Course Catalogue 2013-2014

Art, Spirituality, and the Quest for Transcendent Meaning - Cancelled on May 6, 2014

RGP3854HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Tue, Thu TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will study the spiritual and philosophical thrusts that profoundly changed western art during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Starting with German Romanticism and through a journey of French Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism and Abstraction, the course will reveal the quest for new visual languages that could express transcendent meaning. Based on careful analysis of representative paintings within their art historical, religious and philosophical contexts, students will acquire a grasp of different approaches to the analysis of a painting and will learn how to integrate contextual layers in order to explore and contemplate their underlying spirituality.

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Ethical Issues in Christian Leadership

SMT3902HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 1000 to 1630

CREDITS: One Credit

The course will survey ethical issues encountered by both Christian leaders and leaders in Christian institutions as well as the styles and theories of leadership and models for effective decision-making that might be employed. The course will use a combination of lectures, discussions and student led seminars. Evaluation: participation, seminar presentation, case analysis, integration paper.

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History of Biblical Interpretation

TRB3911HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S): Deller, Walter

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Mon, Wed TIME: 18:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

For most of Christian history the interpretation of the Bible was a pastoral activity. Drawing on basic notions of post-modern consideration of 'reader response', we will survey the pre-critical interpretation history of the Bible from a diachronic perspective as an unfolding process across history, and in key synchronic snapshots focusing on types of interpretation as specific moments in the history. How do interpretations reflect and repress the tensions, inner dynamics and problematics of the biblical texts to which they are a response? How are they responses to the needs of the community in specific places and times? We will examine theories of interpretation and and also actual examples of interpretation from various periods. Broad topics will include: early Christian interpretation of texts from Leviticus and Ecclesiastes, hermeneutic approaches of Origen, Augustine, Luther and others, mediaeval readings of the book of Ruth, Luther and Calvin as archetypal Reformation readers of scripture, visual art as a form of biblical interpretation, the emergence of historical-critical models of reading, and the cantatas and Passions of J.S. Bach as instances of affective and intellective interpretation.

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Justice: Indiv/Social - Cancelled on Oct 10, 2013

SMT3925HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S): McQueen, Moira

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: TBA TIME: TBA to TBA

CREDITS: One Credit

Case study approach to justice in speech and communication, economic transactions, duties of employers and employees, professional ethics, etc. Case study presentation by students. Prerequisite: fundamental ethics or equivalent.

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Ethics as Theology

WYT3925HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 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.  Themes with which the class with be 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 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S): Lynch, Thomas

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Irregular

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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Bioethics

SAT3952HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Irregular

CREDITS: One Credit

A study of select life issues in light of the Catholic moral tradition. Among the topics to be considered are concepts of the person and the question of the meaning of suffering, new reproductive technologies, abortion, healthcare resource challenges, the new genetics and the ethics of enhancement , questions of cooperation, and various end of life issues. Lectures, readings, discussions, paper, book review, mid-term test and final written exam; the course will also include a limited online component. (Prerequisite: Fundamental Christian Ethics I and II or by Permission of Instructor)

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Contextual Theology and Theological Reflection

TSM5020HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S): Schner, Joseph G.

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course focuses on the theological reflection and socio-cultural analysis of the students' respective contests of ministry and research.

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Theology of Ministry

TSM5021HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S): Schner, Joseph G.

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course aims at a critical understanding of the theoretical base that informs the current practice of ministry. Theories of ministry and their practical consequences in the contemporary church are discussed.

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The Book of Ecclesiastes

WYB5021HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S): Seitz, Christopher

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Close reading in Hebrew of the Book of Ecclesiastes (Koheleth). The course will introduce students to modem historical-critical approaches to Koheleth in conjunction Hebrew reading, syntax, grammar, and exegesis. Recent commentary treatments (Longman, Bartholomew, Fox, and others) will be reviewed for strengths and weaknesses. The place of Ecclesiastes in so-called 'Wisdom Literature' will be examined. alongside its location in the canon. Older classical treatments of Koheleth (Luther) will also be evaluated. The place of the Epilogue and its hermeneutical function, as well as the traditional ascription to Solomon, will be reviewed.

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