Biblical Study Break : Reading Psalms

  • Course Dates: Monday, 6 Feb 2012, 1:00 PM - Thursday, 9 Feb 2012, 2:00 PM

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?

Course Details:

  • Starts: Monday, 6 Feb 2012, 1:00 PM
  • Ends: Thursday, 9 Feb 2012, 2:00 PM

  • Tutor: Stephen Dawes

    • Stephen Dawes is Canon Theologian of Truro Cathedral and a retired Methodist minister. In addition to circuit appointments he taught Old Testament and Hebrew at Trinity College, Legon, Ghana; and at The Queen's College in Birmingham, was Chair of the Cornwall District and a member of the core staff of the South West Ministry Training Course. He also taught Old Testament for the universities of Birmingham and Exeter. His latest book is SCM Studyguide: the Psalms (2010). For other books, articles and sermons see www.stephendawes.