Course Catalogue 2014-2015

The lgnatian Theology of Religious Life

RGT3507HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mongeau, Gilles M.

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COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Tue, Thu TIME: 17:00 to 20:00

CREDITS: One Credit

A close reading of the foundational texts of the following lgnatian religious communities: the Society of Jesus, the Sisters of Saint Joseph, the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Faithful Companions of Jesus, and the Xavieres Missionaries of Christ Jesus. Through a comparative study of constitutions, spiritual writings of the founders and their correspondece, we will bring to light key elements that characterize the ignatian theology of religious life: understanding of mission and ministry; purpose and structures of community living; theology of governance; theology of the vows; anthropology and soteriology; understanding of Christ and of God. Methodological questions of historical and cultural context, exegesis, and theological interpretation of spiritual and canonical texts will also be addressed.

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Spiritual Crises and Care

KNP3510HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Edmison, Katherine

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Fri TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Practitioners of spiritual care, whether in institutional, community or ecclesial contexts, need to be able to recognize and respond to the multiple ways that death, major loss and mental health can impact human behaviour, relationships and functioning.  This course covers central theories related to care in the face of trauma, suicide, crisis, and grief.  As well, it provides a strong grounding to understand common mental health challenges that can impact healing, including mood disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as identified in the DSM-V. Students will have the opportunity to develop assessment and spiritual care practices to work effectively with people facing life-altering situations.  This course is intended for CPE students and interested others.

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The Sin Seminar: Engaging Hamartiology

WYT3510HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Sumner, George R.

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

CREDITS: One Credit

The Doctrine of Sin has suffered several critiques in recent times, and yet we live in an era aware of structural injustices and horrendous evil. This course will consider the major approaches to the doctrine in the tradition, the insights available in art and literature, and what a reconstruction of the doctrine might look like. Relations to contemporary subjects like psychotherapy and brain science will also be considered.

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Working with Couples in Pastoral Counselling and Marriage & Family Therapy

EMP3514HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 13:00 to 18:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will explore the theory and practice of working with couples in pastoral counselling and marriage and family therapy, and will focus on family systems theory, Imago therapy and emotionally focused couple therapy. Attention will be given to premarital counselling, developmental issues and relationship breakdown, as well as interventions and strategies related to conflict and intimacy. Spiritual themes will be examined that enhance and deepen work with couples.

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Augustine for Postmoderns

TRT3522HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

A seminar offered each summer on some aspect of the History of Theology with Professor James K.A. Smith, Visiting Distinguished Professor. Participants will explore one or more authors according to themes established by Professor Smith in his current research and writing. Theme for Summer 2015: What could a fifth-century North African bishop possibly have to say to us secular cosmopolitans? Why read Augustine in our "secular age?" Because, in fact, our secular age is already an Augustinian age. To tweak Faulkner just a bit, Augustine isn't dead; he isn't even past. We don't need to engage in acrobatics of "relevance" to cultivate interest in a fifth-century North African bishop because, in a sense, he's been with us this whole time: he just went underground. He is part of our cultural subconscious. And if you dig below the surface, you start to see him everywhere. You'll notice that Hannah Arendt, under the (official) direction of Karl Jaspers (and the unofficial, er, "tutelage" of Martin Heidegger) did her dissertation on Augustine. Or that a fellow north African and existentialist, Albert Camus, also wrote a dissertation on Augustine and Neoplatonism. The genealogy of an "existentialist" strain of 20th-century philosophy is quite directly Augustinian. In important ways, Heidegger's Being and Time was the stone dropped in the pond of our complacency. His analysis of our pathetic, derivative conformity to the chattering of "the they," coupled with his call for a resolute choice of a "project" that summons us to authenticity-these turn out to be Heidegger's translations of Augustine into the language of phenomenology. While Being and Time seemed to drop from the sky, sui generis, in 1927, by the 1990s, when Heidegger's early lectures from 1919-1923 began to be published in his Gesamtausgabe [Collected Works], we learned that his analysis was far from original. In fact, we can see all of Heidegger's categories emerge in an important lecture course on-you guessed it-Augustine's Confessions. This course will consider the theological significance of Augustine's enduring influence on philosophy (and culture) in the 20th and 21st century, exploring the direct Augustinian influence on contemporary theorists such as Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt, Albert Camus, Jacques Derrida, Jean-Francais Lyotard, Jean-Luc Marion, and John Milbank (and "Radical Orthodoxy" more broadly).

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Oliver O'Donovan's Theology of Culture - Cancelled on Jun 1, 2015

TRT3531HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will engage the O’Donovan’s corpus as a portal to perennial and contemporary questions in theology of culture and moral theology.  We will also engage critical readings of O’Donovan’s work.  Students will be encouraged to pursue research projects that tackle a specific theme in O’Donovan’s corpus, putting him in conversation with other contemporary thinkers from a range of traditions. Note: for summer 2015 Professor Smith will deal with Augustine for Postmoderns. A new course description will be developed.

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Psychology & Religion

RGP3550HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Schner, Joseph G.

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COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Irregular TIME: 13:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The course will begin with a discussion of the relationship between psychology and religion. It will then explore the relationship between religion and psychology -- history, methodology, research and application. It will review psychological theories and research on personality and their relationship to spirituality, religious behaviour, individual differences and abnormality, and review research on religious development. These findings will then be applied within the context of the social and organizational psychology of the church. Students will be asked to write several reports on assigned readings and a longer essay for the end of the term. A previous course in introductory psychology would be helpful but not essential.

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Clinical Pastoral Education - Basic 1

TSP3551YF L4101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: TST SCHEDULE: Irregular

CREDITS: Two Credits

Offered by the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice & Education (CAPPE). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

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Clinical Pastoral Education - Advanced 1

TSP3553YF L4101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: TST SCHEDULE: TBA

CREDITS: Two Credits

Offered by the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice & Education (CAPPE). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

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Clinical Pastoral Education - Advanced 2

TSP3554YF L4101 SESSION: Summer 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: TST SCHEDULE: Irregular

CREDITS: Two Credits

Offered by the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice & Education (CAPPE). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

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