Theological Courses for the 2014 Winter Session

Course Listings by Level

Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
SMT1101HS  L0101

Foundations of Theology

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 36
KNT1101HS  L0101

Reformed Theology in Dialogue

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

This course introduces students to the central categories of Christian theology as these loci have been developed in what the Christian tradition has called Systematic Theology.  The course will focus on how these major doctrinal themes have been articulated in the Reformed Protestant tradition, and set this perspective in dialogue with other traditional, contemporary, and ecumenical perspectives in theology.  Each topic will be explored in relation to its classical formulation as well as with reference to modern (and postmodern) reassessments of the classical tradition in the cultural and global context of the Christian churches in the 21st century.  Lectures,  weekly reflection assignments, final essay.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John A. Vissers
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRT1101HS  L0101

Systematic Theology

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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 340
EMT1101HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/06/17

Theology I

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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. Perquisite: basic course in Bible.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Natalie Wigg-Stevenson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYT1101HS  L0101

The God of the Gospel: Systematic Theology I

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Canada - other 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 periods. Short papers, final take-home exam. Tutorial 10-11 am.

Schedule:
Instructors: Joseph Mangina, David Widdicombe
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Course offered in Winnipeg. For registration please contact the Wycliffe Registrar's Office
SAT1703HS  L0101

Scholastic Philosophical Concepts

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

An introduction to scholastic terms and concepts in the context of their use in the philosophical theology of Thomas Aquinas. Readings cover texts that treat the existence and attributes of God, being and essence, form and matter, substance and accident, the human soul and its faculties, happiness, human action, and natural law. Lectures, discussion; short papers, essay, and final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pamela J. Reeve
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
SAT1902HS  L0101

Fundamental Christian Ethics II

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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
WYT1911HS  L0101

Gift and Call: Discerning Divine Direction in Modern Life

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

The notion that God “calls” a whole people (like Jews) to do work in the world – as well as the ideal that this can and sometimes does apply also to individuals – is unavoidable in Christianity.  Yet it subject to facile interpretations, especially in a modern world hungry for meaningful personal narratives.  The class will examine “call”, beginning with biblical materials, and extending forward to today.  Modern notions of “work” will be critiqued in the light of older Jewish and Christians commitment to work and rest, a rest which acknowledges gift.  Students will be challenged to discern call in connect both to their membership among a whole people, and to their specific end or beatitude in God.

Schedule: Saturday, 09:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 01/11 · Ends: 03/29
Schedule Notes: January 25, February 15, March 08 & March 29, 2014  Final Paper due by April 11
Instructors: Charles R. Pinches
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
2000 Level Courses
WYT2101HS  L0101

The Bride of the Lamb: Systematic Theology II

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical
EMT2102HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/04/01

Theology II

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · 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: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Bourgeois
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAT2222HS  L0101

Mystery of the Trinity

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

Mystery of the Triune God with its Biblical sources and Patristic development, and an examination of the development of the understanding of the Immanent Trinity, with attention paid to particular issues, e.g. Filioque, notion of 'Person'. Also stressed is the development of a Trinitarian spirituality with some attention to the mystics. Lectures, mid-term test, end of term test.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT2222HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/04/02

God One and Triune

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · 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 systemic 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. Assignments: exegetical paper, 3 learning reports, take home final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMT2223HS  L0101

Mystery of the Triune God

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · 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: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Darren Dias
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAT2223HS  L6101

The Christian God

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Online Course

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Peter Gittens
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
SAT2242HS  L0101

Christology

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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
RGT2321HS  L0101

Creation, Man/Woman, Sin

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
SAT2331HS  L0101

Grace and Glory

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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: Friday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles Anang
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAT2401HS  L0101

Ecclesiology

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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
Instructors: Mark Robson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 14
SMT2402HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/01/06

Introduction to Liturgy

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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
SAT2432HS  L0101

Sacramental Theology II

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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
SAT2433HS  L0101

Sacraments

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 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: Sunday, Saturday
Instructors: Mark Robson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 25
WYT2505HS  L0101

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

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · 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
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAT2601HS  L4101

Ecumenism

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough 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: January 11, February 8, March 1 and March 29
Instructors: Damian MacPherson, Robert J. Barringer CSB
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
TRT2621HS  L0101

Christian Missiology

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

A survey of Christian missiology including the biblical basis of Christian mission and cross-cultural mission and ministry; theology of mission; Christianity and culture; history of Christian mission; global Christianity and mission today; mission, evangelism and other faiths; mission globalization and the electronic media; mission and justice, peace, reconciliation and the environment; mission and personhood; Christian anthropology and the anthropology of Christianity; and the future of Christian mission.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Terry M. Brown
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
SAT2701HS  L0101

Philosophy of Religion

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

A survey of some of the main themes in philosophy of religion including: faith and reason, religious experience, divine attributes, the problem of evil, petitionary prayer, miracles, and religious diversity. Lectures and discussion; short papers and essay.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pamela J. Reeve
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
SAT2707HS  L0101

Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Sean Mulrooney
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAT2726HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/07/30

God, History and Human Nature in the 19th Century

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · 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: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Sean Mulrooney
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
TRT2802HS  L0101

Beyond Homelessness

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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: CRC Wycliffe
RGT2810HS  L0101

Pastoral Competency

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9:00 to 15:00
Schedule Notes: Apr 12 (S), 14-17 (M-R), 21-22 (M-T) 2014
Instructors: Gordon Rixon
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
Enrollment Notes: Max 12
TRT2811HS  L4101

Radical Hospitality: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Practices

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

This course will introduce students to three dimensions of hospitality, with the aim of having students construct their own theology of radical hospitality.

  1. The phenomenon of hospitality: something of its history, theology, and practice in the Christian tradition.
  2. The concept of hospitality: attending to some of the 20th century philosophical reflections on the theme.
  3. The concrete practice of hospitality as it is described by guest lecturers and experienced in a pre-arranged hospitality practicum.

Sessions will alternate between guest lectures and seminar-style discussions. Students will participate in, and write a reflection paper on, a hospitality practicum, review one contemporary theology of hospitality, and write one research paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Jason McKinney
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Off-campus location: Church of Epiphany & St. Mark, 201 Cowan Ave, Parkdale.
EMT2812HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/11/06

Qur'an II: Islamic Thought and the Bible

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

The Bible and the Qur'an share many stories with common characters, such as Adam, Abraham, and Saul. Although there is some overlapping between the Bible and Quranic accounts, they demonstrate profound differences, which scholars have read in diverse ways across the ages. This course will explore the various ways this nexus has been treated in both western and traditional Muslim scholarship and how developments in literary theory can shed light on how the relationship between the texts is read. Seminars, short lectures, readings. Reflection/reading response papers:45%; Class participation: 10%

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Nevin Reda
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRT2871HS  L0101

Science & Theology

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Donald Wiebe
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
3000 Level Courses
EMT3020HS  L0101

Interwined Texts: Bible and Qur'an in Dialogue

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

Interfaith dialogue has many avenues, of which reading each other’s sacred texts is one of the most conducive to building understanding.  The scriptures of Islam, Judaism and Christianity are particularly suited to this venture, because of the shared narratives, which demonstrate both commonalities and profound differences.   This course focuses on narratives shared between the Bible and the Quran and how major Muslim, Christian, and Jewish scholars have approached the relationship between the texts across the ages. The course examines scholars such as Tabari (d. 923), Ibn Kathir (d. 1373), Abraham Geiger (d. 1874), W. St. Clair Tisdall (d.1929), Angelika Neuwirth and others.  Students will learn the difference between author- and reader-oriented approaches, influence theory and intertextuality, and how different presuppositions can impact how the texts and their relationship are read.  Students will also have the opportunity to engage in scripture-based interfaith dialogue and to experience first-hand how some of the established and developing approaches are practiced.

AD students enrol in EMT6020HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Nevin Reda El-Tahry
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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KNT3271HS  L0101

Doctrines of Reconciliation

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

Critical assessment of the most important and formative theories on the Christian doctrine of reconciliation with particular reference to those that have shaped reformed perspectives. Lectures and group discussion. Evaluation by essay. Prerequisites: A basic introductory theology course plus another theology course. Knox students should have completed Church, Ministry, Sacraments.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT3322HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/09/05

Contemplation in Action

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

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

AD students enrol in RGT6322HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John E. Costello
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
RGT3333HS  L0101

Transformative Dynamics of Grace

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

Participants explore the biblical sources, historical development, systematic elaboration, ecumenical context and transformative social implications of the doctrine of grace. Written assignments are varied in order to help participants sort out the different tasks involved in doing theology and progress toward a final synthetic case study. 3000 Level: lectures, quizzes, short papers. 6000 Level: lectures, seminar, book review, research paper.

AD students enrol in RGT6333HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Jeremy Wilkins
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
RGT3410HS  L0101

Ecclesiology

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · 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, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John Dadosky
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGT3436HS  L0101

Sacremental Theology

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Margaret Lavin
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
SAT3471HS  L0101

Mariology

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

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

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Charles Anang
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
TRT3566HS  L6101

Studies in Anglican Theology

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · 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: Second Semester · One Credit
KNT3585HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/03/26

The Theology of Jurgen Moltmann

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

The course will explore the major theological themes addressed by Jurgen Moltmann in relation to the traditions of Reformed Theology. Students will read key works of the author, engage in seminar presentations, and will do a research paper on an aspect of Moltmann's theology.

AD students enrol in KNT6585HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMT3604HS  L0101

Becoming Intercultural Communities

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

This course will develop knowledge and practice skills for intercultural life and leadership in heterogeneous publics. We will draw on interdisciplinary, intercultural materials, including: critical social and cultural theories, formation of complex identities at intersections of structures of social markers; scriptural, theological and ethical attention to difference and similarity; worship and educational resources; and the case of the United Church of Canada project "Becoming an Intercultural Church" as a vision and practice to live out its commitment to racial and social justice. (Qualifies as a designated elective in theology or ethics.) Seminar format with instructional input, small groups, modest cross-cultural immersion project. Evaluation: a book review (30%); a class presentation (30%), and a final integrative project (40%). Prerequisites: basic course in bible and theology.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marilyn J. Legge
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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SMT3605HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/06/06

Comparative Theology Seminar

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

An introduction to comparative theology and comparative theologies, with special attention to their close interrelation and emergence with comparative religion and religious studies in the modern period. Our study will begin with a genealogical examination of the early modern discipline of "comparative theology", a liberal Christian project designed to overcome the prejudices and limitations of "dogmatic theology" through its engagement with the claims of other religious traditions. In a second major unit of the course, we will examine the mutual self-definition of neo-Orthodox theology and the field of comparative religious studies in the mid-twentieth centuries including the efforts to build bridges between these disciplines by prominent theologians in North America. Finally, we will turn our attention to contemporary critiques of comparative religion itself and the emergence of a "new" comparative theology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

AD students enrol in SMT6605HS.

Schedule: Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Reid B. Locklin
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 8
Enrollment Notes: AD:4, BD:4
CGT3621HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/11/13

Theologizing in the Anabaptist-Mennonite Tradition

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

This course is a survey of defining theological, ethical and spiritual writings in sixteenth century Anabaptism and its descendent movements, especially Mennonites. It offers an understanding of the religious and cultural forces that have shaped this tradition. It focuses especially on the flowering of North American Mennonite theology throughout the twentieth century and of global Mennonite theology after 1975. The course will proceed in a modified seminar format with an introductory lecture to each day's topic.

AD students enrol in CGT6621HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Schedule Notes: Toronto School of Theology, 47 Queen's Park Cresent East.  Seminar Room
Instructors: John D. Rempel
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 15
SAT3643HS  L0101

Theology of Religions and Interfaith Dialogue

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

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

Schedule: Tuesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ephrem Nariculam
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
SMT3652HS  L0101

An Introduction to Eco-Theology

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20
SMT3670HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/06/07

Vatican II: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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

A study of the documents of the Second Vatican Council (1962)-1965) and their contemporary significance for students of ministry. Emphasis is on the historical context, the central theological content of each of the texts, and their relevance to professional ministry today. The course will consist of: weekly readings, seminar presentation on each of the documents, and focused in-class discussion,. Students will be evaluated on class participation as well as three smaller assignments; a background; an in-depth; and a pastoral, integrative final assignment , all of which are intended to assist students in exploring more deeply their own interest in the Council

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
WYT3682HS  L0101

Human Sexuality in a Christian Perspective

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

This course will examine human sexuality from a range of theological and historical perspectives: scriptural, doctrinal, sociological, and ethical. Questions of sexual differentiation, desire, procreation, family, and marriage and celibacy will be discussed. The goal of the course is to provide the student with a broad base from which to discern a consistent pattern of Christian understanding regarding sexuality, within both historical and contemporary diversities. The course will engage broad reading, lecture, and discussion, with a final paper aimed at outlining and justifying a teaching syllabus for teenagers within a church setting (15 pages). Advanced Degree students will have an expanded reading list and will be writing a longer research paper on a chosen set topic relating to Christian formation with regard to sexuality within pluralistic cultures.

AD students enrol in WYT6682HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICT3732HS  L0101

Ricoeur: Language & the Sacred

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

This course will focus on two of Ricoeur?s essay collections, From Text to Action and Figuring the Sacred. Students will explore the general shape of Ricoeur?s hermeneutical phenomenology, including such themes as textual interpretation, action, explanation, understanding, ideology, and utopia.

AD students enrol in ICT6732HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Ronald Kuipers
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICT3753HS  L0101

The Nature (and Grace) of Modern Theology

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

This course will explore the work of seminal Protestant and Catholic theologians associated with the re-shaping of 'modern' theology in the twentieth century. Our focus will be on the 'nature-grace' relationship - understood as the distinction and connection that theologians posit or discern between 'divine' and 'human' power, freedom, and desire. The famous debate between Karl Barth and Emil Brunner (Natural Theology, ET, 1948) , and the more recent discussions of Leonardo Boff (Liberating Grace, ET, 1979) and Stephen Duffy (The Graced Horizon: Nature and Grace in Modern Catholic Thought, 1992) will stimulate our contemporary reflections on the 'covenantal' nature of reality and the spirituality of existence. Participants will engage key reading s in a seminar setting.

AD students enrol in ICT6753HS.

Schedule: Friday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICT3776HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/07/18

Feminist Social Thought

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

This course will explore current contributions to the field of feminist social thought. We will read from figures such as Gloria Anzaldu, Seyla Benhabib, Judith Butler, Nancy Fraser, and Chandra Mohanty on various ways of understanding the relationships between gendered identities and sociopolitical states of affairs.

AD students enrol in ICT6776HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Shannon Hoff
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICT3783HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/07/18

Person, Family and Society

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

This course will reflect on the nature of the social world in a way that emerges from and is integrally linked with Christian faith. Challenging the common view that individuals are fully independent and self-made, we will look at the different kinds of communities that define us, in both restrictive and enabling ways: family, political society, religious community, and groups formed on the basis of 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 which our individuality is essentially an attempt to understand and even overcome them. We will also explore the tensions that arise between these various communities and the claims upon us?between family and social membership, between religious community and political membership, between formal legal identity and concrete group identification, and so on. 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 ICT6783HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Shannon Hoff
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT3790YS  L0101

MTS Synthesis Paper

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

MTS Synthesis Paper

Schedule: 0:00 to 0:00
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · Two Credits
WYT3824HS  L0101

Music Prophecy & Culture

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

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

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Brian Walsh
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
SAT3850HS  L6101

Christianity & World Religions

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Online Course

This class will introduce students to a number of religious traditions in their classical formulations and their contemporary practices. Students will also explore the academic study of religion, considering how various disciplines approach the myths, stories, symbols, rituals, ideas, and ethical practices of these religions. This introduction will provide students a framework within which to reflect on their own experiences, as well as prepare them for further academic study in both the humanities and social sciences. Traditions include: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: J. Chandrakanthan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
EMT3873HS  L0101

Law, Ethics, and Society

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · 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 Shari?a. Assessment: Reading papers, book reviews, and a final paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Nevin Reda
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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SMT3931HS  L0101

Sexuality & Marriage

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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 and Marriage

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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
RGT3952HS  L0101

Ethical Issues at the End of Life

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

This course focuses on a variety of ethical issues at the end of life. Including existential questions about the meaning and significance of death and dying, suicide, assisted suicide, euthanasia, appropriate ethical care at the end of life, medically assisted nutrition and hydration, and other issues of particular concern to class participants.

AD students enrol in RGT6952HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John Berkman
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGT3961HS  L0101

The Theological Virtues

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

This course focuses on Thomas Aquinas? treatment of the theological virtues approaching it in relation to recent work in ?Virtue Ethics?. The course begins with recent philosophical work focusing on the recovery of the virtues for moral reflection and life, and addresses key questions and challenges to this renewed emphasis on the virtues. Aquinas? treatment of the virtues will be read in conjunction with both classic and contemporary commentators and critics.

AD students enrol in RGT6961HS.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John Berkman
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)
EMT3967HS  L0101

Common Good, Social Ethics

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

This course examines both the importance and challenges of "common good" and of "community" for the social witness of the church as integral form of the mission of church in the world. Students will clarify their moral stances through close readings of texts and contexts, develop skills to discern and evaluate various policies and activities on specific topics of public concern and attend to implications for social ministry and the public vocation of Christian ethics. Discussion, engaged reflection papers and major project. (This course qualifies as a designated elective in theology or ethics.) Pre-requisites: basic courses in ethics and theology.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marilyn J. Legge
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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5000 Level Courses
WYT5153HS  L0101

Time and the Word: Conceptualizing the Meaning of Scriptural Figuration

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · 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, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYT5410HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/08/12

The Church Evangelical and Catholic

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

This course explores a range of proposals in contemporary ecclesiology across the ecumenical 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, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYT5568HS  L0101

Barth on the Human Creature

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

A seminar course in which "Church Dogmatics III/2" will be studied. The topics: the human in the cosmos; the human as an object of theological knowledge; the human as a creature of God, and as the covenant partner of God; the human as body and soul; the human in time. Weekly readings, class participation; an in-class presentation; an oral examination.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Demson
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT5578HS  L0101

Lonergan's Method in Theology

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John Dadosky
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
TRT5579HS  L0101

Kierkegaard's Studies

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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 341
TXT5590HS  L0101

Two Swiss Radicals - Karl Barth and Hans Urs von Balthasar

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Committed to Christ, configured by their respective traditions, clearly friends, these two theologians were respectful at all times in their dialogue, distinctive in their differences and exemplified ecumenism in the academy and at the level of pastoral interchange. The Twentieth century Christian world was indebted to the work of Karl Barth and Hans Urs von Balthasar; this course is a chance to learn why and what impact their theology has in the twenty first century.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding, Joseph Mangina
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
SMT5615HS  L0101

Vatican II: Text and Context

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

An in-depth study of the documents of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) with an emphasis on the historical context, redaction history of the text, theological content, systematic relationships, and contemporary questions of conciliar reception and hermeneutics. The course will consist of weekly readings, seminar presentations and focused in-class discussion. Students will be evaluated on class participation, one seminar presentation and a research essay.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
TRT5631HS  L0101

Juan Luis Segundo and the Theology of Liberation

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

Examination of the major writings of Juan Luis Segundo. His place in the emergence and establishment of Latin American Liberation Theology, relationship between theology and social theory in his work.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Marsha A. Hewitt
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 341
KNT5651HS  L0101

Ecumenical Missional Ecclesiology

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRT5703HS  L0101

The Nature of Religious Thought

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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: Wednesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Donald Wiebe
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Trinity Building, TC24
RGT5729HS  L0101

Theology and Spirituality of Dorothee Soelle

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

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

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 16
ICT5763HS  L0101

Metaphysics after Auschwitz: Adorno's Negative Dialectics

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

No serious philosopher after Kant has been able to avoid his critique of metaphysical speculations about God, the soul, and the meaning of existence. The horrors of recent history give added urgency to such questions. Theodor W. Adorno has posed these issues in dramatic and decisive ways. This seminar studies his reflections in Negative Dialectics on the status of metaphysics "after Auschwitz."

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Lambert Zuidervaart
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Permission of the instructor
TRT5936HS  L0101

"Radical Evil": Religious, Philosophical and Psychoanalytic Responses

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

Terrorism, war, genocide, sexual abuse, murder: how can the human mind make sense of these horrors without reducing them to the 'obscenity of understanding', of trying to imagine the unimaginable? How can we possibly try to imagine the mind of perpetrators of violence, sexual abuse and terror? Yet these phenomena are becoming more pervasive and immediate and the destruction of human bodies and minds is worsening. How is it possible to sustain hope and faith in human goodness when our capacity for evil grows more sinister and ingenious? We will explore these and other questions comparatively and cross-culturally, examining the perspectives of religious, philosophical and psychoanalytic thinkers who represent Western and non-Western cultural and religious traditions.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marsha A. Hewitt
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 341
6000 Level Courses
EMT6020HS  L0101

Interwined Texts: Bible and Qur'an in Dialogue

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

Interfaith dialogue has many avenues, of which reading each other’s sacred texts is one of the most conducive to building understanding.  The scriptures of Islam, Judaism and Christianity are particularly suited to this venture, because of the shared narratives, which demonstrate both commonalities and profound differences.   This course focuses on narratives shared between the Bible and the Quran and how major Muslim, Christian, and Jewish scholars have approached the relationship between the texts across the ages. The course examines scholars such as Tabari (d. 923), Ibn Kathir (d. 1373), Abraham Geiger (d. 1874), W. St. Clair Tisdall (d.1929), Angelika Neuwirth and others.  Students will learn the difference between author- and reader-oriented approaches, influence theory and intertextuality, and how different presuppositions can impact how the texts and their relationship are read.  Students will also have the opportunity to engage in scripture-based interfaith dialogue and to experience first-hand how some of the established and developing approaches are practiced.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMT3020HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Nevin Reda El-Tahry
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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RGT6322HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/09/05

Contemplation in Action

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3322HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John E. Costello
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
RGT6333HS  L0101

Transformative Dynamics of Grace

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

Participants explore the biblical sources, historical development, systematic elaboration, ecumenical context and transformative social implications of the doctrine of grace. Written assignments are varied in order to help participants sort out the different tasks involved in doing theology and progress toward a final synthetic case study. 3000 Level: lectures, quizzes, short papers. 6000 Level: lectures, seminar, book review, research paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3333HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Jeremy Wilkins
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
RGT6410HS  L0101

Ecclesiology

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · 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, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John Dadosky
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
KNT6585HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/03/26

The Theology of Jurgen Moltmann

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

The course will explore the major theological themes addressed by Jurgen Moltmann in relation to the traditions of Reformed Theology. Students will read key works of the author, engage in seminar presentations, and will do a research paper on an aspect of Moltmann's theology.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNT3585HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMT6605HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/06/06

Comparative Theology Seminar

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

An introduction to comparative theology and comparative theologies, with special attention to their close interrelation and emergence with comparative religion and religious studies in the modern period. Our study will begin with a genealogical examination of the early modern discipline of "comparative theology", a liberal Christian project designed to overcome the prejudices and limitations of "dogmatic theology" through its engagement with the claims of other religious traditions. In a second major unit of the course, we will examine the mutual self-definition of neo-Orthodox theology and the field of comparative religious studies in the mid-twentieth centuries including the efforts to build bridges between these disciplines by prominent theologians in North America. Finally, we will turn our attention to contemporary critiques of comparative religion itself and the emergence of a "new" comparative theology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3605HS.

Schedule: Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Reid B. Locklin
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 8
Enrollment Notes: AD:4, BD:4
CGT6621HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/11/13

Theologizing in the Anabaptist-Mennonite Tradition

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

This course is a survey of defining theological, ethical and spiritual writings in sixteenth century Anabaptism and its descendent movements, especially Mennonites. It offers an understanding of the religious and cultural forces that have shaped this tradition. It focuses especially on the flowering of North American Mennonite theology throughout the twentieth century and of global Mennonite theology after 1975. The course will proceed in a modified seminar format with an introductory lecture to each day's topic.

Basic Degree students enrol in CGT3621HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Schedule Notes: Toronto School of Theology, 47 Queen's Park Crescent East.  Seminar Room
Instructors: John D. Rempel
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 15
SMT6652HS  L0101

An Introduction to Eco-Theology

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20
WYT6682HS  L0101

Human Sexuality in a Christian Perspective

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

This course will examine human sexuality from a range of theological and historical perspectives: scriptural, doctrinal, sociological, and ethical. Questions of sexual differentiation, desire, procreation, family, and marriage and celibacy will be discussed. The goal of the course is to provide the student with a broad base from which to discern a consistent pattern of Christian understanding regarding sexuality, within both historical and contemporary diversities. The course will engage broad reading, lecture, and discussion, with a final paper aimed at outlining and justifying a teaching syllabus for teenagers within a church setting (15 pages). Advanced Degree students will have an expanded reading list and will be writing a longer research paper on a chosen set topic relating to Christian formation with regard to sexuality within pluralistic cultures.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYT3682HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICT6702HS  L6101 · Cancelled on 2013/12/04

Religion, Life and Society: Reformational Philosophy

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

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 ICT3702HS.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Please note:  In order to complete your registration for this course, you must contact the ICS Associate Academic Dean / Registrar at academic-registrar@icscanada.edu
ICT6732HS  L0101

Ricoeur: Language & the Sacred

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

This course will focus on two of Ricoeur?s essay collections, From Text to Action and Figuring the Sacred. Students will explore the general shape of Ricoeur?s hermeneutical phenomenology, including such themes as textual interpretation, action, explanation, understanding, ideology, and utopia.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3732HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Ronald Kuipers
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICT6753HS  L0101

The Nature (and Grace) of Modern Theology

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

This course will explore the work of seminal Protestant and Catholic theologians associated with the re-shaping of 'modern' theology in the twentieth century. Our focus will be on the 'nature-grace' relationship - understood as the distinction and connection that theologians posit or discern between 'divine' and 'human' power, freedom, and desire. The famous debate between Karl Barth and Emil Brunner (Natural Theology, ET, 1948) , and the more recent discussions of Leonardo Boff (Liberating Grace, ET, 1979) and Stephen Duffy (The Graced Horizon: Nature and Grace in Modern Catholic Thought, 1992) will stimulate our contemporary reflections on the 'covenantal' nature of reality and the spirituality of existence. Participants will engage key reading s in a seminar setting.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3753HS.

Schedule: Friday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT6952HS  L0101

Ethical Issues at the End of Life

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

This course focuses on a variety of ethical issues at the end of life. Including existential questions about the meaning and significance of death and dying, suicide, assisted suicide, euthanasia, appropriate ethical care at the end of life, medically assisted nutrition and hydration, and other issues of particular concern to class participants.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3952HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John Berkman
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGT6961HS  L0101

The Theological Virtues

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

This course focuses on Thomas Aquinas? treatment of the theological virtues approaching it in relation to recent work in ?Virtue Ethics?. The course begins with recent philosophical work focusing on the recovery of the virtues for moral reflection and life, and addresses key questions and challenges to this renewed emphasis on the virtues. Aquinas? treatment of the virtues will be read in conjunction with both classic and contemporary commentators and critics.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3961HS.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John Berkman
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)
Historical Crosslisted Courses
WYH2311HS  L6101

History of Missions and Development

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

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: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Thomas P. Power
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 20 · Crosslisted to: Theological
TRH3236HS  L0101

Richard Hooker

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · 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: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
ICH3350HS  L0101

Art, Religion and Theology: "Theologies" of Art in the Christian Tradition

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

The course will explore significant ways that Christians have theologized the arts, artistry and art culture in Eastern and Western Christendom. 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. Students will be evaluated on class participation, seminar presentations, and a research paper on an approved topic. The methodology used in the course will be a mix of lecture and class discussion on assigned readings. Class participation, 20%; seminar presentations, 30%; Major research paper, 50%.

AD students enrol in ICH6350HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
ICH5752HS  L0101

With/Out Reason: Art and Imagination in the Western Tradition

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

This seminar will explore the special relationship of the arts to the concept of the imagination in the history of Western thought. It will also consider the implications this relationship was had for art's role in the areas of theology and ethics, areas in which reason has been thought to fail in providing adequate knowledge.

Schedule: Tuesday, 13:45 to 14:45
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
TRH6236HS  L0101

Richard Hooker

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · 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: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
ICH6350HS  L0101

Art, Religion and Theology: "Theologies" of Art in the Christian Tradition

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

The course will explore significant ways that Christians have theologized the arts, artistry and art culture in Eastern and Western Christendom. 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. Students will be evaluated on class participation, seminar presentations, and a research paper on an approved topic. The methodology used in the course will be a mix of lecture and class discussion on assigned readings. Class participation, 20%; seminar presentations, 30%; Major research paper, 50%.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICH3350HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Pastoral Theology Crosslisted Courses
RGP3212YS  L0101

Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

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

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

AD students enrol in RGP6212YS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Other Information: Second Semester · Two Credits · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
RGP3281HS  L0101

Religious Experience in the World's Religions

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 42 · Crosslisted to: Theological
RGP6212YS  L0101

Spirituality Excersses of St. Ignatius

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3212YS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Other Information: Second Semester · Two Credits · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)

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