I took advantage of the fact that Psalm 22 was appointed to go back and cover a topic I’d originally intended for Holy Week… This week’s image comes from Walters Ms. W.435, a book of hours here at the Walters Art Museum.
Here’s a chunk from volume 1 where I’m talking about the apparent relationship between the respective works on the psalms of Augustine and Cassiodorus and the difference between them as authors. There’s quite a bit more to be said on this topic, though… Cassiodorus and Augustine have a fascinating literary relationship.
Here is another chunk for volume 2; the beginning portion refers to a discussion of Cassiodorus’s reading, pointing out that one of his strategies for interpreting the Psalms is drawn from the interpretation of classical drama. In this section, I’m picking up this notion and discussing how modern people can
I’ve been doing a lot of work on my books on Cassiodorus and the psalms. So far, most of my effort has gone into the first volume. The first volume is a more-or-less straightforward historical and exegetical description of what Cassiodorus does when he reads the psalms and transmits the
Busyness continues, but I’m learning some really cool stuff I never knew before about the guts of WordPress! My latest piece went live at Grow Christians yesterday. It’s a musing about the relationship of respect to what it means to behave “appropriately” thinking specifically around kids in church. Also, the
I posted this episode on Saturday morning but completely forgot to make mention of it here—so here you are… This episode tackles Psalm 30, the psalm appointed for Option 2 for Proper 5 in Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary. We talk a little bit about lectionary mechanics to