This Unit will cover the history of the study of the Psalms and contemporary interpretative concerns, including poetics and the shape of the Psalter. It will also cover the ongoing role of the Psalms in nurturing the human spirit.
demonstrate a knowledge of the various genres found in the Psalter and the contribution of poetics to the study of Psalms
show an understanding of the various ways the Psalms have been interpreted over more than 2000 years
apply both diachronic and synchronic methods to the study of specific Psalms
critically evaluate the shape of the Psalter and its impact on the meaning of the Psalms
Assess the influence of the Psalms in Jewish and Christian religious and spiritual life throughout the ages and today
compare and evaluate contemporary insights in the study of Psalms
Pre-requisite: BA8000Y or equivalent.
Weekly class: Lectures, group work. Students will engage with Psalm texts, scholarship regarding Psalms and each other, including their experience of the Psalms.
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 11 Sep, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2020-09-11 16:29:15 +1000