Course Catalogue 2019-2020

Summer 2019 courses are listed in Course Catalogue 2018-2019 found in the right sidebar menu.

From the Gospel to the Gospels (NT I)

WYB1501HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 16:45 to 19:00

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to the four Gospels in their social, historical and theological settings. Using a "socio-literary" approach, we will study the Gospels within a two-dimensional framework, both centred on what the early Christians called the "gospel" or "Kerygma." One dimension has to do with social history, the origin and development of Christianity as a distinct social entity, from its foundations in the ministry of Jesus and the Easter experience, through its emergence as a Jewish renewal movement, and on to its development into a separate, largely Gentile, institutionalized religion. The second dimension has to do with literature, the process by which the Gospels came to be written, their literary form and texture, and their character as narrative versions of the "gospel."

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Elementary New Testament Greek I

EMB1511HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Voth, Trenton T.

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Mon, Wed TIME: 17:00 to 19:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to ancient Greek grammar for the sake of reading the New Testament. The focus will be on basic aspects of ancient Greek grammar and syntax.

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Foundations in Counselling and Spiritual Care Practice for Helping Professional

KNP1512HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Schmidt, Angela E.

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 13:30 to 16:30

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will combine lectures with experiential learning to provide helping professionals with the foundational skills of building rapport, empathic listening, effective questioning, interviewing and responding skills, structuring a session, and spiritual care giving. The students will practice the skills of building the therapeutic relationship based on Person-Centered, Family Systems and Psychodynamic theories. We will explore active and passive listening/responding skills alongside of safe and effective use of self in the therapeutic relationship. The course will also address the need for students to understand how to offer multi-cultural support and on-line counselling. The principles of documentation in a variety of settings (congregational, private practice, healthcare) will be discussed. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (a goal-directed collaborative approach to psychotherapeutic change), a Constructivist theory, will be explored and the skills of solution-focused therapy will be applied in small groups. The sensitive integration of spiritually-oriented questions into the therapeutic conversation will be discussed as well as spiritual care interventions and practices that promote healing and wholeness. And finally, students will develop introductory skills in group facilitation.ÿ

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Elementary New Testament Greek

WYB1513YF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: TBA TIME: TBA to TBA

CREDITS: Two Credits

Basic New Testament Greek grammar. During the first semester, students work through a large portion of the textbook, which introduces basic grammatical and syntactical elements of the language. In the second semester students complete the introductory grammar textbook, and begin reading in the Greek New Testament.

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Theology & Practice of Ministry

KNP1601HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Explores various aspects of ministry, in particular the theology and practice of ordained ministry within the Reformed traditions. Topics include understandings of ministry, the call, functions and roles in ministry, challenges and contexts for ministry today and in the future, leadership and authority, and spiritual practices.

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Introduction to Ecclesiastical Latin I

SAJ1601HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Abad, John

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course provides students, with no previous experience in the language, basic knowledge of Latin grammatical structure, including verb forms and tenses and the various types of nouns and adjectives. Familiarity with the vocabulary of Christian literature written in the Latin language accompanies the learning process. The lectures cover units 1-19 of Collin?s Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin.

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General Introduction to the Eastern Churches

SMJ1610HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Chirovsky, Andriy

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

CREDITS: One Credit

The course aims at a general introduction to the four families of Eastern Churches: Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Eastern Catholic and the Assyrian Church of the East. After reviewing the history of the Eastern Churches and the critical moments that shaped their development (including schisms, attempts at re-union and the impact of Islam), the course will give particular attention to the history and culture of the Assyrian Church of the East, the Coptic and Armenian Orthodox Churches, the Orthodox Churches of Ukraine, Greece and Russia, the Maronite, Melkite and Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Churches. Subsequently, the course will briefly survey the East's distinctive approaches to liturgy, art, architecture, music, spiritual life, monasticism, social service, hagiography, mission and theology. The course ends with an assessment of the current state of these Churches in North America and their approaches to inter-Christian and interreligious relations.

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Community Development: Theory, Models, Theology

WYP1616HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kupp, David

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course provides an introduction and overview to the core issues, approaches and players for Christian practitioners of community development, within both Canadian and international settings. As an overview to the theory, models and theology of community development, this is the local counterpart to the international development focus of the current course WYP1615: "International Development: Global Issues, Power & Players." This course helps students build a platform for their engagement as lay and ordained community practitioners in local community settings. Worldviews, approaches and actors are explored across the community development spectrum, as are the patterns and lenses of local faith-based organizations. Theories and models are examined which assess and address the local nature and dynamics of poverty, participation, power and community ownership. The inter-relationships between vision, values and practice are explored, along with the roles of local government, business and civil society players in working with the marginalized and vulnerable. This course will especially engage: - the theory and theology of 'belonging' and 'place' - community development as a social, political, economic, ecological and spiritual process - historic and contemporary issues and debates within community development - Canadian vs. global South poverty, marginalization and development - models of participation and empowerment - civil society, the church and community development - appreciative inquiry and assets-based community development - community development that transforms: faith, spirituality and holistic approaches - a critical path for engaging community development - community mobilization and conscientization.

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History of Buddhist Traditions

EMT1620HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 13:00 to 15:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course surveys the development of Buddhism in India and its spread from South Asia to Southeast Asia, East Asia, and the West. In this course, we will explore the Three Jewels (Buddha, Dharma, and Samgha) of Buddhism, the Three Vehicles (Thervada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana) for the transmission of Buddhist teachings, and various Buddhist traditions developed indigenously in East Asia and then spread to North America, Europe, and Africa.

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Maintenance and Mission: Congregations and Leadership in a Post-Christendom Church

TRP1620HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Deller, Walter

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course examines congregations and congregational leadership through the lens of the continuous and discontinuous change currently experienced by the local church. The course will cover the standard disciplines of congregational studies as well as emerging models of the congregation resulting from efforts to re-imagine church in these challenging times.

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