Course Catalogue 2018-2019

Religious Peacebuilding

EMP6619HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Couture, Pamela D.

Basic degree students enrol in EMP3619HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course investigates the religious grounds for peacemaking today. Each student will be responsible for following and reporting on developments in one location represented by a Tanenbaum Peacemaker-in-Action throughout the course. Meanwhile, the evolution of the theological/ecclesial/interfaith discussion of peacemaking will be traced through the 20th century debate between pacifism and just war; conflict resolution and transformation; peacekeeping, peacemaking and peacebuilding; humanitarian aid and development; NGOs and the military. Students will be expected to explore these debates in relation to their case study and may write the case study from the perspective of any faith.

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Eastern Christian Encounters with Islam - Cancelled on Apr 22, 2018

SMH6630HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

Basic degree students enrol in SMH3630HF

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores the theological, spiritual and pastoral dimensions of the historical encounter between Eastern Christianity and Islam. The focus is on Syriac and Arabic texts (in translation) composed by Christian and Muslim writers living in the region constituted by today's Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Syria and Turkey, from the 7-17th centuries. Regarding the interaction of the two faiths and their respective adherents, the primary sources exhibit a range of attitudes and approaches, articulated across a variety of genres. We will seek not only to understand the import of our texts for their original authors and audiences, but also to derive insights for addressing the challenges of religious pluralism in our day.

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Theology of Religions: Diversity, Plurality and the Christian Message - Cancelled on Apr 25, 2018

KNT6631HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

Basic degree students enrol in KNT3631HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will explore major approaches to the relationship between the Christian Faith and other religions in the context of the plurality and diversity of the contemporary world.

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Indian Christianity: History, Thought, Practice

SMT6645HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Locklin, Reid B.

Basic degree students enrol in SMT3645HF

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 10:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This seminar explores the claim of diverse Christian traditions in South Asia to be religious traditions of South Asia, with special attention to these traditions' indigenisation and social interactions with majority Hindu traditions. Our study will begin with an overview of the historical development of Christianity in India from the first century CE to the present. In a second unit, we move to close readings of major theological articulations for and against an indigenous South Asian Christianity. Finally, our attention will tum to the concept of "ritual dialogue" in Christian practice and the ethnographic study of Christian communities in India. Most of our attention will be focused on Christian traditions in South India, but students are encouraged to choose topics related to Christianity in other parts of India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and/or Bhutan for their research papers.

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Thought of Vatican II

SMT6670HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Attridge, Michael

Basic degree students enrol in SMT3670HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Studies the documents and teachings of Vatican II. Brief overview of the historical background to the Council and to Councils in the life of the church. Seminars guide discussions based on close readings of the 16 documents with emphasis on the historical context and ecclesiological significance of each document.

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Thought of Vatican II

SMT6670HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Attridge, Michael

Basic degree students enrol in SMT3670HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Studies the documents and teachings of Vatican II. Brief overview of the historical background to the Council and to Councils in the life of the church. Seminars guide discussions based on close readings of the 16 documents with emphasis on the historical context and ecclesiological significance of each document.

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Religion, Life and Society: Reformational Philosophy

ICT6702HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Sweetman, Robert

Basic degree students enrol in ICT3702HF

COLLEGE: SCHEDULE: Thu 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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Philosophy and Theology of Beauty

RGT6728HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Dadosky, John D.

Basic degree students enrol in RGT3728HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Philosophical method for a theology of beauty. This course takes Balthasar's assessment of the loss of beauty as a context to survey the implications for the loss of beauty and the conditions for its recovery. Philosophical issues such as the nature of beauty, aesthetic experience/ perception, aesthetic judgements, the beauty of God/ Christ, and other cultural notions of beauty will be considered. Investigate Lonergan's philosophy as basis for theological aesthetics.

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Grace as an Aesthetic Concept

ICH6758HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Smick, Rebekah

Basic degree students enrol in ICH3758HF

COLLEGE: SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 13:30 to 16:30

CREDITS: One Credit

For much of the Western art tradition, the concept of grace has been an Important critical concept for Its ability to capture the often elusive quality of artistic affect. Often referred to as the "je ne sals quoi" of art- that something extra that cannot be explained -grace even supplanted beauty for many wrtters (from Giorgio Vasari to Friedrich Schiller) as the highest artistic Ideal. Often missing from modem analyses of the concept, however, are its theological foundations. This seminar style course will exam the concept of grace within Its theological, philosophical, literary, and art theoretical contexts in an effort to understand both its historical significance and its potential usefulness for the philosophy of art today. We will look at a variety of texts (e.g. from Plato, Cicero, the Pseudo-Dionyslus, Dante, John Calvin, Alexander Pope, Friedrich Schiller, Martin Heldegger) as well as works of art for which grace is an important and defining aesthetic concept.

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Creation, Food and Land: Biblical Faith, Current Crisis

WYB6837HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Basic degree students enrol in WYB3837HF

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 14:00 to 17:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Throughout the biblical story, land, economic justice, and food justice are intimately linked. These themes, in turn, are rooted in vibrant a relationship between creation and the Creator, not to mention creation and humanity. This course will explore such biblical themes in light of competing views of land, economics and justice both in biblical times and in our own context, locally and internationally. Interactions with indigenous views of land, land justice and food security for immigrants and the poor in our city, the transition town movement, bioregionalism, and watershed discipleship, will all contribute to a vision for a sustainable creation locally and on a global level.

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