The Psalms are a beloved book, providing, in John Calvin’s words “an anatomy of all the parts of the soul.” They provide words of praise, thanksgiving, lament, and protest. But they are also ancient poetry, sometimes filled with images and ideas that are difficult to understand and interpret. This class will introduce people to the different types of psalms and the models for prayer they provide, talk about interpreting the Psalms as ancient poetry, and discuss the implications of the Psalms for understanding who God is. We will also have the opportunity to engage selected psalms together.
Dr. Aubrey Buster (PhD, Emory University) is Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, and author of Remembering the Story of Israel: Historical Summaries and Memory Formation in Second Temple Judaism.
Sunday, March 27-April 10 | 10-10:45am | Parlor
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