Course Timetables - Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Reading and Teaching the Old Testament

CGB1011HF L4101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Suderman, W. Derek

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

PRE-REQUISITES: N/A 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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Reading and Teaching the New Testament

CGB2511HF L4101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Batten, Alicia

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

PRE-REQUISITES: N/A 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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European Reformations

CGH2201HF L4101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Osborne, Troy D.

COLLEGE: Conrad Grebel SCHEDULE: Tue, Thu TIME: 10:00 to 11:30

PRE-REQUISITES: N/A CREDITS: One Credit

The events collectively known as the Reformation ended the unity of westem Christianity. In this course, we will study the various reforming movements primarily by reading the words of their main actors. The course places the ideas behind the reformers' agendas in their historical context, beginning with a survey of western Christianity on the eve of the sixteenth century. It then examines the particular ways in which the Protestant and Catholic reformers viewed the Bible, salvation, the church, and the state. After exploring the context and the Ideas, we will look at the reality of the reformers' struggle to implement their agenda and the legacy of the Reformation in the twenty-first century.

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Church and Ministry - Cancelled on Jul 26, 2016

CGP2011HF L4101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Conrad Grebel SCHEDULE: TBA TIME: TBA to TBA

PRE-REQUISITES: N/A CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores the development of a theology of ministry, which includes the church's mission and institutional life and the personal calling to a life of ministry. The Believers Church tradition provides the primary perspective, augmented by the experience of the global and ecumenical church.

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Old Testament I

EMB1003HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Macumber, Heather

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

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 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Vaage, Leif

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

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

EMB1511HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Zeichman, Christopher B.

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Mon, Wed 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 - Cancelled on Mar 4, 2016

EMB2013HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue 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

EMB2204HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S): Vaage, Leif

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

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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Contextual Education

EMF3020YY L0101 SESSION: Fall 2016 INSTRUCTOR(S):

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

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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