Date/TimeDate(s) - 09/09/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Via Zoom Call
Elective Course: The Psalms for Justice-Seekers and Peacemakers
Sept. 9, 7:00-9:00 PM CT
Sept. 16, 7:00-9:00 PM CT
Sept. 23, 7:00-9:00 PM CT
This study of the Psalms will begin with a psalm that one prominent scholar calls “the single most important text in the entire Christian Bible.” The keyword in this psalm is “justice,” and we shall continue by considering how the Psalms are “saturated with justice,” as another scholar puts it. This realization is especially timely in view of the current protests of injustice, racial and otherwise, that are happening throughout the U. S., and in view of the ways that the pandemic has revealed systemic injustice in our society.
Who Should Take this Class?
All are welcome at LIFE! Students, pastors, laypersons and seekers from all denominations and walks of life are welcome to join the program to be enriched and inspired by LIFE. Join us!
About the Instructor:
Rev. Dr. Clint McCann’s research and writing have focused on the Psalms. A noted biblical scholar, he served as chair of the Psalms Section of the Society of Biblical Literature for ten years. His publications on the Psalms include: The Shape and Shaping of the Psalter (1993); A Theological Introduction to the Book of Psalms: The Psalms as Torah (1993); the Psalms commentary in The New Interpreter’s Bible (Vol. 4; 1996); Preaching the Psalms (2001); Great Psalms of the Bible (2009); Psalms: Immersions Bible Studies (2011); and annotations on the Psalms in The Access Bible, The Learning Bible, and The Discipleship Study Bible. Dr. McCann is also the author of numerous articles and essays on the Psalms and other biblical material. Most recently, he served as Consulting Translator of the Book of Psalms for The Common English Bible, and he wrote the introduction to and annotations on the Psalms for The CEB Study Bible (2013). He is also the author of Judges (2002) in the series Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching.
Dr. McCann frequently teaches beyond the Eden campus. Over the years, he has lectured or taught for church groups or academic gatherings in 27 states. During the summers of 2007-2010 and 2012-2013, he served as Resident Minister of the New Piasa Chautauqua near Elsah, Illinois.