Course Timetables - Summer 2017

New Testament Responses to Violence - Cancelled on May 16, 2017

EMB2801HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Zeichman, Christopher B.

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Sat TIME: 10:00 to 15:00

CREDITS: One Credit

A variety of recent political events have confronted students of theology with the spectre of violence in recent years, inevitably raising the question of how to engage the issue theologically. This course will aid students' engagement with various forms of violence (imperial, gender, economic, etc.) through the various New Testament authors and their own dealings with the issues. Indeed, insofar as the Bible is accorded significant political value, it is vital - regardless of one's own religious proclivities - to understand what the texts contained in the New Testament have to report on these issues in their own era. This course surveys various points at which New Testament authors encountered the violence. It aims to acquaint students with the social world of the New Testament, to familiarize students in major issues in the study of the New Testament, and to aid students in the development of a biblical hermeneutic conscious of its implications.

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Ministry without Prayer?

EMP2206HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Simmonds, Anne L.

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Fri TIME: 10:00 to 17:00

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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Buddhist Meditative Traditions

EMP2671HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Shiu, Henry C.H.

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Sat TIME: 9:00 to 18:00

PRE-REQUISITES: EMT2631H CREDITS: One Credit

Built upon the foundations established from the Fundamental Tenets and Practices of Buddhism course, this course provides students with further understanding of how the Buddhist traditions make use of various meditative techniques as the means to help practitioners realize the transcendental experiences explicated in the Buddhist doctrines. Five major Buddhist meditative traditions will be explored, namely, the fundamental meditative techniques found in the Theravada tradition, the two forms of Chan/Zen meditation in China and Japan, the Pure Land tradition in China, the unique system of meditation developed in the Tiantai school in China, and the visualization practices in the Tibetan tantric style of cultivation. Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the Buddha's teachings in association with the principles behind the meditative practices, the modern adaptations of these practices, as well as the relationship with the Buddhist teachings on well-being and spiritual happiness. Students are encouraged to adapt these meditative techniques and integrate the insights on spiritual development of self and others into their psychotherapy practices.

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Worship and Theology: Dislocating Perspectives - Cancelled on Mar 13, 2017

EMP3121HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kervin, William

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE:

PRE-REQUISITES: EMP 1101 and EMT 1101 or an introductory course in both worship/liturgy and theology. CREDITS: One Credit

Emerging trends and possibilities in worship and theology including: worship and liturgy; liturgical theology and praxis; culture and context; prayer and politics. TST and Cuban students will together explore intercultural, liberative, post- and de- colonial threads in theology and liturgy. participation in local Cuban worshiping communities; intercultural worship planning and celebration.

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Working with Couples in Pastoral Counselling and Marriage & Family Therapy

EMP3514HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Beech, Lawrence A.

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will explore the theory and practice of working with couples in pastoral counselling and marriage and family therapy, and will focus on family systems theory, Imago therapy and emotionally focused couple therapy. Attention will be given to premarital counselling, developmental issues and relationship breakdown, as well as interventions and strategies related to conflict and intimacy. Spiritual themes will be examined that enhance and deepen work with couples.

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Dreams: Psycho-Spiritual Therapy - Cancelled on May 3, 2017

EMP3538HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Smith-Eivemark, Jane E.A.

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 9:30 to 14:30

CREDITS:

This course explores psycho-spiritual work with dreams from a Jungian (analytical) psychological perspective. Because Jungian psychology is adaptable with any number of religious traditions, an intrqduction to the role of dreams within Buddhism, Christianity and Islam will be a part of the course. Working with dreams will help students to learn to work with a methodology that has been developed by Jungian psychologists. To supplement work with dreams, an understanding of key Jungian concepts to be presented include the SELF as a God-image, archetypal energy, the personal and collective unconscious, the journey of individuation as a spiritual process. The goal of this course is to help students to be better prepared to work with the dreams of clients/congregants for whom they care at a depth level and particularly during times of heightened stress or end of life.

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Theology, Culture Liturgy and Praxis - Cancelled on May 23, 2017

EMT3601HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Medina, Nestor Whitla, Becca

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu TIME: 14:00 to 17:00

PRE-REQUISITES: Basic 1000 Theology CREDITS: One Credit

This course examines the intimate connection between theology, culture and praxis. The course draws on the liberationist and praxlcal notion tilat doing theology comes out of what we ''do," how we express our faith in daily life. The work and life of the people of God are therefore a locus theologicus. We will explore various theological positions on the notion of culture, their Influence and impact on the process of thinking theologically, and finally, the form of living out both the cultural and theology In praxis, especially In church practices. Students will therefore be encouraged to reflect specifically on various aspects of their ministries, in light of the themes of the course. Key themes Include: the relation between theology and culture; the relation between church practices and culture/theology; ideology, culture and theology; and liberation theories and post/decolonial studies.

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Art, Religion and Theology: "Theologies" of Art in the Christian Tradition

ICH3350HS L4101 SESSION: Summer 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Smick, Rebekah

Graduate degree students enrol in ICH6350HS

COLLEGE: Institute for Christian Studies SCHEDULE: Irregular TIME: TBA to TBA

CREDITS: One Credit

The course will explore significant ways that Christians have theologized the arts, artistry and art culture in Eastern and Western Christendom. The course will compare the varieties of theologies that have emerged from within the Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox traditions. The study will involve looking at paintings, icons, altarpieces, and socially and culturally engaged works of art as well as pertinent theological writings. Students will be evaluated on class participation, seminar presentations, and a research paper on an approved topic.

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Art, Religion and Theology: "Theologies" of Art in the Christian Tradition

ICH6350HS L4101 SESSION: Summer 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Smick, Rebekah

Basic degree students enrol in ICH3350HS

COLLEGE: Institute for Christian Studies SCHEDULE: Irregular TIME: TBA to TBA

CREDITS: One Credit

The course will explore significant ways that Christians have theologized the arts, artistry and art culture in Eastern and Western Christendom. The course will compare the varieties of theologies that have emerged from within the Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox traditions. The study will involve looking at paintings, icons, altarpieces, and socially and culturally engaged works of art as well as pertinent theological writings.

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Experiential Learning in Faith and the Arts

ICP3851HS L4102 SESSION: Summer 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Smick, Rebekah

Graduate degree students enrol in ICP6851HS

COLLEGE: Institute for Christian Studies SCHEDULE: Irregular TIME: TBA to TBA

CREDITS: One Credit

This course is geared to enrolment in the Artists' Workshop of the Institute for Christian Studies' ART in Orvieto offerings in Orvieto, Italy. It aims to integrate, through the writing of a major paper, the practical experience gained in these arts workshops with the more theoretical knowledge obtained through academic courses in the area of art, religion and theology. Building upon the activities undertaken in the workshop (discussion, visual journals, presentation of work and feedback) as well as the arts project accomplished, the paper will serve as a summative statement of what the student learned. It should demonstrate the student's analytical and interpretive skills as it seeks to find the points of intersection between artistic practice and the life of faith.

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