This course will examine the historical development of the Bible, the different types of writing found in the Bible, and the methods used to interpret the meaning of the scriptures.
Theis course will survey the development of Christianity from the time of Christ to the present, with a particular emphasis on the Roman Catholic tradition.
An examination of the fundamental aspects and categories of theological reflection including: the nature of faith, religious and theological language, the mystery of God, the meaning of the Incarnation, creation and redemption, the human person, the nature and mission of the church, the role of Mary.
This course will explore the field of ethics in the context of Catholic Christian faith. It will examine fundamental concepts in the Catholic moral tradition and look at the significance of those concepts when dealing with contemporary ethical issues.
This course will deal with the essential aspects of Christian spiriturality and Catholic liturgical life. It will examine these aspects from biblical, historical and theological perspectives and explore their role in contemporary Catholicism.
This course provides biblical, historical, theological and pastoral perspectives on the scaramental life of the Catholic church.
An examination of the ways in which Roman Catholic thinkers and communities are involved in the theology and ecology discourse. Historical background, recent debates, church teachings and contemporary approaches to the ethical issues will be explored.
In-depth examination of select topics in Catholic theology. Consult the MCT website or Graduate Studies calendar for current offerings. Examples include topics such as: The Papacy; Ecumenism and Interfaith Dialogue; the Bible and Peace.
An exploration of the role and significance of the Catholic imagination in a variety of art forms and literature.
This course provides an historical perspective on Catholic education in Canada and examines contemporary issues regarding the role of Catholicism in education.
A study of the basic principlies of Catholic social teaching through an examination of church documents and the rise of social movements. Exploration of contemporary applications of the basic principles to issues such as poverty, immigration, the market economy, women, agriculture, ecology, work.
This course examines historical and contemporary Roman Catholic approaches to ethical questions about human sexuality and relationships. Topics include: marriage, celibacy, single life, homosexuality, HIV/AIDS, sexual violence, gender roles, abortion, and sexuality and spirituality.
This course examines the relevance of Catholic moral principles to discussions of contemporary issues in bioeithics. Topics include: reproductive technologies, cloning and stem cell research, genetics, resource allocition, abortion, death and dying.
An examination of the history of the Catholic Church in English and French-speaking Canada. The role, significance and contributions of the Catholic Church to Canadian society will be explored.