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.

Homiletics I

EMP1301HS L9101 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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Oriental Orthodoxy Unveiled

TRT1301HS L6201 SESSION: Fall 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Tue Online TIME: 19:00 to 22:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores the faith and beliefs of the Coptic, Syriac, Indian, Ethiopian, Eritrean, and Armenian Churches collectively known as the Ancient Oriental Orthodox Churches or the pre-Chalcedonian Churches. Hidden behind ancient languages and in mostly Christian minorities, the Oriental family of Orthodox Christianity often goes unnoticed. This course aims to unveil the basic dogmas of Oriental Orthodoxy and the historical development of each communion.
Dogmas in Oriental Orthodoxy are drawn from its Tradition encompassing scripture, liturgical texts, patristic writings, and iconography. The course explores the Trinity, Christology, pneumatology, soteriology, ecclesiology, sacramental theology, cosmology, ecumenism and Christian life through the
lens of Oriental Orthodox Tradition. Elements of convergence and divergence between the six Churches making up the Oriental Orthodox communion will be considered in terms of historical circumstances,
liturgical practices, and iconographic canons.

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Basics of Biblical Preaching

KNP1352HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Travis, Sarah

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to the art and science of preaching. Topics: exegesis and hermeneutics for the purpose of preaching, techniques of sermon preparation, structure and delivery.

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Education and Faith Formation

EMP1431HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kim-Cragg, HyeRan

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

CREDITS: One Credit

The course will provide an overview to education ministry and to faith formation. It will examine the purpose, context, and content of CE and examine basic learning theory and curriculum resources. Students will also read a spiritual memoir and reflect on transformation in the Christian life. Practical skills for educational ministry will include evaluating curricula, contextual analysis of an educational site, and designing and facilitating a workshop. Intercultural challenges for CE will be discussed. Aspects of age-related ministry will include resources for children, youth and adults. In addition, education at different life stages will be studied as moments for formation of individuals and families as well as the community (baptism and confirmation). Students are encouraged to research a historical or contemporary practice of CE/formation and develop a paper on that topic. Students will read Tye, Pazmino, McClaren, Miles and Winner.

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Human Growth & Spiritual Journey

KNP1443HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Acolatse, Esther E.

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 18:00 to 20:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Exploration of various theories of human development, stages of human growth, lifespan spiritual journey in correlation to human growth, implications for Christian ministry, and reflections of one's own lifespan on theories of human growth and spiritual journey.

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Educational Ministry of the Church

KNP1446HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Song, Nam Soon

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 18:00 to 20:00

CREDITS: One Credit

What is educational ministry? How can we reshape Christian Education in our congregation in order to revitalize the church and society? Exploring the structure of educational theory, reflecting one's educational experience in the church, engaging in dialogue with theorists in Christian Education, we will attempt to refashion christian Education for today's church, and create a vision of Christian education in order to revitalize the congregation.

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Understanding the New Testament

KNB1501HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 09:00 to 11:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Exploration of the content of New Testament writings, especially the canonical gospels and Pauline corpus. Emphasis will be placed upon understanding these writings in their original socio-historical contexts, and on methods of interpretation.

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Introduction to the New Testament

RGB1501HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Bernier, Jonathan

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

CREDITS: One Credit

The focus of this course is on the various methodologies for reading and analyzing the New Testament rather than theology and spirituality. The sad events of our own world illustrate some of the dangers of superficial and overly literal readings of religious writings. Biblical literacy should not be the privilege or duty of a select few, but the right and responsibility of all Christians. The purpose of our study is to provide the tools necessary for an in-depth reading of the New Testament utilizing a variety of methodologies. No one methodology is definitive or exhaustive; each one examines the text from a different perspective and reveals another aspect or layer of the passage in question. Although the material might seem technical and esoteric at times, providing the people of God with a biblical message that is rich, life-giving, and based on a sound understanding of the text is an eminently pastoral undertaking.

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Introduction to the New Testament

SMB1501HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2022 INSTRUCTOR(S): Shantz, Colleen

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to the major methods and issues in the interpretation of the Gospels: the world of the New Testament; the composition, structure and theologies of the Gospels; traditions behind the Gospels; the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith.

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From the Gospel to the Gospels (NT I)

WYB1501HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2021 INSTRUCTOR(S): Sider-Hamilton, Catherine

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 10:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to the four Gospels in their social, historical and theological settings. Using a "socio-literary" approach, we will study the Gospels within a two-dimensional framework, both centred on what the early Christians called the "gospel" or "Kerygma." One dimension has to do with social history, the origin and development of Christianity as a distinct social entity, from its foundations in the ministry of Jesus and the Easter experience, through its emergence as a Jewish renewal movement, and on to its development into a separate, largely Gentile, institutionalized religion. The second dimension has to do with literature, the process by which the Gospels came to be written, their literary form and texture, and their character as narrative versions of the "gospel."

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