Course Catalogue 2020-2021

* Summer 2020 courses are listed in Course Catalogue 2019-2020 found in the right sidebar menu.*
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, summer session classes may be delivered via a method other than in-person instruction (including online platforms) for part or all of the term. A final determination of delivery mode will be made by the college offering the course by April 24 for “F” summer courses, and by June 13 for “S” courses. Decisions regarding courses that cannot be accommodated online, or that are to be cancelled, will be communicated to students who have registered in those courses. Course registration for TST Summer courses opens via ACORN on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

The Birth of Theology

TRH2061HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Neelands, David

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Thu 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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Christian Worship: Foundation, Framework & Freedom

WYP2111HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Robinson, Peter

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 10:00 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 2020 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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Introduction to Evangelical Theology

WYT2121HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Scruggs, Lane

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: N/A Online

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is an exploration of the historical. rise of the broad Evangelical movement and its internal theological particularities. The course will cover material from the Reformation through the British Isles in the 17th and 18th centuries and examine the profusion of Evangelical expressions in contemporary North American Christianity. Questions of evangelical identity and coherence will be discussed as well as recent theological tensions within North America. The first half of the course will be devoted to the historical narrative of Evangelical thought rooted in the Reformation and ending with the Fundamentalist movement. The second half of the class will be more topical in nature, covering contemporary North American Evangelicalism's ecclesiology, theological method, ethics, ecumenical posture, and relationship to pub lib life. The goal of the course is to introduce the modern Evangelical movement to those students who are unfamiliar with it and to provide a trans-denominational perspective for students well-versed in one particular expression of the movement.

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Hebrew Reading & Exegesis

KNB2127HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Irwin, Brian

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

PRE-REQUISITES: Introductory course in Hebrew. CREDITS: One Credit

This course builds on students knowledge of introductory Hebrew grammar to engage them in the reading and interpretation of Hebrew narrative (selections from Jonah, Ruth, and other books). Emphasis is on building Hebrew vocabulary and confidence in reading and on developing exegetical skill.

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Byzantine Christian Sacraments


COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

An overview of the history, theology and current practice of the Holy Mysteries (Sacraments) of the Byzantine Churches, both Catholic and Orthodox, with a view to examining and assessing their centrality in contemporary Christian life and ministry. In this course, the student will examine themes such as the world's sacramentality, the cosmic and personal transformation enacted in the Byzantine Christian Mysteries, and the Trinitarian foundation of all sacramental life. S/he will be able to list and identify many of the sacramental rites and texts and discuss and assess the works of several key Eastern Christian authors, both classical and modem. The student will be able to describe the evolution of these rites, and debate their possible reform today; and will be able to apply the theological vision emanating from these rites to contemporary situations.

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Prophetic Literature

SAB2181HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Chung, Frederick Yon-Ho

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

PRE-REQUISITES: Introduction to the Old Testament course CREDITS: One Credit

This course introduces the prophets of Israel from their historical contexts, explores developments, genres and theological themes. Attention will be paid to the role of Israelite prophets in the larger ancient Near East context and prophetic contributions to Israelite expressions of God. Basic methods of exegesis will be reinforced as well as attention to a Catholic framework for interpretation.

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European Reformations


COLLEGE: Conrad Grebel SCHEDULE: Tue, Thu TIME: 14:30 to 16:00


The events collectively known as the Reformation ended the unity of westem Christianity. In this course, we will study the various reforming movements primarily by reading the words of their main actors. The course places the ideas behind the reformers' agendas in their historical context, beginning with a survey of western Christianity on the eve of the sixteenth century. It then examines the particular ways in which the Protestant and Catholic reformers viewed the Bible, salvation, the church, and the state. After exploring the context and the Ideas, we will look at the reality of the reformers' struggle to implement their agenda and the legacy of the Reformation in the twenty-first century.

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Spiritual Formation in the Anglican Tradition

TRP2202HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Wang, Lisa

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 14:00 to 17:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Reflection on aspects of the spiritual formation of the human person and of the postulant for ordination in the Anglican Church. Students will consider topics such as the theology of the human person, longing for God, spiritual motherhood and fatherhood, kenosis, stewardship of the sacraments, preaching and prayer, and how these inform our understanding of the priesthood.

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Christ the Saviour: Eastern Christian Perspectives


COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

A survey of both patristic and contemporary approaches to Christological questions (how the divinity and humanity of Christ come together in one person). Soteriological questions will also be addressed (what is salvation, how Jesus saves, from what and for what He saves}. This will also necessitate some examination of Theological Anthropology (from creation according to the Divine Image to the fulfillment of likeness to God in Theosis/Divinization) and the human condition that requires an Incarnate Saviour. Comparisons will be made among ancient Christological approaches (Alexandria, Antioch, Rome), as well as between Eastern and Western Christian understandings of the means and the content of salvation. Emphasis will be placed on apophatic and antinomic tools for articulating an understanding of Christ the Saviour that operates coherently within the complex of the elements of Holy Tradition (Scripture, Fathers, Councils, Creeds, Liturgy, Iconography, Hagiography, etc.)

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