Course Catalogue 2018-2019

The Theological Virtues

RGT3961HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Berkman, John R.T.

Graduate degree students enrol in RGT6961HF

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 13:00 to 15:30

CREDITS: One Credit

This course focuses on Thomas Aquinas? treatment of the theological virtues approaching it in relation to recent work in ?Virtue Ethics?. The course begins with recent philosophical work focusing on the recovery of the virtues for moral reflection and life, and addresses key questions and challenges to this renewed emphasis on the virtues. Aquinas? treatment of the virtues will be read in conjunction with both classic and contemporary commentators and critics.

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Historical Contexts of Counselling and Psychotherapy: Care and Cure of Souls - Cancelled on Jun 6, 2018

EMP6458HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Couture, Pamela D.

Basic degree students enrol in EMP3458HF

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: TBA TIME: TBA to TBA

PRE-REQUISITES: Intro coure in Spriritual/Pastoral care CREDITS:

This course explores the history and identity of what currently goes by many names-spiritual care, pastoral counseling, chaplaincy, congregational care. The first half of the course explores a series of "snapshots" of the historical foundations and classic texts from the Christian tradition, including Biblical warrants and early church practices, self-reflexivity, the rise of religious institutions of care, Roman Catholic sacramental vs Protestant life-support approaches, social gospel vs . clinical trajectories, clerical vs. lay participation, and correlation of mandates from faith traditions with those of human sciences. The second half of the course explores contemporary issues in the Canadian context, including challenges from postmodern, postcolonial, ecumenical, interfaith, and institutional perspectives. We will conclude with identity transformation issues as they currently inform debates surrounding the care of souls in hospitals, prisons, the military, nursing homes and congregations.

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Master's Research Seminar

TSJ5001HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Dias, Darren

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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Hebraica

WYB5016HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Taylor, J. Glen

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Relevance of comparative (especially northwest) Semitic philology and historical Hebrew grammar to the exegesis of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and to the teaching of biblical Hebrew. Weekly reading, assignments, term paper/project. NB either this course or Biblical Aramaic satisfies a program requirement for TST doctoral studies in Old Testament.

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Culture and Practical Ministry

KNP5021HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Song, Nam Soon

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Culture Matters! How does culture shape practical ministry? How does practical ministry affect cultural renewal? Practical ministry includes education, preaching, worship, and pastoral care ministry of the church. In this course we will analyze how culture and practical ministry interacted in specific historical periods, and evaluate ways that could have been more appropriate for practitioners of the Christian ministry to respond to those cultural contexts. Also, through cultural sketch of one's own context, the student will envision the future of practical ministry, not only engaging in, but also challenging his/her own culture. Prof. Anne Anderson and Prof. Dorcas Gordon will take parts in areas in Preaching and Pastoral Care. Seminars, lectures, discussion, watching films. Class Participation (20%) Leading Seminar(40%) Final Paper (40%)

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Research and Scholarship

TSJ5021HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Rixon, Gordon A. Brittain, Christopher C.

COLLEGE: TST SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 13:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

A required cohort course for doctoral students dealing with fundamental aspects of research and scholarship, research methods and other aspects of professional scholarship, with attention to the study of theology in a university context.

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Liturgy as Ritual

EMP5121HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kervin, William

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 16:00 to 18:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The study of liturgy as ritual activity with a focus on the discipline of ritual studies and anthropology as a resource for liturgical scholarship and pastoral praxis. The course will consist of a close examination of seminal thinkers in ritual studies, their classic and contemporary works; consideration of methodological issues posed by social science methods; relationship between liturgy and ritual, theology and embodiment, worship and culture, ritual and ethics.

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Kenosis - Cancelled on Aug 15, 2018

RGT5239HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Goulding, Gill K.

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Explores Christian Kenosis as an expression of the unconditional love of God made known in Christ. Here the mutual relations of self-giving in the Trinity may be reflected in the lives of human persons. Of key significance is Hans Urs von Balthasar's appreciation of the paschal mystery. Also in dialogue are: Sarah Coakley, John Paul II and Thomas Merton.

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Russian Theologians

SMH5285HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Smith, T. Allan

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Historical context and enduring influence of key theologians during the Silver Age of Russian culture: Vladimir Soloviev, Sergei Bulgakov, Pavel Florensky.

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Learning from the History of Preaching

EMP5302HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is designed to expose students to a wide range of preachers who have made a significant contribution to preaching. Developments in preaching over time will be explored particualrly with regard to changing ideas of "biblical text," hermeneutics, rhetoric, sermon forms, language theory, and homiletical "schools," and changes in emphasis on key doctrines, personal versus social, preachig for conversion versus preaching to the saved, the rise of social consciousness and its effects on preaching, and law and gospel. Presentations will include brief biographical material; homiletical setting; short sermon extracts that demonstrate some homiletical/hermeneutical principle, identification of homiletical learnings for today; and portions of sermons written for today that demonstrate a historical principle. The course will consist of lectures and presentations focusing on key homiletical features of the ages.

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