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Course Descriptions

 Theological Studies

3520-Q Systematic Theology I

An introduction to the study of the sources and methods used in the formulation and development of Christian theology from the Patristic, through the Reformation, to the Modern period. The study focuses on both the key personalities and their writings. This course is a pre-requisite to all advanced Theology courses.

3530-Q Systematic Theology II

A study of the great doctrines of the Christian faith: God, Trinity, Christology, soteriology, ecclesiology, sacramental theology and eschatology. The study also focuses on the significant historical debates around the foregoing topics, as well as the impact of the Enlightenment on subsequent developments in Christian theology. (Prerequisite: Systematic Theology 3520-Q)

3550-Q Film and Theology

Bringing together theological study and a love for the movies, the course explores what popular films say about religion, the Christian church, and the values by which we live.

3555-Q Theology and Popular Culture

This course explores and critiques a “popular culture” understanding of religion, the Christian Church and ourselves.  Participants will have an opportunity to examine how we interact with and contribute to “pop” culture and to consider if and how the Gospel may well be put in conversation with it.

3560-Q Theology of the Environment

This course introduces the student to Christian approaches to the environment and environmental ethics. We will begin by examining the roots of the global environmental crisis in Western culture, taking note of the charge which has been made by some (most notably Lynn White Jr.) that Christianity has played a leading role in the development of this crisis. We will then consider a variety of contemporary Christian responses to this crisis which draw from scriptural, doctrinal, philosophical, spiritual, and ethical resources of the tradition in order to promote a more authentic relationship with the earth which is our home. Among those approaches which we will consider are: Christian eco-justice, stewardship, ecological spirituality, and sacramental approaches. Attention will also be given to some typical differences between western Christian (Catholic, Anglican, Protestant) approaches and eastern Christian (Orthodox) ones, with a view towards ecumenical cooperation in working together to heal the earth.

3585-Q Theology and Literature

This course will examine some of Christian theology’s important themes through the lenses of some key writers of literature

3586-Q Theology and the Literature of Newfoundland and Labrador

This course will focus on the literature of Newfoundland and Labrador as a means to explore and critique contemporary issues in theology.

3590-Q Directed Study and Research

The student selects a topic in the field of Theological Studies and pursues a course of reading and research in consultation with an instructor.

3592-Q Directed Study and Research

The student selects a topic in the field of Theological Studies and pursues a course of reading and research in consultation with an instructor.

Moral Theology

3600-Q Foundations and Perspectives

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. The course format includes some lectures, seminars, presentations and pastoral applications.

3602-Q Ethics and the Contemporary Church

A study of the ethical issues facing the Church today such as our history and identity, our national and international bodies, and the realities of local ministry.

3605-Q Principles of Theological Ethics

This course includes a survey of Western ethical thought, and introduces students to a framework for engaging in ethical discussion and decision-making.  This framework considers various kinds of norms and standards, sources of authority, the role of character formation, and the effect of worldview and convictions, along with an analysis of situations and the larger cultural context.  Students will be expected to use the framework to work through various personal and pastoral issues.

3630-Q Social Ethics after Christendom

This course examines the role of the Church in shaping moral character and providing moral leadership within the North American context, where the relationship between Church and society has changed significantly over the past several decades.

3640-Q Contemporary Issues in Public Theology

Public theology seeks to relate a Christian understanding of the Kingdom of God to social conditions in the societies in which Christians live. This course will examine critically the biblical and theological foundations for liberal societies’ historic emphasis on freedom and respect, tolerance and human rights, along with the accelerating effects of globalization.  Specific attention will be given to issues in areas of medical ethics, justice systems, equality and inequality, exclusion & inclusion, and various kinds of political interaction both global and local.

3645-Q Faiths and the Common Good

A cross-cultural exploration of the notion of the Common Good, this course will draw on the perspectives of a variety of religious traditions.  The role faiths play in the pursuit of the common good will be the focus through dialogue with various faith leaders, readings, seminars and scriptural reasoning.

3660-Q Theology of the Environment

This course introduces the student to Christian approaches to the environment and environmental ethics. We will begin by examining the roots of the global environmental crisis in Western culture, taking note of the charge which has been made by some (most notably Lynn White Jr.) that Christianity has played a leading role in the development of this crisis. We will then consider a variety of contemporary Christian responses to this crisis which draw from scriptural, doctrinal, philosophical, spiritual, and ethical resources of the tradition in order to promote a more authentic relationship with the earth which is our home. Among those approaches which we will consider are: Christian eco-justice, stewardship, ecological spirituality, and sacramental approaches. Attention will also be given to some typical differences between western Christian (Catholic, Anglican, Protestant) approaches and eastern Christian (Orthodox) ones, with a view towards ecumenical cooperation in working together to heal the earth.

3690-Q Directed Study and Research

The student selects a topic in the field of Moral Theology and pursues a course of reading and research in consultation with an instructor

3692-Q Directed Study and Research

The student selects a topic in the field of Moral Theology and pursues a course of reading and research in consultation with an instructor

Pentecostal Studies

3700-Q Pastoral Seminar

This course is designed to teach Pentecostal pastors to experiment with new missional ministry models while balancing the traditional core values of Pentecostalism. A pastoral candidate entering ministry today must be equipped with a myriad professional skills. As such, this course examines specific pastoral aptitudes such as conflict resolution, team building, and vision casting, as far as they relate to providing the pastoral/missional leadership necessary to evidence pastoral proficiency.

3710-Q Eschatology-A Pentecostal Perspective

This course studies the doctrine of eschatology – the end times. It explores in detail the key areas of eschatology, from the Rapture of the Church to the Millennial Reign of Christ, relying primarily on Scripture, but with an eye to Church History as well. Various perspectives on the end times are considered, though traditional Pentecostal eschatological thought is given prominence in the course and will conclude with a Pentecostal understanding of the Book of Revelation.

3720-Q Pentecostal Distinctives

This course explores Pentecostalism from a theological perspective. It examines the understanding of the person and work of the Holy Spirit within a classical Pentecostal theological framework. Special attention is given to those doctrines for which Pentecostalism is most widely known, such as Spirit-baptism (subsequence and initial evidence), healing, worship, and spiritual gifts.

3730-Q Pentecostal Ecclesiology

This course explores the theological foundations of the church with a special focus on Pentecostal ecclesiological interpretations, models, and practices. Emphases are placed on the nature, marks, and purposes of the church, church government, practices and sacraments, spiritual gifts in the gathered community, worship, and missional focus. Other theological foci are also explored.

3740-Q Christianity and Culture-A Pentecostal Perspective

This course examines the diversity of the Christian experience and prevailing cultural distinctiveness which are evidenced in society. It demonstrates how the traditional values and thought of Pentecostalism are of use in aiding pastors to address and interact in an ever changing multicultural society.

Liturgical Studies

3808-Q Liturgical History

This introductory course surveys the history of liturgical development in the West from New Testament times to the present. Students are introduced to methods, sources and basic concepts of liturgical studies including ritual and symbol. Included within this course are sessions in elocution and church music.

3818-Q The Eucharist

This course introduces students to the Eucharist as theology and as prayer from its Jewish origins to contemporary liturgical renewal. The Eucharist is considered in its biblical, ritual, historical, and theological dimensions. Special attention is given to developments within the Anglican tradition. (Prerequisite: Liturgical Studies 3808-Q)

3825-Q Beyond Kumbaya: Youth, Worship and the Church

The goal of the course is to develop a realistic, holistis and practical approach to worship with youth in the context of the community of faith. The focus will be on developing theoretical and practical ministry skills in areas such as spiritual disciplines, sacraments, music and retreats with young people that can also be shared with the whole faith community.

3828-Q Initiation and Pastoral Offices

This course traces the historical development of Christian initiation (water baptism, laying on of hands, and Eucharist) and the Pastoral Offices (reconciliation, ministry to the sick, matrimony, ordination). Students discover how and why changes in practice and theology took place, and in the light of this, consider critically modern forms of these rites. (Prerequisite: Liturgical Studies 3808-Q)

3840-Q Homiletics I

This course will provide an introduction to the field of homiletics.  It will offer an opportunity for students to explore both the theoretical and practical aspects of preaching.  Students will develop the necessary skills for biblical preaching and will exercise these skills in both classroom and chapel settings.

3845-Q Homiletics II

This course will build on the student=s knowledge and experience in the field of homiletics.  It will offer an opportunity for students to explore more fully both the theoretical and practical aspects of preaching.  Students will be encouraged to examine various theologies and practices of preaching.  Students will be given the opportunity to exercise their skills in both classroom and chapel settings.  (Prerequisite: Homiletics 3840-Q)

3846-Q Preaching Doctrine

This course will examine the importance of preaching doctrine in today’s society.  It will do so through both an exploration of communication theory and a particular emphasis on the creeds.  Students will have an opportunity to prepare, preach and reflect on sermons with a doctrinal focus.  (Prerequisites: Liturgical Studies 3840-Q and Theological Studies 3520-Q)

3847-Q Preaching in a Postmodern Context

Combining workshop, seminars, and lectures this course will focus on the role and practice of preaching in a contemporary Newfoundland and Labrador context.

3890-Q Directed Study and Research

The student selects a topic in the field of Liturgical Studies and pursues a course of reading and research in consultation with an instructor.

3892-Q Directed Study and Research

The student selects a topic in the field of Liturgical Studies and pursues a course of reading and research in consultation with an instructor.

Integrative Seminar

3900-Q Pastoral Theology / Biblical Studies

This course will provide M.T.S. students an opportunity to integrate their learning in a manner appropriate to their area of study.  Upon completion of this seminar and in consultation with a faculty advisor, the student will be expected to present an integrative project in an appropriate setting.  All integrative projects and presentations must include an interactive oral component.

Vocational Development Seminar

Mission and Evangelism

This seminar will acquaint students with recent perspectives and developments in Mission and evangelism in the Anglican Communion and beyond.  Attention will be given to ways of promoting effective parish leadership in a rapidly changing society.

Christian Spirituality and Spiritual Direction

This seminar seeks to introduce students to a range of Christian spiritual disciplines by considering three essential dimensions/movements to our spiritual life before God and each other in light of the tenets of spiritual direction.

Research Methods

This seminar will introduce students to the basic skills required for advanced research.  These include time management, critical reading/thinking, assessment of data, internet/computer-based research, structure in writing, footnotes and annotated bibliographies.

Church Planting

This seminar will provide an overview of recent developments in the church-planting movement.  The various models of church planting, re-planting and “re-booting” will be examined, with particular reference to the experience of the Anglican Church in Canada, the United States and United Kingdom.

Liturgical Practicum I

This course is intended to help students to reflect on the nature of Priesthood.

Liturgical Practicum II

In this course we intend to explore from a theoretical and practical stance presiding at the various liturgical rites in the Anglican Church.  We will look at the gestures, movements, and preparation that go into being a prayerful presider who is personally present to the people of God and their ritual action.  We will try to understand not only the rubrics but the theology behind the rubrics.

Matters Liturgical

The theology and practice of presiding