A.O. Collins Lecture
What Was the Purpose of the Exodus?
7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 10, Belin Chapel
1 CLW Credit
When God makes himself known to Moses, God tells Moses that he has heard his people’s cry. He proclaims that he will lead them out of their oppression and misery in Egypt. God accomplishes this, but it is notable that the people’s sufferings and misery do not come to an end. On the contrary, despite God having led them out, the people continue to suffer, to die, and to endure miseries. Is the exodus worth it for the people of Israel? Is their condition of suffering and misery changed in any significant way?
About the Speaker:
Matthew Levering is James N. and Mary D. Perry Jr. Chair of Theology at Mundelein Seminary. He is the author or editor of over thirty books, and the translator of Gilles Emery’s The Trinity. Most recently he has published Engaging the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit: Love and Gift in the Trinity and the Church and Proofs of God: Classical Arguments from Tertullian to Barth. He co-edits two quarterly journals, Nova et Vetera and International Journal of Systematic Theology. Since 2004, he has been a participant in Evangelicals and Catholics Together.
About the A. O. Collins Lectures
The A. O. Collins lectures began in 1993 with the goal of bringing recognized scholars to address the university community in current trends in theology, religious studies and philosophy. The series is named for Dr. A. O. Collins who chaired HBU’s Department of Christianity and Philosophy until his retirement in 1990. Over the last two decades, due to the generosity of former students and friends of the university, top scholars from around the world have lectured on our campus on a wide range of topics on religion and philosophy.
Some of our past lecturers have included:
- Dr. James H. Charlesworth, Princeton Theological Seminary
- Dr. Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary
- Dr. Charles Talbert, Baylor University
- Dr. Ellen T. Charry, Princeton Theological Seminary
- Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson, Emory University
- Dr. Alan Segal, Barnard College, Columbia University
- Dr. Samuel Proctor, Duke University
- Dr. John Howard Yoder, University of Notre Dame
- Dr. James W. McClendon, Jr., Fuller Theological Seminary
- Dr. Michael J. Gorman, St. Mary’s Seminary
- Dr. Larry Hurtado, University of Edinburgh
- Dr. Emanuel Tov, Hebrew University
- Dr. Craig Evans, Acadia Divinity College
- Dr. Richard Bauckham, St. Andrews University
- Mark Lanier, Lanier Theological Library
- Dr. John J. Collins, Yale Divinity School
- Dr. Dale Alison, Princeton Theological Seminary
- Dr. David Aune, University of Notre Dame