Course Timetable for Tuesday: Winter of 2014

Morning Courses

9:00 to 11:00

KNT1101HS  L0101

Reformed Theology in Dialogue

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course introduces students to the central categories of Christian theology as these loci have been developed in what the Christian tradition has called Systematic Theology.  The course will focus on how these major doctrinal themes have been articulated in the Reformed Protestant tradition, and set this perspective in dialogue with other traditional, contemporary, and ecumenical perspectives in theology.  Each topic will be explored in relation to its classical formulation as well as with reference to modern (and postmodern) reassessments of the classical tradition in the cultural and global context of the Christian churches in the 21st century.  Lectures,  weekly reflection assignments, final essay.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: John A. Vissers
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNP3372HS  L0101

Preaching Practicum: 1 Corinthians

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course focuses on a pastoral interpretation of 1 Corinthians and how this letter may be proclaimed in the life of the church today. Through an investigation of letter structure, a social cultural reading, congregational studies, and homiletical theory this course will seek to elucidate the possibilities of Paul's letter for preaching today. Prerequisites: Introductory courses in both preaching and New Testament.

AD students enrol in KNP6372HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Dorcas Gordon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRT1101HS  L0101

Systematic Theology

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Offers an overview of the principles, resources, and central themes of Christian theology - revelation, the doctrines of the Trinity, the person and work of Jesus Christ, and humanity in relation to God. Discussion paper, final exam, class participation.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
RGP6688HS  L0101

Integration for Ministry II

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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. One integration paper and mission statement. Pass/Fail for BD students; grade given for AD students.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3688HS.

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

09:00 to 11:00

SAT3643HS  L0101

Theology of Religions and Interfaith Dialogue

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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

Schedule: Tuesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ephrem Nariculam
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology

9:00 to 11:00

RGP3688HS  L0101

Integration for Ministry II

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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. One integration paper and mission statement. Pass/Fail for BD students; grade given for AD students.

AD students enrol in RGP6688HS.

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

09:00 to 11:00

KNP6372HS  L0101

Preaching Practicum: 1 Corinthians

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course focuses on a pastoral interpretation of 1 Corinthians and how this letter may be proclaimed in the life of the church today. Through an investigation of letter structure, a social cultural reading, congregational studies, and homiletical theory this course will seek to elucidate the possibilities of Paul's letter for preaching today. Prerequisites: Introductory courses in both preaching and New Testament.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNP3372HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Dorcas Gordon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

9:00 to 11:00

SAB2677HS  L0101

Johannine Literature

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to the gospel and letters of John concerning authorship, unity, historicity and the situation of the Johannine church. Exploration of basic themes in this tradition and what they reveal about the life of Jesus and believing in him. Exegesis of selected passages from the Gospel and 1 John. Lectures, discussions, midterm exam, paper, final exam. Prerequisite: An Introduction to New Testament course.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Walter Werbylo
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 30

9:00 to 15:00

RGT2810HS  L0101

Pastoral Competency

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A review of the moral, pastoral and canonical principles of sound ministerial practice in the Roman Catholic tradition, along with an intensive practicum. Online component, lecture, discussion, tutoring. For lay students and ordination candidates in the M.Div. program at Regis College only. Oral Examination for pass/fail credit. Prerequisite: permission of the Regis College M.Div. Director.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9:00 to 15:00
Schedule Notes: Apr 12 (S), 14-17 (M-R), 21-22 (M-T) 2014
Instructors: Gordon Rixon
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 12
Enrollment Notes: Max 12

9:30 to 12:30

ICH5155HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013

Albert Eckhart Porete

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This seminar examines Meister Ekhart's mystical discours and its conceptual configuration as a 'contradictory monism' against the backdrop of the "Dioysian" tradition of Albert the Great (and Thomas Aquinas) and the current efflorescence of women's mysticism represented by Marguerite Porete

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Robert Sweetman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

11:00 to 13:00

WYT5568HS  L0101

Barth on the Human Creature

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A seminar course in which "Church Dogmatics III/2" will be studied. The topics: the human in the cosmos; the human as an object of theological knowledge; the human as a creature of God, and as the covenant partner of God; the human as body and soul; the human in time. Weekly readings, class participation; an in-class presentation; an oral examination.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Demson
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMT3020HS  L0101

Interwined Texts: Bible and Qur'an in Dialogue

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Interfaith dialogue has many avenues, of which reading each other’s sacred texts is one of the most conducive to building understanding.  The scriptures of Islam, Judaism and Christianity are particularly suited to this venture, because of the shared narratives, which demonstrate both commonalities and profound differences.   This course focuses on narratives shared between the Bible and the Quran and how major Muslim, Christian, and Jewish scholars have approached the relationship between the texts across the ages. The course examines scholars such as Tabari (d. 923), Ibn Kathir (d. 1373), Abraham Geiger (d. 1874), W. St. Clair Tisdall (d.1929), Angelika Neuwirth and others.  Students will learn the difference between author- and reader-oriented approaches, influence theory and intertextuality, and how different presuppositions can impact how the texts and their relationship are read.  Students will also have the opportunity to engage in scripture-based interfaith dialogue and to experience first-hand how some of the established and developing approaches are practiced.

AD students enrol in EMT6020HS.

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

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TRP2875HS  L0101

Music in World Religions

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course explores world religions through music, one of the most universal features of human life. It will focus on the various traditions and phenomena of religious music in comparative perspective, and examine the way in which music reflects the religious tenets and has been used as a means of interacting with the divine. Covering seven of the major religions.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 341
EMT2812HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/11/06

Qur'an II: Islamic Thought and the Bible

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The Bible and the Qur'an share many stories with common characters, such as Adam, Abraham, and Saul. Although there is some overlapping between the Bible and Quranic accounts, they demonstrate profound differences, which scholars have read in diverse ways across the ages. This course will explore the various ways this nexus has been treated in both western and traditional Muslim scholarship and how developments in literary theory can shed light on how the relationship between the texts is read. Seminars, short lectures, readings. Reflection/reading response papers:45%; Class participation: 10%

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Nevin Reda
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TXH3806HS  L0101

Calvin, Wesley, & Canada

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will look at the Reformed and Methodist traditions associated with the theologies of John Calvin and John Wesley, their roots, development, and intersection, particularly in Canada. Themes such as mission, evangelism, engagement with society, theological convergences and controversies will be explored, with specific reference to The Presbyterian Church in Canada, The United Church of Canada, and their antecedent denominations. Lectures and discussion. Evaluation: Informed participation in group discussions; mid-term writing assignment; final project. This course will be held at Knox College

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Phyllis D. Airhart, Stuart Macdonald
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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TRB1007HS  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Through the experience of reading and reflecting on the entire text of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament as well as key select passages, participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the sources, history, and development of the canonical books in critical relation to their place in ancient Near Eastern culture and history. Attention will be given to issues such as call, covenant, law, ritual, kingship, prophetic movements, reform movements, exile/deportation and return, wisdom and apocalyptic as shaping forces in biblical identity. Lectures and exegetical sessions will seek to assist participants with methodologies that will build their confidence and competence in engaging the texts in the context of the pastoral life of the church and in relation to contemporary culture and discourse.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Walter Deller
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
SAP3301HS  L0101

Advanced Homiletics

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Advanced Homiletics is a one-semester course that follows Introduction to Homiletics. This course gives students an opportunity to develop a theology of preaching based on the discussions of the survey of the tradition of Catholic preaching in Introduction to Homiletics and through opportunities to preach. Students will employ those characteristics of outstanding preaching as determined in Introduction to Homiletics. This course also gives students an opportunity to develop critical peer and self-assessment skills. Lectures, online postings, preaching, presentations and papers.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Peter Lovrick
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 14
RGP6272HS  L0101

The Spiritual Journey

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will look at the spiritual journey as it is depicted from scripture to the present day. It will examine texts from different religious traditions and cultures to explore the basic human understanding of a person as pilgrim. The course is of note: to those interested in (1) spirituality both theoretical and practical; (2) discernment; (3) cultural history; (4) narrative theology; (5) interdisciplinary studies. For BD students : papers and intelligent class participation. For AD students: papers, a major paper and intelligent class participation.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3272HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
EMP6662HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/04/22

Peacebuilding and Spriruality in El Salvador

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course explores the way theological ideas become operationalized in a social movement, using El Salvador as a case study. Students will visit El Salvador under the guidance of Chance alas, who operationalized the tenets of liberation theology to establish the first Christian base communities in El Salvador and continues to work on El Salvadoran religious peacebuilding. Subjects covered include the implication of theology in the colonization of Latin America, the emergence of liberation theology and Christian base communities , and current activities in peacebuilding involving theology, economics, ecology, and Mayan and settler spirituality. Students must attend a day of preparation, seven days of travel in El Salvador, and a day of post-travel debriefing.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMP3662HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNP6490HS  L0101

Theories of Contemporary Christian Education

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

What has been happening in theories of contemporary Christian Education? This course will explore a brief history of, and trends in Christian Education up to modern times, and study important contemporary Christian Education theories from the west and east. Through watching a few movies, we will analyze educational theories behind the movies applying theories we learned. Then we will formulate our own Christian Education theories for today's church and society. Seminar, lecture, a short presentation (15%), lead a seminar (30%), and major final paper (40%). Class participation (15%).

Basic Degree students enrol in KNP3490HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Nam Soon Song
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGP3272HS  L0101

The Spiritual Journey

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will look at the spiritual journey as it is depicted from scripture to the present day. It will examine texts from different religious traditions and cultures to explore the basic human understanding of a person as pilgrim.
Learning objectives: 1. An exploration through spirituality of what it means to be human; 2. An examination of a history of spirituality; 3. An examination of some guides, compasses, maps and techniques of exploration of the territory called ?the spiritual life.? The course is of note: to those interested in 1. spirituality both theoretical and practical; 2. discernment; 3. cultural history; 4. Narrative theology; 5. Interdisciplinary studies. For Basic Degree students: papers and intelligent class participation. For Advanced Degree students: papers, a major paper, and intelligent class participation.

AD students enrol in RGP6272HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
KNP3490HS  L0101

Theories of Contemporary Christian Education

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

What has been happening in theories of contemporary Christian Education? This course will explore a brief history of, and trends in Christian Education up to modern times, and study important contemporary Christian Education theories from the west and east. Through watching a few movies, we will analyze educational theories behind the movies, applying theories we learned. Then we will formulate our own Christian Education theories for today's church and society. Seminar, lecture, a short presentation (15%), lead a seminar (30%) and major final paper (40%), class participation (15%).

AD students enrol in KNP6490HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Nam Soon Song
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMH1010HS  L0101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  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. Lectures, class discussion of readings, 1 research essay, 1 reflection paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: T. Allan Smith
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYJ1111HS  L0101

The Word is Near You: Scripture, Reading and Theological Exegesis

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This is a foundational course in theological exegesis. It explores the implications of reading Scripture as Word of God, as witness to the gospel, and as dramatic 'script' for the church's mission. It poses the fundamental question "what does it mean to read a text?" in particular contexts of interpretation. As a text case, we will spend several weeks engaged in close reading of the Gospel of John.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina, J. Glen Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMT6020HS  L0101

Interwined Texts: Bible and Qur'an in Dialogue

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Interfaith dialogue has many avenues, of which reading each other’s sacred texts is one of the most conducive to building understanding.  The scriptures of Islam, Judaism and Christianity are particularly suited to this venture, because of the shared narratives, which demonstrate both commonalities and profound differences.   This course focuses on narratives shared between the Bible and the Quran and how major Muslim, Christian, and Jewish scholars have approached the relationship between the texts across the ages. The course examines scholars such as Tabari (d. 923), Ibn Kathir (d. 1373), Abraham Geiger (d. 1874), W. St. Clair Tisdall (d.1929), Angelika Neuwirth and others.  Students will learn the difference between author- and reader-oriented approaches, influence theory and intertextuality, and how different presuppositions can impact how the texts and their relationship are read.  Students will also have the opportunity to engage in scripture-based interfaith dialogue and to experience first-hand how some of the established and developing approaches are practiced.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMT3020HS.

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

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Afternoon Courses

13:30 to 16:30

ICT3776HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/07/18

Feminist Social Thought

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will explore current contributions to the field of feminist social thought. We will read from figures such as Gloria Anzaldu, Seyla Benhabib, Judith Butler, Nancy Fraser, and Chandra Mohanty on various ways of understanding the relationships between gendered identities and sociopolitical states of affairs.

AD students enrol in ICT6776HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Shannon Hoff
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

13:45 to 14:45

ICH5752HS  L0101

With/Out Reason: Art and Imagination in the Western Tradition

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This seminar will explore the special relationship of the arts to the concept of the imagination in the history of Western thought. It will also consider the implications this relationship was had for art's role in the areas of theology and ethics, areas in which reason has been thought to fail in providing adequate knowledge.

Schedule: Tuesday, 13:45 to 14:45
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological

14:00 to 16:00

RGT6333HS  L0101

Transformative Dynamics of Grace

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Participants explore the biblical sources, historical development, systematic elaboration, ecumenical context and transformative social implications of the doctrine of grace. Written assignments are varied in order to help participants sort out the different tasks involved in doing theology and progress toward a final synthetic case study. 3000 Level: lectures, quizzes, short papers. 6000 Level: lectures, seminar, book review, research paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3333HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Jeremy Wilkins
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
SAP3331HS  L0101

Preaching Practicum

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

This pass/fail course offered to seminarians in their last semester at St. Augustine provides opportunities to investigate preaching from a Catholic perspective, discuss questions on homiletics, read key documents from the Church on preaching, preach, give feedback to fellow preachers, and reflect on the feedback received in class. Students will be assessed on a pass/fail basis for two homilies given in class, one paper on a theology of preaching, and two self-assessments.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Peter Lovrick
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGT3333HS  L0101

Transformative Dynamics of Grace

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Participants explore the biblical sources, historical development, systematic elaboration, ecumenical context and transformative social implications of the doctrine of grace. Written assignments are varied in order to help participants sort out the different tasks involved in doing theology and progress toward a final synthetic case study. 3000 Level: lectures, quizzes, short papers. 6000 Level: lectures, seminar, book review, research paper.

AD students enrol in RGT6333HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Jeremy Wilkins
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
EMP5120HS  L0101

Liturgical Theology

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The study of liturgy as a praxis-based source of theology through a survey of seminal thinkers in classical and contemporary liturgical studies. A consideration of liturgical methodology and hermeneutics, the relationship between liturgy and theology, liturgy and culture, worship and ethics, as well as the impact of the ecumenical liturgical movement, feminist theology and emerging postcolonial perspectives. Weekly 2-hour doctoral seminar, lectures, presentations, readings, major paper. Participation, seminar presentation and facilitation, 30%; major paper,70%.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: William Kervin
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 3
KNB3232HS  L0101

Bible in Context: Amos

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course uses the book of Amos as a means of introducing the covenantal values that lay beneath Israel's approach to social justice. Through a site visit and classroom activities, students will reflect on the Church's call to social justice and the way in which this can be realised in the lives of individuals and congregations. Additional emphasis will be placed on the content and shape of the book of Amos and the task of interpreting it as Scripture of the Church. Lecture. Written assignments, site visit, and final paper. Intro to OT (KNB1006) or equivalent, plus any 2000 level Bible course.

AD students enrol in KNB6232HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNB6232HS  L0101

Bible in Context: Amos

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course uses the book of Amos as a means of introducing the covenantal values that lay beneath Israel's approach to social justice. Through a site visit and classroom activities, students will reflect on the Church's call to social justice and the way in which this can be realised in the lives of individuals and congregations. Additional emphasis will be placed on the content and shape of the book of Amos and the task of interpreting it as Scripture of the Church. Lecture. Written assignments, site visit, and final paper. Intro to OT (KNB1006) or equivalent, plus any 2000 level Bible course.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNB3232HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Brian Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYF3010HS  L0101

Theological Integration Seminar

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is based on the theological conviction that knowing the Triune God is inseparable from participating in a particular community and its practices participation which is the work of God's Holy Spirit. We will examine the purpose of congregational life in light of our own discipleship and calls to leadership in ministry. We will examine the purpose of building up congregations, discipleship making, worship, pastoral care and the pastoral offices of baptism (adult & children), weddings, and funerals. Short lectures, class discussion. Grading is based on class participation, short assignments, quizzes and a final paper. Students take this course in conjunction with their field education placement.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Annette Brownlee
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMT2402HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/01/06

Introduction to Liturgy

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is an introduction to the history, theology and pastoral practice of Christian liturgy. Topics include: the role of ritual and symbol in human life, the historical development of Christian worship in both East and West, the relationship of liturgy to society and culture, liturgical theology, and critical approaches to liturgical practice. Lectures, readings, discussions, online postings, class presentation, research paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Christian McConnell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNP2101HS  L0101

Worship Practicum

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Building on introductory worship courses, this course will explore worship as a theological practice. It will examine a series of topics related to the development of worship leadership skills, nurturing community through worship, and effective worship practices for the contemporary church. the first part of the course will ask the question; How do we as worship leaders understand the realities facing worshipping communities in the twenty-first century? The second part of the course asks: How do we as worship leaders practice evaluation and discernment in a diverse and dynamic twenty-first century context?

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Sarah Travis
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYP1609HS  L0101

Community Development: The Art of Facilitation and Workshop Design

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

At the core of every community developer is a commitment to transformational teaching which unleashes with in people the competencies to change their local community. Individual and group learning is possible when community members are treated with respect, fell sage to explore new ideas and can readily apply new learning to their present context. Base on both the theory and practice of adult learning and the biblical principle of discipleship, participants will step closer to peace and well-being.
This course is also valuable for lay and ordained leaders in the church who may be called to lead adult Christian education courses, focus groups or other organizational meetings.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: W. Clayton Rowe
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMB5201HS  L0101

The Book of Isaiah

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A seminar examining the Book of Isaiah with attention to its literary development, historical context(s), theological emphases, etc. Hebrew. Participation, research paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYH1010HS  L0101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 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: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Alan L. Hayes
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TXT5590HS  L0101

Two Swiss Radicals - Karl Barth and Hans Urs von Balthasar

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Committed to Christ, configured by their respective traditions, clearly friends, these two theologians were respectful at all times in their dialogue, distinctive in their differences and exemplified ecumenism in the academy and at the level of pastoral interchange. The Twentieth century Christian world was indebted to the work of Karl Barth and Hans Urs von Balthasar; this course is a chance to learn why and what impact their theology has in the twenty first century.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding, Joseph Mangina
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 22
EMH3813HS  L0101

The History of Christianity in the United States

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine the history of Christianity in the United States, within the context of how Christianity, the development of its theology, leadership, practice and expressions, have related to the cultural and public life of the nation. Lectures and discussions. Evaluation: informed participation in group discussions, both in-class and on-line, and a couple of writing assignments. 

AD students enrol in EMH6813HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Mark G. Toulouse
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 15
Additional Notes: This course fulfills the designated elective in history.

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TRP2622HS  L0101

God's Mission and the Church

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Building on focuses drawn from the book of Acts, participants will reflect on understandings of God’s Mission and the Church’s part that the mission, particularly in diversity of ministries in service of that mission.  The course will draw on texts from Genesis, Isaiah, Luke and Romans, and as well as patristic, liturgical, spiritual writings and sermonic writing.  Examining history of mission and the church, and contemporary congregational mission theory, we will consider alternative images and paradigms of mission.  Lectures and book discussion sessions will seek to build participants’ critical skill particularly in relation to conflict, healing, culture, pluriformity, and proclamation as part of mission.  Participants will be required to meet and interview individuals involved in diverse forms of ministry in the community to develop their own vocational discernment and gain practical awareness of the issues, challenges and kills involved in differing forms of Spirit-led developments as congregations seek to participate and live God’s mission.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Walter Deller
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
EMH6813HS  L0101

The History of Christianity in the United States

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine the history of Christianity in the United States, within the context of how Christianity, the development of its theology, leadership, practice and expressions, have related to the cultural and public life of the nation. Lectures and discussions. Evaluation: informed participation in group discussions, both in-class and on-line, and a couple of writing assignments.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMH3813HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Mark G. Toulouse
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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SAT1703HS  L0101

Scholastic Philosophical Concepts

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An introduction to scholastic terms and concepts in the context of their use in the philosophical theology of Thomas Aquinas. Readings cover texts that treat the existence and attributes of God, being and essence, form and matter, substance and accident, the human soul and its faculties, happiness, human action, and natural law. Lectures, discussion; short papers, essay, and final exam.

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

16:00 to 18:00

EMB2014HS  L0101

Biblical Hebrew II

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The goal of Biblical Hebrew I and its adjoining course 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

RGT3436HS  L0101

Sacremental Theology

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Sacraments of baptism, confirmation, Eucharist, reconciliation, anointing of the sick, orders, and marriage as symbols of the world, challenge to human existence, life functions of the Church and features of Christology and revelation. Lectures, seminars, mid-term papers and final paper. Short paper on Symbol and Sacrament, total 20%; four short papers on one of the sacraments, 10% each (total 40%); three case study critiques for in-class discussion, total 10%; one final paper, total 30%.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Margaret Lavin
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGT2222HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/04/02

God One and Triune

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Close textual study of the Scriptural sources and dogmatic development of the church's reflection on the identity of the God who is revealed in Jesus the Christ. Students develop a systemic understanding of this material, leading to a personal and critical appropriation of the tradition in light of preparation for pastoral and theological leadership in the Church. Assignments: exegetical paper, 3 learning reports, take home final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

17:00 to 19:00

SMP3427HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/01/06

Catholic Schools as Faith Community: Can Institutions Believe?

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

In this course you will examine from a theological and religious educational perspective how the Catholic school is understood and expected to be a faith community. The course will also build on sociology and political history to help you situate your discourse about schools and community. Your research and discussion will focus on ways in which Catholic schools can more closely appropriate aspects of a Catholic faith community, in the vision of Vatican II, and where they must acknowledge and respect their limitations in doing this. Models for building faith communities within a Catholic school will be developed by students.

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Richard Shields
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

17:30 to 19:30

EMP3266HS  L0101

Spirituality and Health

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · 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: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: This course fulfills the Spirituality at EM designated elective. 

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EMP3521HS  L0101

Professional Ethics in Pastoral Ministry/Spiritual Care

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This integrative BD course applies best practice in professional ethics to pastoral ministry/spiritual care, especially for students in the clinical (CPE), counselling (PCE) and social service streams.

The course has three objectives: The first notes the "basic elements" of ethical reasoning which shape contemporary understandings of professional ethics in the healing professions. Special focus is placed on the distinctive opportunities and challenges theological (Christian and other) ethics offers to this discourse in terms of vocation & profession. This will include how faith narratives (especially the student's own) and a theological concept like discipleship can influence professional ethos. The second objective addresses how these "basic elements" are codified in terms of professional conduct and competencies within the specific practices of pastoral/spiritual care. Here the course comparatively explores several concrete professional codes of ethics, with a specific focus on the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) code of ethics. Finally, the course facilitates sharpening the focus of the two previous objectives by contextually integrating theoretical ethics in three ways: (1) by raising questions of practical concern through the use of cases from institutional (healthcare, church, mosque and otherwise) and private practice; · (2) by having the student grapple with her/his own experience and understanding of professional ethics/values, and (3) by having students write their own "statement of commitment to ministry," a paper which is critically reflective -and resourced in the literature- in regards to their professional responsibilities for their future ministry. This course meets the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) ethics requirement for certification programs in Supervised Pastoral Education (CPE & PCE).

Schedule: Tuesday, 17:30 to 19:30
Instructors: Christopher E. De Bono
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 10

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EMP1431HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2013/11/08

Education and Faith Formation

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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: Tuesday, 17:30 to 19:30
Instructors: Johanna Selles
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 15

18:00 to 20:00

SMF3010HS  L4101 · Cancelled on 2013/12/18

Theological Reflection Seminar

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Burlington Site

After completion of Supervised Field Placement, students meet as peers to learn and practice a method of theological reflection on their pastoral practice. Focused on theological, cultural, and personal dimensions of students' ministry practice and their developing pastoral identity. Reading, pastoral situation analysis presentation, short weekly papers, synthesis essay and interview.

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: 1 credit for students who completed 100 hour supervised field placement. Classes will be held at Corpus Christi Secondary School 5150 Upper Middle Road, Burlington, ON L7L 0E5
SMP3608HY  L4101 · Cancelled on 2013/12/18

MACL Practicum

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Burlington Site

This course comprises the summative exercise for the Master of Arts in Catholic Leadership (MACL) program. Students will complete a learning contract. At least 100 hours of placement, and a final reflection paper or project. Students must have completed at least 12 courses in the MACL to register.

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: This course is reserved for St. Michael's Master of Arts in Catholic Leadership students. Please register through the St. Michael's Student Services Office.
RGB2708HS  L0101

Letter of Paul

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A survey of Pauline literature with a discussion of such themes as Paul's background and conversion, his teaching concerning the parousia, the resurrection of Christ and the faithful, hope, justification, the cross, love, community, ethics, Israel, etc. Discussion, written assignments.

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 42

19:00 to 21:00

TRT2802HS  L0101

Beyond Homelessness

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A study of the nature of postmodern homelessness in the light of a theological and phenomenological analysis of homecoming and homemaking. Biblical themes such as creation, exodus, covenant, land and kingdom will be interpreted in the context of present experiences of social homelessness, geo-political violence, international refugees, disconnectedness to the earth and an overwhelming sense of being nomads without roots in any place of community. Seminar. Evaluation: Class Participation 25%, reflection papers or one major essay 75%.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Brian Walsh
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: CRC Wycliffe
SMH3874HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/01/06

Immigrant Spirituality and Canadian Religions

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Canada is a nation of immigrants, and the Canadian religions are the religions of immigrants. The waves of religious immigrants will be studied including 17C French, 18C Irish and Scottish, 19C German, Polish, Jewish, and Ukrainian immigrants; 20C English, Italian, and Portuguese to the more recent Caribbean, Filipino, Chinese, Tamils, Vietnamese, and Korean religionists. The attitudes of Euro-Canadians will be examined as they progress from Anglo-Celtic Calvinism to Canadian secular multiculturalism. The techniques of archival research, historical analysis, and historiography will be explored. Seminar presentation and research paper. Class Presentation 30%; Research Essay 40%; Collaborative Recapitulation (open book exam) 30%.

AD students enrol in SMH6874HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Terence Fay, S.J.
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMH6874HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/01/06

Immigrant Spirituality and Canadian Religions

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Canada is a nation of immigrants, and the Canadian religions are the religions of immigrants. The waves of religious immigrants will be studied including 17C French, 18C Irish and Scottish, 19C German, Polish, Jewish, and Ukrainian immigrants; 20C English, Italian, and Portuguese to the more recent Caribbean, Filipino, Chinese, Tamils, Vietnamese, and Korean religionists. The attitudes of Euro-Canadians will be examined as they progress from Anglo-Celtic Calvinism to Canadian secular multiculturalism. The techniques of archival research, historical analysis, and historiography will be explored. Seminar presentation and research paper. Class Presentation 30%; Research Essay 40%; Collaborative Recapitulation (open book exam) 30%.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMH3874HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Terence Fay, S.J.
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNP1446HS  L0101

Intro to Educational Ministry

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · 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: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Nam Soon Song
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAP2471HS  L0101

The Psychology of Faith Development

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A reflection upon the role of psychology in religious education as a way to understand faith development (James W. Fowler) and/or human transcendence (Bernard J.F. Lonergan). Some time will be given to Ignatian and Carmelite spirituality as samples of structuring spirituality. Readings, two short papers, integrative paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: John Yake
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
WYB1009HS  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture for the Church: Part II

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to Old Testament literature and history, with emphasis on application within the church. Readings, written assignments and final paper or exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

19:00 to 22:00

ICT5763HS  L0101

Metaphysics after Auschwitz: Adorno's Negative Dialectics

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

No serious philosopher after Kant has been able to avoid his critique of metaphysical speculations about God, the soul, and the meaning of existence. The horrors of recent history give added urgency to such questions. Theodor W. Adorno has posed these issues in dramatic and decisive ways. This seminar studies his reflections in Negative Dialectics on the status of metaphysics "after Auschwitz."

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Lambert Zuidervaart
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Permission of the instructor
TRH2459HS  L0101

Old Testament: the Orthodox/Eastern Christian Understanding

Offered in Winter 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Evaluation of the possibility of interaction or dialogue between Orthodox theoria-reading, which understands the OT eschatologically in reference to the new, and modern Western historical-critical approached to reading the OT text. Short theological-exegetical exercise; longer essay. Recommended preparation TRT2110H.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Richard Schneider
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213

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Course Timetable for Tuesday: Winter of 2014

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