Augustine's Commentary on the Psalms

Augustine's Commentary on the Psalms

Course Description: In this class we will read portions of Augustine of Hippo’s Commentary on the Psalms. Our objective will be two-fold. First, we will read the Latin and translate it in order to understand the grammatico-syntactic structures Augustine uses. Second, we will discuss Augustine’s interpretative strategies: how he understands the relationship between the psalms and the individual Christian and Jesus.


Level: Since in our discussions we will base ourselves on St. Ambrose’s original Latin text, familiarity with Latin grammar, morphology, and vocabulary is strongly preferred.

Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.

Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.

Saturdays, 10:00a.m. U.S. Eastern Time


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Malachi Walker

D. Malachi Walker was born and raised outside of Nashville, TN. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. He is finishing up his Master of Arts in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies from Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel and resides in Jerusalem with his pet cactus. He will begin his Doctoral studies at the University of Notre Dame this Fall. He has had the wonderful opportunity of teaching Latin, Greek, and Hebrew.