Course Catalogue 2011-2012

The Psalms

RGB2263HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kolarcik, Michael F.

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will focus on the literary forms of the psalms in an effort to appreciate their spirituality and the internal dynamic of the prayers. Mid-term, writing assignment, short essay.

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Spiritual Formation in the Gospel of Mark

WYP2272HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE:

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is intended to open multiple avenues of spiritual growth and formation through a dedicated study of the first half of the gospel of Mark. Student participants will participate in 14 two and a half hour studies over the course of 7 days. These studies will consist of an individual study component, a small group discussion and a large group discussion with application. Topics covered include: the authority of Jesus, fear versus faith, the secret of the kingdom of God, conflict, questions of what true unbelief is, and the identity of Jesus. Teaching methods: Pre-course Reading & Writing assignment; Class participation in Inductive scripture study; Communal living arrangement (Glendon College at a cost of $450); Journalling; Post-course reflection and summation in final paper. Means of evaluation: Pre course reading assignments with paper; course participation and reflective journaling and final summative paper.

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The Foreigner in Biblical Law

EMB2301HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Can an understanding of the resident alien in the Bible help us reflect today concerning the manner in which we treat "the foreigner" in our society and particular communities? Students in this course will conduct a literary survey of the resident alien (a translation of the Hebrew term ger) throughout various biblical law codes. Using a method of inner-biblical criticism and reception history, students will observe contextual changes in meaning of this figure through time. Texts to be studied will range from Ancient Near Eastern law codes, law codes of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), along with readings from the Septuagint, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the New Testament. Lectures, assigned readings involving both biblical texts and secondary literature, and class discussion. Course evaluation: one book review (to be submitted at the first class), class participation, student presentation, and major paper. Prerequisite: Introduction to Old Testament I or permission of the instructor.

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Ecclesiology - Cancelled on Nov 6, 2011

SAT2401HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Lombardi, Josephine

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: TBA

CREDITS: One Credit

The mystery of the Church as seen in the light of Vatican II. Her foundation in Christ in Scripture and history that gives rise to her structure, mission, and four Marks. Mary as the Mother of the Church and eschatological icon. One midterm test, one mini-synthesis and a final oral examination.

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Old Testament Ethics

WYB2403HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Taylor, Marion Ann

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

CREDITS: One Credit

We will study the theological, social, and economic components of Old Testament ethics and will explore a variety of themes related to contemporary issues, including the problem of violence and war; economics and the poor; law and the legal system; culture and family; justice and righteousness; and ecology and the earth. A book report and final paper or project is required.

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Ecclesiology - Cancelled on Apr 11, 2012

SMT2404HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Attridge, Michael

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Jesus' preaching of the reign of God; development of ecclesial structures; ministries in the church; mission, service, and witness in the Church today, contemporary issues leading to and arising from Vatican II. Lectures, discussions, research paper, take-home exam.

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Sacramental Life - Cancelled on Mar 8, 2011

SMT2433HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: TBA TIME: TBA to TBA

CREDITS: One Credit

Biblical, historical, systematic, and pastoral study of sacraments of initiation (baptism, confirmation, Eucharist), sacraments of healing (reconciliation, sacrament of the sick), sacraments of vocation (marriage and vocation). Readings, lectures, discussions, weekly assignments, short papers or research paper.

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Beyond Religious Education: Implications of the Spirituality of Children for Theory and Practice

TRP2443HF L4101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 9:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will explore recent developments around the spirituality of children, and the theology of childhood as a means of reshaping and revitalizing the practice of ministry with children. Participants will discover how to be companions with children on their spiritual journey. Participants will also be trained in the Godly Play method of being with children, and upon completion will be accredited storytellers by Godly Play Canada. The course will consist of lectures, small group work, tutorials, and required reading. Participants will be evaluated on class participation, a book report, a research paper, and the learning and telling of a Godly Play story.

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Orthodox Pastoralia 2: 1300 - present - Cancelled on Jun 14, 2012

TRH2455HS L4101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Ladouceur, Paul

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

CREDITS: One Credit

Residential course on modern Orthodox/Eastern Christian spirituality. Study of major spiritual movements, figures and writings, with emphasis on the 20th century. Themes include the “Philokalic” and hesychastic revival beginning in the late 18th century, the Jesus Prayer, spiritual guidance, monastic renewal, liturgical spirituality, spirituality in times of revolution, persecution and exile, and spirituality in a secular environment. May be taken for degree credit or audited.

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Old Testament: the Orthodox/Eastern Christian Understanding

TRH2459HY L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Mon, Thu TIME: 19:00 to 22:00

CREDITS: One Credit

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.

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