"Larsson brings the long history of Jewish interpretations to correct and inform contemporary Christian understanding of this part of the Bible [Exodus] so crucial to both traditions. And he does so in a beautifully spiritual key."--Krister Stendahl, Harvard Divinity School; Bishop emeritus, Church of Sweden
Bound for Freedom demonstrates that the book of Exodus presents a defining act of liberation not only in Judaism, but also in the Christian understanding of salvation history. That defining act, Larsson argues, takes place at Sinai with the giving of the Torah. Thus Exodus is not about unconditional freedom; rather, as the title of this book suggests, there is no freedom without boundaries. While doing justice to the historical setting of Exodus, Larsson stresses the history of theological interpretation, beginning with early Jewish interpretive traditions. The results illustrate both the vitality of those traditions and the spiritual and moral relevance of Exodus for today's reader.