Course Catalogue 2018-2019

Buddhist Mindfulness Approaches to Mental Health

EMP2010HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Monteiro, Lynette M.

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Sat TIME: 9:30 to 16:30

PRE-REQUISITES: Basic Concepts of Buddhism CREDITS: One Credit

Current Buddhist views of mental health incorporate the Dharma and Western psychological approaches to mental health that include a broad range of behavioural, cognitive, and experiential approaches. Key features of approaches using mindfulness are the cultivation of a fluid sense of self, emotion regulation and the modulation of the causes of stress. These parallel the Buddhist concepts of non-self, skillful or appropriate responses, and the understanding of the causes of suffering. This understanding of mental health has shifted concepts of mental illness with promises of success and cautionary tales of risk. Buddhist and Western psychological perspectives of mental health share a commonality of being culturally-influenced. To understand the impact and implications of the Buddhist view of mental health, the root Buddhist teachings need to be understood in their cultural context. Because we are embedded in a culture vastly different from the Buddha?s time, the exploration must include our perspectives of mental health and how our own views are socio-cultural constructions. From this platform, we can examine how Buddhist teachings and their integration with Western models seek to sustain mental health. Secularized adaptations of the Dharma for psychological treatment will be examined with consideration of risks of appropriation, dilution, and distortion as well as potential negative effects of mindfulness-based therapies.

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Biblical Foundations

ICB2010HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Ansell, Nicholas

COLLEGE: SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 13:30 to 16:30

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will explore the Bible as the ongoing story of and for God and creation, paying special attention to the way in which God's story is intertwined with that of humanity and the world. In asking whether and in what way the Bible is also our story, we will attempt to identify which hermeneutical methods might help us discern its significance for present day life, including the academic enterprise.

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Introduction to Preaching

TRP2031HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Rois, Judy

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

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 L6101 SESSION: Fall 2018 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. Lectures, readings, four short reports and a final oral examination.

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The Birth of Theology

TRH2061HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 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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Iconology: doctrinal and liturgical theology of iconography

TRT2111HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Schneider, Richard

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 19:00 to 22:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Training and sensitising students' eyes and minds to the Orthodox Way of understanding iconography. Iconology is a visual-liturgical theology, which teaches doctrine and promotes worship by ordering space and worship-function. Iconography is a rhetoric, not a "mystical spirituality." Attention to the development of critical skills for seeing/understanding, especially text-image relationships, and to iconological programming.

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Iconology: doctrinal and liturgical theology of iconography

TRT2111HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Schneider, Richard

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Training and sensitising students' eyes and minds to the Orthodox Way of understanding iconography. Iconology is a visual-liturgical theology, which teaches doctrine and promotes worship by ordering space and worship-function. Iconography is a rhetoric, not a "mystical spirituality." Attention to the development of critical skills for seeing/understanding, especially text-image relationships, and to iconological programming.

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Christian Worship: Foundation, Framework & Freedom

WYP2111HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Robinson, Peter Paulsen, Judy

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: TBA to 13:00

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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Introduction to Liturgy of Roman Rite

SAP2112HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): McGourty, Michael

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will investigate the sacramental celebrations, the liturgy of the hours and the liturgical year of the Roman Rite from their historical, theological, spiritual and pastoral dimension.

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Anglican Liturgics - Cancelled on May 1, 2018

WYP2118HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

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

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to the art of planning and leading the liturgy, including pastoral offices, in the Anglican Church of Canada. Acquaintance with the current liturgical trends in the Anglican Church of Canada and with general principles of liturgical leadership. Ability to plan Morning Prayer and Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer and the Book of Alternative Services.

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