Course Catalogue 2016-2017

Dual Citizenship: Gospel and Culture - Cancelled on Jun 23, 2016


COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 9:30 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will examine the fundamental tension in which Christians have always lived and served: through precept, metaphor, and example the Church has been told to be "salt and light" in the world and yet be "unspotted" by it; we are to be ''in" yet not "of" the world; on one hand we are to be "citizens of heaven" and yet the apostle Paul boldly used his Roman citizenship to advantage. The course will juxtapose the Biblical vision of the Church with western society as currently constituted. Dominant cultural values will be studied along with the diverse ways in which they are embodied and shaped in particular micro-cultures. Finally, the course will apply Biblical principles of mission to the task of engagement with the wider society in all its many forms and explore possible trajectories of praxis to guide Christian leaders in encounter with the "world."

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Global Christianity, Mission and Sexuality


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

CREDITS: One Credit

Contemporary received Christian missiology, exemplified by the Reformed theologian David J. Bosch's Transforming Mission and Pope Francis' Evangelii Gaudium, has placed God's mission, Missio Dei, at the centre of Christian life and witness. While this theology has been powerful in broader areas of justice, evangelism and renewal, it has often not grappled seriously with modern, post-modern and cross-cultural understandings and practices of sexuality. This failure has resulted in schisms and serious divisions in both local and global Christian churches, sectarianism based on a particular view of human sexuality (whether "liberal" or "conservative" or otherwise) and a flawed and divided Christian witness to the world. This course will attempt to explore the relation between Christian mission and sexuality in biblical, historical, theological and ecclesiological terms, respecting both the received tradition of the church but open to new manifestations of Christian faith and practice, and their relationship with the Missio Dei. The course will look at current global and local programmes relating mission and sexuality such as the Listening Process of the Anglican Communion as well as emerging areas of conflict such as changes in marriage canons to include same-sex unions. As much as possible, students will be expected to bring the experience of their churches to the course. Recognizing that many of these matters are not settled, the course is not prescriptive in requiring students to adopt a particular perspective but is designed to enable students to define their own views of mission and sexuality as they prepare for ministry at the local and global level.

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Gospel of Matthew


Graduate degree students enrol in TRB6643HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Analysis of the Gospel of Matthew with a view to understanding the author's theology in the light of his reporting and interpretation for the Matthean community.

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Theologies of Luther & Calvin

WYT3651HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Demson, David

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course of lectures will examine Luther's writings on the theology of the cross and on human freedom; and Calvin's writings on Scripture and the Christian life.

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The Authority of Those Who Suffer: Christian Theology After the Holocaust

RGT3656HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Leddy, Mary Jo

Graduate degree students enrol in RGT6656HF

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 16:30 to 18:30

CREDITS: One Credit

The course will combine historical research and theological reflection. It will explore how the event of the holocaust challenged and shaped some Christian theologians such as Johann Baptist Metz, Gregory Baum, Jon Sobrino etc. In particular it will explore how the suffering has become a new authority in developing a Christian spirituality of Justice and

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Practicum in Spiritual Direction - Cancelled on Sep 15, 2016


COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 16:00 to 19:00

PRE-REQUISITES: Two year's previous experience receiving spiritual direction, permission of the instructor CREDITS: One Credit

This foundational practicum is designed for persons desiring formation in pastoral presence and communication skills. Focus is placed on the development of a contemplative stance, compassionate listening and evocative presence for pastoral service in roles such as spiritual director, chaplain, parish minister, and for those in service within the context of everyday work life. This transformative process integrates topics of Ignatian discernment, prayer, spiritual growth, spirituality, justice, theological assumptions and images of God.

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Pastoral Integration


COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

PRE-REQUISITES: TFE placement. CREDITS: One Credit

This final year Knox course aims to bring together various elements of the courses done by students as a final year integrative exercise.

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Theology, Violence, and Peace

EMT3672HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Reynolds, Thomas E.

Graduate degree students enrol in EMT6672HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores theological reflection in relation to violence and peace, particularly in Christian traditions. Theories of violence and non-violence as well as case studies from the past and present will provide the means to investigate the ways faith-based claims justify or promote enmity and hostility and/or hospitality and peacemaking in Christian practice. Attention may be given to violence/peace in connection with theologies of revelation and atonement; justice/love; gender, race, ethnicity, class, and disability; Empire and globalization processes; interfaith relations with Jewish, Muslim, and Canadian Aboriginal communities; and the possibility of forgiveness and reconciliation.

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Integration for Ministry I


COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 16:30 to 18:30

CREDITS: One Credit

Through the development of the skill of theological reflection, the participants learn to reflect on their personal and ministerial or work experiences to discern the call of transformation and integration in the midst of the Christian tradition and world realities. This group process takes place in a peer faith setting.

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Paul: Pastor and Theologian


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

CREDITS: One Credit

Readers of Pauls letters have long noted the diversity of the Christian communities to which he writes and the different approaches he takes towards their problems and questions. This course will study Paul's letters from the point of his role as a pastor and theologian. Paul's theology does not develop out of a philosophical or theological "system" but from the everyday encounters with the problems of the communities and people of different historical and social context whom he meets while preaching the gospel.

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