Historical Courses for the Fall and Winter Sessions of 2010-2011

Course Listings by Level

Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
SAH1001HF  L0101

Early Christianity (to AD 600)

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

Geographical expansion of the Church; its relation to surrounding culture; its development of doctrinal and ethical positions; its various forms of life and worship. Lectures, discussions, minor paper, mid-term paper, final exam.

Schedule: Monday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Peter M. Meehan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 30
SMH1010HF  L0101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

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

From the subapostolic age to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam. Lectures, 2 seminars. One synthetic paper, one essay.

Schedule: Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Pablo Argárate
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMH1010HF  L0101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

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

From the subapostolic age to the 'Triumph of Orthodoxy' in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam. This course will consist of lectures, small group discussions, and oral reports that summarize small group discussions. Short assignments; choice of final exam or research paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Clarke
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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WYH1010HS  L0101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

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

From the subapostolic age to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam. Class participation, one short essay, and two other academic exercises (choice of reading notes, short papers, weekly quizzes, final exam, etc.).

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Alan L. Hayes
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYH1010HF  L6101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

From the subapostolic age to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam. Online participation, one short essay, and two other academic exercises (choice of reading notes, short papers, weekly quizzes, final exam, etc.).

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Gary Graber
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGH1010HF  L6101 · Cancelled on 2010/07/06

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

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

Offered On-Line: From the subapostolic age to the “Triumph of Orthodoxy” in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam. Weekly on-line participation, short papers, research paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 18
KNH1015HF  L0101

A Global History of Christianity - a survey

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

A survey of the history of Christianity and an introduction to the study of Christian history. Lecture. Book review, seminar participation, mid-term exam, final exam. Mandatory seminar.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
2000 Level Courses
TRH2002HF  L0101

A History of the Church in the Middle Ages

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

The course aims to provide a general knowledge of mediaeval church  history (600 - 1500) presented in a text and by exercising critical reasoning through analysing 3 primary texts chosen by the student. The reality of the church's life shown by the clergy, laity and in its worship is made tangible through manuscript, artistic and architectural material from videos and Power Point presentations.
Teaching methods: seminars, audiovisuals, lectures.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Barry Graham
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAH2002HS  L0101

Medieval Christianity (600-1500)

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

Development of Church and society in the Middle Ages; its development of thought and piety. Lectures, discussions, minor paper, major paper, final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
TRH2010HF  L0101

History of Christianity II

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

Development of thought and piety; monasticism and mendicants; crusades, parish life; papacy, princes and church councils; Byzantium; East-West relations; relations with Jews and Muslims; Renaissance and reformations; reformers; missionary expansion; confessionalism.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 2
TRH2010HF  L6101

History of Christianity II

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  New Course · Online Course

Development of thought and piety; monasticism and mendicants; crusades, parish life; papacy, princes and church councils; Byzantium; East-West relations; relations with Jews and Muslims; Renaissance and reformations; reformers; missionary expansion; confessionalism.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMH2010HS  L0101

History of Christianity II (843-1648)

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

Development of thought and piety; monasticism and mendicants; crusades, parish life; papacy, princes and church councils; Byzantium; East-West relations; relations with Jews and Muslims; Renaissance and reformations; reformers; missionary expansion; confessionalism. The course will consist of lectures, small group discussions, and oral reports that summarize small group discussions. Mid-term assignments; choice of final exam or research papers. NOTE: Students who have taken --H2002H Medieval Christianity (600-1500) and/or --H2003H Reformation & Early Modern Christianity may not take Christianity II (843-1648). Prequisite: History of Christianity I or permission of the instructor.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Clarke
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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TRH2061HS  L6101

The Birth of Theology

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRH2061HS  L0101

The Birth of Theology

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Additional Notes: Larkin Building Room 214
TRH2105HS  L0101

History of Theology 2: Medieval and Reformation Theologies

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Larkin Building Room 214
TRH2105HS  L6101

History of Theology 2: Medieval and Reformation Theologies

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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
RGH2106HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/01/04

Introduction to Coptic Christianity

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

This introduction to Coptic Christianity will provide an overview of the history of the Coptic Church, its hierarchy, theology, spirituality and worship. It will survey selective periods of Coptic Civilization from the fourth century to the present time. A special focus will be on Coptic Monasticism, and the role of monasteries in preserving and transmitting the Coptic Orthodox Church tradition. Students will also be introduced to samples of literary and documentary sources revealing various aspects of the life of Copts under Islam. The methodology used in the course and the means of evaluation: Presence and in-class participation; two reflection papers; class oral presentation and term paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Ramee Boutros
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRH2212HS  L0101

Dying for the Faith: Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe and Beyond, 1400-1750

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

An examination of the concept of martyrdom and its literature during the early modern period, its political and theological causes, and its inspirational and polemical role in the consolidation of early modern religious traditions. The course will also discuss methods of approaching martyrology across various denominations and regional settings including England, Reformation Europe, the Americas and the Orthodox Church in various countries. Evaluation: short assignments, participation, short presentation and final exam or research paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Larkin Building Room 213
SAH2224HS  L0101

Church Encounters 20thC Culture

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

Sketches 4 major cultural challenges facing the Church, 1900-1960. Explores the official responses from the Magisterium, and a few individual attempts to find living solutions to these problems, leading up to Vatican II. Lectures/Seminar and readings. Class participation, weekly email questions, three short papers and final exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Janine Langan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 12
CGH2230HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/03/23

The Radical Reformation

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2008 · Waterloo Site

A study of Anabaptism and its place in the history of the Christian Church and of the reformation period.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 13:00 to 14:20
Instructors: Thomas Yoder Neufeld
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRH2231HF  L0101

The Life and Theology of Martin Luther

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

A historical introduction to the life, thought and legacy of Martin Luther with particular attention to themes relating to his pastoral theology. By exploring historically the theological, political and social context of Luther’s world, this course will contextualize some of his central theological ideas. Many of the historical events from Luther’s life will be addressed by examining primary and secondary material. This class will be taught through lectures, class discussions and short presentations. The students will be assessed according to short assignments, participation, short presentation and final exam or research paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
WYH2241HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/09/08

History of English Evangelical Spirituality

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

Surveys the spirituality of evangelicalism primarily in the Anglican tradition in England in its formative period between c. 1730 and 1833. Lectures and workshop. Short papers (including biographical study), and research paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Thomas P. Power
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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SAH2251HS  L0101

The Reformation Era

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

The background of the Reformation, especially in the late Middle Ages; the central figures of Erasmus, Luther, Calvin and Zwingli; the special circumstances of the English Reformation and the spiritual renewal of the Counter-Reformation. Readings, class discussion, critical book report, major essay, final exam.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Peter M. Meehan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 30
WYH2311HS  L6101

History of Missions and Development

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  New Course · 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: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Thomas P. Power
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 20 · Crosslisted to: Theological
SAH2420HS  L0101

History of Christianity to 1600

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

An exploration of the roots of early Christian communities, the Constantinian era, church councils, cultural pluralism and Eastern churches, the investiture controversy, the medieval parish, conciliar development, early reform, and Protestant Reformers. Attendance and oral participation: 10%; Reading reports: 20%; Research essay: 40%; Open book exam: 30%.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Terence Fay, S.J.
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
SAH2447HF  L0101

History of Canadian Catholics

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

Exploration of Amerindian and French interface, baroque spirituality, arrival of the Irish and Scots, ultramontane spirituality, Confederation and Catholic education, messianic language groups, Canadians cope with the Depression, church unity and the CCCB, the Asbestos Strike, Quiet Revolution, Vatican II, women, and Aboriginal People. Presentation, paper, and open exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Terence Fay, S.J.
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 12
TRH2452HF  L0101

Eastern Christian Thoughts Doctrine and Theology from 15th to 21st C

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

Orthodox thought continues a dynamic development in the world after 1453, but struggles to engage the wider world of thought until the "renaissance" of orthodox theology in the 19th and 20th C. Reading of theologians, especially of 20th C., and of "dialogue-theology" between orthodox and "Western" scholars. Recent Oriental-Byzantine Orthodox interaction. Prerequisite: TRH2401H.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Richard Schneider
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRH2454HS  L0101

Liturgy 2: Baptism, Marriage, Healing, Death

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

Byzantine liturgical texts for the totality of life – birth and baptism, marriage, ordination, penance, death. Introduction of the variety of “Oriental” liturgies and comparison with “Byzantine”. Advanced liturgical theology. Short essay, class discussion, longer essay. Recommended preparation: TRH2453H 

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Richard Schneider
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Larkin Building Room 340
TRH2459HF  L0101

Old Testament: the Orthodox/Eastern Christian understanding - a text-exegetical approach to revelation and the Word

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

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

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Richard Schneider
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNH2559HS  L0101

History and Polity of the Korean Evangelical Holiness Church

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

This course is primarily for students from the holiness tradition. Students will be encouraged to study thoroughly the roots and developments of Korea Evangelical Holiness Church in Korea and abroad as well. Due to lack of text books available in English, only two books will be used as text books. Students will be required to read chapter by chapter of the books to understand the historical background and polity of the denomination. The course will be in seminar format with lecture input, analysis of readings, student presentation and class discussion. Evaluation: Short Reflection Papers 10%), Class Presentation, Final Reflection Paper (70%).

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Chun Hoi Heo
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
3000 Level Courses
SMH3004HS  L0101

Trinity & Christ in Early Christianity

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

“One of the Trinity was crucified.” This theological statement of the sixth century reflects the core of Christian Faith. The present course explores the progressive comprehension of the mystery of Jesus the Christ and the Holy Trinity by analyzing early confessions -within or outside the canonical writings-, liturgical sources, acts of the martyrs, ascetical and mystical writings, synodal decisions, and theological reflection from the first six centuries. Lectures. Discussions, one essay.   

AD students enrol in SMH6004HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pablo Argárate
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
SMH3013HF  L0101

The Holy Land in the 4th Century: the Victory of Christianity

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2005 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The fourth century marks the period when, with Constantine’s building on the holy places, Christianity has for the first time its foot prints in the holy land.  It is the triumphant religion as Judaism is shrinking to fewer settlements than before. This century, thus, marks the summit of collision between the two religions. Although Judaism is still dominant in some parts of the country such as southern Judah and the Galilee, still, with the intervention of the imperial institutions restrictions on the Jews, which resulted in revolt, serious earthquake all this will be dealt with in the course. Synagogues and church were constructed then and these will also be described.  Lectures, Discussions, one essay.  One essay (70%) and participation  in class (30%)

 

AD students enrol in SMH6013HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRH3053HF  L0101

Divine Oracles: Exegesis in the Early Church

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

An exploration of the parallel development of Biblical interpretation and Canon in the Early Church, from the first to the 4th centuries. A high point in this process was the development of systematic Christian commentaries on the Old and New Testaments. In this course students will look at excerpts from commentaries ranging from the Dead Sea Scrolls through the late 4th century and read selections from Christian authors, both orthodox and heterodox, with an eye to understanding how the boundaries and interpretation of Scripture changed over time. The systematic commentary marked a significant change in the way Christians "did" theology which provides an opportunity to explore of the meaning of exegesis in our own as well as earlier times. Lectures, reading of original sources in translation, group discussion, 1 reflection paper, research essay.

AD students enrol in TRH6053HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Richard Paul Vaggione
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical
SMH3055HS  L0101

The Theology of St. Cyril of Alexandria and the Church of Alexandria

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

Cyril of Alexandria is one of the most influential characters in Early Christianity, not only theologically but also from the perspective of Church politics. In this course, a selection of different writings of Cyril will be read in their proper theological and political context. Discussions, presentations. One essay.

AD students enrol in SMH6055HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Pablo Argárate
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
SMH3058HF  L0101

Early Christian Art

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

In the period between 200 AD and the end of the sixth century, Christian art emerged and evolved as a particular manifestation of the mystery of Christian faith. Sacred (but also secular) architecture witnesses this new cultural phenomenon. Churches following various patterns, baptisteries, and monasteries alongside wall paintings and mosaics, sarcophagi and small-scale pieces of art reveal and interact with a particular comprehension of the mystery of Christ and the Church. In this course, early Christian art is set against its theological, cultural, socio-economical, and political background. Discussions, presentations. One essay.  One research essay (60%) and participation in class (40%).

AD students enrol in SMH6058HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Pablo Argárate
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
CGH3115HF  L0101

Anabaptist Spirituality in Historical Context I

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2007 · Waterloo Site

Description and analysis of Anabaptist spirituality in context of the spiritual currents of early, medieval and late medieval Christian spiritual traditions.

AD students enrol in CGH6115HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 13:00 to 16:00
Instructors: C. Arnold Snyder
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGH3157HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/07/06

Trinity to 1054 AD

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

The development of Christology, pneumatology and Trinitarian theology in both Christian East and West to 1054 AD. Triadology's relationship to ecclesiology. Lectures, tutorials, reflection papers, research paper.

AD students enrol in RGH6157HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 22 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGH3157H & RGH6157H.
SMH3181HF  L0101

Jerusalem in the Crusader Period

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

Jerusalem was the target of the Crusades (1099-1291). It also served as the capital of the kingdom and principalities that the Crusaders established in the Middle East. The course will describe Jerusalem as fulfilling the function of a capital and the religious center of the kingdom. The description of  the topography of the city will be the main feature in the course, and through this medium, all the social, ethnic components of the city will be described.  Lectures, Discussions, One essay.  One essay (70%) and participation in class (30%).

AD students enrol in SMH6181HF.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
CGH3232HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/07/22

The Sword and Non-Resistance in the Reformation: 1516-1540

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

A textual and contextual study of representative writings on topics such as violence and the state, pacifism, whether a Christian is allowed to be a judge, soldier, etc., during the Reformation in German and Dutch regions of continental Europe. Chronologically the study will begin with writings from the pre-Reformation period and will end around the year 1540. The course uses lectures and seminar discussions to approach figures and texts of a wide-spread debate concerning the use of the sword in matters of religion that occurred throughout all Christian traditions in Europe as well as within those traditions. It will also examine how the arguments and positions of each document are related to others, alongside a study of the documents

AD students enrol in CGH6232HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:00 to 15:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15 · Crosslisted to: Theological
ICH3313HF  L0101

Aristotle, Aquinas and the Scholastic Approach to the History of Philosophy

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2004 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This seminar examines the scholastic approach to the history of philosophy exemplified by Etienne Gilson against the background of its foundation in the thought of Aristotle as it was appropriated by Thomas Aquinas in the thirteenth century.  It examines the role that philosophy or theology’s history plays in the conceptual constructions of scholastic thinkers, and what they think is truly first and deepest in the history they so study.

AD students enrol in ICH6313HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Robert Sweetman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAH3473HS  L0101

Issues in Catholic Education in Ontario

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

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

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. on January 12,  February  16,  April 6  Blended class: please contact professor for details
Instructors: Robert Dixon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
EMH3570HS  L0101

Issues in United Church History

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

This course explores the context of the church union movement; the founding traditions (Methodism, Presbyterianism, Congregationalism, and the local union churches); the search for denominational "identity"; the challenges of the post-World War II era; and transitions in its theology, social teaching, congregational life, and organizational culture.  Class sessions are organized around reading assignments drawn mainly from primary sources, with occasional lectures to provide background.  Evaluation is based on informed participation, short mid-term papers, and a research paper. Prerequisite: History of Christianity I or permission of the instructor.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Phyllis D. Airhart
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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KNH3571HS  L0101

Presbyterian Tradition in Canada

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

Growth and development of the Presbyterian tradition within Canada with particular note of themes which continue to affect the church today. Lecture and class participation. Prerequisite: 1000 and 2000 level history course. Major assignment and book review.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Johnston
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMH3661HF  L0101

Jerusalem as a City of Conflict

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2006 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Jerusalem is a city where all through history many conflicts occurred.  Most of the conflicts have a religious background. The course will show how the sanctity of the city was achieved by all the three monotheistic religions. Therefore a survey of the history of each of these religions connected to the city will be taught in the course.  Taching Methods: The course will consist of lectures and participation of the students in the class.  Evaluation: One essay  (70 %), Participation in Class (30%).

 

AD students enrol in SMH6661HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRH3725HS  L0101

Liturgy in the Middle Ages

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

The scope of what was understood as “liturgy” in the middle ages went far beyond the bare words used in the Mass, daily prayer and baptism and descriptions of how the services were performed. It included knowing the names and functions of the grades of ordained clergy (which varied from place to place) and their dress, the design of churches, their furnishing and consecration, the calendar of the liturgical year and of course the nature of the music which accompanied the liturgy.
Teaching methods: lectures, DVDs of manuscripts, video, musical recordings.

AD students enrol in TRH6725HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Barry Graham
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Additional Notes: Trinity College Room 22
RGH3755HS  L0101

Theology & Spirituality of Icons

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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: Enrolment limit includes RGH3755H & RGH6755H.
ICH3757HF  L0101

Beauty: Theology, Ethics or Aesthetics

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

Is beauty simply “in the eye of the beholder” or is it something more? Is it a way to God, a moral precept, or the specific locus for a unique kind of pleasure? This course examines a variety of subjective and objective views of beauty in the history of Western philosophy and theology from antiquity to the present (e.g. in the thought of Plato, Augustine, Aquinas, Kant, Weil, Barth, and Balthasar). It will also consider the implications of these views of beauty for the production of the visual arts, music, and literary culture in Western religion and society.

AD students enrol in ICH6757HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMH3813HS  L0101

The History of Christianity in the United States

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

This course will examinne the history of Christianity in the United States, within the context of how Christianity, the development of its theology, leadership, practice and expressions, have related to the cultural and public life of the nation. Lectures and discussions. Evaluation: informed participation in group discussions, both in-class and on-line, and a couple of writing assigments.

AD students enrol in EMH6813HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: Mark G. Toulouse
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 15

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SMH3874HS  L0101

Immigrant Spirituality and Canadian Religions

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

Canada is a nation of immigrants, and the Canadian religions are the religions of immigrants. The waves of religious immigrants will be studied including 17C French, 18C Irish and Scottish, 19C German, Polish, Jewish, and Ukrainian immigrants; 20C English, Italian, and Portuguese to the more recent Caribbean, Filipino, Chinese, Tamils, Vietnamese, and Korean religionists. The attitudes of Euro-Canadians will be examined as they progress from Anglo-Celtic Calvinism to Canadian secular multiculturalism. The techniques of archival research, historical analysis, and historiography will be explored. Seminar presentation and research paper. Class Presentation 30%; Research Essay 40%; Collaborative Recapitulation (open book exam) 30%.

AD students enrol in SMH6874HS.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Terence Fay, S.J.
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
5000 Level Courses
WYH5001HF  L0101

Historiography

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

Studies in the theory of history and methods of historical study and writing, related mainly to Christianity. Required of all AD students in the History Dept. Discussions in class (10%) and on-line (30%) of select historical works representing diverse approaches and interests; two short class presentations; two mid-length papers (30% each).

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Alan L. Hayes
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICH5017HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/01/03

Spiritual Exercises as Christian Philosophy from Augustine to Bonaventure

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

This seminar examines the notion of spiritual exercise as it evolved in Hellenic and Hellenistic philosophy to understand the emergence of ‘Christian philosophy’ as a cultural project within the Augustinian tradition that begins in Augustine’s own work and finds its medieval high point in Bonaventure.  It explores the effect on our understanding of philosophy, theology and their history of identifying as properly theoretical cognitive operations that do not have logical validity as their end and horizon.

Schedule: Tuesday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Robert Sweetman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMH5041HF  L0101

Monastic Foundations

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Historical development of monasticism to John Climacus. Types of monasticism. Monastic rules. Ascetic writings. Lectures, seminars and discussion of texts. Class participation 30%; research essay 70%.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: T. Allan Smith
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMH5285HS  L0101

Russian Theologians

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

Historical context and enduring influence of key theologians during the Silver Age of Russian culture: Vladimir Soloviev, Sergei Bulgakov, Pavel Florensky. Reading and analysis of representative works. Seminar, major essay. Lectures, seminars and discussion of texts. Reading knowledge of Russian welcome but not required.  Seminar: 30%; Essay: 70%

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: T. Allan Smith
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
SMH5701HF  L0101

Athanasius of Alexandria

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

In the dramatic half century that followed the council of Nicaea in the fourth century, Athanasius rallied the theologians that sought a creative adhesion to the Nicene Creed. In doing this, he delved into the mystery of the Incarnation of the Lord and later on of the divinity of the Holy Spirit. In addition to this, he was instrumental in canalizing the momentum of monastic emergence into the Church, mainly through his "Life of Anthony." The course will engage in a detailed and contextualized reading of his main works and their relevance for the theological enterprise. Discussions, presentations. One essay.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Pablo Argárate
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
TRH5751HS  L0101

Mediaeval Liturgical Commentaries

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

Most people, when the subject of mediaeval liturgy is mentioned, think of the old service books which have the words spoken (sacramentaries, lectionaries, missals, breviaries) and descriptions of the action (ordos). There is another class of book entirely, the liturgical commentaries, which goes through the public services, explaining the elements they contain. They were also interested in the ministers of the liturgy, their orders and dress, in the structure of church and altar, in the calendar (temporal and sanctoral), and of course in the vexed question of how a priest computed the date of Easter (no diocesan journals in those days).
Teaching methods: shared reading of 4 commentaries with explanations by the instructor.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Barry Graham
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 2 · Max: 6
Additional Notes: Larkin Building Room 213
ICH5752HS  L0101

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

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  New Course · 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 iin the areas of theology and ethics, areas in which reason has been thought to fail in providing adequate knowledge. Class participation; seminar presentations; and research paper.
 

Schedule: Thursday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
EMH5801HS  L0101

Christianity and Crisis in North America

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

The role of religion in times of war and unrest: religious interpretations of conflict and violence, peace movements, and national identity in times of crisis. Responsible participation, mid-term written assignment, research paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Phyllis D. Airhart
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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6000 Level Courses
SMH6004HS  L0101

Trinity & Christ in Early Christianity

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

“One of the Trinity was crucified.” This theological statement of the sixth century reflects the core of Christian Faith. The present course explores the progressive comprehension of the mystery of Jesus the Christ and the Holy Trinity by analyzing early confessions -within or outside the canonical writings-, liturgical sources, acts of the martyrs, ascetical and mystical writings, synodal decisions, and theological reflection from the first six centuries. Lectures. Discussions, one essay.   

Basic Degree students enrol in SMH3004HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pablo Argárate
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
SMH6013HF  L0101

The Holy Land in the 4th Century: the Victory of Christianity

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2005 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The fourth century marks the period when, with Constaine's building on the holy places, Christiainity has for the first time its foot prints in the holy land.  It is the triumphant religion as Judaism is shrinking to fewer settlements than before.  This century, thus, marks the summit of collision between the two religions. Although Judaism is still dominant in some parts of the country such as southern Judah and the Galilee, still, with the intervention of the imperial institutions restrictions on the Jews, which resulted in revolt, serious earthquake all this will be dealt with in the course.  Synagogues and church were constructed then and these will also be described.  Lectures, Discussions, one essay.  One essay (70%) and participation in class (30%)

Basic Degree students enrol in SMH3013HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRH6053HF  L0101

Divine Oracles: Exegesis in the Early Church

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

An exploration of the parallel development of Biblical interpretation and Canon in the Early Church, from the first to the 4th centuries. A high point in this process was the development of systematic Christian commentaries on the Old and New Testaments. In this course students will look at excerpts from commentaries ranging from the Dead Sea Scrolls through the late 4th century and read selections from Christian authors, both orthodox and heterodox, with an eye to understanding how the boundaries and interpretation of Scripture changed over time. The systematic commentary marked a significant change in the way Christians "did" theology which provides an opportunity to explore of the meaning of exegesis in our own as well as earlier times. Lectures, reading of original sources in translation, group discussion, 1 reflection paper, research essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRH3053HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Richard Paul Vaggione
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical
SMH6055HS  L0101

The Theology of St. Cyril of Alexandria and the Church of Alexandria

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

Cyril of Alexandria is one of the most influential characters in Early Christianity, not only theologically but also from the perspective of Church politics. In this course, a selection of different writings of Cyril will be read in their proper theological and political context. Discussions, presentations. One essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMH3055HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Pablo Argárate
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
SMH6058HF  L0101

Early Christian Art

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

In the period between 200 AD and the end of the sixth century, Christian art emerged and evolved as a particular manifestation of the mystery of Christian faith. Sacred (but also secular) architecture witnesses this new cultural phenomenon. Churches following various patterns, baptisteries, and monasteries alongside wall paintings and mosaics, sarcophagi and small-scale pieces of art reveal and interact with a particular comprehension of the mystery of Christ and the Church. In this course, early Christian art is set against its theological, cultural, socio-economical, and political background. Discussions, presentations. One essay.  One research essay (60%) and participation in class (40%).

Basic Degree students enrol in SMH3058HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Pablo Argárate
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
CGH6115HF  L0101

Anabaptist Spirituality in Historical Context I

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2007 · Waterloo Site

Desciption and analysis of Anabaptist spirituality in context of the spiritual currents of early, medieval and late medieval Christian spiritual traditions.

Basic Degree students enrol in CGH3115HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 13:00 to 16:00
Instructors: C. Arnold Snyder
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGH6157HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/07/06

Trinity to 1054 AD

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

The development of Christology, pneumatology and Trinitarian theology in both Christian East and West to 1054 AD. Triadology's relationship to ecclesiology. Lectures, tutorials, reflection papers, research paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGH3157HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 22 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGH3157H & RGH6157H.
SMH6181HF  L0101

Jerusalem in the Crusader Period

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

Jerusalem was the target of the Crusades (1099-1291). It also served as the capital of the kingdom and principalities that the Crusaders established in the Middle East. The course will describe Jerusalem as fulfilling the function of a capital and the religious center of the kingdom. The description of  the topography of the city will be the main feature in the course, and through this medium, all the social, ethnic components of the city will be described.  Lectures, Discussions, One essay.  One essay (70%) and participation in class (30%).

Basic Degree students enrol in SMH3181HF.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
CGH6232HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/07/22

The Sword and Non-Resistance in the Reformation: 1516-1540

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

A textual and contextual study of representative writings on topics such as violence and the state, pacifism, whether a Christian is allowed to be a judge, soldier, etc., during the Reformation in German and Dutch regions of continental Europe. Chronologically the study will begin with writings from the pre-Reformation period and will end around the year 1540. The course uses lectures and seminar discussions to approach figures and texts of a wide-spread debate concerning the use of the sword in matters of religion that occurred throughout all Christian traditions in Europe as well as within those traditions. It will also examine how the arguments and positions of each document are related to others, alongside a study of the documents’ contexts, using presentations and two papers. The first paper will be a comparison of Luther and Erasmus, the second a research paper to be determined in consultation with the instructor.

Basic Degree students enrol in CGH3232HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:00 to 15:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15 · Crosslisted to: Theological
ICH6313HF  L0101

Aristotle, Aquinas and the Scholastic Approach to the History of Philosophy

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2004 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This seminar examines the scholastic approach to the history of philosophy exemplified by Etienne Gilson against the background of its foundation in the thought of Aristotle as it was appropriated by Thomas Aquinas in the thirteenth century.  It examines the role that philosophy or theology’s history plays in the conceptual constructions of scholastic thinkers, and what they think is truly first and deepest in the history they so study.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICH3313HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Robert Sweetman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMH6661HF  L0101

Jerusalem as a City of Conflict

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2006 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Jerusalem is a city where all through history many conflicts occurred.  Most of the conflicts have a religious background. The course will show how the sanctity of the city was achieved by all the three monotheistic religions. Therefore a survey of the history of each of these religions connected to the city will be taught in the course.  Taching Methods: The course will consist of lectures and participation of the students in the class.  Evaluation: One essay  (70 %), Participation in Class (30%).

Basic Degree students enrol in SMH3661HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRH6725HS  L0101

Liturgy in the Middle Ages

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

The scope of what was understood as “liturgy” in the middle ages went far beyond the bare words used in the Mass, daily prayer and baptism and descriptions of how the services were performed. It included knowing the names and functions of the grades of ordained clergy (which varied from place to place) and their dress, the design of churches, their furnishing and consecration, the calendar of the liturgical year and of course the nature of the music which accompanied the liturgy.
Teaching methods: lectures, DVDs of manuscripts, video, musical recordings.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRH3725HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Barry Graham
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Additional Notes: Trinity College Room 22
RGH6755HS  L0101

Theology & Spirituality of Icons

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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: Enrolment limit includes RGH3755H & RGH6755H.
ICH6757HF  L0101

Beauty: Theology, Ethics or Aesthetics

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

Is beauty simply “in the eye of the beholder” or is it something more? Is it a way to God, a moral precept, or the specific locus for a unique kind of pleasure? This course examines a variety of subjective and objective views of beauty in the history of Western philosophy and theology from antiquity to the present (e.g. in the thought of Plato, Augustine, Aquinas, Kant, Weil, Barth, and Balthasar). It will also consider the implications of these views of beauty for the production of the visual arts, music, and literary culture in Western religion and society.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICH3757HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMH6813HS  L0101

The History of Christianity in the United States

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

This course will examinne the history of Christianity in the United States, within the context of how Christianity, the development of its theology, leadership, practice and expressions, have related to the cultural and public life of the nation. Lectures and discussions. Evaluation: informed participation in group discussions, both in-class and on-line, and a couple of writing assigments.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMH3813HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: Mark G. Toulouse
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 5

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SMH6874HS  L0101

Immigrant Spirituality and Canadian Religions

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

Canada is a nation of immigrants, and the Canadian religions are the religions of immigrants. The waves of religious immigrants will be studied including 17C French, 18C Irish and Scottish, 19C German, Polish, Jewish, and Ukrainian immigrants; 20C English, Italian, and Portuguese to the more recent Caribbean, Filipino, Chinese, Tamils, Vietnamese, and Korean religionists. The attitudes of Euro-Canadians will be examined as they progress from Anglo-Celtic Calvinism to Canadian secular multiculturalism. The techniques of archival research, historical analysis, and historiography will be explored. Seminar presentation and research paper. Class Presentation 30%; Research Essay 40%; Collaborative Recapitulation (open book exam) 30%.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMH3874HS.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Terence Fay, S.J.
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Pastoral Theology Crosslisted Courses
SMP3432HS  L0101

Hist Religious Ed

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

Development of teaching ministry of the Church from New Testament times to present. Special attention to various forms of teaching as they emerged in particular historical contexts and to their relationship with other ministries of the church for perspective on current situation.  Lectures, readings, reflection paper (20%), seminar leadership (30%),  final project or essay (50%).

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Richard Shields
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
Theological Crosslisted Courses
RGT3115HS  L0101

Vatican II: The Theology and Historical Context of the Documents

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Historical
EMT3542HS  L0101

20th Century Protestant Theology

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

Exploration of figures and movements in Protestant Theology during the 20th century: Troeltsch, Neo-Orthodoxy (Barth, Brunner), Bonhoeffer, Bultmann, Tillich, the Niebuhrs, Political/Liberation (Moltmann, Metz, Gutierrez), Process (Cobb, Suchocki), Feminist/Womanist (Russell, McFague, Williams), Black (Cone), Asian (Pieris, Song), Postmodern and Postliberal Theologies. Lectures, discussions, student presentations, and research paper.

AD students enrol in EMT6542HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Thomas E. Reynolds
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Historical
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD 8; BD 16)

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RGT3551HS  L0101

Aquinas: the Summa Contra Gentiles

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

A careful study of a book of the Summa contra Gentiles, where Aquinas explores Christian doctrines as an exercise in personally appropriating divine wisdom. The course teaches a method of close textual reading, and will interest students seeking an accessible introduction to Aquinas, those seeking an overall view of his methodology, and those preparing comprehensive exams in theology. Lectures and seminars. Assignments for 3551: 2 short papers, 2 learning reports, final take home exam. Assignments for 6551: 2 short papers, preparing and giving a 1 hour lecture, final exegetical essay.

AD students enrol in RGT6551HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Historical
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3551H & RGT6551H.
SMT3556HS  L0101

Major Catholic Theologians and Movements of the Twentieth Century Prior to Vatican II

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

This course studies the main theological movements and some of the major Roman Catholic theologians of the twentieth century leading up to the Second Vatican Council. The focus will be on the nineteenth century notion of development in theology (Möhler, Scheeben), Modernism (Tyrrell, Loisy, Petre) and La nouvelle théologie (de Lubac, Congar, Rahner, Schillebeeckx, etc.). Attention will be given throughout the course to other influential renewal movements of the twentieth century (Biblical, Liturgical, Lay, Social Action, Missionary and Ecumenical) especially as they helped to prepare the way for Vatican II. Lectures and seminars. Students will be evaluated based on active and informed class participation and three shorter summary papers. Advanced Degree students, in addition to additional readings, will be required to write a longer final paper and facilitate one seminar presentation.

AD students enrol in SMT6556HS.

Schedule: Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
RGT3563HF  L0101

Eastern Christian Doctrines

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A comprehensive synthesis of primarily the Byzantine Orthodox doctrinal tradition. Themes include: the sources of Tradition, creation, eschatology, anthropology, soteriology, Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Trinity, liturgy and sacraments, ecclesiology and East-West ecumenism. Lectures, seminars, short papers, research paper. Prerequisite: Three courses from the Theological or Historical departments.

AD students enrol in RGT6563HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Historical
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3563H & RGT6563H.
WYT3651HF  L0101

Grace and Salvation in the Reformers

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

An introduction to the major theological interests of Reform movements in the pre-modern and Reformation-era Church, covering the figures of Francis, Wycliffe, Tyndale, Latimer, Luther, Calvin, Trent, Radical Reformers, and Hooker. This is a course that focuses on theology, not church history, but will seek to identify formative strands of thinking about the Gospel and the work of Christ among these Christian thinkers as they sought to re-shape the witness of the Church in their time.  The nature of ecclesial “re-formation” will be a sub-theme of the course. Evaluation:  Participation (attendance and discussion – 20%);  weekly quizzes (20%); papers (25% [midterm] and 35% [final])

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
SMT3670HF  L0101

Thought of Vatican II

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · 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 SMT6670HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
EMT6542HS  L0101

20th Century Protestant Theology

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

Exploration of figures and movements in Protestant Theology during the 20th century: Troeltsch, Neo-Orthodoxy (Barth, Brunner), Bonhoeffer, Bultmann, Tillich, the Niebuhrs, Political/Liberation (Moltmann, Metz, Gutierrez), Process (Cobb, Suchocki), Feminist/Womanist (Russell, McFague, Williams), Black (Cone), Asian (Pieris, Song), Postmodern and Postliberal Theologies. Lectures, discussions, student presentations, and research paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMT3542HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Thomas E. Reynolds
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 8 · Crosslisted to: Historical
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD 8; BD 16)

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RGT6551HS  L0101

Aquinas: the Summa Contra Gentiles

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

A careful study of a book of the Summa contra Gentiles, where Aquinas explores Christian doctrines as an exercise in personally appropriating divine wisdom. The course teaches a method of close textual reading, and will interest students seeking an accessible introduction to Aquinas, those seeking an overall view of his methodology, and those preparing comprehensive exams in theology. Lectures and seminars. Assignments for 3551: 2 short papers, 2 learning reports, final take home exam. Assignments for 6551: 2 short papers, preparing and giving a 1 hour lecture, final exegetical essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3551HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Historical
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3551H & RGT6551H.
SMT6556HS  L0101

Major Catholic Theologians and Movements of the Twentieth Century Prior to Vatican II

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

This course studies the main theological movements and some of the major Roman Catholic theologians of the twentieth century leading up to the Second Vatican Council. The focus will be on the nineteenth century notion of development in theology (Möhler, Scheeben), Modernism (Tyrrell, Loisy, Petre) and La nouvelle théologie (de Lubac, Congar, Rahner, Schillebeeckx, etc.). Attention will be given throughout the course to other influential renewal movements of the twentieth century (Biblical, Liturgical, Lay, Social Action, Missionary and Ecumenical) especially as they helped to prepare the way for Vatican II. Lectures and seminars. Students will be evaluated based on active and informed class participation and three shorter summary papers. Advanced Degree students, in addition to additional readings, will be required to write a longer final paper and facilitate one seminar presentation.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3556HS.

Schedule: Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
RGT6563HF  L0101

Eastern Christian Doctrines

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A comprehensive synthesis of primarily the Byzantine Orthodox doctrinal tradition. Themes include: the sources of Tradition, creation, eschatology, anthropology, soteriology, Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Trinity, liturgy and sacraments, ecclesiology and East-West ecumenism. Lectures, seminars, short papers, research paper. Prerequisite: Three courses from the Theological or Historical departments.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3563HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Historical
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3563H & RGT6563H.
SMT6670HF  L0101

Thought of Vatican II

Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · 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.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3670HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical

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Historical Courses for the Fall and Winter Sessions of <em>2010-2011</em>

Historical Courses for the Fall and Winter Sessions of <em>2010-2011</em>