Course Timetables - Fall/Winter 2015-2016

Reading and Teaching the New Testament

CGB2511HS L4101 SESSION: Winter 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Batten, Alicia

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

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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The Radical Reformation

CGH2230HS L4101 SESSION: Winter 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Osborne, Troy D.

COLLEGE: Conrad Grebel SCHEDULE: Mon, Wed TIME: 14:30 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

A study of Anabaptism and its place in the history of the Christian Church and of the reformation period.

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The Mennonite Tradition In Historical Context

CGH2235HS L4101 SESSION: Winter 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Osborne, Troy D.

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

CREDITS: One Credit

This is a survey of the development of the Anabaptist and Mennonite traditions (Amish, Mennonite, and Hutterites) by placing them in the context of the broader history of the western Christianity from the early church through Its transformation into a global movement. Through the study of history, students will understand the forces and tensions that have shaped the Mennonites and other Anabaptists as they related to the changing contexts in the world around them. Throughout the course,students will attend to the strengths and weakness of defining Anabaptist Identity through history.

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New Testament II

EMB1506HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Zeichman, Christopher B.

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 9:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to the literary structure, rhetorical argument, and certain social issues from Romans to Revelation. Emphasis is placed on acquiring familiarity with the texts and ability to converse critically about the particular problems that these texts both seek to solve and have created.

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Elementary New Testament Greek II

EMB1512HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Zeichman, Christopher B.

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

PRE-REQUISITES: EMB1511HF CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to ancient Greek grammar for the sake of reading the New Testament. The focus will be on the continuation of the basic aspects of grammar and syntax together with selected readings from the New Testament. 

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OT III: Prophecy

EMB2005HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Newman, Judith

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

CREDITS: One Credit

The course is an introduction to some of the social, literary, and theological dimensions of prophecy in ancient Israel and its evolution in the exilic and post-exilic eras. The books of Amos, Isaiah, and Daniel are the chief means of illustrating this evolution, though other prophetic literature will also be addressed in lectures. In examining literature from various points during the centuries in which it took shape, we will see its evolution from a largely oral and embodied medium to one that increasingly relies on interpretation of its own written legacy. In addition to Israelite prophecy's independent value as theological expression, this transformation in turn sheds light on the appropriation of prophetic writings in the New Testament for understanding the meaning of Jesus? Life, teaching, death, and resurrection.

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Biblical Hebrew II

EMB2014HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Palmer, Carmen

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue, Thu 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. Classes are twice weekly, and consist of lecture, homework tutorial, quizzes and quiz review, translation work, and theological reflections posted on Twitter. Evaluation: weekly quizzes; midterm exam; attendance and participation; final exam.

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History of Christianity II (843-1648)

EMH2010HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

PRE-REQUISITES: History of Christianity I or permission of the instructor. CREDITS: One Credit

Development of thought and piety; monasticism and mendicants; crusades, parish life; papacy, princes and church councils; Byzantium; East-West relations; relations with Jews and Muslims; Renaissance and reformations; reformers; missionary expansion; confessionalism. 

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Leading Congregations through Conflict and Change

EMP1021HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Couture, Pamela

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

PRE-REQUISITES: Co-requisite Theology I CREDITS: One Credit

Institutional conflict, when led skillfully, can be a source of creativity and growth, but when avoided, becomes a means to stagnation and decline. This course focuses on the basics of the personal qualities and skills needed by leaders who assist congregations and other religious institutions to meet conflict and change in a spiritually and theologically grounded, healthy, and productive manner.

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Worship I: Foundations of Christian Public Worship

EMP1101HS L0101 SESSION: Winter 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kervin, William

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

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to the history, theology and practice of Christian public worship, with particular reference to the foundational practices of Eucharist and Christian initiation in the Reformed and Methodist liturgical traditions, set in the context of ecumenical developments and influences. Biblical, historical, theological and pastoral dimensions will be explored through in-class and online lectures and presentations, readings, papers, online assignments, worship, discussion, and practica/tutorials (held in the third hour of class time). Participation (incluing prayer leadership and online discussion), 15%; Liturgical Repertoire (memorization), 10%; Participant-Observer analysis of worship, 25%; Book Relflections, 50%.

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