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The Psalter (English)
SEMESTER 2 2022
Monday Daytime Unit
OT020-612/712/812 + OT205-912 (Capstone) + OT206-912 (Specialised Studies)
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: on-campus*
Corequisite: OT020-612/712/812 = OT002-512/712 or OT003-512/712; Prerequisite: OT205-912 = 48 level 8 credit points with 12 level 8 (or higher) credit points in OT; OT206-912 = 48 level 8 credit points with 24 credit points in OT
Times: Mondays 11.05am-11.55am + 12.00pm-12.50pm + 2.10pm-3.00pm
Dates: 18, 25 July; 1, 15, 22, 29 August; 12, 19 September; 10, 17, 24, 31 October 2022 (Exam period = 14-21 November)
Location: Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132
AOT020 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments)
OT020-612 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh, BDiv
OT020-712 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - BMin, BTh, BDiv
OT020-812 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - GDDiv, MDiv, MTS
OT205-912 = 12 credit points (1 unit) Capstone - MDiv, MTS
OT206-912i= 12 credit points (1 unit) Specialised Studies - MDiv, MTS
Audit = $405 on-campus*/$365 off-campus*
AQF unit levels 5-7 (12 credit points) = $2,580 (Overseas student = $2,973)
AQF unit levels 8-9 (12 credit points) = $2,640 (Overseas student = $3,042)
For further details see Costs
*2022 LECTURE MODES:
On-Campus: units in this mode are delivered face-to-face in the classroom only
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 and off-campus concurrently.