Course Catalogue 2017-2018

Mystical Landscape Art: From Vincent van Gogh to Emily Carr

RGT6661HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Stoeber, Michael

Basic degree students enrol in RGT3661HF

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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Religion, Life and Society: Reformational Philosophy

ICT6702HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Sweetman, Robert

COLLEGE: Institute for Christian Studies SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 18:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

An exploration of central issues in philosophy, as addressed by Herman Dooyeweerd, Dirk Vollenhoven, and the Amsterdam School of neoCalvinian thought. The course tests the relevance of this tradition for recent developments in Western philosophy. Special attention is given to critiques of foundationalism, metaphysics, and modernity within reformational philosophy and in other schools of thought.

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Ignatian Contribution to Contemporary Ecclesiology

RGT6706HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Goulding, Gill K.

Basic degree students enrol in RGT3706HF

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

PRE-REQUISITES: one year of theology, at least three theology courses. CREDITS: One Credit

The course evaluates the Ignatian contribution to comtemporary ecclesiology. Utilizing key texts it situates Ignatius' sense of "Church" and the Society of Jesus relationship to the Church. Explores key issues and potential problems faced by a twenty-first-century reader of Ignatius. Engagement with contemporary Jesuit theologians, and the writings of Pope John Paul II and Cardinal Ratzinger.

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Paul's Ethics

WYB6719HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Jervis, Ann

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 10:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This seminar course will provide an introduction to Paul's ethical thinking in the context of the theological fabric of his thought. It will provide an opportunity to read some of the great commentators on Paul's ethics and to discuss the interrelationship between Paul's ethics and his theology.

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The Divine (at) Risk? Open Theism, Classical Theism, and Beyond

ICT6730HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Ansell, Nicholas

Basic degree students enrol in ICT3730HF

COLLEGE: Institute for Christian Studies SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 9:30 to 12:30

CREDITS: One Credit

Did God take a risk in creating the world? How are divine and human freedom related? Can we confess God's sovereignty in the face of evil? This course will explore the different ways in which the God of history is viewed by advocates and critics of "Open Theism." Our examination will stimulate our own reflections on how we might best understand and, indeed, image God's love, knowledge and power.

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Eastern Christian icons

RGH6755HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Skira, Jaroslav Z.

Basic degree students enrol in RGH3755HF

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

PRE-REQUISITES: Three courses from the Theological or Historical departments. CREDITS: One Credit

Emphasis on the history of the iconoclastic controversy and ecumenical councils, especially for the development of Christology. Readings from Nicaea II, Theodore the Studite, John of Damascus and Theodore Abu Qurrah. Iconography and spirituality. Church visit.

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Christianity and Crisis in North America - Cancelled on Mar 22, 2017

EMH6801HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is designed to explore the role of religion in times of war and cultural unrest. Topics to beconsidered include visions of national destiny in colonial times; nation-building in Canada and the United States; national disunity during civil war, responses to Christian imperialism and international conflict (including pacifism), Cold War, culture wars, and the challenges of pluralism and globalism to "national" identity.

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The Bible and Violence

RGB6805HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Lewis, Scott M.

Basic degree students enrol in RGB3805HF

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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Doing Theology in the Canadian Context

RGT6809HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Leddy, Mary Jo

Basic degree students enrol in RGT3809HF

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

RGT6863HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Basic degree students enrol in RGT3863HF

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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