Course Catalogue 2019-2020

Foundations of Theology

SMT1101HF L4101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

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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The God of the Gospel: Systematic Theology I

WYT1101HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mangina, Joseph

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

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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Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I

SMB1102HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Tue, Thu TIME: 11:00 to 12:00

PRE-REQUISITES: SMB1101Y or NML250Y or one year of Hebrew CREDITS: One Credit

Study of Hebrew grammar, providing a continuation of NML250Y /SMB1101Y (Introduction to Biblical Hebrew). Through extensive reading of ancient (biblical and non-biblical) Hebrew texts, grammar is reviewed and consolidated, and vocabulary expanded.

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Life Together: Christian Formation

WYP1111HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 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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Philosophy for Theology

RGT1112HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mulrooney, Sean

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 13:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is an introduction to philosophy for theology students who have had little or no philosophy. In this course, we will focus on both 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 practising philosophical skills. Throughout, philosophy is seen as an act of interpersonal communication (asking good questions and formulating intelligent answers) rather than as a series of dogmatic pronouncements.
Authors to be studied include Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, Luther, Machiavelli, Descartes, Pascal, Hume, Darwin, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Levinas and Lonergan.

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Theology Spirituality and the Arts

RGT1120HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Smick, Rebekah

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

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, and pastoral applications of the arts viewed as primary source material, forms of spiritual expression, and sources of inspiration, healing and social critique. lt will also address both the theoretical and practical aspects of the ongoing relationshlp between theology and the arts. Select topics are discussed weekly with the participation of faculty guests from across TST.

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Basics of Biblical Preaching

KNP1352HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

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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Education and Faith Formation

EMP1431HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The course will provide an overview to education ministry and to faith formation. It will examine the purpose, context, and content of CE and examine basic learning theory and curriculum resources. Students will also read a spiritual memoir and reflect on transformation in the Christian life. Practical skills for educational ministry will include evaluating curricula, contextual analysis of an educational site, and designing and facilitating a workshop. Intercultural challenges for CE will be discussed. Aspects of age-related ministry will include resources for children, youth and adults. In addition, education at different life stages will be studied as moments for formation of individuals and families as well as the community (baptism and confirmation). Students are encouraged to research a historical or contemporary practice of CE/formation and develop a paper on that topic. Students will read Tye, Pazmino, McClaren, Miles and Winner.

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Human Growth & Spiritual Journey

KNP1443HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Acolatse, Esther E.

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 14:00 to 17:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Exploration of various theories of human development, stages of human growth, lifespan spiritual journey in correlation to human growth, implications for Christian ministry, and reflections of one's own lifespan on theories of human growth and spiritual journey.

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New Testament I

EMB1501HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Zeichman, Christopher B.

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to the major methods and issues in New Testament interpretation: textual criticism; the world of the New Testament; the composition, structure and theologies of the Synoptic Gospels; traditions behind the Gospels; the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith.

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