Course Catalogue 2019-2020

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

History of Christianity II (843-1648)

SMH2010HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Development of thought and piety; monasticism and mendicants; crusades, parish life; papacy, princes and church councils; Byzantium; East-West relations; relations with Jews and Muslims; Renaissance and reformations; reformers; missionary expansion; confessionalism.

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Church and Ministry

CGP2011HF L4101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Conrad Grebel SCHEDULE: Fri TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores the development of a theology of ministry, which includes the church's mission and institutional life and the personal calling to a life of ministry. The Believers Church tradition provides the primary perspective, augmented by the experience of the global and ecumenical church.

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Buddhist Contemplative Care

EMP2011HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Shiu, Henry C.H.

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Barely existed just a decade ago, Buddhist contemplative care has now become a full force that changes the contemporary practice of Buddhism all over the world, bringing the insights of the ancient wisdom into practical services not only in hospitals, hospices, and prisons, but also through counseling in education and work places. Such pioneering works have redefined the meaning and relevancy of Buddhist practice in the modern world, and has enriched the scope of chaplaincy and ministry which were available only in the Judea-Christian context. This course introduces students to the theory and professional practice of Buddhist contemplative care, through scholarly literature, on the roots of this form of Buddhist engaged practice in various Buddhist traditions, as well as the educational foundations of Buddhist pastoral and spiritual care, the understanding of the Buddhist approach to death and dying, and the art of end-of-life care. Students will also learn from the experiences of successful models of Buddhist contemplative care in North America and Asian countries like Taiwan. The knowledge will also be practical to professional medical caregivers, to allow them to understand the anxiety and fear of their patients with a Buddhist worldview, so as to provide more suitable and meaningful palliative care. The course examines research literature to introduce to the students the developing practice of Buddhist Contemplative Care. Its first section introduces theoretical concepts of contemplative care from the Buddhist tradition, which will be clarified in class through examining various areas of its application. As the student becomes familiar with these theoretical and conceptual propositions, the course will gradually introduce discussions and participation as learning tools to examine twentieth century and current cases.

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Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation

EMP2019HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Toneatto, Tony

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 19:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The numerous meditative practices described in the Buddha's teachings during the historical period (Pali canon) and in the subsequent Mahayana and Vajrayana schools are considered essential to the attainment of optimal mental health and well-being. All of these approaches to meditation invite the meditator to work with every aspect of their mind. In this course the major meditative practices will be interpreted within the context of current models of psychological transformation and transcendence. In addition, a theoretical understanding of the manner in which meditation produces its benefits within modern psychological theories will also be described emphasizing affinities with psychoanalysis, Jungian analytic psychology, cognitive science, cognitive-behavioral psychology and positive psychology.

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Introduction to Preaching

TRP2031HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Rois, Judy

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 19:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of preaching. The student will learn to read a text closely, exegete a passage, and develop dynamic oral communication skills. Attention will be paid to the postmodern context, contemporary homiletical theory, and different sermonic forms. The student will be encouraged to be creative and find his/her own voice in a supportive environment. Expectations: written assignments, class exercises, one full length sermon, and one short homily.

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The Birth of Theology

TRH2061HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Neelands, David

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

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to Patristic thought to 451 AD, surveying principal writers East and West. Detailed study of Athanasius On the Incarnation and The Tome of Leo.

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The Birth of Theology

TRH2061HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Neelands, David

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: N/A Online TIME: NA to NA

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to Patristic thought to 451 AD, surveying principal writers East and West. Detailed study of Athanasius On the Incarnation and The Tome of Leo.

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The Bride of the Lamb: Systematic Theology II

WYT2101HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Slater, Jonathan

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: N/A Online TIME: Na to NA

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores the activity of God from creation to new creation, with special emphasis on the Spirit's work in the Church. We also examine the image of God in the human person and the nature of sin.

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Worship II: Pastoral Occasions and Liturgical Praxis

EMP2103HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kervin, William

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

PRE-REQUISITES: EMP1101 "Worship I", or an equivalent introductory worship course. CREDITS: One Credit

As follow-up to EMP1101 "Worship I" (or an equivalent introductory course on worship), a praxis-based study of history, theology and practice of worship, focusing on the pastoral liturgies of weddings, funerals and pastoral occasions. Particular attention will be given to the Reformed and Methodist liturgical traditions, set in the context of ecumenical developments and influences. Biblical, historical, theological and pastoral dimensions will be explored through lectures, presentations, readings, written assignments, discussion, on-line discussions and resource sharing, a class visit to a funeral home, group worship planning and conduct of actual services.

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Christian Worship: Foundation, Framework & Freedom

WYP2111HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Robinson, Peter Paulsen, Judy

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Building on theological, biblical and historical foundations, students will explore both the function and framework of Christian worship as it is lived out in a particular context. Students will be equipped to reflect theologically on the scope, shape and practices of worship and apply that as a foundation for shaping and being shaped by the ministry of word and sacrament in the context of the community gathered and the community sent.

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