Course Catalogue 2013-2014

Group Spiritual Direction: Together Sharing the Journey

RGP2051HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Sat TIME: 9:30 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Explores the theory and practice of group spiritual direction through readings, participation in a process of group spiritual direction and discussions. Through participation in a contemplative process participants willl explore how small groups are a good way for people to begin spiritual direction. Lecture, discussion in a group process of spiritual direction, short reflection papers. Attendance and participation mandatory. Pass/Fail.

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Introduction to Liturgy of Roman Rite - Cancelled on Jan 14, 2014

SAP2112HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S): Missio, John-Mark

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: TBA TIME: TBA to TBA

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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History of Christian Thought From Augustine to the Eve of the Reformation

WYH2150HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S): Otto, Sean

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will cover the Christian intellectual tradition beginning with Augustine of Hippo (354-430), and ending on the eve of the Protestant reformation with thinkers such as Gabriel Biel (c.1425-95). In  between, such influential thinkers as Boethius, Anselm of Canterbury, Thomas Aquinas, and William of Ockham will be discussed, as will several important controversies, such as that over the nature of the  sacraments, the nature of authority in the Church and society, the poverty controversies, and the rise (and fall) of various reform movements within the Church.

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Ministry without Prayer?

EMP2206HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 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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20th Century Church History, 1900-1960 - Cancelled on Jun 16, 2013

SAH2224HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: TBA TIME: TBA to TBA

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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Christology

SAT2242HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S): Chandrakanthan, Joseph

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Irregular

CREDITS: One Credit

Answering Jesus' question: "Who do people say I am?", course uses Old Testament expectations, New Testament data, Conciliar definitions and contemporary issues. Lectures, mid-term test, final exam.

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Modern Atheism - Cancelled on Mar 9, 2014

TRH2253HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2014 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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The Foreigner in Biblical Law

EMB2301HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

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 ) 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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Introduction to Liturgy

SMT2402HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Sat Online TIME: 13:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is an introduction to the history, theology and pastoral practice of Christian liturgy. Topics include: the role of ritual and symbol in human life, the historical development of Christian worship in both East and West, the relationship of liturgy to society and culture, liturgical theology, and critical approaches to liturgical practice.
 

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

TRP2443HF L4101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

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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