A study of selected biblical psalms and their exploration of the fabric of human selfhood. Particular attention will be given to the psalms' poetic construction of what it means to be a self and how they, in turn, offer transformative means for the self's expression. Study will involve a close analysis of psalms as literary texts and intertexts as well as analysis of their function in given liturgical contexts.
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies the Philosophical and Religious Perspectives distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies the Religion distribution requirement.