Course Catalogue 2020-2021

TST Member Colleges have reviewed the delivery of their Fall and Winter course offerings.

There are three categories:

In Person* if it 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 9.

Online – Asynchronous if it 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 6.

Some courses may offer more than one delivery method. You will not be permitted to switch delivery method after September 18, 2020 for Fall (F) and Fall-Winter (Y) 2020 courses or January 8, 2021 for Winter (S) courses.

Accessing Hebrew and Greek Text without Knowing the Language

WYB1101HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Taylor, J. Glen

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Tue Online 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 L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Connor, Timothy

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Fri Online 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 - Cancelled on Jul 20, 2020

SMB1102HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Holmstedt, Robert D.

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

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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Introduction to Eastern Christian Worship - Cancelled on Apr 21, 2020

SMP1102HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 10:00 to 12:00

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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History of Christianity I (to AD 843) - Cancelled on Jul 9, 2020

SMH1010HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

From the subapostolic age to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam.

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History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

SMH1010HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Mon Online TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

From the subapostolic age to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam.

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Foundations of Eastern Christian Theology - Cancelled on Aug 11, 2020

SMT1104HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

An analysis of the fundamental categories of faith, revelation and tradition within the Eastern Christian context, as understood according to its distinctive theological methodology, as well as a survey of the living monuments and media of the Holy Spirit's life in the Church: Scripture, patristic texts, creeds, councils, liturgy, iconography, hagiography and the canonical tradition. We will explore the underlying modalities of faith and revelation especially in light of contemporary skepticism and hermeneutical concerns and gain familiarity with the characteristic methods of Orthodox theology (particularly apophaticism and antinomy). We will then analyze and critique the notion of "Tradition," by exploring its classic expressions, and consider how academic theology may be incorporated into pastoral practice.

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Teaching the Faith: Introduction to Catechetical Theology

WYT1105HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Radner, Ephraim

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Wed 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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Teaching the Faith: Introduction to Catechetical Theology

WYT1105HS L9101 SESSION: Winter 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Radner, Ephraim

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Wed Online TIME: 10:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

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Life Together: Christian Formation

WYP1111HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 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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