Course Catalogue 2016-2017

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

RGT6656HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Leddy, Mary Jo

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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
Mercy.

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Theology, Violence, and Peace

EMT6672HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Reynolds, Thomas E.

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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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Religion, Life and Society: Reformational Philosophy

ICT6702HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Sweetman, Robert

COLLEGE: SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 13:45 to 16:45

CREDITS: One Credit

An exploration of central issues in philosophy, as addressed by Herman Dooyeweerd, Dirk Vollenhoven, and the Amsterdam School of neoCalvinian thought. The course tests the relevance of this tradition for recent developments in Western philosophy. Special attention is given to critiques of foundationalism, metaphysics, and modernity within reformational philosophy and in other schools of thought.

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Paul: Pastor and Theologian

TRB6716HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Readers of Paul's 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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Paul's Ethics

WYB6719HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Jervis, Ann

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This seminar course will provide an introduction to Paul's ethical thinking in the context of the theological fabric of his thought. It will provide an opportunity to read some of the great commentators on Paul's ethics and to discuss the interrelationship between Paul's ethics and his theology.

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Community, Faith and Judgement: Hannah Arendt and Religious Critique

ICT6735HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kuipers, Ronald

COLLEGE: SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 13:45 to 16:45

CREDITS: One Credit

This seminar will examine the role intersubjectivity plays in Hannah Arendt.

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Eastern Christian icons - Cancelled on Mar 10, 2016

RGH6755HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Skira, Jaroslav Z.

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

PRE-REQUISITES: Three courses from the Theological or Historical departments. CREDITS: One Credit

Emphasis on the history of the iconoclastic controversy and ecumenical councils, especially for the development of Christology. Readings from Nicaea II, Theodore the Studite, John of Damascus and Theodore Abu Qurrah. Iconography and spirituality. Church visit.

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The History of Christianity in the United States - Cancelled on Mar 30, 2016

EMH6813HS L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will examine the history of Christianity in the United States, within the context of how Christianity, the development of its theology, leadership, practice and expressions, have related to the cultural and public life of the nation. Lectures and discussions.

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Creation, Food and Land: Biblical Faith, Current Crisis

WYB6837HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Throughout the biblical story, land, economic justice, and food justice are intimately linked. These themes, in turn, are rooted in vibrant a relationship between creation and the Creator, not to mention creation and humanity. This course will explore such biblical themes in light of competing views of land, economics and justice both in biblical times and in our own context, locally and internationally. Interactions with indigenous views of land, land justice and food security for immigrants and the poor in our city, the transition town movement, bioregionalism, and watershed discipleship, will all contribute to a vision for a sustainable creation locally and on a global level.

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Comparative Method in Theology and Religion

SMT6855HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Locklin, Reid B.

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COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 17:00 to 19:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Few methods have been more foundational to the scholarly study of religion, or more subject to searching criticism, than the practice of comparison. This seminar offers an advanced introduction to comparative method in the contemporary academy by means of a close study of 4-6 significant comparative projects published in the last decade. Examples will be drawn from different sub-disciplines of theology and religion, including but not limited to ritual studies, philosophy of religion, comparative theology and/or ethnography. Students will engage various foundational questions of comparative method, including the presuppositions of the comparativist, the skillful construction of comparative examples, and the role of theory.

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