Course Catalogue 2014-2015

Introduction to the Old Testament

SMB1007HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Macumber, Heather

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 1800 to 2100

CREDITS: One Credit

A survey of the religious traditions of ancient Israel as they are reflected in the diverse types of literature found in the First Testament, with emphasis on their historical development and their relevance for contemporary ministry. Topics to be considered include: Israelite origins, settlement of the land, social structures, the monarchy, prophecy, the exile and return. Weekly lectures and discussion, plus mandatory one-hour tutorial; research papers, application paper, class participation.

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History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

TRH1010HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Butcher, Brian A.

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

From the subapostolic age to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam.

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History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

WYH1010HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Graber, Gary

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

From the subapostolic age to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam. Class participation, course portfolio, one short essay, and two other academic exercises (choice of reading notes, short papers, weekly quizzes, final exam, etc.).

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New Testament Hermeneutics

SAB1081HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Carpinelli, Francis G.

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Irregular

CREDITS: One Credit

Survey of New Testament world, authors, theologies. Introduction to the historical-critical and other methods of exegesis. Focus on the relation of hermeneutic to Christian Theological traditions; determining the senses of Scripture, the intent of the author, the structures in the texts; stance of the reader. Lecture/Discussion; paper; mid-term and final exam.

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Educational Ministry of the Church

KNP1446HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Song, Nam Soon

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

What is educational ministry? How can we reshape Christian Education in our congregation in order to revitalize the church and society? Exploring the structure of educational theory, reflecting one's educational experience in the church, engaging in dialogue with theorists in Christian Education, we will attempt to refashion christian Education for today's church, and create a vision of Christian education in order to revitalize the congregation.

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New Testament Greek

KNB1513YF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): McLean, Bradley

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

CREDITS: Two Credits

This course will introduce students to the basic grammar, syntax, and pronunciation, of Greek.  Students will build a basic working vocabulary, and apply this knowledge to a reading, John 1-6 and the Lord's Prayer.  Quizzes; final exam.

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UCC General Council

EMP1602HF L0601 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Couture, Pamela

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Irregular TIME: TBA to TBA

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores the processes, polity and concerns of the United Church of Canada as they converge on the every-three-year General Council and as the agenda of the church emerges from General Council discussions. It involves preparation through webinars hosted through the United Church offices.  Four days on-site at General Council (August, 2015).  Two preparatory papers, final paper and oral presentation.

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The Church, The Faith and Our World - Cancelled on Mar 11, 2015

WYP1610HF L4101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Robinson, Peter

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: TBA

CREDITS: One Credit

Exploration of leadership and ministry in the context of a theological understanding of the nature of the Church and the scope of its ministry. Weekly readings, class participation, critical review assignments, book review, major paper.

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Community Development: Theory, Models, Theology

WYP1616HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kupp, David

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 9:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course provides an introduction and overview to the core issues, approaches and players for Christian practitioners of community development, within both Canadian and international settings. As an overview to the theory, models and theology of community development, this is the local counterpart to the international development focus of the current course WYP1615: "International Development:Global Issues, Power & Players." This course helps students build a platform for their engagement as lay and ordained community practitioners in local community settings. Worldviews, approaches and actors are explored across the community development spectrum, as are the patterns and lenses of local faith-based organizations. Theories and models are examined which assess and address the local nature and dynamics of poverty, participation, power and community ownership. The inter-relationships between vision, values and practice are explored, along with the roles of local government, business and civil society players in working with the marginalized and vulnerable. This course will especially engage: - the theory and theology of 'belonging' and 'place' - community development as a social, political, economic, ecological and spiritual process - historic and contemporary issues and debates within community development - Canadian vs. global South poverty, marginalization and development - models of participation and empowerment - civil society, the church and community development - appreciative inquiry and assets-based community development - community development that transforms: faith, spirituality and holistic approaches - a critical path for engaging community development - community mobilization and conscientization.

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Management and Leadership of Non-Profit Organisations

WYP1621HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Rowe, W. Clayton

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 9:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

In this course, students examine the unique characteristics and roles of leaders within non-profit organisations in our society. Sectoral Issues as well as practical factors pertaining to the effective management and leadership of non-profit organisations within a diverse contexts will be explored.
Students will focus on six significant capacity areas of management and leadership: strategy, HR, Financial Stewardship, Resource Development, Program, and Team Leadership.

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