Course Catalogue 2016-2017

The Long Scottish Reformation, 1510-1710

KNH3201HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Macdonald, Stuart

Graduate degree students enrol in KNH6201HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

The course will look at developments in Scotland during the Reformation era. The failure of early attempts at reformation, both Lutheran and Catholic, will be discussed as will the eventual success of a model of reformation derived from Calvin's Geneva. The course will look at the evolution of this vision within Scotland and the nature of the reformed Church of Scotland. The course will continue up through the seventeenth century and will look at what scholars are beginning to see as a second reformation.  

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Classics of Christian Spirituality

RGP3206HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Stoeber, Michael

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

CREDITS: One Credit

The course develops major themes in the history of Christian spirituality, through a close reading of selections by Plato, Origen, Pseudo-Dionysius, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Gregory of Palamas, Julian of Norwich, St. Ignatius of Loyola, and Dorothy Day.

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The Image of God

WYT3215HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Robinson, Peter

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

CREDITS: One Credit

To explore what it means to 'be in Christ' with particular reference to the question of the Imago Dei. Students will read from a wide variety of sources and explore different understandings of the Imago Dei from Western and Eastern Orthodox theologians. We will look at how these varied perspectives on the Imago Dei have informed classical theological categories including Trinitarian theology, Christology, Pneumatology, Theological Anthropology, Ecclesiology and Soteriology. These theological understandings will then be applied to appraise concepts of sanctification, a variety of ecclesial models and other issues of praxis.

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IFM/MAMS Pastoral Component

RGP3218HY L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: N/A TIME: NA to NA

PRE-REQUISITES: RGP3687H and RGP3688H CREDITS: One Credit

A 200-hour supervised program to deepen and/or extend the personal and ministerial growth of IFM IMAMS participants. Several options available to students in consultation with Directors of IFM and MAMS programs. 

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Trinity

RGT3223HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This is a textually attentive, historically conscious, and theologically disciplined exploration of the mystery of the Trinity through an explication of the Church's doctrine regarding the Trinity. It begins, therefore, in the definitive revelation of the triune identity of God through and in the person of Jesus Christ. It then traces the development of the Church's reflection and proclamation of this mystery through her controversies and councils, seeks to understand key systematic developments in the Patristic and Medieval periods, and contemplates and engages contemporary approaches and applications. This itinerary of reflection is intended to promote a personal and interior appropriation of the doctrine of the Trinity.

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Priestly Spirituality

SAP3238HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Hogan, James (Séamus) P.

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

CREDITS: One Credit

An examination of the vocation, identity and lifestyle of the Catholic priest for the fostering of his holiness, integrity and health in ministry and the spiritual life.

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Spirituality of Work: Faith-Life in Your Profession

SAP3257HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: N/A Online

CREDITS: One Credit

This course provides the perspectives within which the participants can identify the variables in their work, craft or profession that become the basis for developing a spirituality that could be deepened by the Christian tradition.

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Psalms

SMB3266HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Irwin, William H.

Graduate degree students enrol in SMB6266HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

The course is designed to introduce a critical study of the book of Psalms, its problems and methods. It will combine an investigation into the structure, design and theology of the Psalter with the exegesis of many individual psalms. Careful attention will be paid to their forms and settings in life, particularly their place in ancient liturgies.

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Meditation and Prayer in Comparative Context - Cancelled on Apr 14, 2016

RGP3274HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Stoeber, Michael

Graduate degree students enrol in RGP6274HF

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

PRE-REQUISITES: Completion of one world's religions survey course CREDITS: One Credit

The course will explore in theory and practice various types of meditation and prayer of major religious traditions, including: Christian Lectio Divina, Recollection/Centering Prayer, Taize. and Quaker Worship; Buddhist Mindfulness/Insight meditation; Sufi Contemplation; Hindu Mantra meditation; and certain kinds of Yoga. It will outline and analyze the practices and goals of these types of prayer and meditation, with attention to: particular similarities and differences; their effects on the body, emotions and mind; and their relationship to other aspects of these religious traditions. It will attend to questions pertaining to the possible relevance of prayer and meditation to interreligious dialogue and comparative theology.

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Homiletics II: Preaching in Ministry

EMP3307HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Wilson, Paul Scott

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

PRE-REQUISITES: Homiletics I or its equivalent CREDITS: One Credit

This course is designed to expose students to the breadth and depth of homiletics and offer a range of preaching opportunities and challenges of the sort that might be experienced in serving a church throughout the year. In addition to allowing students to pursue their own interests, the course will explore preaching the church year, preaching on special holidays or occasions like funerals and wededings, key doctrines, social justice and diversity in preaching, culture and the preacher, various sermon forms, topics, social locations and homiletical theories.

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