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.

Benedictine Spirituality & Foundations of New Monasticism - Cancelled on May 5, 2020

WYP2210HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Gefvert, Sr. Constance Joanna

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Sun TIME: 9:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

St. Benedict's "Little Rule", written in the fourth century, is the primary source of Anglican spirituality, liturgy and ecclesiology. Since the mid-twentieth century it has had a profound influence on the "New Monasticism", Fresh Expressions, and the Emergence movement. The course will examine the historical roots of Benedictine spirituality in the desert tradition, the spread of the Benedictineÿ radition across Europe and the British Isles, theÿclash between the Roman Benedictine tradition and Celtic spirituality, the profound influence of Benedictine liturgy during the English Reformation especially in the shaping of the Book of Common Prayer, and the influence of Benedict's Rule on the development of Anglican and ecumenical religious communities. As we follow the tradition into the 20th and 21st centuries we will examine the increasing interest in Benedictine monastic spirituality among lay people, and the evolution of monastic life into the "mixed economy" of traditional and emerging "new monastic" communities and fresh expressions of monasticism.

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Mystery of the Triune God

SMT2223HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Dias, Darren

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Mystery of God Triune: biblical, liturgical, historical, and contemporary theology on the Trinity. Question of God in human experience, atheism, Trinitarian debates, feminist perspectives, the Trinity in the economy of salvation, implications for prayer.

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Christology

SAT2242HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Lombardi, Josephine

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Answering Jesus' question: "Who do people say I am?", course uses Old Testament expectations, New Testament data, Conciliar definitions and contemporary issues.

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Christology - Cancelled on May 28, 2020

SMT2242HF L4101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Systematic and pastoral approach to christology and soteriology. Emphasis on New Testament christologies, later developments, contemporary interpretations. Study of the impact on christology of such issues as the continuing quest for the historical Jesus, dialogue with other religions, and in particular with Judaism, the challenge of liberation and feminist theologies, and the new cosmology.

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Modern Athesim

TRH2253HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Clarke, Jr., John W.

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

This introductory course surveys the history of atheism and secularization from the mid-eighteenth-century Western European Enlightenment to the present. We will not only read selections from some of the most important English, Scottish, German, and American atheists, agnostics, and rationalists of the period, but also examine and discuss how contemporary political and social thought contributed to the rise of secular thought and gradual decline in theological orthodoxy. The course will demonstrate how the writings of atheists and theological rationalists have always been predicated on significant intellectual and emotional tensions between orthodox Christianity and contemporary culture.

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The Psalms

SAB2261HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Chung, Frederick Yon-Ho

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

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

The Psalter can be viewed as a distillation of Israel's history, spirituality, liturgy, wisdom, Torah and messianic hopes. This course will examine some of the key elements of Hebrew poetry exemplified by the Psalms. In the study of the Psalms according to their literary forms or genres, their unique poetic and thematic features will be highlighted. Some consideration will be given to thematic groupings of Psalms such as Creation Psalms and Penitential Psalms. The spirituality of the Psalms will be explored both through Patristic literature and modern authors. This course will consider the messianic and Christological reading of the Psalms.

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Introduction to Homiletics

SAP2301HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Lovrick, Peter

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Fri TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to Homiletics is a one-semester course that gives students the opportunity to look at the theology, tradition and practice of Catholic preaching. Students will examine particular questions, issues and challenges in homiletics from a Catholic perspective, survey the development of preaching throughout Church history, determine how Roman Catholic preaching can be informed by the theory and practice in other traditions, and articulate the characteristics of good preaching.

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Basics of Preaching

WYP2301HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Robinson, Peter

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

CREDITS: One Credit

The student will develop a theological framework regarding the character and place of preaching in the life of a local Church. This includes the place of the Church within the mission of God, the importance of analyzing and engaging with the way culture shapes the local community, and the understanding of what it means to be faithful to God in the way we handle the biblical text. The student will also learn to identify and implement the basic skills that are foundational to preaching.

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Proclaiming the Kingdom: Orthodox Homiletics and Liturgical Celebration

TRP2311HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Ready, Geoffrey

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

This course presents both effective preaching and liturgical celebration as key aspects of the proclamation of the good news of the Kingdom of God. An intensive course introduction will ground students in the theology of sacramental preaching and help them to develop dynamic oral communication skills. The weekly year-long course will provide the opportunity for students to hone their sermon preparation and preaching skills in a supportive environment, as well as offering a practice-oriented seminar in which all the elements required for the proper and kerygmatic celebration of Orthodox divine services will be discussed and put into pastoral practice.

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Proclaiming the Kingdom: Orthodox Homiletics and Liturgical Celebration

TRP2311HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Ready, Geoffrey

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 19:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course presents both effective preaching and liturgical celebration as key aspects of the proclamation of the good news of the Kingdom of God. An intensive course introduction will ground students in the theology of sacramental preaching and help them to develop dynamic oral communication skills. The weekly year-long course will provide the opportunity for students to hone their sermon preparation and preaching skills in a supportive environment, as well as offering a practice-oriented seminar in which all the elements required for the proper and kerygmatic celebration of Orthodox divine services will be discussed and put into pastoral practice.

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