Course Catalogue 2015-2016

20th Century Church History, 1900-1960

SAH2224HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Sketches 4 major ways in which 20th C. culture challenged the pre-Vatican church, 1900-1960. Explores various individual attempts to find creative solutions to these crises, as well as the main official responses from the Magisterium. Lecture-seminars and readings. Weekly e-mail questions, class participation, and final take home exam-paper.

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Spirituality of the Jewish Year

SMP2241HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Anderson, Anne

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to Judaism through study of the Sabbath and festivals of the Jewish year. Designed for Christians, enables students to teach and to preach from an understanding of our Jewish roots. Readings, term project, written or oral exam.

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Christology

SAT2242HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Lombardi, Josephine Lovrick, Peter

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Irregular

CREDITS: One Credit

Answering Jesus' question: "Who do people say I am?", course uses Old Testament expectations, New Testament data, Conciliar definitions and contemporary issues. 

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Modern Athesim

TRH2253HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Clarke, Jr., John W.

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

This introductory course surveys the history of atheism and secularization from the mid-eighteenth-century Western European Enlightenment to the present. We will not only read selections from some of the most important English, Scottish, German, and American atheists, agnostics, and rationalists of the period, but also examine and discuss how contemporary political and social thought contributed to the rise of secular thought and gradual decline in theological orthodoxy. The course will demonstrate how the writings of atheists and theological rationalists have always been predicated on significant intellectual and emotional tensions between orthodox Christianity and contemporary culture. Participation, research summary, book report, online final exam

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Popular Christian Apologetics in the 20th Century

TRH2254HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 13:00 to 15:00

CREDITS: One Credit

An Apologist is a person who defends someone or something. During the social and religious upheaval of the twentieth century, a group of popular writers living in England became Apologists for Christianity, and used a combined approach of intellect, matter-of-factness, and humour to promote their beliefs. In this course, we will look at selected writings from some Christian Apologists of the twentieth century, as well as their detractors, and we will discuss the need for Christian Apologetics in the twenty-first century, and the ways we define our own faith.

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The Psalms

SAB2261HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Chung, Frederick Yon-Ho

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Fri TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The Psalter can be viewed as a distillation of Israel's history, spirituality, liturgy, wisdom, Torah and messianic hopes. This course will examine some of the key elements of Hebrew poetry exemplified by the Psalms. In the study of the Psalms according to their literary forms or genres, their unique poetic and thematic features will be highlighted. Some consideration will be given to thematic groupings of Psalms such as Creation Psalms and Penitential Psalms. The spirituality of the Psalms will be explored both through Patristic literature and modern authors. This course will consider the messianic and Christological reading of the Psalms.

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Psych & Spirituality

SAP2261HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Marrocco, Mary

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

An overview of psychological and psychotherapeutic methods, highlighting selected topics in psychotherapy and psychopathology, all in the context of pastoral counselling and spiritual formation. 

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Introduction to Homiletics

SAP2301HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Lovrick, Peter

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Fri TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to Homiletics is a one-semester course that gives students the opportunity to look at the theology, tradition and practice of Catholic preaching. Students will examine particular questions, issues and challenges in homiletics from a Catholic perspective, survey the development of preaching throughout Church history, determine how Roman Catholic preaching can be informed by the theory and practice in other traditions, and articulate the characteristics of good preaching . This course is a prerequisite for Advanced Homiletics and involves lectures, online postings, presentations, interviews and papers.

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Basics of Preaching

WYP2301HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Robinson, Peter

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 10:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The student will develop a theological framework regarding the character and place of preaching in the life of a local Church. This includes the place of the Church within the mission of God, the importance of analyzing and engaging with the way culture shapes the local community, and the understanding of what it means to be faithful to God in the way we handle the biblical text. The student will also learn to identify and implement the basic skills that are foundational to preaching. Weekly reading, listening to sermons by a variety of preachers, class participation, preparation, delivery and critique of sermons.

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Philosophy of Ecclesiastical History: Sacred and Profane

TRH2316HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Clarke, Jr., John W.

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

This introductory historiographical course surveys select 'sacred' and 'profane' works of church history by some of the most important ecclesiastical historians and philosophers active from the mid-first century AD until the mid-twentieth century (including, but not limited to, Luke, Augustine, Foxe, Bossuet, Voltaire, Hegel, Ranke, and Acton). Participation in online discussion group, research paper, critical response/book report, online final exam.

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