Study with us | Praying the Psalms: Theology, Poetry, and Liturgy

In this unit students identify the literary and poetic features of psalms and consider the contexts in which they were written, and how the Psalter as a whole has been collated and edited into a collection. There is exploration of the theologies embedded in and expressed through the psalms, and careful and creative thought is given to how to use and translate them for various liturgical contexts today. Psalm genres studied include lament, wisdom, complaint, and thanksgiving.

Study period

Semester 1, 2024


St Francis College


Assoc Professor Rev’d Dr Matthew Anstey


  • Level 2 Undergraduate
  • Level 9 Postgraduate

Study modes and times

  • Online – Synchronous (weekly online Webinars Tuesday 6-9 AEST)
  • In-Person (Intensive) 1-2 March, 09:30am—4:30pm AEST

Unit code/s

Contact for more information

Contact Dr Sheilagh Ilona O’Brien

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