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.

Moral Theology

SAT1905HF L6102 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Murphy, Patricia

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Sun, Sat Online

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to Catholic moral theology, including the fundamental theological meaning of the moral life, a brief survey of the history of Catholic moral thought, the sources of moral knowledge and action: reason, faith, and the role of the magisterium; freedom and law; conscience, virtue, grace and sin; and the elements of moral action - object, intention, and circumstances. Particular attention will be given to the teaching of the 1993 Encyclical Letter Veritatis splendor.

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Medieval Christianity (600-1500)

SAH2002HS L9101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Ciani, Adrian

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Development of Church and society in the Middle Ages; its development of thought and piety.

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Medieval Christianity (600-1500)

SAH2002HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Ciani, Adrian

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Development of Church and society in the Middle Ages; its development of thought and piety.

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Preaching with the Church Fathers

WYH2004HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

PRE-REQUISITES: Introductory History course CREDITS: One Credit

In the early centuries of the church, it was rare to find a theologian who wasn't also a preacher. Jn the estimation of most early Christian writers, theology was to be ordered towards proclamation-it was for the whole church, from the humblest parishioner, to the most erudite. Whereas homilies have historically taken a back seat to dogmatic treatises in patristic scholarship, there is a growing awareness that homiletical literature was of central importance for the early and medieval church, East and West alike. In addition to their importance for the propagation of the gospel and the cure of souls in the patristic era, these homilies continued for centuries to be used as resources for pastors and preachers. In this course, students will engage with these sermons in accordance with rigorous historical methods, and, at the same time, join in this tradition of turning to the sources themselves (ad fontes) to consider how early Christian sermons can be fruitfully employed in the church today. Students will thus reflect, in historical perspective, on the intersection of theology, exegesis, and pastoral care. The primary tasks of the course will be to read (in translation) and discuss the sermons of Greek and Latin preachers, from the first century to the fifth. We will focus especially on the great preachers of the fourth and fifth centuries, Augustine of Hippo and John Chrysostom, both of whom were used as exemplars of preaching in their respective traditions for centuries.

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Preaching with the Church Fathers - Cancelled on Mar 4, 2020

WYH2004HS L6101 SESSION: Summer 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: N/A Online

CREDITS: One Credit

In the ancient church, as now, preaching was the primary means of the propagation of the gospel, theological instruction, and moral formation of the laity. This course offers students an opportunity to delve more deeply into ancient Christian sources, beyond scripture, to inform modern practices of preaching. There are thus two major components to the course: first, a deep and broad reading of patristic homilies, along with appropriate secondary literature; and, second, an opportunity for students to reflect critically upon preaching in their own traditions in the light of the ancient tradition. The course is thus academically and historically rigorous, while also being aimed at forming ministers.

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Old Testament IV - The Psalms

EMB2006HS L9101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Newman, Judith

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Irregular Online TIME: 10:00 to 17:00

PRE-REQUISITES: EMB1003H or equivalent CREDITS: One Credit

What role did the psalms play in ancient Israel? Why are the Psalsm the most frequently quoted book in the New Testament (along with Isaiah and Genesis)? How have people interpreted and used them through the centuries? How mighty they give us life today, whether in individual use or corporate worship, in providing comfort to the distressed or afflicting the comfortable? In this course, we will pursue answers to these question about the Book of Psalms along with other psalm-like compositions in and outside the Bible.
Finding answers to these questions will lead us through some of the main social, literary, and theological dimensions of psalms in
ancient Israel and its evolution in the exilic and post-exilic eras and beyond. Just as the Bible does not speak with one voice, so too, the book of Psalms reflects a host of voices, sharing joys, crying out laments, and giving thanks.

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History of Christianity II (843-1648) - Cancelled on Dec 10, 2020

EMH2010HS L6101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Fri Online

PRE-REQUISITES: History of Christianity I or permission of the instructor. CREDITS: One Credit

Development of thought and piety; monasticism and mendicants; crusades, parish life; papacy, princes and church councils; Byzantium; East-West relations; relations with Jews and Muslims; Renaissance and reformations; reformers; missionary expansion; confessionalism.

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Biblical Foundations

ICB2010HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Ansell, Nicholas

COLLEGE: Institute for Christian Studies SCHEDULE: Mon Online TIME: 20:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will explore the Bible as the ongoing story of and for God and creation, paying special attention to the way in which God's story is intertwined with that of humanity and the world. In asking whether and in what way the Bible is also our story, we will attempt to identify which hermeneutical methods might help us discern its significance for present day life, including the academic enterprise.

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History of Christianity II (843-1648)

KNH2010HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Macdonald, Stuart

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

PRE-REQUISITES: 1000 level history course. CREDITS: One Credit

Development of thought and piety; monasticism and mendicants; crusades, parish life; papacy, princes and church councils; Byzantium; East-West relations; relations with Jews and Muslims; Renaissance and reformations; reformers; missionary expansion; confessionalism.

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History of Christianity II (843-1648) - Cancelled on Jun 2, 2020

SMH2010HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Development of thought and piety; monasticism and mendicants; crusades, parish life; papacy, princes and church councils; Byzantium; East-West relations; relations with Jews and Muslims; Renaissance and reformations; reformers; missionary expansion; confessionalism.

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