Course Catalogue 2017-2018

Church and Evangelism: Towards Building a New Relationship

TRP2631HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Lazerte, Darcey R.

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Sat TIME: 9:00 to 14:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will offer historical, biblical and theological foundations to the ministry and practice of evangelism in order that church leaders can exercise this ministry in their ministry setting.

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Rooted in God: Personal Prayer as the Soil of Ministry

WYP2636HF L4101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Gefvert, Sr. Constance Joanna

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Sat TIME: 9:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course focuses on personal contemplative prayer as essential for our relationship with God and the soil out of which healthy and effective ministry grows. The course covers Biblical teaching on prayer; the contemplative tradition arising from the early desert fathers and mothers; spirituality, theology and psychology of prayer; and various Christian traditions of prayer including lectio divina, Ignatian prayer, other forms of scripture prayer, centering prayer, Christian meditation, and the awareness examen.The course concludes with suggestions for planting and growing a prayer-based parish ministry.

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Principles and Practice of Liturgy

TRP2641YY L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Neelands, David

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 19:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: Two Credits

A five semester long preparation for active worship leadership in the Anglican Church. Supervised "worship teams" prepare for and preside at a variety of services. Music and homiletics (theory and performance), phenomenological and theological reflection on the practice of ministry.

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Orthodox Missions and Evangelism - Cancelled on Sep 8, 2017

TRP2651HF L4101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 19:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will educate students to understand the central spirit of missions and evangelism in the Orthodox Church. The first part of the course will focus on the lives, ministries and methods of the greatest Orthodox missionaries - the Apostle Paul and the early Christians, Cyril and Method ius, Innocent Veniaminov of Alaska, Nicholas Kasatkin of Japan- along with exemplar contemporary missionaries like Archbishop Anastasios of Albania. The second part of the course will apply the studied missionary methods to evangelism in the contemporary North American context. How should the Orthodox Church carry on this spirit of evangelism in its present reality in North America?

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Orthodox Missions and Evangelism

TRP2651HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will educate students to understand the central spirit of missions and evangelism in the Orthodox Church. The first part of the course will focus on the lives, ministries and methods of the greatest Orthodox missionaries - the Apostle Paul and the early Christians, Cyril and Method ius, Innocent Veniaminov of Alaska, Nicholas Kasatkin of Japan- along with exemplar contemporary missionaries like Archbishop Anastasios of Albania. The second part of the course will apply the studied missionary methods to evangelism in the contemporary North American context. How should the Orthodox Church carry on this spirit of evangelism in its present reality in North America?

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Political Theology

TRT2661HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 19:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Polictical Theology addresses from an abstract and theoretical perspective with a normative flavour, questions concerning the relationships between institutionalized religion and politics. It also deals with the analysis of agency in shaping public policies when religious beliefs and wor!dviews, as well as their absence or even opposition to them, inform public decision making. In this context, we ask ourselves whether it is possible to develop a theological discourse that doesn't touch everyday iife of ordinary people and that doesn't address the concerns that they face in their specific and concrete situations? TheolOf)y has somehow to provide guidance in the human quest for the meaning of our own lives, in the search for the ultimate purpose of human activity and action, as well as in the analysis of social, economic, political, and legal structures and the underlying dynamics that give them form. But is it legitimate in a world heavily influenced by the French and American revolutions (Laicite de l'etat / separation of Church and State} to allow the interference of religious beliefs in shaping political discourse and political debate? Is there a place for faith based values to be translated into a political platform affecting the policies of the Government and shaping public opinion? This course analyzes critically the genesis (origins, backgrounds, and roots) of the tenets and theoretical frameworks (concepts, methods, assumptions, worldviews and prescriptions) that are employed, developed, and systematized by the different authors and schools of thought of what is now known as "Political theology". Quite important becomes also to look at the issues raised and the questions asked. In a post-modern, multicultural, secular and globalized world, a theological discourse enriched by the insights and methodologies developed by the social sciences and literary theory should allow fresh approaches to the analysis of current and old concerns.

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The Life & Letters of St. Paul

SMB2701HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Shantz, Colleen

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course in an introduction to the content and background of the letters of Paul. Particular attention will be given to the social context of Paul's churches and to the social implications of Pauline Christianity. Throughout emphasis will be placed on the letters as the remnants of early communities striving to understand the work of God among them. Weekly readings and participation, short assignments.

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Introduction to Philosophical Anthropology

SAT2705HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mulrooney, Sean

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

CREDITS: One Credit

In this course, we will examine different theories of human nature. We will be guided by two focusing questions: 'What makes me happy?' and 'What keeps me from being happy?'. We will address these questions on both individual and communal levels. Students will constantly be encouraged to connect the theories discussed in class with their own experience.

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Introduction to Moral Philosophy

SAT2707HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mulrooney, Sean

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

CREDITS: One Credit

An examination of three different approaches to ethics. First, we will look at the foundations of Western morality through reading Plato's Gorgias; second, at Nietzsche's attack on Western morality in Beyond Good ; Evil; and third at Aquinas' treatment of the virtues.

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Pastoral Norms: Sacraments

SAP2708HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Camilleri, Ivan P.

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

CREDITS: One Credit

A theological-canonical reflection on selected canons in Book IV of the 1983 Code of Canon Law, excluding the canons on the Sacrament of Matrimony. Particular emphasis will be placed on issues concerning parish ministry. Canons will be reviewed in light of the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, postconciliar legislation, and the process of revising the Code of Canon Law.

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