Course Catalogue 2015-2016

Biblical Foundations

ICB2010HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Ansell, Nicholas

COLLEGE: Institute for Christian Studies SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 9:30 to 12:30

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will explore the Bible as the ongoing story of and for God and creation, paying special attention to the way in which God's story is intertwined with that of humanity and the world. In asking whether and in what way the Bible is also our story, we will attempt to identify which hermeneutical methods might help us discern its significance for present day life, including the academic enterprise.

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History of Christianity II

TRH2010HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Billett, Jesse

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The history of the Christian Church (mainly in the West) from the birth of a spiritually united medieval Europe under Charlemagne to its fragmentation in the Reformation and the Thirty Years' War; Pagans and missionaries; Popes and patriarchs. Princes and councils; Reformers and radicals; Monks and friars. Theology and heresy; Daily Christian life and worship; The course will consist of lectures and group discussions of selected primary sources; GRADING PROCEDURES: short weekly reading quizzes (matching, multiple choice, etc.), portfolio of short article summaries, class participation.

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Biblical Hebrew I

EMB2013HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue, Thu TIME: 16:00 to 18:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The goal of Biblical Hebrew I and its adjoining course Biblical Hebrew II is to provide both students training for designated ministry and those students who wish to continue in advanced degree studies with a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew. The acquired skills may be used for the purposes of homiletical exegesis, scholarship pursuit, and the general pleasure of textual theological interpretations. Classes are twice weekly, and consist of lecture, homework tutorial, quizzes and quiz review, translation work, and theological reflections posted on Twitter. 

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Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation

EMP2019HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 19:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Mindfulness Meditation is a Buddhist practice that has in recent times expanded into the secular such as psychotherapy and counseling. This course will focus on the religious context and soteriological goals for which meditation is practiced within the Buddhist traditions. To this end, students will focus on the Theravada School and the Eight-Fold Path but will also look at the other Buddhist lineages that are centered on meditation, namely, Zen, Chan, and Son within the Mahayana School. This course will enable students in pastoral care, Buddhist or otherwise, to see the benefits of meditation in the two contexts of the sacred and the secular and thereby make appropriate application of mindfulness meditation within their own profession.

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Introduction to Preaching

TRP2031HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Rois, Judy

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of preaching. The student will learn to read a text closely, exegete a passage, and develop dynamic oral communication skills. Attention will be paid to the postmodern context, contemporary homiletical theory, and different sermonic forms. The student will be encouraged to be creative and find his/her own voice in a supportive environment. Expectations: written assignments, class exercises, one full length sermon, and one short homily.

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The Birth of Theology

TRH2061HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Neelands, David

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

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to Patristic thought to 451 AD, surveying principal writers East and West. Detailed study of Athanasius On the Incarnation and The Tome of Leo. 

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The Birth of Theology

TRH2061HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Neelands, David

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to Patristic thought to 451 AD, surveying principal writers East and West. Detailed study of Athanasius On the Incarnation and The Tome of Leo. Lectures, readings, four short reports and a final oral examination.

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The Bride of the Lamb: Systematic Theology II

WYT2101HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores the activity of God from creation to new creation, with special emphasis on the Spirit's work in the Church. We also examine the image of God in the human person and the nature of sin. This course presupposes Systematic Theology I. Lectures, tutorials. Short papers, final exam.

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History of Liturgy: An Introduction - Cancelled on Sep 28, 2015

TRP2111HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Liturgy is a product of the society and culture that produced it. The history of liturgy can be understood and studied as a means of understanding the history of the people who wrote the liturgical texts and thus help us understand the texts better. Conversely, liturgical texts can also help us to better understand the social and historical factors at play in the time and place a liturgical text was written. This understanding then allows the liturgist to better understand the context of the theology that underpins a liturgical text. This course will examine major liturgical texts and historical moments in the Christian West, with an eye toward seeing how history, theology and liturgy are closely linked.

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Iconology: doctrinal and liturgical theology of iconography

TRT2111HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 19:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Training and sensitising students' eyes and minds to the Orthodox Way of understanding iconography. Iconology is a visual-liturgical theology, which teaches doctrine and promotes worship by ordering space and worship-function. Iconography is a rhetoric, not a "mystical spirituality." Attention to the development of critical skills for seeing/understanding, especially text-image relationships, and to iconological programming.

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