Course Catalogue 2017-2018

Isaiah

SMB6201HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Basic degree students enrol in SMB3201HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will survey the book of Isaiah to understand and appreciate its contribution to the faith of Israel and to develop skill in reading and interpreting a prophetic book. Particular attention will be given to major themes and dominant images.

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Ignatian Spirituality: Theory and Practice

RGP6235HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Williams, Geoffrey (Monty)

Basic degree students enrol in RGP3235HF

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

PRE-REQUISITES: Although not a pre-requisite, some personal experience of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, would be an asset. CREDITS: One Credit

The course introduces the student to the dynamics of grace presented in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, situating the Exercises both in their historical context and within its interpretations in contemporary culture. The goal of this course is 1. to prepare a student to engage in the role of directing the spiritual exercises, 2. to allow the student to understand the dynamics of these exercises, 3. to see the underlying anthropology and theology of these exercises.

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Revolution, Prophecy, and Millennialism, 1789-1850 - Cancelled on Sep 5, 2017

WYH6244HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Power, Thomas P.

Basic degree students enrol in WYH3244HF

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Tue

CREDITS: One Credit

Traces the role of prophecy and millennialism in the contex of radical political and social change in Britain and Ireland in the period 1789-1850. Considers the impact of the American and French revolutions and the Romantic movement in inducing a revival of millennialism in the early 19th century. Examines millennia! beliefs and how they impacted broader political, social, and ecclesiastical contents.

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The Spiritual Journey

RGP6272HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Williams, Geoffrey (Monty)

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: R TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will look at the spiritual journey as it is depicted from scripture to the present day. It will examine texts from different religious traditions and cultures to explore the basic human understanding of a person as pilgrim. The course is of note: to those interested in (1) spirituality both theoretical and practical; (2) discernment; (3) cultural history; (4) narrative theology; (5) interdisciplinary studies.

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Religion at Ground Zero: Speaking of God in Times of Crisis

TRT6281HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Basic degree students enrol in TRT3281HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Where was God when this happened?! How can religious people commit such atrocities?! What can a religious leader say after such a horrendous event?! This course explores such questions by analyzing theological responses to human tragedy and cultural shock. Discussion will attend to issues of theodicy, religious terrorism and natural disasters through the perspectives of systematic theology, ethics, and practical theology. The course focuses on popular reactions to the terrorist attacks on the USA in 2001, but includes attention to the First World War, the Holocaust, Hurricane Katrina, Fukushima, and contemporary terrorism. Attention will be given to themes such as the meaning of suffering, the function of religious discourse in the face of tragedy, the nature of ideology, and the relationship between religion and violence. The course concludes by moving from these analyses to an exploration of the peril and promise of speaking of God in times of terror.

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Doing Justice with Spirit

RGT6320HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Basic degree students enrol in RGT3320HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Theological perspectives and spiritual practices for integrating faith and the work for justice, peace and a healthy environment.

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Transformative Dynamics of Grace

RGT6333HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Rixon, Gordon A.

Basic degree students enrol in RGT3333HF

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Explores the transformative dynamics of grace in Scripture, representative early theologians, early doctrinal development, medieval theology and the Reformation period. Participants develop a contemporary systematic approach, especially with respect to ecumenical and interfaith issues. Draws on the thought of Bernard Lonergan.

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Cultural Context & Catholic Leadership - Cancelled on Aug 22, 2017

SMP6469HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Basic degree students enrol in SMP3469HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will examine the Catholic Church's understanding of culture and context as it applies to and in relation to a Christian understanding of leadership. The association between education, culture and its context, and leadership will also be explored. An understanding of how growth and conversion into responsible and authentic adulthood becomes the integral foundation that links cultural context and Catholic leadership.

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Wisdom and Schooling

ICP6482HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Basic degree students enrol in ICP3482HF

COLLEGE: Institute for Christian Studies SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores a biblical understanding of wisdom as an alternative to the theory into practice paradigm, which has dominated the way in which schooling is conducted at virtually all levels. According to the theory/practice story, schooling is the process by which theoretical insight and abstract academic understanding lay the foundations for an abundant life. The Christian gospel proclaims, however, that walking in the way of Jesus is truth and life. The challenge to the Christian school and the Christian teacher is how to be in the world of schooling while not being of it.

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History of Early Modern European Christian Thought - Cancelled on Feb 15, 2017

WYT6501HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Radner, Ephraim

Basic degree students enrol in WYT3501HF

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course surveys aspects of Christian thinking (not necessarily strictly theology) of the early modern period, concentrating on France, England, and representatives from other Western European countries. Lectures and readings focus on the question of (re)defining Christian identity, within several areas of religious concern: devotional life, epistemology, human history, and social relations. The course aims to provide students with first-hand knowledge of primary material that was either influential upon or typical of fundamental (though often conflictual) ways of construing Christian identity during this period and that have remained, in various guises, still a part of contemporary Christian outlooks.

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