Course Catalogue 2012-2013

Ethics as Theology

WYT3925HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Graduate degree students enrol in WYT6925HF

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri TIME: 10:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores the logical structure of moral awareness, moral thought and moral communication, and the role of Ethics as a reflective theological discipline in illuminating it.  Theses with which the class with le expected to engage include the relation of practical to theoretical reason, the self as agent, divine command and creation, moral knowledge, time and salvation history, moral law, deliberation and vocation, the operation of the Holy Spirit in the moral life, the foundational place of the virtues of faith, love and hope.

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Social Justice

SAT3926HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Lynch, Thomas

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Mon

CREDITS: One Credit

Exploration in historical perspective of major themes in the Catholic Church's social doctrine by reading of magisterial documents in seminars. Relationship of ecclesiology and justice issues, and to crisis in contemporary Catholic social thought. Essay, participation, final exam.

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Contextual Theology and Theological Reflection

TSM5020HY L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Schner, Joseph G.

COLLEGE: TST SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will focus on theological reflection and social and cultural analysis of the student’s respective contexts of ministry and research.  It introduces and explores theological reflection, and the foundational principles of theological context.

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Theology of Ministry

TSM5021HY L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Schner, Joseph G.

COLLEGE: TST SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

CREDITS: One Credit

This course aims at critical understanding of the theoretical base that informs and is the foundation of the current practice of ministry. A study of the theological beliefs and practices that inform a student's ministerial vocation and practice. Theories of ministry and their practical consequences for ministry in the contemporary church are discussed.

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Scripture & Theology Seminar: The Psalms in the Christian Tradition

WYB5346HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Seitz, Christopher

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Mon, Wed, Fri TIME: 10:30 to 15:30

CREDITS: One Credit

Close reading of selected Psalms, according to these categories: a. Psalms in the OT that appear in the NT; b. key psalms within the structure of the Psalter; c. imprecatory psalms; d. popular psalms that do not appear in the NT. Tasks: a. Original language work in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, b. Reading (in translation) of the reception history of the Psalms, including the use of the Psalms in the NT, also c. chiefly Diodore and Theodore, Origen, Chrysostom, Theodoret, Jerome, Augustine, Aquinas, Rashi, Calvin, Luther, moderns, and d. Selected readings in hermeneutics, including Frei. Teaching Method -- two weekly seminars, with readings for discussion and analysis of the primary sources. Means of evaluation -- one major paper to be submitted at the end of the term.

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Religion and Mental Disorder: Well-being, Coping and Adjustment

RGP5571HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Schner, Joseph G.

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This seminar course will study the role that religion plays in psychological well-being, coping and adjustment. The approach will be both developmental and clinical. Religion's relationship to mental disorder, biologically, psychologically and socially, will be discussed. Religion's contribution to general adjustment, and its role in psychological intervention will be explored. Weekly written contributions to the seminar and final essay.
 

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Bible in Context: Amos

KNB6232HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Irwin, Brian

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 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.
Students should have read the following books (available at Crux bookstore at Wycliffe College) prior to the start of the course:
Paton, Alan. Cry, the Beloved Country. New York, NY: Scribner, 2003
Paul, Greg. God in the Alley:  Being and Seeing Jesus in a Broken World. Colorado Springs, CO: WaterBrook, 2004
Classes held at Wycliffe College

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Retreat in Everyday Life

RGP6248YF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Stoeber, Michael

Basic degree students enrol in RGP3248YF

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 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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Suffering and Hope: Theology and Practice - Cancelled on Sep 25, 2012

KNP6501HY L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): McCarroll, Pamela R.

Basic degree students enrol in KNP3501HY

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 9:30 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores the practical and theological intersections of suffering and hope. Drawing from the Scriptures, social sciences, constructive and pastoral theology and practice, we will consider ways to understand, recognize and practice hope in the context of the devastations and suffering in life. Far from dismissing suffering  in the face of hope, this course explores the hidden intersections and discontinuities between suffering and hope and seeks out a deeper ground for hope that does not flee or obscure the trauma, grief and injustice in life, but faces it head on in theology and practice. Lectures, readings, seminars. Reflection paper, book review presentation, case study, class participation, final paper. 
 

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Oliver O'Donovan's Theology of Culture

TRT6531HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Basic degree students enrol in TRT3531HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will engage the O’Donovan’s corpus as a portal to perennial and contemporary questions in theology of culture and moral theology.  We will also engage critical readings of O’Donovan’s work.  Students will be encouraged to pursue research projects that tackle a specific theme in O’Donovan’s corpus, putting him in conversation with other contemporary thinkers from a range of traditions.

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