Course Timetable for Thursday: Fall of 2012

Morning Courses

9:00 to 11:00

EMH1010HF  L0101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

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

 

This introductory course explores Christianity’s formation and transformation from the post-apostolic era to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West in the year 843. Along the way, we will explore how Christians described their religious experience, practiced their faith, articulated and argued about their beliefs, and structured their ecclesial communities. We will learn about Christianity’s changing relationship to political power; its engagement with other religions and cultures; the lifestyles, theological mindsets, and models of community proposed and debated by Christian leaders; the political and theological challenges associated with the movement’s early marginalization, eventual expansion, encounter with Islam in the East and the "barbarians" in the West; and the formation of "Christian Europe."  Lecture, group discussions. Evaluation: practice quizzes, mid-term writing projects, choice of final exam or research paper.

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

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WYP2620YY  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/09/10

Mission Shaped Ministry

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

The course is a ministry-based practical orientation to the ministry of church planting and fresh expressions of church. The curriculum includes material on spiritual formation for pioneering ministry; elements of missiology, ecclesiology and cultural exegesis; and how to begin, sustain and bring to maturity a fresh expression of church. This course is a part of Wycliffe's new M.Div. "pioneer stream". It is adapted from the course used in several seminaries in the UK as part of the Church of England's training for "Ordained Pioneer Ministries". This is in turn a part of the Fresh Expressions initiative of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. Requirements: placement, field reports, class participation, reading, book reports, essay.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Connie denBok, John P. Bowen
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
EMP3476HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/07/31

Creativity and Spirituality

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Johanna Selles
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15
SAP2261HF  L0101

Psych & Spirituality

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: J. Edward Hudson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 15
TRH2061HF  L0101

The Birth of Theology

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

An introduction to Patristic thought to 451 AD, surveying principal writers East and West. Detailed study of Athanasius On the Incarnation and The Tome of Leo. Lectures, readings, four short reports and a final oral examination.

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

09:00 to 11:00

RGP3207HF  L0101

Spirituality and Suffering

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

A critical exploration of religious responses to suffering. Focal issues will include the relation of love and spiritual transformation to suffering, the role of religious models or exemplars of suffering, and religious experience and the problems of theodicy. Readings will include works by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Dorothee Soelle and Simone Weil, as well as other selections drawn from the Christian, Buddhist, and Jewish traditions. Lectures, discussion, critical reflection papers.

AD students enrol in RGP6207HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)

9:00 to 11:00

WYB5741HF  L0101

Galatians

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

Seminar designed to enlarge students' understanding of Paul, of scholarship on Paul, and the letter he wrote to the Galatians. This course is designed both to deepen knowledge about Paul, Pauline scholarship and Galatians; and to sharpen students' research abilities and to provide an opportunity to prepare a trial thesis proposal. Teaching methods include lectures and seminar leadership. Evaluation is based on class presentations and a final project.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ann Jervis
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: SEM

09:00 to 11:00

RGP6207HF  L0101

Spirituality and Suffering

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

A critical exploration of religious responses to suffering. Focal issues will include the relation of love and spiritual transformation to suffering, the role of religious models or exemplars of suffering, and religious experience and the problems of theodicy. Readings will include works by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Dorothee Soelle and Simone Weil, as well as other selections drawn from the Christian, Buddhist, and Jewish traditions. Lectures, discussion, critical reflection papers.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3207HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 22 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 22 (AD & BD)

9:00 to 11:00

SAT1101HF  L0101

Foundations of Theology

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

Introduction to theology and the elements of Catholic theology. Revelation, Faith, Tradition, Church doctrine, infallibility, biblical inspiration. Lectures, mid-term test, final exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

9:00 to 12:00

CGB1011HF  L0101

Reading and Teaching the Old Testament

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  New Course · Waterloo Site

A study of 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: Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: W. Derek Suderman
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

09:30 to 12:30

ICH5751HF  L0101

The Aesthetics of Compassion

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

In light of recent renewed interest in the meanings and mechanisms of empathy in such areas as ethics, visual studies, and the philosophy of the mind, this course examines the place and role of compassion in the development of the Western aesthetics tradition. Considering a range of art theoretical texts, literature, and images for which the theme of compassion has been thought able to account for certain of the emotional and cognitive links that exist between artwork and its audience.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

11:00 to 13:00

WYF3030HF  L0101

Parish Leadership and Ministry

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

Introduction to the practicalities of parish leadership and ministry, including leading worship, facilitating small group ministry, offering counsel, developing lay leadership, stewardship, visioning and planning, teaching, dealing with conflict, overseeing children and youth ministries. Weekly readings, class participation, ministry project proposal, final exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Peter Robinson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMT6610HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/10/04

Religious Thought and Spirituality in Islam

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

This is a historical and topical survey of the origins and development of Islamic religious practices and mysticism. The course is primarily concerned with the growth of mystical tradition in Islam, the rise of asceticism, the early forms of personal piety that culminated into emphasis over mystical dimensions of Islamic religious experience and practice. The course will examine the rise of Sufi orders, the systematization of Sufi teaching and the evolution of theosophical dimensions of mysticism, and finally, the contribution of Sufism in the Islamic arts and literatures. Lectures, readings and class discussions. Annotated bibliography 15%, oral presentations 25%, project (research paper) 35%, project presentation 10% and class participation 5%.

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

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EMT3610HF  L0101

Religious Thought and Spirituality in Islam

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

This is a historical and topical survey of the origins and development of Islamic religious practices and mysticism. The course is primarily concerned with the growth of mystical tradition in Islam, the rise of asceticism, the early forms of personal piety that culminated into emphasis over mystical dimensions of Islamic religious experience and practice. The course will examine the rise of Sufi orders, the systematization of Sufi teaching and the evolution of theosophical dimensions of mysticism, and finally, the contribution of Sufism in the Islamic arts and literatures. Lectures, readings and class discussions. Annotated bibliography 15%, oral presentations 25%, project (research paper) 35%, project presentation 10% and class participation 5%.

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

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WYB1501HF  L0101

From the Gospel to the Gospels (NT I)

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

An introduction to the four Gospels in their social, historical and theological settings. Using a "socio-literary" approach, we will study the Gospels within a two-dimensional framework, both centred on what the early Christians called the "gospel" or "Kerygma." One dimension has to do with social history — the origin and development of Christianity as a distinct social entity, from its foundations in the ministry of Jesus and the Easter experience, through its emergence as a Jewish renewal movement, and on to its development into a separate, largely Gentile, institutionalized religion. The second dimension has to do with literature — the process by which the Gospels came to be written, their literary form and texture, and their character as narrative versions of the "gospel." Tutorial from 10 - 11 am. Weekly lectures; assigned papers; final exam or integration paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Terence L. Donaldson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT6952HF  L0101

Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Ethics

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

Application of critical thinking to contemporary issues in biomedical ethics including: issues pertaining to the creation of life (e.g., IV fertilization, reproductive technology, surrogacy, stem cell research), the preservation of life (e.g., right to care, refusal of care, micro & macroallocation of limited resources, informed choice), and the end of life (e.g., euthanasia, allowing to die, elder neglect).

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3952HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 6 · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: (Max. AD 10, BD 10; Min. AD 3, BD 3)
EMT6934HF  L0101

Good Sex: Sexuality and Ethics

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

This course aims to deepen awareness of personal, social, cultural, and religious dimensions of sexuality, especially as these affect selfhood and community, and to frame a constructive Christian sexual ethic. It will explore the meaning of sexuality as well as the requirements of sexual justice for church and wider publics. Challenges from various sources, including scripture, tradition, social and natural sciences, as well as pastoral practices arising out of social movements for personal, religious and communal well-being. Seminar discussion with some lectures. Additional reading and a bi-weekly extra seminar option. Evaluation: 2 Text Engagement Papers (2 X 15% = 30%); Class presentation (30%); Final project. (40%)

Basic Degree students enrol in EMT3934HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marilyn J. Legge
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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RGT6863HF  L0101

Christianity & World Religions

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

In the contemporary world, ecumenism must include dialogue between Christianity and world religions. This course will examine not only Christian attitudes to world religions, but also attitudes of world religions to other belief systems. Lectures, discussion, paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3863HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ovey N. Mohammed
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
SAT1901HF  L0101

Fundamental Christian Ethics I

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

An introduction to the foundations and objective dimensions of Catholic moral theology. Among the topics to be studied are scripture, natural moral law, casuistry, relationship between faith and morality, magisterium, moral principles and norms, etc. Readings, lectures, discussions, short papers and final written exam; the course will also include a limited online component.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: TBA
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
SMT1904HF  L0101

Fundamental Themes in Christian Ethics

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

This course explores themes in fundamental moral theology that are required for an understanding of the moral subject and contemporary moral issues. Topics include: a review of key ethical methodologies; the formation and role of conscience and ethical norms; the role of freedom, responsibility, the Christian community and magisterial teaching, virtue, and sin and conversion. Format: lecture and discussions. Evaluation: participation, short papers.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Moira McQueen
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYT5410HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2012/05/22

The Church Evangelical and Catholic

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

This course explores a range of proposals in contemporary ecclesiology across the eccumenical spectrum. Special attention will be given to questions surrounding the Church's concretely historical character, as in the ecclesiology of "practices" and its critics. Authors read may include Ratzinger, Jenson, Hauerwas, Cavanaugh, Radner and Healy. Seminar discussion; brief, bullet-point responses to the readings; 2500-word final paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Joseph Mangina
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMB5347HF  L0101

Wisdom in Second Temple Judaism

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

This course treats either books (Job, Sirach, Ecclesiastes, Wisdom of Solomon) or thematic aspects (creation, prayer, eschatology) of the sapiential tradition as it evolved in the period 538 BCE - 70 CE with an eye to the relationship of these books to the broader swath of sapiential textual traditions of the era, including the instruction literature from Qumran. In 2010, the focus will be Ben Sira, with attention to the significance of textual variants in the manuscript traditions for our understanding of the formation of the Bible. Course will be a seminar. Seminar participation, seminar presentations, major paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMP5325HF  L0101

Rhetoric and Poetics for Preaching

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

Literature in classical and contemporary rhetoric and poetics with a view to more imaginative preaching. Lectures, seminars, essay, sermons, class presentation.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Paul Scott Wilson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT3952HF  L0101

Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Ethics

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

Using contemporary articles from the biological and medical sciences, philosophical ethics, and magisterial teachings, the course will develop and apply critical thinking to contemporary issues in biomedical ethics including: issues pertaining to the creation of life (e.g., IV fertilization, reproductive technologies, surrogacy, stem cell research), the preservation of life (e.g., right to care, refusal of care, micro & macroallocation of limited resources, informed choice), and the end of life (e.g., euthanasia, allowing to die, elder neglect). Methods: lectures, discussions. Evaluation: response paper, integration paper, class participation.

AD students enrol in SMT6952HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 20
TRH2002HF  L0101

A History of the Church in the Middle Ages

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

The course aims to provide a general knowledge of mediaeval church history (600 - 1500) presented in a text and by exercising critical reasoning through analysing 3 primary texts chosen by the student. The reality of the church's life shown by the clergy, laity and in its worship is made tangible through manuscript, artistic and architectural material from videos and Power Point presentations. Teaching methods: seminars, audiovisuals, lectures.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Barry Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
RGT3863HF  L0101

Christianity & World Religions

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

In the contemporary world, ecumenism must include dialogue between Christianity and world religions. This course will examine not only Christian attitudes to world religions, but also attitudes of world religions to other belief systems. Lectures, discussion, paper.

AD students enrol in RGT6863HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ovey N. Mohammed
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
EMT3934HF  L0101

Good Sex: Sexuality and Ethics

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

This course aims to deepen awareness of personal, social, cultural, and religious dimensions of sexuality, especially as these affect selfhood and community, and to frame a constructive Christian sexual ethic. It will explore the meaning of sexuality as well as the requirements of sexual justice for church and wider publics. Challenges from various sources, including scripture, tradition, social and natural sciences, as well as pastoral practices arising out of social movements for personal, religious and communal well-being. Seminar discussion with some lectures. Text engagement paper (25%); Class presentation (35%); final project (40%). Prerequisites: basic Bible, Theology, Ethics.

AD students enrol in EMT6934HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marilyn J. Legge
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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11:00 to 13:30

SAP2545HF  L0101

Pastoral Counselling

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:30
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 14

Afternoon Courses

13:00 to 16:00

SMB1007HF  L0101

Introduction to the Old Testament

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

A survey of the religious traditions of ancient Israel as they are reflected in the diverse types of literature found in the First Testament, with emphasis on their historical development and their relevance for contemporary ministry. Topics to be considered include: Israelite origins, settlement of the land, social structures, the monarchy, prophecy, the exile and return. Weekly lectures and discussion, plus mandatory one-hour tutorial at 13:00-13:50 before each class (no tutorial for the first class); research papers, application paper, class participation.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Heather Macumber
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: No tutorial for the first Class.  First class starts at 14:00.

13:30 to 4:30

ICT3735HF  L0101

Community, Faith and Judgement: Hannah Arendt and Religious Critique

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This seminar will examine the role intersubjectivity plays in Hannah Arendt.

AD students enrol in ICT6735HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:30 to 4:30
Instructors: Ronald Kuipers
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

13:30 to 16:30

ICT6735HF  L0101

Community, Faith and Judgement: Hannah Arendt and Religious Critique

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This seminar will examine the role intersubjectivity plays in Hannah Arendt.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3735HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Ronald Kuipers
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

14:00 to 16:00

RGT5223HF  L0101

Lonergan's Trinity

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

A textual reading of Longergan's magnum opus on The Triune God embracing the history and theological development of the Trinity. Principle amount of the course will pertain to Volume 12 of Lonergan's Collected Works on the Systematic party of the Trinity. Reference to Volume 11. Doctrines will occur when helpful. Special attention will be placed on Lonergan's continued development of the psychological analogy from the Augustinian-Thomistic tradition.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John Dadosky
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
KNP1101HF  L0101

Introduction to Worship

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Clyde Ervine
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMP2731HF  L0101

Ministry of Governance and Administration

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2006 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The responsibility of good administration and informed governance is a vital, if unsung, aspect of ministry in a conciliar system. This course will explore the mandates of collaborative congregational leadership, financial stewardship, effective communication and mission strategy in the context of current and emerging forms of United Church polity, and in view of the impact of changing demographics. Lectures and discussion; use of portfolios.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Joan Wyatt
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYB6670HF  L0101

Women as Interpreters of the Bible

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine how the Bible has been read, interpreted and proclaimed by women beginning with the period of the early church and including the writings of medieval visionaries, renaissance exegetes and continuing into the modern and post-modern periods. Women's interpretations of the Bible will be examined with a view to recovering women's readings and counter readings of biblical texts & raising relevant methodological and hermeneutical questions for modern readers.Lectures, student presentations, small group discussions. Book report, presentation & final paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYB3670HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMP5601HF  L0101

Global Perspectives on Violence Against Women

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

The course will review the international effort to resist violence against women; the challenge of the discourse of human rights and different cultural narratives; the efforts of organizations, including the United Nations, the World Council of Churches, and other NGOs; the history of resistance and complicity and of the church; and pastoral issues in responding. Methods include some lecture, seminar discussion, research, case study.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pamela Couture
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15

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TRT5530HF  L0101

Readings in Augustine

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

Examination of Augustine's writings against the Manichaeans, the Donatists, and the Pelagians. Discussion of weekly readings and a major paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: David Neelands, Peter Slater
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
WYB3670HF  L0101

Women as Interpreters of the Bible

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2007 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine how the Bible has been read, interpreted and proclaimed by women beginning with the period of the early church and including the writings of medieval visionaries, renaissance exegetes and continuing into the modern and post-modern periods. Women's interpretations of the Bible will be examined with a view to recovering women's readings and counter readings of biblical texts & raising relevant methodological and hermeneutical questions for modern readers. Lectures, student presentations, small group discussions. Evaluation: presentation and final paper.

AD students enrol in WYB6670HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAT2723HF  L0101

Early Western Philosophy

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

A focused study of philosophers and representative texts in the early western philosophical tradition covering metaphysics, theory of knowledge, human nature, and ethics. Historical development of ideas from the pre-Socratics to Boethius. Lectures and discussion; short papers and essay.

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

14:00 to 17:00

EMB1501HF  L0101

New Testament I

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

Introduction to the major methods and issues in New Testament interpretation: textual criticism; the world of the New Testament; the composition, structure and theologies of the Synoptic Gospels; traditions behind the Gospels; the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith. Lectures; assigned papers and exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Instructors: John Egger
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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16:00 to 17:30

WYB1513YY  L0101

Elementary New Testament Greek

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

Basic New Testament Greek grammar. During the first semester, students work through a large portion of the textbook, which introduces basic grammatical and syntactical elements of the language. In the second semester students complete the introductory grammar textbook, and begin reading in the Greek New Testament. Class participation, periodic tests, final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 16:00 to 17:30
Instructors: Sherri Guenther Trautwein
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits · Min: 8

16:00 to 18:00

EMB2013HF  L0101

Biblical Hebrew I

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · 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:
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5

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16:30 to 18:30

RGT6840HF  L0101

Political Discernment

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

The course will explore the multifaceted process of "Reading the Signs of the Times": the guidance of scripture, the teachings of the church, the historical lessons of reading and misreading the times, the insights of the artists, the wisdomof the crucified, etc. A major paper of 20-30 pages, topic to be arranged with professor (80%). Class participation (20%).

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3840HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Mary Jo Leddy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)
RGP6550HF  L0101

Psychology & Religion

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

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

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3550HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGP3550HF  L0101

Psychology & Religion

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

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

AD students enrol in RGP6550HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGT3840HF  L0101

Political Discernment

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

The course will explore the multifaceted process of "Reading the Signs of the Times": the guidance of scripture, the teachings of the church, the historical lessons of reading and misreading the times, the insights of the artists, the wisdomof the crucified, etc. May opt for either: A weekly journal on readings and topics being considered, OR two papers of 10-15 pages each: 80% of mark. Class participation: 20% of mark.

AD students enrol in RGT6840HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Mary Jo Leddy
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Max 16 (AD & BD)

17:00 to 19:00

SMT3955HF  L0101

Approaches to Ecological Ethics

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

The course will consider issues and documents that will help the student to develop an understanding of the ecological crisis as well as ethical and theological responses to it. Topics will include: the new cosmology; ecofeminism; the limitations of a human-centred ethics; issues of economic, social, and gender justice; and environmental-human health issues. Short papers; integration paper.

AD students enrol in SMT6955HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMT6955HF  L0101

Approaches to Ecological Ethics

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

The course will consider issues and documents that will help the student to develop an understanding of the ecological crisis as well as ethical and theological responses to it. Topics will include: the new cosmology; ecofeminism; the limitations of a human-centred ethics; issues of economic, social, and gender justice; and environmental-human health issues. Short papers; integration paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3955HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

19:00 to 21:00

TRP2732HF  L0101

The Practice of Diaconal Ministry

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

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

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Andrew S. Barlow
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
SMH3100HF  L0101

Birth of Holy Places in Jerusalem

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

In the course I plan to bring forth the pre-Crusader descriptions of the Holy places by the pilgrim. Show the total change in sites because of Moslem restrictions on the Christians and bring, again the descriptions of the Holy Place by the pilgrim in the post-Crusader periods. Discuss the reason for the change and thus show how today the sites are venerated, and in case there is a dispute about their authenticity

AD students enrol in SMH6100HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMH6100HF  L0101

Birth of Holy Places in Jerusalem

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

In the course I plan to bring forth the pre-Crusader descriptions of the Holy places by the pilgrim. Show the total change in sites because of Moslem restrictions on the Christians and bring, again the descriptions of the Holy Place by the pilgrim in the post-Crusader periods. Discuss the reason for the change and thus show how today the sites are venerated, and in case there is a dispute about their authenticity

Basic Degree students enrol in SMH3100HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Dan Bahat
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

19:00 to 22:00

ICH3350HF  L0101

Art, Theology, and Religion: "Theologies" of Art in the Christian Tradition

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

The course will explore significant ways that Christians have thought about the arts, artistry and art culture in Eastern and Western Christendom. The course will compare the varieties of theologies of art that have emerged from within the Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox traditions as well as consider what distinguishes a "theology" of art by investigating historical and contemporary conceptions of art and theology. The study will involve looking at paintings, icons, altarpieces, and socially and culturally engaged works of art as well as pertinent theological writings. Students will be evaluated on class participation, seminar presentations, and a research paper on an approved topic. The methodology used in the course will be a mix of lecture and class discussion on assigned readings. Class participation, 20%; seminar presentations, 30%; Major research paper, 50%.

 

AD students enrol in ICH6350HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
ICH6350HF  L0101

Art, Theology, and Religion: "Theologies" of Art in the Christian Tradition

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

The course will explore significant ways that Christians have thought about the arts, artistry and art culture in Eastern and Western Christendom. The course will compare the varieties of theologies of art that have emerged from within the Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox traditions as well as consider what distinguishes a "theology" of art by investigating historical and contemporary conceptions of art and theology. The study will involve looking at paintings, icons, altarpieces, and socially and culturally engaged works of art as well as pertinent theological writings. Students will be evaluated on class participation, seminar presentations, and a research paper on an approved topic. The methodology used in the course will be a mix of lecture and class discussion on assigned readings. Class participation, 20%; seminar presentations, 30%; Major research paper, 50%.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICH3350HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Rebekah Smick
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
TRT2111HF  L0101

Iconology: doctrinal and liturgical theology of iconography

Offered in Fall 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Training and sensitising students' eyes and minds to the Orthodox Way of understanding iconography. Iconology is a visual-liturgical theology, which teaches doctrine and promotes worship by ordering space and worship-function. Iconography is a rhetoric, not a "mystical spirituality." Attention to the development of critical skills for seeing/understanding, especially text-image relationships, and to iconological programming.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00
Instructors: Richard Schneider
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340

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Course Timetable for Thursday: Fall of 2012

Course Timetable for Thursday: Fall of 2012