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: BA9004S
Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit Discipline: Old Testament
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Stirling Theological CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Describe the different literary genres in the Psalms
Articulate how liturgy is shaped by interaction with historical context
Evaluate a variety of theological, liturgical and pastoral approaches to studying the Psalms
Pastorally engage a specific topic relating to Psalms in a critically rigorous, sustained, and practice-integrated manner
Create and illustrate a personal theology of the Psalms for use in current church and communal discourse.
BA8001S Introducing the Hebrew Bible or equivalent
3.000 word essay
3,000 word case study
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2016
Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-13 14:53:57 +1100