Biblical Study Break : Reading Psalms

In its long and varied career, the Book of Psalms has been ‘hymn book’, ‘prayer book’ and ‘theology manual’. This course will explore the different voices (Praise, Shalom, Dissonance, Penitence, Hope, Spirituality and Theology) found in the Book, engage in close reading and exegesis of selected psalms and introduce the two current new developments in psalm study. What does this ancient anthology, now increasingly neglected in the Church, have to teach us about God and the meaning of life and faith?