This course is an interactive investigation of the Book of Psalms, with a special emphasis on how the psalms have been, and can be, used within the devotional life of a Christian. The course will consider the psalms in their historical and canonical context.
By the end of the course students
- will synthesize the complexities both historically and hermeneutically associated with applying the psalms to Jesus Christ.
- will be able to associate several approaches to psalm study with particular individuals, whether in the Bible or in Christian history.
- will appreciate and appropriate the potential offered by the Psalter for spiritual reflection and growth.