IMCA-630: Praying Sacred Scripture

IMSD-630/IMRL-630/IMCA-630: Praying Sacred Scripture (2 credits)

The course will address the ancient practice of praying with Sacred Scripture, traditionally known as Lectio Divina or “Sacred Reading.” It will provide an overview of the canon of Sacred Scripture and some important considerations for understanding biblical texts such as the literary genre, literary and historical contexts, and the benefit of accessing the meaning of particular terms in the original languages.  The course will cover fundamental aspects of the Church’s teaching on Sacred Scripture and its interpretation, drawing from Dei Verbum and other magisterial documents.  The majority of the course will focus on methodologies for and the practice of praying Sacred Scripture.