Course Timetable for Wednesday: Fall of 2012

Morning Courses

9:00 to 11:00

EMB1003HF  L0101

Old Testament I

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMH5801HF  L0101

Christianity and Crisis in North America

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

The role of religion in times of war and unrest: religious interpretations of conflict and violence, peace movements, and national identity in times of crisis. Responsible participation, mid-term written assignment, research paper.

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

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The Wisdom Tradition and the Book of Job

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

The Wisdom Tradition in Israel faced the paradox of maintaining God's mercy and justice in the light of Israel's failures and suffering. The Book of Job is an eloquent expression of Israel's grappling with the issues behind theodicy. The course begins with an exploration of Israel's Wisdom Tradition in relation to the Ancient Near East, prophecy and cult in order to set a context for reading and interpreting the book in its entirety. The literary features and structure of the work provide a methodological lense for appreciating how the Wisdom Tradition in the Book of Job dealt with suffering, ethics, beauty and love. (Lectures, discussion, major paper; and for AD students, reading selected texts in Hebrew).

AD students enrol in RGB6279HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
EMP3307HF  L0101

Preaching in Ministry

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

This course is designed to expose students to the breadth and depth of homiletics and offer a range of preaching opportunities and challenges of the sort that might be experienced in serving a church throughout the year. In addition to allowing students to pursue their own interests, the course will explore preaching the church year, preaching on special holidays or occasions like funerals and wededings, key doctrines, social justice and diversity in preaching, culture and the preacher, various sermon forms, topics, social locations and homiletical theories. The course will consist of seminars, small groups, lectures, two sermons, a journal of reflections on the readings and peer evaluations, a major essay. Evaluation: 20% each sermon; 20% , journal; 40% essay.

AD students enrol in EMP6307HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Paul Scott Wilson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB6714HF  L0101

Salvation as Liberation in Paul

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

A significant reappraisal of Paul's theology is currently underway, involving not only particular aspects (e.g. justification by faith, atonement) and overall structure, but also the more basic question of how we might speak of Paul as a theological thinker. This course will study major theological themes in Paul's letters - including the nature of human existence; sin; the law; the death and resurrection of Christ; life "in Christ"; Israel and the Gentiles - with special emphasis on salvation as liberation (from "the powers" to the new solidarity of life "in Christ").Three short resumes, final paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYB3714HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB3714HF  L0101

Salvation as Liberation in Paul

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

A significant reappraisal of Paul's theology is currently underway, involving not only particular aspects (e.g. justification by faith, atonement) and overall structure, but also the more basic question of how we might speak of Paul as a theological thinker. This course will study major theological themes in Paul's letters - including the nature of human existence; sin; the law; the death and resurrection of Christ; life "in Christ"; Israel and the Gentiles - with special emphasis on salvation as liberation (from "the powers" to the new solidarity of life "in Christ"). Three short resumes, final paper.

AD students enrol in WYB6714HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMP6307HF  L0101

Preaching in Ministry

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

This course is designed to expose students to the breadth and depth of homiletics and offer a range of preaching opportunities and challenges of the sort that might be experienced in serving a church throughout the year. In addition to allowing students to pursue their own interests, the course will explore preaching the church year, preaching on special holidays or occasions like funerals and weddings, key doctrines, social justice and diversity in preaching, culture and the preacher, various sermon forms, topics, social locations and homiletical theories. The course will consist of seminars, small groups, lectures, two sermons, a journal of reflections on the readings and peer evaluations, a major essay. Evaluation: 20% each sermon; 20% , journal; 40% essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMP3307HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Paul Scott Wilson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
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
RGB6279HF  L0101

The Wisdon Tradition and the Book of Job

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

The Wisdom Tradition in Israel faced the paradox of maintaining God's mercy and justice in the light of Israel's failures and suffering. The Book of Job is an eloquent expression of Israel's grappling with the issues behind theodicy. The course begins with an exploration of Israel's Wisdom Tradition in relation to the Ancient Near East, prophecy and cult in order to set a context for reading and interpreting the book in its entirety. The literary features and structure of the work provide a methodological lense for appreciating how the Wisdom Tradition in the Book of Job dealt with suffering, ethics, beauty and love. (Lectures, discussion, major paper; and for AD students, reading selected texts in Hebrew).

Basic Degree students enrol in RGB3279HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)

09:00 to 11:00

SAP2708HF  L0101

Pastoral Norms: Sacraments

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  New Course · 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, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ivan P. Camilleri
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8

9:00 to 11:00

WYP2546HF  L0101

Personal Wellness: Care of Self for Care of Others

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

Personal wellness builds and replenishes the inner resources that sustain our efforts to care for others. This course is designed to assist students to recognize, understand and practice the kind of holistic personal wellness that is essential to effective ordained or lay ministry. The course is process oriented and supported by readings and written self-reflection assignments. Completion of assignments, regular attendance and participation in class discussions are all mandatory components of this pass/fail course.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Wanda Malcolm
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
TRP2202HF  L0101

Spiritual Formation in the Anglican Tradition

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · 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: TC22
RGB1501HF  L0101

An Introduction to the New Testament

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

The course has two aims: first, to familiarize you with the context and the content of the four canonical Gospels, including information related to the production and subsequent transmission of these writings; and second, to introduce you to the role that different analytical methodologies or conscious "reading strategies" play in the interpretation of these texts. The course will cover redaction, literary, textual, and ideological criticism, as well as the political and social background of the Gospels. There will be both lecture and practical application. Attention will also be given to use of the Library and the Internet for New Testament research. Short written assignments and a final exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42

09:00 to 11:00

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

9:00 to 11:00

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

9:00 to 12:00

TRB1501HF  L0101

Introduction to the New Testament

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

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

Class is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Tutorial is from 11 a.m. to noon.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 214
EMF3020YY  L0101

Contextual Education

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

This praxis course is requied for all MDiv, MRE, MPS and Diploma students. It combines, weekly, three hours of classroom teaching and seminar work with eight hours in a supervised contextual education site. Classroom and seminar work includes structured discussion and biblical/theological reflection on ministry practice. Intentional learning covenants in the site and in a class small group provide opportunity to connect, to challenge and to integrate theoretical learning and practice and to develop the art of giving and receiving critical feedback and evaluation. Evaluation is based on successful completion of 8 written critical reflections, 6 verbatims, class presentations and participation, self, peer and site educator evaluation reports. Evaluation: 80% attendance at classes, satisfactory onsite covenantal fulfillment, class participation and completion of all assignments is required to successfully complete this pass/fail course. Unsatisfactory assignments will be reviewed with the instructor to negotiate possible remedial work. Unsatisfactory attendance at class or at onsite placements can result in dismissal from the class. *Successful completion of Context and Ministry, EMP1601, is a pre-requisite for this course. Students must meet with the instructor by the middle of March to negotiate on appropriate learning site for the following September. Placements in social and institutional settings and rural and urban congregations are available.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Natalie Wigg-Stevenson
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Practicum
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits

9:30 to 12:30

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

11:00 to 13:00

KNB6930HF  L0101

Hermeneutical Theory 1

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
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)
TRB6820HF  L0101

Justice in the Biblical Story

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

This course will trace the multi-faceted theme of justice as it unfolds throughout the biblical story. The way in which idolatry, economic justice, racial justice, justice for the land, food justice, justice for the stranger, justice for women, and peace and violence are interrelated will provide a biblical basis for reflecting on the issue of justice in our world today. Two short papers, one major research paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRB3820HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Sylvia Keesmaat
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Trinity College, Room TC 22
KNB1001HF  L0101

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew I

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

This course is the first of two courses designed to introduce the student to the basics of biblical Hebrew grammar and syntax. It is intended for both those who wish to acquire Hebrew for use in ministry and for those who intend to go on to advanced academic degrees. Lecture. Evaluation will include quizzes, workbook exercises, mid-term and final exams.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
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
SMB3201HF  L0101

Isaiah

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

This course will survey the book of Isaiah to understand and appreciate its contribution to the faith of Israel and to develop skill in reading and interpreting a prophetic book. Particular attention will be given to major themes and dominant images.

AD students enrol in SMB6201HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
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
SMB6201HF  L0101

Isaiah

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

This course will survey the book of Isaiah to understand and appreciate its contribution to the faith of Israel and to develop skill in reading and interpreting a prophetic book. Particular attention will be given to major themes and dominant images.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMB3201HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRB6831HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/05/18

Creation in the Biblical Story

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in TRB3831HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Sylvia Keesmaat
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: TC22
TRB3820HF  L0101

Justice in the Biblical Story

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

This course will trace the multi-faceted theme of justice as it unfolds throughout the biblical story. The way in which idolatry, economic justice, racial justice, justice for the land, food justice, justice for the stranger, justice for women, and peace and violence are interrelated will provide a biblical basis for reflecting on the issue of justice in our world today. Two short papers, one major research paper.

AD students enrol in TRB6820HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Sylvia Keesmaat
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location:  Trinity College, Room TC 22
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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SAP2301HF  L0101

Introduction to Homiletics

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  New Course · 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: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Peter Lovrick
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMP2301HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/05/24

Introduction to Homiletics

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

This course presents the nature and purpose of the liturgical homily. It will provide instruction on the methods and skills necessary for the development of effective homilies. Emphasis will be given to the interplay between Scripture, preacher and assembly. Students will compose and deliver homilies, which will be critically discussed and evaluated by instructor and students. The first weeks of this course are presented as lecture by the professor. Once the basic textbook has been covered, students will preach a minimum of two times, before classmates (and a video camera). Each student will then have an appointment with the professor to review the homily and the evaluations of the classmates. Grading is based on the professor's evaluation of content and presentation, as well as that of the homilist's classmates.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAH2447HF  L0101

History of Canadian Catholics

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

Exploration of Amerindian and French interface, baroque spirituality, arrival of the Irish and Scots, ultramontane spirituality, Confederation and Catholic education, messianic language groups, Canadians cope with the Depression, church unity and the CCCB, the Asbestos Strike, Quiet Revolution, Vatican II, women, and Aboriginal People. Presentation, paper, and open exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Terence Fay, S.J.
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
KNP2548HF  L0101

Pastoral Care: Self, Family, Congregation

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · 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
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
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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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)
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
TRB3831HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/05/18

Creation in the Biblical Story

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

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

AD students enrol in TRB6831HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Sylvia Keesmaat
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: TC22
KNB3930HF  L0101

Biblical Hermeneutics

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

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

AD students enrol in KNB6930HF.

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

11:10 to 13:00

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

Afternoon Courses

16:00 to 17:30

EMP2875HY  L0101

Toronto School of Theology Choir

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · 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: Wednesday, 16:00 to 17:30
Instructors: Swee Hong Lim
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit

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16:00 to 18:00

EMB1511HF  L0101

Elementary New Testament Greek I

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

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

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

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17:00 to 19:00

SMP3421HF  L0101

Faith Development Across the Lifespan

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

Examination of contemporary theories of human growth and development, and the contribution that such theories offer to the understanding of religious development and the praxis of religious education. Particular attention is paid to the impact of post-modern culture on the possibility of faith today. Lectures, readings, seminar presentation (20%), two reflections (2 x 20%), final paper (40%).

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB6551HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/09/10

The Role of Emotions in the Letters of St. Paul

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

The course offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the role of emotion in Paul's communication with early Christian communities.  We will study emotional appeals as a rhetorical strategy of the letters as well as the effects of such emotions in human beings (including their cultural construction, biological and psychological effects, role in cognition). The overarching question of the course is how to cultivate emotional intelligence in our readings of Paul's letters.  Lectures, class discussions of assigned readings, graded presentations and writing assignments.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMB3551HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Colleen Shantz
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB3551HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/09/10

The Role of Emotions in the Letters of St. Paul

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

The course offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the role of emotion in Paul's communication with early Christian communities.  We will study emotional appeals as a rhetorical strategy of the letters as well as the effects of such emotions in human beings (including their cultural construction, biological and psychological effects, role in cognition). The overarching question of the course is how to cultivate emotional intelligence in our readings of Paul's letters.  Lectures, class discussions of assigned readings, graded presentations and writing assignments.

AD students enrol in SMB6551HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Colleen Shantz
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

18:00 to 20:00

EMH2210HF  L0101

History of Christianity III (1648-present)

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Instructors: Brian Clarke
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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18:30 to 21:30

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

19:00 to 21:00

KNH3201HF  L0101

The Long Scottish Reformation, 1510-1710

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

The course will look at developments in Scotland during the Reformation era. The failure of early attempts at reformation, both Lutheran and Catholic, will be discussed as will the eventual success of a model of reformation derived from Calvin's Geneva. The course will look at the evolution of this vision within Scotland and the nature of the reformed Church of Scotland. The course will continue up through the seventeenth century and will look at what scholars are beginning to see as a second reformation. Lectures, seminar discussions. Class participation; primary document study; major research essay. 

 AD Students enrol in KNH6201HF
 
 
Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Stuart Macdonald
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNH6201HF  L0101

The Long Scottish Reformation, 1510-1710

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

The course will look at developments in Scotland during the Reformation era. The failure of early attempts at reformation, both Lutheran and Catholic, will be discussed as will the eventual success of a model of reformation derived from Calvin's Geneva. The course will look at the evolution of this vision within Scotland and the nature of the reformed Church of Scotland. The course will continue up through the seventeenth century and will look at what scholars are beginning to see as a second reformation. Lectures, seminar discussions. Class participation; primary document study; major research essay. 

 

Basic Degree students enrol in KNH3201HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Stuart Macdonald
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYH1010HF  L0101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

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

From the subapostolic age to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam. Class participation, course portfolio, one short essay, and two other academic exercises (choice of reading notes, short papers, weekly quizzes, final exam, etc.).

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Alan L. Hayes
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
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

19:00 to 22:00

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
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

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Course Timetable for Wednesday: Fall of 2012

Course Timetable for Wednesday: Fall of 2012