Pastoral Theology Courses for the 2013 Fall Session

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Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
EMP1101HF  L0101

Worship I: Foundations of Christian Public Worship

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

An introduction to the history, theology and practice of Christian public worship, with particular reference to the foundational practices of Eucharist and Christian initiation in the Reformed and Methodist liturgical traditions, set in the context of ecumenical developments and influences. Biblical, historical, theological and pastoral dimensions will be explored through in-class and online lectures and presentations, readings, papers, online assignments, worship, discussion, and practica/tutorials (held in the third hour of class time). Participation (incluing prayer leadership and online discussion), 15%; Liturgical Repertoire (memorization), 10%; Participant-Observer analysis of worship, 25%; Book Relflections, 50%. (Fulfills testamur requirement for United Church of Canada candidates for ordered ministry and admittands.)

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Instructors: William Kervin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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KNP1101HF  L0101

Introduction to Worship

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

This course will offer scriptural, historical, and theological foundations to help liturgists understand and then lead worship in a Reformed setting.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Clyde Ervine
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYP1111HF  L0101

Life Together: Christian Formation

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

This pass/fail first-term required course presents an overview of living the Christian faith in community, with an emphasis on spiritual formation for leadership. It places this overview within the context of the church's visible witness and an understanding of its mission as participation in Christ's mission. It hopes to help students think through the intersection of contemporary motions of spirituality and piety and the Christian life lived in the community of the church, with its disciplines and practice. It also hopes to begin to prepare students for continued growth and formation in Christ, through the gifts the church offers, as they begin to be trained and formed as Christian leaders. Tutorial will run from 10:00-11:00

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Annette Brownlee
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNP1352HF  L0101

Introduction to Preaching

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

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

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Joon Ki Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNP1443HF  L0101

Human Growth & Spiritual Journey

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

Exploration of various theories of human development, stages of human growth, lifespan spiritual journey in correlation to human growth, implications for Christian ministry, and reflections of one's own lifespan on theories of human growth and spiritual journey. Basic course for education and ministry. Lectures. Group presentation, discussion, class participation, critical reflection paper, mid and final exams.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Andrew Irvine
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYP1501HF  L0101

The Basics of Personal and Pastoral Care

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

Personal wellness builds and replenishes the inner resources that are essential to providing effective, ethically responsible pastoral care. This course introduces students to the basics both of attending to their own wellness and to providing pastoral care to others. The class format is a combination of theoretical/conceptual learning as well as experiential skills training and practice. Grades are based on the evaluation of students' written assignments and audio/video taped demonstrations of the basic skills of pastoral care learned over the course of the semester.

Schedule: Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Wanda Malcolm
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20
EMP1601HF  L0101

Context and Ministry

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

Numerous historical and social forces shape what we think ministry is and how we practice it. Each of us inherits and embodies these forces to varying degrees of disadvantage and privilege.  In this course, using the lenses of "Intentional Community" and "Vocation," students learn to analyze and respond to the multiple social forces at play in diverse ministry contexts, particularly as each relates to their own social location.  In addition to providing space for vocational reflection on the self-in-context, this course calls students to responsibility for dismantling the 'cult of normalcy,' and the role that they play in.  Our task is integrative.  Students explore and nurture connections between their learnings in this class and others, their prior and current ministry, faith and life experiences, all with a view to the topic of their own vocation.  Evaluation includes participation in site visits outside of class, small group discussions, reflection paper and integrative papers. Successful completion of this course is required for enrollment in Contextual Education II EMF3020YY.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:30
Instructors: Natalie Wigg-Stevenson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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TRP1613HF  L0101

Identity, Church & Society

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

Exploration of Identity, Church, and Society in the context of professional ministry. Elements include: prayer, story, church as a community and institution, the person in society and society in the person. Two short essays, an autobiographical exercise, examination.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Andrew J. Sheldon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
WYP1615HF  L0101

Poverty, Development & Transformation I: Introduction to Global & Local Issues, Power & Players

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

This course is Part I of an introduction and overview to the issues and practices of community development, as practised locally and internationally. It contributes to students' understanding of the field's global dimensions, as well as the knowledge, attitudes and skills required for effective local engagement. Worldviews, approaches and actors are explored, as are the patterns and lenses of several Christian perspectives. Understanding is built around the nature and dynamics of poverty and power, and their relationships to the spectrum of community development approaches and practices, along with the roles of international agencies, governments, NGOs, churches and other players in working with the marginalized and vulnerable. Evaluation includes papers, reflection, research, participation and term project.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Instructors: David Kupp
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYP1617HF  L0101

Community-Based Assessment and Design

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

Residents of urban at-risk communities often have ministry done to them by well-meaning people. Organizations (non-proftis, churches, government, etc.) swoop in with money, people and resources and tell the community what they need. Playgrounds are erected overnight, murals painted over, or gardens appear without anyone asking the people who live there what they want. The message that no one listens is reinforced in their minds. God's concept of "shaolm" is not one of doing to people but one of inviting people to participate in their own community development. Students in this course will develop the skills necessary to engage a local community. This approach is guided through the development tools of community assessment (listening to the community) and project design, monitoring and evaluation (responding with the coomunity to a limitation). At the end of this course students will have the skills necessary to involve the community in its own restoration.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: W. Clayton Rowe
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRP1620HF  L0101

Maintenance and Mission: Congregations and Leadership in a Post-Christendom Church

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

This course examines congregations and congregational leadership through the lens of the continuous and discontinuous change currently experienced by the local church. The course will cover the standard disciplines of congregational studies as well as emerging models of the congregation resulting from efforts to re-imagine church in these challenging times.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Andrew J. Sheldon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGP1621HF  L0101

Ignatian Foundations for Mission and Ministry

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

In this course, students acquire skills of reflexive praxis rooted in Ignatian spirituality and pedagogy as a foundation for engaging in professional ministry in the Church. The student is invited to appropriate personal practices and professional guidelines for ministry within a theological framework, thereby beginning the process of articulating a personal vision of ministry that is grounded in Scripture, Tradition and personal experiences of vocation.

Schedule: Friday, 13:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: First class: 2013 Sep 20
Instructors: Desmond Buhagar
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Additional Notes: This course was previously taught under the title: "Foundational Approaches to Contemporary Pastoral Praxis"
SAP1711HY  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/07/25

Introduction to Canon Law

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

Survey of selected topics from Books I, II, III, and VI of the 1983 Code of Canon Law. Course goals include preparation for ministry. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: This course is reserved for the Diaconate Formation Diploma Students.
Instructors: Brian Clough
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
2000 Level Courses
CGP2011HF  L0401

Church and Ministry

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  New Course · Waterloo Site

This course explores the development of a theology of ministry, which includes the church's mission and institutional life and the personal calling to a life of ministry. The Believers Church tradition provides the primary perspective, augmented by the experience of the global and ecumenical church.

Schedule: Monday, 12:00 to 14:50
Instructors: Carol Penner
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRP2031HF  L0101

Introduction to Preaching

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

This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of preaching. The student will learn to read a text closely, exegete a passage, and develop dynamic oral communication skills. Attention will be paid to the postmodern context, contemporary homiletical theory, and different sermonic forms. The student will be encouraged to be creative and find his/her own voice in a supportive environment. Expectations: written assignments, class exercises, one full length sermon, and one short homily.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Judy Rois
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
SAP2112HF  L0101

Introduction to Liturgy of Roman Rite

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

This course will investigate the sacramental celebrations, the liturgy of the hours and the liturgical year of the Roman Rite from their historical, theological, spiritual and pastoral dimension. Requirements: class attendance, short papers and final exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 1100 to 1300
Instructors: John-Mark Missio
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYP2118HF  L0101

Anglican Liturgics

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

An introduction to the art of planning and leading the liturgy, including pastoral offices, in the Anglican Church of Canada. Acquaintance with the current liturgical trends in the Anglican Church of Canada and with general principles of liturgical leadership. Ability to plan Morning Prayer and Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer and the Book of Alternative Services. Tutorial. W 11-12. Class sessions include lectures, discussion and student field reports. Class participation, readings, multiple choice exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: F. Dean Mercer
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Tutorial to follow class from 11:00 to 12 noon
TRP2134HF  L0101

Shaping Space for Worship

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

Examination of the interaction between Theology and Architecture. Exploration of space as a medium of expression. Analysis of the structures inherent in worship and their relation to archetypal building plans. Assisting a congregation to adopt and live its mission. Presentations and analyses. Assessments and re-planning of individual places of worship.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Gerald Robinson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Seeley Hall
TRP2202HF  L0101

Spiritual Formation in the Anglican Tradition

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

Reflection on aspects of the spiritual formation of the human person and of the postulant for ordination in the Anglican Church. Students will consider topics such as the theology of the human person, longing for God, spiritual motherhood and fatherhood, kenosis, stewardship of the sacraments, preaching and prayer, and how these inform our understanding of the priesthood.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Lisa Wang
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 211
SMP2241HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/09/04

Spirituality of the Jewish Year

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

Introduction to Judaism through study of the Sabbath and festivals of the Jewish year. Designed for Christians, enables students to teach and to preach from an understanding of our Jewish roots. Readings, term project, written or oral exam.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Anne Anderson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAP2261HF  L0101

Psych & Spirituality

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

A review of normal psychological development and an overview of selected topics in psychopathology in the context of pastoral counselling and spiritual direction. Lectures, videotaped case-studies, seminar presentations. Assigned readings and oral exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Mary Marrocco
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 15
SAP2301HF  L0101

Introduction to Homiletics

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

Introduction to Homiletics is a one-semester course that gives students the opportunity to look at the theology, tradition and practice of Catholic preaching. Students will examine particular questions, issues and challenges in homiletics from a Catholic perspective, survey the development of preaching throughout Church history, determine how Roman Catholic preaching can be informed by the theory and practice in other traditions, and articulate the characteristics of good preaching. This course is a prerequisite for Advanced Homiletics. Lectures, online postings, presentations, interviews and papers.

Schedule: Friday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Peter Lovrick
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYP2301HF  L0101

Basics of Preaching

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

The student will develop a theological framework regarding the character and place of preaching in the life of a local Church. This includes the place of the Church within the mission of God, the importance of analyzing and engaging with the way culture shapes the local community, and the understanding of what it means to be faithful to God in the way we handle the biblical text. The student will also learn to identify and implement the basic skills that are foundational to preaching. Weekly reading, listening to sermons by a variety of preachers, class participation, preparation, delivery and critique of sermons. Tutorial 11-12.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Peter Robinson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYP2528HF  L0101

Pastoral Psychology

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

Clergy and lay leaders often encounter people struggling to cope with psychological difficulties. It is important that they be able to recognize common psychological problems and have the basic skills to respond constructively and compassionately. This is not a counseling course; it provides psychological knowledge key to providing effective pastoral care. The course is offered in seminar format, and course evaluations will be based on a set of written assignments and a group presentation.

Schedule: Friday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Wanda Malcolm
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 30
SAP2545HF  L0101

Pastoral Counselling

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

Pastoral Counselling for the non-professional counsellor engaged in ministry. The goals of the course include acquiring basic counselling skills, developing awareness of counter-transference and exploring how to refer to other professionals. Class format includes lectures and peer counselling. Requirements include: reflection papers, referral project and a taped counselling session. Attendance and participation are mandatory.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:30
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15
KNP2548HF  L0101

Pastoral Care: Self, Family, Congregation

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

This course introduces students to practices and theories of pastoral care with an emphasis on self awareness and pastoral practice in an intercultural context. The first half of the course will focus on systems theories - family of origin, cultures of origin and social identity. Students will explore and present their own families of origin and social identity as a means to learn the theory, consider ministry implications and develop self awareness. The second half of the course will provide hands-on opportunities to practice pastoral skills while learning theory regarding grief and loss, death and dying, ethical decision making, spiritual care, developing pastoral relationships. Lecture, discussion, small group work, mid-term paper, case studies.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Pamela McCarroll
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYP2560HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/09/10

Church Planting & Fresh Expressions of Church

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

Beginning new churches to serve areas and cultures where no church exists is a historic expression of the missio dei. The practice begins in the Book of Acts and has continued through Christian history, but is currently taking fresh and sometimes unconventional forms in Western society. This course lays foundations for church planting and fresh expressions of church in scripture and theology, and then looks at contemporary practice through exposure to current resources and practitioners. Requirements include book reviews, field observation, and a detailed church planting proposal.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Connie denBok
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMP2600HF  L0101

Theology of Ministry

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

This course will explore the foundations of ministry in the New Testament, the manifold expressions of ministry in the history of the Church, and a variety of contemporary issues related to the theology and practice of ministry from a Roman Catholic perspective. Also important will be the relationship of ministry to other aspects of theology, such as Christology, pneumatology, grace, mission, ecclesiology, and sacraments.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Christian McConnell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYP2618HF  L0101

Gospel, Church & Culture

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

This course will consider definitions of Gospel, church and culture, and some of the different ways Christians have historically understood the relationship between the three. We will examine worldviews as a tool for understanding cultures, and look specifically at what the shift from modernity to postmodernity means for the church and its mission. The course will explore this subject referencing Biblical material, the experience of cross-cultural missionaries, and various artifacts of contemporary culture. These will form the backdrop for discussion about what it means to be a missional church in contemporary North America. Lectures, class discussion on readings. Evaluation: two short book reports, chapter summaries on the primary text, 5 minute oral presentation, one paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Judy Paulsen
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYP2636HF  L0101

Rooted in God: Personal Prayer as the Soil of Ministry

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

This course focuses on personal contemplative prayer as essential for our relationship with God and the soil out of which healthy and effective ministry grows. The course covers Biblical teaching on prayer; the contemplative tradition arising from the early desert fathers and mothers; spirituality, theology and psychology of prayer; and various Christian traditions of prayer including lectio divina, Ignatian prayer, other forms of scripture prayer, centering prayer, Christian meditation, and the awareness examen.The course concludes with suggestions for planting and growing a prayer-based parish ministry. Lectures, small group and plenary sharing, and practicum. Two reflection papers and a final paper designing a course to be taught in a ministry seeting. Also self-evaluation based on a learning covenant which includes a daily prayer requirement. This course will be held at St. John's Convent, 223 Cummer Ave., North York.

Schedule: Saturday, 9:00 to 15:00
Instructors: Sr. Constance Joanna Gefvert
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
TRP2641YY  L0101

Principles and Practice of Liturgy

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

A five semester long preparation for active worship leadership in the Anglican Church. Supervised "worship teams" prepare for and preside at a variety of services. Music and homiletics (theory and performance), phenomenological and theological reflection on the practice of ministry. Lectures, periodic workshops. Reading, journaling, book reports (one per year) and short reflection paper at the end of the first and third academic years.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
SAP2708HF  L0101

Pastoral Norms: Sacraments

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

Study of the sacramental life of the Church as legislated in Book IV of the Code of Canon Law, The Office of Sanctifying in the Church. Special focus on the pastoral application of the Sacraments. Theological and legislative sources of the canons; canons treating the Sacraments of Initiation, Reconciliation, and Anointing of the Sick, as well as other acts of divine worship. Class participation, oral exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ivan P. Camilleri
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
SAP2710HY  L0101

Pastoral Norms/Marriage

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

Roman Catholic Church legislation on institution of marriage with special attention to the teaching of Vatican Council II. Class participation, exam.  This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program.

Schedule: · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Brian Clough
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Limited to Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's. See listing in Winter term for our regularly scheduled course.
TRP2732HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/08/09

The Practice of Diaconal Ministry

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

The practice of being an Anglican Deacon involves an understanding of Christian Ministry in its ancient and current expressions. Deacons as ordained ministers are called to focus the ministry of the whole community as this relates to the service and care of those in need. The role of deacons is to express the world to the church and the church to the world. The course will discuss the variety of ministries, social justice and the church, the liturgical role of deacons, the leadership and prophetic role of deacons in the parish/congregation, and the future growth of the diaconate. The relevance of this course to other denominations is based on the baptismal requirement of pursuing justice in the world. While the course is called "Practice", the course will also involve the theory and theology of the diaconate. Lectures, readings, discussions, written papers.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Andrew S. Barlow
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
TRP2803HF  L0101

English Church Music

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

The aim of this course is to provide an outline of the history and current scholarship of English church music. Topics covered will include the impact of the English Reformation on liturgical music; the intersection between sacred and secular; the word-tone relationship in English plainchant and hymnody; music in Methodism; and choral-service revival in the Anglican Church. The course will explore a wide range of English church music including anthems, hymns, liturgical chants, oratorios and metrical psalms, along with a selected reading of relevant primary and secondary sources. Methodology: lectures, discussions, music listening, and readings.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 341
EMP2861HF  L0101

Songs of the Church

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

The course on congregational song has no prerequisites related to musical ability, keyboard skills, or to hymnic background. Attendance at lectures for the exploration of current song resources (Voices United, More Voices, and a hymn book of the student's choice) forms part of the evaluation process. In addition, weekly assignments such as book reviews or song leading, class participation, and presentation of a final integrative project will be graded. Familiarity with journals and literature in the field will be required. Some research and reports on research will be required. Demonstrated familiarity with the resources of a newly developed concordance for Voices United will be an integral component for evaluation.

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

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EMP2875HY  L0101

Toronto School of Theology Choir

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

This course will require students to advance their singing and ensemble talents in a group rehearsal situation that is based on knowledge and its application, in order to achieve creative goals. The chorus director takes the role of lead interpreter and coach for the team. After cultivating reliable vocal production, diction, and notation reading skills, the choir will study repertoire drawn form twentieth century British and North American composers, using sacred texts. Styles will range from classical to jazz. Those registered for credit will be required to attend all rehearsals, and submit two short research papers, as well as a major book review. Students will be assessed on the faithfulness of attendance and team-interaction; on their growth in the vocal discipline; on three written assignments, and contribution to the summative exercise (final concert). TST Choir is open to all members of the community: students, faculty and staff.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:30 to 18:00
Instructors: Swee Hong Lim
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit

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3000 Level Courses
RGP3206HF  L0101

Classics of Christian Spirituality

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

The course develops major themes in the history of Christian spirituality, through a close reading of selections by Plato, Origen, Pseudo-Dionysius, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Gregory of Palamas, Julian of Norwich, St. Ignatius of Loyola, and Dorothy Day. Lectures, discussion, critical reflection papers.

AD students enrol in RGP6206HF.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
RGP3214HF  L0101

Spirituality & Culture

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

The course intends to examine the dialogue between spirituality and culture in a post-modern world. It will trace the development of faith from the end of the mediaeval period to the present time and show why the narratives of our time with regard to spirituality are situated in that historical context and how they affect a reading of and engagement in our world today. Students will be presented with 1. a knowledge of contemporary critical theory and praxis. 2. development of research skills. 3. an exposure to the main issues of contemporary faith and culture. 4. an exposure of the ways these issues are dealt with in contemporary art/film/poetry. 5. A way of appropriating their lives through interiority analysis. For Basic Degree Students: class participation and papers. For Advance Degree Students: active, intelligent and focused class participation, short papers and a major paper.

AD students enrol in RGP6214HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGP3218YY  L0101

IFM MAMS Pastoral Component

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

A 400-hour supervised program to deepen and/or extend the personal and ministerial growth of IFM /MAMS participants. Several options available to students in consultation with Directors of IFM and MAMS programs. Integration paper, or Competency Interview. Pass/Fail course. For Regis IFM/MAMS students only. Prerequisites: RGP3687H and RGP3688H.

Schedule: 00:00 to 00:00
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
SAP3238HF  L0101

Priestly Spirituality

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

An examination of the vocation, identity and lifestyle of the Catholic priest for the fostering of his holiness, integrity and health in ministry and the spiritual life. Lectures, discussions, reflection papers and final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ephrem Nariculam
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
EMP3266HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/09/03

Spirituality and Health

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

This course will investigate spirituality and health in light of a wholistic view of human flourishing tha includes physical, emotional, spiritual and psycho-social aspects. Emphatic spiritual care requires the ability to put oneself in the shoes of another. The role of illness narratives and active listening will be examined. Aspects of inter-cultural spiritual care will be named and practiced. The course will consist of lectures, small groups, individual presentations and a final paper. Evaluation: participation, 10%; integration paper, 20%; topic proposal, 10%; literature review, 20%; and fnal research paper, 40%. Prerequisite: one course in worship or theology or permission of the instructor. 

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:30 to 19:30
Instructors: Johanna Selles
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: This course fulfills the Spirituality at EM designated elective.
RGP3269HY  L0101

Supervised Practice and Appropriation of the Ministry of Spiritual Direction

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

This course is designed to intensify the experience of individual spiritual direction and supervision initiated in Practicum in Spiritual Direction: RGP3/6661 and Retreat in Everyday Life: RGP3/6248. Through supervision and discernment the director grows in a deeper awareness of responses to a perceived presence or absence of God in the ministry of spiritual direction. Supervision is valued as a way to enable the spiritual director to help others recognize and integrate God's presence and direction in every aspect of life. Through an integrative theological reflection paper and a pastoral competency interview, the course is intended to reveal the spiritual director's appropriated theology and practice of spiritual direction as a ministry. Competency interview and integration paper. Pass/Fail course. **Pre-requisite: Practicum in Spiritual Direction RGP3661H, Retreat in Everyday Life RGP3248Y, RGP3687H and RGP3688H. Four academic courses suggested for the Diploma in Spiritual Direction. Co-requisite: On-going participation in the practice of spiritual direction.

AD students enrol in RGP6269HY.

Schedule: 0:00 to 0:00
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
Additional Notes: Additional class meetings on 2013 Sep 16, Nov 18;  2014 Jan 27, Mar 24.
KNP3426HF  L0101

Teaching Bible in the Church/ Models of Teaching (MRE)

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

What are unique, creative, effective and meaningful ways of teaching Bible in the church today? This course will explore and experience various approaches of teaching Bible in the church, assessing appropriateness to the church, to the world we live in, a variety of social and cultural dynamics, and various age levels. Also, the students will be expected to apply Biblical interpretation skills to actual teaching. Lectures, teaching practice as a group, group discussion.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Nam Soon Song
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMP3428HF  L0101

Catholic Educational Documents

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

Trends and patterns in 20th Century Catholic educational documents. Pedagogical, theological, cultural, social, and foundational issues. Faith development, catechesis and implications for religious education. Adaptation of documents to Canadian context. Lecture, seminar, participation, critical review of one document, and paper.

AD students enrol in SMP6428HF.

Schedule: Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Mario O. D'Souza
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICP3450HF  L6101

Curriculum: Organising the World for Learning

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

Curriculum is the selection and organisation of experience for pedagogical purposes. The criteria that determine what is selected and how it is organised articulate fundamental values about the nature of the world and our calling in it. This course will encourage critical evaluation of the criteria that are commonly employed and of how the curriculum can be shaped to better reflect a Christian worldview. Curriculum is conceived not as a static collection of materials, but as a dynamic plan that directs the learning process and governs the organically developing relationship between teachers and learners. The course employs an extensive Study Guide, two books plus book chapters and journal articles, with an online discussion forum and Skype/ telephone conferencing. Participation in the forum and a professionally- oriented research paper will provide the basis for evaluation. Study Guide to accompany texts and readings; online discussion forum; Skype/ telephone conferencing. Online Forum participation (30%); Research paper (70%).

AD students enrol in ICP6450HF.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Douglas Blomberg
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
EMP3476HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/08/23

Creativity and Spirituality

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

For educators, ministry personnel, artists, administrators, teachers, who seek to integrate creativity in pastoral practice, the course will examine theories of creativity in order to explore the historical development of the concept as it influences cognition, learning and innovation. In addition we will study theories of play and the place of imagination in fostering spiritual formation and human development. Students with an interest in the arts are also welcome to participate in this seminar. Seminar format with literature review 30%, proposal 10%, research paper 50%, participation 10%. Fulfills requirement for Advanced CE in the MRE program at EC or a spirituality elective. Prerequisite: at least one course in worship, Bible or theology or permission by instructor.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:30 to 19:30
Instructors: Johanna Selles
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15
TSP3521YY  L0101

Pastoral Counselling Education - Basic 1

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the CASC Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Pastoral Counselling Education at the basic level meeting standards of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). The course will develop theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in Pastoral Counselling and Marriage and Family Therapy. There will also be a focus on systemic awareness, personal integration and ethical reflections in a relational, client-centred framework.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
TSP3522YY  L0101

Pastoral Counselling Education - Basic 2

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the CASC Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit in the second year at the basic level meeting standards of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). The course will further develop theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in Pastoral Counselling and Marriage and Family Therapy. There will be a focus on developing systemic approaches, and deepening personal integration, and ethical insights and awareness in a relational, client-centred framework.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
TSP3523YY  L0101

Pastoral Counselling Education - Advanced 1

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the CASC Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Pastoral Counselling Education at the advanced level meeting standards of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). The course will focus on theoretical knowledge and clinical practice in Pastoral Counselling and Marriage and Family Therapy with attention to Family Systems Theories and Relational Psychodynamics. The program will involve supervised clinical practice with emphasis on transference issues and ethical reflection in a relational, client-centred framework.

AD students enrol in TSP6523YY.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Applications/further info available at www.cpe-pce.ca. Course fee is payable directly to the unit supervisors (Please note that the fee differs from the TST fee. See www.cpe-pce-ca for details). Please contact your College Registrar to register this activity on your ROSI record. This code should be used if this is your FIRST ADVANCED PCE unit.
TRP3523HF  L0101

Foundations in the Psychology of Counselling

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

Foundations in the psychology of pastoral ‘listening’ and counseling, emphasizing the interpersonal, intersubjective and relational dynamics operative in the dyad in a faith-based context. Focus of the course will be on case studies where students will examine multiple perspectives of effective communication in the pastoral counselling setting. Strong focus on heightened awareness of not only what person seeking counselling brings to the relationship, but equally important, on what the counsellor brings, and the multiple levels of conscious and unconscious communication mobilized in therapeutic encounters. Discussion-oriented seminars organized around clinical and theoretical papers; students encouraged to bring individual experience-based material for confidential discussion, where appropriate. Two short essays, class presentations (where applicable), class participation.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marsha A. Hewitt
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 211
TSP3524YY  L0101

Pastoral Counselling Education - Advanced 2

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

OOffered by the CASC Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Pastoral Counselling Education in the second year at the advanced level meeting standards of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). The course will involve attention to Systemic and Psychodynamic Theories including Narrative and Solution-focused Therapies. The program will continue to involve supervised clinical practice with awareness of the use of self in therapeutic relationships and ethical insights and awareness in a relational, client-centred framework.

AD students enrol in TSP6524YY.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
RGP3550HF  L0101

Psychology & Religion

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

The course will begin with a discussion of the relationship between psychology and religion. It will then explore the relationship between religion and psychology -- history, methodology, research and application. It will review psychological theories and research on personality and their relationship to spirituality, religious behaviour, individual differences and abnormality, and review research on religious development. These findings will then be applied within the context of the social and organizational psychology of the church. Students will be asked to write several reports on assigned readings and a longer essay for the end of the term. A previous course in introductory psychology would be helpful but not essential.

AD students enrol in RGP6550HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 18:30 to 20:30
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
TSP3551F  L0101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Basic 1

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

Offered by the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice & Education (CAPPE). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · 
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region (http://www.cpe-pce.ca/) and also through a TST college. For offering and scheduling details, please see http://www.cpe-pce.ca/ . For fee information, please see: http://www.tst.edu/content/tuition-fees (tuition for a CPE unit is two times the course fee) and http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/session/fall/tuition_fees/fee_refund_sch/tst.htm. This code should be used if this is your FIRST BASIC CPE unit.
TSP3553YF  L0101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Advanced 1

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

Offered by the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice & Education (CAPPE). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

AD students enrol in TSP6553YF.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the
TSP3554F  L0101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Advanced 2

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

Offered by the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice & Education (CAPPE). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

AD students enrol in TSP3554F.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · 
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region (http://www.cpe-pce.ca/) and also through a TST college. For offering and scheduling details, please see http://www.cpe-pce.ca/ . For fee information, please see: http://www.tst.edu/content/tuition-fees (tuition for a CPE unit is two times the course fee) and http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/session/fall/tuition_fees/fee_refund_sch/tst.htm . This code should be used if this is your SECOND ADVANCED CPE unit.
EMP3559HF  L0101

Ministry With Dying And Grieving Persons

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

This course offers students an opportunity to combine classroom learning with field-based inquiry on a range of approaches to grief ministry. Students will bring to class ministry narratives, verbatim reports, or interview results for dialogue with the readings and with classmates. Classes will combine a variety of learning methodologies including personal reflection, seminar discussions, audio-visual resources and some lectures. Course requirements: attendance, participation, field research, written work. Prerequisite: basic course in Pastoral and Theology, or permission of the instructor.

Schedule: Monday, 10:00 to 17:00
Schedule Notes: September 23, October 7, 28 and November 11
Instructors: Anne L. Simmonds
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 16

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SAP3606HF  L0101

Lay Ministry in the Diocesan Church

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

Designed for the Lay Ministry in the Roman Catholic Church. Topics include an overview of theology, sociological context; Church context and pastoral aspects; an overview of lay ministry opportunities in the Church/world; ecclesiological and sacramental principles, and the rights and obligations of lay ministers. Lectures, class participation, six one-page reflection papers, and one short essay. Prerequisite: one year of theology or by permission of the instructor.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
SMP3625HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/09/06

Culture & The New Evangelization

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

We hear much about the need for a new evangelization but effective plans to achieve that end are neither common nor easy to design. This course introduces students to the elements of culture and the processes by which a culture is created and preserved.  After reading assigned texts, students will use class time to discuss implications for evangelization in particular situations.  Emphasis is on helping student apply their background knowledge to practical planning and execution. Evaluation is based on class participation, one major paper and a final examination, written or oral according to student preference.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John Gallagher
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 12
RGP3661HY  L0101

Practicum in Spiritual Direction

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

This foundational practicum is designed for persons desiring formation in pastoral presence and communication skills. Focus is placed on the development of a contemplative stance, compassionate listening and evocative presence for pastoral service in roles such as spiritual director, chaplain, parish minister, and for those in service within the context of everyday work life. This transformative process integrates topics of Ignatian discernment, prayer, spiritual growth, spirituality, justice, theological assumptions and images of God. This is a two-term, supervised, peer based practicum. Requirements and prerequisites: two year's previous experience receiving spiritual direction, permission of the instructor, regular attendance essential; 3 integration papers; pass/fail. For students considering the 12 credit Diploma in Spiritual Direction, this course is the first of a four-phase Practicum, which facilitates ongoing discernment and formation for the ministry of spiritual direction.

AD students enrol in RGP6661HY.

Schedule: Monday, 16:30 to 19:30
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
KNP3663HF  L0101

Pastoral Integration

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

This final year Knox course aims to bring together various elements of the courses done by students as a final year integrative exercise. Prerequisite: TFE placement. Lectures. Assignments and major paper.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Andrew Irvine
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGP3687HF  L0101

Integration for Ministry I

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

Through the development of the skill of theological reflection, the participants learn to reflect on their personal and ministerial or work experiences to discern the call of transformation and integration in the midst of the Christian tradition and world realities. This group process takes place in a peer faith setting. Regular attendance required. An overnight retreat is scheduled at the end of the course. Two short integration papers. Pass/Fail course for BD students. Graded course for AD students.

AD students enrol in RGP6687HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
TRP3836HF  L0101

Theology of Music

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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.

AD students enrol in TRP6836HF.

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 340
5000 Level Courses
KNP5021HF  L0101

Culture and Practical Ministry

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

Culture Matters! How does culture shape practical ministry? How does practical ministry affect cultural renewal? Practical ministry includes education, preaching, worship, and pastoral care ministry of the church. In this course we will analyze how culture and practical ministry interacted in specific historical periods, and evaluate ways that could have been more appropriate for practitioners of the Christian ministry to respond to those cultural contexts. Also, through cultural sketch of one's own context, the student will envision the future of practical ministry, not only engaging in, but also challenging his/her own culture. Prof. Anne Anderson and Prof. Dorcas Gordon will take parts in areas in Preaching and Pastoral Care. Seminars, lectures, discussion, watching films. Class Participation (20%) Leading Seminar(40%) Final Paper (40%)

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Nam Soon Song
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGP5209HF  L0101

Spiritual Theology of Evelyn Underhill

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

A critical exploration of the mystical, liturgical and pastoral theology of Evelyn Underhill, as she develops these in her novels and scholarly writings. Her thought will be examined in light of contemporary issues in spirituality, such as the status of the body, mysticism and social action, the subjectivization of mystical experiences, and the effect of socio-political structures on spirituality. Lectures, discussion, presentation, critical reflection paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
KNP5307HF  L0101

Preaching and Biblical Method

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

In the past fifty years significant developments have taken place within biblical studies. A renewed focus on method and the task of interpretation has implications for the preacher in her/his weekly task of expounding the scriptures. This course will examine these more recent methods, inlcuding post holocaust, feminist, social science, postcolonial and empire studies and discuss their implications for preaching the biblical text. The course will focus on the intersection of these newer methods and the parallel developments within the "New Homiletic" since the 1960's.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Dorcas Gordon
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
6000 Level Courses
RGP6206HF  L0101

Classics of Christian Spirituality

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

The course develops major themes in the history of Christian spirituality, through a close reading of selections by Plato, Origen, Pseudo-Dionysius, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Gregory of Palamas, Julian of Norwich, St. Ignatius of Loyola, and Dorothy Day. Lectures, discussion, critical reflection papers.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3206HF.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
RGP6214HF  L0101

Spirituality & Culture

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

This course intends to examin the dialogue betwen spiriryality and culture in a post-modern world. It will trace the development of faith from the end of the medieval period to the present time and show why the narratives of our time with regard to spirituality are situated in that historical context and how they affect a reading of and engagement in our world today. Students will be presented with (1) a knowledge of contemporary critical theory and praxis (2) development of research skills (3) an exposure to the main issues of contemporary faith and culture (4) an exposure of the ways these issues are dealt with in contemporary art/film/poetry (5) a way of appropriating their lives through interiority analysis. For BD students: class participation and papers. For AD students active , intelligent and focused class participation, short papers and a major paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3214HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGP6269HY  L0101

Supervised Practice and Appropriation of the Ministry of Spiritual Direction

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

This course is designed to intensify the experience of individual spiritual direction and supervision initiated in Practicum in Spiritual Direction: RGP3/6661 and Retreat in Everyday Life: RGP3/6248. Through supervision and discernment the director grows in a deeper awareness of responses to a perceived presence or absence of God in the ministry of spiritual direction. Supervision is valued as a way to enable the spiritual director to help others recognize and integrate God's presence and direction in every aspect of life. Through an integrative theological reflection paper and a pastoral competency interview, the course is intended to reveal the spiritual director's appropriated theology and practice of spiritual direction as a ministry. Competency interview and integration paper. Pass/Fail course. **Pre-requisite: Practicum in Spiritual Direction RGP6661H, Retreat in Everyday Life RGP6248Y, RGP6687H and RGP6688H. Four academic courses suggested for the Diploma in Spiritual Direction. Co-requisite: On-going participation in the practice of spiritual direction.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3269HY.

Schedule: 0:00 to 0:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
Additional Notes: Additional class meetings on 2013 Sep 16, Nov 18;  2014 Jan 27, Mar 24.
SMP6428HF  L0101

Catholic Education Documents

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

This course introduces students to Catholic documents that have both explicit and implicit implications for Catholic education. The objective of the course, therefore is to enable students to read these texts closely with a view to drawing out the implications, particularly he first-principles, cultural context, and the key educational issues. Attention will be paid to the pedagogical, theological, cultural, social and foundational issues contained in these texts. The text will also be read through an applied hermeneutical method. As this is a course in reading primary texts, students will be expected to become very knowledgeable of the texts assigned each week.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMP3428HF.

Schedule: Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Mario O. D'Souza
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICP6450HF  L6101

Curriculum: Organising the World for Learning

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

Curriculum is the selection and organisation of experience for pedagogical purposes. The criteria that determine what is selected and how it is organised articulate fundamental values about the nature of the world and our calling in it. This course will encourage critical evaluation of the criteria that are commonly employed and of how the curriculum can be shaped to better reflect a Christian worldview. Curriculum is conceived not as a static collection of materials, but as a dynamic plan that directs the learning process and governs the organically developing relationship between teachers and learners. The course employs an extensive Study Guide, two books plus book chapters and journal articles, with an online discussion forum and Skype/ telephone conferencing. Participation in the forum and a professionally- oriented research paper will provide the basis for evaluation. Study Guide to accompany texts and readings; online discussion forum; Skype/ telephone conferencing. Online Forum participation (30%); Research paper (70%).

Basic Degree students enrol in ICP3450HF.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Douglas Blomberg
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15 · Crosslisted to:
TSP6523YY  L0101

Pastoral Counselling Education - Advanced 1

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the CASC Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Pastoral Counselling Education at the advanced level meeting standards of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). The course will focus on theoretical knowledge and clinical practice in Pastoral Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy with attention to Family Systems Theories and Relational Psychodynamics. The program will involve supervised clinical practice with emphasis on transference issues and ethical reflection in a relational, client-centred framework.

Basic Degree students enrol in TSP3523YY.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
TSP6524YY  L0101

Pastoral Counselling Education - Advanced 2

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the CASC Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Pastoral Counselling Education in the second year at the advanced level meeting standards of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). The course will involve attention to Systemic and Psychodynamic Theories including Narrative and Solution-focused Therapies. The program will continue to involve supervised clinical practice with awareness of the use of self in therapeutic relationships and ethical insights and awareness in a relational, client-centred framework.

Basic Degree students enrol in TSP3524YY.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
RGP6550HF  L0101

Psychology & Religion

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

The course will begin with a discussion of the relationship between psychology and religion. It will then explore the relationship between religion and psychology -- history, methodology, research and application. It will review psychological theories and research on personality and their relationship to spirituality, religious behaviour, individual differences and abnormality, and review research on religious development. These findings will then be applied within the context of the social and organizational psychology of the church. Students will be asked to write several reports on assigned readings and a longer essay for the end of the term. A previous course in introductory psychology would be helpful but not essential.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3550HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 18:30 to 20:30
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
RGP6661HY  L0101

Practicum in Spiritual Direction

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

This foundational practicum is designed for persons desiring formation in pastoral presence and communication skills. Focus is placed on the development of a contemplative stance, compassionate listening and evocative presence for pastoral service in roles such as spiritual director, chaplain, parish minister, and for those in service within the context of everyday work life. This transformative process integrates topics of Ignatian discernment, prayer, spiritual growth, spirituality, justice, theological assumptions and images of God. This is a two-term, supervised, peer based practicum. Requirements and prerequisites: two year's previous experience receiving spiritual direction, permission of the instructor, regular attendance essential; 3 10 page integration papers, final grade. For students considering the 12 credit Diploma in Spiritual Direction, this course is the first of a four-phase Practicum, which facilitates ongoing discernment and formation for the ministry of spiritual direction.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3661HY.

Schedule: Monday, 16:30 to 19:30
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
RGP6687HF  L0101

Integration for Ministry I

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

Through the development of the skill of theological reflection, the participants learn to reflect on their personal and ministerial or work experiences to discern the call of transformation and integration in the midst of the Christian tradition and world realities. This group process takes place in a peer faith setting. Regular attendance required. An overnight retreat is scheduled at the end of the course. Two short integration papers. Pass/Fail course for BD students. Graded course for AD students.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3687HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
TRP6836HF  L0101

Theology of Music

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRP3836HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
Biblical Crosslisted Courses
RGB3821HF  L0101

Spirituality and Christian Life in the New Testament

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

The NT offers a vision of a renewed and transformed humanity. We will explore the various models of the spiritual and ethical life implied in this vision that are found in the four gospels, the Pauline letters, and the Pastoral Epistles. Special attention will be given to the first-century social and political context, especially that of the Roman Empire and its ideology. Issues of personal transformation, apocalyptic spirituality, ecstatic experience, prayer, violence, sexuality, gender, and exclusivity will be explored. Requirements: Assigned readings, participation (depending on class size), one 10-page final paper. No exams. Three books will be assigned as basic texts. Additional readings will be on reserve in the library.

AD students enrol in RGB6821HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
RGB6821HF  L0101

Spirituality and Christian Life in the New Testament

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

The NT offers a vision of a renewed and transformed humanity. We will explore the various models of the spiritual and ethical life implied in this vision that are found in the four gospels, the Pauline letters, and the Pastoral Epistles. Special attention will be given to the first-century social and political context, especially that of the Roman Empire and its ideology. Issues of personal transformation, apocalyptic spirituality, ecstatic experience, prayer, violence, sexuality, gender, and exclusivity will be explored. Requirements: Assigned readings, participation (depending on class size), one 10-page final paper. No exams. Three books will be assigned as basic texts. Additional readings will be on reserve in the library.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGB3821HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
Historical Crosslisted Courses
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
Theological Crosslisted Courses
SMT3370HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/09/10

Spirituality and Ecology: Integration and Implications

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course provides an exploration of how Christianity has understood the relationship among God, creation, humanity and spirituality, and how that understanding has contributed to the ecological challenges we currently face as well as can contribute to a helpful response. The course begins with an overview of our understanding of spirituality and creation during the patristic, medieval and reformation periods, then shifts to contemporary understandings drawing from current discussions of Christology, creation-centred spirituality, eco-feminism, deep ecology, and the healing of nature and the healing of self. Methods: Lectures, discussions. Evaluation: reflection paper, integration paper, class participation, practical integration

AD students enrol in SMT6370HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
RGT3863HF  L0101

Christianity & World Religions

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
SMT6370HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/09/10

Spirituality and Ecology: Integration and Implications

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course provides an exploration of how Christianity has understood the relationship among God, creation, humanity and spirituality, and how that understanding has contributed to the ecological challenges we currently face as well as can contribute to a helpful response. The course begins with an overview of our understanding of spirituality and creation during the patristic, medieval and reformation periods, then shifts to contemporary understandings drawing from current discussions of Christology, creation-centred spirituality, eco-feminism, deep ecology, and the healing of nature and the healing of self. Methods: Lectures, discussions. Evaluation: reflection paper, integration paper, class participation, practical integration.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3370HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
RGT6863HF  L0101

Christianity & World Religions

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · 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
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)

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Pastoral Theology Courses for the <em>2013</em> Fall Session

Pastoral Theology Courses for the <em>2013</em> Fall Session