Content

A study of the Psalms in the life and worship of Israel, with particular attention given to the literary types of psalms and the shaping of the Psalter. Introduction to Hebrew poetry and detailed exegetical study of selected psalms. Exploration of the psalms in personal and communal spiritual practice will include: psalms in the use of ritual in pastoral care (individual and corporate); psalms as a reflective and creative resource in forming responses to life’s challenges and celebrations.

Unit Code: BA3004S

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Describe the different literary genres in the Psalms

2.

Use exegetical methodology in analysing selected texts

3.

Articulate how liturgy is shaped by interaction with historical context

4.

Evaluate a variety of theological, liturgical and pastoral approaches to studying the Psalms

5.

Articulate and support application of the Psalms within Christian worship and ministry.

Unit sequence

BA1001S Introducing the Hebrew Bible or equivalent

Pedagogy

lecture/discussion/group work

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

One 2,500 word essay

50.0

1,000 word critical reflection on set reading

20.0

1,500 word tutorial paper

30.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-11 12:12:40 +1100