YSS 9316: Spirituality of the Psalms

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Credits 3
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This course will be designed to examine the literary genres of the Psalter as key source for Christian spirituality and resource for how Christians may live a faithful life within the context of our contemporary culture. Emphasis will be placed upon the historical dimension of the text with ancient Israelite faith and spiritual practice examined under the rubrics of creation, covenant, wisdom, lament, praise and community. Knowledge of the Psalter's spirituality will enable the students to reflect about their own spirituality. The course will also reflect upon ways in which contemporary Christian spirituality can be informed, sustained and nourished by the Old Testament.