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Prof Insights: Faculty-Led Workshop – Professor Landgraf in Salina, KS


June 3
June 5
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Continuing Education


Trinity Lutheran Church (Salina, KS)
702 S. 9th Street
Salina, KS 67401 United States
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The Beginnings of Genesis and the Genesis of Beginnings

The book of Genesis is, quite literally, foundational for the rest of the Scriptures. Although the text is incredibly ancient, through the words of the text, our Lord still speaks to us today. The not-as-ancient division of the text into chapters and verses may cause the reader or listener to overlook a part of the larger-scale significance and message. A part of the beginning of the biblical book sometimes lays out or, more figuratively, “begets” the upcoming structure of the rest of the book in an attempt to prepare the reader or listener as to what lies ahead. Often, the layout of the tabernacle/temple serves as a memorable progression. During this workshop, examples of this structure of an initial layout will be given from both Testaments and various types of writing. Participants in this workshop may have the opportunity to look at possible literary beginnings in any biblical books they would like to study.

Rev. Paul Landgraf

Pastor, Pilgrim Lutheran Church/Saint John Lutheran Church, Chamois/Drake, Mo.

Rev. Paul Landgraf has served the church in a variety of contexts, from Queens, N.Y., on a 1988-89 vicarage under Dr. Larry Vogel, to rural Missouri, since 2012, at two congregations in the small towns of Drake and Freedom, where the speed limit in both is 50 mph. He received a Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M., 1998), and his thesis included an analysis of Martin Luther’s translation of his favorite Psalm 118. He received a Bachelor of Sacred Theology (S.T.B., 2012) by the exam route with an exegetical major. He currently lives in Eureka, Mo., close enough to frequent the Seminary’s Hasse Library to work on a book that focuses on a Gospel-based structure of the Scriptures.


Monday, June 3 1-4 p.m.
Tuesday, June 4 9-11:30 a.m.
1-4 p.m.
Wednesday, June 5 9 a.m.-noon
Registration cost: $150
Registration deadline: May 20, 2024
Location contact: Rev. Dennis Kootz
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