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Summer Workshop: Professor Egger at Camp Okoboji
The Book of Exodus as Story and Gospel
The book of Exodus is foundational to the Bible’s redemptive story, which finds its climax and fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Its vivid episodes stand as an enduring revelation of the character of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and as rich resources for reflecting on His typical works and ways. Bitter servitude; Moses the mediator and deliverer; burning bush; works of power and judgment; cloud and fire; dry path through the sea; manna and water from the rock; warring Amalekites and welcoming Jethro; meeting with God at the Sinai; covenant and commandments; golden calf and near-disaster; and tabernacle with priesthood, altar and ark. In lecture and discussion, Professor Tom Egger will examine literary and narrative dimensions of Exodus with an emphasis on theological implications.
Egger is assistant professor of Exegetical Theology and academic adviser to first-year students. A professor of Old Testament since 2005, his areas of expertise include biblical Hebrew, the book of Exodus, Old Testament Christ-typology, narrative and rhetorical analysis, the nature and authority of Scripture and “objectionable” texts in the Bible (those raising accusations of divine immorality). He has made contributions in the area of American Lutheran history, especially the history of the LCMS and its first president, Dr. C.F.W. Walther. He is interested in the theology of Luther’s catechisms and the intersection of the catechism and the Bible in Lutheran teaching and piety.
Registration deadline: May 7, 2018
Contact: Lori Gamble