Course Catalogue 2015-2016

Reading and Teaching the Old Testament

CGB1011HF L4101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Suderman, W. Derek

COLLEGE: Conrad Grebel SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 13:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will study the literary genres, the history of composition, and the canonization of the Old Testament texts. The course will examine various hermeneutical approaches to the Old Testament. The course will examine various hermeneutical approaches to the Old Testament, focusing on their implications for Christian theological interpretation. It will introduce some methods of teaching the Old Testament in various settings.

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A Global History of Christianity - a survey

KNH1015HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Macdonald, Stuart

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

CREDITS: One Credit

A survey of the history of Christianity and an introduction to the study of Christian history. 

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New Testament Hermeneutics

SAB1081HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Werbylo, Walter Nusca, Robert

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

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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Thinking Theologically

CGT1101HF L4101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Bergen, Jeremy M.

COLLEGE: Conrad Grebel SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS:

An introduction to the main themes in theology, with attention to the nature of theological argumentation. Trinity, creation, theological anthropology, Jesus Christ, ecclesiology, other religions, eschatology, Anabaptist-Mennonite theology, political theology, modernity/ postmodernity, the vocation of the theologian.

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Introduction to Worship

KNP1101HF L0601 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Travis, Sarah

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores the nature of Christian worship from a Reformed perspective. What are the foundations of Reformed Worship? What is distinctive about the theological and practical realities of Reformed Worship? By engaging with historical and contemporary sources, students will discover the basics of worship leadership in Presbyterian pastoral settings.

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Reformed Theology in Dialogue - Cancelled on Jul 10, 2015

KNT1101HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Fensham, Charles James

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Online TIME: TBA to TBA

CREDITS: One Credit

This course introduces students to the central categories of Christian theology as these loci have been developed in what the Christian tradition has called Systematic Theology. The course will focus on how these major doctrinal themes have been articulated in the Reformed Protestant tradition, and set this perspective in dialogue with other traditional, contemporary, and ecumenical perspectives in theology. Each topic will be explored in relation to its classical formulation as well as with reference to modern (and postmodern) reassessments of the classical tradition in the cultural and global context of the Christian churches in the 21st century. Lectures, weekly reflection assignments, final essay.

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Foundations of Theology

RGT1101HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Rixon, Gordon A.

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 17:00 to 19:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course examines the historical development and contemporary practice of theology as an exercise of intellectual probity and religious commitment. Topics include the origins of Christian theology, its historical development, the relationship of religious narrative to religious doctrine, faith and reason, revelation and authority, tradition and development. The course introduces Bernard Lonergan

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Foundations of Theology

SAT1101HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Graham, Donald G.

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to theology and the elements of Catholic theology. Revelation, Faith, Tradition, Church doctrine, infallibility, biblical inspiration. Lectures, mid-term test, final exam.

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Foundations of Theology

SAT1101HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Lombardi, Josephine

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to theology and the elements of Catholic theology. Revelation, Faith, Tradition, Church doctrine, infallibility, biblical inspiration. Lectures, mid-term test, final exam.

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Introductory Biblical Hebrew

SMB1101YY L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Holmstedt, Robert D.

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Tue, Thu TIME: 12:00 to 14:00

CREDITS: Two Credits

An introduction to the language of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Study of basic grammar and vocabulary in order to read easier prose and poetic texts. This course is taught with a "communicative" pedagogy, by which students learn to read, write, and even speak Biblical Hebrew. The ultimate goal of the communicative approach is to sensitize language learners to Biblical Hebrew as a human language so that the biblical texts can be read with greater sensitivity. Note that there is an additional tutorial hour that students may attend.

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