Course Timetable for Thursday: Winter of 2013

Morning Courses

09:00 to 11:00

SAB1003HS  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

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

A study of the Old Testament covering biblical books, their historical contexts, genres and ancient Near Eastern cultural contexts necessary for interpretation. The basics of exegetical method particular to the genres of the Old Testament will be covered. Principles of biblical interpretation will also be covered especially from a Catholic perspective. Lectures and assignments including quizzes, exams and a final paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Frederick Yon-Ho Chung
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

9:00 to 11:00

KNB6501HS  L0101

Advanced Hellenistic Greek

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

This course will focus on the translation of a variety of types of Hellenistic texts (e.g., decrees, sacred laws, magical papyri, aretalogies, Philo, hermeneutic corpus) and on their grammatical and syntactical analysis.    Prerequisite:  a minimum of three semesters of Greek.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNB3501HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT6322HS  L0101

Contemplation in Action

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

Ignatius of Loyola wanted Jesuits to be "contemplatives in a ction". This describes the desire of many Christians today and the imperatives thrust upon us to be at once boned with God and with our fellow travellers. Reading in Loyola Zizioulas, J Macmurray, early Christian and contemporary theologians and mystics. NT accounts of prayer and action in Jesus of Nazareth. 20-25 page essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3322HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John E. Costello
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
TRT5703HS  L0101

The Nature of Religious Thought

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

Examination of the nature of theology from its emergence with the ancient Greek philosophers to its establishment as an academic enterprise in the middle ages. Seminar presentations (2) and a major paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Donald Wiebe
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: TC24
EMP5121HS  L0101

Liturgy as Ritual

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

The study of liturgy as ritual activity with a focus on the discipline of ritual studies and anthropology as a resource for liturgical scholarship and pastoral praxis. The course will consist of a close examination of seminal thinkers in ritual studies, their classic and contemporary works; consideration of methodological issues posed by social science methods; relationship between liturgy and ritual, theology and embodiment, worship and culture, ritual and ethics. Weekly 2-hour doctoral seminar, readings, presentations, book review, major paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: William Kervin
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 15

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KNB3501HS  L0101

Advanced Hellenistic Greek

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

The course will focus on the translation of a variety of types of Hellenistic texts (e.g., decreess, sacred laws,  magical papyri, aretalogies, Philo, hermeneutic corpus) and on their grammatical and syntactical analysis.  Prerequisite:  a minimum of three semesters of Greek.

AD students enrol in KNB6501HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Bradley McLean
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT3322HS  L0101

Contemplation in Action

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

Ignatius of Loyola wanted Jesuits to be "contemplatives in a ction". This describes the desire of many Christians today and the imperatives thrust upon us to be at once boned with God and with our fellow travellers. Reading in Loyola Zizioulas, J Macmurray, early Christian and contemporary theologians and mystics. NT accounts of prayer and action in Jesus of Nazareth. 10-12 page essay.

AD students enrol in RGT6322HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John E. Costello
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
SAT2707HS  L0101

Introduction to Moral Philosophy

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

An examination of three different approaches to ethics. First, we will look at the foundations of Western morality through reading Plato's Gorgias; second, at Nietzsche's attack on Western morality in Beyond Good & Evil; and third at Aquinas' treatment of the virtues. Lectures, discussions, short papers, final exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Sean Mulrooney
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
WYB2660HS  L0101

Who is Jesus? (NT II)

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

An introduction to the content of a portion of the New Testament: 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 Corinthians, Galatians, Romans, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Peter, Hebrews and Revelation.  The guiding question of the course is "Who is Jesus?". Lectures, tutorials. Evaluation: participation, exegetical papers. Prerequisite: WYB1501 or equivalent.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: 0
TRJ2631HS  L0101

Anglican History And Theology

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
KNP1446HS  L0101

Intro to Educational Ministry

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

What is educational ministry? How can we reshape Christian Education in our congregation in order to revitalize the church and society? Exploring the structure of educational theory, reflecting one's educational experience in the church, engaging in dialogue with theorists in Christian Education, we will attempt to refashion christian Education for today's church, and create a vision of Christian education in order to revitalize the congregation. Lectures.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Heather E. Weir
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYH2311HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/12/07

History of Missions and Development

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

Outlines the history of Christian missions from its beginnings in Pentecost to the end of the 20th century, followed by area studies of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Europe, and concluding with a consideration of the transition from missions to development to post-development. Short papers and collaborative internet project.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Thomas P. Power
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
EMH2010HS  L0101

History of Christianity II (843-1648)

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

Development of thought and piety; monasticism and mendicants; crusades, parish life; papacy, princes and church councils; Byzantium; East-West relations; relations with Jews and Muslims; Renaissance and reformations; reformers; missionary expansion; confessionalism. The course will consist of lectures, small group discussions, and oral reports that summarize small group discussions. Mid-term assignments; choice of final exam or research papers. NOTE: Students who have taken --H2002H Medieval Christianity (600-1500) and/or --H2003H Reformation & Early Modern Christianity may not take Christianity II (843-1648). Prequisite: History of Christianity I or permission of the instructor.

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

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9:00 to 12:00

EMP1301HS  L0101

Homiletics I

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

This course is designed to provide students with a solid foundation for biblical preaching by exploring the implications of preaching a text and preaching the gospel. Preaching the gospel is considered from historical, biblical, theological, pastoral and creative perspectives with a view to producing sermons that engage the world and offer hope. A four-step methodology is taught that can be adapted to various sermon forms. Exegesis assignments, quiz on the readings, two sermons, peer evaluations, book report. Evaluation: each sermon, 33%; exegesis and book report, ??%; peer evaluations, 12%; and 8.5%; participation 8.5%.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Paul Scott Wilson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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11:00 to 13:00

SMT6652HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/05/24

An Introduction to Eco-Theology

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

Using the writings of Thomas Berry & theologians who work with the new cosmology, the course provides an introduction to eco-theology as well as the ways eco-theologians are articulating new understandings of theological anthropology, revelation, Christology, pneumatology, sin and salvation, and eschatology. Adult learning methods. Evaluation: participation, practical integration, reflection paper and integration paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3652HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20
TRH6725HS  L0101

Liturgy in the Middle Ages

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

The scope of what was understood as “liturgy” in the middle ages went far beyond the bare words used in the Mass, daily prayer and baptism and descriptions of how the services were performed. It included knowing the names and functions of the grades of ordained clergy (which varied from place to place) and their dress, the design of churches, their furnishing and consecration, the calendar of the liturgical year and of course the nature of the music which accompanied the liturgy. Teaching methods: lectures, DVDs of manuscripts, video, musical recordings.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRH3725HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Barry Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
EMT3101HS  L0101

Biography and Thought: Study of Muhammad the Prophet

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

The course will undertake a detailed study of Prophet Muhammad's biography in the light of the Qur'anic revelation and religious thought that became foundational for the development of legal-ethical and theological traditions.  Students will study the life of the Prophet and relate it to his spiritual as well as temporal experience to investigate political theology of Islam.  Our approach will be that of History of Religions (phenomenology), that is, aiming at a fuller understanding of the meaning of the concepts like "Apostle of God," "Seal of the Prophets," "The Mother of the Book," and so on, for individual Muslims and for Muslim thinkers over the centuries.  In order to accomplish this task, students will study the entire Qur'an, in conjunction with the biography of the Prophet. Mid-term, 25%; Final Exam, 30%: Research paper, 40%; Class participation, 5%.

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

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EMT3130HS  L0101

Embodiment and Christian Theology

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

 This seminar course explores the role of bodies and embodiment by analyzing particular contexts in Christian history and contemporary life. It raises and seeks to answer questions about death, suffering, and the after life, about the relationship between body, minds and soul, about sex, race, gender and dis/ability, about the body as a locus of knowledge/ wisdom, and about religious identity and agency. Putting historical readings from the early church, Medieval Christianity, and Modernity in dialogue with contemporary theological texts, students develop historical understanding of contemporary issues related to embodiment and Christian practice. Student engagement with the course will be evaluated by level and quality of participation, an in-class presentation on one set of readings, two short papers (~2 pages each), and a final paper 12-15 pages). This course qualifies as a designated spirituality elective at EM.

 
Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Natalie Wigg-Stevenson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 7 · Max: 15 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology

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EMT6101HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/10/04

Biography and Thought: Study of Muhammad the Prophet

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

The course will undertake a detailed study of Prophet Muhammad's biography in the light of the Qur'anic revelation and religious thought that became foundational for the development of legal-ethical and theological traditions.  Students will study the life of the Prophet and relate it to his spiritual as well as temporal experience to investigate political theology of Islam.  Our approach will be that of History of Religions (phenomenology), that is, aiming at a fuller understanding of the meaning of the concepts like "Apostle of God," "Seal of the Prophets," "The Mother of the Book," and so on, for individual Muslims and for Muslim thinkers over the centuries.  In order to accomplish this task, students will study the entire Qur'an, in conjunction with the biography of the Prophet. Mid-term, 25%; Final Exam, 30%: Research paper, 40%; Class participation, 5%.

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

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RGT2321HS  L0101

Creation, Man/Woman, Sin

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

Christian doctrine of creation; its scriptural foundation in Old and New Testaments; its difference from Greek philosophical theories; its history to present; its relation to evolution; contemporary theories. Man/woman: their nature and relationship to God and the world as understood in history of Christian thought. Monogenism vs. polygenism. The problem of evil, original sin and sin of the world. Lectures and discussion. Paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ovey N. Mohammed
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
EMB5703HS  L0101

Paul: Biographical Problems

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

An examination of different issues related to the "historical" Paul, including sources, composition history, composition history of the corpus paulinum, social location, mission, and comparative analogies. Research seminar with paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Leif Vaage
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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WYP1610HS  L0101

Leading Missional Congregations

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

Exploration of leadership and ministry in the context of a theological understanding of the nature of the Church and the scope of its ministry. Weekly readings, class participation, critical review assignments, book review, major paper. Tutorial 2-3 pm.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Peter Robinson
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAT1902HS  L0101

Fundamental Christian Ethics II

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

An introduction to the subjective dimensions of Catholic moral theology. Among the topics to be considered are concepts of the person, freedom and responsibility, conscience, aspects of moral decision making, virtue and vice. Lectures, discussions, readings, short papers and final exam; the course will also include a limited online component. (Prerequisite: Fundamental Christian Ethics I.)

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
TRH3725HS  L0101

Liturgy in the Middle Ages

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

The scope of what was understood as 'liturgy' in the middle ages went far beyond the bare words used in the Mass, daily prayer and baptism and descriptions of how the services were performed. It included knowing the names and functions of the grades of ordained clergy (which varied from place to place) and their dress, the design of churches, their furnishing and consecration, the calendar of the liturgical year and of course the nature of the music which accompanied the liturgy.Teaching methods: lectures, DVDs of manuscripts, video, musical recordings.

AD students enrol in TRH6725HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Barry Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
SMT3652HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/05/24

An Introduction to Eco-Theology

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

Using the writings of Thomas Berry & theologians who work with the new cosmology, the course provides an introduction to eco-theology as well as the ways eco-theologians are articulating new understandings of theological anthropology, revelation, Christology, pneumatology, sin and salvation, and eschatology. Adult learning methods. Evaluation: participation, practical integration, reflection paper and integration paper.

AD students enrol in SMT6652HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20
SAH2224HS  L0101

20th Century Church History, 1900-1960

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

Sketches 4 major cultural challenges facing the pre-Vatican Church, 1900-1960.Explores various individual attempts to find creative solutions to these problems, as well as the main official responses from the Magisterium. Lecture-Seminars and readings. Weekly email questions, three 2-page papers and final exam [take-home].

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Janine Langan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
SMB3081HS  L0101

Hebrew Poetry

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

Study of selected poetic texts with emphasis on the syntax and style of Hebrew poetry. Weekly participation, mid-term and final exams. Prerequisite: three semesters of Biblical Hebrew. N.B.: in combination with WYB3013H/EMB3014H (or equivalent) successful completion of this course as if for credit satisfies the Hebrew requirement for doctoral candidates in New Testament.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMT2223HS  L0101

Mystery of the Triune God

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

Mystery of God Triune: biblical, liturgical, historical, and contemporary theology on the Trinity. Question of God in human experience, atheism, Trinitarian debates, feminist perspectives, the Trinity in the economy of salvation, implications for prayer. Lectures, discussions, short paper, final exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Darren Dias
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

Afternoon Courses

14:00 to 16:00

RGP6270HS  L0101

Discerning the Signs of the Times

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

The aim of this course is threefold. 1. To expose the student to contemporary forms of critical and cultural analysis. 2. To use that analysis to look at spirituality. 3. To expose the student to contemporary manifestations of spirituality in a post-modern age.

For Basic Degree students there will be short papers, class presentations and class participation.   For Advanced Degree Students, in addition to the work done for the Basic Degree students there will be a major paper of 12-16 pages.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3270HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB3719HS  L0101

Paul's Ethics

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

This seminar course will provide an introduction to Paul's ethical thinking in the context of the theological fabric of his thought. It will provide an opportunity to read some of the great commentators on Paul's ethics and to discuss the interrelationship between Paul's ethics and his theology. Evaluation: seminar presentations and participation and written work.

AD students enrol in WYB6719HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMP3673HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/07/31

Church and Community Partnerships

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

This advanced course explores the potential for civic/ecclesial partnership for social transformation in the city of Toronto. Students will serve for nine hours a week in a secular agency dedicated to social transformation, participating in a project within the agency on its own terms. In class students will explore issues related to partnership of ecclesial and civic organizations that pursue common goals with different motivations and ways in which social transformation can occur. Although the course will focus on social transformation in the city of Toronto, students are urged to develop analogies to the towns and villages they expect to serve after they have concluded their studies. Evaluation includes two written papers and a class presentation.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pamela Couture
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYB6719HS  L0101

Paul's Ethics

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

 This seminar course will provide an introduction to Paul's ethical thinking in the context of the theological fabric of his thought. It will provide an opportunity to read some of the great commentators on Paul's ethics and to discuss the interrelationship between Paul's ethics and his theology. Evaluation: seminar presentations and participation and written work.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYB3719HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT3603HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/01/09

Salvation and Nirvana: Lonergan, Girard and Buddhism

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

This course will engage the questions of interreligious dialogue on the questions of redemption and Nirvana by comparing the work of Lonergan, Girard in dialogue with contemporary Buddhism such as Thich Nhat Hanh and Pema Chordon. We will engage comparative questions such as desire, imitation, and responses to suffering and violence. 

 

AD students enrol in RGT6603HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John Dadosky
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
SAT2701HS  L0101

Philosophy of Religion

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

A survey of some of the main themes in philosophy of religion including: faith and reason, religious experience, divine attributes, the problem of evil, petitionary prayer, miracles, and religious diversity. Lectures and discussion; short papers and essay.

 

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pamela J. Reeve
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
RGT6603HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/01/09

Salvation and Nirvana: Lonergan, Girard and Buddhism

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

This course will engage the questions of interreligious dialogue on the questions of redemption and Nirvana by comparing the work of Lonergan, Girard in dialogue with contemporary Buddhism such as Thich Nhat Hanh and Pema Chordon. We will engage comparative questions such as desire, imitation, and responses to suffering and violence. 

 

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3603HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John Dadosky
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
SMB2278HS  L0101

Israel's Wisdom Traditions

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

An introduction to Israel's search for wisdom in its Ancient Near Eastern context. Topics include the nature and expression of wisdom, its international context, Lady Wisdom, the place of wisdom literature in Israel's faith and the content of the individual wisdom books: Proverbs, Job, Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes), Sirach and the Wisdom of Solomon, plus consideration of the relevance of Israel's wisdom tradition for today. Participation, presentation, exegetical paper, pastoral application paper. Prerequisite: SMB1007 "Intro Old Testament" or equivalent.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGP3270HS  L0101

Discerning the Signs of the Times

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

The aim of this course is threefold. 1. To expose the student to contemporary forms of critical and cultural analysis. 2. To use that analysis to look at spirituality. 3. To expose the student to contemporary manifestations of spirituality in a post-modern age.

For Basic Degree students there will be short papers, class presentations and class participation.   For Advanced Degree Students, in addition to the work done for the Basic Degree students there will be a major paper of 12-16 pages.

AD students enrol in RGP6270HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)
EMP1431HS  L0102

Education and Faith Formation

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

The course will provide an overview to education ministry and to faith formation. It will examine the purpose, context, and content of CE and examine basic learning theory and curriculum resources. Students will also read a spiritual memoir and reflect on transformation in the Christian life. Practical skills for educational ministry will include evaluating curricula, contextual analysis of an educational site, and designing and facilitating a workshop. Intercultural challenges for CE will be discussed. Aspects of age-related ministry will include resources for children, youth and adults. In addition, education at different life stages will be studied as moments for formation of individuals and families as well as the community (baptism and confirmation). Students are encouraged to research a historical or contemporary practice of CE/formation and develop a paper on that topic. Students will read Tye, Pazmino, McClaren, Miles and Winner. Evaluation: Participation 10%; Site visit paper 20%; Literature review/proposal 20%; Final Paper and workshop design 50%.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: G. A. Wenh-In Ng
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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EMT5931HS  L0101

Doing Theology and Ethics in Intercultural/Postcolonial Frames

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

What is at stake in Canadian discourses of multiculturalism and postcolonialism for religious communities becoming intercultural? What is at stake and for whom? What is the purpose of Christian moral engagement and who is it for? These queries will foreground attention to theo-ethics of the politics of social location; the power of social difference; an ethics of ambiguity and perseverance; identities and epistemology in global, local and transnational frames; living at interstices of complex difference, dislocation and connection; and the negotiation of shared meanings through discourses of class, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality, and place.  In-class honing of collegial skills for intellectual life based on comprehension of and critical engagement with texts and being willing to be self-reflexive and to communicate one's own stance in relation to others. Seminar discussion format, some lectures. Book review, presentation, and final research paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marilyn J. Legge
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 12

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14:00 to 17:00

KNP1601HS  L0101

Introduction to the Practice of Ministry

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

Explores various aspects of ministry, in particular the theology and practice of ordained ministry within the Reformed traditions. Topics include understandings of ministry, the call, functions and roles in ministry, challenges and contexts for ministry today and in the future, leadership and authority, and spiritual practices. Various methods of learning will be used (small group, lecture, discussion, mentorship experience).  This is a three hour class time, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Schedule Notes: Three hour class time.
Instructors: Pamela McCarroll
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

16:00 to 18:00

EMB2014HS  L0101

Biblical Hebrew II

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

The goal of Biblical Hebrew II is to provide both students training for designated ministry and those students who wish to continue in advanced degree studies with a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew.  The acquired skills may be used for the purposes of homiletical exegesis, scholarship pursuit, and the general pleasure of textual theological interpretations.  Classes are twice weekly, and consist of lecture, homework tutorial, quizzes and quiz review, translation work, and theological reflections posted on Twitter.  Evaluation: weekly quizzes; midterm exam; attendance and participation; final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: Carmen Palmer
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5

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16:30 to 18:30

RGP6554HS  L0101

Psychology of Faith Development

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

The course aims at distinguishing some of the more significant ways of conceptualizing human development in psychology and how they have influenced contemporary thinking about religious development. It will discuss the nature/nurture debate of religious development, that is, the various contextual factors and intra-psychic processes at work across the life span and their implication and influence in religious development. In the process it will explore some of the psychological issues involved in religious development and point out their applied relevance. 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 psychology and religion would be helpful but not essential.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3554HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
RGP3554HS  L0101

Psychology of Faith Development

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

The course aims at distinguishing some of the more significant ways of conceptualizing human development in psychology and how they have influenced contemporary thinking about religious development. It will discuss the nature/nurture debate of religious development, that is, the various contextual factors and intra-psychic processes at work across the life span and their implication and influence in religious development. In the process it will explore some of the psychological issues involved in religious development and point out their applied relevance. 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 psychology and religion would be helpful but not essential.

AD students enrol in RGP6554HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)

17:00 to 19:00

SMP3432HS  L0101

Hist Religious Ed

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

Development of teaching ministry of the Church from New Testament times to present. Special attention to various forms of teaching as they emerged in particular historical contexts and to their relationship with other ministries of the church for perspective on current situation. Lectures, readings, reflection paper (20%), seminar leadership (30%), final project or essay (50%).

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical

19:00 to 21:00

SAP3420HS  L0101

Religious Education Practicum & Globalization

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

The MRE Practicum offers participants the opportunity to reflect upon and integrate the theological, philosophical, historical, and pedagogical areas of study, to practice the knowledge and skills, to profit from a supervised peer-supported group and to relate teaching contextually in a post-modern globalized reality. This is a required core Religious Education course of St. Augustine's MRE candidates. Lectures, class discussions, written reflections on readings, theology of ministry paper, and practicum project. Prerequisite: Completion of ten courses in the MRE degree program.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: John Yake, Brian O'Sullivan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 15
TRP2041HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/12/07

Foundations of Spiritual Belief

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

This will be a lecture course with readings exploring the foundations on which individuals build their spiritual beliefs. It will explore the development of spiritual awareness in children, how we attribute causality to events, intrinsic and extrinsic religion, atrocities committed in the name of God, the variety of religious experience, cults and dogma, dimensions of denominational allegiance, new religious movements, and related topics.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Andrew S. Barlow
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
RGB1005HS  L0101

Intro Old Testament

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

This introductory course explores the thematic unity of the Old Testament under the heading of Covenantal Theology. Significant covenantal moments are studied in their historical manifestations, cultic realizations, and literary expressions (Abram, Sinai, David/Zion, Prophetic, Exile, Deuteronomic, Priestly-Noah/Abraham, Wisdom, New Testamental Period). Literary and rhetorical analysis, historical and textual criticism are employed as means of exploring the biblical texts. Lectures, readings, six study papers, group collaboration in defining two sets of some fifty technical terms each.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Michael F. Kolarcik
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 42

19:00 to 22:00

CGT2901HS  L4101

Christian Ethics

Offered in Winter 2013  ·  New Course · Waterloo Site

A critical engagement with contemporary approaches to Christian Ethics. Attention to the relationship of Christian Ethics to theology, and to the life and witness of the Church. Lectures, discussion of readings, short written assignments, major student presentation, research paper. Lectures, discussion of readings, student presentations. Short written assignments, major student presentation, research paper. 

 
Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Jeremy M. Bergen
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRH2453HS  L0101

Liturgy 1: Byzantine Liturgies and Offices, and Liturgical Theology

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

Students in the course will acquire a good basic knowledge of the rubrics and texts for Byzantine rites for Liturgy -- Chrysostom, Basil, and Pre-Sanctified -- and Office, and also of liturgical history and development of these texts, 1st - 14th C. As well, an introduction to Liturgical Theology, as defined by Fr. Alexander Schmemann is compared to Patristic mystagogical texts of 2nd - 14th C.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Richard Schneider
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: TBD

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Course Timetable for Thursday: Winter of 2013

Course Timetable for Thursday: Winter of 2013