Course Catalogue 2022-2023

There are five categories for course delivery:

In Person* if the course 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 62.

Online – Asynchronous if the course 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 61.

Hybrid if the course requires attendance at a specific location and time, however up to 30% of the course is delivered online. If online attendance is expected at a specific time, it will be in place of the in person attendance. These courses will have the section code starting with 31.

Some courses may offer more than one delivery method please ensure that you have the correct section code when registering via ACORN. You will not be permitted to switch delivery method after the last date to add a course for the given semester.

1 Corinthians

WYB6718HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Chester, Stephen J.

Basic degree students enrol in WYB3718HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

The course will introduce students to the text of 1 Corinthians and to issues surrounding its interpretation. These will include exploration of the social context of the Corinthian church and the nature of the divisions within it, the problems of communal behavior and belief to which Paul responds, and the theological perspectives and convictions that shape his instructions and advice. Particular attention will be paid (i) to a diverse range of scholarly approaches to interpreting 1 Corinthians, (ii) to questions concerning the contemporary application of 1 Corinthians, and, above all, (iii) to questions of ecclesial and social identity and ethics. The nature of the church, its common life, and its relationship with Greco-Roman society will provide the principal focus of the class. This course aims to assist students in apprehending the distinctive contribution of 1 Corinthians to reflection upon the nature of the Christian church and the relevance of 1 Corinthians in contemporary contexts.

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Ricoeur - Language & the Sacred

ICT6732HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kuipers, Ronald

Basic degree students enrol in ICT3732HF

COLLEGE: Institute for Christian Studies SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 10:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will focus on two of Ricoeur's essay collections, From Text to Action and Figuring the Sacred. Students will explore the general shape of Ricoeur's hermeneutical phenomenology, including such themes as textual interpretation, action, explanation, understanding, ideology, and utopia.

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Grace as an Aesthetic Concept

ICH6758HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Smick, Rebekah

Basic degree students enrol in ICH3758HF

COLLEGE: Institute for Christian Studies SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 10:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

For much of the Western art tradition, the concept of grace has been an Important critical concept for Its ability to capture the often elusive quality of artistic affect. Often referred to as the "je ne sals quoi" of art- that something extra that cannot be explained -grace even supplanted beauty for many wrtters (from Giorgio Vasari to Friedrich Schiller) as the highest artistic Ideal. Often missing from modem analyses of the concept, however, are its theological foundations. This seminar style course will exam the concept of grace within Its theological, philosophical, literary, and art theoretical contexts in an effort to understand both its historical significance and its potential usefulness for the philosophy of art today. We will look at a variety of texts (e.g. from Plato, Cicero, the Pseudo-Dionyslus, Dante, John Calvin, Alexander Pope, Friedrich Schiller, Martin Heldegger) as well as works of art for which grace is an important and defining aesthetic concept.

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Biblical Hermeneutics and the Meaning of Meaning

KNB6930HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): McLean, Bradley

Basic degree students enrol in KNB3930HF

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

CREDITS: One Credit

The term 'hermeneutics' is an ancient, pre-philosophical Greek term concerned with the question of what it means to interpret any thing, person or event. With respect to interpreting biblical texts, hermeneutical theories construct, in different ways, the author, the reader, the nature of the text, and the relation of the text to the original context and the contemporary world. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to explore the hermeneutic theories of Heidegger, Gadamer, Habermas, Ricoeur, Levinas, Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari. This interdisciplinary course integrates aspects of biblical interpretation with the Continental and Poststructural philosophical traditions.

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Christian Ethics in a Historical Perspective

EMT6951HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Medina, Néstor

Basic degree students enrol in EMT3951HF

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

PRE-REQUISITES: Basic courses in theology and ethics. CREDITS: One Credit

This course is a seminary format historical retracing of the main figures, movements, and issues which have emerged overtime in the fields of Christian ethics. Starting with the early church through to contempOrary times, this course is an in-depth analysis of the development of Christian understanding of right and wrong, human morality, concerns for justice, peace, freedom, etc. Major emphasis is given to enhancing participants' skills in analyzing ethical arguments from different periods, from their own cultural and religious background and context.

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