Course Catalogue 2022-2023

There are five categories for course delivery:

In Person* if the course 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. This is only in place for Summer 2022 courses.

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 the course 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.

Hybrid if the course requires attendance at a specific location and time, however up to 30% of the course is delivered online. If online attendance is expected at a specific time, it will be in place of the in person attendance. These courses will have the section code starting with 31.

Some courses may offer more than one delivery method please ensure that you have the correct section code when registering via ACORN. You will not be permitted to switch delivery method after the last date to add a course for the given semester.

Registration for Summer 2022 courses opens April 1, 2022 and Registration for Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 courses opens July 18, 2022.

Philosophy, Theology and Psychology of Love

RGT3565HY L6101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Dadosky, John D.

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

This course surveys the importance and the nature of love, including the various types, tensions, and distortions. Authors include: St. Paul, Erich Fromm, C.S. Lewis, Vladimir Solovyov, Rosemary Haughton, Rollo May, M. Scott Peck, Desmond Tutu and Robert Johnson. In addition, the course will include some multi-religious perspectives including Buddhism and Islam. It aims to present a critical and realistic approach to love with the broader goal, through wider discussion, of promoting civility and charitable living. Various psychological, philosophical, and theological approaches will be explored.

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Kierkegaard as a Theological Resource - Cancelled on May 4, 2022

TRT3575HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Khan, Abrahim H.

Graduate degree students enrol in TRT6575HF

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 12:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Intro to some main ideas that are theologically and ethically relevant in Kierkegaard's thought: person, indirect communication, irony, edification, confession, sermon, scripture. Christ as model and as redeemer. Attention to biblical figures shaping Kierkegaard's understanding of faith. Selected readings from Either/Or, Purity of Heart, Gospel of Suffering, Christian Discourses, and Works of Love.

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The Historical Study of Acts

RGB3611HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Bernier, Jonathan

Graduate degree students enrol in RGB6611HF

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

PRE-REQUISITES: Introduction to NT CREDITS: One Credit

The Acts of the Apostles is our main source of information about the first Christian decades. It covers the movement's initial efforts to regroup following the death of Jesus, as well as its earliest expansion into the Mediterranean world beyond Judea. In this course, we will read through the Acts and reflect upon both what it tells us about Christian origins and also its continuing relevance for contemporary Christianity.

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The Parables of Jesus

SMB3623HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

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

PRE-REQUISITES: SMB1501 or equivalent CREDITS: One Credit

This course examines the interpretation of the parables in the gospels and other early Christian writers. It outlines major trends in the modern analyses of the parables, with special attention to social and economic concerns, in order to assess how they might work as a distinctive form of communication. We will also consider how attention to communicative dynamics and first century contexts can help us to imagine the relevance of parables to our own time.

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Gospel of Mark

WYB3655HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Jervis, Ann

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: TBA

CREDITS: One Credit

A consecutive exegetical examination of the Gospel of Mark with discussion of critical issues in gospel studies.

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Wittgenstein: Language & the Philosophy of Religion - Cancelled on Oct 18, 2021

ICT3716HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kuipers, Ronald

Graduate degree students enrol in ICT6716HS

COLLEGE: Institute for Christian Studies SCHEDULE: TBA TIME: TBA to TBA

CREDITS: One Credit

Wittgenstein's philosophy continues to generate enormous interest, and his name is frequently cited in connection with radical developments in theology and the philosophy of religion. Via an exploration of the different accounts of language and meaning he presents in both his early and later work, this course will focus on his thought as it relates to religious belief and commitment in particular.

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Ricoeur: Language & the Sacred - Cancelled on Oct 18, 2021

ICT3732HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kuipers, Ronald

Graduate degree students enrol in ICT6732HS

COLLEGE: Institute for Christian Studies SCHEDULE: TBA TIME: TBA to TBA

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will focus on two of Ricoeur's essay collections, From Text to Action and Figuring the Sacred. Students will explore the general shape of Ricoeur's hermeneutical phenomenology, including such themes as textual interpretation, action, explanation, understanding, ideology, and utopia.

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MTS Synthesis Paper

RGT3790YY L0101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE:

CREDITS: Two Credits

MTS Synthesis Paper

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Experiential Learning in Faith and the Arts - Cancelled on Mar 28, 2022

ICP3851HS L4101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Smick, Rebekah

Graduate degree students enrol in ICP6851HS

COLLEGE: Institute for Christian Studies SCHEDULE: TBA TIME: TBA to TBA

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is geared to enrolment in the Artists' Workshop of the Institute for Christian Studies' ART in Orvieto offerings in Orvieto, Italy. It aims to integrate, through the writing of a major paper, the practical experience gained in these arts workshops with the more theoretical knowledge obtained through academic courses in the area of art, religion and theology. Building upon the activities undertaken in the workshop (discussion, visual journals, presentation of work and feedback) as well as the arts project accomplished, the paper will serve as a summative statement of what the student learned. It should demonstrate the student's analytical and interpretive skills as it seeks to find the points of intersection between artistic practice and the life of faith.

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History of Biblical Interpretation

TRB3911HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Deller, Walter

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE:

CREDITS: One Credit

For most of Christian history the interpretation of the Bible was a pastoral activity. Drawing on basic notions of post-modern consideration of 'reader response', we will survey the pre-critical interpretation history of the Bible from a diachronic perspective as an unfolding process across history, and in key synchronic snapshots focusing on types of interpretation as specific moments in the history. How do interpretations reflect and repress the tensions, inner dynamics and problematics of the biblical texts to which they are a response? How are they responses to the needs of the community in specific places and times? We will examine theories of interpretation and also actual examples of interpretation from various periods. Broad topics will include: early Christian interpretation of texts from Leviticus and Ecclesiastes, hermeneutic approaches of Origen, Augustine, Luther and others, mediaeval readings of the book of Ruth, Luther and Calvin as archetypal Reformation readers of scripture, visual art as a form of biblical interpretation, the emergence of historical-critical models of reading, and the cantatas and Passions of J.S. Bach as instances of affective and intellective interpretation.

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