Theological Courses for the 2012 Fall Session

Course Listings by Level

Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
SMT1101HF  L0101

Foundations of Theology

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

Elements of theological reflection, with emphasis on theological method. Revelation, faith, scripture, liturgy, tradition, dogma, magisterium, the theologian, infallibility, and historicity. Lectures, discussions, short papers, final exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:10 to 13:00
Instructors: Jean-Pierre Fortin
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 36
CGT1101HF  L4101

Thinking Theologically

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  New Course · Waterloo Site

An introduction to the main themes in theology, with attention to the nature of theological argumentation. Trinity, creation, theological anthropology, Jesus Christ, ecclesiology, other religions, eschatology, Anabaptist-Mennonite theology, political theology, modernity/postmodernity, the vocation of the theologian.  Lectures, discussions of readings, midterm take-home test, student presentations, reflection paper, research paper

 
Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Jeremy M. Bergen
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT1101HF  L0101

The God of the Gospel: Systematic Theology I

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

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. Lectures, tutorial discussions generated by students' questions, question and answer periods. Short papers, final take-home exam. Tutorial 10-11 am.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT1101HY  L0101

Foundations of Theology

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  New Course · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

Introduction to theology and the elements of Catholic theology. Revelation, Faith, Tradition, Church doctrine, infallibility, biblical inspiration. Lectures, mid-term test, final exam. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's.

Schedule: · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Gregory H. Carruthers
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
SAT1101HF  L0101

Foundations of Theology

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

Introduction to theology and the elements of Catholic theology. Revelation, Faith, Tradition, Church doctrine, infallibility, biblical inspiration. Lectures, mid-term test, final exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT1101HF  L0101

Foundations of Theology

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

Explores the relationship between contemplation and action as a basis for theological reflection. Spirituality, faith, revelation, tradition, development of dogma, teaching office. Introduces Bernard Lonergan's "Method in Theology". Lectures, readings, bulletin board participation, discussion, written assignments.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Gordon Rixon
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
WYT1105HF  L0101

Teaching the Faith: Introduction to Catechetical Theology

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

This course is designed for new students, and acts as an introduction to a number of central pastoral responsibilities: teaching the faith to new Christians, grasping the overall shape and purpose of Christian theology, assessing and meeting the demands of local culture and context, engaging the character of conversion and formation, and finally, grasping an overall shape to the history of Christian witness. The course pursues the historical examination of key catechetical texts from the New Testament to the contemporary period, analyzes their content and purpose, locates them historically, and seeks to engage students' own comprehensive vision of the Gospel, its communication, and pastoral practice. Lectures and weekly tutorials on the primary-source reading. Extensive reading, discussion, and mastering of content. Weekly content quizzes; 3 papers (6-10 pages each); final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday
Schedule Notes: Tuesdays 14 - 15:30; Wednesdays 11 - 12:30
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT1710HF  L0101

Critical Thinking

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

A course focused on developing skills in natural reasoning: identification and evaulation of arguments and explanations; deductive and inductive reasoning; criteria of evidence and cogency; fallacies; inference to the best explanation. Lectures with demonstration of problems;  weekly assignments.

 

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pamela J. Reeve
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
SAT1901HF  L0101

Fundamental Christian Ethics I

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

An introduction to the foundations and objective dimensions of Catholic moral theology. Among the topics to be studied are scripture, natural moral law, casuistry, relationship between faith and morality, magisterium, moral principles and norms, etc. Readings, lectures, discussions, short papers and final written exam; the course will also include a limited online component.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
SMT1904HF  L0101

Fundamental Themes in Christian Ethics

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Moira McQueen
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT1905HF  L0101

Ethical Reflections on Pastoral Practice

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

Basic principles of Christian ethics, with special attention to the pastoral application of moral theology. Case-study method used. Designed for Regis IFM students. Readings, lectures, seminar work, 3 short essays, final exam. Seminar work requires an additional one-hour commitment per week.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Mary Rowell
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
SAT1905HF  L6101 · Cancelled on 2012/08/10

Moral Theology

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

An introduction to the foundations of Catholic moral reasoning and its application to select contemporary issues. Among the topics to be studied are scripture, tradition, natural law, relationship between faith & morality, moral norms, virtue and vice, freedom, conscience and magisterium, etc. Readings, lectures, discussions, short written assignments, final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
SAT1905HY  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/06/04

Moral Theology

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  New Course · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

Introduction to Catholic moral theology: scripture, tradition, natural law, faith & morality; moral norms & virtue; conscience & magisterium. Readings, lectures, discussions, short reflection papers, exam. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's.

Schedule: · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Patricia Murphy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
2000 Level Courses
TRT2110HF  L0101

Orthodox reading of the New Testament: a text-exegetical approach to the church 30-160 AD

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

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

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Richard Schneider
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
TRT2111HF  L0101

Iconology: doctrinal and liturgical theology of iconography

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

Training and sensitising students' eyes and minds to the Orthodox Way of understanding iconography. Iconology is a visual-liturgical theology, which teaches doctrine and promotes worship by ordering space and worship-function. Iconography is a rhetoric, not a "mystical spirituality." Attention to the development of critical skills for seeing/understanding, especially text-image relationships, and to iconological programming.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Richard Schneider
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
SAT2242HF  L0101

Christology

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

Answering Jesus' question: "Who do people say I am?", course uses Old Testament expectations, New Testament data, Conciliar definitions and contemporary issues. Lectures, mid-term test, final exam. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's.

Schedule:
Schedule Notes: Weekends
Instructors: Charles Anang
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT2242HF  L0101

Christology

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

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

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 36
SAT2321HF  L0101

Creation/Anthropology/Sin

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

Theology of creation. The human person in its created existence in the image of Christ; origin of humankind. Doctrine of original sin. One midterm test, one mini-synthesis and a final oral examination.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Charles Anang
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT2431HF  L0101

Sacramental Theology I

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

Introduction to sacraments in general, historical and systematic study of sacraments of initiation (baptism, confirmation, Eucharist) with special consideration of the pastoral viewpoint. Three short papers, seminars, final exam.

Schedule: Friday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Mark Robson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNT2431HF  L0101

Church Ministry Sacraments: Presbyterian and Reformed Views

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

A theological exploration of Church, Ministry and Sacraments from a Presbyterian perspective in dialogue with other traditions and contemporary expressions of the Christian movement. Assignment and Paper. Prerequisites: A basic introductory theology course. Knox M.Div. students need to have Ref. Theology in Dialogue.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Bryan Jeongguk Lee
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT2433HF  L0101

Sacramental Life

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

Biblical, historical, systematic, and pastoral study of sacraments of initiation (baptism, confirmation, Eucharist), sacraments of healing (reconciliation, sacrament of the sick), sacraments of vocation (marriage and vocation). Readings, lectures, discussions, weekly assignments, short papers or research paper.

Schedule: Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Darren Dias
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT2504HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/09/07

Early Fathers/Mothers: Eastern Thought, Doctrine and Theology to 431

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

A study of the primary texts of the Church's first five centuries from the perspective of Eastern Christians, to identify and apply the vision of God and persons forged by the early doctors of the Church. Close readings of primary texts. Research paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 18:30 to 21:30
Instructors: Maria-Fotini Polidoulis-Kapsalis
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
KNT2571HF  L0101

Theology and Evangelism in the Wesleyan Heritage

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

By examining major elements of John Wesley's theology in his sermons, journals and diaries, this course will explore the heritages of Wesley's/-an theology within the tradition of Reformation theology and recognize the contribution of Wesleyan theology to the development of theology in general. Because Wesley attempted, about 200 years later after Luther and Calvin, to revitalize Reformation theology and overcome its limits in various contexts, both Wesleyan and non-Wesleyan (especially Calvinist) students will have a chance to learn and exercise the traditional theology in the present post-modern world. The course will be in seminar format with lecture input, analysis of readings, student presentation and class discussion. Attention is given to the nuances of the denominations represented by those who enrolled in the course.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Chun Hoi Heo
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT2702HF  L0101

Introduction to Epistemology

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

What is knowledge and how do we know?  Is it different from belief and is it different from faith?  In this course, we discuss the various ways in which people know, from perception to memory to testimony.  The objective is understanding of the different categories of belief, and to be able to discuss philosophically the grounds for different types of belief.  The course is evaluated through two shorter papers (worth 15 and 25%), one long paper (wroth 45%) and participation (15%).

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Daniel Bader
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT2706HF  L0101

Introduction to Metaphysics

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

A philosophical examination of some fundamental topics in Christian metaphysics: creation, causality, the problem of evil, and freedom of the will. Readings taken from "classical" Christian theologians such as Augustine, Aquinas and Luther and also from contemporary sources. Lectures, discussions, short papers and final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Sean Mulrooney
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
SAT2723HF  L0101

Early Western Philosophy

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

A focused study of philosophers and representative texts in the early western philosophical tradition covering metaphysics, theory of knowledge, human nature, and ethics. Historical development of ideas from the pre-Socratics to Boethius. Lectures and discussion; short papers and essay.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pamela J. Reeve
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
TRT2871HF  L0101

Science & Theology

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Donald Wiebe
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
EMT2902HF  L0101

Christian Ethics in Context

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

An introduction to the content, methods, and practices of Christian ethics through select key voices, past and present, in Christian ethics and using tools for moral reflection/action. Focus on moral issues, for example, poverty and ecological destruction. Students will be encouraged to refine the ethical awareness they bring to a variety of moral challenges within their lives, the churches, society and wider world. Lectures, small group discussions; analysis of a moral argument (30%); paper on a theological ethicist (figure) (30%); final integrative project on wealth and poverty (40%). Prerequisites: basic Bible, Theology.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marilyn J. Legge
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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WYT2912HF  L6101

The Drama of Christian Ethics

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

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

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Patrick McManus
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20
TRT2942HF  L0101

Ethics and Society

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

The primary goal of this course is to help us think critically and sensitively about Christian values, norms, and commitments in ways that preserve a Christian orientation while taking into account the non-Christian and pluralistic context of modern society. Such thinking will involve a dialectical process where universal principles, values, and norms will be examined with reference to the particular experiences and realities that constrain human action and interaction. The aim is not to structure a strict formalistic ethical framework but rather to canvall various ethical methodologies, religious and secular, as resources for ethical thinking and praxis. Method of Evaluation: Critical book response(s), one term paper; class participation.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Donald Wiebe
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
KNT2964HF  L0101

Christian Ethics for Biosphere and Context

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

This course examines various theoretical and practical ethical issues that Christians face in today's changing society, with special emphases on multicultural reality in Canada and the global ecological crisis today. The course consists of four parts: the theoretical foundation for Christian ethical thinking (part 1), social justice issues in Canadian multi-cultural multi-ethnic, and multi-religious society (part 2), ecological crisis and the church's response (part 3), integration (part 4). Lecture and seminar. Minor and major papers, short weekly reading report and group discussion report, and one seminar presentation.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Bryan Jeongguk Lee
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
3000 Level Courses
ICT3111HF  L0101

The Ground of Be(coming)/The Horizon of Hope: Creation, Time, Eschatology

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

After being in eclipse for decades (and perhaps centuries), the doctrine of creation has become a live concern in contemporary theology. In conversation with the work of Jürgen Moltmann, and with reference to Herman Dooyeweerd’s distinction between the foundational and transcendental directions of time, we shall explore the gift and promise of an eschatologically open model of creation.

Schedule: Friday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT3115HF  L0101

Vatican II: The Theology and Historical Context of the Documents

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 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 histroical context and development, and their pastoral implications for today's church. One book report, total 20%; one discussion facilitation, total 10%; one document analysis paper, total 30%; one disputed issue paper, total 40%.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Margaret Lavin
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Historical
SAT3181HF  L0101

Theological Integration

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

For final year students, a comprehensive and synthetic review of Roman Catholic doctrine in Systematic Theology. Personal appropriation of the mysteries of faith as well as effective pastoral explanation and communication of these mysteries is also stressed. Seminar presentations and final oral exam.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Mark Robson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
TRT3227HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/07/17

Trinity & Scripture: Theological and Exegetical Renewal of the Christian Doctrine of God

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

This course examines the recovery and renewal of Trinitarian doctrine and theology since the turn of the twentieth century with a broad focus upon Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox theologians; the reexamination of the doctrine's sources in Scripture through theological exegesis and current trends in its formulations. The course will proceed along a lecture / discussion format, with readings from relevant literature. Assignments will include short reflection papers and a research paper.

AD students enrol in TRT6227HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Kurt Anders Richardson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
EMT3412HF  L0101

Confessing Our Faith

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

Through analysis of doctrinal statements of The United Church of Canada, their historical origins and contemporary theology, this course will enable students to become acquainted with United Church theology and the processes by which it has been developed, and to articulate their own faith in relation to their own experience, the faith of the church, and the practice of ministry in the context of challenges of today. Students will participate in the process by which "Christians of each new generation are called to state [the faith of the church] afresh in terms of the thought of their own age and with the emphasis their age needs" (Preamble, A Statement of Faith, 1940). Doctrinal statements on which the course will focus include the Doctrine section of the Basis of Union (1925), A Statement of Faith I1940), and A Song of Faith (2006); theological statements from other United Church documents will also be considered. Course methods include readings, discussions, and papers, and will incorporate students' reflections on their experience and integration of theory and practice into discussions and papers. Regular attendance and participation required.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Bourgeois
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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EMT3451HF  L0101

Mission and Religious Pluralism

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

Taking into account recent paradigm shifts in the theology of mission, this course invites participants to consider the relationship of mission to biblical sources, culture and context, unity and diversity in the church, post-colonism and intercultural engagement, and especially religious pluralism. The goal is to foster critical theological reflection on how the church might best understand and embody its mission in a multifaceted and globalizing world situation today. Methodology: lecutres/discussions. Evaluations are based upon a mid-term paper, final research paper, and class participation. Prerequisite: Completion of first credit group or Level II.

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:30 to 20:30
Instructors: Thomas E. Reynolds
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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TRT3501HF  L0101

Theology of Martin Luther

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

The course probes Luther's understanding of major Christian doctrines. Theological ferment in the Sixteenth Century will be examined in every class, including Luther's (theological) relationship to other Magisterial Reformers, Radical Reformers, and Roman-Catholic/ Counter-Reformation Reformers. Attention will also be paid to such matters as the extent to which the Magisterial Reformation was an aspect of Renaissance Humanism or a departure from it, and the (putative) anti-Semitism of Luther and its relation to more recent manifestations of anti- Semitism. Weekly readings, lectures, and classroom discussions. Essay (50%) and final examination (50%).

 

AD students enrol in TRT6501HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Victor A. Shepherd
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
RGT3551HF  L0101

Aquinas: Summa Contra Gentiles

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

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

AD students enrol in RGT6551HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Historical
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
TRT3566HF  L6101

Studies in Anglican Theology

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · 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.

AD students enrol in TRT6566HF.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT3566HF  L0101

Studies in Anglican Theology

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · 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.

AD students enrol in TRT6566HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
RGT3581HF  L0101

Hans Urs von Balthasar

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

Inspiring and profound are terms often attributed to the theology of von Balthasar. Benedict XVI said of his work, "His theological reflection maintains intact, to this day, a profound timeliness and leads many to penetrate ever more into the profoundity of the mystery of faith". This course begins an exploration of his work. There is consideration of the Trilogy: Herrlichkeit, Theo-Drama and Theo-Logic; the influence of Ignatius Loyola and Adrienne von Speyr; and the place of Mary. Not a course for the faint-hearted, von Balthasar's work is at times dense and complex but the rewards are beyond price. Prerequisite: one year of theology, at least three theology courses. Lectures, student presentations, one short paper and a research paper.

AD students enrol in RGT6581HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
EMT3607HF  L0101

Islamic Thought in the Classical Age (7-13 Cent CE)

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

This is a historical and topical survey of the origins and development of Islam. The course is primarily concerned with the life and career of Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, the teachings of the Qur'an, the development of the Muslim community and its principal institutions, schools of thought, law, theology, cultural life and mystical tradition, to about 1300 A.D. Lectures, Readings, Class discussions. Book reviews 15%, oral presentations 10%, class participation 5%, paper 35%, final exam 35%.

 
Schedule: Tuesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Nevin Reda
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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EMT3610HF  L0101

Religious Thought and Spirituality in Islam

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

This is a historical and topical survey of the origins and development of Islamic religious practices and mysticism. The course is primarily concerned with the growth of mystical tradition in Islam, the rise of asceticism, the early forms of personal piety that culminated into emphasis over mystical dimensions of Islamic religious experience and practice. The course will examine the rise of Sufi orders, the systematization of Sufi teaching and the evolution of theosophical dimensions of mysticism, and finally, the contribution of Sufism in the Islamic arts and literatures. Lectures, readings and class discussions. Annotated bibliography 15%, oral presentations 25%, project (research paper) 35%, project presentation 10% and class participation 5%.

 
Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Nevin Reda
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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SMT3637HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/09/07

Ecology and the World Religions

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

As responsible citizens of the world, ecclesial ministers, religious educators and theologians need to understand religious viewpoints since religious faith is a source of most worldviews, which both shape and are shaped by culture. This course is designed to explore the dialogue between Christianity and other world religions. Given the urgency and universality of threats to environmental well-being, this course will explore dialogue through the relation of religion and ecology. Emphasis will be placed on how the adherents of religious traditions understand themselves and address issues related to ecology and environmental responsibility in our contemporary world.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Darren Dias
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT3643HF  L0101

Theology of Religions and Interfaith Dialogue

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

This course introduces the major religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam in detail and also others in brief) of the world -- their historical setting, basic principles, significant features, Holy Scriptures, theology, etc -- and a Christian perspective on them with an urgency to enter into interfaith dialogue and peaceful coexistence.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ephrem Nariculam
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
WYT3651HF  L0101

Theologies of Luther & Calvin

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · 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
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
SMT3670HF  L0101

Thought of Vatican II

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

Studies the documents and teachings of Vatican II. Brief overview of the historical background to the Council and to Councils in the life of the church. Seminars guide discussions based on close readings of the 16 documents with emphasis on the historical context and ecclesiological significance of each document. Seminar presentations; participation in analysis of the documents; integration paper.

AD students enrol in SMT6670HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICT3702HF  L0101

Religion, Life and Society: Reformational Philosophy

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

An exploration of central issues in philosophy, as addressed by Herman Dooyeweerd, Dirk Vollenhoven, and the “Amsterdam School” of neoCalvinian thought. The course tests the relevance of this tradition for recent developments in Western philosophy. Special attention is given to critiques of foundationalism, metaphysics, and modernity within reformational philosophy and in other schools of thought.

AD students enrol in ICT6702HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Robert Sweetman
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT3728HF  L0101

Philosophy and Theology of Beauty

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

Philosophical method for a theology of beauty. This course takes Balthasar's assessment of the loss of beauty as a context to survey the implications for the loss of beauty and the conditions for its recovery. Philosophical issues such as the nature of beauty, aesthetic experience/ perception, aesthetic judgements, the beauty of God/ Christ, and other cultural notions of beauty will be considered. Investigate Lonergan's philosophy as basis for theological aesthetics. 

 

AD students enrol in RGT6728HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John Dadosky
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
ICT3735HF  L0101

Community, Faith and Judgement: Hannah Arendt and Religious Critique

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

This seminar will examine the role intersubjectivity plays in Hannah Arendt.

AD students enrol in ICT6735HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:30 to 4:30
Instructors: Ronald Kuipers
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT3745HF  L0101

Issues in the Philosophy of Religion and The Brothers Karamazov

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

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

AD students enrol in RGT6745HF.

Schedule: Monday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
ICT3783HF  L0101

Person, Family and Society

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

This course will reflect on the nature of the social world in a way that is integrally linked with Christian faith. Challenging the view that individuals are fully independent realities, we will look at the different kinds of communities that define us: family, political society, religious community, and groups formed around other kinds of shared identities. We will look at the way in which we emerge as individuals only through these primary identifications, and at the conflicted way in whcih our individuality is an attempt to understand and even overcome them. We will also explore the tensions that arise between these various communities and the claims they make on us. The course includes readings from diverse philosophical, religious, literary, and social-scientific texts. It aims to develop an existentially and philosophically rich Christian sensitivity to the complexity of social relationships that shape us and make claims on us.

AD students enrol in ICT6783HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Shannon Hoff
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT3790YY  L0101

MTS Synthesis Paper

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

MTS Synthesis Paper

Schedule: 0:00 to 0:00
Instructors:
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
RGT3790YF  L0101

MTS Synthesis Paper

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

MTS Synthesis Paper

Schedule: 0:00 to 0:00
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
TRT3836HF  L0101

Theology of Music

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

This course will examine the key theological, mystical and philosophical notions of music that are of essential significance in relation to the history of Christian music from ancient to modern. Topics covered will include the relations of music and language, music and morality, music and monasticism, music and magic, the connection of music, body and spirit, and the musical syncretism of the so-called secular and the sacred. Class participation, major essay, final examination.

AD students enrol in TRT6836HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212 From 20131 this course will have a new course code of TRP3836H
RGT3840HF  L0101

Political Discernment

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

The course will explore the multifaceted process of "Reading the Signs of the Times": the guidance of scripture, the teachings of the church, the historical lessons of reading and misreading the times, the insights of the artists, the wisdomof the crucified, etc. May opt for either: A weekly journal on readings and topics being considered, OR two papers of 10-15 pages each: 80% of mark. Class participation: 20% of mark.

AD students enrol in RGT6840HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Mary Jo Leddy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
RGT3863HF  L0101

Christianity & World Religions

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

In the contemporary world, ecumenism must include dialogue between Christianity and world religions. This course will examine not only Christian attitudes to world religions, but also attitudes of world religions to other belief systems. Lectures, discussion, paper.

AD students enrol in RGT6863HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ovey N. Mohammed
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
TRT3878HF  L0101

Towards a Christian Political Economy

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

This course will engage in theological/biblical reflection on the nature of political economy by attending to themes of covenant, property, stewardship, justice and Kingdom. And we will bring that biblical reflection into dialogue with the work of Christian political economist Bob Goudzwaard. Professor Emeritus of the Free University of Amsterdam, former member of parliament, advisor to political parties, think tanks and NGOs around the world, Goudzwaard has had a profound influence in shaping a Christian political-economic imagination. In this course we will read Goudzwaard's most important books (in translation) and have the opportunity to spend four seminars in conversation with him early in the semester.

AD students enrol in TRT6878HF.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Brian Walsh
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: CRC Wycliffe
WYT3927HF  L0101

Ethics of Wealth and Poverty

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

This course will begin with a summation of Biblical teaching about wealth and poverty, and the succeeding sessions will study diverse interpretations of that teaching in the history of Christian thought. Attention will be paid to the historical context of the theology under study, including contemporary ethical teaching and economic practice. The goals of the course will be to appreciate the paradoxical character of Biblical teaching on wealth and poverty, as well as the diverse ways in which theologies on wealth and poverty have reflected the impact of socio-economic change. The value of the study will be its assisting students to cope with 21st century challenges in its uneven regional and social distribution of wealth and poverty. Lectures and seminars. Requirements: one essay and exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Reginald Stackhouse
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT3932HF  L0102

Human Sexuality and Marriage

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

A study of the basis of sexuality and marriage and select related issues in light of the Catholic moral tradition. Readings, lectures, discussions, paper, mid-term test, final exam; the course will also include a limited online component. (Prerequisite: Fundamental Christian Ethics I and II or Permission of Instructor)

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Jeanne Cover
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
SAT3932HF  L0101

Human Sexuality and Marriage

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

A study of the basis of sexuality and marriage and select related issues in light of the Catholic moral tradition. Readings, lectures, discussions, paper, mid-term test, final exam; the course will also include a limited online component. (Prerequisite: Fundamental Christian Ethics I and II or Permission of Instructor)

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Thomas Lynch
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 16
EMT3934HF  L0101

Good Sex: Sexuality and Ethics

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

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

AD students enrol in EMT6934HF.

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

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SAT3942HF  L0101

Papal Teaching on Social Justice

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

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: Monday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Thomas Lynch
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 14
SMT3952HF  L0101

Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Ethics

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

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

AD students enrol in SMT6952HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 20
SMT3955HF  L0101

Approaches to Ecological Ethics

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

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

AD students enrol in SMT6955HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
5000 Level Courses
WYT5154HF  L0101

Introduction to Methods in Scripture and Theology

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

This course is designed for first year AD students in Scripture and Theology. It seeks to acquaint the student with major questions about and appreoaches to the theological meaning of Scripture in contemporary scholarship in the fields of Scripture and Theology, through the study of two key figures and their context, Brevard Childs and Robert Jenson. Seminar format, with some lecture and significant discussion, based on common readings. Attendance, reading, weekly precis, discussion (55%) and a major research paper (45%).

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical
SMT5210HF  L0101

Augustine, Aquinas, Lonergan

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

This course investigates certain key developments regarding God in the theological tradition of Augustine of Hippo, Thomas Aquinas, and Bernard Lonergan. The focus is three topics: God as knowable by natural reason, God as manifested by supernatural revelation, and the psychological analogy for the Trinity. Readings include appropriate sections of Augustine's Confessions and On the Trinity, Aquinas' Summa theologiae, and Lonergan's Method in Theology and Third Collection. Lecture plus seminar. Requirements: weekly seminar preparation and participation, four one-page reflections, final paper, and take-home exam.

Schedule: Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Vertin
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15
RGT5223HF  L0101

Lonergan's Trinity

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John Dadosky
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
RGT5239HF  L0101

Kenosis

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

Explores Christian Kenosis as an expression of the unconditional love of God made known in Christ. Here the mutual relations of self-giving in the Trinity may be reflected in the lives of human persons. Of key significance is Hans Urs von Balthasar's appreciation of the paschal mystery. Also in dialogue are: Sarah Coakley, John Paul II and Thomas Merton.  Lectures, discussion, class presentations, research paper, one short paper and a research paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
WYT5410HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/05/22

The Church Evangelical and Catholic

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

This course explores a range of proposals in contemporary ecclesiology across the eccumenical spectrum. Special attention will be given to questions surrounding the Church's concretely historical character, as in the ecclesiology of "practices" and its critics. Authors read may include Ratzinger, Jenson, Hauerwas, Cavanaugh, Radner and Healy. Seminar discussion; brief, bullet-point responses to the readings; 2500-word final paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT5530HF  L0101

Readings in Augustine

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

Examination of Augustine's writings against the Manichaeans, the Donatists, and the Pelagians. Discussion of weekly readings and a major paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: David Neelands, Peter Slater
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
EMT5605HF  L0101

Theological Method and Hermeneutics

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

Examination of resources and methods in theological work, focusing on hermeneutics as a strategic way of thinking about the role of texts and traditions in theological reflection. Emphasis on interpretation theories in conjunction with liberal, postliberal, and postmodern theological methodologies, particularly regarding issues of faith, authority, revelation, and religious pluralism. Lectures, discussions, student presentations, research paper.

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

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TRT5671HF  L0101

Cross-cultural Religious Thought

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

An examination of the idea of self in Hinduism and Islam through representative contemporary thinkers Rabindranath Tagore and Muhammad Iqbal respectively. How is self understood? What is its relation to the ideas of person and personal identity? What are the philosophical and theological presuppositions of the idea of self? Answers are supplemented by classical and other contemporary writings of the religious tradition in question, thereby accessing the worldview associated with that tradition. Introductory lecture, weekly student presentations and discussions or assigned readings. Prerequisite: a course in theology or philosophy of religion. Requirements: Class participation and presentations 10% (weeks 2-12); Report/Critique (due 4th week) 15%; Midterm class test (week 7) 25%; Essay (due last week) 50%.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Abrahim H. Khan
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
ICT5743HF  L0101

Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit

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

This course will consist in a close reading of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. We will pay special attention to the basic theme of the logical and historical relationship between individual and social self-consciousness. We will also address Hegel's significance in relation to both his philosophical context and ours. Seminar style, weekly reflections, major paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Shannon Hoff
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT5867HF  L0101

Religious Pluralism as Theological Challenge

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

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

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Abrahim H. Khan
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 341
TRT5948HF  L0101

Critical Theory of Religion from a Psychoanalytic Perspective

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

Inquiry into the role and meaning of religion in a post/metaphysical, post/secular time within the frameworks of critical theory, psychoanalysis and ethics. Authors include Horkheimer, Adorno, Benjamin, Freud, Habermas and their theological/religious interlocutors, i.e. Charles Davis, Elisabeth Schuessler Fiorenza, Hent de Vries. Major paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marsha A. Hewitt
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Innis College, room 313
RGT5975HF  L0101

Thomistic Moral Theologies

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

Focusing on recent interpretations of the moral theology of St. Thomas, the course will examine competing understandings of Aquinas' ethics, both for understanding Aquinas' account of morality in its historical context, and for drawing resources in order to address key issues in contemporary moral theology. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John Berkman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
6000 Level Courses
TRT6227HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/07/17

Trinity & Scripture: Theological and Exegetical Renewal of the Christian Doctrine of God

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

This course examines the recovery and renewal of Trinitarian doctrine and theology since the turn of the twentieth century with a broad focus upon Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox theologians; the reexamination of the doctrine's sources in Scripture through theological exegesis and current trends in its formulations. The course will proceed along a lecture / discussion format, with readings from relevant literature. Assignments will include short reflection papers and a research paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3227HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Kurt Anders Richardson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
TRT6501HF  L0101

Theology of Martin Luther

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

The course probes Luther's understanding of major Christian doctrines. Theological ferment in the Sixteenth Century will be examined in every class, including Luther's (theological) relationship to other Magisterial Reformers, Radical Reformers, and Roman-Catholic/ Counter-Reformation Reformers. Attention will also be paid to such matters as the extent to which the Magisterial Reformation was an aspect of Renaissance Humanism or a departure from it, and the (putative) anti-Semitism of Luther and its relation to more recent manifestations of anti- Semitism. Weekly readings, lectures, and classroom discussions. Essay (50%) and final examination (50%).

 

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3501HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Victor A. Shepherd
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
RGT6551HF  L0101

Aquinas: Summa Contra Gentiles

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3551HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Historical
Enrollment Notes: Max 6 (AD & BD)
TRT6566HF  L0101

Studies in Anglican Theology

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · 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.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3566HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
RGT6581HF  L0101

Hans Urs von Balthasar

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

Inspiring and profound are terms often attributed to the theology of von Balthasar. Benedict XVI said of his work, "His theological reflection maintains intact, to this day, a profound timeliness and leads many to penetrate ever more into the profoundity of the mystery of faith". This course begins an exploration of his work. There is consideration of the Trilogy: Herrlichkeit, Theo-Drama and Theo-Logic; the influence of Ignatius Loyola and Adrienne von Speyr; and the place of Mary. Not a course for the faint-hearted, von Balthasar's work is at times dense and complex but the rewards are beyond price. Prerequisite: one year of theology, at least three theology courses. Lectures, seminar discussions, student presentations, one short paper and a research paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3581HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
EMT6607HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/10/04

Islamic Thought in the Classical Age (7-13 Cent CE)

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

This is a historical and topical survey of the origins and development of Islam. The course is primarily concerned with the life and career of Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, the teachings of the Qur'an, the development of the Muslim community and its principal institutions, schools of thought, law, theology, cultural life and mystical tradition, to about 1300 A.D. Lectures, Readings, Class discussions. Book review 15%, oral presentations 10%, class participation 5%, paper 35% and final exam 35%. 

 
Schedule: Tuesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Nevin Reda
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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Religious Thought and Spirituality in Islam

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

This is a historical and topical survey of the origins and development of Islamic religious practices and mysticism. The course is primarily concerned with the growth of mystical tradition in Islam, the rise of asceticism, the early forms of personal piety that culminated into emphasis over mystical dimensions of Islamic religious experience and practice. The course will examine the rise of Sufi orders, the systematization of Sufi teaching and the evolution of theosophical dimensions of mysticism, and finally, the contribution of Sufism in the Islamic arts and literatures. Lectures, readings and class discussions. Annotated bibliography 15%, oral presentations 25%, project (research paper) 35%, project presentation 10% and class participation 5%.

 
Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Nevin Reda
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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SMT6670HF  L0101

Thought of Vatican II

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

Studies the documents and teachings of Vatican II. Brief overview of the historical background to the Council and to Councils in the life of the church. Seminars guide discussions based on close readings of the 16 documents with emphasis on the historical context and ecclesiological significance of each document. Seminar presentations; participation in analysis of the documents; integration paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICT6702HF  L0101

Religion, Life and Society: Reformational Philosophy

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

An exploration of central issues in philosophy, as addressed by Herman Dooyeweerd, Dirk Vollenhoven, and the “Amsterdam School” of neoCalvinian thought. The course tests the relevance of this tradition for recent developments in Western philosophy. Special attention is given to critiques of foundationalism, metaphysics, and modernity within reformational philosophy and in other schools of thought.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3702HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Robert Sweetman
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT6728HF  L0101

Philosophy and Theology of Beauty

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

Philosophical method for a theology of beauty. This course takes Balthasar's assessment of the loss of beauty as a context to survey the implications for the loss of beauty and the conditions for its recovery. Philosophical issues such as the nature of beauty, aesthetic experience/ perception, aesthetic judgements, the beauty of God/ Christ, and other cultural notions of beauty will be considered. Investigate Lonergan's philosophy as basis for theological aesthetics. 

 

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3728HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John Dadosky
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
ICT6735HF  L0101

Community, Faith and Judgement: Hannah Arendt and Religious Critique

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

This seminar will examine the role intersubjectivity plays in Hannah Arendt.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3735HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Ronald Kuipers
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGT6745HF  L0101

Issues in the Philosophy of Religion and The Brothers Karamazov

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3745HF.

Schedule: Monday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
ICT6783HF  L0101

Person, Family and Society

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

This course will reflect on the nature of the social world in a way that is integrally linked with Christian faith. Challenging the view that individuals are fully independent realities, we will look at the different kinds of communities that define us: family, political society, religious community, and groups formed around other kinds of shared identities. We will look at the way in which we emerge as individuals only through these primary identifications, and at the conflicted way in whcih our individuality is an attempt to understand and even overcome them. We will also explore the tensions that arise between these various communities and the claims they make on us. The course includes readings from diverse philosophical, religious, literary, and social-scientific texts. It aims to develop an existentially and philosophically rich Christian sensitivity to the complexity of social relationships that shape us and make claims on us.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3783HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Shannon Hoff
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT6836HF  L0101

Theology of Music

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

This course will examine the key theological, mystical and philosophical notions of music that are of essential significance in relation to the history of Christian music from ancient to modern. Topics covered will include the relations of music and language, music and morality, music and monasticism, music and magic, the connection of music, body and spirit, and the musical syncretism of the so-called secular and the sacred. Class participation, major essay, final examination.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3836HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212. From 20131 this course will have a new course code of TRP6836H
RGT6840HF  L0101

Political Discernment

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

The course will explore the multifaceted process of "Reading the Signs of the Times": the guidance of scripture, the teachings of the church, the historical lessons of reading and misreading the times, the insights of the artists, the wisdomof the crucified, etc. A major paper of 20-30 pages, topic to be arranged with professor (80%). Class participation (20%).

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3840HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Mary Jo Leddy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
RGT6863HF  L0101

Christianity & World Religions

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

In the contemporary world, ecumenism must include dialogue between Christianity and world religions. This course will examine not only Christian attitudes to world religions, but also attitudes of world religions to other belief systems. Lectures, discussion, paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3863HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ovey N. Mohammed
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
TRT6878HF  L0101

Towards a Christian Political Economy

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

This course will engage in theological/biblical reflection on the nature of political economy by attending to themes of covenant, property, stewardship, justice and Kingdom. And we will bring that biblical reflection into dialogue with the work of Christian political economist Bob Goudzwaard. Professor Emeritus of the Free University of Amsterdam, former member of parliament, advisor to political parties, think tanks and NGOs around the world, Goudzwaard has had a profound influence in shaping a Christian political-economic imagination. In this course we will read Goudzwaard's most important books (in translation) and have the opportunity to spend four seminars in conversation with him early in the semester.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3878HF.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Brian Walsh
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: CRC Wycliffe
EMT6934HF  L0101

Good Sex: Sexuality and Ethics

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in EMT3934HF.

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

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SMT6952HF  L0101

Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Ethics

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3952HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 6 · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: (Max. AD 10, BD 10; Min. AD 3, BD 3)
SMT6955HF  L0101

Approaches to Ecological Ethics

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3955HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Historical Crosslisted Courses
ICH3350HF  L0101

Art, Theology, and Religion: "Theologies" of Art in the Christian Tradition

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

The course will explore significant ways that Christians have thought about the arts, artistry and art culture in Eastern and Western Christendom. The course will compare the varieties of theologies of art that have emerged from within the Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox traditions as well as consider what distinguishes a "theology" of art by investigating historical and contemporary conceptions of art and theology. The study will involve looking at paintings, icons, altarpieces, and socially and culturally engaged works of art as well as pertinent theological writings. Students will be evaluated on class participation, seminar presentations, and a research paper on an approved topic. The methodology used in the course will be a mix of lecture and class discussion on assigned readings. Class participation, 20%; seminar presentations, 30%; Major research paper, 50%.

 

AD students enrol in ICH6350HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
TRH5049HF  L0101

Mani and the Kingdom of Light--Exploring an Alternate Christianity

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

Mani, an inhabitant of 3rd century Iraq/Iran believed himself to be the Paraclete promised by Jesus. From that belief grew a church which reached from North Africa to China and lasted over a thousand years, including among its sympathizers the young St. Augustine. This course will use the writings of Manichaeans and their opponents, including Augustine, to address the criteria of Christian identity, and use a theological system not based on the incarnation to explore the meaning of creation, revelation, and redemption in more conventional contexts.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Richard Paul Vaggione
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
ICH5710HF  L0101

Nietzsche, Foucault and the Genealogical Approach to the History of Philosophy

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

This seminar examines that philosophical approach to the history of philosophy that travels under the name of genealogy. It does so in terms of close readings of selected texts of the tradition's two major figures: Friederich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault against the backdrop of a number of ancient and medieval examples of protreptic rhetoric. It thereby attests the thesis that contemporary genealogy is the latest manifestation of the protreptic tradition in the history of philosophy, i.e., a deliberative rhetoric designed to exhort recipients to turn ( convertere )from harm to health, from falsehood to truth, from the base to the noble. The course will run as a seminar in which students will be asked to produce weekly papers of 400 to 600 words on the weekly readings to prime class room discussion. In addition, each student will be required to prepare a seminar on one required text which involves written material of between 1200 and 1800 words. Finally, each student will be required to submit a course paper on a topic mutually agreed upon with the class instructor. The course paper should be 4500 to 7500 words in the case of a Master's level student and 6000 to 9000 words in the case of a ThD/ PhD level student. The grade will be the result of weekly papers (25%), seminar presentation (15%) and course paper (60%). 

 
Schedule: Tuesday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Robert Sweetman
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
ICH6350HF  L0101

Art, Theology, and Religion: "Theologies" of Art in the Christian Tradition

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

The course will explore significant ways that Christians have thought about the arts, artistry and art culture in Eastern and Western Christendom. The course will compare the varieties of theologies of art that have emerged from within the Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox traditions as well as consider what distinguishes a "theology" of art by investigating historical and contemporary conceptions of art and theology. The study will involve looking at paintings, icons, altarpieces, and socially and culturally engaged works of art as well as pertinent theological writings. Students will be evaluated on class participation, seminar presentations, and a research paper on an approved topic. The methodology used in the course will be a mix of lecture and class discussion on assigned readings. Class participation, 20%; seminar presentations, 30%; Major research paper, 50%.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICH3350HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Interdisciplinary Crosslisted Courses
SAJ1501HY  L0101

Introduction to Ecclesiastical Latin

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

Beginning with a quick review of English grammar, the course will introduce the grammar and syntax of the Latin language and provide practice in their use in order to lead students to a reading knowledge of Ecclesiastical Latin: the Vulgate, Canon Law, Ambrose, Augustine, Jerome, Aquinas, hymns and other documents. Evaluation will be based on course assignments, weekly class participation, periodic tests and a final exam. Please note: the second hour of each class is a mandatory tutorial.

Schedule: Wednesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Mechtilde O'Mara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Min: 8 · Crosslisted to: Theological
SMJ3609HF  L0101

Catholic Social Teaching

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

This course traces the development of Catholic Social Teaching and action from an historical and theological perspective. A Christian concept of justice will be explored within Biblical and theological contexts. Cultural developments that have impacted, and those that continue to influence, social thought, teaching and action within the Church will be discussed. The primary texts for the course are the social documents of the Church beginning with the Encyclical of Pope Leo X111, Rerum Novarum (1891) and continuing to the present day. Students will become familiar with the content of such documents and they will be encouraged to analyse the theological and social foundations upon which the documents have been developed. Key principles of Catholic Social Teaching will be introduced. The course will also explore the Christian call to justice and ways in which the social teachings of the Church can be integrated into personal spirituality and ministry. To facilitate such integration, examples will be highlighted from the lives of social activists within the Church. Teaching and learning methods will include, lecture, discussion, media and biographical analysis.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Mary Rowell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological, Biblical
Enrollment Notes: This is an inter-disciplinary course that is cross-listed to the Biblical, Historical, Pastoral Theology and Theological Departments.
Pastoral Theology Crosslisted Courses
RGP3207HF  L0101

Spirituality and Suffering

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

A critical exploration of religious responses to suffering. Focal issues will include the relation of love and spiritual transformation to suffering, the role of religious models or exemplars of suffering, and religious experience and the problems of theodicy. Readings will include works by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Dorothee Soelle and Simone Weil, as well as other selections drawn from the Christian, Buddhist, and Jewish traditions. Lectures, discussion, critical reflection papers.

AD students enrol in RGP6207HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)
RGP6207HF  L0101

Spirituality and Suffering

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

A critical exploration of religious responses to suffering. Focal issues will include the relation of love and spiritual transformation to suffering, the role of religious models or exemplars of suffering, and religious experience and the problems of theodicy. Readings will include works by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Dorothee Soelle and Simone Weil, as well as other selections drawn from the Christian, Buddhist, and Jewish traditions. Lectures, discussion, critical reflection papers.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3207HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)

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Theological Courses for the <em>2012</em> Fall Session

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