||The Psalms – the prayer
book of the Bible // Speaking to God – Listening
to God // Ed Block on memorizing a few Psalms
– Courage to speak in complaint - anger / Pss 22, 7, 17, 56. // A notes on the movement of prayer in the laments.
B Praying to God even with the curses
– Facing one’s dark side – revenge / Pss 5, 35, 51, 57, 140--143. // A notes on the expressions for revenge in the presence of God.
B Praying to God in the face of darkness
of Trust – Listening to God in our life stories / Pss 23, 27, 46, 62, 121, 125, 131. // Structures and movements of prayer in the Psalms.
of Thanksgiving – Courage to speak of the praise of God in our lives / 18, 30, 34. // notes on the Psalms of Declarative Praise -- Thanksgiving
||Psalms of Thanksgiving – Listening to the work of God in our lives and in the lives of others / 116, 118, 124, 138.|
|February 16th Reading Week -- no lectures|
||Psalms of Praise – Praising the Glory of God in Creation // notes on the Psalms of Descriptive Praise -- Hymns|
of Praise – Praising the Glory of God in History // Psalm 117 Music Score
||Psalms with the Exodus motif and the Covenant of Commitment // notes on the Exodus motif in the Psalms|
||Psalms with the Royal motif and the Covenant of Promise // notes on the Royal motif in the Psalms|
Psalms of Wisdom – Recognizing the hand of God in creation and in our life stories // notes on the Wisdom Psalms.
||The Psalms in the Life of Christ: the Gospels|
Contemporary Psalms Composed by Participants in Windows On Theology - The Psalms 2009
I normally use the
NRSV (New Revised Standard Version) but feel free to use your own Bible. There
are two books I recommend, choose one if
you like. A few have been ordered at Crux (
The Spirituality of the Psalms.
Murphy, Roland E. The Gift of the Psalms.