Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The Christian Moses: Getting Started
Today I had the opportunity to start working on outlining a new research project. It is an exciting time, a time before my ideas crystallize, when they retain the flexibility of hypotheses. It is when my flashes of insight have yet to become a sustained vision. When there is the excitement of finding new things even in a field as overrun as New Testament and Christian Origins. It is an important time, moreover, when I choose which direction I will go (even if the road winds, twists, and turns into new directions later). It is an overwhelming time, since there are so many directions I could go. My project, my passion at the moment is Moses. Not just Moses, but Moses as interpreted by early Christians; how they represented him and why they represented him in the way they did. It is about ancient exegesis and its social implications; interpretation and authority. More to come!