Confessing Our Faith

College Emmanuel College
Instructor(s) ter Kuile, Martha
Course Code EMT3412HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

Through analysis of doctrinal statements of The United Church of Canada, their historical origins and contemporary theology, this course will enable students to become acquainted with United Church theology and the processes by which it has been developed, and to articulate their own faith in relation to their own experience, the faith of the church, and the practice of ministry in the context of challenges of today. Students will participate in the process by which "Christians of each new generation are called to state [the faith of the church] afresh in terms of the thought of their own age and with the emphasis their age needs" (Preamble, A Statement of Faith, 1940). Doctrinal statements on which the course will focus include the Doctrine section of the Basis of Union (1925), A Statement of Faith I1940), and A Song of Faith (2006); theological statements from other United Church documents will also be considered. Course methods include readings, discussions, and papers, and will incorporate students' reflections on their experience and integration of theory and practice into discussions and papers.

Pre-Requisites Minimum of one introductory course each in Bible, history of Christianity, and theology.
Schedule Wed
Start Time 10:00
End Time 12:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Research Paper
Previously Offered Fall 2019
Currently Offered Fall 2022