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Featured courses

Browse our featured course offerings for undergraduate and graduate students. For a full list of courses offered in Theological Studies, please consult the undergraduate calendar and the graduate calendar.

Undergraduate courses

Fall 2024

Instructor: To be determined 
Description: This course introduces the prophetic, wisdom, and deuterocanonical books of the Hebrew Bible. Topics discussed are literary genres, historical contexts, and theological themes, as well as the phenomenon of prophecy in the ancient Near East, the historical settings for the biblical prophetic and wisdom literature, the language, and the message of these biblical books.

Instructor: To be determined
Description: This course is an introduction to Paul and his letters. In studying these writings, students engage in close examination of parts of the text (exegesis) and also discover the history and context of earliest Christianity.

Instructor: Professor Jean-Michel Roessli
Description: To be determined

Instructor: To be determined
Description: This course examines the history, symbols, and images of ritual and liturgical communication in Christianity, especially in baptism and eucharist. These “mysteries,” as the Christian sacraments were originally called, are studied in the context of a Christian life.

Winter 2025

Instructor: To be determined
Description: Beginning with an introduction to biblical historiographies, this course discusses how the Bible provides different perspectives of Israel’s history. It focuses on the rereading of the past as a means of actualizing traditions, concepts, prophecies, and stories to make these relevant to communities living in a new and different social, political and cultural context.

Instructor: Dr. Jean-Michel Roessli
Description: To be determined

Graduate courses

Winter 2025

Instructor: Professor André Gagné
Description: In this bilingual seminar (English and French), jointly offered with l'Institut de formation théologique de Montréal, students delve into the challenges that post-modernity poses to Christian faith and how Radical Orthodoxy, a theological movement spearheaded in the 1990s by John Milbank, Catherine Pickstock, and Graham Ward, confronts these challenges. Radical Orthodoxy theologians forcefully criticize modernity's epistemology, ontology, and metaphysics, utilizing post-modern arguments put forth by thinkers like Lyotard, Derrida, and Baudrillard. These theologians offer a robustly Christian metaphysical, epistemological, and ontological alternative. Students explore how this theological sensitivity exploits post-modernity to rediscover a Christian perspective on reality. 

Classes meet on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

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