Course Catalogue 2019-2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, summer session classes may be delivered via a method other than in-person instruction (including online platforms) for part or all of the term. A final determination of delivery mode will be made by the college offering the course by April 24 for “F” summer courses, and by June 13 for “S” courses. Decisions regarding courses that cannot be accommodated online, or that are to be cancelled, will be communicated to students who have registered in those courses. Course registration for TST Summer courses opens via ACORN on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

The Gospel of Matthew

SMB2643HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Callon, Callie

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

CREDITS: One Credit

A close reading of the Gospel of Matthew that focuses on its distinctive themes and context. Topics will include the structure and purpose of the gospel, the relationship of the Matthean community to Judaism, the gospel's ethical interests, its understanding of discipleship and Christian community, and its portrayal of Jesus.

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The Gospel of John

WYB2671HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

The course will introduce students to the text of John's Gospel and to issues surrounding its interpretation. These will include the Gospel's authorship, date, compositional history, social context, literary character, and its theological themes. Particular attention will be paid (i) to a diverse range of scholarly approaches to interpreting John, (ii) to questions concerning the contemporary application of John, and, above all, (iii) to the portrayal of Jesus in John's Gospel. "Who is Jesus for John?" will be the guiding question with which the class is concerned. This course aims to assist students in apprehending the distinctive witness of John's Gospel to the identity of Jesus and in reflecting upon its contemporary significance.

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Evangelism Remixed: Learning from Biblical Narratives of Conversion

WYP2672HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Paulsen, Judy

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

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to the theology and practice of evangelism in contemporary society. We will look critically at different evangelistic practices in light of scripture and culture, and consider how healthy evangelism might affect leadership, parish life, worship, preaching, lay ministry, outreach programs and personal relationships.

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The Life & Letters of St. Paul

SMB2701HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Callon, Callie

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course in an introduction to the content and background of the letters of Paul. Particular attention will be given to the social context of Paul's churches and to the social implications of Pauline Christianity. Throughout emphasis will be placed on the letters as the remnants of early communities striving to understand the work of God among them. Weekly readings and participation, short assignments.

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Introduction to Philosophical Anthropology

SAT2705HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mulrooney, Sean

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Fri TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

In this course, we will examine different theories of human nature. We will be guided by two focusing questions: 'What makes me happy?' and 'What keeps me from being happy?'. We will address these questions on both individual and communal levels. Students will constantly be encouraged to connect the theories discussed in class with their own experience.

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Introduction to Moral Philosophy

SAT2707HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mulrooney, Sean

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is an historical examination of different philosophical approaches to morality. First, we will look at the foundations of Western morality found in Plato and Thomas Aquinas; then we will look at the Enlightenment approach of Immanuel Kant and at Friedrich Nietzsche's attack on Western morality, whether it be Platonic, Thomistic or Kantian. Due consideration will be given to the approaches of Emmanuel Lewinas and some Indigenous thinkers and see whether they are compatible with traditional Western morality and whether they can survive Nietzsche's scathing critique.

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Pastoral Norms: Sacraments

SAP2708HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Camilleri, Ivan P.

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

CREDITS: One Credit

A theological-canonical reflection on selected canons in Book IV of the 1983 Code of Canon Law, excluding the canons on the Sacrament of Matrimony. Particular emphasis will be placed on issues concerning parish ministry. Canons will be reviewed in light of the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, postconciliar legislation, and the process of revising the Code of Canon Law.

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Canon Law and the Sacraments

RGP2711HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will focus on the canonical norms governing the sacraments in the Code of Canon Law of 1983. It will incorporate the parts of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches about which it is necessary that Latin pastoral ministers be aware. The primary goal of the course will be to teach students how to read and understand the laws of the Catholic Church and how they apply to the usual celebration of the sacraments in the North American context.

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Early Western Philosophy

SAT2723HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Reeve, Pamela J.

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to early western philosophy from the pre-Socratics to Neoplatonism. The course will take a combined historical and thematic approach, focusing on positions and problems in the areas of metaphysics, theory of knowledge, human nature, and ethics through the study of primary sources in Greek and Roman philosophy.

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Radical Hospitality: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Practices - Cancelled on Aug 19, 2019

TRT2811HF L4101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 19:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will introduce students to three dimensions of hospitality, with the aim of having students construct their own theology of radical hospitality. The phenomenon of hospitality: something of its history, theology, and practice in the Christian tradition. The concept of hospitality: attending to some of the 20th century philosophical reflections on the theme. The concrete practice of hospitality as it is described by guest lecturers and experienced in a pre-arranged hospitality practicum. Sessions will alternate between guest lectures and seminar-style discussions.

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