William J. Abraham is Outler Professor of Wesley Studies and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at Perkins School of Theology. Originally from Ireland, he did his graduate work at Oxford and works across the spectrum of historical, philosophical, and systematic theology in the Christian tradition.
From Skepticism to Allegiance
The book of Exodus offers exceptionally interesting epistemic insight when it is read as a move from skepticism to worship. Within this, the Sinai material is crucial both in terms of its placement in the final form of the text and in terms of its content. Moreover, divine speaking plays a pivotal role in securing the allegiance of the people from beginning to end. Hence this paper will explore all of these themes in an effort to read the book from an epistemic point of view.