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HIS 540 - History of Christianity I 3 Credits

A chronological survey of the history of Christianity from the first century until the eve of the Reformation that is concerned not only with ecclesiastical organization and practice but also with the history of theology, mission and spirituality, and the various social, political and theological influences that have shaped the changing relationship between Christianity and culture.

CAP 650 - Historical Jesus and Postmodernism 3 Credits

An exploration of the evidence for the historical Jesus and his relationship to “the Christ of faith.” Areas of inquiry include key challenges to the quest for the historical Jesus, the reliability of the New Testament documents, the resurrection of Jesus, and strategies for making the case for the historical Jesus in a postmodern world. Prerequisite: CAP 550 and CAP 560

BOT 605 - Hebrew Readings 3 Credits

The focus of this course is on the enhancement of skills in translation and parsing and on the development of proficiency in syntactical and discourse analysis through the reading of selected texts in the Hebrew Bible. Prerequisite: BOT 502

BNT 540 A - NT Foundations 3 Credits

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WVS 540 - Christian Worldview and Biblical Spirituality 3 Credits

All aspects of Christian life should be guided and guarded by the Bible. Spirituality is not an exception, no matter how noble and lofty it may sound. This course attempts to articulate from the perspective of Christian worldview what authentic Christian spirituality entails. It also pursues a holistic and integrated understanding of Christian spirituality, with which one can discern contemporary popular spiritual manifestations especially within a Korean context. Various works on spiritual theology including the those of Eugene Peterson will be discussed during the course.

BIB 540 - New Testament Foundations 3 Credits

This course provides an introductory survey to the New Testament and its social and canonical settings. It will engage in a study of the major themes and theological expressions of the New Testament documents in the context of their historical development, listening for both commonalities and distinctives in theological expression, with a concern for communicating their message to contemporary culture.

CHP 540 - Pastoral Care for Dying, Grief and Loss 3 Credits

Pastors, chaplains, counselors and other helping professionals will develop a pastoral theology and response to dying, grief and loss through biblical, cultural, and psychological insights. Students will gain an understanding of the grief journey for people from diverse backgrounds, affirming and respecting strengths and differences. The course will encourage an understanding of how one’s personal losses enrich them and equip for ministry. This course will equip pastoral care givers for ministry to those who are experiencing dying, grief and/or loss.

PTH 540 - Pastoral Care for Dying, Grief, and Loss 3 Credits

Pastors, chaplains, counselors and other helping professionals will develop a pastoral theology and response to dying, grief and loss through biblical, cultural, and psychological insights. Students will gain an understanding of the grief journey for people from diverse backgrounds, affirming and respecting strengths and differences. The course will encourage an understanding of how one’s personal losses enrich them and equip for ministry. This course will equip pastoral care givers for ministry to those who are experiencing dying, grief and/or loss.

LIN 555 - Historical and Comparative Linguistics 3 Credits

This course introduces students to language change. It considers how and why languages change and the role of language contact. It also presents different theories and methodologies useful for historical and comparative linguistic investigation. Students will investigate a number of related existing languages from language families around the world and seek to reconstruct substantial elements of earlier proto-language stages in terms of phonology, morphology, lexicon and historical dialectology.

SCS 502 - History and Philosophy of Science (Korean) 3 Credits

This course combines study of the history of science and the philosophical presuppositions of scientific endeavour, presented with special emphasis upon the historical interaction between science and Christianity. Christian evaluation of scientific method, scientific laws, etc., are conducted.

THS 550/HIS 550M - History of Christian Thought (Mandarin) 3 Credits

This course introduces the development of Christian thought in history from the beginning of the apostolic era to the twentieth century and examines the thought of prominent Christian thinkers in their historical contexts

HIS 541 - History of Christianity II 3 Credits

A continuation of HIS 540, this course examines issues and movements in the history of western Christianity from the Reformation to the present. To understand both the developments within the church, and the many relationships between Christianity and western culture, attention is given to theological developments, church-state issues, changes and continuities in Catholicism and Protestantism, the impact of nationalism and the Enlightenment, and the modern missionary movement.

HIS 604 - Mennonite Brethren/Anabaptist Studies 3 Credits

A study of the origins and development of the 16th-century Anabaptist movement, and the emergence and growth of the Mennonite Brethren Church in Russia and North America. The historical survey serves as the foundation from which to examine the cultural, theological forces that have shaped and currently challenge Mennonite Brethren faith and life, theology, worship, ecclesiology and ethics.

HIS 641 K - Modern Intellectual History (Korean) 3 Credits

Modern Intellectual History - Korean language course.

HIS 642 K - Medieval Intellectual History (Korean) 3 Credits

Medieval Intellectual History — This course is in Korean.

HIS 889 - Interdisciplinary Research Seminar - Church History 3 Credits

An examination of epistemological and related methodological issues that affect the work of the Christian theological scholar, considered generally in the contemporary academic context, and concretely in the specialization disciplines of the MTS and MTh programs. Students will explore the implications of these issues for research writing (including thesis preparation) in their own specializations. They will also engage in critical interdisciplinary dialogue on research projects presented by their fellow students. Prerequisite: MTS 803, MTH 890

HIS 605 - Evangelical Free Church History and Thought 3 Credits

This course will survey the historical development of the Free Church Movement, its theological roots and doctrinal distinctives, and introduce students to the polity and credentialing expectations of the Evangelical Free Church in Canada and the United States.

HIS 610 - Baptist History and Thought 3 Credits

A survey of the origins of various Baptist movements, particularly as these relate to the development of Baptist traditions in Canada. The continuities and changes are traced historically, but related to specific cultural challenges. The character, faith and life of Baptists generally is considered in the context of the larger Believers’ Church movement.

HIS 691 - Special Topic - Church History 3 Credits

This course gives the student an opportunity to do focused study in a specialized area of Church History and/or Historical Theology. It will help students to broaden and deepen their knowledge of the field, challenge them to do in-depth critical research of current issues and concepts, and promote growth in skills that are relevant to the discipline.

HIS 643 - History of Christianity in Canada 3 Credits

A vital introduction to Canadian history and culture for Christian leaders, the course serves as a springboard for reflection about the prospects of ministry in Canada by tracing the story of Christianity from the beginnings of European settlement through to the present. It explores Christianity’s role in forging the nation, and examines political events and significant cultural and social changes that have, in turn, shaped Christianity in Canada. Significant attention is given to evangelical Protestantism.

HIS 550 M - History of Christianity I (Mandarin) 3 Credits

A chronological survey of the history of Christianity from the first century until the eve of the Reformation that is concerned not only with ecclesiastical organization and practice but also with the history of theology, mission and spirituality, and the various social, political and theological influences that have shaped the changing relationship between Christianity and culture.

BOT 530 - OT Historical Literature 3 Credits

A survey of the historical books of the Old Testament (also known as the Former Prophets) and study of selected passages in greater detail. Relevant hermeneutical issues are highlighted, key themes are investigated, and the enduring significance of these narrative texts is explored. Prerequisite: BIB 505