Course Timetables - Summer 2016

The Foreigner in Biblical Law - Cancelled on May 30, 2016

EMB2301HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Palmer, Carmen

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu TIME: 9:30 to 12:30

PRE-REQUISITES: Introduction to Old Testament I or permission of the instructor. CREDITS: One Credit

Can an understanding of the resident alien in the Bible help us reflect today concerning the manner in which we treat 'the foreigner' in our society and particular communities? Students in this course will conduct a literary survey of the resident alien (a translation of the Hebrew term ) throughout various biblical law codes. Using a method of inner-biblical criticism and reception history, students will observe contextual changes in meaning of this figure through time. Texts to be studied will range from Ancient Near Eastern law codes, law codes of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), along with readings from the Septuagint, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the New Testament.

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Jesus and the Games We Play

EMB2951HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Zeichman, Christopher B.

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu TIME: 9:30 to 12:30

CREDITS: One Credit

In Mark 8:28, Jesus asks, 'Who do you say that I am?' Christians have answered this question in complex and often conflicting ways, leading to a variety of depictions of Jesus that often bear little resemblance to one another. This course will examine how Jesus comes to be understood as culturally significant in differing contexts, a 'sticky' figure to whom various values and ideals become affixed. More precisely, this course will look at how Jesus is continually re-fashioned to advance specific social interests- how we see in Jesus what we want to see and consequently understand him to be on 'our' side of a given debate.

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Ministry without Prayer?

EMP2206HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Simmonds, Anne L.

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Fri TIME: 9:30 to 16:30

CREDITS: One Credit

We all know we should pray! However, an intentional prayer life is difficult to maintain under the strain of student or church life. In addition, many in the pulpit and pew feel inadequate in the practice and question the efficacy of prayer. This course offers an exploration of the 'theory,' but mainly the 'practice' of prayer as it relates to the life of clergy and their parishioners. Classes will include experiential learning; individual, group reflection and conversations.

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Theories and Methods in Pastoral Counselling & Marriage and Family Therapy

EMP3546HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Beech, Lawrence A.

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue TIME: 9:30 to 15:30

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will explore five theoretical modalities in pastoral counselling and marriage and family therapy: Family Systems (Bowen), Attachment Theory, Relational Self Psychology, Solution Focuses Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. Consideration will be given to spiritual themes implicit in each theoretical modality, and the course will include the use of case studies and therapy demonstrations.

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Reading Romans in the Shadow of Empire

ICB3751HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Keesmaat, Sylvia

Graduate degree students enrol in ICB6751HS

COLLEGE: Institute for Christian Studies SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 9:30 to 17:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Paul's letter to the Romans is seen by many as the centrepiece of his epistles, providing a summary of his theology and the key to his thought. We will, however, read Romans as a thoroughly situational letter, written to communities shaped by the culture and beliefs of imperial Rome, struggling not only with their own social contexts, but also with the place of Judeans and the story of Israel in their midst. The social status of the believing communities in Rome, as well as the social dislocation of many residents of Rome will provide a context for reading Romans from below, as a letter to communities struggling with what it means to be faithful in a context of slavery, poverty and violent distrust of the stranger.

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Reading Romans in the Shadow of Empire

ICB6751HS L0101 SESSION: Summer 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Keesmaat, Sylvia

Basic degree students enrol in ICB3751HS

COLLEGE: Institute for Christian Studies SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 9:30 to 17:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Paul's letter to the Romans is seen by many as the centrepiece of his epistles, providing a summary of his theology and the key to his thought. We will, however, read Romans as a thoroughly situational letter, written to communities shaped by the culture and beliefs of imperial Rome, struggling not only with their own social contexts, but also with the place of Judeans and the story of Israel in their midst. The social status of the believing communities in Rome, as well as the social dislocation of many residents of Rome will provide a context for reading Romans from below, as a letter to communities struggling with what it means to be faithful in a context of slavery, poverty and violent distrust of the stranger.

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Coming to Our Sense: Art, Faith and Embodiment - Cancelled on Jun 20, 2016

ICT3729HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Graduate degree students enrol in ICT6729HF

COLLEGE: Institute for Christian Studies SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will focus on the way art, whether religious or secular, articulates lived human experience as a way to gain more intimate contact with the world, each other and, ultimately, also with God. In order to do so we will discuss the crucial role of the body in our pre-reflective understanding of the world; the importance of the sense of touch for sensing nuanced textures and timbres; and the notion of beauty understood as unfolding in time rather than as a timeless, captured moment. The course will conclude by assessing the implications of this approach for a fresh understanding of art. The aim of the course is to enable participants to develop new Christian criteria by which to approach and evaluate works of art of our time.

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Political Theology and the Secular State - Cancelled on Jun 20, 2016

ICT3745HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Graduate degree students enrol in ICT6745HF

COLLEGE: Institute for Christian Studies SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 9:30 to 12:30

CREDITS: One Credit

God is back', on the streets of a liberal democracy near you. But the return of public religion- its 'deprivatisation' - is generating deep anxieties among secularists who have long assumed that liberal democracy presupposes a 'secular state' and a religion-free public realm. Christians, too, are scrambling to make sense of the new but shifting spaces opening up for their own faith-based political engagement. Drawing on salient insights of contemporary political theology, the course will confront the challenges to, and opportunities for, the secular state presented by the resurgence of public religion in liberal democracies. It explores various concepts of 'secularism', 'secularization', 'the secular' and the 'post-secular', probes the nature and legitimacy of religious public reasoning, and reflects on the shape of constructive and critical religious citizenship in contemporary liberal states.

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Coming to Our Sense: Art, Faith and Embodiment - Cancelled on Jun 20, 2016

ICT6729HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Basic degree students enrol in ICT3729HF

COLLEGE: Institute for Christian Studies SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will focus on the way art, whether religious or secular, articulates lived human experience as a way to gain more intimate contact with the world, each other and, ultimately, also with God. In order to do so we will discuss the crucial role of the body in our pre-reflective understanding of the world; the importance of the sense of touch for sensing nuanced textures and timbres; and the notion of beauty understood as unfolding in time rather than as a timeless, captured moment. The course will conclude by assessing the implications of this approach for a fresh understanding of art. The aim of the course is to enable participants to develop new Christian criteria by which to approach and evaluate works of art of our time.

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Political Theology and the Secular State - Cancelled on Jun 20, 2016

ICT6745HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Basic degree students enrol in ICT3745HF

COLLEGE: Institute for Christian Studies SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 9:30 to 12:30

CREDITS: One Credit

God is back', on the streets of a liberal democracy near you. But the return of public religion- its 'deprivatisation' - is generating deep anxieties among secularists who have long assumed that liberal democracy presupposes a 'secular state' and a religion-free public realm. Christians, too, are scrambling to make sense of the new but shifting spaces opening up for their own faith-based political engagement. Drawing on salient insights of contemporary political theology, the course will confront the challenges to, and opportunities for, the secular state presented by the resurgence of public religion in liberal democracies. It explores various concepts of 'secularism', 'secularization', 'the secular' and the 'post-secular', probes the nature and legitimacy of religious public reasoning, and reflects on the shape of constructive and critical religious citizenship in contemporary liberal states.

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