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.

From Model to Sermon

KNP3353HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): //testing here

Graduate degree students enrol in KNP6353HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

The ?New Homiletic? introduced by Fred Craddock, Eugene Lowry and many other teachers of preaching, vigorously criticized the propositional discursive and deductive preaching normative in much North American Christianity in the first three quarters of the 20th century. Such preaching was often mocked as ?Three Points and a Poem.? Advocates of the New Homiletic proposed a variety of models to replace that style of preaching. These models tended to be inductive in shape, valued narrative and attended to the form of the Biblical text as well as its content in shaping the sermon. The New Homiletic aimed to evoke an experience of the gospel rather than to teach key propositions about the faith. While the New Homiletic is no longer ?new? and propositional discursive preaching has experienced a very considerable revival due to the introduction of Power Point to worship, it remains useful to preachers (and a relief to listeners) to preach in a variety of forms and styles. Students will preach two of the four models.

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Jeremiah - Judgement & Grace

KNB3383HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Irwin, Brian //testing here

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

CREDITS: One Credit

A study of the book of Jeremiah with emphasis on its content, dominant theological themes, and the use of the book in the life of the Church. Attention will also be paid to the role of the prophets in the late-monarchic and exilic eras as well as to the history of interpretation.

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Confessing Our Faith

EMT3412HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Bourgeois, Michael //testing here

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

PRE-REQUISITES: Minimum of one introductory course each in Bible, history of Christianity, and theology. CREDITS: One Credit

Through analysis of doctrinal statements of The United Church of Canada, their historical origins and contemporary theology, this course will enable students to become acquainted with United Church theology and the processes by which it has been developed, and to articulate their own faith in relation to their own experience, the faith of the church, and the practice of ministry in the context of challenges of today. Students will participate in the process by which "Christians of each new generation are called to state [the faith of the church] afresh in terms of the thought of their own age and with the emphasis their age needs" (Preamble, A Statement of Faith, 1940). Doctrinal statements on which the course will focus include the Doctrine section of the Basis of Union (1925), A Statement of Faith I1940), and A Song of Faith (2006); theological statements from other United Church documents will also be considered. Course methods include readings, discussions, and papers, and will incorporate students' reflections on their experience and integration of theory and practice into discussions and papers.

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Religious Education Practicum & Globalization

SAP3420HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Graham, Donald G. //testing here

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 18:30 to 20:30

PRE-REQUISITES: Completion of ten courses in the MRE degree program. CREDITS: One Credit

The MRE Practicum offers participants the opportunity to reflect upon and integrate the theological, philosophical, historical, and pedagogical areas of study, to practice the knowledge and skills, to profit from a supervised peer-supported group and to relate teaching contextually in a post-modern globalized reality.

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Approaches to Teaching Bible

KNP3426HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Song, Nam Soon //testing here

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

What are unique, creative, effective and meaningful ways of teaching Bible in the church today? This course will explore and experience various approaches of teaching Bible in the church, assessing appropriateness to the church, to the world we live in, a variety of social and cultural dynamics, and various age levels. Also, the students will be expected to apply Biblical interpretation skills to actual teaching.

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Sacramental Life

SMT3433HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Dias, Darren //testing here

Graduate degree students enrol in SMT6433HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is a historical, systematic, and pastoral study of the sacraments of initiation (baptism, confirmation, Eucharist), sacraments of healing (reconciliation, sacrament of the sick), sacraments of vocation (marriage and orders) in Roman Catholic practice.

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Byzantine Eucharistic Liturgies

SMT3451HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): //testing here

Graduate degree students enrol in SMT6451HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores the history and Interpretation of the Divine Liturgies of St. John Chrysostom, St. Basil the Great, and the Presanctified Gifts. Contemporary concerns regarding the significance and possible reform of these Liturgies will be discussed as well, as disputed Issues of Eucharistic doctrine and practice. Thus, the purpose of this course Is to 1. become familiar with the historical development of the texts, rites, environment, and Interpretation of these Eucharistic services. 2. Investigate and analyze the theologies of assembly, eschatological movement, proclamation, sacrificial offering, thanksgiving, remembrance, pneumatic Invocation, cosmic transformation, communion, and ministry-as these are manifested In the Byzantine Eucharist. 3. illustrate and evaluate how liturgy and theology Interact to provide answers to fundamental questions of human existence as well as a context for the elaboration of such questions.

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(Sexual) Abuse & The Catholic Church - Cancelled on Aug 8, 2019

SMJ3505HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Attridge, Michael Dias, Darren //testing here

Graduate degree students enrol in SMJ6505HF

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Sat, Irregular TIME: 9:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Examining a set of questions through an interdisciplinary theological lens, this course aims to explore how the present sexual abuse crisis informs (and proposes the need to reform) the understanding of Church as the Body of Christ

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God and Abuse - Theology Close to Home - Cancelled on Aug 28, 2019

CGT3511HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): //testing here

COLLEGE: Conrad Grebel SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will examine a variety of theological voices coming out of contexts of abuse. How do we do theology in churches which include both survivors and perpetrators of violence? We will be reading about sin, repentance, restorative justice, healing, and forgiveness in the contexts of child abuse, spousal violence, and abuse by clergy. How do churches help or hinder those in need of healing?

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Foundations in Psychodaynamic Theory

TRP3523HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Hewitt, Marsha A. //testing here

Graduate degree students enrol in TRP6523HF

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Foundations in the psychodynamic understanding of human development, theory of change and the therapeutic
relationship, emphasizing the interpersonal, intersubjective and relational dynamics operative in the dyad. Focus on clinical
case studies where students examine multiple perspectives of effective communication/listening in therapeutic relationship.
Focus on both participants in the dyad and the multiple forms of communication both conscious and unconscious between
them. The nature of transference/countertransference dynamics are explored, including 'enactments' and how they
contribute to depend understanding of communicational complexities.

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