Course Catalogue 2014-2015

Jesus and the Games We Play

EMB2951HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

In Mark 8:28, Jesus asks, "Who do you say that I am?" Christians have answered this question in complex and often conflicting ways, leading to a variety of depictions of Jesus that often bear little resemblance to one another.  This course will examine how Jesus comes to be understood as culturally significant in differing contexts, a "sticky" figure to whom various values and ideals become affixed. More precisely, this course will look at how Jesus is continually re-fashioned to advance specific social interests- how we see in Jesus what we want to see and consequently understand him to be on "our" side of a given debate.

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Theological Field Education

RGF3010HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Lavin, Margaret

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: TBA TIME: TBA to TBA

CREDITS: One Credit

This is the required theological and professional preparation for ministry two-credit course for the Master of Divinity Program. It is a 250 hour ministry placement in a supervised ministry setting chosen by the student in consultation with the Director of Theological Field Education. Supervised ministry provides divinity candidates with the opportunity to gain professional competence, build a framework for raising practical theological issues, acquire a comprehensive and realistic view of the church and its ministries, and develop a ministerial identity. Means of evaluation: Contextual analysis, case study, self-evaluation, and supervisor evaluation of the candidate. Pass/Fail.

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Spirituality & Catholic Educator

SAP3256HF L4101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Sat, Irregular TIME: 9:00 to 16:00

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. 40%; One synthesis paper or two shorter papers: 60%

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Prayer and Meditation Through Pencil, Pastel, and Ink Sketching

RGP3273HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Stoeber, Michael

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: 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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Wisdom Literature

TRB3321HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Deller, Walter

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Tue, Thu TIME: 18:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

What does it mean to be wise? How does the Bible understand wisdom as a revelation of God? How might suffering, anomie, and meaninglessness help us grow in our grasp of God's desire for the world and human community? Our focus will be primarily the books of Proverbs, Qohelet (Ecclesiastes) and Job (with an occasional glance at other parts of the biblical traditions) as the classic exemplars of the wisdom tradition of ancient Israel. We will consider cross cultural questions about ancient Near Eastern Wisdom, the evolution of the wisdom tradition, the figure of Sophia, and contemporary responses to the wisdom literature. How might wisdom literature be useful in pastoral and other ministry settings?

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Art, Religion and Theology: "Theologies" of Art in the Christian Tradition

ICH3350HS L4101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Smick, Rebekah

Graduate degree students enrol in ICH6350HS

COLLEGE: Institute for Christian Studies SCHEDULE: Mon, Wed TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The course will explore significant ways that Christians have theologized the arts, artistry and art culture in Eastern and Western Christendom. The course will compare the varieties of theologies that have emerged from within the Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox traditions. The study will involve looking at paintings, icons, altarpieces, and socially and culturally engaged works of art as well as pertinent theological writings. Students will be evaluated on class participation, seminar presentations, and a research paper on an approved topic. The methodology used in the course will be a mix of lecture and class discussion on assigned readings.

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Preaching Practicum: 1 Corinthians - Cancelled on Jan 5, 2015

KNP3372HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Irregular TIME: 9:30 to 12:30

CREDITS: One Credit

This course focuses on a pastoral interpretation of 1 Corinthians and how this letter may be proclaimed in the life of the church today. Through an investigation of letter structure, a social cultural reading, congregational studies, and homiletical theory this course will seek to elucidate the possibilities of Paul's letter for preaching today. Prerequisites: Introductory courses in both preaching and New Testament.

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Awakening the Spirit, Sharpening Conscience: Media & Religious Education

SMP3413HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 900 to 1200

CREDITS: One Credit

The media and youth culture are an integral part of the emergent meanings and developing values of young people. Media and their messages challenge and support, as well as threaten and undermine the spiritual, moral, and faith journey of youth. The course explores the complex world of late childhood and adolescence. It seeks to develop, with the participants, practical responses for youth ministers and religious educators that engage the media of popular culture, take seriously young people's questions and dreams, and draw on the power and wisdom of the Scriptures and Church tradition. The course will consist of lectures, seminar presentations, group assignments and a final paper or project.

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Faith Development Across the Lifespan - Cancelled on Oct 6, 2014

SMP3421HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Examination of contemporary theories of human growth and development, and the contribution that such theories offer to the understanding of religious development and the praxis of religious education. Particular attention is paid to the impact of post-modern culture on the possibility of faith today.

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Baptism and Christian Initiation in the New Testament and the Church - Cancelled on May 4, 2015

TRT3421HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores the theology of Baptism and Christian initiation in the New Testament and the early Church with a view to informing contemporary baptismal theology. Topics will include John the Baptist and his relationship to Jesus and to the early Church, baptism and the work of the Holy Spirit in the beginning of the Christian life, the interpretation of key New Testament baptismal texts, and baptismal and Catechetical developments in the early Patristic period. Consideration will be given to the role of critical Biblical scholarship and theological exegesis as it pertains to contemporary baptismal controversies and ecumenical developments.

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