The Psalms

College St. Augustine's Seminary
Instructor(s) Chung, Frederick Yon-Ho
Course Code SAB2261HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location St. Augustine's - Scarborough

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-Requisites Introduction to the Old Testament
Schedule Fri
Start Time 11:00
End Time 13:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 8
Maximum Enrolment 20
Additional Notes

Additional Evaluation: Exegetical Paper and Final Exam

Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Short Paper
Previously Offered Fall 2022
Currently Offered Fall 2023
Next Scheduled Fall 2024