THO6310 THEOLOGICAL HERMENEUTICS (3 units)
Principles and history of interpretation in theology. Recent developments and debates. The role of classic texts and the question of historical consciousness.
THO6317 THE FORMATION OF THE BIBLICAL TEXT (3 units)
Transmission of the text. Inspiration. Canonicity. The authority of the text and the believing community.
THO6318 THE INTERPRETATION OF BIBLICAL TEXTS (3 units)
Principles and methods of interpretation. History of interpretation: the Church Fathers, Middle Ages, the Reformation, 19th and 20th centuries.
THO6333 METHODS AND APPROACHES IN CONTEMPORARY ETHICS (3 units)
Hermeneutical questions and methodological foundations of contemporary ethical reflection analysed from a theological perspective.
THO6334 ISSUES AND DEBATES IN CONTEMPORARY ETHICS (3 units)
Analyses, from a theological perspective, of major issues and debates characterizing ethical research in its present context.
THO6352 STUDIES IN EASTERN CHRISTIANITY (3 units)
Investigation of a particular issue, author, or trend related to any aspect of Eastern Christianity not foreseen by the other courses.
THO6354 RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE (3 units)
Faith and experience. The Mystery of God. Interpretations and expressions of the experience of God.
THO6355 THEOLOGY AND CULTURE (3 units)
The relationship between faith and culture; contemporary issues, questions and challenges. The contextual nature of theology.
THO6358 SPIRITUALITY: METHODS; RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE HUMAN SCIENCES (3 units)
Analysis of the methods used in the theological study of spirituality. Spirituality in relation to the human sciences.
THO6359 COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SPIRITUAL TRADITIONS (3 units)
Comparative theological study of one or more Christian spiritual traditions and one or more spiritual traditions within other religions to highlight their views of the world, human reality and salvation.
THO6375 FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS IN EASTERN CHRISTIAN CHURCH HISTORY (3 units)
In-depth reading, analysis and evaluation of key historical source material from the fourth century to the present.
THO6376 FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS IN EASTERN CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY (3 units)
In-depth reading, analysis and evaluation of basic spiritual classics of Eastern Christianity from the fourth century to the present.
THO6377 FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS IN EASTERN CHRISTIAN LITURGICAL HISTORY (3 units)
In-depth reading, analysis and evaluation of basic sources that illustrate the evolution of Eastern Christian worship from the fourth century to the present.
THO6378 RESOURCES AND METHODS FOR THE STUDY OF EASTERN CHRISTIANITY (3 units)
An examination of various research tools related to Eastern Christianity and religion in general. An overview of key methods in Eastern Christian exegesis, theology, liturgy, spirituality and Church history and their interface with modern and classical Western approaches.
THO6379 ISSUES IN EASTERN CHRISTIAN HERMENEUTICS & EXEGESIS (3 units)
Study of a particular issue, author, or trend in the hermeneutics and exegesis of the Eastern Churches, e.g. particularities of the Greek, Syriac, or Slavonic versions and their distinctive canons; worship as hermeneutical matrix; scripture and tradition in Eastern Christian reflection; extra-biblical texts; the development of modern Orthodox hermeneutics in dialogue with Western text criticism and methods.
THO6380 PATRISTIC THEOLOGY (3 units)
Examination of a particular issue, author, or trend in Eastern Patristic theology, e.g. Greek, Byzantine, Syriac, Coptic or Armenian sources; or the twentieth-century neo-patristic synthesis.
THO6381 CONTEMPORARY EASTERN THEOLOGY (3 units)
Study of a particular issue, author, or trend in contemporary Eastern Christian theology, e.g. modern philosophical theology (for example, sophiology), and systematics and/or moral theology of the Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Melkite and Romanian schools in particular; or the systematics and/or moral reflection of non-Byzantine theologians.
THO6382 FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS IN EASTERN CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY (3 units)
In-depth reading, analysis and evaluation of basic texts that have helped shape Eastern Christian theology from the third century to the present.
THO6387 ISSUES IN EASTERN CHRISTIAN LITURGICAL HISTORY (3 units)
Study of a particular issue, author, or trend relating to the history of the Constantinopolitan, Armenian, Alexandrian, West Syrian or East Syrian worship traditions and their offshoots, e.g. historical and structural analyses of Eastern patristic sources, Church Orders, euchologies, typica and other worship books; chant traditions, execution, environment; cultural factors conditioning these traditions.
THO6388 FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS IN EASTERN CHRISTIAN LITURGICAL THEOLOGY (3 units)
In-depth reading, analysis and evaluation of basic texts from the fourth century to the present.
THO6392 THE HISTORY OF EASTERN CHRISTIAN INSTITUTIONS, MOVEMENTS, PERSONS (3 units)
Historical analysis of Eastern Christian institutions, movements or persons in the early, "medieval," or modern periods of one or several of the various Eastern Churches, e.g. pre- and post- Nicene developments; Byzantium; pre-Ephesian and pre-Chalcedonian Churches; the Slavic missions and Kyivan Rus'; the Turkocrateia and subsequent liberation; later Rus' Christianity; the Tsarist era; modern persecution; the Eastern Christian "diaspora."
THO6393 METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN EASTERN CHURCH HISTORY (3 units)
Investigation of a particular issue, author, or trend related to the periodization, historiography or methodology in general of Eastern Christian history.
THO6397 FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS IN EAST-WEST ECUMENISM (3 units)
In-depth reading, analysis and evaluation of key documents that have shaped East-West rapprochement from 1902 to the present.
THO6398 INTER-RELIGIOUS ISSUES AND THE CHRISTIAN EAST (3 units)
Examination, from the perspective of the Eastern Churches, of a particular issue, author, or trend relating to dialogue between Christianity and other religions, e.g. Islamic-Christian encounters in the Middle-East, the Balkans and the former USSR; Slavic Christian-Jewish interaction; Buddhist-Eastern Christian monastic contacts.
THO6399 METHODOLOGIES IN THEOLOGY (3 units)
A study of methodologies found in different theological fields. Introduction to the diverse resources available for theological research. Preparation of a master's research paper.
THO6997 EXAMEN DE SYNTHÈSE DE M.A. EN CHRISTIANISME ORIENTAL / MA SYNTHESIS EXAMINATION IN EASTERN CHRISTIAN STUDIES (3 units)
Un examen oral et écrit pendant lequel l'étudiant devra démontrer son aptitude à faire une réflexion critique sur cinq thèmes (et textes correspondants), ayant une portée particulière pour le christianisme oriental. / A written and oral exercise during which the student is expected to demonstrate the ability to reflect critically on five themes (and concomitant texts) of particular significance to Eastern Christian Studies.
THO6998 MÉMOIRE / RESEARCH PAPER (6 units)
Le mémoire, d'environ 40 pages, sera évalué par le directeur, qui doit appartenir à la concentration de l'étudiant, et par un autre professeur de la Faculté de théologie. Le mémoire ne peut être déposé qu'après avoir terminé avec succès le cours de méthodologie (THO 6799 ou THO 6778). / The research paper, approximately 40 pages in length, will be evaluated by both the supervisor, who must be from the student's concentration, and another professor from the Faculty of Theology. The submission of the research paper is dependent upon successful completion of the methodology course (THO 6399 or THO 6378).
THO7999 THÈSE DE MAÎTRISE / MASTER'S THESIS
THO9295 DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN THEOLOGY (3 units)
Organization and composition of a thesis proposal acceptable to the Faculty of theology and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (Graded: S or N/S)
THO9998 EXAMEN DE SYNTHÈSE DE DOCTORAT / PhD PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION
THO9999 THÈSE / THESIS