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The Psalms and the Self


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.

Satisfies the Philosophical and Religious Perspectives distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies the Religion distribution requirement.