Course Catalogue 2017-2018

Foundations of Theology

SMT1101HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 19:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Elements of theological reflection, with emphasis on theological method. Revelation, faith, scripture, liturgy, tradition, dogma, magisterium, the theologian, infallibility, and historicity.

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The God of the Gospel: Systematic Theology I

WYT1101HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mangina, Joseph

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 10:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course provides an in-depth exploration of two central Christian doctrines - the Trinity and the person of Christ - as well as reflection on the role of Holy Scripture and the nature of theology. This is the first part of a two-part sequence in basic Christian doctrine.

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Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I

SMB1102HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Tue, Thu TIME: 12:00 to 14:00

PRE-REQUISITES: SMB1101Y or NML250Y or one year of Hebrew CREDITS: One Credit

Study of Hebrew grammar, providing a continuation of NML250Y /SMB1101Y (Introduction to Biblical Hebrew). Through extensive reading of ancient (biblical and non-biblical) Hebrew texts, grammar is reviewed and consolidated, and vocabulary expanded.

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Introduction to Byzantine Christian Worship

SMP1102HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Galadza, Peter

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 19:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores fundamental elements of Byzantine Christian worship in the various families of the Constantinopolitan tradition - both Orthodox and Eastern Catholic. After an historical overview extending to the present, we will survey the tradition's liturgical environment, music, main services and cycles, as well as the liturgical books, utensils and vestments. In addition to historical and theological perspectives, the survey will include anthropological, psychological, and pastoral dimensions. The course provides the building blocks and tools for further study of this Rite and equips students to identify key issues and challenges in the practice and understanding of Byzantine Christian worship today. They will also gain the knowledge needed to evaluate Byzantine Christian worship according to criteria derived from authoritative guidelines of the Byzantine Churches as well as the thought of leading theologians and liturgists.

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Foundations of Eastern Christian Theology

SMT1104HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

An analysis of the fundamental categories of faith, revelation and tradition within the Eastern Christian context, as understood according to its distinctive theological methodology, as well as a survey of the living monuments and media of the Holy Spirit's life in the Church: Scripture, patristic texts, creeds, councils, liturgy, iconography, hagiography and the canonical tradition. We will explore the underlying modalities of faith and revelation especially in light of contemporary skepticism and hermeneutical concerns and gain familiarity with the characteristic methods of Orthodox theology (particularly apophaticism and antinomy). We will then analyze and critique the notion of "Tradition," by exploring its classic expressions, and consider how academic theology may be incorporated into pastoral practice.

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Teaching the Faith: Introduction to Catechetical Theology

WYT1105HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Radner, Ephraim

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 9:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is designed for new students, and acts as an introduction to a number of central pastoral responsibilities: teaching the faith to new Christians, grasping the overall shape and purpose of Christian theology, assessing and meeting the demands of local culture and context, engaging the character of conversion and formation, and finally, grasping an overall shape to the history of Christian witness. The course pursues the historical examination of key catechetical texts from the New Testament to the contemporary period, analyzes their content and purpose, locates them historically, and seeks to engage students' own comprehensive vision of the Gospel, its communication, and pastoral practice.

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Life Together: Christian Formation

WYP1111HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Brownlee, Annette

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 10:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This pass/fail first-term required course presents an overview of living the Christian faith in community, with an emphasis on spiritual formation for leadership. It places this overview within the context of the church's visible witness and an understanding of its mission as participation in Christ's mission. It hopes to help students think through the intersection of contemporary motions of spirituality and piety and the Christian life lived in the community of the church, with its disciplines and practice. It also hopes to begin to prepare students for continued growth and formation in Christ, through the gifts the church offers, as they begin to be trained and formed as Christian leaders.

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Basics of Biblical Preaching

KNP1352HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: N/A Online

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to the art and science of preaching. Topics: exegesis and hermeneutics for the purpose of preaching, techniques of sermon preparation, structure and delivery.

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Human Growth & Spiritual Journey

KNP1443HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 18:30 to 20:30

CREDITS: One Credit

Exploration of various theories of human development, stages of human growth, lifespan spiritual journey in correlation to human growth, implications for Christian ministry, and reflections of one's own lifespan on theories of human growth and spiritual journey.

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New Testament I

EMB1501HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 18:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to the major methods and issues in New Testament interpretation: textual criticism; the world of the New Testament; the composition, structure and theologies of the Synoptic Gospels; traditions behind the Gospels; the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith.

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