Course Timetables - Fall/Winter 2017-2018

Reading and Teaching the Old Testament

CGB1011HF L4101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Suderman, W. Derek

COLLEGE: Conrad Grebel SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 13:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

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

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Thinking Theologically

CGT1101HF L4101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Bergen, Jeremy M.

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

PRE-REQUISITES: N/A CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to the main themes in theology, with attention to the nature of theological argumentation. Trinity, creation, theological anthropology, Jesus Christ, ecclesiology, other religions, eschatology, Anabaptist-Mennonite theology, political theology, modernity/ postmodernity, the vocation of the theologian.

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Old Testament I

EMB1003HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Newman, Judith

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 14:00 to 17:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to modern historical criticism of the Old Testament, with special attention given to the formation of scripture from ancient traditions and its implications for history of Jewish and Christian interpretation.

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New Testament I

EMB1501HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Zeichman, Christopher B.

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 18:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to the major methods and issues in New Testament interpretation: textual criticism; the world of the New Testament; the composition, structure and theologies of the Synoptic Gospels; traditions behind the Gospels; the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith.

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Elementary New Testament Greek I - Cancelled on Apr 11, 2017

EMB1511HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue, Thu TIME: 16:00 to 18:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to ancient Greek grammar for the sake of reading the New Testament. The focus will be on basic aspects of ancient Greek grammar and syntax.

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Biblical Hebrew I

EMB2013HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Palmer, Carmen

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Mon, Wed TIME: 16:00 to 18:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The goal of Biblical Hebrew I and its adjoining course Biblical Hebrew II is to provide both students training for designated ministry and those students who wish to continue in advanced degree studies with a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew. The acquired skills may be used for the purposes of homiletical exegesis, scholarship pursuit, and the general pleasure of textual theological interpretations.

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Learning to Read the Christian Bible - Cancelled on Jun 23, 2017

EMB2204HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Vaage, Leif

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The purpose of this course is to provide a weekly experience of Bible Study in a small-group format, to think systematically about this experience of reading collectively, to expand the theoretical framework within which this thinking is done, and to develop a reflective style of participation in this experience.

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Qumran: Scripture and Worship

EMB5401HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Newman, Judith

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 13:00 to 15:00

PRE-REQUISITES: 2 years biblical Hebrew. CREDITS: One Credit

An examination of selected psalms, prayers, and hymns from the Dead Sea Scrolls with an eye to their appropriation of scriptural discourse. Genre issues, social function of these texts in the Qumran community, and continuity with and differences from later Jewish and Christian liturgies also explored.

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Contextual Education

EMF3020YY L0101 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Wigg-Stevenson, Natalie

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 14:00 to 17:00

PRE-REQUISITES: Successful completion of EMP1601H Context and Ministry CREDITS: Two Credits

Contextual Education combines, weekly, three hours of classroom teaching and seminar work with eight hours in a supervised contextual education site. The course provides students with the opportunity to gain professional competence in a chosen area of pastoral work, build a framework for raising practical theological issues, develop their pastoral identity and, most of all, integrate the learning from across their theological coursework with their pastoral practice.

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Contextual Education - Cancelled on Mar 24, 2017

EMF3020YY L0102 SESSION: Fall 2017 INSTRUCTOR(S): Wigg-Stevenson, Natalie

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 16:00 to 19:00

PRE-REQUISITES: Successful completion of EMP1601H Context and Ministry CREDITS: Two Credits

Contextual Education combines, weekly, three hours of classroom teaching and seminar work with eight hours in a supervised contextual education site. The course provides students with the opportunity to gain professional competence in a chosen area of pastoral work, build a framework for raising practical theological issues, develop their pastoral identity and, most of all, integrate the learning from across their theological coursework with their pastoral practice.

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