June 2011 Audio Conference
Presented by Rabbi David Zucker, Ph.D., BCC
The book of Psalms holds a central place for both Judaism and Christianity. From an early time, Jewish and Christian life on both an individual and community level was shaped by the psalms. In the rituals and liturgy of the synagogue and the church, the influence of the psalms is pervasive. The Christian Scriptures are saturated with quotations from the psalms. Most of the favorite and enduring hymns of the Christian church are based on the book of Psalms. Chaplains make use of the Psalms in their pastoral visits, to supplement their spiritual support by drawing upon the power and the familiarity of these biblical poems. This course will introduce the book of Psalms and then offer examples where particular Pslams can offer comfort and/or a release of emotion.
About the Presenter
David J. Zucker, Ph.D., BCC is Director of Chaplaincy Care/Rabbi at Shalom Park, a senior Continuum of Care Center, and Staff Chaplain at Shalom Hospice, Aurora, Colorado. In addition to numerous journal articles, book chapters, and reviews, he has published several books, most recently, The Torah: An Introduction for Christians and Jews (Paulist Press, 2005). For more information, visit www.davidjzucker.org.
2011 June Audio Presentation Materials (PDF)
NOTE: Please have with you for the calls, a copy of the Psalms (any version).