Two New Courses Offered at Sheptytsky Institute in 2018 Winter Semester

December 11 is the last day to register for two new winter semester classes at the Sheptytsky Institute – University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto

Two courses – open to anyone with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent – will be offered at the Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies at the University of St. Michael’s College.
5 Elmsley Place (next to St. Basil’s Church at the heart of the USMC campus). 

Classes begin Monday evening, January 8, 2018


SMB2910HS Hermeneutics and Exegesis in Eastern Christianity (“How One Interprets the Bible and Other Texts”)

Instructor: Brian Butcher
Schedule: Monday evening 19:00-21:00
Classroom: Windle House, Sheptytsky Institute Seminar Room 

This course will examine Eastern patristic and modern Orthodox thought on biblical scholarship, as well as Eastern Christian reflection on the discipline of interpretation per se. We will reflect on the place of Scripture in Eastern Christian doctrine, liturgy and practice, and address contemporary issues in interpretation from an Eastern Christian perspective.

SMT2210HS Christ the Saviour: Eastern Christian Perspectives (“Who is Jesus Christ and Why the Question is Crucial”)

Instructor: Andriy Chirovsky
Schedule: Thursday afternoon 14:00-16:00
Classroom: Windle House, Sheptytsky Institute Seminar Room – BY VIDEOCONFERENCE

A survey of both patristic and contemporary approaches to Christological questions (how the divinity and humanity of Christ come together in one person). Soteriological questions will also be addressed (what is salvation, how Jesus saves, from what and for what He saves). This will also necessitate some examination of theological anthropology (from creation according to the Divine Image to the fulfillment of likeness to God in Theosis/Divinization) and the human condition that requires an Incarnate Saviour.

Registration deadline is Monday, December 11.

For information regarding registration, fees, and other details:

or Also ✆ 416-926-7128.