Course Catalogue 2016-2017

With/Out Reason: Art and Imagination in the Western Tradition - Cancelled on Jul 25, 2016

ICH5752HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Smick, Rebekah

COLLEGE: Institute for Christian Studies SCHEDULE: Tue

CREDITS: One Credit

This seminar will explore the special relationship of the arts to the concept of the imagination in the history of Western thought. It will also consider the implications this relationship was had for art's role in the areas of theology and ethics, areas in which reason has been thought to fail in providing adequate knowledge.

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Church and Society in the First Century

SMB5807HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kloppenborg, John S.

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course examines the ways in which Pauline Christians and their successors in the cities of the Empire formed communities for the support and nurture of their faith and way of life. It will examine the models they adopted for communities, the ways in which they defined their ethos and set the limits of community, the ways in which outsiders viewed the emerging churches, and the internal challenges they faced.

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Religious Pluralism as Theological Challenge

TRT5867HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Khan, Abrahim H.

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Challenges of religious pluralism to Christianity appearing from outside Christianity, and responses to it. How do other world religious traditions think about Christianity or religions for that matter? What are the theoretical problems of religious pluralism and the response to them from within Christianity?

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Theological Method

EMT5912HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course provides a critical study of resources and challenges for advanced work in theology and ethics. The contribution, critique, and challenge of contextual, constructive, liberative, feminist, postcolonial, womanist theologies to each other and to Western theological methodology will be examined. This approach to the study of theological method will give specific attention to how the recovery and use of non-traditional sources of God-talk and moral life (prayers, songs, story, etc.) are creating new theological paradigms. How traditiona1 sources of theology (scripture, tradition, reason and experience) are interpreted, through the lens of different cultures and contexts of oppression and social relations of domination and subordination, will also be explored. It investigates how methods matter for the formation and adjudication of Christian theology, practices and moral agency in specific global and local contexts. Emphasis on self-reflexive, dialogical and collaborative skills in research and scholarship.

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Methods for exploring Religious Experience

SMB5961HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Shantz, Colleen

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Acts of prayer, collective effervescence, ritual action, ecstatic experiences have all left a mark in early Judaism and Christianity. However, despite the importance of religious experience to these historical movements, scholarship has been reluctant to explore these phenomena in their own right. The course explores various methodologies, and the theories underlying them, as they are relevant to religious experience. Topics include ritual, emotion, metaphor, and identity. Together we will consider the relationship between the methods and our research questions. Although the examples in the course readings will be drawn primarily from Biblical and contemporary material, students are welcome to explore sources from other historical periods.

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Readings in Jewish Literature

WYB5981HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Donaldson, Terence L.

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

CREDITS: One Credit

A study of selected Jewish literature from the Second-Temple period. To provide thematic unity to our reading, we will pay particular attention to issues of Jewish self-definiton and identity within the Greco-Roman world, and to the range of Jewish attitudes toward "the Nations" and their place in Jewish frames of reference.

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The Book of Common Prayer

TRP6120HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Billett, Jesse

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

CREDITS: One Credit

After the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer (BCP), in its various revisions, is the most important foundational text of Anglican Christianity; Often praised for its literary beauty and influence, it has nevertheless become unfamiliar or even offensive to Anglicans who worship mainly with new liturgies produced in recent decades; This course will explore the sources and historical development of the Prayer Book tradition from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, the BCP's importance in the history of doctrinal controversy and Anglican identity, and how the BCP's liturgies have been variously received and interpreted over time, including critiques by modern liturgical scholarship; Major themes: the Bible and worship; liturgical language; the sacraments; sin and repentance; individual and community; ecclesiology and ecumenism; the BDP and churchmanship.

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The Long Scottish Reformation, 1510-1710

KNH6201HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Macdonald, Stuart

Basic degree students enrol in KNH3201HF

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

RGP6206HF 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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Psalms

SMB6266HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Basic degree students enrol in SMB3266HF

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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