Course Catalogue 2013-2014

Anabaptist Spirituality in Historical Context I

CGH3115HF L4101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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COLLEGE: Conrad Grebel SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 8:30 to 11:50

CREDITS: One Credit

Description and analysis of Anabaptist spirituality in context of the spiritual currents of early, medieval and late medieval Christian spiritual traditions.

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Psychotherapy & Spiritual Direction

RGP3251HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S): Schner, Joseph G.

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COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri TIME: 13:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Study of theory and practice of spiritual direction, and of depth psychological, humanistic, and cognitive behavioural therapeutic practice. Emphasis on Christian tradition. Lectures, discussion, selected readings, paper.

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Spirituality & Catholic Educator

SAP3256HF L4101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Sat TIME: 900 to 1600

CREDITS: One Credit

Importance for the Catholic educator of attentiveness to the spiritual in oneself and others. Historical and contemporary understandings and expressions of spirituality as lived reality. Spiritual formation in a global, technological world. Contribution of the modern theologian, including Rahner and Lonergan. Seminar: 40%; One synthesis paper or two shorter papers: 60%

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Prayer and Meditation Through Pencil, Pastel, and Ink Sketching - Cancelled on Nov 6, 2013

RGP3273HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S): Stoeber, Michael

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Explores the theory and practice of various types of prayer 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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Contemplation in Action - Cancelled on Feb 27, 2014

RGT3322HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S): Costello, John E.

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Ignatius of Loyola wanted Jesuits to be "contemplatives in action". This describes the desire of many Christians today and the imperatives thrust upon us to be at once boned with God and with our fellow travellers. Reading in Loyola Zizioulas, J Macmurray, early Christian and contemporary theologians and mystics. NT accounts of prayer and action in Jesus of Nazareth. 10-12 page essay.

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Theologies of Protestant Spirituality & Formation

KNT3345HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S): Fensham, Charles James

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

CREDITS: One Credit

The course will examine Protestant Theological Teaching and Traditions of Spirituality and Formation as rooted in medieval and reformation approaches with a particular reference to the Reformed Tradition. In the light of these traditions the course will challenge students to develop a credible and constructive theological framework for spirituality and formation in the 21st century North American and particularly Canadian context.

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The Message and Social World of Hebrew Prophets

KNB3351HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

During this course we will study some of the most interesting material in the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament). Our study will concentrate on the Hebrew prophets; their life (time), work, and message (pre-exilic, exilic, and post-exilic) as it unfolds within their historical and social context We will examine the theological significance for their time but also how it translates into the world of the New Testament and the setting of a post-modern reader. The course has both Biblical and theological content.

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Religious Development with Adolescents

SMP3458HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 13:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Adolescents are participants in religious education and youth ministry as learners and hearers of the word. Joining with and mentoring adolescents in faith requires an understanding of religious development, the ecclesial context of faith, and cultural supports and challenges to religion, spirituality, and morals in the world and experience of adolescents. The course examines these topics in a way that aims at opening students to their own capacity and call as youth ministers and religious educators. Means of evaluation: Attendance and participation (15%); reflective paper (15%); Seminar leadership (20%); literature search/annotated bibliography (50%). 

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Suffering and Hope

KNP3501HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S): McCarroll, Pamela R.

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

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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Spiritual Distress, Crises and Care: Theory and Practice

KNP3510HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S): McCarroll, Pamela R.

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Fri TIME: 9:00 to 12:30

CREDITS: One Credit

Practitioners of spiritual care, whether in institutional, community or ecclesial contexts, need to be able to recognize and respond to the multiple ways that death, major loss and mental health can impact human behaviour, relationships and functioning.  This course covers central theories related to care in the face of trauma, suicide, crisis, and grief.  As well, it provides a strong grounding to understand common mental health challenges that can impact healing, including mood disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as identified in the DSM-V. Students will have the opportunity to develop assessment and spiritual care practices to work effectively with people facing life-altering situations.  This course is intended for CPE students and interested others.

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