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Minor

Theology

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  • Program requirements

A complementary minor is taken in addition to a student’s main program. There is no direct admission in a complementary program; the choice is made after admission and registration in a bachelor program.

Compulsory courses (6 credits)

  • THO2189 Introduction to Theology
  • THO2316 Religion, Culture and Diversity

Optional courses (24 credits)

3 credits from:

  • THO1306 Exploring the Sacred
  • THO1307 Understanding the Bible

3 credits from (Practice of the Church):

  • MIS2108 Theory and Praxis of Interreligious Dialogue
  • THO2119 Selected Topics in Practice of the Church I

3 credits from (Ethics):

  • THO2147 Selected Topics in Ethics I 
  • THO3166 Moral Existence

3 credits from (Scripture - N.T.):

  • THO2152 Selected Topics in the New Testament I
  • THO3161 Gospel Interpretation – Mark

3 credits from (Scripture - O.T.):

  • THO2155 Selected Topics in the Old Testament I
  • THO3160 Pentateuch and Historical Books

3 credits from :

  • THO2315 Ethics and the Human Person
  • THO2317 Religious Imagination and History

3 credits from (History):

  • THO3125 Contemporary Church History
  • THO3167 History of the Church: the First Five Centuries

3 credits from (Systematics):

  • THO3162 Christian Revelation and Faith
  • THO3164 Jesus the Christ

Some courses have specific prerequisites.

A course that is part of a bachelor degree or a major cannot count toward a minor.

MIS 2108 - Theory and Praxis of Interreligious Dialogue

Dialogue as co-constitution of humans thanks to religious faith. Prerequisites and challenges involved in interreligious dialogue: in-depth dimension of faith; necessity of self-criticism; hermeneutic of religious convictions. Orthodoxy and orthopraxis. Harmony, conflict and end of religions.

THO 1306 - Exploring the Sacred

The human effort to express the experience of the sacred and to name our sense of the “Beyond”. The different forms such expressions have taken: cosmic wonder and its symbols, foundations stories, ritual life. The meaning of this effort for understanding the quest of the human spirit and its attempts to build order in society and community.

THO 1307 - Understanding the Bible

The Bible: book or library, history or story? History of the Jewish people and of the culture in which the Bible was written. The Bible and its content. Interpreting the text. The Jesus event. The influence of the Bible on history and on contemporary culture.

THO 2119 - Selected Topics in the Practice of the Church I

Study of a particular topic in the practice of the Church.

THO 2147 - Selected Topics in Ethics I

Study of a particular area of ethics.

THO 2152 - Selected Topics in the New Testament I

Study of a particular area of the New Testament.

THO 2155 - Selected Topics in the Old Testament I

Study of particular area of the Old Testament.

THO 2189 - Introduction to Theology

An introduction to basic questions and fields of inquiry in Christian theology.

THO 2315 - Ethics and the Human Person

What is ethics? Introduction to the key ethical ideas that shape our lives. Ethical riches of the Christian tradition to understand ourselves and our responsibilities to other persons.

THO 2316 - Religion, Culture and Diversity

Exploring the challenges of religious, cultural, and gender diversity. Canadian context and globalization. Feminist approaches, social justice, liberation, religions and cultures.

THO 2317 - Religious Imagination and History

An introduction to the history of Christianity through an exploration of its religious imagination. The use of biblical narratives, liturgy, symbolism, and visual expressions throughout the different periods.

THO 3125 - Contemporary Church History

History of the Church from the 18th century to the present.

THO 3160 - Pentateuch and Historical Books

The Old Testament in its historical and cultural contexts. The Pentateuch: oral traditions; the Yahwistic, Elohistic, Deuteronomistic and Priestly traditions. The Deuteronomistic History.

THO 3161 - Gospel Interpretation - Mark

The cultural and religious context of the New Testament history of the formation of the Gospels. Various methods of interpreting the Gospel texts. Special study of Mark.

THO 3162 - Christian Revelation and Faith

The Revelation of God in the history of Israel and its fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Revelation and the early Christian communities. Theology of revelation. Inspired Scripture and Tradition. Word of God and the response of faith. Christian revelation and world religions.

THO 3164 - Jesus the Christ

Approaches to Jesus of Nazareth. His message and works. Theological interpretation of his death. His resurrection, exaltation, and the eschatological event of salvation. Jesus, Messiah and Saviour. Jesus, son of Mary and Son of God.

THO 3166 - Moral Existence

Introduction to the field of ethics within theology. Historical development of ethical approaches within theology. Constitutive elements of moral existence. Moral existence and Christian faith.

THO 3167 - History of the Church: The First Five Centuries

Relationship between history and theology. Methodology of historical research. Overview of the historical evolution of Christianity from its beginnings to the end of the fifth century.