A study of the influence of Jewish liturgy on the development of Christian worship, liturgy,
and hymnody in the early Church.
This course is designed to build in students an understanding of the musical tools and
general soundscapes that were available during the respective time periods of the 2nd Jewish
temple and Christian Byzantine worlds, and further to communicate which of these tools were
likely used in the expression of their respective liturgies. It aims to provide a familiarity with
liturgies connected to these eras and draw clear connections between Christian liturgy and its
Jewish inheritance. Ultimately this course will give students the tools and methods required to
succeed in independent research concerning the above mentioned connections.