Theological Courses for the 2011 Winter Session

Course Listings by Level

Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
EMT1101HS  L0101

Theology I

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

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

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

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SMT1101HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/10/25

Foundations of Theology

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · 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: Monday, 18:30 to 21:30
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Students must be available 18:30-21:30 of which two hours will be used.
KNT1101HS  L0101

Reformed Theology in Dialogue

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

Basic principles of reformed theology and their significance in current theological debate. Lecture.  Evaluation by assignment and paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRT1101HS  L0101

Systematic Theology

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Stephen J. Reynolds
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Larkin Building 212
SAT1703HS  L0101

Scholastic Philosophical Concepts

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

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

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

Christian Ethics II

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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
SMT1904HS  L4101

Fundamental Themes in Christian Ethics

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Burlington Site

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

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Schedule Notes: Classes will be held at Corpus Christi Secondary School 5150 Upper Middle Road, Burlington, ON L7L 0E5 (no classes on  Jan . 25 and Mar. 15, last class on April 19)
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAT1905HS  L6101

Moral Theology

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

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Patricia Murphy
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 20
2000 Level Courses
WYT2101HS  L0101

The Bride of the Lamb: Systematic Theology II

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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. Tutorial 6:45 - 7:15 p.m. Short papers, final exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical
TRT2110HS  L0101

New Testament: the Orthodox/Eastern Christian Understanding: a text - exegetical approach to the Church, 50-160 A.D.

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

The course introduces beginning students to the New Testament together with critical tools and methodological ideas which make an Orthodox exegesis possible. The course will encounter modern "historico-critical" methodologies for New Testament study which have become dominant in Western theological studies, and which have raised many issues of meaning which faithful Orthodox often find puzzling; we must ask both what Orthodox faith ought to learn from modern exegesis and also what critique or correction an Orthodox critical exegesis of the New Testament might offer in response to recent Western critical interpretation.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Richard Schneider
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Larkin Building Room 340
SAT2222HS  L0101

Mystery of the Trinity

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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: Gregory H. Carruthers
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAT2223HS  L0101

The Christian God

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

This course examines selective themes and fundamental questions in Trinitarian Theology from a Catholic perspective as found in the New Testament, Ecumenical Councils, the Fathers and Scholastics, and to some extent, in modern times. This prepares the ground for making a few important inquiries in light of contemporary concerns from a systematic perspective.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
SAT2242HS  L0101

Christology

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

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

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

Christology

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 36
RGT2321HS  L0101

Creation, Man/Woman, Sin

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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
Schedule Notes: The first class on January 13, 2011 will be from 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Instructors: Ovey N. Mohammed
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
SMT2328HS  L0101

Creation, Fall, Grace and Glory

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

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

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

Grace and Glory

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

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

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

Ecclesiology

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Charles Anang
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMT2402HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/01/03

Introduction to Liturgy

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · 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, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Christian McConnell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAT2432HS  L0101

Sacramental Theology II

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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
WYT2505HS  L0101

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

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

This course will serve to introduce students to a diverse range of Anglican authors from the English Reformation to the present employing the elements of the Lambeth Quadrilateral as a lens to focus our study and discussion of key themes in the tradition of Anglican theology: the place of Scripture, Creeds, baptism and Eucharist, and the historic episcopate in the one Church of Jesus Christ. Students will read carefully the assigned readings and come to class prepared to discuss them. Evaluation will be based on attendance and active participation in class; two exercises in fundamental catechesis; and a 12-15 page paer on some aspect of the key themes of the course.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Timothy Connor
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRT2609HS  L0101

Music and Christian Identity in Global Context

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

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

Schedule: Monday, 1100 to 1300
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Larkin Building Room 340
TRT2611HS  L6101 · Cancelled on 2011/01/03

Twentieth Century Anglican Theology

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

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Matthew P. Cadwell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRT2612HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/05/26

African Theology

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

The course will survey a wide range of themes in religious and theological language and models from contemporary African thought. The themes will be explored from their socio-historical context but also against the wider context of orthodox Christian theology. This dialectic will enable us to examine the variety of positions and views that have developed and shaped the discourse of African theology.

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: TBA
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 25
SAT2701HS  L0101

Philosophy of Religion

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pamela J. Reeve
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 12
SMT2703HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/05/14

Introduction to Moral Philosophy

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

Introduction to morality. What is the nature of good? What is the good life? Do rights exist. What does it mean to claim an act is good? Offered in alternate years.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAT2707HS  L0101

Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Sean Mulrooney
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 12
WYT2802HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/05/25

Beyond Homelessness

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · 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 · Min: 10
TRT2802HS  L0101

Beyond Homelessness

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · 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: Class will be held at Wycliffe College - CRC Chaplain's office, NOT in Larkin Building Room 213
WYT2912HS  L6101

The Drama of Christian Ethics

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

This course is designed as an introduction to the field of Christian ethics, not as a cerebral and academic discipline but as a lived, embodied Christian reality. It is designed with the intent of providing the student with a framework through which to understand what it means to live as the church within the complexities of the social, moral, and political world of the 21st century. The themes of drama, narrative, acting, and especially "improvisation" provide the conceptual lens through which we will engage various ethical complexities such as genetic-bio-ethical issues, sexuality, family and marriage, pacifism and war, or ecological ethics. This will be an online course with a written lecture format, weekly readings, student participation in weekly discussion questions, one minor assignment, and a final major paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Patrick McManus
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20
TRT2951HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/03/29

Twentieth Century Canadian Political Theologies

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

The course will consider, in the Canadian context, how the influential Christian political theologies of the 20th century such as the Social Gospel, Christian socialism, liberation theology and their conservative counterpoints might inform a Christian political theology for the 21st century. We will examine how these theologies actually shaped 20th century Canada through the work and lives of such Christians as Tommy Douglas, Ted Scott, Pierre Trudeau, George Grant and others. We will also consider the political role of the Canadian churches.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: David Neelands, John Brewin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
3000 Level Courses
ICT3111HS  L0101

God Inc.: Christology/Humanity/Incarnation

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

Christology is (at) the heart of Christian Theology as a whole. Jesus, as God in flesh and blood, faces us with the true relationship between God and creation. In that light, how can we make sense of the “two natures” of the “second person” of the Trinity today? In revealing (his) divinity, does Christ (also) reveal our humanity?

AD students enrol in ICT6111HS.

Schedule: Friday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Nicholas Ansell
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
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
WYT3215HS  L0101

The Image of God

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

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

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Peter Robinson
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 8
TRT3257HS  L0101

Theologies of the Eucharist 2: The Anglican Tradition

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Stephen J. Reynolds
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Trinity College Room 22
KNT3271HS  L0101

Doctrines of Reconciliation

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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.

AD students enrol in KNT6271HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT3322HS  L0101

Contemplation in Action

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

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

AD students enrol in RGT6322HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John E. Costello
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 15 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
TRT3332HS  L0101

Theology of the Human: Christian Anthropology in Doctrine, Identity , and Culture

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

This course examines Christian theology and doctrine of the human being in creation and redemption. Also to be explored are concepts of human evolution, consciousness, personhood, sexuality, family, ethnicity, work, community, culture, memory, faithful living as imitation of Christ.

AD students enrol in TRT6332HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Kurt Anders Richardson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Larkin Building Room 341
RGT3333HS  L0101

Transformative Dynamics of Grace

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

Explores the transformative dynamics of grace in Scripture, representative early theologians, early doctrinal development, medieval theology and the Reformation period. Participants develop a contemporary systematic approach, especially with respect to ecumenical and interfaith issues. Draws on the thought of Bernard Lonergan. Written assignments, readings, discussion.

AD students enrol in RGT6333HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Gordon Rixon
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3333H & RGT6333H.
WYT3406HS  L0101

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

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

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

AD students enrol in WYT6406HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMT3521HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/07/09

Theologies of Redemption

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · 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 will include, e.g., Irenaeus, Athanasius, Augustine, Luther, Muntzer, Calvin, Bushnell, Maurice, Niebuhr, Cone, S”lle, Heyward, and Ruether. Lectures, reading, discussions, presentation and final paper. Prerequisite: two introductory courses in systematic theology

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Bourgeois
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
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
KNT3585HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/04/14

The Theology of Jurgen Moltmann

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  New Course · 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: Tuesday, 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 2011  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will develop knowledge of and practise skills for intercultural life and leadership in heterogeneous publics.  We will draw on interdisciplinary, intercultural materials, including: critical cultural and communication approaches, formation of complex identities and their racialization; 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 way of living out its commitment to racial justice. Seminar format with instructional input; participation through active listening, small groups, and short papers--a dialogue paper, a presentation of an intercultural site visit; and a final integrtive project.  Evaluation: dialogue paper (30%); a class presentation on intercultural site visit(30%), and a final integrative project (40%). Prerequisites: Basic Bible, Theology, Pastoral.                                           

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marilyn J. Legge, G. A. Wenh-In Ng
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology

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RGT3654HS  L0101

Healthcare Ethics in the Catholic Tradition

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

This seminar (a combination of lecture, discussion, and case analysis format) will introduce principles and perspectives for biomedical ethics. The course is divided into two sections. The first part of the course will examine basic themes, principles, methodologies, and professional responsibilities in healthcare ethics. Special attention will be given to Catholic Church teaching and the Catholic tradition of moral reflection more generally, comparing and contrasting it with the currently dominant secular approach to bioethics. In the second section, we will examine particular ethical issues for healthcare ethics, employing the case analysis method. We will seek to bring to bear our earlier ethics and theological explorations as well as practical wisdom in our evaluations of these cases. Students will present analysis of particular problems, and others will respond to their analysis.

AD students enrol in RGT6654HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John Berkman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3654H & RGT6554H.
EMT3673HS  L0101

Theology and Culture

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

An examination of the relation of theology and culture and exploration of various positions on culture and its influence on theology, based on the premise that all theology is conditioned by the cultural context from which it emerges. Students will develop skills in discerning how cultural traditions shape their own theologies, and sensibilities for enhanced cultural competence. Lectures, discussion, and theological reflections; evaluation by class participation, presentations, and papers.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 16

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SMT3681HS  L0101

Worship, Sacrament and Ethics

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

This course seeks to explore, an understanding of the interrelationship of Christian worship, sacrament and ethics. Through lecture, discussion, worship experience and analyses of forms of worship, course participants will explore the implications of worship and sacrament for the formation of Christian self-understanding, character and virtue. The relationship of prayer, belief and theological reflection will be examined. Developments in liturgical theology and their implications for understanding the social mission of the Church will be discussed. Practical issues in contemporary Christian ethics will serve as a focus for reflective conversation. Through the study of Church documents, ecumenical readings, liturgical texts and exploration of constitutive elements of worship students will be encouraged to reflect on a life of prayer for mission. Evaluation will be comprised of class participation, an annotated bibliography, analysis of a liturgical rite through an ethical lens and a final integrative paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Mary Rowell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 25
RGT3706HS  L0101

Ignatian Contribution to Contemporary Ecclesiology

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

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

AD students enrol in RGT6706HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 22 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3706H & RGT6706H.
ICT3743HS  L0101

The Self and Its Others

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

This course explores the notion that subjectivity is not merely given but produced through an encounter with society, language, and other selves, and explores the ethical and political consequences of this possibility. We will examine the construction of ethnic, religious, racial, and gendered difference, the forces that have constituted them as “other” instead of “same,” and the consequences this has for the construction of the self and its obligations and responsibilities. We will set up the theoretical issues by reading Kant, Sophocles, Hegel, and Levinas, but will focus especially on readings from Frantz Fanon, Jean-Paul Sartre, Luce Irigaray, and Gayatri Spivak.

AD students enrol in ICT6743HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Shannon Hoff
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT3745HS  L0101

Issues in the Philosophy of Religion and The Brothers Karamazov

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

This course explores issues in the philosophy of religion, with special reference to The Brothers Karamazov. Major themes include: the existence and nature of God, religious language, religious experience, faith and reason, the problem of evil, religion and morality, and afterlife beliefs. Readings include Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov and selections from theologians and philosophers of religion. Lectures, discussion, participation, and critical reflection papers.

AD students enrol in RGT6745HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3745H & RGT6745H.
RGT3753HS  L0101

Wittgenstein for Theology

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

Wittgenstein is arguably the greatest philosopher of the 20th century, and is frequently cited in connection with developments in theology and the philosophy of religion. This course will focus on his accounts of language and meaning in both his early and later works, and on how his thought relates to religious belief and commitment. It will examine the role of language and the possibility of talk about God and explore the implications of our understanding of language for how we think about reality, knowledge, and God. Major paper. Participation in seminar discussions, five short guided question papers, 10% each, total 50%;  one originally generated case study, total 10%;  one final paper, 40%.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Margaret Lavin
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3753H & RGT6753H.
ICT3762HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/09/08

Theories of Truth

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

Defined by Plato as lovers of truth, philosophers have long debated what truth is. Recently they have disagreed about how important truth is. This seminar examines prominent theories of truth since 1900, as proposed by such thinkers as Pierce, Heidegger, Davidson, Putnam, and Habermas. Feminist, deflationist, and postmodernist critiques of truth theory will be considered and an alternative proposed.

AD students enrol in ICT6762HS.

Schedule: Monday, 09:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Lambert Zuidervaart
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICT3772HS  L0101

Religion, Crtical Theory, and Habermas

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

While maintaining a stance of “methodical atheism,” Habermas’ work also exhibits a positive appreciation for many dimensions of the Judeo-Christian religious heritage, especially its moral and ethical dimensions.  Habermas’ critical appreciation of religious tradition is in continuity with his “Frankfurt School” forebears, who took religion to be integral to modern social and cultural evolution.  Religion must be studied, they felt, because it can both display forms of pathological socialization and yet be a resource for a critique of, and eventual emancipation from, such a repressive reality.  After exploring key writings of the first generation of critical theorists on the social relevance of religion, the seminar will culminate in an in-depth study of Jürgen Habermas’ contribution to this discussion.

AD students enrol in ICT6772HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Ronald Kuipers
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICT3777HS  L0101

The Rational Individual and the Social Contract: Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau and Marx

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

The idea that society is based on a rational pact among autonomous individuals is a very old one in political philosophy, developed especially powerfully in early modern philosophy. It has had significant impact on existing laws and political institutions, but this impact has been both positive and negative. In this seminar we will look at the way this idea is developed and challenged by a number of classical authors: Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Marx. Class participation; seminar presentations; and research paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 13:30 to 16:30
Schedule Notes: This course was originally scheduled for the Fall Session.
Instructors: Shannon Hoff
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT3790YS  L0101

MTS Synthesis Paper

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

MTS Synthesis Paper

Schedule: 0:00 to 0:00
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · Two Credits
TRT3851HS  L0101

Theology & Religion

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

Emergence of the scientific study of religion in the modern university and its relevance to/impact on religion and theology. Seminar participation, reports, one major paper.

AD students enrol in TRT6851HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Donald Wiebe
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Larkin Building Room 213
SMT3931HS  L0101

Sexuality & Marriage

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · 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: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Moira McQueen
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
SAT3932HS  L0101

Sexuality & Marriage

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · 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, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Patricia Murphy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 16
SAT3932HS  L4101

Sexuality & Marriage

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · St. Augustine's Aurora Site

Basis of sexuality and marriage in a Christian context and selected issues in these fields. Readings, lectures, discussions, paper, final exam. Prerequisite: Fundamental Christian Ethics.

Schedule: Saturday, 9:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: Jan. 29,  Feb. 12, March 5, March 26
Instructors: Jeanne Cover
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Enrollment Notes:  
EMT3934HS  L0101

Good Sex: Sexuality and Ethics

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

This course aims to deepen awareness of personal, social, cultural, and religious dimensions of sexuality, especially as these affect selfhood and community, and to frame a constructive Christian sexual ethic. It will explore the meaning of sexuality as well as the requirements of sexual justice for church and wider publics. Challenges from various sources, including scripture, tradition, social and natural sciences, as well as pastoral practices arising out of social movements for personal, religious and communal well-being. Seminar discussion with some lectures. Text engagement paper (25%); Class presentation (35%);  final project (40%). 

 

AD students enrol in EMT6934HS.

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

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ICT3940HS  L0101

Christianity and the Ecological Crisis

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

”The attitudes to save the environment should be imbued with a vision of the sacred.”
—David Suzuki at the Global Forum of the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development, Rio de Janeiro, 5 June, 1992

Critics often blame Christian culture, and sometimes rightly, for either ignoring or contributing to the global ecological crisis.  This course will examine some Christian responses to the ecological crisis that contest this characterization. These include claims that the responsibility for the global ecological crisis is complex and multifaceted as well as arguments that Christianity can resist and undo the attitudes that helped create the crisis. We shall explore agrarian essays, ecological theology, and international initiatives on ecological activities. We may also visit a farm whose inhabitants integrate their faith and their lifestyle. In this discussion-intensive seminar, participants will consider what role Christian faith can and should play in a strong environmental ethic.

Schedule: Monday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Ronald Kuipers
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMT3952HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/10/26

Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Ethics

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

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

AD students enrol in SMT6952HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 20
SMT3955HS  L0101

Approaches to Ecological Ethics

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

The course will consider issues and documents that will help the student to develop an understanding of the ecological crisis as well as ethical and theological responses to it. Topics will include: the new cosmology; ecofeminism; the limitations of a human-centred ethics; issues of economic, social, and gender justice; and environmental-human health issues. Short papers; integration paper.

AD students enrol in SMT6955HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT3991HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/06/10

Questions in Sexual Ethics

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

Readings in contemporary concerns in Roman Catholic sexual ethics and their systematic development. Permission of professor is required.

AD students enrol in RGT6991HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John Berkman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3991H & RGT6991H.
5000 Level Courses
RGT5223HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/04/26

Lonergan's Trinity

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

A textual reading of Longergan's magnum opus on The Triune God embracing the history and theological development of the Trinity. Principle amount of the course will pertain to Volume 12 of Lonergan's Collected Works on the Systematic party of the Trinity. Reference to Volume 11. Doctrines will occur when helpful. Special attention will be placed on Lonergan's continued development of the psychological analogy from the Augustinian-Thomistic tradition.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: John Dadosky, Darren Dias
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
TRT5555HS  L0101

Fredrick Denison Maurice & Victorian Christianity

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

A study of the life and writings of F.D. Maurice in relation to the church and society of his time. Topics will include doctrine of sacrifice, place of the Bible in church life, Christian ethics, Christian socialism, and Anglican self-understanding. After six classes of lectures and class discussions, students will present a seminar on a selected book by Maurice. Term paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Larkin Building Room 213
WYT5574HS  L0101

Barth on Scripture and Tradition

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

A seminar course in which Chapters 3 and 4 of the Church Dogmatics will be studied. The topics will be: Scripture as the Word of God; Authority and Freedom in the Church; the Proclamation and Mission of the Church; the Task of Dogmatic Theology. Weekly readings, class presentation, oral examination.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Demson
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRT5579HS  L0101

Kierkegaard's Studies

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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: Larkin Building Room 212
SMT5633HS  L0101

Ecumenical Dialogue on Authority

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

What is authority in the Church and how should it be exercised? A study of answers to this question in major ecumenical statements and the discussions that surround them within the contemporary efforts to restore unity among Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, and Anglican churches. Topics include ministry, apostolic succession, episcopacy, infallibility, papacy, and collegiality. Lectures, discussions, class presentations, short paper, final exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNT5651HS  L0101

Ecumenical Missional Ecclesiology

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2008 · 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, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Classes held at Toronto School of Theology
TRT5721HS  L0101

The Meaning of Religious Faith

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

An examination of concepts of faith in both religious and non-religious contexts. Critical attention will be focused on Kierkegaard, Wilfrid Cantwell Smith, and Sartre and Camus. Seminar preparation and a major paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Donald Wiebe
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Larkin Building Room 340
TRT5867HS  L0101

Religious Pluralism as Theological Challenge

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

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

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Abrahim H. Khan
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Larkin Building Room 212
6000 Level Courses
ICT6111HS  L0101

God Inc.: Christology/Humanity/Incarnation

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

Christology is (at) the heart of Christian Theology as a whole. Jesus, as God in flesh and blood, faces us with the true relationship between God and creation. In that light, how can we make sense of the “two natures” of the “second person” of the Trinity today? In revealing (his) divinity, does Christ (also) reveal our humanity?

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3111HS.

Schedule: Friday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Nicholas Ansell
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNT6271HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/11/23

Doctrines of Reconciliation

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · 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.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNT3271HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT6322HS  L0101

Contemplation in Action

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3322HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John E. Costello
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 15 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
TRT6332HS  L0101

Theology of the Human: Christian Anthropology in Doctrine, Identity, and Culture

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

This course examines Christian theology and doctrine of the human being in creation and redemption. Also to be explored are concepts of human evolution, consciousness, personhood, sexuality, family, ethnicity, work, community, culture, memory, faithful living as imitation of Christ.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3332HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Kurt Anders Richardson
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Larkin Building Room 341
RGT6333HS  L0101

Transformative Dynamics of Grace

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

Explores the transformative dynamics of grace in Scripture, representative early theologians, early doctrinal development, medieval theology and the Reformation period. Participants develop a contemporary systematic approach, especially with respect to ecumenical and interfaith issues. Draws on the thought of Bernard Lonergan. Written assignments, readings, discussion.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3333HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Gordon Rixon
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3333H & RGT6333H.
WYT6406HS  L0101

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

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in WYT3406HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
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
KNT6585HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/04/14

The Theology of Jurgen Moltmann

Offered in Winter 2011  ·  New Course · 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: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT6654HS  L0101

Healthcare Ethics in the Catholic Tradition

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

This seminar (a combination of lecture, discussion, and case analysis format) will introduce principles and perspectives for biomedical ethics. The course is divided into two sections. The first part of the course will examine basic themes, principles, methodologies, and professional responsibilities in healthcare ethics. Special attention will be given to Catholic Church teaching and the Catholic tradition of moral reflection more generally, comparing and contrasting it with the currently dominant secular approach to bioethics. In the second section, we will examine particular ethical issues for healthcare ethics, employing the case analysis method. We will seek to bring to bear our earlier ethics and theological explorations as well as practical wisdom in our evaluations of these cases. Students will present analysis of particular problems, and others will respond to their analysis.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3654HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John Berkman
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3654H & RGT6554H.
RGT6706HS  L0101

Ignatian Contribution to Contemporary Ecclesiology

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3706HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 22 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3706H & RGT6706H.
ICT6743HS  L0101

The Self and Its Others

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

This course explores the notion that subjectivity is not merely given but produced through an encounter with society, language, and other selves, and explores the ethical and political consequences of this possibility. We will examine the construction of ethnic, religious, racial, and gendered difference, the forces that have constituted them as “other” instead of “same,” and the consequences this has for the construction of the self and its obligations and responsibilities. We will set up the theoretical issues by reading Kant, Sophocles, Hegel, and Levinas, but will focus especially on readings from Frantz Fanon, Jean-Paul Sartre, Luce Irigaray, and Gayatri Spivak.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3743HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Shannon Hoff
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT6745HS  L0101

Issues in the Philosophy of Religion and The Brothers Karamazov

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

This course explores issues in the philosophy of religion, with special reference to The Brothers Karamazov. Major themes include: the existence and nature of God, religious language, religious experience, faith and reason, the problem of evil, religion and morality, and afterlife beliefs. Readings include Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov and selections from theologians and philosophers of religion. Lectures, discussion, participation, and critical reflection papers.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3745HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3745H & RGT6745H.
RGT6753HS  L0101

Wittgenstein for Theology

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

Wittgenstein is arguably the greatest philosopher of the 20th century, and is frequently cited in connection with developments in theology and the philosophy of religion. This course will focus on his accounts of language and meaning in both his early and later works, and on how his thought relates to religious belief and commitment. It will examine the role of language and the possibility of talk about God and explore the implications of our understanding of language for how we think about reality, knowledge, and God. Major paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3753HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Margaret Lavin
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3753H & RGT6753H.
ICT6762HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/09/08

Theories of Truth

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

Defined by Plato as lovers of truth, philosophers have long debated what truth is. Recently they have disagreed about how important truth is. This seminar examines prominent theories of truth since 1900, as proposed by such thinkers as Pierce, Heidegger, Davidson, Putnam, and Habermas. Feminist, deflationist, and postmodernist critiques of truth theory will be considered and an alternative proposed.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3762HS.

Schedule: Monday, 09:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Lambert Zuidervaart
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICT6772HS  L0101

Religion, Crtical Theory, and Habermas

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

While maintaining a stance of “methodical atheism,” Habermas’ work also exhibits a positive appreciation for many dimensions of the Judeo-Christian religious heritage, especially its moral and ethical dimensions.  Habermas’ critical appreciation of religious tradition is in continuity with his “Frankfurt School” forebears, who took religion to be integral to modern social and cultural evolution.  Religion must be studied, they felt, because it can both display forms of pathological socialization and yet be a resource for a critique of, and eventual emancipation from, such a repressive reality.  After exploring key writings of the first generation of critical theorists on the social relevance of religion, the seminar will culminate in an in-depth study of Jürgen Habermas’ contribution to this discussion.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3772HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Ronald Kuipers
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRT6851HS  L0101

Theology & Religion

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

Emergence of the scientific study of religion in the modern university and its relevance to/impact on religion and theology. Seminar participation, reports, one major paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3851HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Donald Wiebe
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Larkin Building Room 213
EMT6934HS  L0101

Good Sex: Sexuality and Ethics

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

This course aims to deepen awareness of personal, social, cultural, and religious dimensions of sexuality, especially as these affect selfhood and community, and to frame a constructive Christian sexual ethic. It will explore the meaning of sexuality as well as the requirements of sexual justice for church and wider publics. Challenges from various sources, including scripture, tradition, social and natural sciences, as well as pastoral practices arising out of social movements for personal, religious and communal well-being. Seminar discussion with some lectures. Additional reading and a bi-weekly extra seminar option. Evaluation: 2 Text Engagement Papers (2 X 15% = 30%); Class presentation (30%); Final project. (40%) 

 

Basic Degree students enrol in EMT3934HS.

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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SMT6952HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/10/26

Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Ethics

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3952HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 6 · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: (Max. AD 10, BD 10; Min. AD 3, BD 3)
SMT6955HS  L0101

Approaches to Ecological Ethics

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

The course will consider issues and documents that will help the student to develop an understanding of the ecological crisis as well as ethical and theological responses to it. Topics will include: the new cosmology; ecofeminism; the limitations of a human-centred ethics; issues of economic, social, and gender justice; and environmental-human health issues. Short papers; integration paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3955HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT6991HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/06/10

Questions in Sexual Ethics

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

Readings in contemporary concerns in Roman Catholic sexual ethics and their systematic development. Permission of professor is required.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3991HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John Berkman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGT3991H & RGT6991H.
Biblical Crosslisted Courses
WYB3342HS  L0101

The Torah in Jewish-Christian Dialogue

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

This course is designed to introduce the student to the use of the Torah, or Pentateuch, in the Jewish and Christian traditions. Particular attention will be paid to recent Jewish-Christian dialogue (primarily in biblical scholarship) in light of the Shoah, or Holocaust. The student will engage the topic through various readings from key contributors to the current dialogue and through comparing Jewish and Christian interpretations of specific passages of the Torah. Readings, lectures and seminars. Course evaluation: reading assignments, final paper.

AD students enrol in WYB6342HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
KNB5931HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/11/11

Biblical Textuality, Knowledge, Power and Meaning

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

An exploration of biblical textuality, its discursive reconstruction in the form of western knowledge/power, and its role in the formation of meaning, through a guided reading of Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari, Derrida, Bhabha, Spivak, later Heidegger, and Vattimo.  Seminar.  Essays, class participation.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
WYB6342HS  L0101

The Torah in Jewish-Christian Dialogue

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

This course is designed to introduce the student to the use of the Torah, or Pentateuch, in the Jewish and Christian traditions. Particular attention will be paid to recent Jewish-Christian dialogue (primarily in biblical scholarship) in light of the Shoah, or Holocaust. The student will engage the topic through various readings from key contributors to the current dialogue and through comparing Jewish and Christian interpretations of specific passages of the Torah. Readings, lectures, and seminars. Course evaluations: reading assignments, book review, final paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYB3342HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Historical Crosslisted Courses
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Pastoral Theology Crosslisted Courses
RGP3206HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/07/13

Classics of Christian Spirituality

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

The course develops major themes in the history of Christian spirituality, through a close reading of selections by Plato, Origen, Pseudo-Dionysius, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Gregory of Palamas, Julian of Norwich, St. Ignatius of Loyola, and Dorothy Day. Special attention will be given to ideas of "love". Critical reflection papers.

AD students enrol in RGP6206HS.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGP3206H & RGP6206H.
RGP3210HS  L0101

Comparative Mystical Traditions

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

A comparative study of selected mystical traditions of the major world religions. Themes of analysis will include: the nature and forms of mystical experience; perspectives on ultimate Reality; the role of the spiritual teacher or master; spirituality and social action; disciplines, methods and ideals of spiritual salvation or liberation. Readings will be drawn both from mystic writers and comparative theorists. Lectures, discussion, critical reflection papers. AD students enrol in RGP 6210H.

AD students enrol in RGP6210HS.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGP3210H & RGP6210H.
RGP3212YS  L0101

Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

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

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

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

Discerning the Signs of the Times

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

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

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Theological
RGP6206HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/07/13

Classics of Christian Spirituality

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

The course develops major themes in the history of Christian spirituality, through a close reading of selections by Plato, Origen, Pseudo-Dionysius, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Gregory of Palamas, Julian of Norwich, St. Ignatius of Loyola, and Dorothy Day. Special attention will be given to ideas of "love". Critical reflection papers.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3206HS.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGP3206H & RGP6206H.
RGP6210HS  L0101

Comparative Mystical Traditions

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

A comparative study of selected mystical traditions of the major world religions. Themes of analysis will include: the nature and forms of mystical experience; perspectives on ultimate Reality; the role of the spiritual teacher or master; spirituality and social action; disciplines, methods and ideals of spiritual salvation or liberation. Readings will be drawn both from mystic writers and comparative theorists. Lectures, discussion, critical reflection papers.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3210HS.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment limit includes RGP3210H & RGP6210H.

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