Course subject: Theological Studies (TS)

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Theological Studies (TS) 600 Thinking Theologically (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 012796
An advanced introduction to the classical themes in Christian theology, with attention to the nature of theological argumentation, and the significance of social location in the practice of theology.

Theological Studies (TS) 603 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 012798
This course is intended for students whose major area of research will be Hebrew Scripture and who have at least two terms of Hebrew studies.

Theological Studies (TS) 607 Intermediate Biblical Greek (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 012799
This course is intended for students whose major area of research will be Greek Scripture and who have successfully completed at least two terms of Greek Studies. Formerly MTS 521 New Testament Greek.

Theological Studies (TS) 610 Studying the OId Testament (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 012842
A study of the literary genres, history of composition, and canonization of the Old Testament documents. The course will examine various methodological approaches to the Old Testament, including their implications for Christian theological interpretation.

Theological Studies (TS) 611 Studying the New Testament (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 012843
A study of the literary genres, history of composition, and canonization of the New Testament. The course will examine various methodological approaches to the New Testament, including their implications for Christian theological interpretation.

Theological Studies (TS) 612 Teaching the Bible (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 015610
This course will explore the role and function of teaching the Bible in a variety of ministry settings, seeking to effectively link biblical scholarship with communal practice and reflection. It will draw on selected biblical genres, themes, and passages. Topics may include gaining expertise with the use of tools to engage original biblical languages, experience with various approaches to hermeneutics, as well as practice with diverse pedagogical and facilitation methods.

Theological Studies (TS) 617 Unity and Diversity in the New Testament (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 012801
A study of distinctive and shared ways in which New Testament authors view a variety of theological, ethical, and social issues.

Theological Studies (TS) 619 The Bible and Peace (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 012802
An examination of diverse biblical views of peace in relation to war, justice, and salvation with attention to their relevance for the contemporary quest for peace.

Theological Studies (TS) 635 Christian Ethics (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 012807
An examination of the basis, scope and dynamics of Christian ethics that includes such theological and philosophical topics as Scripture, natural moral law, conscience, reason, freedom, responsibility, obedience and discipleship. It addresses the interplay between individuals, communities of faith and their social contexts.

Theological Studies (TS) 636 Christian Approaches to Peacemaking (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 012808
A study of the foundations, history, and practice of peacemaking within the Christian tradition, including an exploration of the roots of present practice and the ecumenical and practical diversity of contemporary peacemaking.

Theological Studies (TS) 637 War and Peace in Christian Theology (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 012809
Examination of Christian teachings on war and peace from the early church to the present, including crusade, just war, and pacifist traditions, as well as twentieth century discussions of realism, just revolution, nuclear pacifism, and non┬┐violent resistance.

Theological Studies (TS) 640 The Mennonite Tradition in Historical Context (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 012811
This is an examination of the historical emergence and development of the Mennonite tradition within the larger context of the Church.

Theological Studies (TS) 641 History of Christianity (300-1500) (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 015613
A history of Christian life and thought from Constantine through the Middle Ages. Topics may include doctrine, worship, mystics, ecclesiastical institutions, saints, pilgrimages, and gender.

Theological Studies (TS) 642 The Radical Reformation (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 012812
A study of Anabaptism and its place in the history of the Christian Church and of the Reformation period.

Theological Studies (TS) 645 Reformation History (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 012813
A study of the major sixteenth-century reformers and their itellectual background in humanism and late medieval scholasticism. Special attention will be given to the Lutheran and Reformed traditions and their ideological, social, political expressions.

Theological Studies (TS) 649 The Early Church (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 016125
This course centres on developments in the Christian tradition from roughly the second to the fifth century. In particular, it examines the diversity of ways of being "Christian" during this period with attention to topics such as ritual, canon, ecclesiology, soteriology, gender, and ethics. Primary texts are at the forefront of the course.

Theological Studies (TS) 652 The Christian Hymn (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 012816
The origins of the Christian hymn and its development up to the present. The course considers the hymn as theological, poetic, musical, cultural, and spiritual expression, and the use of hymns in a variety of worship settings.

Theological Studies (TS) 653 Worship and its Music (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 012817
The nature of worship and the role of music within worship in historical, theological, and cultural perspective. Field trips to services of various traditions.

Theological Studies (TS) 671 Conflict in Congregations & Faith-Based Organizations (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 016126
This course considers the themes of conflict, communication and conciliation in the congregational and workplace context using conflict theory, practices of conflict transformation, spirituality and theology.

Theological Studies (TS) 674 Church as Mission (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 012820
This course examines the development and meaning of the "missional church" paradigm as a way of articulating the relationship between communities of faith and theircultural settings, in both contemporary and historical contexts.

Theological Studies (TS) 677 Church and Ministry (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 012821
This course combines a theological study of the Christian church and the development of a theology of ministry, including the church's mission an institution life and he personal calling to a life of ministry. The Believers Church tradition provides the primary perspective, augmented by the experiences of other Christian traditions

Theological Studies (TS) 678 Supervised Experience in Ministry I (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 012822
This course explores ministry in a practical setting. A ten hour per week placement will be chosen by the student with the approval of the Applied Studies Coordinator. With the guidance of a local supervisor, the student will set learning goals, develop a reading list, and write a summative paper that will be shared with other students taking this course.

Theological Studies (TS) 679 Supervised Experience in Ministry II (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 012823
This course explores ministry in a practical setting. A ten hour per week placement will be chosen by the student with the approval of the applied studies coordinator. With the guidance of a local supervisor, the student will set learning goals, develop a reading list, and write a summative paper that will be shared with other students taking this course.

Theological Studies (TS) 680 Theology of Everyday Life (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 016127
This course cultivates practical theological reflection on everyday life. It will explore the theological significance of aspects of human culture such as homemaking, possessions, friendship, animals, food, nature, sports, music, technology, art, and architecture.

Theological Studies (TS) 681 Personal Spirituality: Practices for Daily Living (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 012824
This course examines the theology and practice of personal sprituality, in the context of personal temperament, life situation and religious tradition.

Theological Studies (TS) 684 Pastoral Care (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 012825
This course examines biblical and historical perspectives on pastoral care as a basis for articulating a theology of pastoral care and pastoral care skills, and for developing a model of pastoral care for congregations or fatih communities.

Theological Studies (TS) 686 Spiritual Formation Across the Life-Cycle (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 015615
This multidisciplinary course explores perspectives on human development with a 21st century cultural context, and Christian faith formation. Students will reflect on a theology of spiritual formation, the process of meaning making, age appropriate spiritual practices, life-cycle transitions, and crises of faith.

Theological Studies (TS) 689 Aging and the Spiritual Life (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 012826
Through experiential, reflective and theorectial learning, this course will explore spirituality as a central aspect of growth and development in later life. The perspectives of various faith and humanistic traditions will be included. Topics will include: religious beliefs and spiritual concerns later in life; a theology of aging; ministry to persons in later life; spirituality and dementia; death and dying.

Theological Studies (TS) 690 Seminars in Theological Studies (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 012827
Course topics and instructors will be announced each term.

Theological Studies (TS) 691 Directed Readings in Theological Studies (0.50) RDG

Course ID: 012788
The scope, focus and requirements of a reading course are determined by the professor in consultation with the student. Permission for a reading course must be obtained at the time of registration, prior to the term in which the course will be conducted.

Theological Studies (TS) 692 Explorations in Theological Studies (0.50) LEC,RDG,SEM

Course ID: 012828
This course provides a framework for students to pursue specialized topics by completing courses which may be available off-campus or on-line.

Theological Studies (TS) 699 Historical/Cultural Travel Courses (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 012829
These courses are based on experiential learning focused on a specific historical-cultural setting. Students will complete readings prior to the tour, prepare a reflective journal during the tour, and write an analytical paper following the tour.

Theological Studies (TS) 715 Special Topics in Old Testament Exegesis (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 012771
This course uses a variety of methods of analysis and interpretation of biblical texts to conduct a close reading of an Old Testament book. Students may be given permission to take the course repeatedly, given that focus and content changes each time offered.

Theological Studies (TS) 718 Special Topics in New Testament Exegesis (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 012831
This course uses a variety of methods of analysis and interpretation of biblical texts to conduct a close reading of a New Testament book. Students may be given permission to take the course repeatedly, given that focus and content changes each time offered.

Theological Studies (TS) 731 Christianity's Encounter with Other Faiths (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 012833
This course will examine several contemporary theological responses to the encounter of Christianity with other faiths. The meaning and dynamics of inter-religious dialogue and the resources within the Christian faith for such an encounter will be explored.

Theological Studies (TS) 732 Theologies of the Global South (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 016123
This course explores the richly diverse theologies emerging in the global South (Asia, Latin America, and Africa) and from among marginalized communities in the global north. Special attention is given to central historical events, key figures, and important themes.

Theological Studies (TS) 733 Indigenous Theologies and Methods (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 016122
This course explores the unique indigenous theological contributions to the meaning of Christian faith and life. With attention to experience, history, the nature of the spiritual and post-colonial perspectives on scripture, indigenous hermeneutical practices will be examined in contrast with Western.

Theological Studies (TS) 734 Suffering, Evil, and God (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 016124
In a world that is racked with violence -- from catastrophic natural disasters to horrendous acts of terror and much more besides -- this course will confront one of the most perplexing questions that continues to haunt the human experience: how can belief in a loving and omnipotent God be reconciled with the existence of evil and suffering in the world?

Theological Studies (TS) 735 Peace Church Theology (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 012834
An examination of contemporary peace theologies as they have developed within the Historic Peace Churches (Mennonite, Brethren, Quaker), through ecumenical engagements, and in response to contemporary challenges.

Theological Studies (TS) 738 Systematic Theology (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 012835
A study of major work in theology by a single author, or works by several authors around a common theme.

Theological Studies (TS) 751 Worship Ritual and Ministry (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 012837
This course examines the role of ritual in congregational life, develops a theological and pastoral understanding of congregational rituals, and equips students to carry out this aspect of worship. Particular attention is given to baptism, communion, weddings, and funerals.

Theological Studies (TS) 755 Preaching (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 015616
This course introduces major issues in homiletics such as biblical interpretation for preaching, delivery/embodiment of the sermon, the contextual nature of preaching, and sermon form. Matters such as the place of preaching in worship, the image/role of the preacher, as well as purposes and theologies of preaching with be addressed throughout the class. Students will preach in class and analyze the sermons of other students.

Theological Studies (TS) 783 Integration Seminar (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 012839
This seminar provides a setting for understanding leadership through theology, biblical reflection, and practical experiences in ministry. The tasks of ministry will be reviewed in the context of power relations, boundaries, and self-care. Assignments include a case study research project and a final summative paper on personal call and vocation.

Theological Studies (TS) 796 Thesis Preparation (1.5) LEC,RDG,SEM

Course ID: 012937
Students are enrolled in thesis research and writing. Students continue to enroll in this course during thesis preparation until completion of their thesis.

Theological Studies (TS) 799 Thesis Preparation (0.50) LEC,RDG,SEM

Course ID: 015696
Students are enrolled in thesis research writing. Students continue to enroll in this course during thesis preparation until completion of their thesis.