Course Catalogue 2015-2016

Introduction to Liturgy of Roman Rite

SAP2112HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): McGourty, Michael

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will investigate the sacramental celebrations, the liturgy of the hours and the liturgical year of the Roman Rite from their historical, theological, spiritual and pastoral dimension. Requirements: class attendance, short papers and final exam.

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Anglican Liturgics

WYP2118HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to the art of planning and leading the liturgy, including pastoral offices, in the Anglican Church of Canada. Acquaintance with the current liturgical trends in the Anglican Church of Canada and with general principles of liturgical leadership. Ability to plan Morning Prayer and Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer and the Book of Alternative Services. Tutorial. W 11-12. Class sessions include lectures, discussion and student field reports. Class participation, readings, multiple choice exam.

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Introduction to Evangelical Theology

WYT2121HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Scruggs, Lane

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is an exploration of the historical. rise of the broad Evangelical movement and its internal theological particularities. The course will cover material from the Reformation through the British Isles in the 17th and 18th centuries and examine the profusion of Evangelical expressions in contemporary North American Christianity. Questions of evangelical identity and coherence will be discussed as well as recent theological tensions within North America.

The first half of the course will be devoted to the historical narrative of Evangelical thought rooted in the Reformation and ending with the Fundamentalist movement. The second half of the class will be more topical in nature, covering contemporary North American Evangelicalism's ecclesiology, theological method, ethics, ecumenical posture, and relationship to pub lib life. The goal of the course is to introduce the modern Evangelical movement to those students who are unfamiliar with it and to provide a trans-denominational perspective for students well-versed in one particular expression of the movement.

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Greek Exegesis

KNB2131HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): McLean, Bradley

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course provides practice analyzing and translating early Christian and Jewish Greek texts, and interpreting them with respect to their literary and social contexts. Lecture, discussion. Quizzes, exegetical assignment, final exam.

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Shaping Space for Worship

TRP2134HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Robinson, Gerald

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Examination of the interaction between Theology and Architecture. Exploration of space as a medium of expression. Analysis of the structures inherent in worship and their relation to archetypal building plans. Assisting a congregation to adopt and live its mission. Presentations and analyses. Assessments and re-planning of individual places of worship.

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Congregational/Parish Dynamics - Cancelled on Sep 3, 2015

EMP2141HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will explore dynamics of faith communities in and through their life stages. Formation of new faith communities, and the forces at work in plateaued and declining congregations will be discussed with the opportunity to read and research in depth in a particular area of interest. Students will become familiar with diagnostic and evaluative tools for church health, strategies for rebooting a faltering faith community and modes of pastoral and self care necessary for those charged with the leadership/care of a congregation in the final life stages of its mission. Students will research the procedures specific to their denominational tradition re: the birthing and ending of faith communities.

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Prophetic Literature

SAB2181HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Chung, Frederick Yon-Ho

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course introduces the prophets of Israel from their historical contexts, explores developments, genres and theological themes. Attention will be paid to the role of Israelite prophets in the larger ancient Near East context and prophetic contributions to Israelite expressions of God. Basic methods of exegesis will be reinforced as well as attention to a Catholic framework for interpretation. Lectures, quizzes, exams and a final paper.

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Spiritual Formation in the Anglican Tradition

TRP2202HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Wang, Lisa

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Reflection on aspects of the spiritual formation of the human person and of the postulant for ordination in the Anglican Church. Students will consider topics such as the theology of the human person, longing for God, spiritual motherhood and fatherhood, kenosis, stewardship of the sacraments, preaching and prayer, and how these inform our understanding of the priesthood.

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The Call to Prophecy

RGB2210HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 16:00 to 18:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Exploration of the function of prophecy in Israel using as a point of departure the vocation texts of the three major prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel. Written examination or paper.

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Benedictine Spirituality & Foundations of New Monasticism

WYP2210HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Gefvert, Sr. Constance Joanna

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 19:00

CREDITS: One Credit

St. Benedict's "Little Rule", written in the fourth century, is the primary source of Anglican spirituality, liturgy and ecclesiology. Since the mid-twentieth century it has had a profound influence on the "New Monasticism", Fresh Expressions, and the Emergence movement. The course will examine the historical roots of Benedictine spirituality in the desert tradition, the spread of the Benedictine  radition across Europe and the British Isles, the clash between the Roman Benedictine tradition and Celtic spirituality, the profound influence of Benedictine liturgy during the English Reformation especially in the shaping of the Book of Common Prayer, and the influence of Benedict's Rule on the development of Anglican and ecumenical religious communities. As we follow the tradition into the 20th and 21st centuries we will examine the increasing interest in Benedictine monastic spirituality among lay people, and the evolution of monastic life into the "mixed economy" of traditional and emerging "new monastic" communities and fresh expressions of monasticism.

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