Course Catalogue 2019-2020

Summer 2019 courses are listed in Course Catalogue 2018-2019 found in the right sidebar menu.

Modern History of the Catholic Church

SAH2424HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Ciani, Adrian

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Fri TIME: 09:00 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 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

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 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Abad, John

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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Eastern Christian Thoughts, Doctrine and Theology from 15th to 21st C

TRH2452HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Ladouceur, Paul

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Study of the principal theologians, themes and writings of modern Orthodox theology, from the end of the Byzantine Empire to the present, with a focus on the Orthodox theological and spiritual revival in the 19th and 20th centuries, especially the Russian religious renaissance and neopatristic theology. Emphasis on readings and discussion of major primary texts.

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Old Testament: the Orthodox/Eastern Christian Understanding

TRH2459HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Schneider, Richard

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

PRE-REQUISITES: Recommended preparation TRT2110H. CREDITS: One Credit

Evaluation of the possibility of interaction or dialogue between Orthodox theoria-reading, which understands the OT eschatologically in reference to the new, and modern Western historical-critical approached to reading the OT text.

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Pastoral Care

SMP2501HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

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

CREDITS: One Credit

Foundational elements for pastoral care: theology of ministry, acceptance of self, relationships, grief and loss, prayer, suffering, art of listening, care with the sick and infirm at home and in institutions.

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Introduction to Anglican Theology: Ways of Reading the Bible in the English Church and Anglican Communion

WYT2505HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Radner, Ephraim

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 14:00 to 17:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This is a survey course in Anglican theology that will involve extensive reading. Using the lens of Scriptural interpretation as a way of approaching the sweep of Anglican theological thinking, this course will survey chronologically a broad range Anglican readers of Scripture in an attempt to gauge the development of the larger religious vision of Anglicanism over time. Beginning with Wycliffe, the course will move through a number of writers into the early 20th century, and end with some recent statements on the reading of Scripture from around the Anglican Communion.

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Pastoral Care

CGP2510HF L4101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Penner, Carol

COLLEGE: Conrad Grebel SCHEDULE: TBA TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will begin with a biblical and historical review of the field of pastoral care, and will assist students to develop a model of pastoral care based on understandings of God and human experience, for congregations or faith communities. Students will work toward developing caregiving skills as well as a workable paradigm for offering pastoral care in their ministry setting. Class time will be divided between a two-hour teaching block and a one-hour skill development block.

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Reading and Teaching the New Testament

CGB2511HF L4101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Batten, Alicia

COLLEGE: Conrad Grebel SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

A study of the literary genres, the history of composition, and the canonization of the New Testament texts. The course will examine various hermeneutical approaches to the New Testament, focusing on their implications for Christian theological interpretation. It will introduce some methods of teaching he New Testament in various settings.

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Boundaries & Bridges, Part 1

TXP2511HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2019 INSTRUCTOR(S): Malcolm, Wanda

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: TBA TIME: TBA to TBA

PRE-REQUISITES: Completion of eight courses. CREDITS: One Credit

This three-hour pass/fail course introduces students to the basics of what it means to have healthy self-awareness and is designed to lay the foundation for effective and ethical pastoral care practices. The primary focus is to encourage students to recognize and enjoy their gifts and strengths without ignoring the limits of those good things. It is also about seeing and accepting ownership of the sometimes laudable, sometimes questionable motivations and needs that shape our perceptions and guide our behavior. The overarching goal of this course is for each student to gain accurate self-understanding and an appreciation of the ways in which he or she is predisposed to bring him or herself as a person to interactions that require sensitivity and skill.

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