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

TRT2611HS  L6101 · Cancelled on 2011/07/14

Twentieth Century Anglican Theology

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

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Matthew P. Cadwell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
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
WYT1101HS  L6101

The God of the Gospel: Systematic Theology I

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

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
RGH1010HF  L6101 · Cancelled on 2011/07/26

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

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

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: TBA
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 18
WYT2641HF  L6101

Christ Among the Religions

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

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: George R. Sumner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
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
ICP6482HF  L6101

Wisdom and Schooling

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

This course explores a biblical understanding of wisdom as an alternative to the theory into practice paradigm, which has dominated the way in which schooling is conducted at virtually all levels. According to the theory/practice story, schooling is the process by which theoretical insight and abstract academic understanding lay the foundations for an abundant life. The Christian gospel proclaims, however, that walking in the way of Jesus is truth and life. The challenge to the Christian school and the Christian teacher is how to be in the world of schooling while not being of it. This online course employs an extensive Study Guide, a book, book chapters and journal articles, with an online discussion forum and Skype/telephone conferencing. Participation in the forum and a professionally-oriented research paper will provide the basis for evaluation.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICP3482HF.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Douglas Blomberg
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
ICP3482HF  L6101

Wisdom and Schooling

Offered in Fall 2011  ·  New Course · Online Course

This course explores a biblical understanding of wisdom as an alternative to the theory into practice paradigm, which has dominated the way in which schooling is conducted at virtually all levels. According to the theory/practice story, schooling is the process by which theoretical insight and abstract academic understanding lay the foundations for an abundant life. The Christian gospel proclaims, however, that walking in the way of Jesus is truth and life. The challenge to the Christian school and the Christian teacher is how to be in the world of schooling while not being of it. This online course employs an extensive Study Guide, a book, book chapters and journal articles, with an online discussion forum and Skype/telephone conferencing. Participation in the forum and a professionally-oriented research paper will provide the basis for evaluation.

AD students enrol in ICP6482HF.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Douglas Blomberg
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
ICP3443HS  L6101

Leadership: Vision and Mission

Offered in Winter 2012  ·  New Course · Online Course

This course is designed to enable participants to understand, develop and encourage faithful leadership in Christian schools. The vision of Christian schooling that leaders seek to sustain is not simply their own, but school leaders are a vital link in the translation of parents' priorities into the life of classrooms. Participants will examine leadership and management structures critically in light of: communal and personal educational focus and values; the need to nurture community; the need to sustain a dynamic vision for schooling. This online course employs an extensive Study Guide, a book, book chapters and journal articles, with an online discussion forum and Skype/telephone conferencing. Participation in the forum and a professionally-oriented research paper will provide the basis for evaluation.

AD students enrol in ICP6443HS.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Douglas Blomberg
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
ICP6443HS  L6101

Leadership: Vision and Mission

Offered in Winter 2012  ·  New Course · Online Course

This course is designed to enable participants to understand, develop and encourage faithful leadership in Christian schools. The vision of Christian schooling that leaders seek to sustain is not simply their own, but school leaders are a vital link in the translation of parents' priorities into the life of classrooms. Participants will examine leadership and management structures critically in light of: communal and personal educational focus and values; the need to nurture community; the need to sustain a dynamic vision for schooling. This online course employs an extensive Study Guide, a book, book chapters and journal articles, with an online discussion forum and Skype/telephone conferencing. Participation in the forum and a professionally-oriented research paper will provide the basis for evaluation.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICP3443HS.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Douglas Blomberg
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
KNP1352HS  L6101 · Cancelled on 2011/10/05

Introduction to Preaching

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

Introduction to the art and science of preaching. Topics: exegesis and hermeneutics for the purpose of preaching, techniques of sermon preparation, structure and delivery. Written assignments, small groups, one sermon.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Sarah Travis
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRT3566HF  L6101

Studies in Anglican Theology

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

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRH2105HS  L6101

History of Theology 2: Medieval and Reformation Theologies

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

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
TRH2061HF  L6101

The Birth of Theology

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

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRJ2631HS  L6101

Anglican History And Theology

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

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second 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
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
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
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
SAT3942HF  L6101

Papal Teaching on Social Justice

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

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Thomas Lynch
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 25
SAT2600HS  L6101

Theological Anthropology

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

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Vivian Ligo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 20
SAT2433HF  L6101

Sacraments

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

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Vivian Ligo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
TRH2010HF  L6101

History of Christianity II

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

Development of thought and piety; monasticism and mendicants; crusades, parish life; papacy, princes and church councils; Byzantium; East-West relations; relations with Jews and Muslims; Renaissance and reformations; reformers; missionary expansion; confessionalism.  The course will consist of modules and weekly discussion groups on Blackboard web site.  GRADING PROCEDURES:  On-line discussions, short essay, long essay. 

 

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRH2252HF  L6101

Natural Theology and Evolutionary Theory in the Nineteenth Century

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

This introductory course examines the influence of, and contemporary reaction to, natural theology, evolution theory, and Charles Darwin's "natural selection" theory, from the late eighteenth century until the Scopes Trial (1925). Although the course focuses on England and the United States, we will also make a tertiary examination of defenders and critics of natural theology, evolutionary theory, and natural selection theory in Continental Europe and Canada. Two short research summaries submitted online (40%), participation (20%), final exam submitted online (40%)

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Thursdays  
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15
TRH2253HS  L6101

Modern Atheism

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

This introductory course surveys the history of atheism and secularization from the mid-eighteenth-century Western European Enlightenment to the present. We will not only read selections from some of the most important English, Scottish, German, and American atheists, agnostics, and rationalists of the period, but also examine and discuss how contemporary political and social thought contributed to the rise of secular thought and gradual decline in theological orthodoxy. The course will demonstrate how the writings of atheists and theological rationalists have always been predicated on significant intellectual and emotional tensions between orthodox Christianity and contemporary culture. Participation, research summary, book report, online final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Tuesdays
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15
TRH2316HS  L6101 · Cancelled on 2012/01/04

Philosophy of Ecclesiastical History: Sacred and Profane

Offered in Winter 2012  ·  New Course · Online Course

This introductory historiographical course surveys select “sacred” and “profane” works of church history by some of the most important ecclesiastical historians and philosophers active from the mid-first century AD until the mid-twentieth century. Participation in online discussion group, research paper, critical response/book report, online final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Thursdays
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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

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