Course Catalogue 2012-2013

20th Century Church History, 1900-1960

SAH2224HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Mon, Wed TIME: 19:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Sketches 4 major cultural challenges facing the pre-Vatican Church, 1900-1960.Explores various individual attempts to find creative solutions to these problems, as well as the main official responses from the Magisterium. Lecture-Seminars and readings. Weekly email questions, three 2-page papers and final exam [take-home].

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The Radical Reformation - Cancelled on Jan 30, 2013

CGH2230HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Conrad Grebel SCHEDULE: TBA

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will describe and analyze the settings, ideas, and personalities that shaped first generation Anabaptism (1525 – 1561) within the context of late medieval and sixteenth century church and society. This includes comparisons and contrasts with Spiritualism, another stream of the Radical Reformation. The secondary thrust of this course is to study the transition of Anabaptism from a many sided revolutionary movement shaped by martyrdom into three sectarian denominations (Hutterites, Swiss Brethren, Mennonites and their sub-sets) seeking a settled existence (1561 – 1660).   There is an increasing diversity of views concerning the theological and geographical range of Anabaptism. This course focuses largely on leaders and teachings that became the foundation of Anabaptism’s three descendent denominations, Hutterites, Amish, and Mennonites; it confines itself to developments in Dutch and German speaking territories.

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Preachers, Activists and Saints

WYH2241HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Power, Thomas P.

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Surveys the spirituality of evangelicalism primarily in the Anglican tradition in England in its formative period between c. 1730 and 1833. Lectures and workshop. Short papers (including biographical study), and research paper.

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Spiritual Formation for Ministry

WYP2252HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 9:00 to 15:30

CREDITS: One Credit

Designed to be experienced early in the programs of all students preparing for vocational ministry, this course will provide a pathway toward spiritual refreshment, deeper commitment and disciplined living.  It will be a blend of classroom and practical experiences in the spiritual disciplines culminating in a 24 hour personal spiritual retreat.  It is not intended to be a time of learning about intimacy, commitment and spiritual discipline.  It is meant to be a week of making space for intimacy, reflection, prayer, worship, meditation, solitude, commitment and the nurturing of community. Students should be prepared to fully engage in the exercises that will be planned for the sake of their own journey with God. It is anticipated that having experienced some of these things together we will have learned some things about pointing others in similar directions. Lectures, discussion, spiritual retreat. Evaluation: pre-course reading, class participation, retreat, personal assessment.

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Modern Atheism - Cancelled on Jan 9, 2013

TRH2253HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Clarke, Jr., John W.

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

This introductory course surveys the history of atheism and secularization from the mid-eighteenth-century Western European Enlightenment to the present. We will not only read selections from some of the most important English, Scottish, German, and American atheists, agnostics, and rationalists of the period, but also examine and discuss how contemporary political and social thought contributed to the rise of secular thought and gradual decline in theological orthodoxy. The course will demonstrate how the writings of atheists and theological rationalists have always been predicated on significant intellectual and emotional tensions between orthodox Christianity and contemporary culture. Participation, research summary, book report, online final exam.

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Spiritual Formation in the Gospel of Mark

WYP2272HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 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 (Ontario Pioneer Camp at a cost of approximately $500); 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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Bad Boys and Bad Girls in the Old Testament: Studies in Scriptural Biography

WYB2314HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Taylor, Marion Ann

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: TIME: 9:00 to 15:30

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will examine how major characters in the Old Testament have been read, interpreted and proclaimed from the 19th Century through to today. Special attention will be given to Adam and Eve, Sarah, Abraham and Hagar, Lot, Lot's wife and daughters, Moses and Miriam, Rahab, Samson and Delilah, the Levite and the concubine, David and his women, Ahaz and Jezebel, Vashti and Ahasuerus, and images of "bad girls and boys". We will ask questions about how we read and interpret texts and how biblical stories can be used in the church today. The course will consist of lectures and small group discussions. Evaluation is based on class participation (20%), a book report due the first day (30%) and a final paper or project.
Note: pre-course assignment due on first day of class. See syllabus on website (wycliffecollege.ca) for info.

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Ecclesiology

SAT2401HS L4101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Lombardi, Josephine

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Irregular

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

TRP2443HF L4101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 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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Eastern Christian Thoughts, Doctrine and Theology from 15th to 21st C

TRH2452HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Ladouceur, Paul

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Mon, Thu TIME: 1900 to 2100

CREDITS: One Credit

Study of the principal theologians, themes and writings of modern Orthodox theology,from the end of the Byzantine Empire to the present,with a focus on the Orthodox theological and spiritual revival in the 19th and 20th centuries, especially the Russian religious renaissance and neopatristic theology. Emphasis on readings and discussion of major primary texts. Recommended preparation TRT2401H.

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