Course Catalogue 2020-2021

TST Member Colleges have reviewed the delivery of their Fall and Winter course offerings.

There are three categories:

In Person* if it requires attendance at a specific location and time for some or all course activities. These courses will have section codes starting in 0 or 4. *Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Online – Synchronous if online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities, and attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams. These courses will have the section code starting with 9.

Online – Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams. These courses will have the section code starting with 6.

Some courses may offer more than one delivery method. You will not be permitted to switch delivery method after September 18, 2020 for Fall (F) and Fall-Winter (Y) 2020 courses or January 8, 2021 for Winter (S) courses.

Modern History of the Catholic Church

SAH2424HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Ciani, Adrian

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is an overview of the modern era of ecclesiastical history. Beginning with the Enlightenment, we will examine the relationship between the Catholic Church and the world until Vatican II. In the way we will look at the age of revolution, what new ideas like liberalism meant and how popes of the nineteenth century sought to deal with them. The worldwide missionary experience of the Catholic Church at the time, as well as the rich history of Canadian Catholicism will be discussed. Pius IX, Vatican I and the pontificate of Leo XIII will be a key part of the course, as well an examination of the issues that the Church had to confront in the twentieth century, such as world wars and the holocaust. Light will be shed on these topics trough assigned readings, biographical studies and the study of examples of art and architecture from the period.

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Church Ministry Sacraments: Presbyterian and Reformed Views

KNT2431HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Fensham, Charles James

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

PRE-REQUISITES: A basic introductory theology course. Knox M.Div. students need to have Ref. Theology in Dialogue. CREDITS: One Credit

A theological exploration of Church, Ministry and Sacraments from a Presbyterian perspective in dialogue with other traditions and contemporary expressions of the Christian movement.

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Sacramental Theology I


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

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to sacraments in general, historical and systematic study of sacraments of initiation (baptism, confirmation, Eucharist) with special consideration of the pastoral viewpoint.

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SAT2433HY L6101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Abad, John

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Sa.S Online

CREDITS: One Credit

This course considers the sacraments of the Catholic Church as the means whereby Christians are mystically united to the life of Christ. While a historical approach places course material in context, direct attention is focused upon the theological dimensions of Christ as the primordial sacrament, the Church as the sacrament of Christ, and the sevenfold sacraments as privileged, engraced ways of encountering the risen God-man.

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

WYT2505HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Radner, Ephraim

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Wed Online 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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Reading and Teaching the New Testament

CGB2511HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Batten, Alicia

COLLEGE: SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 13:00 to 15:50

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 - Cancelled on May 20, 2020


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 L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Sider-Hamilton, Catherine

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Tue, Thu Online 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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Bonhoeffer on Scripture, Christ, and Church: New Perspectives


COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Mon Online TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course introduces students to the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by exploring his approaches to biblical interpretation, Christology, and ecclesiology. Students unfamiliar with Bonhoeffer will benefit from
this accessible introduction to his writings; students familiar with his more popular works will benefit from exploring selections of his lesser-known writings. Throughout this course, Bonhoeffer's theology will be
examined with attention to its historical context, enabling students to gauge the impact of events in Nazi Germany on Bonhoeffer's thought. Bonhoeffer's later reception will be addressed, inviting students to reflect critically on how Bonhoeffer continues to be represented and reinterpreted today. This course will allow students to engage with a special topic in Bonhoeffer studies: Bonhoeffer on peace and war, Bonhoeffer and the Jewish people, or Bonhoeffer and racism. Students will gain confidence analyzing and discussing Bonhoeffer's theological outlook while also developing the academic skills needed for theological studies.

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Advanced Formation and Internship in Pastoral Care Ministry - Praxis

TXP2522HF L4101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Malcolm, Wanda



This pass/fail course builds on the material offered in TXP2511H Boundaries & Bridges and TXP2521H:
Advanced Formation in Pastoral Care Ministry and is designed to expand students’ mastery of the practices essential to effective and ethical pastoral care. This course requires attendance on-site at St. John’s Rehab of five hours per day, four days per week, for 10 weeks. The TXP2521H course instructor
and on-site supervisor of this 1-credit internship will work collaboratively and be in regular communication about students’ progress first in the in-class component and then in the internship. The primary focus of this course is to provide students with opportunities to learn and demonstrate
their ability to:
understand and embody the principles of bringing themselves to ministry with skill, authenticity and integrity (i.e., competent use of self)
articulate a pastoral image of themselves that is lived out in their pastoral functioning
skillfully engage in a range of pastoral skills essential to providing pastoral care to diverse populations
competently and accurately assess the strengths and needs of those they are serving pastorally
integrate their conceptual in-class learning with the practice of pastoral care in the internship
The overarching goal of this course is for each student to gain the requisite skills involved in becoming a person who values and has the ability to offer sensitive and effective pastoral care, is committed to the ongoing task of developing their capacity for ethical thinking, and consistently behaves with authenticity
and integrity.
The internship placement is comprised of time spent visiting patients, time spent in group supervision, and time spent writing reflection papers about the experience of providing pastoral care and being in a supervision group.

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