroom and by webcam must be aware that this course will often continue and extra 20 minutes after 1 pm if web connection problems interfere with the course delivery.
TRT5703HS  L0101

The Nature of Religious Thought

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

Examination of the nature of theology from its emergence with the ancient Greek philosophers to its establishment as an academic enterprise in the middle ages. Seminar presentations (2) and a major paper.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Donald Wiebe
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 213
RGT5729HS  L0101

Theology and Spirituality of Dorothee Soelle

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

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

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
TRT5867HF  L0101

Religious Pluralism as Theological Challenge

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

Challenges of religious pluralism to Christianity appearing from outside Christianity, and responses to it. How do other world religious traditions think about Christianity or religions for that matter? What are the theoretical problems of religious pluralism and the response to them from within Christianity? Discussions of selected readings and occasional lectures as appropriate.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Abrahim H. Khan
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 212
TRT5948HS  L0101

Critical Theory of Religion from a Psychoanalytic Perspective

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

Inquiry into the role and meaning of religion in a post/metaphysical, post/secular time within the frameworks of critical theory, psychoanalysis and ethics. Authors include Horkheimer, Adorno, Benjamin, Freud, Habermas and their theological/religious interlocutors, i.e. Charles Davis, Elisabeth Schuessler Fiorenza, Hent de Vries. Major paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marsha A. Hewitt
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 212
ICT5979HF  L0101

Paradoxes of Progress: Habermas's Theory of Communicative Action

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

Contemporary struggles over globalization echo debates about modernization in the previous two centuries. How should we understand philosophical theories of progress and the sociocultural changes these theories address? By what criteria should supposed improvements in society be judged? The seminar pursues these questions through a study of Jürgen Habermas's The Theory of Communicative Action.

Schedule: Monday, 12:00 to 15:00
Instructors: Lambert Zuidervaart
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT5982HF  L0101

The Theological Ethics of Stanley Hauerwas

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

An in-depth study of the theological ethics of Hauerwas, covering his major theological and philosophical influences, the main themes of his work, the development of his thought, and his chief interlocutors. Seminar format, with weekly presentations on the reading for that week rotating among the students in class.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:30
Instructors: John Berkman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
6000 Level Courses
RGT6222HS  L0101

God, One and Triune

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

Close textual study of the Scriptural sources and dogmatic development of the Church’s reflection on the identity of the God who is revealed in Jesus the Christ. Students develop a systematic understanding of this material, leading to a personal and critical appropriation of the tradition in light of preparation for pastoral and theological leadership in the Church. Lectures and seminars. Assignments for 3222: exegetical paper, oral interview, 2 learning reports, take home final exam. Assignments for 6222: 2 mid-length papers, participation in 3 seminars outside of class time.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3222HS.

Schedule: Monday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGT6243HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/03/08

Christology

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

This course promotes the personal critical appropriation of the Scriptural and dogmatic tradition in Christology, whether in preparation for the M.Div. comprehensive exam, or as a solid foundation in Christology for other students. It helps the student preparing for ministry to bring a systematic understanding of the person and work of Jesus the Christ to bear on pastoral issues and exposes the student to the spiritual dimension of Christological teaching. Lectures and seminars. Assignments for 3243: exegetical paper, oral interview, 2 learning reports, take home final exam. Assignments for 6243: 2 mid-length papers, participation in 3 seminars outside of class time.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3243HS.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
Enrollment Notes: Max 12 (AD & BD)
TRT6258HS  L0101

Abrahamic Christologies: The Confluence of Jewish, Christian and Muslim Messianisms

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

By the time of Jesus, Second Temple Judaism had articulated an exceedingly wide variety of messianic scenarios, one of which would be embodied in the four gospels and other writings of the New Testament. By the time of the emergence of Muslim faith, Jesus' Messiahship would be taken by Mohammad as a given and yet understood in ways more akin to the contours of Jewish Messianism. This course explores the three Abrahamic faiths according to their leading Christological formulations.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3258HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Kurt Anders Richardson
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 212
RGT6320HF  L0101

Doing Justice with Spirit

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

Theological perspectives and spiritual practices for integrating faith and the work for justice, peace and a healthy environment. Evaluation by essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3320HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John E. Costello
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes: Max 25 (AD & BD)
RGT6322HS  L0101

Contemplation in Action

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3322HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John E. Costello
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 15 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
KNT6345HS  L0101

Theologies of Protestant Spirituality and Formation

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

The course will examine Protestant Theological Teaching and Traditions of Spirituality and Formation as rooted in medieval and reformation approaches with a particular reference to the Reformed Tradition. In the light of these traditions the course will challenge students to develop a credible and constructive theological framework for spirituality and formation in the 21st century North American and particularly Canadian context.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNT3345HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
SMT6370HF  L0101

Spirituality and Ecology: Integration and Implications

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

The course provides an exploration of how Christianity has understood the relationship among God, creation, humanity and spirituality, and how that understanding has contributed to the ecological challenges we currently face as well as can contribute to a helpful response. The course begins with an overview of our understanding of spirituality and creation during the patristic, medieval and reformation periods, then shifts to contemporary understandings drawing from current discussions of Christology, creation-centred spirituality, eco-feminism, deep ecology, and the healing of nature and the healing of self. Methods: Lectures, discussions. Evaluation: reflection paper, integration paper, class participation, practical integration.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3370HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
RGT6404HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/05/16

Communion Ecclesiology

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

A sampling of various modern approaches to communion ecclesiology in Western Christian and Eastern Orthodox theologians. History of communion ecclesiology and its relationship to ecumenism. Lectures, seminars, synthesis papers, research paper. Prerequisite: Two introductory courses in Theology.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3404HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
WYT6406HS  L0101

Bread, Wine, and Water: Baptism and Eucharist as Sacraments of the Gospel

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

The Church baptizes and catechizes. The Church celebrates Eucharist. What does it mean to perform these actions? How can we perform them more faithfully? This course provides a 'systematic' theological overview of the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist, incorporating biblical and historical perspectives along the way. Although the goal of the course is to develop a constructive Anglican theology of the sacraments, we will engage texts and authors from across the ecumenical spectrum. Some attention will also be paid to the 'other' sacraments, such as penance and holy orders. Final exam, short (10-15 page) final paper. Seminar discussions, lectures.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYT3406HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT6410HS  L0101

Ecclesiology

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

This course will provide an introduction to the theology of the Church and the Church

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3410HS.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John Dadosky
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
SMT6457HS  L0101

Breakthroughs and Barriers in Ecumenical Dialogue

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

Study and discussion of difficult topics in current ecumenical dialogue among Christian churches where both breakthroughs and barriers are evident. The course will focus on justification, women's ordination, Eucharist, teaching authority, papacy, ethical decision-making and the uniqueness of Christ and/in interreligious dialogue. Auditors welcome. Located at St. Michael's College. Lectures, readings and discussions; take-home exam and final paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3457HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYT6501HF  L0101

History of Early Modern European Christian Thought

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

This course surveys aspects of Christian thinking (not necessarily strictly theology) of the early modern period, concentrating on France, England, and representatives from other Western European countries. Lectures and readings focus on the question of (re)defining Christian identity, within several areas of religious concern: devotional life, epistemology, human history, and social relations. The course aims to provide students with first-hand knowledge of primary material that was either influential upon or typical of fundamental (though often conflictual) ways of construing Christian identity during this period and that have remained, in various guises, still a part of contemporary Christian outlooks. Course requirements include attendance at lectures and tutorials, the extensive assigned reading; 1-page weekly critical overviews, and the choice of a final exam or final paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYT3501HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT6553HF  L0101

Aquinas on the Incarnation

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

A text based seminar examining Aquinas' theology of the Incarnation in the Summa Theologiae. Students will develop critical reading skills and familiarity with the grammatical, rhetorical and dialectical dimensions of Aquinas' systematics. Basic Degree: Short papers, reading assignments, major paper. Advanced degree: three shorter papers, classroom presentation, reading assignments, major research paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3553HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
TRT6566HF  L0101

Studies in Anglican Theology

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

Theology of grace in representative Anglican theologians, including Thomas Cranmer, Richard Hooker, the Caroline Divines, the Tractarians, F.D. Maurice, Lux Mundi and William Temple. Prerequisite: introductory course in theology.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3566HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Trinity College Room TC22
RGT6570YY  L0101

Lonergan's Insight

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

Reading and discussion of Bernard Lonergan's "Insight", with special emphasis on its relevance for theology. Lectures, readings, seminars, written assignments.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3570YY.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: John Dadosky
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
RGT6581HS  L0101

Hans Urs von Balthasar

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

Inspiring and profound are terms often attributed to the theology of von Balthasar. Benedict XVI said of his work, "His theological reflection maintains intact, to this day, a profound timeliness and leads many to penetrate ever more into the profoundity of the mystery of faith". This course begins an exploration of his work. There is consideration of the Trilogy: Herrlichkeit, Theo-Drama and Theo-Logic; the influence of Ignatius Loyola and Adrienne von Speyr; and the place of Mary. Not a course for the faint-hearted, von Balthasar's work is at times dense and complex but the rewards are beyond price. Prerequisite: one year of theology, at least three theology courses. Lectures, seminar discussions, student presentations, one short paper and a research paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3581HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)
TRT6586HF  L0101

The Theology of John Wesley

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

This course examines major aspects of Wesley's theology as expounded chiefly in his Sermons on Several Occasions. Theological, ecclesiastical, social and intellectual environments will be probed, as well as developments in post-Wesley Wesleyanism. Attention will be given to the nuances of the denominations represented by those enrolled in the course.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3586HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Victor A. Shepherd
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 248
TRT6587HF  L0101

20th Century Reformational Theology: Jungel, Moltmann, Pannenberg and Torrance

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

Of the 20th century Reformed and Lutheran Theologians of the generation directly indebted to Karl Barth: Eberhard Jüngel, Jürgen Moltmann, Wolfart Pannenberg, and Thomas Torrance make the most impressive and enduring contributions. Exploring their Evangelical theologies of the cross, the methodological importance of eschatology, the Trinitarian ground and catholicity of Christian Theology, this course engages their seminal works and ideas, considers them in context and explores their continuing influence.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3587HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Kurt Anders Richardson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larking Building Room 212
SMT6602HF  L0101

New Voices in Theology

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

In recent decades hosts of new voices have joined and vastly expanded theological dialogue: African Americans, women, and “Third World”–Latin American, South African, Filipino, Indian, Sri Lankan, Korean, etc. More recently indigenous, Hispanic American, womanist, gay and lesbian, mujerista/Latina, Asian-Canadian and Asian-American, and ecological voices are expanding the dialogues. And newer voices continue to emerge.  We will: trace the early history of dialogues among these new voices; sample more recent voices; identify points of convergence and divergence; examine epistemological, hermeneutical and methodological issues concerning experience, standpoints, perspectives; engage new–and very old–ways of reading the bible; explore new Christologies; probe the riches of this new theological diversity, the dangers of relativism and new grounds for authenticity and authority; explore new theological frontiers in re-centering theology in the Spirit and re-mapping earth and heaven, history and salvation.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3602HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Lee F. Cormie
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT6608HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/10/25

New Directions in Magisterial Teaching

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

Recent teaching of the Roman Catholic magisterium on war and peace, social teaching about justice, ecumenical dialogue, nonchristian religions, and women. This course provides an update on important new directions in Catholic magisterial teaching on these five topics. The course examines the varying authority of different magisterial documents and focuses on methods of interpretation. Auditors welcome. Lectures, discussions, papers, take-home exam.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3608HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICT6621HS  L0101

Systematic Theology: Past, Present, and Future

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

Systematic theology has often been an attempt to develop a theology for all times and all places. But systematic thinking can also be consciously situated in history. In time, our web of beliefs may become reconfigured and re-centred. This course will read selections of Calvin’s Institutes alongside a contemporary text in systematic theology (focussing on areas such as Divine sovereignty, election, grace and self-knowledge) in order to stimulate our own reflections on the best way to develop a theology in and for today.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3621HS.

Schedule: Friday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Nicholas Ansell
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMT6652HS  L0101

An Introduction to Eco-Theology

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

Using the writings of Thomas Berry & theologians who work with the new cosmology, the course provides an introduction to eco-theology as well as the ways eco-theologians are articulating new understandings of theological anthropology, revelation, Christology, pneumatology, sin and salvation, and eschatology. Adult learning methods. Evaluation: participation, practical integration, reflection paper and integration paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3652HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20
SMT6670HF  L0101

Thought of Vatican II

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

Studies the documents and teachings of Vatican II. Brief overview of the historical background to the Council and to Councils in the life of the church. Seminars guide discussions based on close readings of the 16 documents with emphasis on the historical context and ecclesiological significance of each document. Seminar presentations; participation in analysis of the documents; integration paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMT6672HS  L0101

Theology, Violence, and Peace

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

This course explores theological reflection in relation to violence and peace, particularly in Christian traditions. Theories of violence and non-violence as well as case studies from the past and present will provide the means to investigate the ways faith-based claims justify or promote enmity and hostility and/or hospitality and peacemaking in Christian practice. Attention may be given to violence/peace in connection with theologies of revelation and atonement; justice/love; gender, race, ethnicity, class, and disability; Empire and globalization processes; interfaith relations with Jewish, Muslim, and Canadian Aboriginal communities; and the possibility of forgiveness and reconciliation. Lectures, discussions, journal exercises, book review, presentation, and final research paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMT3672HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Thomas E. Reynolds
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD 8; BD 16)

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EMT6674HS  L0101

Muslim Comparative Theologies: Sunni-Shi'i Doctrinal Development

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

The seminar will undertake to study the comparative Sunni and Shi’ite theologies (‘ilm al-kalam) to underscore a historical development of Muslim creed in the context of social and political conditions. The course will concentrate on the development of Muslim Theology in general and the Sunni and Shi’ite creeds in particular. It will primarily be a comparative theological study, and secondarily Sunni-Shi’i doctrinal analysis. The major concern will be the development of creeds in Islam, the gradual process of formulating Principles of Religion (usul al-din), and their crystallization in the form of dogmas, with theological complexities. The essential difference between the Sunni and Shi’ite schools of thought begins in their emphasis on the fundamentality of leadership for the continuation of the prophetic mission. This difference also leads to their classification of the founding principles of Islam. While the Sunnites have insisted on a communal consensus regarding the centrality the community’s adherence to the Tradition for the continuation of the mission, the Shi’ites have regarded the ongoing need for authoritative guidance following the Prophethood, that is, the Imamate on rational-scriptural grounds.  The Sunnites have rejected the latter necessity on rational grounds. There is, however, agreement among all Muslims that three doctrines constitute the faith of Islam: Unity of God, Prophethood of Muhammad, and the Final Day of Judgment.  The Shi’ites add to these three two other doctrines: the Justice of God and the Imamate of the rightful successors of the Prophet. The Shi`a-Sunni differences have also impacted the development of juridical principles and ethical epistemologies based on the relationship between reason and revelation.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMT3674HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:00 to 15:00
Instructors: Abdulaziz Sachedina
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICT6702HF  L0101

Religion, Life and Society: Reformational Philosophy

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

An exploration of central issues in philosophy, as addressed by Herman Dooyeweerd, Dirk Vollenhoven, and the “Amsterdam School” of neoCalvinian thought. The course tests the relevance of this tradition for recent developments in Western philosophy. Special attention is given to critiques of foundationalism, metaphysics, and modernity within reformational philosophy and in other schools of thought.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3702HF.

Schedule: 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Robert Sweetman
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT6706HF  L0101

Ignatian Contribution to Contemporary Ecclesiology

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

The course evaluates the Ignatian contribution to comtemporary ecclesiology. Utilizing key texts it situates Ignatius' sense of "Church" and the Society of Jesus relationship to the Church. Explores key issues and potential problems faced by a twenty-first-century reader of Ignatius. Engagement with contemporary Jesuit theologians, and the writings of Pope John Paul II and Cardinal Ratzinger. Lectures, seminar discussion, student presentations, one short paper and a research paper.  Prerequisite: one year of theology, at least three theology courses.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3706HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)
ICT6748HS  L0101

The Politics of Forgiveness

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

The concept of forgiveness is currently garnering much attention in the areas of ethics and social-political philosophy. It is both advocated and challenged as an alternative to justice as law, or to typical forms of legal justice and punishment. This course, while addressing current and practical discussions of the place of forgiveness in politics, will also dig more deeply into what could perhaps be called the “social-ontological” meaning of forgiveness, one that Hegel develops, for instance, to explain the relationship between individuals and the social body. We will read selections from the work of Hegel, Arendt, Jankélévitch, Derrida and Ricoeur.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3748HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Shannon Hoff
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICT6782HS  L0101

Creative Communication: Culture, Art and Politics

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

Everyone participates in the arts and culture, but who can say why? This course asks why the arts are important and addresses issues that face contemporary creators and interpreters of culture. Our aim is to develop imaginative, faith-oriented participation in the arts and culture. We will consider such topics as artistic freedom and social responsibility; communication through the arts and culture; the impact of globalization on cultural communities; the ethics of mass entertainment; the aesthetic quality of urban environments; and the role of arts in worship and interreligious dialogue. In addition to class sessions, we will attend various events in the city. Lecture, discussion, class presentations, attendance of public events, paper writing. Class participation: 20% / Seminar presentations: 30% / Research project: 50%.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3782HS.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: TBA
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 7
ICT6783HF  L0101

Person, Family and Society

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

This course will reflect on the nature of the social world in a way that is integrally linked with Christian faith. Challenging the view that individuals are fully independent realities, we will look at the different kinds of communities that define us: family, political society, religious community, and groups formed around other kinds of shared identities. We will look at the way in which we emerge as individuals only through these primary identifications, and at the conflicted way in whcih our individuality is an attempt to understand and even overcome them. We will also explore the tensions that arise between these various communities and the claims they make on us. The course includes readings from diverse philosophical, religious, literary, and social-scientific texts. It aims to develop an existentially and philosophically rich Christian sensitivity to the complexity of social relationships that shape us and make claims on us.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3783HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Shannon Hoff
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT6805HS  L0101

Postmodernity and a Christian Worldview

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

Postmodernity as a cultural phenomenon, implications in various areas of cultural endeavour (including politics, philosophy, psychology, theology, the arts, and science), and work toward an integral Christian worldview that gives guidance in a post-modern world. A particular concern will be to plumb the resources of Scripture for such a cultural context.Lectures, seminar discussions, multimedia. Reflection paper (25%), participation (25%), major paper (50%).

Basic Degree students enrol in WYT3805HS.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Brian Walsh
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICT6829HF  L0101

Christian Theologies of Art

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

The course will explore significant ways that Christians have theologized the arts, artistry and art culture. The course will compare the varieties of theologies that have emerged from within the Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox traditions. The study will involve looking at paintings, icons, altarpieces, and socially and culturally engaged works of art as well as pertinent theological writings. 

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3829HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT6836HF  L0101

Theology of Music

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

This course will examine the key theological, mystical and philosophical notions of music that are of essential significance in relation to the history of Christian music from ancient to modern. Topics covered will include the relations of music and language, music and morality, music and monasticism, music and magic, the connection of music, body and spirit, and the musical syncretism of the so-called secular and the sacred. Class participation, major essay, final examination.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3836HF.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 212
RGT6863HF  L0101

Christianity & World Religions

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

In the contemporary world, ecumenism must include dialogue between Christianity and world religions. This course will examine not only Christian attitudes to world religions, but also attitudes of world religions to other belief systems. Lectures, discussion, paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3863HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ovey N. Mohammed
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
EMT6873HF  L0101

Law, Ethics, and Society

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

The seminar will undertake to study the Islamic Legal Theory (usul al-fiqh) and Practice (fiqh) in conjunction with Islamic ethics, which serves as an integral part of the juridical tradition of Islam. The sources of law like the Qur'an, the Tradition (Sunna), Consensus (Ijma'), Analogy (qiyas) and Reason ('aql) will be examined in connection with the process by which legal decisions in Islam are made. The course will provide an opportunity to students of comparative ethics and law to learn about one of the well-developed religious-ethical systems in Abrahamic traditions. In addition, this course will offer a study of interaction between faith and history in Islam which has impacted upon the development of ethical-legal judgments in the Shariʿa. Assessment: Reading papers, book reviews, and a final paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMT3873HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Abdulaziz Sachedina
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT6878HF  L0101

Towards a Christian Political Economy

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

This course will engage in theological/biblical reflection on the nature of political economy by attending to themes of covenant, property, stewardship, justice and Kingdom. And we will bring that biblical reflection into dialogue with the work of Christian political economist Bob Goudzwaard. Professor Emeritus of the Free University of Amsterdam, former member of parliament, advisor to political parties, think tanks and NGO’s around the world, Goudzwaard has had a profound influence in shaping a Christian political-economic imagination. In this course we will read Goudzwaard’s most important books (in translation) and have the opportunity to spend four seminars in conversation with him early in the semester.

 

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3878HF.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: This class will start on September 19.
Instructors: Brian Walsh
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Christian Reform Church Campus Ministry Office - Wycliffe College

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SMT6952HS  L0101

Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Ethics

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

Application of critical thinking to contemporary issues in biomedical ethics including: issues pertaining to the creation of life (e.g., IV fertilization, reproductive technology, surrogacy, stem cell research), the preservation of life (e.g., right to care, refusal of care, micro & macroallocation of limited resources, informed choice), and the end of life (e.g., euthanasia, allowing to die, elder neglect).

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3952HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 6 · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: (Max. AD 10, BD 10; Min. AD 3, BD 3)
Historical Crosslisted Courses
TRH2061HF  L0101

The Birth of Theology

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

An introduction to Patristic thought to 451 AD, surveying principal writers East and West. Detailed study of Athanasius On the Incarnation and The Tome of Leo. Lectures, readings, four short reports and a final oral examination.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 214
TRH2105HS  L6101

History of Theology 2: Medieval and Reformation Theologies

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

A survey of Medieval and Reformation Theologies, from 843 to 1648. The Carolingian Revival and Monastic Schools; Anselm and Cur Deus Homo; Peter Lombard and the Cathedral Schools; Abailard and the Universities; the rediscovery of Aristotle; the Friars: Albert the Great, Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, William of Occam; Gregory Palamas; the Reformation: Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, Thomas Cranmer; the Synod of Dort; Richard Hooker; Second Scholasticism.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
WYH2311HS  L0101

History of Missions and Development

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

Outlines the history of Christian missions from its beginnings in Pentecost to the end of the 20th century, followed by area studies of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Europe, and concluding with a consideration of the transition from missions to development to post-development. Short papers and collaborative internet project.

 

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Thomas P. Power
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
ICH3153HF  L0101

Matter, Body, and Gender in the Thought of Hildegaard of Bingen, Bernardus Sylvestris, Alan of Lille and Thomas Aquinas

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2005 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This seminar explores the themes of matter, body and gender in selected works of Hildegard of Bingen, Bernardus Sylvestris, Alan of Lille and Thomas Aquinas. It uses the way thinkers interlink the themes of structure, genesis and religious dynamic to examine the intersection of Christian understanding, ontology and gender.

AD students enrol in ICH6153HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Robert Sweetman
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
TRH3236HS  L0101

Richard Hooker

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

A review of all of the surviving works of Richard Hooker, often called the first theologian of Anglicanism, his Calvinism and reaction to Calvinism, his scholasticism, and his defence of the institutions of the Church of England. Seminars, short report and major paper. (Taught in alternate years)

AD students enrol in TRH6236HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 212
RGH3430HF  L0101

History of Eastern Christianity

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

A history of Eastern Christianities through the study of the life and works of major early authors who shaped Eastern Christian traditions, including Origen, Aphrahat, Athanasius, Cyril of Alexandria, the Cappadocians, Maximus the Confessor, Simeon the New Theologian, Nicholas Cabasilas, Gregory Palamas. Lectures-seminars, short synthesis papers, major paper. Advanced degree students enroll in RGH6430H. Crosslisted to the Theology Department.

AD students enrol in RGH6430HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes:  Max 42 (AD & BD)
RGH3755HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/05/16

Theology & Spirituality of Icons

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

Emphasis on the history of the iconoclastic controversy and ecumenical councils, especially for the development of Christology. Readings from Nicaea II, Theodore the Studite, John of Damascus and Theodore Abu Qurrah. Iconography and spirituality. Church visit. Lectures-seminar, reflection papers, major paper. Prerequisite: Three courses from the Theological or Historical departments.

AD students enrol in RGH6755HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
ICH6153HF  L0101

Matter, Body, and Gender in the Thought of Hildegaard of Bingen, Bernardus Sylvestris, Alan of Lille and Thomas Aquinas

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2005 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This seminar explores the themes of matter, body and gender in selected works of Hildegard of Bingen, Bernardus Sylvestris, Alan of Lille and Thomas Aquinas. It uses the way thinkers interlink the themes of structure, genesis and religious dynamic to examine the intersection of Christian understanding, ontology and gender.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICH3153HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Robert Sweetman
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
TRH6236HS  L0101

Richard Hooker

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

A review of all of the surviving works of Richard Hooker, often called the first theologian of Anglicanism, his Calvinism and reaction to Calvinism, his scholasticism, and his defence of the institutions of the Church of England. Seminars, short report and major paper. (Taught in alternate years)

Basic Degree students enrol in TRH3236HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 212
RGH6430HF  L0101

History of Eastern Christianity

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

A history of Eastern Christianities through the study of the life and works of major early authors who shaped Eastern Christian traditions, including Origen, Aphrahat, Athanasius, Cyril of Alexandria, the Cappadocians, Maximus the Confessor, Simeon the New Theologian, Nicholas Cabasilas, Gregory Palamas. Lectures-seminars, short synthesis papers, major paper. Advanced degree students enroll in RGH6430H. Crosslisted to the Theology Department.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGH3430HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
RGH6755HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/05/16

Theology & Spirituality of Icons

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

Emphasis on the history of the iconoclastic controversy and ecumenical councils, especially for the development of Christology. Readings from Nicaea II, Theodore the Studite, John of Damascus and Theodore Abu Qurrah. Iconography and spirituality. Church visit. Lectures-seminar, reflection papers, major paper. Prerequisite: Three courses from the Theological or Historical departments.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGH3755HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
Interdisciplinary Crosslisted Courses
SAJ1501HY  L0101

Introduction to Ecclesiastical Latin

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

Beginning with a quick review of English grammar, the course will introduce the grammar and syntax of the Latin language and provide practice in their use in order to lead students to a reading knowledge of Ecclesiastical Latin: the Vulgate, Canon Law, Ambrose, Augustine, Jerome, Aquinas, hymns and other documents. Evaluation will be based on course assignments, weekly class participation, periodic tests and a final exam. Please note: the second hour of each class is a mandatory tutorial.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Mechtilde O'Mara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Min: 8 · Crosslisted to: Theological
TRJ2631HS  L0101

Anglican History And Theology

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

Introductory study of the Anglican communion as a worldwide form of Christianity; its history, key theological issues, worship, schools of thought, approaches to spirituality. 3 short papers. Interdisciplinary History and Theology.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 213
Pastoral Theology Crosslisted Courses
RGP3206HF  L0101

Classics of Christian Spirituality

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

The course develops major themes in the history of Christian spirituality, through a close reading of selections by Plato, Origen, Pseudo-Dionysius, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Gregory of Palamas, Julian of Norwich, St. Ignatius of Loyola, and Dorothy Day. Lectures, discussion, critical reflection papers.

AD students enrol in RGP6206HF.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGP3212YS  L0101

Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

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

Intensive analysis of structure, content and spirituality of the Ignatian Exercises as a background for general ministry of spiritual growth and ministry in the church. Lecture and discussion. Class participation and short papers. Intended primarily for those who seek to direct the Exercises. Permission of the instructor required.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 18:30
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · Two Credits · Max: 12 · Crosslisted to: Theological
RGP3270HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/05/02

Discerning the Signs of the Times

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

Exposes students to contemporary forms of critical and cultural analysis, using the analysis to look at spirituality and exposing students to contemporary manifestations of spirituality in a post-modern age. Eight reflection papers; class participation.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Theological
RGP3280HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/12/08

Themes in Hindu Spirituality

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

An exploration of religious experience in various Hindu traditions, within the context of an overview of relevant beliefs and practices. Lecture, discussion, exam and critical reflection papers.

AD students enrol in RGP6280HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 22 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)
RGP3281HS  L0101

Religious Experience in the World's Religions

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 42 · Crosslisted to: Theological
SMP3447HF  L0101

Catholic Phil. of Education

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

Foundational philosophical issues in education. The identity and distinctiveness of Catholic Education. Canadian Catholic education. Curriculum integration and unity of knowledge, unity of truth, and unity of the human person. Ecclesial documents and pedagogy. Lecture, seminar, attendance, participation, two papers.

AD students enrol in SMP6447HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Mario O. D'Souza
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
RGP5209HF  L0101

Spiritual Theology of Evelyn Underhill

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

A critical exploration of the mystical, liturgical and pastoral theology of Evelyn Underhill, as she develops these in her novels and scholarly writings. Her thought will be examined in light of contemporary issues in spirituality, such as the status of the body, mysticism and social action, the subjectivization of mystical experiences, and the effect of socio-political structures on spirituality. Lectures, discussion, presentation, critical reflection paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: This course will be offered onsite at TST as well as by videoconference. Students can join the course from offsite locations outside of the greater Toronto area in real time with video and audio provided the student has broadband, wired internet access.
RGP6206HF  L0101

Classics of Christian Spirituality

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

The course develops major themes in the history of Christian spirituality, through a close reading of selections by Plato, Origen, Pseudo-Dionysius, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Gregory of Palamas, Julian of Norwich, St. Ignatius of Loyola, and Dorothy Day. Lectures, discussion, critical reflection papers.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3206HF.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGP6280HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/12/08

Themes in Hindu Spirituality

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

An exploration of religious experience in various Hindu traditions, within the context of an overview of relevant beliefs and practices. Lecture, discussion, exam and critical reflection papers.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3280HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 22 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)
SMP6447HF  L0101

Catholic Phil. of Education

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

Foundational philosophical issues in education. The identity and distinctiveness of Catholic Education. Canadian Catholic education. Curriculum integration and unity of knowledge, unity of truth, and unity of the human person. Ecclesial documents and pedagogy. Lecture, seminar, attendance, participation, two papers.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMP3447HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Mario O. D'Souza
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological

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