Course Catalogue 2014-2015

Moral Theology

SAT1905HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Gittens, Peter

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to Catholic moral theology. Among the topics to be studied are: scripture, tradition, natural law, relationship between faith and morality, moral norms, virtue and vice, freedom, conscience and magisterium, etc. Assigned readings, discussion board assignments and responses, unit tests, written assignment paper.

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History of Christianity III (1648-present)

TRH2210HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Clarke, Jr., John W.

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

This introductory course examines the history of Christianity from the Peace of Westphalia (1648) to the end of the twentieth century. As will be demonstrated throughout the course, the major catalyst for change has been, and continues to be, the constant tension between the inherently static nature of the historic Church and the forces of modernity. Throughout the course we will see how modern culture, which includes but is not limited to, contemporary politics, philosophy, literature, and painting, exercised an overwhelming influence on the development of eighteenth-century, nineteenth-century, and twentieth-century Christianity.

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"For Such a Time as This": Insights and Issues from the Books of Ruth and Esther for Today

WYB2221HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Taylor, Marion Ann

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

CREDITS: One Credit

We will read the books of Ruth and Esther together with the cloud of witnesses from the past and present who found them not only life giving but also, especially in the case of Esther, deeply troubling. We will examine techniques and strategies used for reading these and other Old Testament narratives through history. We will explore the contexts of Ruth and Esther within both the ancient world and Scripture. We will examine their contents making use of a variety of traditional and innovative interpretive techniques and strategies (including theological exegesis, disaster and trauma studies, and narrative studies). We will consider how these books speak to us as individuals and as the church in the twenty-first century.

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History of Modern Catholicism (1648 - present)

SMH2229HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Mon, Wed TIME: 1800 to 2100

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is an introductory survey of the institutional and social history of Modern Catholicism from 1648 to the present. It explores the reciprocal relationship between history and the development of Catholicism in faith and practice. Much attention will be given to significant events and important personalities that shaped global Catholicism throughout the period. Special attention will be given to the lived experience of Catholicism globally and in the particular context of Canada. Lectures; Discussions; Primary Source Analysis; Research Paper and Final Examination.

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Christology

SAT2242HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 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.  Mid-term test, final exam.

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Christology

SMT2242HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Systematic and pastoral approach to christology and soteriology. Emphasis on New Testament christologies, later developments, contemporary interpretations. Study of the impact on christology of such issues as the continuing quest for the historical Jesus, dialogue with other religions, and in particular with Judaism, the challenge of liberation and feminist theologies, and the new cosmology. Seminar participation, short paper, take-home exam.

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Spiritual Formation for Ministry - Cancelled on May 4, 2015

WYP2252HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Designed to be experienced early in the programs of all students preparing for vocational ministry, this course will provide a pathway toward spiritual refreshment, deeper commitment and disciplined living.  It will be a blend of classroom and practical experiences in the spiritual disciplines culminating in a 24 hour personal spiritual retreat.  It is not intended to be a time of learning about intimacy, commitment and spiritual discipline.  It is meant to be a week of making space for intimacy, reflection, prayer, worship, meditation, solitude, commitment and the nurturing of community. Students should be prepared to fully engage in the exercises that will be planned for the sake of their own journey with God. It is anticipated that having experienced some of these things together we will have learned some things about pointing others in similar directions. Lectures, discussion, spiritual retreat. Evaluation: pre-course reading, class participation, retreat, personal assessment.

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The Book of Psalms and the Christian Life - Cancelled on Dec 31, 2014

WYB2264HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Taylor, Marion Ann

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Irregular

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will examine how the Psalms have been read, interpreted and proclaimed from the time of their composition through to today. Attention will be given to the questions relating to the formation of the book of Psalms, its use through history, current theological issues arising out of the Psalms and the exegesis of representative Psalms. NOTE: Pre-course assignment due on first day of class. See syllabus on Wycliffe website (wycliffecollege.ca) for details.

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Spiritual Formation in the Gospel of Mark

WYP2272HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Irregular

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is intended to open multiple avenues of spiritual growth and formation through a dedicated study of the first half of the gospel of Mark. Student participants will participate in 14 two and a half hour studies over the course of 7 days. These studies will consist of an individual study component, a small group discussion and a large group discussion with application. Topics covered include: the authority of Jesus, fear versus faith, the secret of the kingdom of God, conflict, questions of what true unbelief is, and the identity of Jesus. Teaching methods: Pre-course Reading ; Writing assignment; Class participation in Inductive scripture study; Communal living arrangement (Ontario Pioneer Camp at a cost of approximately $400); Journalling; Post-course reflection and summation in final paper. Means of evaluation: Pre course reading assignments with paper; course participation and reflective journaling and final summative paper.

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Reformed Spirituality: Spirituality of the Cross

KNT2310HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 9:30 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The cross is a symbol of suffering, injustice, loss and death, and yet, also a symbol of the hidden power of God to save, liberate and transform human life.  Following the spiritual theology of Paul and the narrative of the gospels, the cross is not only a theological symbol but a path, a way - a critical and necessary element of the spiritual journey which requires a dying in order to experience resurrection life. In this course, we will explore this way of understanding the cross as it is develops in Paul, Augustine and Medieval Spirituality. We will then focus on Luther’s ‘Theology of the Cross’ as it develops out of this theological and spiritual way. We will then study Calvin’s doctrine of the Christian life in Book 3 of his Institutes and how it incorporates elements of Luther’s thought. We will then explore the Reformed tradition and how theology and spirituality meet each other, how they emerge in Schleiermacher and Barth, and a final section on 20th century theological and spiritual exemplars of this tradition outside the mainstream.  

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