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.

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

WYB1012YY L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Mon, Wed, Thu Online TIME: 9:00 to 10:00

CREDITS: Two Credits

The goal of the course is to equip both students training for designated ministry and those students who wish to continue in advanced degree studies with a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew, as well as for subsequent study in syntax and exegesis. The course itself takes the full academic year (Fall and Winter), and it will introduce students to the fundamentals of Biblical Hebrew, including phonology (sounds), morphology (grammatical forms), basic syntax (the components of meaning text units), and the most frequent vocabulary. At the end of the whole year course, students will have acquired rudimentary skills useful for the purposes of homiletical exegesis, scholarship pursuit, and the general pleasure of textual theological interpretations.

More Information Favourites Star

A Global History of Christianity - a survey

KNH1015HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Macdonald, Stuart

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 18:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

A survey of the history of Christianity and an introduction to the study of Christian history.

More Information Favourites Star

Introduction to the New Testament

SAB1081HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Scollo, Giuseppe

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Survey of New Testament world, authors, theologies. Introduction to the historical-critical and other methods of exegesis. Focus on the relation of hermeneutic to Christian Theological traditions; determining the senses of Scripture, the intent of the author, the structures in the texts; stance of the reader.

More Information Favourites Star

Introduction to the New Testament

SAB1081HF L6102 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Scollo, Giuseppe

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Survey of New Testament world, authors, theologies. Introduction to the historical-critical and other methods of exegesis. Focus on the relation of hermeneutic to Christian Theological traditions; determining the senses of Scripture, the intent of the author, the structures in the texts; stance of the reader.

More Information Favourites Star

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Part 2

TRB1094HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Deller, Walter

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 18:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Through the experience of reading and reflecting on the entire text of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament as well as key select passages, participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the sources, history, and development of the canonical books of the Latter Prophets and Writings in critical relation to their place in ancient Near Eastern culture and history. Attention will be given to issues such prophetic movements, reform movements, exile/deportation and return, wisdom and apocalyptic as shaping forces in biblical identity. Lectures and exegetical sessions will seek to assist participants with methodologies that will build their confidence and competence in engaging the texts in the context of the pastoral life of the church and in relation to contemporary culture and discourse.

More Information Favourites Star

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Part 2

TRB1094HS L9101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Deller, Walter

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Mon Online TIME: 19:00 to 22:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Through the experience of reading and reflecting on the entire text of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament as well as key select passages, participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the sources, history, and development of the canonical books of the Latter Prophets and Writings in critical relation to their place in ancient Near Eastern culture and history. Attention will be given to issues such prophetic movements, reform movements, exile/deportation and return, wisdom and apocalyptic as shaping forces in biblical identity. Lectures and exegetical sessions will seek to assist participants with methodologies that will build their confidence and competence in engaging the texts in the context of the pastoral life of the church and in relation to contemporary culture and discourse.

More Information Favourites Star

Thinking Theologically

CGT1101HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Bergen, Jeremy M.

COLLEGE: Conrad Grebel SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 13:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to the main themes in theology, with attention to the nature of theological argumentation. Trinity, creation, theological anthropology, Jesus Christ, ecclesiology, other religions, eschatology, Anabaptist-Mennonite theology, political theology, modernity/ postmodernity, the vocation of the theologian.

More Information Favourites Star

Worship I: Foundations of Christian Public Worship

EMP1101HS L9101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kervin, William

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Wed Online TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to the history, theology and practice of Christian public worship, with particular reference to the foundational practices of Eucharist and Christian initiation in the Reformed and Methodist liturgical traditions, set in the context of ecumenical developments and influences. Biblical, historical, theological and pastoral dimensions will be explored through in-class and online lectures and presentations, readings, papers, online assignments, worship, discussion, and practical/tutorials (held in the third hour of class time).

More Information Favourites Star

Theology I

EMT1101HS L6101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Fri Online

PRE-REQUISITES: EMP1621 and Intro course in Bible or permission of Instructor CREDITS: One Credit

This course introduces not only the systematic but also the constructive and contextual character of Christian theology. Participants will (1) become further acquainted with the sources, methods, tasks, and traditions of Christian theology; (2) become familiar with important theological themes, especially as they respond to intellectual and social challenges presented by historical contexts; (3) be encouraged to do theology, thinking creatively about faith in a contemporary context. Basic Christian themes considered will include God and creation, evil and providence, the human condition, Jesus Christ and salvation, the Church, and eschatology. Theological perspectives addressed will include formative and alternative theological traditions.

More Information Favourites Star

Reformed Worship

KNP1101HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Travis, Sarah

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores the nature of Christian worship from a Reformed perspective. What are the foundations of Reformed Worship? What is distinctive about the theological and practical realities of Reformed Worship? By engaging with historical and contemporary sources, students will discover the basics of worship leadership in Presbyterian pastoral settings.

More Information Favourites Star