Psalms, Wisdom and Prophets

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Psalms, Wisdom and Prophets

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Religion, Theology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module will explore various aspects of the psalms (prayer, poetry, type, theological themes) and prophets (nature, development, historical setting, major themes), as well as giving students an appreciation of the Jewish wisdom tradition (Proverbs, Job, Qoheleth).

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the psalms as expressions of the religious life of Israel, as well as how these are examples of Israel's poetry.
    2. Identify and reflect upon the psalms as a resource for faith and life within the Christian tradition.
    3. Argue and reference the particular point of view of the individual prophets within the social and historical contexts in which they were active.
    4. Critically reflect upon the main themes of the preaching of the classical prophets in the light of their own life experience.
    5. Engage in personal theological reflection on the riches of the Jewish Wisdom tradition in a manner that is appreciative of the wisdom of other traditions.