Course Catalogue 2013-2014

Qualitative Research and Design

TSM5022HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S): Schner, Joseph G.

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course gives an overview of qualitative research methods in light of the students' respective research theology and design. It is focused on the elaboration of the DMin thesis proposal.

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Anabaptist Spirituality in Historical Context I

CGH6115HF 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

RGP6251HF 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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Contemplation in Action - Cancelled on Feb 27, 2014

RGT6322HF 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

KNT6345HF 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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Social World of Ancient Israel - Cancelled on Feb 11, 2014

KNB6351HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This advanced seminar will be grounded in a sociological study of ancient Israel as a basis for critical applications/appropriation of social world topics in contemporary contexts. Social scientific models have been used in biblical studies to describe, analyze and contextualize social realities such as: social groups (e.g., family, clan, tribe, elite classes); cultural relationships (e.g., honor/shame, marriage; debt servitude); patterns of behavior (e.g., sacrifice, prophecy, gender); political structures (e.g., monarchy, empire); political, economic and social change (e.g., emergence of states, changes in social stratification); historical eras (e.g., early Israel, Judah under Persian rule); and socially constructed realities (e.g., ethnicity, gender, language and rhetoric, symbolism). When practiced with post-modem and ideological criticisms, social scientific criticism also identifies the social context of the interpreter and the construction and use of models and interpretation of data in contemporary contexts and issues.
The first part of the course will cover methods and topics in the sociology of  ncient Israel, reading in the literature of social scientific criticism in the last three decades in Hebrew Bible studies. We will study the impact of social scientific  methods on Biblical research and interpretation, including perspectives that emerged in biblical studies across disciplines with literary, feminist, ideological, liberation theology, and global hermeneutical approaches. We will consider heuristic models for appropriating and critiquing insights from the study of ancient social worlds in contemporary applications. In the second half of the course, each student will give a seminar presentation that reviews one of the topics of the social world of the HB. The final research paper assigned will use a social scientific reading of an HB text to create a hermeneutic for appropriation of ancient data, and suggest connections to a contemporary social issue. Contemporary issues for student research focus can include gender, feminism, land, ecology, stratification, cities, community, empire and resistance, etc.

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Suffering and Hope

KNP6501HF 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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Professional Ethics in Counselling - Cancelled on Apr 4, 2013

RGP6564HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Mon, Thu TIME: 9:30 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will examine a number of core issues which impact pastoral counsellors and marriage and family therapists who are currently working in a variety of private and institutional contexts. A case studies approach will be used in dialogue with the most current ethical codes of conduct outlined by several major certifying and regulating bodies in the Canada and the United States, such as the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC, formerly CAPPE), the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT/OAMFT), and the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC). The main purpose of the course will be to foster a deepening sense of the essential nature of ethical reflection and accountability to clients and the counselling profession in general. Evaluation: class participation, weekly assignments/quizzes, class presentation, major paper. This course has been pre-approved by the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) as fulfilling the ethics requirement for their certification programs in Supervised Pastoral Education Certification (CPE & PCE).

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The New Evangelisation Imperative

RGT6631HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S): Goulding, Gill K.

Basic degree students enrol in RGT3631HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This intensive course explores the understanding of New Evangelization within the Roman Catholic Church taking the October 2012 Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith as a starting point and tracing the historical context from Evangeli Nuntiandi (and referencing Vatican II documents Lumen Gentium and Ad Gentes), the substantive theological issues emerging through the pontificates of John Paul II and Benedict XVI and the future possibilities of the New Evangelization seen as a radical challenge to all members of the Church.

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Gospel of Mark - Cancelled on Feb 10, 2014

WYB6655HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2014 INSTRUCTOR(S): Jervis, Ann

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

CREDITS: One Credit

A consecutive exegetical examination of the Gospel of Mark with discussion of critical issues in gospel studies. Prerequisite: Introduction to NT. Reading, commentary writing, participation.

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