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

Course Listings by Level

Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
SAB1003HS  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

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

A study of the Old Testament covering biblical books, their historical contexts, genres and ancient Near Eastern cultural contexts necessary for interpretation. The basics of exegetical method particular to the genres of the Old Testament will be covered. Principles of biblical interpretation will also be covered especially from a Catholic perspective. Lectures and assignments including quizzes, exams and a final paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 14
EMB1003HF  L0101

Old Testament I

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

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

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

Introduction to Old Testament

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNB1006HS  L6101

Introduction to the Old Testament

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

This course on the Old Testament presents an overview of the Hebrew canon and explores the content, theological themes, and canonical shaping of selected books. Students will be introduced to the history and geography ancient Israel. Additional emphasis will be on interpreting this material as Scripture of the Church. Readings and audio lectures. Weekly assignments, online discussion, final paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB1007HS  L4101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Burlington Site

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

Schedule: Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Classes will be held at Corpus Christi Secondary School 5150 Upper Middle Road, Burlington, ON L7L 0E5
SMB1007HF  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 13:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes:
SMB1007HF  L0102

Introduction to the Old Testament

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes:
WYB1008HF  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament I

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

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

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

Introduction to the Old Testament I

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

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB1009HS  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament II

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

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

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAB1081HF  L6101

Introduction to the New Testament

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

Survey of New Testament world, authors, theologies. Introduction to the historical-critical and other methods of exegesis. Focus on the relation of hermeneutic to Christian Theological traditions; determining the senses of Scripture, the intent of the author, the structures in the texts; stance of the reader. Lecture/Discussion; paper; mid-term and final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Francis G. Carpinelli
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
SAB1081HF  L0101

New Testament Hermeneutics

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

Survey of New Testament world, authors, theologies. Introduction to the historical-critical and other methods of exegesis. Focus on the relation of hermeneutic to Christian Theological traditions; determining the senses of Scripture, the intent of the author, the structures in the texts; stance of the reader. Lecture/Discussion; paper; mid-term and final exam.

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

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

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

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

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

Understanding the New Testament

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

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB1501HS  L6101

From the Gospel to the Gospels (NT I)

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

An introduction to the four Gospels in their social, historical and theological settings. Using a "socio-literary" approach, we will study the Gospels within a two-dimensional framework, both centred on what the early Christians called the "gospel" or "Kerygma." One dimension has to do with social history — the origin and development of Christianity as a distinct social entity, from its foundations in the ministry of Jesus and the Easter experience, through its emergence as a Jewish renewal movement, and on to its development into a separate, largely Gentile, institutionalized religion. The second dimension has to do with literature — the process by which the Gospels came to be written, their literary form and texture, and their character as narrative versions of the "gospel." Weekly online lectures, assigned analysis/reflection papers, discussion board postings.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Allan Loder
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
WYB1501HF  L0101

From the Gospel to the Gospels (NT I)

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

An introduction to the four Gospels in their social, historical and theological setting. We will study the Gospels within a two-dimensional framework: social history (the origin and development of Christianity as a distinct social entity); and literature ( the formation of the Gospels, their literary form and texture, and their character as "gospel". Weekly lectures; assigned papers; final exam or integrative paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Catherine S. Hamilton
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB1501HS  L0101

Introduction to the New Testament

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

Introduction to the major methods and issues in the interpretation of the Gospels: the world of the New Testament; the composition, structure and theologies of the Gospels; traditions behind the Gospels; the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith. Weekly lectures and tutorials; assigned papers and exam. Compulsory one-hour tutorial (time to be arranged).

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB1501HS  L0101

Understanding the New Testament

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB1501HS  L0102

Introduction to the New Testament

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

Introduction to the major methods and issues in the interpretation of the Gospels: the world of the New Testament; the composition, structure and theologies of the Gospels; traditions behind the Gospels; the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith. Weekly lectures and tutorials; assigned papers and exam. Compulsory one-hour tutorial (time to be arranged).

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMB1501HF  L0101

New Testament I

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

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

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

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TRB1501HF  L0101

Introduction to the New Testament

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 214
EMB1506HS  L0101

New Testament II

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

Introduction to the literary structure, rhetorical argument, and certain social issues from Romans to Revelation. Emphasis is placed on acquiring familiarity with the texts and ability to converse critically about the particular problems that these texts both seek to solve and have created. Readings, small group discussion, short papers.

Schedule: Saturday, 9:00 to 17:00
Schedule Notes: January 14, February 4, March 10, March 24.
Instructors: Leif Vaage
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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KNB1511HF  L6101

New Testament Greek I

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

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Susan Jeffers
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMB1511HF  L0101

Elementary New Testament Greek I

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

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

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

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EMB1512HS  L0101

Elementary New Testament Greek II

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

Introduction to ancient Greek grammar for the sake of reading the New Testament. The focus will be on the continuation of the basic aspects of grammar and syntax together with selected readings from the New Testament. Weekly class participation, quizzes, final exam. Prerequisite: EMB1511HF.

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

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KNB1512HS  L6101

New Testament Greek II

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

An introduction to the grammar and syntax of Koine Greek. Students will also develop a basic proficiency in reading and pronouncing the text of the Greek New Testament. Lecture, group work, evaluation of Greek pronunciation.  Weekly assignments midterm project, final exam. Prerequisite: New Testament Greek 1 or equivalent.

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

Elementary New Testament Greek

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

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

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 16:00 to 17:30
Instructors: Sherri Guenther Trautwein
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits · Min: 8
2000 Level Courses
EMB2004HS  L0101

Old Testament II

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

In alternate years, this course will include an overview of either the Wisdom tradition or the Prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible. We will focus on one or two books, attending to the historical and cultural context in which they took shape but also pay attention to their significance of wisdom or the prophetic message for the Christian tradition. Lectures and discussion. Papers, no tests. Prerequisite: EMB1003 or equivalent.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICB2010HF  L0101

Biblical Foundations

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

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

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

Biblical Hebrew I

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

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

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

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EMB2014HS  L0101

Biblical Hebrew II

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

Basic elements of biblical Hebrew grammar, syntax and vocabulary. Translate and analyse selected Hebrew passages from the Old Testament. Attendance, assignments, quizzes, mid-term and final exam. Text: C.L. Seow, A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew, revised edition. Prerequisite: EMB 2013 H OR permission of instructor.

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

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KNB2127HF  L0101

Hebrew Reading & Exegesis

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

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

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

Greek Exegesis

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

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

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

Prophetic Literature

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

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

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB2263HS  L0101

Preaching the Psalms

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

An interactive investigation of the psalms which includes seminars, drama, and exegetical workshops in addition to lectures. Emphasis will be placed on the editorial shaping of the Psalter and on preaching the Psalms within the church. Weekly assignments and two sermons.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGB2263HF  L0101

Psalms

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

This course will focus on the literary forms of the psalms in an effort to appreciate their spirituality and the internal dynamic of the prayers. Mid-term, writing assignment, short essay.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
SAB2383HF  L0101

Introducing Hebrew Wisdom Literature

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

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

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

Synoptic Gospels

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

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

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Walter Werbylo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB2660HS  L0101

Who is Jesus? (NT II)

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

An introduction to the content of a portion of the New Testament: 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 Corinthians, Galatians, Romans, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Peter, Hebrews and Revelation.  The guiding question of the course is "Who is Jesus?". Lectures, tutorials. Evaluation: participation, exegetical papers. Prerequisite: WYB1501 or equivalent.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB2668HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/03/09

Gospel of Luke

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAB2677HS  L0101

Johannine Literature

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

Introduction to the gospel and letters of John concerning authorship, unity, historicity and the situation of the Johannine church. Exploration of basic themes in this tradition and what they reveal about the life of Jesus and believing in him. Exegesis of selected passages from the Gospel and 1 John. Lectures, discussions, midterm exam, paper, final exam. Prerequisite: An Introduction to New Testament course.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Walter Werbylo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
SAB2703HS  L0101

Pauline Literature

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

A survey of the Pauline literature from the Thessalonian correspondence to the Pastoral Letters. A critical study of primary and secondary sources for understanding Paul's life and ministry, followed by a detailed exegesis of selected texts. Key concepts in 'Pauline theology'. Prerequisite: An introductory course in New Testament. Requirements: Lectures, discussion, essay, exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: J. Chandrakanthan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
3000 Level Courses
SMB3037HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/01/24

The Hebrew Bible, Deconstruction and Reconstruction

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

Various traditional and modern approaches to the methodology and development of the Hebrew Bible (in English translation) are discussed, including views of authorship, redaction, structure and intent. But what does the Hebrew Bible say about itself? Students will consider the biblical portrayal of Israelite history and governance models (Patriarchal pre-settlement, Great leader settlement, Monarchy, Post-exilic hierocracy), testing the relationship between the Pentateuch and the subsequent biblical books. Through the course, students find an ancient Jewish view that is “modern” (answering the problems modern theories seek to solve) and at the same time that solves the problems the modern theories themselves engender. The course uses enquiry and deep reading, partnered study (havruta), and class discussion with some lecture providing value-added background and explanations. Collateral reading, class participation, two short reflections and one research paper are required. Evaluation will be based on class participation (40%), research paper (30%) and final exam (30%).

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Roy D. Tanenbaum
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB3081HS  L0101

Hebrew Poetry

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

Study of selected poetic texts with emphasis on the syntax and style of Hebrew poetry. Weekly participation, mid-term and final exams. Prerequisite: three semesters of Biblical Hebrew. N.B.: in combination with WYB3013H/EMB3014H (or equivalent) successful completion of this course as if for credit satisfies the Hebrew requirement for doctoral candidates in New Testament.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB3086HF  L0101

The Archeology of the First Temple

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

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

AD students enrol in SMB6086HF.

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

Pentateuch: Exodus

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

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

AD students enrol in SMB6101HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNB3232HS  L0101

Bible in Context: Amos

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

This course uses the book of Amos as a means of introducing the covenantal values that lay beneath Israel's approach to social justice. Through a site visit and classroom activities, students will reflect on the Church's call to social justice and the way in which this can be realised in the lives of individuals and congregations. Additional emphasis will be placed on the content and shape of the book of Amos and the task of interpreting it as Scripture of the Church. Lecture. Written assignments, site visit, and final paper. Intro to OT (KNB1006) or equivalent, plus any 2000 level Bible course.

AD students enrol in KNB6232HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB3232HF  L0101

Bible in Context: Amos

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

This course uses the book of Amos as a means of introducing the covenantal values that lay beneath Israel's approach to social justice. Through a site visit and classroom activities, students will reflect on the Church's call to social justice and the way in which this can be realised in the lives of individuals and congregations. Additional emphasis will be placed on the content and shape of the book of Amos and the task of interpreting it as Scripture of the Church. Lecture. Written assignments, site visit, and final paper. Intro to OT (KNB1006) or equivalent, plus any 2000 level Bible course.

AD students enrol in KNB6232HF.

Schedule:
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGB3351HS  L0101

Covenant & Deuteronomy

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

Study of the covenant formulary as a key to unfolding the synthesis of covenant theology represented in the Book of Deuteronomy. Major essay.

AD students enrol in RGB6351HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 13
Enrollment Notes: Max 13 (AD & BD)
KNB3361HS  L0101

Ancient Israel: History, Culture, and Context

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

This course presents an overview of the geography and history of Israel and its place in the ancient Near East from the emergence of Israel in canaan to the beginning of the Roman period. Students will also be introduced to the major issues relating to historiography. Lectures and workshops. Class presentation, regular assignments, and major paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGB3371HS  L0101

Questions of Life and Death in Wisdom Literature

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

Study of the questions that arose in Israel surrounding the issues of life and death from the perspective of the Wisdom tradition. Three books deal specifically with these issues: Job, Qoheleth, and the Wisdom of Solomon. The literary structure of all three books will be studied with a view of understanding the authors' presentations of life and death. Major paper.

AD students enrol in RGB6371HS.

Schedule: Friday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Max 15 (AD & BD)
SMB3372HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/09/09

The Messiah In the Hebrew Bible

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

The course focuses on the picture of Messiah as it develops in the Hebrew Bible. The starting point of the discussion will be the 39 occurrences of the Hebrew noun māšîah and its meaning in the immediate context of the biblical passages. Also other Hebrew Bible Passages will be discussed, that are often regarded as the background of the term Messiah (Gen 3,15; 9,25-27; 12,1-3; 49,8-12; Num 24,15-19; Deu 18,15-18). In a third step, we will analyze the Old Testament Passages that reveal a developing understanding of the Davidic dynasty. The last step will point to the role of Daniel 9,25-26 in the emergence of messianism. The course will be organized in lectures and presented as PowerPoint presentations; research essay and final exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRB3607HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/07/18

New Testament Resurrection Texts

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

A critical analysis of New Testament Resurrection texts in the context of Jewish and Greco-Roman Traditions. Book review, research paper, final colloquium.

AD students enrol in TRB6607HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 213
TRB3629HF  L0101

The Miracles of Jesus

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

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

AD students enrol in TRB6629HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 214
TRB3643HS  L0101

Gospel of Matthew

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

Analysis of the Gospel of Matthew with a view to understanding the author's theology in the light of his reporting and interpretation for the Matthean community. Assigned readings, scholarly paper, exam.

AD students enrol in TRB6643HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 214
EMB3654HS  L0101

Gospel of Mark and Christian Origins

Offered in Winter 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2006 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Investigation of Mark's overarching rhetorical strategy and theological purpose: attention will be paid to questions of original life-situation, source and redaction criticism, relationship to Q, literary structure and ideological criticism.

AD students enrol in EMB6654HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Leif Vaage
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 10

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WYB3719HS  L0101

Paul's Ethics

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

An introduction to Paul's ethical thinking through looking at the context in which he wrote and the specific things he said. Reading ancient ethical perspectives and studying the ethical views in Paul. Lectures and seminar discussions.  Evaluation: seminar presentations and final assignment (paper, or alternative).

AD students enrol in WYB6719HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRB3742HF  L0101

Galatians

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

This course will consider the text of Paul.

AD students enrol in TRB6742HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:   Larkin Building Room 213
RGB3805HS  L0101

The Bible and Violence

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

It is often said that religious texts provoke and sanction violence, and even that religion itself is inherently violent. Utilizing the mimetic violence model, we will analyze representative texts from both Old and New Testaments in dialogue with the works of Ren

AD students enrol in RGB6805HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 42 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
TRB3831HF  L0101

Creation in the Biblical Story

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

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

AD students enrol in TRB6831HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Sylvia Keesmaat
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Course offered on Wednesday - September 14 and 21, October 5 and 19, November 2, 16 and 30 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in class with two off-site classes on Saturday September 24, and Saturday October 22. (Russett House Farm, 459 Country Lane, Cameron)
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 212
RGB3902HS  L0101

Interpreting the Bible in the Early Church: First Four Centuries

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

This course will examine the methods of biblical interpretation used in the Church from NT times through the 4th century. Areas covered will include the Jewish forms of exegesis found in the NT, the ellegorical method, the schools of Antioch and Alexandria, as well as interpreters such as Origen, Theodore of Mopsuestia, and St. Augustine. Course will consist of lectures, the reading of some introductory secondary works, and selected readings from Patristic commentaries. There will be two short essays and one longer final essay.

AD students enrol in RGB6902HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
Enrollment Notes: Max 30 (AD & BD)
WYB3910HS  L0101

Reading Scripture Through the Ages

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

This course traces the history of the interpretation of the Bible from the time of the early church to the present. We will examine major figures and major forms of biblical interpretation and also give attention to a consideration of popular and forgotten voices. The course will include lectures, small group discussions and presentations. Each student will do a class presentation and submit a final paper.

AD students enrol in WYB6910HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB3930HF  L0101

Biblical Hermeneutics

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

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

AD students enrol in KNB6930HF.

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

Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus

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

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

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
5000 Level Courses
WYB5111HS  L0101

Book of Genesis

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

Critical and exegetical study of Hebrew text of Genesis. In addition to historical-critical issues, attention will be paid to Ancient Near Eastern parallels as well as to the book's themes, structure and theological significance. Cross-listed to RLG3142H.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB5114HF  L0101

Readings in the Book of Exodus

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

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

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

Wisdom of Solomon

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

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

Schedule: Friday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
EMB5347HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/10/18

Wisdom in Second Temple Judaism

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

This course treats either books (Job, Sirach, Ecclesiastes, Wisdom of Solomon) or thematic aspects (creation, prayer, eschatology) of the sapiential tradition as it evolved in the period 538 BCE - 70 CE with an eye to the relationship of these books to the broader swath of sapiential textual traditions of the era, including the instruction literature from Qumran. In 2010, the focus will be Ben Sira, with attention to the significance of textual variants in the manuscript traditions for our understanding of the formation of the Bible. Course will be a seminar. Seminar participation, seminar presentations, major paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 13:00 to 15:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMB5401HF  L0101

Ritual and Scripture at Qumran

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

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

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

Paul: Methodological Problems

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

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

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

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SMB5807HF  L0101

Church and Society in the First Century

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

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

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

The Archeology of the First Temple

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in SMB3086HF.

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

Pentateuch: Exodus

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in SMB3101HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNB6232HS  L0101

Bible in Context: Amos

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

This course uses the book of Amos as a means of introducing the covenantal values that lay beneath Israel's approach to social justice. Through a site visit and classroom activities, students will reflect on the Church's call to social justice and the way in which this can be realised in the lives of individuals and congregations. Additional emphasis will be placed on the content and shape of the book of Amos and the task of interpreting it as Scripture of the Church. Lecture. Written assignments, site visit, and final paper. Intro to OT (KNB1006) or equivalent, plus any 2000 level Bible course, plus a year long introductory course in Hebrew.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGB6351HS  L0101

Covenant & Deuteronomy

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

Study of the covenant formulary as a key to unfolding the synthesis of covenant theology represented in the Book of Deuteronomy. Major essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGB3351HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 13
Enrollment Notes: Max 13 (AD & BD)
KNB6361HS  L0101

Ancient Israel: History, Culture, and Context

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

This course presents an overview of the geography, culture, and history of Israel and its place in the ancient Near East from the emergence of Israel in Canaan to the beginning of the Roman period.  Students will also be introduced to the major issues relating to historiography.  Lectures and workshops.  Evaluative exercises include regular assignments, a test, and a major paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGB6371HS  L0101

Questions of Life and Death in Wisdom Literature

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

Study of the questions that arose in Israel surrounding the issues of life and death from the perspective of the Wisdom tradition. Three books deal specifically with these issues: Job, Qoheleth, and the Wisdom of Solomon. The literary structure of all three books will be studied with a view of understanding the authors' presentations of life and death. Major paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGB3371HS.

Schedule: Friday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Max 15 (AD & BD)
TRB6607HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/07/18

New Testament Resurrection Texts

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

A critical analysis of New Testament Resurrection texts in the context of Jewish and Greco-Roman Traditions. Book review, research paper, final colloquium.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRB3607HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 213
TRB6629HF  L0101

The Miracles of Jesus

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in TRB3629HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 214
TRB6643HS  L0101

Gospel of Matthew

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

Analysis of the Gospel of Matthew with a view to understanding the author's theology in the light of his reporting and interpretation for the Matthean community. Assigned readings, scholarly paper, exam.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRB3643HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 214
EMB6654HS  L0101

Gospel of Mark and Christian Origins

Offered in Winter 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2006 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Investigation of Mark's overarching rhetorical strategy and theological purpose: attention will be paid to questions of original life-situation, source and redaction criticism, relationship to Q, literary structure and ideological criticism.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMB3654HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Leif Vaage
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 10
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: April 12; Withdrawal Deadline: May 15

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WYB6719HS  L0101

Paul's Ethics

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

An introduction to Paul's ethical thinking through looking at the context in which he wrote and the specific things he said. Reading ancient ethical perspectives and studying the ethical views in Paul. Lectures and seminar discussions.  Evaluation: seminar presentations and final assignment (paper, or alternative).

Basic Degree students enrol in WYB3719HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRB6742HF  L0101

Galatians

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

This course will consider the text of Paul

Basic Degree students enrol in TRB3742HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 213
RGB6805HS  L0101

The Bible and Violence

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

It is often said that religious texts provoke and sanction violence, and even that religion itself is inherently violent. Utilizing the mimetic violence model, we will analyze representative texts from both Old and New Testaments in dialogue with the works of Ren

Basic Degree students enrol in RGB3805HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 42 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
TRB6831HF  L0101

Creation in the Biblical Story

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in TRB3831HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Sylvia Keesmaat
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Course offered on Wednesday - September 14 and 21, October 5 and 19, November 2, 16 and 30 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in class with two off-site classes on Saturday September 24, and Saturday October 22. (Russett House Farm, 459 Country Lane, Cameron)
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building Room 212
RGB6902HS  L0101

Interpreting the Bible in the Early Church: First Four Centuries

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

This course will examine the methods of biblical interpretation used in the Church from NT times through the 4th century. Areas covered will include the Jewish forms of exegesis found in the NT, the ellegorical method, the schools of Antioch and Alexandria, as well as interpreters such as Origen, Theodore of Mopsuestia, and St. Augustine. Course will consist of lectures, the reading of some introductory secondary works, and selected readings from Patristic commentaries. There will be two short essays and one longer final essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGB3902HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
Enrollment Notes: Max 30 (AD & BD)
WYB6910HS  L0101

Reading Scripture Through the Ages

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

This course traces the history of the interpretation of the Bible from the time of the early church to the present. We will examine major figures and major forms of biblical interpretation and also give attention to a consideration of popular and forgotten voices. The course will include lectures, small group discussions and presentations. Each student will do a class presentation and submit a final paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYB3910HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB6930HF  L0101

Hermeneutical Theory 1

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in KNB3930HF.

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

Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in SMB3940HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Theological Crosslisted Courses
WYT2101HS  L0101

The Bride of the Lamb: Systematic Theology II

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

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

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

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Biblical Courses for the Fall and Winter Sessions of <em>2011-2012</em>