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: BA9450T

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Critically exegete a psalm within its form critical and canonical context.

2.

Evaluate scholarly approaches to reading the Psalms.

3.

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

4.

Apply insights from the Psalms to critique their liturgical use

5.

Synthesise theory and praxis in a contemporary context

Unit sequence

Prerequisite: BA8000T Introduction to the Old Testament or equivalent Recommend: BA8300T Interpreting the Old Testament or equivalent Familiarity with Biblical Hebrew is an advantage

Pedagogy

Lectures, guided readings, Socratic dialogue, flipped classroom

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Exegesis

Exegesis (2500 words)

40.0
Essay

Essay (2500 words)

40.0
Forum

Forum (equivalent to 1000 words)

20.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 18 Oct, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-15 10:08:12 +1100