Course Catalogue 2017-2018

The Bible and Violence

RGB3805HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Lewis, Scott M. //testing here

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

CREDITS: One Credit

It is often said that religious texts provoke and sanction violence, and even that religion itself is inherently violent. Utilizing the mimetic violence model, we will examine representative texts from both the Old and New Testaments in dialogue with the insights of René Girard, Eugen Drewermann, C.G. Jung, Walter Wink, and others. Central to our study of the pertinent NT tests is an exploration of the symbolic world of apocalypticism (both Jewish and Christian), as well as teh destructive potential of the Passion narratives. Special attention will also be given to the myth of redemptive violence and the misuse of religious language and symbols. The course will also explore pastoral and theological approaches to sensitive biblical passages today.

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Postmodernity and a Christian Worldview - Cancelled on Jul 24, 2017

WYT3805HS L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): //testing here

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Postmodernity as a cultural phenomenon, implications in various areas of cultural endeavour (including politics, philosophy, psychology, theology, the arts, and science), and work toward an integral Christian worldview that gives guidance in a post-modern world. A particular concern will be to plumb the resources of Scripture for such a cultural context.

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Doing Theology in the Canadian Context

RGT3809HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Leddy, Mary Jo //testing here

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COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 16:30 to 18:30

CREDITS: One Credit

An exploration of doing theology in the Canadian Context. Using a multidisciplinary approach (literary, social, political and economic) the course will examine how this particular context affects how we think, pray and act as Christians.

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Christianity & World Religions

RGT3863HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): //testing here

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

CREDITS: One Credit

In the contemporary world, ecumenism must include dialogue between Christianity and world religions. This course will examine not only Christian attitudes to world religions, but also attitudes of world religions to other belief systems.

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Beginning of Life Issues in Catholic Bioethics

RGT3935HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): //testing here

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 16:00 to 18:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Designer babies. The ethics of sex selection and stem cell research. The effects of poverty on the beginning of life. The care of imperilled newborns. Working through maternal-fetal conflicts. The business of reproduction. This course will examine such complex beginning-of-life topics in light of of Catholic Church teaching and tradition while encouraging a critique made possible by viewing the issues through the lens of social justice.

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Ethics as Theology

WYT3925HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): //testing here

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COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE:

PRE-REQUISITES: ST I and II CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores Christian Ethics as a discipline reflecting theologically upon the dynamic of moral thought, and uses the theological virtues of faith, love and hope as a prism through which to approach its material. The aim of the course is to enhance students' abilities in situating moral categories and argument within a theological context, drawing discerningly on resources in the tradition in moral enquiry, reflecting theologically upon the place of moral thinking in relation to the being and work of God. Themes with which the class will engage include the self as agent, the nature of moral knowledge, the bearing of time, past, present and future, on the exercise of practical reason.

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Sexuality & Marriage

SMT3931HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): //testing here

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

CREDITS: One Credit

The realities of human sexuality, marriage and family from a Christian perspective. Topics to be considered include: sexuality in the context of the person, marriage as sacrament, marriage permanence, marriage as procreative, marital fidelity, and homosexuality.

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Papal Teaching on Social Justice

SAT3942HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Lynch, Thomas //testing here

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

PRE-REQUISITES: Introductory course in moral theology. CREDITS: One Credit

A critical survey of papal thought from Leo XIII's emphasis on workers' rights to John Paul II's focus on the broader theme of human rights.

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Bioethics

SAT3952HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Belgrave, Kevin P. //testing here

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

PRE-REQUISITES: Fundamental Christian Ethics I and II or by Permission of Instructor CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to the foundations and principles of Catholic moral reasoning in bioethics, as well as a selection of issues, including: abortion, reproductive technologies, euthanasia and assisted suicide, treatment decisions at the end of life, determination of death and organ donation, stem cells and genetics.

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Master's Research Seminar

TSJ5001HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Dias, Darren //testing here

COLLEGE: TST SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course introduces students to the practice of theological research and its communication. It explores the distinctive contents, methods, and interests of theological disciplines (biblical studies, church history, pastoral and systematic theology and ethics) as well as their interrelationships. Students will explore the task of theological research and writing through all its steps.

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