Course Catalogue 2012-2013

Teaching the Faith: Introduction to Catechetical Theology - Cancelled on Feb 4, 2013

WYT1105HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Connor, Timothy

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is designed for new students, and acts as an introduction to a number of central pastoral responsibilities: teaching the faith to new Christians, grasping the overall shape and purpose of Christian theology, assessing and meeting the demands of local culture and context, engaging the character of conversion and formation, and finally, grasping an overall shape to the history of Christian witness. The course pursues the historical examination of key catechetical texts from the New Testament to the contemporary period, analyzes their content and purpose, locates them historically, and seeks to engage students' own comprehensive vision of the Gospel, its communication, and pastoral practice. Lectures and weekly tutorials on the primary-source reading. Extensive reading, discussion, and mastering of content. Weekly content quizzes; 3 papers (6-10 pages each); final exam.

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Families in the Canadian Home, Parish & School

SAP1541HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Scorsone, Suzanne R.

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Irregular

CREDITS: One Credit

Families come to Canada from every society of the world, bringing their diverse relationships, roles, structures and understandings. Clergy, teachers and parish workers need an awareness of what those might be in order to serve individuals and families from diverse cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. Whether in pastoral work, in teaching family life education or in other forms of service, awareness of possibilities and questions will be useful. Two presentations and final exam.

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Community Development: The Art of Facilitation and Workshop Design

WYP1609HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Rowe, W. Clayton

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu

CREDITS: One Credit

At the core of every community developer is a commitment to transformational teaching which unleashes with in people the competencies to change their local community. Individual and group learning is possible when community members are treated with respect, fell sage to explore new ideas and can readily apply new learning to their present context. Base on both the theory and practice of adult learning and the biblical principle of discipleship, participants will step closer to peace and well-being.This course is also valuable for lay and ordained leaders in the church who may be called to lead adult Christian education courses, focus groups or other organizational meetings.

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Moral Theology

SAT1905HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Gittens, Peter

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to the foundations of Catholic moral reasoning and its application to select contemporary issues. Among the topics to be studied are scripture, tradition, natural law, relationship between faith & morality, moral norms, virtue and vice, freedom, conscience and magisterium, etc. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's. Readings, lectures, discussions, short written assignments, final exam.

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Old Testament II

EMB2004HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Sat TIME: 10:00 to 17:00

CREDITS: One Credit

In alternate years, this course will include an overview of either the Wisdom tradition or the Prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible. We will focus on one or two books, attending to the historical and cultural context in which they took shape but also pay attention to their significance of wisdom or the prophetic message for the Christian tradition. Lectures and discussion. Papers, no tests. Prerequisite: EMB1003 or equivalent.

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Introduction to Liturgy of Roman Rite

SAP2112HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Missio, John-Mark

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Irregular

CREDITS: One Credit

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.

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Greek Exegesis

KNB2131HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): McLean, Bradley

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 9:30 to 12:30

CREDITS: One Credit

This course provides practice analyzing and translating early Christian and Jewish Greek texts, and interpreting them with respect to their literary and social contexts.  Lecture, discussion.  Quizzes, exegetical assignment, final exam.
Classes held at Wycliffe College

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Ministry without Prayer?

EMP2206HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Simmonds, Anne L.

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Fri TIME: 10:00 to 17:00

CREDITS: One Credit

We all know we should pray! However, an intentional prayer life is difficult to maintain under the strain of student or church life. In addition, many in the pulpit and pew feel inadequate in the practice and question the efficacy of prayer. This course offers an exploration of the "theory," but mainly the "practice" of prayer as it relates to the life of clergy and their parishioners. Classes will include lectures; experiential learning; individual, group reflection and conversations. Course requirements: attendance and class participation 10%; Integrative paper on Prayer journal 30%; two short papers 60%; possible class presentation.  Attendance at all four class days is mandatory for a passing grade. This course fulfills the EM designated elective in spirituality.

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History of Christianity III (1648-present)

TRH2210HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Clarke, Jr., John W.

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

This introductory course examines the history of Christianity from the Peace of Westphalia (1648) to the end of the twentieth century. As will be demonstrated throughout the course, the major catalyst for change has been, and continues to be, the constant tension between the inherently static nature of the historic Church and the forces of modernity. Throughout the course we will see how modern culture, which includes but is not limited to, contemporary politics, philosophy, literature, and painting, exercised an overwhelming influence on the development of eighteenth-century, nineteenth-century, and twentieth-century Christianity. Two short research summaries submitted online (40%), participation (20%), final exam submitted online (40%)

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Mystery of the Trinity

SAT2222HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Gittens, Peter

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Sat

CREDITS: One Credit

Mystery of the Triune God with its Biblical sources and Patristic development, and an examination of the development of the understanding of the Immanent Trinity, with attention paid to particular issues, e.g. Filioque, notion of 'Person'. Also stressed is the development of a Trinitarian spirituality with some attention to the mystics. Lectures, mid-term test, end of term test.

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