Visions & Veils: Reading Moses in the Early Church
Moses, a pivotal figure in the story of salvation, was a friend of God, who God spoke to “face to face, clearly and not in riddles.” He was the most humble man on earth and a powerful intercessor for Israel yet was rejected and maligned by his community. The early church-apostles and later interpreters– steeped in scripture, encouraged by Jesus words “If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me” mined Moses’ life for insight into the Christian life and faith. In this lecture we will investigate with the early exegetes, particularly those from the African continent, the key events of Moses’ life and explore their implications for pastoral ministry, Christian formation, and the mission of the church.
Michael Glerup (Ph.D., Drew University) serves as the research and acquisitions director for the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture and as the operations manager for the Ancient Christian Texts series. He continues his research in the history of exegesis as the director of the Early African Christianity Projects and as the executive director of the Center for Early African Christianity at Eastern University.