Year Course ID Course
2021-2022 RELS 342

Psalms and Wisdom Literature

An introduction to the place, function, and form of the Psalms and wisdom literature within the context of other ancient Near Eastern literature, including an analysis of selected examples such as Job, Ecclesiastes, and Proverbs.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 101, 102.
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
2021-2022 RELS 351

Life and Teaching of Jesus

A study of the life of Jesus through the eyes of the four evangelists, with special reference to Jesus' teaching on God, man, the Kingdom, righteousness, and prayer. An evaluation of the extra-biblical view of the person of Jesus.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 101, 102
2021-2022 RELS 352

Life and Letters of Paul

A study of the world, life, and mission of Paul, including an analysis of the central message of the Pauline epistles in their historical setting and chronological order.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 101, 102.
NB: Not offered every year See Department chair.
2021-2022 RELS 384

Religion, Contextualization, and Culture Change

A study of the history of contextualization from biblical to modern times, exploring significant models and paradigms of prominent thinkers and evaluating these adaptations and innovations. Also, the social and spiritual dynamics of culture change are examined, with a view to analyzing those processes which help to make the Gospel relevant in the constantly changing world in which we live.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 285
2021-2022 RELS 386

Global Theologies

This course seeks to extend the study of theology to the manner in which non-Western communities of Christians endeavour to shape their world by their faith. Special emphasis is given to examining Christology and Soteriology from a cross-cultural perspective and to the manner by which both Western and non-Western traditions may interact to enrich hermeneutics, missiology, and biblical and systematic theology.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 285 or instructor's consent.
2021-2022 RELS 415

Intertestamental Literature

A study of the intertestamental Judaic literature, noting the relationships between this literature and the Old Testament and New Testament and showing how this literature serves as an important background for the study of the New Testament documents.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 101, 102
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
2021-2022 RELS 423

Apocalyptic Literature

A study of the origin, form, and function of apocalyptic literature as well as important motifs and themes.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 101, 102
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
2021-2022 RELS 425

Pauline Theology

A survey of the general contours of Paul's thinking and a closer examination of one particular aspect of his theology, such as the origins of his gospel, the problem of coherence and contingency, his apostleship, his missionary 403 TRINITY WESTERN UNIVERSITY | Academic Calendar 2019-20 strategy, his Christology, or the theology of one of his letters.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 101, 102
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
2021-2022 RELS 446

Hebrew Prophets

An introduction to the origin, function, and meaning of the Hebrew prophets through a survey of the prophetic writings of the Hebrew Bible, including a discussion of the relationship to the historical periods in which they were composed and their theological significance within Judaism and Christianity.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 101, 102.
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
2021-2022 RELS 448

Ancient Near East and the Old Testament

A study of selected ancient Near Eastern texts and their relevance for the exegesis of the Old Testament.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 101, 102
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
2021-2022 RELS 449

Old Testament Seminar

This course is a study of selected topics that are currently under examination in the field of Old Testament studies.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 101, 102 and third or fourth year standing. )
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
2021-2022 RELS 453

Synoptic Gospels and Acts

A study of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, focusing on the gospel form and the message of the individual gospels in their historical context. In addition, the Acts of the Apostles is considered with a view to better understanding the Church's birth and expansion.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 101, 102
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
2021-2022 RELS 454

Writings and Theology of John

A study of the historical, literary, and theological aspects of the New Testament documents often categorized in biblical studies as “The Johannine Writings,” which comprise the Gospel of John, the Letters of John, and Revelation. Important considerations include their distinctive and collective contributions to the formation of Christian thought and identity in antiquity and today.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 101, 102
2021-2022 RELS 456

New Testament Seminar

A study of selected topics that are currently under examination in the field of New Testament studies.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 101, 102, and third or fourth year standing.
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
2021-2022 RELS 477

New Testament Canon: Development and Theology

Investigates the theological implications of the historical development of the New Testament canon. Stress is laid upon the contextual reading of primary source evidence and its interpretation in important secondary source literature. New Testament canon development is explored as it relates to the Rule of Faith, the early councils, creeds, and the church fathers. These relationships are then investigated with a view toward how they influence our understanding of Scripture in the 21st century.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 160 or HIST 361 RELS 362.