Content

This unit engages with the Book of Psalms. It considers the history, forms, structure and contents of the Psalter, its genres and its theologies. Students will undertake exegesis of selected psalms; reflection on documents from the Christian tradition; personal prayer and reflection in the light of learnings.

Unit Code: BA3450T

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Exegete a psalm within its form-critical and canonical context

2.

Analyse scholarly approaches to reading the Psalms.

3.

Integrate insights in theology and liturgy of the Psalms from ancient Israelite and Christian traditions

4.

Synthesise theory and praxis in a contemporary context.

Unit sequence:

BA1000T Introduction to the Old Testament or equivalent Recommend: BA2300T Interpreting the Old Testament or equivalent Familiarity with Biblical Hebrew is an advantage

Pedagogy

Lectures, guided readings, Socratic dialogue, flipped classroom

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Exegesis (2000 words)

40.0

Essay (2000 words)

40.0

Forum (equivalent to 1000 words)

20.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-12 13:39:58 +1100