Historical Courses for the 2013 Fall Session

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1000 Level Courses
SAH1001HF  L0101

Early Christianity (to AD 600)

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course offers an opportunity to explore the history of the Christian Church from its origins in Judaism through to its monastic expansion beyond the boundaries of the Western Roman Empire in the sixth and seventh centuries. It will examine the conflicts, individuals, social movements and theologies that shaped Christianity during this formative period. Two Document Analyses, Seminar Presentation, Final Examination.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Peter M. Meehan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
EMH1010HF  L0101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This introductory course explores Christianity's formation and transformation from the post-apostolic era to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West in the year 843. Along the way, we will explore how Christians described their religious experience, practiced their faith, articulated and argued about their beliefs, and structured their ecclesial communities. We will learn about Christianity's changing relationship to political power; its engagement with other religions and cultures; the lifestyles, theological mindsets, and models of community proposed and debated by Christian leaders; the political and theological challenges associated with the movement's early marginalization, eventual expansion, encounter with Islam in the East and the "barbarians" in the West; and the formation of "Christian Europe."'Lecture, group discussions. Evaluation: practice quizzes, mid-term writing projects, choice of final exam or research paper.

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

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KNH1015HF  L0101

A Global History of Christianity - a survey

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A survey of the history of Christianity and an introduction to the study of Christian history. Lecture. Book review, seminar participation, mid-term exam, final exam. Mandatory seminar.  No seminar the first week of class.  Seminar from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Class from 7:10 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Classes held at Wycliffe College

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Schedule Notes: Classes at Wycliffe College
Instructors: Stuart Macdonald
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
2000 Level Courses
TRH2002HF  L0101

A History of the Church in the Middle Ages

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Barry Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
TRH2010HF  L0101

History of Christianity II

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The history of the Christian Church (mainly in the West) from the birth of a spiritually united medieval Europe under Charlemagne to its fragmentation in the Reformation and the Thirty Years' War.  Pagans and missionaries.  Popes and patriarchs. Princes and councils.  Reformers and radicals.  Monks and friars. Theology and heresy.  Daily Christian life and worship.  The course will consist of lectures and group discussions of selected primary sources.  GRADING PROCEDURES:  short weekly reading quizzes (matching, multiple choice, etc.), portfolio of short article summaries, class participation.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Jesse Billett
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
TRH2061HF  L6101

The Birth of Theology

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Online Course

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
TRH2061HF  L0101

The Birth of Theology

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
EMH2210HF  L0101

History of Christianity III (1648-present)

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine how Christianity has both contributed to the emergence of the modern world and has responded to some of the major developments that characterize modernity. Topics may include the impact of new ways of thinking on Christian world views; movements of religious renewal; Christian responses to new social trends and development; the geographic expansion of Christianity; developments in Christian practice and worship; Christianity and public life; new trends in Christian thought. Students who have taken --H2004H Modern Christianity (1750 to the present) may not take this course. Prerequisites: History of Christianity I or History of Christianity II, or with the permission of the instructor.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:30 to 19:30
Instructors: Brian Clarke
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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SMH2229HF  L0101

History of Modern Catholicism (1648 - present)

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is an introductory survey of the institutional and social history of Modern Catholicism from 1648 to the present. It explores the reciprocal relationship between history and the development of Catholicism in faith and practice. Much attention will be given to significant events and important personalities that shaped global Catholicism throughout the period. Special attention will be given to the lived experience of Catholicism globally and in the particular context of Canada. Lectures; Discussions; Primary Source Analysis; Research Paper and Final Examination.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Daniel MacLeod
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRH2253HF  L6101

Modern Atheism

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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:
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15
TRH2421HF  L0101

The Emerging Christian Church: Church History to 451

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The first 450 years of Christianity reveal an essential central notion that faith requires ecclesiology and church membership for salvation; but the concrete history of the world-wide church reveals a rough-and-tumble dynamic of competing choices about the truth that constitute "church"; can an "Orthodox norm" of tradition and apostolicity be recognized in such a situation? Study of social, institutional, theological, spiritual, pastoral, "Gospel-and-local-culture", political, aspects of church life from primary sources. Not open to students who take - History of Christianity I (to AD 843).

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: David F. Wagschal
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
SAH2424HF  L0101

Modern History of the Catholic Church

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is an overview of the modern era of ecclesiastical history.  Beginning with the “Enlightenment”, we will examine the relationship between the Catholic Church and the world until Vatican II.  In the way we will look at the age of revolution, what new ideas like liberalism meant and how popes of the nineteenth century sought to deal with them.  The worldwide missionary experience of the Catholic Church at the time, as well as the rich history of Canadian Catholicism will be discussed.  Pius IX, Vatican I and the pontificate of Leo XIII will be a key part of the course, as well an examination of the issues that the Church had to confront in the twentieth century, such as world wars and the holocaust.  Light will be shed on these topics trough assigned readings, biographical studies and the study of examples of art and architecture from the period.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: James (Séamus) P. Hogan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNH2559HF  L0101

History and Polity of the Korean Evangelical Holiness Church

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Chun Hoi Heo
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
3000 Level Courses
TRH3055HF  L0101

The Nicene Revolution: Theological Change in the Fourth Century

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The fifty years between the Council of Nicaea in 325 and the Council of Constantinople in 381 were times of extraordinary theological change leading to understandings of God and Christ both continuous with and sharply different from earlier teaching, a true revolution. This course explores the process of doctrinal change during that period, both in its own right and as a paradigm for doctrinal change in later periods, including the present. Lectures, reading of original sources in translation, group discussion, research essay.

AD students enrol in TRH6055HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Richard Paul Vaggione
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
SMH3102HF  L0101

Early Christianity and Judaism

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine the historical, religious, political, economic and social contexts of the birth of Christianity in the Holy Lands.  Special attention will be paid to the various relationships of Christian communities’ with Judaism, including the Jews revolts, the Minim and Ebionite controversies, the impact of the development of holy places of worship and pilgrimage, spirituality and monasticism, and the role of Roman and Byzantine emperors in the spread of Christianity.  The course will also deal with the Dead Sea Scrolls and other archaeological discoveries from the period.

AD students enrol in SMH6102HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 12
EMH3371HF  L0101

Varieties of North American Christianity

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Topics for the seminar will vary from year to year but will focus on issues related to approaches to spiritual formation and the relationships between individual experience, social transformation, and institutional identity in North American contexts. Seminar format involving student leadership; discussion of assigned readings, presentation of research.

AD students enrol in EMH6371HF.

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

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SAH3473HF  L0101

Issues in Catholic Education in Ontario

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

Schedule: Monday, 18:30 to 20:30
Instructors: Peter M. Meehan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
RGH3755HF  L0101

Eastern Christian icons

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · 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 RGH6755HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
KNH3840HF  L0101

What happened to the church? Theories of change in the church

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will examine various theories which have been proposed recently to explain changes which have occurred in recent years in the church in Western society. The theories will include secularization, rational choice, the Kelley thesis, and other theories found in the work of Callum Brown, Grace Davie and other. The course will involve both understanding the theories and critiquing them, with particular reference to the situation within the Canadian church. Evaluation: Seminar presentation; major paper. (Prerequisite: Introductory Church History Course)

AD students enrol in KNH6840HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Stuart Macdonald
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
5000 Level Courses
WYH5001HF  L0101

Historiography

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Alan L. Hayes
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMH5054HF  L0101

Origen

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Study of Origen's life and thought in historical context. Reading and analysis of major works. Greek and Latin are useful but not required. Seminar presentations, participation in discussion, one research essay.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: T. Allan Smith
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 10 · Crosslisted to: Theological
6000 Level Courses
TRH6055HF  L0101

The Nicene Revolution: Theological Change in the Fourth Century

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The fifty years between the Council of Nicaea in 325 and the Council of Constantinople in 381 were times of extraordinary theological change leading to understandings of God and Christ both continuous with and sharply different from earlier teaching, a true revolution. This course explores the process of doctrinal change during that period, both in its own right and as a paradigm for doctrinal change in later periods, including the present. Lectures, reading of original sources in translation, group discussion, research essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRH3055HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Richard Paul Vaggione
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
SMH6102HF  L0101

Early Christianity and Judaism

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine the historical, religious, political, economic and social contexts of the birth of Christianity in the Holy Lands.  Special attention will be paid to the various relationships of Christian communities’ with Judaism, including the Jews revolts, the Minim and Ebionite controversies, the impact of the development of holy places of worship and pilgrimage, spirituality and monasticism, and the role of Roman and Byzantine emperors in the spread of Christianity.  The course will also deal with the Dead Sea Scrolls and other archaeological discoveries from the period.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMH3102HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 12
EMH6371HF  L0101

Varieties of North American Christianity

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Topics for the seminar will vary from year to year but will focus on issues related to approaches to spiritual formation and the relationships between individual experience, social transformation, and institutional identity in North American contexts. Seminar format involving student leadership; discussion of assigned readings, presentation of research.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMH3371HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Phyllis D. Airhart
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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RGH6755HF  L0101

Eastern Christian icons

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · 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 RGH3755HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
KNH6840HF  L0101

What happened to the church? Theories of change in the church

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will examine various theories which have been proposed recently to explain changes which have occurred in recent years in the church in Western society. The theories will include secularization, rational choice, the Kelley thesis, and other theories found in the work of Callum Brown, Grace Davie and other. The course will involve both understanding the theories and critiquing them, with particular reference to the situation within the Canadian church. Evaluation: Seminar presentation; major paper. (Prerequisite: Introductory Church History Course)

Basic Degree students enrol in KNH3840HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Stuart Macdonald
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Theological Crosslisted Courses
WYT2502HF  L6101

Anglican Theology

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Online Course

A study of Anglican Theology, principally through the reading of texts from Anglican thinkers of the 16th and 17th centuries. Study and discussion of the foundational themes of the English Reformation, as well as the 17th century development. The two great renewal movements of the 18th and 19th centuries: the evangelical movement and the Anglo-Catholic movement. The modern criticisms of the Anglican tradition. The question of Anglican identity and authority.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Smith
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20 · Crosslisted to: Historical
RGT3115HF  L0101

Vatican II: The Theology and Historical Context of the Documents

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · 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 historical 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: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Margaret Lavin
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Historical
Enrollment Notes: Max 24
WYT3651HF  L0101

Theologies of Luther & Calvin

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course of lectures will examine Luther's writings on the theology of the cross and on human freedom; and Calvin's writings on Scripture and the Christian life. Weekly readings and final examination (oral or written).

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Demson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical

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Historical Courses for the <em>2013</em> Fall Session

Historical Courses for the <em>2013</em> Fall Session