Course Catalogue 2017-2018

Dual Citizenship: Gospel and Culture

WYP3622HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA //testing here

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Mon

PRE-REQUISITES: Successful completion of WYP3621H. 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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Jesus and Justice

SMB3627HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Shantz, Colleen //testing here

Graduate degree students enrol in SMB6627HF

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

PRE-REQUISITES: SMB1501H or equivalent CREDITS: One Credit

The course will examine the portrait of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels as it conveys three themes of justice: 1) the exercise of power, 2) economic issues, and 3) human worth. The course will place Jesus's actions and teachings in the social and political conditions of first century Galilee and Judea while also considering their relevance to contemporary events and circumstances. Special attention will be given to the parables, economic teachings, and the phenomena of healings and exorcisms as responses to the conditions of daily life and political rule in first century Palestine.

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Theology of Religions: Diversity, Plurality and the Chrisllan Message

KNT3631HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): //testing here

Graduate degree students enrol in KNT6631HF

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: TBA TIME: TBA to TBA

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will explore major approaches to the relationship between the Christian Faith and other religions in the context of the plurality and diversity of the contemporary world.

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Global Christianity, Mission and Sexuality

TRT3631HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): //testing here

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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Ministry and the Spiritual Life with Henri Nouwen as Guide

RGP3641HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mulrooney, Sean //testing here

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

CREDITS: One Credit

What does the spiritual life look like? And where can we find it? Using Nouwen as a guide, we will start by trying to detect its presence (or absence) in our own lives and in the communities to which we belong; only then will we be in a position to see how we can minister to others. Based on both Nouwen's published works and on unpublished material from the Nouwen Archives, this course will include a visit from members of the L'Arche Daybreak community where Nouwen spent the last 10 years of his life.

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Theologies of Luther & Calvin

WYT3651HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Demson, David //testing here

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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Mystical Landscape Art: From Vincent van Gogh to Emily Carr

RGT3661HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Stoeber, Michael //testing here

Graduate degree students enrol in RGT6661HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will explore critically and creatively the influence of mysticism on symbolist landscape art in Europe and North America from the 1880s to the 1930s. Using written texts and visual images, it will analyze the ways in which major artists conveyed mystical experiences and ideals through iconography, style, colour, and facture, with special attention to the influence of Christian, Buddhist, Theosophical, and Primal traditions. These studies will include field trips to local galleries and introduction to the contemplative practices of Visio Divina and Mindfulness/Insight meditation.

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Orthodox Life: Eastern Christian Understanding of Ethics, Society and the World

TRT3675YY L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): //testing here

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

PRE-REQUISITES: Minimum 8 credits from the core Orthodox diploma courses CREDITS: Two Credits

Eastern Christian thought has always been deeply concerned with ethical-social issues of the daily encounter with life and culture, but Christian Orthodoxy grounds solutions to these issues in tradition, not "progress". How should modern Orthodoxy respond to civil rights, war, sexuality, bioethics, multiculturalism, environmentalism, women's ministries, etc.?

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Orthodox Life: Eastern Christian Understanding of Ethics, Society and the World

TRT3675YY L6101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): //testing here

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

PRE-REQUISITES: Minimum 8 credits from the core Orthodox diploma courses CREDITS: Two Credits

Eastern Christian thought has always been deeply concerned with ethical-social issues of the daily encounter with life and culture, but Christian Orthodoxy grounds solutions to these issues in tradition, not "progress". How should modern Orthodoxy respond to civil rights, war, sexuality, bioethics, multiculturalism, environmentalism, women's ministries, etc.?

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Integration for Ministry III: Final Integration

RGP3682HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): //testing here

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 15:00 to 17:00

CREDITS: One Credit

A seminar course during which partcipants actively and communally reflect on (a) the process of integration in their personal ministries and life within the context of "doing" theology throughout the MA in MS programme and (b) the process of discemment in their future ministries.

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