Contemporary Contextual Theologies in the Canadian Landscape

January 15, 2015 - April 11, 2015
Montreal QC



January 15 – April 11, 2015

* Please note that the course format is a combination of in-person sessions on weekends (Friday evenings/Saturdays), and online webinars (by distance) on Thursday evenings.


Friday evenings (in person) from 6:30 – 9:00 pm and
Saturdays (in person) 9:30 am – 4:00 pm on the following dates:

– January 23th and 24th
– February 27th and 28th
– April 10th and 11th

– and –

Thursday evenings (by distance/webinar) from 7:00 – 9:00 pm on the following dates:

– January 15;
– February 5 and 12
– March 12, 19, and 26


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to introduce students to
contemporary contextual theologies, and to train them to begin to recognize: (1) their individual contexts and how these contexts influence their understanding and interpretations of theology; (2) the rich array of contextual theologies, including feminist, queer, Black and womanist, ecological, postcolonial, and others; and (3) how an understanding of contemporary contextual theologies can inform theological insight into the signs and times of our current era. In order to direct the wide-ranging material of such a survey course, the students will engage the topics through the lens of the Canadian cultural, social, political, and ecological landscape.

This new course offering is intended to make theological education accessible to a wider range of students and lay people than the regular programs of the Montreal School of Theology. It is a rich opportunity for those:

  • seeking deeper understanding of Christian faith and spiritual enrichment; and/or
  • wishing to pursue graduate theological education without earning a degree; and/or
  • thinking about ordained ministry, but wishing to discern a call by trying some courses first

INSTRUCTOR : Jessica Hetherington, PhD.

Jessica Hetherington, PhD, is a theologian working at the nexus of religion, ecology and social justice. She teaches at Saint Paul University in Ottawa and is Executive Director of Galilee Centre, a faith-based retreat centre located in Eastern Ontario. Jessica is interested in the role that theology plays in grounding and interpreting faith in the current era.

*This course is given 3 academic credits at the Masters (M.Div.) level. Credits may later be applied to the programs of any of the partner Colleges of MST, and would normally be considered for transfer to other academic institutions.

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For more information: Contact Philip Joudrey, Principal.
Phone: 514-849-2042 ext. 201 or Email: [email protected]

To download an Application Form, click here

UTC Cancellation Policy: UTC takes seriously its responsibility to offer diverse courses and Continuing Education Events of a consistently high quality. Part of the cost of these educational events is our financial commitment to presenters, even in the event that registration numbers are lower than anticipated or if a number of participants should cancel after registering. Recognizing these costs, UTC has the following policy on refunds for participants’ cancellation:

Each registration includes a $ 50 non-refundable registration fee.

Cancellations received less than a week prior to the event will be refunded at 50% of their full registration fees (whether they registered with an early-bird discount or paid the regular amount).