Content

This unit offers a study of the book of Psalms. It involves an introduction to the literary genres of the book and its various authors with special emphasis on David. The unit will study the centrality of the book of Psalms in the spiritual life and liturgical prayers of the Coptic Church. The unit also introduces students to exegetical methodologies of Hebrew poetry.

Unit Code: BA9509A

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Describe the structure of Old Testament poetry and the different genres of the Psalter

2.

Discuss the relevant historical, sociological and religious contexts of the Psalms

3.

Evaluate the centrality and importance of the book of Psalms in the liturgy and spirituality of the Church

4.

Analyse the structure, classification and theological contribution of particular Psalms

5.

Apply exegetical methodology to a selected passage from the Psalms

Unit sequence

An Old Testament Introduction unit at any level

Pedagogy

Lectures, classroom or online discussion, guided reading from the set texts, additional reading resources and notes

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Document Study

Written Assessment Task – Document Studies 2000 words

2000 30.0
Essay

Written Assessment Task – Essay 2000 words

2000 30.0
Essay

Written Assessment Task – Essay 3000 words

3000 40.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 14 Oct, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-15 10:34:21 +1100