Course Catalogue 2021-2022

There are four categories for course delivery:

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.

Remote Delivery of In-class Courses if in-class courses are to be taught remotely, attendance is expected at a specific time and these courses have the section code starting with 91.

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 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 61.

Some courses may offer more than one delivery method. You will not be permitted to switch delivery method after the last date to add a course for the given semester.

Systematic Theology in an Un-Systematic Age

TRT1101HS L6101 SESSION: Winter 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

I don't believe in organized religion. My religious beliefs are way too disorganized. This New Yorker cartoon captures the spirit of the age regarding notions of Christian doctrine, dogmatics, or systematic theology. This course explores questions like the following: What does it mean for theology to attempt to offer a conceptual articulation of Christian claims about God at a time when many, including some in the church, have little interest in such a pursuit? What are the implications of this loss of faith in the possibility of a comprehensive and consistent formulation of Christian belief? How are Christians to make judgments about the appropriate sources, norms, and ends of Christian theology, and how these relate to wider spheres of intellectual and practical spheres of life? Class discussions and readings address such questions as they explore challenges confronting theological reflection in contemporary church and society. Attention will be given to differing approaches to the traditional topics in theology, including the concept of God, the person of Christ, sin and salvation, the Holy Spirit and the nature of the Church. By exploring the perspectives of Liberal, Neo-orthodox, Feminist-Liberationist, and Postmodern theologies, class sessions illustrate how different decisions about the nature of theology have a wide range of implications for how one conceives of Christian belief.

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The God of the Gospel: Systematic Theology I

WYT1101HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Mon 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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Introduction to Eastern Christian Worship

SMP1102HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: TBA TIME: 18:00 to 21:00

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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Teaching the Faith: Introduction to Catechetical Theology - Cancelled on Mar 24, 2021

WYT1105HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Online

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 L6101 SESSION: Winter 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: TBA Online TIME: TBA

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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Life Together: Christian Formation

WYP1111HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2021 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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Classical Philosophy for Theology

RGT1113HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mulrooney, Sean

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 18:30 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is an introduction to ancient and medieval philosophy for theology students who have had little or no philosophy. In this course, we will focus both on understanding key philosophical concepts relevant to theology and on developing philosophical skills. Each class will consist of a lecture on a thorny philosophical question and a tutorial in which students actively work on acquiring and practicing philosophical skills. Throughout, philosophy is seen as a series of interpersonal communications (= asking good questions and formulating intelligent answers) rather than as a series of dogmatic pronouncements.
Authors to be studied include Plato, Aristotle, the Epicureans, the Stoics, the Skeptics, Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, Luther and Machiavelli.

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Modern Philosophy for Theology

RGT1114HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Mulrooney, Sean

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is an introduction to modern philosophy for theology students who have had little or no philosophy. In this course, we will focus both on understanding key philosophical concepts relevant to theology and on developing philosophical skills. In the early weeks, each class will consist of a lecture on a thorny philosophical issue and a tutorial in which students actively work on acquiring and practising philosophical skills. In later weeks, students will lead discussions for the third hour. Throughout the course, philosophy is seen as a series of interpersonal communications (= asking good questions and formulating intelligent answers) rather than as a series of dogmatic pronouncements.
Authors to be studied include Descartes, Pascal, Hume, Kant, Marx, Kierkegaard, Darwin, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Levinas, Derrida, Lonergan and Kimmerer.

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Theology Spirituality and the Arts

RGT1120HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Smick, Rebekah

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course aims to provide an introduction to key points of intersection between theology, spirituality and the-arts across two millennia. Employing a broad-definition of the arts, it will include visual arts, music, liturgy, literature, -film and media. It will explore theological, historical, an d pastoral applications of the arts viewed as primary source material, forms of spiritual expression, and sources of inspiration, healing and social critique. ltwlll also address both the theoretical and practical aspects of the ongoing(elationshlp between theology and the arts, Select topics are discussed weekly with the participation of faculty guests from across TST.

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Homiletics I

EMP1301HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kim-Cragg, HyeRan

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 14:00 to 17:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is designed to provide students with a solid foundation for biblical preaching by exploring the implications of preaching a text and preaching the gospel. Preaching the gospel is considered from historical, biblical, theological, pastoral and creative perspectives with a view to producing sermons that engage the world and offer hope. A four-step methodology is taught that can be adapted to various sermon forms.

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