Course Catalogue 2016-2017

Buddhist Contemplative Care

EMP2011HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Shiu, Henry C.H.

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 18:30 to 20:30

CREDITS: One Credit

Barely existed just a decade ago, Buddhist contemplative care has now become a full force that changes the contemporary practice of Buddhism all over the world, bringing the insights of the ancient wisdom into practical services not only in hospitals, hospices, and prisons, but also through counseling in education and work places. Such pioneering works have redefined the meaning and relevancy of Buddhist practice in the modern world, and has enriched the scope of chaplaincy and ministry which were available only in the Judea-Christian context. This course introduces students to the theory and professional practice of Buddhist contemplative care, through scholarly literature, on the roots of this form of Buddhist engaged practice in various Buddhist traditions, as well as the educational foundations of Buddhist pastoral and spiritual care, the understanding of the Buddhist approach to death and dying, and the art of end-of-life care. Students will also learn from the experiences of successful models of Buddhist contemplative care in North America and Asian countries like Taiwan. The knowledge will also be practical to professional medical caregivers, to allow them to understand the anxiety and fear of their patients with a Buddhist worldview, so as to provide more suitable and meaningful palliative care. The course examines research literature to introduce to the students the developing practice of Buddhist Contemplative Care. Its first section introduces theoretical concepts of contemplative care from the Buddhist tradition, which will be clarified in class through examining various areas of its application. As the student becomes familiar with these theoretical and conceptual propositions, the course will gradually introduce discussions and participation as learning tools to examine twentieth century and current cases.

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Biblical Hebrew I - Cancelled on Mar 4, 2016

EMB2013HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 16:00 to 18:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The goal of Biblical Hebrew I and its adjoining course Biblical Hebrew II is to provide both students training for designated ministry and those students who wish to continue in advanced degree studies with a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew. The acquired skills may be used for the purposes of homiletical exegesis, scholarship pursuit, and the general pleasure of textual theological interpretations.

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Introduction to Preaching

TRP2031HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Rois, Judy

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of preaching. The student will learn to read a text closely, exegete a passage, and develop dynamic oral communication skills. Attention will be paid to the postmodern context, contemporary homiletical theory, and different sermonic forms. The student will be encouraged to be creative and find his/her own voice in a supportive environment. Expectations: written assignments, class exercises, one full length sermon, and one short homily.

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The Birth of Theology

TRH2061HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Neelands, David

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

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to Patristic thought to 451 AD, surveying principal writers East and West. Detailed study of Athanasius On the Incarnation and The Tome of Leo.

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The Birth of Theology

TRH2061HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Neelands, David

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: N/A Online TIME: NA to NA

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to Patristic thought to 451 AD, surveying principal writers East and West. Detailed study of Athanasius On the Incarnation and The Tome of Leo.

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The Bride of the Lamb: Systematic Theology - Cancelled on Aug 9, 2016

WYT2101HS L4101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Connor, Timothy

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE:

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores the activity of God from creation to new creation, with special emphasis on the Spirit's work in the Church. We also examine the image of God in the human person and the nature of sin.

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Christian Worship: Foundation, Framework & Freedom

WYP2111HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Robinson, Peter Draper, Marilyn

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Building on theological, biblical and historical foundations, students will explore both the function and framework of Christian worship as it is lived out in a particular context. Students will be equipped to reflect theologically on the scope, shape and practices of worship and apply that as a foundation for shaping and being shaped by the ministry of word and sacrament in the context of the community gathered and the community sent.

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Introduction to Liturgy of Roman Rite

SAP2112HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): McGourty, Michael

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will investigate the sacramental celebrations, the liturgy of the hours and the liturgical year of the Roman Rite from their historical, theological, spiritual and pastoral dimension.

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Anglican Liturgics

WYP2118HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Steiner, Katherine H.K.

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to the art of planning and leading the liturgy, including pastoral offices, in the Anglican Church of Canada. Acquaintance with the current liturgical trends in the Anglican Church of Canada and with general principles of liturgical leadership. Ability to plan Morning Prayer and Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer and the Book of Alternative Services. 

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Modern Anglicanism: From Maurice to Williams

WYT2119HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Knetsch, Robert L.

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: N/A Online

PRE-REQUISITES: WYT1101H CREDITS: One Credit

This course introduces students to the cataclysmic changes that attended the nineteenth, twentieth, and the beginning of the twenty first centuries, especially with respect to new theological thought in the context of Anglican identity. By surveying some of the main thinkers form this time, this course examines major theological themes that are addressed, such as the nature of Scripture, baptism, the Eucharist, and the nature of the church. This course will use the governing theme of a particularly Anglican use of Scripture in order to assess and analyze the various thinkers during the historical error.

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