Formative Accompaniment in Exodus

  • Nirmala Kannamundayil Kattappana, Kerala, India
Keywords: Formative Accompaniment in Exodus, Exodus, Book of Exodus, formative journey

Abstract

The story of the Israelite Exodus from the land of Egypt, though ancient, has ever new applications and implications opening our heart to new vistas and horizons. The exodus is the central event in the Old Testament. The liberative experience of Israel from the bondage of Egypt and its establishment as the people of God was a decisive and definitive event of God’s self-disclosure. Here in this study we are going to undertake a search for the valuable treasures hidden in the Book of Exodus concerning accompanied formative journey. The study is centered on two parties: God the guide and companion who accompanied Israel and Moses his faithful servant who journeyed along with people of Israel sharing their fate. Whatever took place during their Exodus was part and parcel of their formative schedule and contributed substantially to their all-round development and faith formation.

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Published
2012-06-30