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TMOT 8003 The Psalms: Prayer of Israel, Prayer of Christians (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

From ancient times to the present, the Book of Psalms has held a central role both in expressing and in shaping the faith experience of Jews and Christians. This course investigates the Book of Psalms with some attention to similar literary material from other OT and NT books and from other ancient Near Eastern sources. It will consider issues of genre, poetic features and structure, theological themes, and dramatic logic. The course will also examine how psalms function in Christian spirituality, both in the liturgy (considering the lectionary for Mass and the liturgy of the hours) and in personal prayer.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Michael Simone, S.J.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites, but TMOT7014 The Basic Narrative of the Old Testament: Genesis to Kings is highly recommended.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17