As a student, I find the learning platform at Pontifex University to be a fantastic opportunity. The classes are recorded for students to follow at their own pace, and the classes I have been involved in to this point have been excellent.
But as good as the recorded classes are, the live classes are even better. Live classes are recorded and added to the catalog for future students. The opportunity to sit in on the live sessions and interact with the instructors in real time is priceless.
If you are at all interested in the program at Pontifex I encourage you to enroll in the upcoming class on “The Psalm in Words, Prayer, and Images.” Live sessions begin Thursday, September 14, 2017 and will be taught by Father Sebastian Carnazzo, assisted by David Clayton, Pontifex’s provost.
Here is the course description from the catalog; “This course examines the sung texts of the Divine Office, both the book of Psalms, which, according to St. Thomas Aquinas, contains “all of theology,” and the various Canticles of the Old and New Testaments. Each Psalm and Canticle is examined exegetically, with a focus on the historical context of authorship and composition and then considered in light of its use in the traditional liturgical setting, including visual imagery related to the text in the illuminated manuscripts.”
Father Carnazzo’s depth of knowledge and experience will give you tremendous insight into the songs and hymns that are part of the Bible. I cannot recommend it highly enough.