Ok, y’all—I need your help… As I’ve been saying, I’m working on this book on the Psalm commentary of Cassiodorus. Right now I’m wrestling with how to present the way that he structures his commentary and give readers a sense of the experience of reading his commentary. He goes about
I’m picking up where I left off with Caesaria and Radegund, but going back in time, heading to the beginning of the 5th century… Radegund and Caesaria were part of a larger movement sweeping through the church, a movement that would shape the contours of the Western Church for several
I’m focusing a lot of energy right now on my Cassiodorus/Psalms book and not getting a whole lot else done… I’m hoping to post here more regularly, but at the moment, most of my thoughts are occupied in the early medieval psalter… So here’s something from that! I’ve been pondering
Welcome to Episode 14 of the St. Bede Psalmcast! Today we’ll be talking about Psalm 49, the psalm appointed for Track 2 for Proper 13 which this year falls on July 31st, 2016. We have a pretty extensive talk about Wisdom Literature to set up the psalm and its place
Here is Episode 13 of the St. Bede Psalmcast on Psalm 66:1-9! And if you manually enter the psalm into your bulletin from the Prayer Book, you might want to listen to this before you make 400 copies… https://soundcloud.com/user-657…/ep013-psalm-66-proper-9-yrc
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
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