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.

Eastern Christian Thoughts, Doctrine and Theology from 15th to 21st C


COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Tue, Fri TIME: 19:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Study of the principal theologians, themes and writings of modern Orthodox theology, from the end of the Byzantine Empire to the present, with a focus on the Orthodox theological and spiritual revival in the 19th and 20th centuries, especially the Russian religious renaissance and neopatristic theology. Emphasis on readings and discussion of major primary texts.

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Old Testament: the Orthodox/Eastern Christian Understanding


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

PRE-REQUISITES: Recommended preparation TRT2110H. CREDITS: One Credit

Evaluation of the possibility of interaction or dialogue between Orthodox theoria-reading, which understands the OT eschatologically in reference to the new, and modern Western historical-critical approached to reading the OT text.

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Pastoral Care - Cancelled on Jun 20, 2019


COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 19:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Foundational elements for pastoral care: theology of ministry, acceptance of self, relationships, grief and loss, prayer, suffering, art of listening, care with the sick and infirm at home and in institutions.

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Introduction to Anglican Theology: Ways of Reading the Bible in the English Church and Anglican Communion

WYT2505HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Radner, Ephraim

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 10:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This is a survey course in Anglican theology that will involve extensive reading. Using the lens of Scriptural interpretation as a way of approaching the sweep of Anglican theological thinking, this course will survey chronologically a broad range Anglican readers of Scripture in an attempt to gauge the development of the larger religious vision of Anglicanism over time. Beginning with Wycliffe, the course will move through a number of writers into the early 20th century, and end with some recent statements on the reading of Scripture from around the Anglican Communion.

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Pastoral Care


COLLEGE: Conrad Grebel SCHEDULE: TBA TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will begin with a biblical and historical review of the field of pastoral care, and will assist students to develop a model of pastoral care based on understandings of God and human experience, for congregations or faith communities. Students will work toward developing caregiving skills as well as a workable paradigm for offering pastoral care in their ministry setting. Class time will be divided between a two-hour teaching block and a one-hour skill development block.

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Reading and Teaching the New Testament

CGB2511HF L4101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Batten, Alicia

COLLEGE: Conrad Grebel SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

A study of the literary genres, the history of composition, and the canonization of the New Testament texts. The course will examine various hermeneutical approaches to the New Testament, focusing on their implications for Christian theological interpretation. It will introduce some methods of teaching he New Testament in various settings.

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Boundaries & Bridges, Part 1

TXP2511HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Malcolm, Wanda

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

PRE-REQUISITES: Completion of eight courses. CREDITS: One Credit

This three-hour pass/fail course introduces students to the basics of what it means to have healthy self-awareness and is designed to lay the foundation for effective and ethical pastoral care practices. The primary focus is to encourage students to recognize and enjoy their gifts and strengths without ignoring the limits of those good things. It is also about seeing and accepting ownership of the sometimes laudable, sometimes questionable motivations and needs that shape our perceptions and guide our behavior. The overarching goal of this course is for each student to gain accurate self-understanding and an appreciation of the ways in which he or she is predisposed to bring him or herself as a person to interactions that require sensitivity and skill.

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Intermediate Hellenistic Greek I

WYB2521HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Sider-Hamilton, Catherine

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Tue, Thu, TBA TIME: 16:00 to 17:30

PRE-REQUISITES: Intro to Hellenistic Greek or 2 semesters of Greek CREDITS: One Credit

This course provides practice in reading and exegesis of the New Testament in Greek. It follows upon Elementary New Testament Greek (or one year of Greek) and presumes a basic knowledge of Greek. The aim is to increase the student's proficiency in Greek through regular translation and analysis of the New Testament texts, to introduce more advanced grammatical and syntactical concepts, and to unlock the potential of the Greek text for preaching and for scholarly research.

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Muslim Mental Health - Research, Policy and Practice


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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course introduces spiritual care and mental health professionals to research on Muslim mental health, mental health policy in Canada and its application to Muslim populations, and lastly, how spiritual and mental health care can effectively meet the needs of Muslim populations, particularly those living in the Toronto context. An intersectional, social determinants of health, and ecological/systems lens will be applied to glean a contextual understanding of the factors affecting Muslim mental health. Contextual factors such migration, gender, lslamophobia, and mental health issues experienced by Muslim youth populations will be examined in depth in this course.

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Orthodox Pastoral Role and Formation


COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: N/A Online TIME: NA to NA

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will be an introduction to the role and function of the Orthodox priest within the parish setting as well as other pastoral and chaplaincy roles (both clerical and lay). Students will be introduced to selected writings ranging from Scripture to the Fathers to contemporary theologians. We will be covering themes such as vocation, ordination, counseling, confession, and parish and personal life. While this course will briefly explore the biblical and historical origins and development of the priesthood and pastoral roles, its primary focus will be on the contemporary role of the priest or lay pastor in the modern world and parish life.

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