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.

Fundamentals of Orthodox Spirituality

TRT2311HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Ladouceur, Paul

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will explore Orthodox spiritual theology from both thematic and historical perspectives, drawing on the principal writings that have contributed to its development over the centuries. From a consideration of the goal of Orthodox spirituality as union with God or deification (theosis }, the course will examine the contribution of the Old and New
Testament; the experience of early Church; monasticism; ancient philosophy; liturgical and sacramental elements; the mystical and contemplative aspects; and patristic theology.

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Fundamentals of Orthodox Spirituality

TRT2311HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Ladouceur, Paul

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Tue, Fri TIME: 19:00 to 22:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will explore Orthodox spiritual theology from both thematic and historical perspectives, drawing on the principal writings that have contributed to its development over the centuries. From a consideration of the goal of Orthodox spirituality as union with God or deification (theosis }, the course will examine the contribution of the Old and New Testament; the experience of early Church; monasticism; ancient philosophy; liturgical and sacramental elements; the mystical and contemplative aspects; and patristic theology.

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Creation/Anthropology/Sin

SAT2321HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Anang, Charles

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The first course on Theological Anthropology comprises four areas: (1) Biblical Foundation of two creations. (2) Theology of creation. (3) The human person in its created existence in the image of Christ. (4) Doctrine of Primordial, Original, and Personal sin. Angelology.

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Medieval Eastern Thought, Doctrine and Theology: From Maximus to Palamas

TRH2401HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

The Medieval period witnessed some of the most intense and fruitful theological and doctrinal discussions in Eastern Orthodox Church history, from the Monothelite controversy to Iconoclasm to the birth of Hesychastic theology and practice. This course will explore the writings of the most influential minds of the Eastern Church during the period, namely Maximus the Confessor, John the Damascene, Photius of Constantinople, Symeon the New Theologian, and Gregory Palamas. Heavy emphasis will be placed on primary sources (read in translation). Key topics will include developments in Christology, Trinitarian theology, the theology of icons, theological anthropology, Hesychasm and the theology of deification as discussed by these authors.

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Medieval Eastern Thought, Doctrine and Theology: From Maximus to Palamas

TRH2401HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Opperwall, Daniel G.

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

CREDITS: One Credit

The Medieval period witnessed some of the most intense and fruitful theological and doctrinal discussions in Eastern Orthodox Church history, from the Monothelite controversy to Iconoclasm to the birth of Hesychastic theology and practice. This course will explore the writings of the most influential minds of the Eastern Church during the period, namely Maximus the Confessor, John the Damascene, Photius of Constantinople, Symeon the New Theologian, and Gregory Palamas. Heavy emphasis will be placed on primary sources (read in translation). Key topics will include developments in Christology, Trinitarian theology, the theology of icons, theological anthropology, Hesychasm and the theology of deification as discussed by these authors.

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The History, Theology, and Practice of Anglican Liturgy

TXJ2401HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Andrews, Stephen G.W. Billett, Jesse

COLLEGE: TST Joint College & Department Course SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 19:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

What is the Anglican tradition, and when did it become 'traditional'? This course examines the liturgy of the historical church, focusing on theological issues as well as historical developments. Attention is given to major points of liturgical development through the 17th century in the Church of England, the Episcopal Church USA and the Anglican Church of Canada. This includes consideration of how texts, actions, sounds and space contributed to theology, identity and formation. The course also focuses on twentieth century prayer books in these traditions, with an emphasis on the theology of sacraments, worship, language, and inculturation. Practicums follow the class to equip students to lead the Eucharist, Daily Office and Pastoral Services in the BCP and BAS.

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Ecclesiology - Cancelled on May 28, 2020

SMT2404HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Attridge, Michael

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 19:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Jesus' preaching of the reign of God; development of ecclesial structures; ministries in the church; mission, service, and witness in the Church today, contemporary issues leading to and arising from Vatican II.

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Modern History of the Catholic Church

SAH2424HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Ciani, Adrian

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is an overview of the modern era of ecclesiastical history. Beginning with the Enlightenment, we will examine the relationship between the Catholic Church and the world until Vatican II. In the way we will look at the age of revolution, what new ideas like liberalism meant and how popes of the nineteenth century sought to deal with them. The worldwide missionary experience of the Catholic Church at the time, as well as the rich history of Canadian Catholicism will be discussed. Pius IX, Vatican I and the pontificate of Leo XIII will be a key part of the course, as well an examination of the issues that the Church had to confront in the twentieth century, such as world wars and the holocaust. Light will be shed on these topics trough assigned readings, biographical studies and the study of examples of art and architecture from the period.

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Church Ministry Sacraments: Presbyterian and Reformed Views

KNT2431HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Fensham, Charles James

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

PRE-REQUISITES: A basic introductory theology course. Knox M.Div. students need to have Ref. Theology in Dialogue. CREDITS: One Credit

A theological exploration of Church, Ministry and Sacraments from a Presbyterian perspective in dialogue with other traditions and contemporary expressions of the Christian movement.

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Sacramental Theology I

SAT2431HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to sacraments in general, historical and systematic study of sacraments of initiation (baptism, confirmation, Eucharist) with special consideration of the pastoral viewpoint.

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