Course Timetable for Wednesday: Fall of 2013

Morning Courses

1100 to 1300

SAP2112HF  L0101

Introduction to Liturgy of Roman Rite

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

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

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

09:00 to 11:00

RGT5239HF  L0101

Kenosis

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Gill Goulding
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22

9:00 to 11:00

SAP2708HF  L0101

Pastoral Norms: Sacraments

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ivan P. Camilleri
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
WYP2118HF  L0101

Anglican Liturgics

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: F. Dean Mercer
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Tutorial to follow class from 11:00 to 12 noon
TRT5948HF  L0101

Critical Theory of Religion from a Psychoanalytic Perspective

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Marsha A. Hewitt
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 248
EMH6371HF  L0101

Varieties of North American Christianity

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

Topics for the seminar will vary from year to year but will focus on issues related to approaches to spiritual formation and the relationships between individual experience, social transformation, and institutional identity in North American contexts. Seminar format involving student leadership; discussion of assigned readings, presentation of research.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMH3371HF.

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

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EMH3371HF  L0101

Varieties of North American Christianity

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

Topics for the seminar will vary from year to year but will focus on issues related to approaches to spiritual formation and the relationships between individual experience, social transformation, and institutional identity in North American contexts. Seminar format involving student leadership; discussion of assigned readings, presentation of research.

AD students enrol in EMH6371HF.

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

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EMT2902HF  L0101

Christian Ethics in Context

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

This orientation to several dimensions of Christian ethics - language, sources, norms, methods and concerns - aims to foster ethical awareness for dealing with moral challenges in personal, social, and church/religious life.  To practice Canadian ethical reflection, these dimensions are introduced with reference to several concrete social issues and the public vocation of Christian ethics.  Lectures, case studies, conversations; 3 essays (on moral formation; a text engagement paper, and a final paper on a mentor in Christian ethics, on professional ministry ethics, or on wealth and property). Prerequisites: basic Bible and theology.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Marilyn J. Legge
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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KNT2431HF  L0101

Church Ministry Sacraments: Presbyterian and Reformed Views

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAJ1501HY  L0101

Introduction to Ecclesiastical Latin

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Carla De Santis, TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Min: 8 · Crosslisted to: Theological
TRB1501HF  L0101

Introduction to the New Testament

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

This course is an introduction to the four canonical Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles, as well as to exegetical method in the study of the New Testament. Weekly lectures, compulsory tutorial; assigned papers; final exam or integrative paper. Class is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tutorial is from 11 a.m. to noon.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Steinhauser
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
RGB1501HF  L0101

An Introduction to the New Testament

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Scott M. Lewis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 42
TRP2202HF  L0101

Spiritual Formation in the Anglican Tradition

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Lisa Wang
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 211

9:00 to 12:00

EMB1003HF  L0101

Old Testament I

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB5615HF  L0101

Synoptic Problem

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Investigation of history of solutions to the Synoptic Problem from the eighteenth century to the present. Special attention to revival of the Griesbach hypothesis and to recent advances in the Two-Document Hypothesis. Seminar and seminar paper. Prerequisite: Greek and either German or French. Cross-listed to Religion as RLG3243H

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: John S. Kloppenborg
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

9:30 to 12:30

ICT6702HF  L0101

Religion, Life and Society: Reformational Philosophy

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3702HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Lambert Zuidervaart
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
ICT3702HF  L0101

Religion, Life and Society: Reformational Philosophy

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

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

AD students enrol in ICT6702HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Lambert Zuidervaart
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

10:00 to 13:00

WYP1501HF  L0101

The Basics of Personal and Pastoral Care

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

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

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

11:00 to 13:00

SMT2242HF  L0101

Christology

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Attridge
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 36
SMH3102HF  L0101

Early Christianity and Judaism

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

This course will examine the historical, religious, political, economic and social contexts of the birth of Christianity in the Holy Lands.  Special attention will be paid to the various relationships of Christian communities’ with Judaism, including the Jews revolts, the Minim and Ebionite controversies, the impact of the development of holy places of worship and pilgrimage, spirituality and monasticism, and the role of Roman and Byzantine emperors in the spread of Christianity.  The course will also deal with the Dead Sea Scrolls and other archaeological discoveries from the period.

AD students enrol in SMH6102HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 12
SMH6102HF  L0101

Early Christianity and Judaism

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

This course will examine the historical, religious, political, economic and social contexts of the birth of Christianity in the Holy Lands.  Special attention will be paid to the various relationships of Christian communities’ with Judaism, including the Jews revolts, the Minim and Ebionite controversies, the impact of the development of holy places of worship and pilgrimage, spirituality and monasticism, and the role of Roman and Byzantine emperors in the spread of Christianity.  The course will also deal with the Dead Sea Scrolls and other archaeological discoveries from the period.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMH3102HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 12
SAH2424HF  L0101

Modern History of the Catholic Church

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

This course is an overview of the modern era of ecclesiastical history.  Beginning with the “Enlightenment”, we will examine the relationship between the Catholic Church and the world until Vatican II.  In the way we will look at the age of revolution, what new ideas like liberalism meant and how popes of the nineteenth century sought to deal with them.  The worldwide missionary experience of the Catholic Church at the time, as well as the rich history of Canadian Catholicism will be discussed.  Pius IX, Vatican I and the pontificate of Leo XIII will be a key part of the course, as well an examination of the issues that the Church had to confront in the twentieth century, such as world wars and the holocaust.  Light will be shed on these topics trough assigned readings, biographical studies and the study of examples of art and architecture from the period.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: James (Séamus) P. Hogan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRP3523HF  L0101

Foundations in the Psychology of Counselling

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marsha A. Hewitt
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 211
TRT1711HF  L0101

Introduction to Philosophy of Religion

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

Primer for theological students with little or no background in philosophical thought. Attention to revolutionary developments in philosophical thought and how they have influenced development of Christian faith. Book analysis, exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Donald Wiebe
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
TRT6566HF  L0101

Studies in Anglican Theology

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

Theology of grace in representative Anglican theologians, including Thomas Cranmer, Richard Hooker, the Caroline Divines, the Tractarians, F.D. Maurice, Lux Mundi and William Temple. Prerequisite: introductory course in theology.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRT3566HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
KNP2548HF  L0101

Pastoral Care: Self, Family, Congregation

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Pamela McCarroll
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT3651HF  L0101

Theologies of Luther & Calvin

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

This course of lectures will examine Luther's writings on the theology of the cross and on human freedom; and Calvin's writings on Scripture and the Christian life. Weekly readings and final examination (oral or written).

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Demson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
TRT3566HF  L0101

Studies in Anglican Theology

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

Theology of grace in representative Anglican theologians, including Thomas Cranmer, Richard Hooker, the Caroline Divines, the Tractarians, F.D. Maurice, Lux Mundi and William Temple. Prerequisite: introductory course in theology.

AD students enrol in TRT6566HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
RGH3755HF  L0101

Eastern Christian icons

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

Emphasis on the history of the iconoclastic controversy and ecumenical councils, especially for the development of Christology. Readings from Nicaea II, Theodore the Studite, John of Damascus and Theodore Abu Qurrah. Iconography and spirituality. Church visit. Lectures-seminar, reflection papers, major paper. Prerequisite: Three courses from the Theological or Historical departments.

AD students enrol in RGH6755HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGH6755HF  L0101

Eastern Christian icons

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

Emphasis on the history of the iconoclastic controversy and ecumenical councils, especially for the development of Christology. Readings from Nicaea II, Theodore the Studite, John of Damascus and Theodore Abu Qurrah. Iconography and spirituality. Church visit. Lectures-seminar, reflection papers, major paper. Prerequisite: Three courses from the Theological or Historical departments.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGH3755HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Jaroslav Z. Skira
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
WYP2618HF  L0101

Gospel, Church & Culture

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Judy Paulsen
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNP5021HF  L0101

Culture and Practical Ministry

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Nam Soon Song
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMF3130HF  L0101

Ministry Integration Seminar

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

This course is an opportunity for students to practice integrating their pastoral, practical experience (congregational leadership, supervised internship and/or site placement) with their more theoretical learnings from previous course work. With instructors, teaching assistants and classmates, each student will identify where their experience has helped them identify gaps in their preparation for ministry.  Students will be encouraged to understand that the questions and feelings that present themselves at the intersection of what ministry asks of them and what they do not yet have to offer, are guides leading to new learning and growth.  Attending to these feelings and questions is a life-long exercise.

 

As part of a community of active learning, each student will be supported in identifying focused learning needs and developing pathways to address those needs.  Using the perspective that every learner is a teacher, and every teacher is a learner, each student will make a class presentation and participate in collaborative communal education through group discussion and peer learning groups.  Individual learning will be demonstrated in a variety of ways.  Through these means, students will practice the integration of theoretical and practical theological activity that will further equip them to offer resilient, adaptive, vibrant leadership in ministry.  Evaluation: class presentation, attendance, assignments, final paper. 

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Stephen Willey
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Practicum
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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Afternoon Courses

16:00 to 18:00

EMB1511HF  L0101

Elementary New Testament Greek I

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

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

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: John Egger
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5

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17:00 to 19:00

SMJ5500HF  L0101

Research Methods

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

Trends, key questions, and methods of research for advanced theological studies in biblical, historical, pastoral and systematic theology (including ethics). Bibliographic tools, electronic resources. Lectures and seminars. Required of all MA students. Readings, reaction papers, library/bibliographic assignment, short research paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: John L. McLaughlin
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: This is an inter-disciplinary course that is cross-listed to the Biblical, Historical, Pastoral Theological and Theological Departments.
SMB3940HF  L0101

Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus

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

Urban development of Jerusalem from the beginning of the Hasmonean period (100 BCE) and its expansion and enhancement under Herod the Great. How much of this Jerusalem did Jesus see and know? Historical and Archeological data amplifies the Biblical text. We will also consider the problems of the Temple Mount: definition and location of sanctity, water installations, entertainment structures as well as defining and elucidating the location of Jesus' trial before Pontius Pilate. Informed attendance and participation in class discussion. Final paper.

AD students enrol in SMB6940HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMB6940HF  L0101

Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus

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

The purpose of this course is to bring forth the urban development of the Holy City from the 6th century BC when the repatriates from Babylon rebuilt the city and the Temple. After the Babylonian exile, the city was reconstructed in its former limits but later extended even more. Because of the ability to follow the development of the city, one can contribute nowadays to the authenticity of the holy sites and understand what kind of city Christ saw when he came to the city. This study is possible thanks to the scriptures and Archeology, which revealed great sections of that city that the Romans covered in the second century AD and so they disappeared. The discrepancies between the various sources describing Jerusalem will also be discussed and analyzed and so cast more light on the Gospel descriptions of the city. The scriptures are not books of history and therefore their descriptions are far from detailed and it is to us to complete the views of the city with the help of archeology and the knowledge that comes from later sources. All this will be dealt with in the course.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMB3940HF.

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

17:30 to 19:30

EMT3412HF  L0101

Confessing Our Faith

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:30 to 19:30
Instructors: Michael Bourgeois
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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EMH2210HF  L0101

History of Christianity III (1648-present)

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:30 to 19:30
Instructors: Brian Clarke
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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19:00 to 21:00

SMP2600HF  L0101

Theology of Ministry

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Christian McConnell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRT2504HF  L0101

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

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Maria-Fotini Polidoulis-Kapsalis
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
TRT2942HF  L0101

Ethics and Society

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

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

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Donald Wiebe
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
WYT1106HF  L0101

Introduction to Missional Theology

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

This course seeks both to introduce the different theological subspecialties, even as it orients the whole enterprise. It uses as its organizing concept that of mission. This also brings into play questions of our own cultural moment and the practical task of the church. Lectures, tutorials. Evaluation: class participation, two short reflection papers, one major paper.

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

19:00 to 21:50

CGB1011HF  L4101

Reading and Teaching the Old Testament

Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Waterloo Site

This course will study the literary genres, the history of composition, and the canonization of the Old Testament texts. The course will examine various hermeneutical approaches to the Old Testament. The course will examine various hermeneutical approaches to the Old Testament, focusing on their implications for Christian theological interpretation. It will introduce some methods of teaching the Old Testament in various settings.

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:50
Instructors: W. Derek Suderman
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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Course Timetable for Wednesday: Fall of 2013

Course Timetable for Wednesday: Fall of 2013