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The Psalter (English)

AQF: 6/7/8/9 hybrid, Corequisite: OT002 or OT003

SEMESTER 2 2021
Friday Daytime Unit

OT020-612/712/812 + OT205-912 (Capstone)

We live in beautiful but broken world, a world full of blessing and loss. In every circumstance, we are called to trust in a God who is sovereign and good, a God who has promised to save and protect his people. How do we respond when our prayers to God go unanswered? How do we live faithfully before God in times of blessing and in times of loss?

The psalms reflect the confidence of faith and the struggle with doubt. In them we find the right words for any and every circumstance. In them we learn how to faithfully live before God.

In this unit we will explore how God speaks to us through individual psalms and the collection of the Psalter. We will think theologically and pastorally about how the psalms should be applied in our own lives and in various expressions of corporate worship.

Lecturer: Dr Kit Barker
AQF level: 6/7/8/9
Lecture Mode: hybrid*
Corequisite: OT002 or OT003
Times: Fridays 9.00am-9.50am + 9.55am-10.40am
Dates: 16, 23, 30 July; 6, 20, 27 August; 3, 10 September; 8, 15, 29 October; 5 November (Exam period = 11-22 November)
Location: Roberts-Dale Campus, 140 Croydon Avenue, Croydon Park 2133
Credit Points and Costs:
AOT020 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments) - $390 on-campus*/$351 off-campus*
OT020-612 = 12cp (1 unit) - DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh - $2520
OT020-712 = 12cp (1 unit) - BMin, BTh - $2520
OT020-812 = 12cp (1 unit) - GDDiv, MDiv, MTS - $2520

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*2021 LECTURE MODES:
On-Campus:
 units in this mode are delivered face-to-face in the classroom only, with a limit on numbers (for Covid safety).
Off-Campus: units in this mode are delivered live online only, that is, a mix of online lectures, videos, activities and interaction with lecturers and fellow students.
Hybrid: units in this mode are delivered both on-campus (limited face-to-face numbers) and off-campus (live online) concurrently.

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