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
Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit Discipline: Old Testament
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Trinity College Theological SchoolShow when this Unit is running
Critically exegete a psalm within its form critical and canonical context.
Evaluate scholarly approaches to reading the Psalms.
Synthesise insights in theology and liturgy of the Psalms from ancient Israelite and Christian traditions
Apply insights from the Psalms to critique their liturgical use
Synthesise theory and praxis in a contemporary context
Prerequisite: BA8000T Introduction to the Old Testament or equivalent Recommend: BA8300T Interpreting the Old Testament or equivalent Familiarity with Biblical Hebrew is an advantage
Lectures, guided readings, Socratic dialogue, flipped classroom
Exegesis (2500 words)
Essay (2500 words)
Forum (equivalent to 1000 words)
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