Course Catalogue 2018-2019

Foundations of Theology

SAT1101HF L0102 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Graham, Donald G.

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Sat TIME: 9:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to theology and the elements of Catholic theology. Revelation, Faith, Tradition, Church doctrine, infallibility, biblical inspiration.

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Introductory Biblical Hebrew

SMB1101YY L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Boulet, Jacques

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Mon, Wed TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

CREDITS: Two Credits

An introduction to the language of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Study of basic grammar and vocabulary in order to read easier prose and poetic texts. This course is taught with a "communicative" pedagogy, by which students learn to read, write, and even speak Biblical Hebrew. The ultimate goal of the communicative approach is to sensitize language learners to Biblical Hebrew as a human language so that the biblical texts can be read with greater sensitivity.

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Foundations of Theology - Cancelled on Aug 6, 2018

SMT1101HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Elements of theological reflection, with emphasis on theological method. Revelation, faith, scripture, liturgy, tradition, dogma, magisterium, the theologian, infallibility, and historicity.

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Tools and Tips for Study of the Bible in the Original Languages - Cancelled on Sep 5, 2018

WYB1101HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Taylor, J. Glen

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will provide students with knowledge of, access to, and practice at using original language tools and resources that come in both hardcopy and electronic forms. Students will start by learning the Greek and Hebrew alphabets, including the convention of identifying Hebrew vowels. The course will follow with instruction on the meaning of the basic grammatical and syntactical features of these languages, so that reference made to them in these resources will assist students in exegesis. The resources to which students will be coached in accessing and understanding will include Interlinear Bibles, Concordances, lexicons, theological wordbooks and original language based commentaries. The learning of grammar will be tied to the study of selected portions of Amos and Philippians.

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The God of the Gospel: Systematic Theology I

WYT1101HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mangina, Joseph

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 16:45 to 19:45

CREDITS: One Credit

This course provides an in-depth exploration of two central Christian doctrines - the Trinity and the person of Christ - as well as reflection on the role of Holy Scripture and the nature of theology. This is the first part of a two-part sequence in basic Christian doctrine.

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Introduction to Byzantine Christian Worship - Cancelled on Apr 22, 2018

SMP1102HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Galadza, Peter

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 17:00 to 19:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores fundamental elements of Byzantine Christian worship in the various families of the Constantinopolitan tradition - both Orthodox and Eastern Catholic. After an historical overview extending to the present, we will survey the tradition's liturgical environment, music, main services and cycles, as well as the liturgical books, utensils and vestments. In addition to historical and theological perspectives, the survey will include anthropological, psychological, and pastoral dimensions. The course provides the building blocks and tools for further study of this Rite and equips students to identify key issues and challenges in the practice and understanding of Byzantine Christian worship today. They will also gain the knowledge needed to evaluate Byzantine Christian worship according to criteria derived from authoritative guidelines of the Byzantine Churches as well as the thought of leading theologians and liturgists.

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Introduction to Eastern Christian Worship - Cancelled on Sep 11, 2018

SMP1102HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Galadza, Daniel

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 17:00 to 19:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores fundamental elements of Eastern Christian worship as expressed in the five extant liturgical traditions in use among the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches: Alexandrian (Coptic and Ethiopian), Armenian, Byzantine, East Syrian and West Syrian (including the Maronite). After an historical overview extending to the present, we will survey each tradition's distinct liturgical environment, form of music, structure and cycle of services, as well as its prescribed liturgical books, utensils and vestments. In addition to historical and theological perspectives, the survey will include anthropological, psychological, and pastoral dimensions.

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Teaching the Faith: Introduction to Catechetical Theology

WYT1105HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Radner, Ephraim

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Thu 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 2018 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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Basics of Biblical Preaching

KNP1352HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Travis, Sarah

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 18:30 to 20:30

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to the art and science of preaching. Topics: exegesis and hermeneutics for the purpose of preaching, techniques of sermon preparation, structure and delivery.

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