Course Catalogue 2011-2012

Twentieth Century Canadian Political Theologies

TRT2951HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Neelands, David

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Mon, Wed TIME: 16:00 to 18:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The course will consider, in the Canadian context, how the influential Christian political theologies of the 20th century such as the Social Gospel, Christian socialism, liberation theology and their conservative counterpoints might inform a Christian political theology for the 21st century. We will examine how these theologies actually shaped 20th century Canada through the work and lives of such Christians as Tommy Douglas, Ted Scott, Pierre Trudeau, George Grant and others. We will also consider the political role of the Canadian churches.

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Theological Field Education

RGF3010YY L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Lavin, Margaret

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: TIME: TBA to TBA

CREDITS: Two Credits

This is the required theological and professional preparation for ministry two-credit course for the Master of Divinity Program.  It is a 500 hour ministry placement in a supervised ministry setting chosen by the student in consultation with the Director of Theological Field Education.  Supervised ministry provides divinity candidates with the opportunity to gain professional competence, build a framework for raising practical theological issues, acquire a comprehensive and realistic view of the church and its ministries, and develop a ministerial identity.Means of evaluation:  Contextual analysis, case study, self-evaluation, and supervisor evaluation of the candidate.  Pass/Fail.

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Theological Field Education - Cancelled on May 18, 2011

RGF3020HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Lavin, Margaret

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: TIME: TBA to TBA

CREDITS: One Credit

(For students taking field education of 500 hours.)

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Field Education - Cancelled on May 18, 2011

RGF3030HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Lavin, Margaret

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: TBA to TBA

CREDITS: One Credit

(For students taking field education of 500 hours.) A three-month ministry placement in a setting chosen by the candidate in consultation with the Director of Theological Field Education. Completion will be at one or more of the following levels. If a person begins at Level 1, he or she must progress to Level 2. The levels are as follows: 1) Observer Ministry Placement: Two to three weeks observing and dialoguing with a practitioner in a chosen field of ministry; 2) Intern Ministry Placement: Engagement in a supervised ministry placement; and, 3) Level 3: Resident Ministry Placement: In collaboration with the Director of Theological Field Education, a candidate will develop and execute a project that will enhance a chosen site

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Early Christian Art

SMH3058HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course critically reviews early Christian and Byzantine art from the 2nd to 6th century. Its fundamental idea is that early Christian art emerged and evolved as manifestations of the faith's conversation with its changing cultural contexts. Students will learn to critically engage the role theology, ecclesiology, socio-economics, and politics have in Christian art, with a special emphasis on church/ worship architecture as innovative art. The course will use a multi-media format including lectures, readings, seminar presentations and discussions, site visits, and a major essay. Means of evaluation- one 10- 15 pages research essay (60%) and participation in class (40%).

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IFM/MAMS Pastoral Component

RGP3218YY L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: TIME: TBA to TBA

CREDITS: Two Credits

A 400-hour supervised program to deepen and/or extend the personal and ministerial growth of IFM /MAMS participants. Several options available to students in consultation with Directors of IFM and MAMS programs. Integration paper, or Competency Interview. Pass/Fail course. For Regis IFM/MAMS students only. Prerequisites: RGP3687H and RGP3688H.

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Bible in Context: Amos - Cancelled on Mar 14, 2012

KNB3232HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Irwin, Brian

Graduate degree students enrol in KNB6232HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

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

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Retreat in Everyday Life - Cancelled on Apr 17, 2011

RGP3248YF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Graduate degree students enrol in RGP6248YF

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: TIME: 9:00 to 17:00

CREDITS: Two Credits

Secondary Practicum in Spiritual Direction: A two-week intensive course consisting of integration of theory and practice of spiritual direction. A model of non-residential Retreat in Everyday Life is used for this practicum. The course is the second phase of the Regis College Spiritual Direction Program. Discernment paper. Pass/Fail course. Prerequisites: RGP3661HY; 8-day directed retreat, RGP3687H, and RGP3688H. Restricted to students enrolled in Diploma in Spiritual Direction at Regis College.

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Prayer and Meditation through Pencil, Pastel and Ink Sketching

RGP3273HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Stoeber, Michael

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Explores the theory and practice of various types of prayer and meditation through the artistic mediums of pencil, pastel and ink drawing, including critical reflection on the theology and spirituality of these art forms and on their relevance to spiritual direction and emotional and spiritual healing. Lecture, discussion, short reflection papers and drawing assignments. Pass/Fail grade.

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Transformative Dynamics of Grace

RGT3333HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Rixon, Gordon A.

Graduate degree students enrol in RGT6333HS

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Explores the transformative dynamics of grace in Scripture, representative early theologians, early doctrinal development, medieval theology and the Reformation period. Participants develop a contemporary systematic approach, especially with respect to ecumenical and interfaith issues. Draws on the thought of Bernard Lonergan. Written assignments, readings, discussion.

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