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.

History of Christianity I (to AD 843) - Cancelled on Jul 9, 2020

SMH1010HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

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

CREDITS: One Credit

From the subapostolic age to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam.

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History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

SMH1010HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

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

CREDITS: One Credit

From the subapostolic age to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam.

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Foundations of Eastern Christian Theology - Cancelled on Aug 11, 2020

SMT1104HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

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

CREDITS: One Credit

An analysis of the fundamental categories of faith, revelation and tradition within the Eastern Christian context, as understood according to its distinctive theological methodology, as well as a survey of the living monuments and media of the Holy Spirit's life in the Church: Scripture, patristic texts, creeds, councils, liturgy, iconography, hagiography and the canonical tradition. We will explore the underlying modalities of faith and revelation especially in light of contemporary skepticism and hermeneutical concerns and gain familiarity with the characteristic methods of Orthodox theology (particularly apophaticism and antinomy). We will then analyze and critique the notion of "Tradition," by exploring its classic expressions, and consider how academic theology may be incorporated into pastoral practice.

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Teaching the Faith: Introduction to Catechetical Theology

WYT1105HS L9101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Radner, Ephraim

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

CREDITS: One Credit

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Teaching the Faith: Introduction to Catechetical Theology - Cancelled on Nov 8, 2020

WYT1105HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Radner, Ephraim

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is designed for new students, and acts as an introduction to a number of central pastoral responsibilities: teaching the faith to new Christians, grasping the overall shape and purpose of Christian theology, assessing and meeting the demands of local culture and context, engaging the character of conversion and formation, and finally, grasping an overall shape to the history of Christian witness. The course pursues the historical examination of key catechetical texts from the New Testament to the contemporary period, analyzes their content and purpose, locates them historically, and seeks to engage students' own comprehensive vision of the Gospel, its communication, and pastoral practice.

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Life Together: Christian Formation

WYP1111HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Brownlee, Annette

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This pass/fail first-term required course presents an overview of living the Christian faith in community, with an emphasis on spiritual formation for leadership. It places this overview within the context of the church's visible witness and an understanding of its mission as participation in Christ's mission. It hopes to help students think through the intersection of contemporary motions of spirituality and piety and the Christian life lived in the community of the church, with its disciplines and practice. It also hopes to begin to prepare students for continued growth and formation in Christ, through the gifts the church offers, as they begin to be trained and formed as Christian leaders.

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Life Together: Christian Formation

WYP1111HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Mon Online TIME: 10:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

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Classical Philosophy for Theology

RGT1113HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mulrooney, Sean

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 18:30 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is an introduction to ancient and medieval philosophy for theology students who have had little or no philosophy. In this course, we will focus both on understanding key philosophical concepts relevant to theology and on developing philosophical skills. Each class will consist of a lecture on a thorny philosophical question and a tutorial in which students actively work on acquiring and practicing philosophical skills. Throughout, philosophy is seen as a series of interpersonal communications (= asking good questions and formulating intelligent answers) rather than as a series of dogmatic pronouncements.
Authors to be studied include Plato, Aristotle, the Epicureans, the Stoics, the Skeptics, Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, Luther and Machiavelli.

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Modern Philosophy for Theology

RGT1114HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mulrooney, Sean

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 18:30 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is an introduction to modern philosophy for theology students who have had little or no philosophy. In this course, we will focus both on understanding key philosophical concepts relevant to theology and on developing philosophical skills. In the early weeks, each class will consist of a lecture on a thorny philosophical issue and a tutorial in which students actively work on acquiring and practising philosophical skills. In later weeks, students will lead discussions for the third hour. Throughout the course, philosophy is seen as a series of interpersonal communications (= asking good questions and formulating intelligent answers) rather than as a series of dogmatic pronouncements.
Authors to be studied include Descartes, Pascal, Hume, Kant, Marx, Kierkegaard, Darwin, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Levinas, Derrida, Lonergan and Kimmerer.

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Theology Spirituality and the Arts

RGT1120HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Smick, Rebekah

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 18:30 to 20:30

CREDITS: One Credit

This course aims to provide an introduction to key points of intersection between theology, spirituality and the-arts across two millennia. Employing a broad-definition of the arts, it will include visual arts, music, liturgy, literature, -film and media. It will explore theological, historical, an d pastoral applications of the arts viewed as primary source material, forms of spiritual expression, and sources of inspiration, healing and social critique. ltwlll also address both the theoretical and practical aspects of the ongoing(elationshlp between theology and the arts, Select topics are discussed weekly with the participation of faculty guests from across TST.

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