Course Catalogue 2019-2020

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

Ignatian Foundations for Mission and Ministry

RGP1621HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Knox, Michael L.

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 10:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

In this course, students acquire skills of reflexive praxis rooted in Ignatian spirituality and pedagogy as a foundation for engaging in professional ministry in the Church. The student is invited to appropriate personal practices and professional guidelines for ministry within a theological framework, thereby beginning the process of articulating a personal vision of ministry that is grounded in Scripture, Tradition and personal experiences of vocation.

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God's Mission and the Church's Calling

TRP1622HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Deller, Walter

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

CREDITS: One Credit

In this foundational pastoral course, participants will reflect on understandings of God's mission, the Church's part in that mission, and their own sense of call in relation to these. The course will draw on texts from Genesis, Isaiah, Luke and Romans, as well as patristic, liturgical, spiritual writings and sermonic writing. Examining the history of mission and the church, and contemporary congregational mission theory, we will consider alternative images and paradigms of mission. Lectures and book discussion sessions will seek to build participants' critical skills particularly in relation to conflict, healing, culture, pluriformity, and proclamation as part of mission. Participants will be required to meet and interview individuals involved in diverse forms of ministry in the community to develop their own vocational discernment and gain practical awareness of the issues, challenges and skills involved in a differing forms of Spirit-led developments as congregations seek to participate and live God's mission.

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Foundational Tenets and Practices of Buddhism

EMT1631HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Liu, Cuilan

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course surveys the diverse ideals, practices, and traditions of Buddhism in its formative period in India. By reading primary and secondary sources central to Buddhism, we will examine key concepts, doctrines, and practices in the Theravada, Mahayana, and Tantric traditions. Having acquired a solid understanding of the history and doctrine of Buddhism, students will learn to apply these understandings to critically analyze contemporary issues from a Buddhist perspective.

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Critical Thinking

SAT1710HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Reeve, Pamela J.

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

A course focused on developing skills in natural reasoning: identification and evaluation of arguments and explanations; deductive and inductive reasoning; criteria of evidence and cogency; fallacies; inference to the best explanation.

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Introduction to Philosophy of Religion

TRT1711HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Wiebe, Donald

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Primer for theological students with little or no background in philosophical thought. Attention to revolutionary developments in philosophical thought and how they have influenced development of Christian faith.

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Introduction to Counselling and Spiritual Care Practice

EMP1741HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Couture, Pamela

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Care and Community explores the role of care expected of religious practitioners and faith communities in an intercultural context. The pastoral care capacity of a beginning religious practitioner (pastor, chaplain, minister of music, education or lay leader) requires self knowledge, spiritual formation, theory and skill. Narrative theories of care will provide the basis for the assumptions and skill development of the course. Role plays, class discussions and short practical theology papers will provide opportunity to assess a student's self ability to think theologically about pastoral care situations.

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Surat al-Baqara: An Introduction to the Qur'an

EMT1851HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Reda El-Tahry, Nevin

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Located in the beginning of the Qur'an immediately following a short introductory prayer, Surat al-Baqara is the doorway to understanding this scripture and its distinctive style and organization of ideas. The largest chapter in the corpus, it covers the major themes and discourses and is uniquely suited to begin the study of the Qur'an and related scholarship. This course is an introduction to the Qur'an and will familiarize students with the hallmarks of both traditional and western scholarships. It will cover topics such as the collection of the Qur'an, abrogation, mysterious letters and the Quranic sciences. Students will become acquainted with some of the main classical and modern commentaries and will learn how to identify Surat al-Baqara's distinctive structure and unifying themes.

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Fundamental Christian Ethics I

SAT1901HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Murphy, Patricia

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

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to the foundations and objective dimensions of Catholic moral theology. Among the topics to be studied are scripture, natural moral law, casuistry, relationship between faith and morality, magisterium, moral principles and norms, etc.

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Fundamental Themes in Christian Ethics

SMT1904HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores themes required for an understanding of the moral subject and moral actions. Topics include: Old Testament and New Testament ethics; current ethical theories especially Natural Law; formation of conscience, sin, conversion and the role of the Magisterium.

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Ethical Reflections on Pastoral Practice

RGT1905HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Berkman, John R.T.

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Basic principles of Christian ethics, with special attention to the pastoral application of moral theology.

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