Course Catalogue 2011-2012

Introduction to the Old Testament

SAB1003HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Tue, Thu TIME: 18:30 to 20:30

CREDITS: One Credit

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

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Introduction to the Old Testament

SAB1003HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): German, Igal

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

This online course provides an introduction to the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible and its three main canonical divisions with an emphasis on theological interpretation. Students will be familiarized with the biblical books and their historical context. The course also explores the history of biblical interpretation with an application to Old Testament texts. Lectures, readings, online participation, written assignments, final paper.

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Introduction to the Old Testament - Cancelled on Feb 8, 2012

RGB1005HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kolarcik, Michael F.

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: TIME: 14:00 to 17:00

CREDITS: One Credit

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

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Introduction to the Old Testament

TRB1007HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Deller, Walter

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Mon, Wed TIME: 18:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

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.

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Introduction to the Old Testament II

WYB1009HY L6101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Taylor, Marion Ann

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE:

CREDITS: One Credit

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

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History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

TRH1010HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

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. Attendance at lectures, participation in discussions, one book review, final exam (part multiple choice and part synoptic essay) In lieu of a final exam, an academic paper on a topic agreed to by the instructor may be submitted within the month following the course's end.

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Foundations of Theology

SAT1101HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Graham, Donald G.

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

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

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Theology, Mission, and Method - Cancelled on Apr 19, 2012

WYT1112HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Power, Thomas P. Connor, Timothy

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: TIME: 9:00 to 15:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduces the different theological disciplines through the lens of mission. Examines the relationship between theology and Scripture; provides an overview of the development of Christian thought and doctrine; the challenges of modernity; the role of the church in relation to mission; and the mandate to witness in our culture. Complementary to this, the literature of theology is introduced along with the research and writing process; locating, evaluating and using information; genres of theological writing; citation and bibliographic formats; and ethical aspects. Lectures, in-class and library exercises. Pre-course assignment, research and writing exercises, major paper.

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Human Growth & Spiritual Journey

KNP1443HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Song, Nam Soon

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: TIME: 9:30 to 12:30

CREDITS: One Credit

Exploration of various theories of human development, stages of human growth, lifespan spiritual journey in correlation to human growth, implications for Christian ministry, and reflections of one's own lifespan on theories of human growth and spiritual journey. Basic course for education and ministry. Lectures. Group presentation, discussion, class participation, critical reflection paper, final paper.

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Introduction to the New Testament

SMB1501HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 18:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to the major methods and issues in the interpretation of the Gospels: the world of the New Testament; the composition, structure and theologies of the Gospels; traditions behind the Gospels; the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith. Weekly lectures and tutorials; assigned papers and exam. Compulsory one-hour tutorial (time to be arranged).

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