The Psalms

SAB2261HF  L0101
Offered in Fall 2013  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The Psalter can be viewed as a distillation of Israel’s history, spirituality, liturgy, wisdom, Torah and messianic hopes.  This course will examine some of the key elements of Hebrew poetry exemplified by the Psalms.  In the study of the Psalms according to their literary forms or genres, their unique poetic and thematic features will be highlighted.  Some consideration will be given to thematic groupings of Psalms such as Creation Psalms and Penitential Psalms.  The spirituality of the Psalms will be explored both through Patristic literature and modern authors.  This course will consider the messianic and Christological reading of the Psalms.  Pre-requisite: Introduction to the Old Testament.

Schedule: Friday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Frederick Yon-Ho Chung
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: This course was previously taught in Fall 1988

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