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Rev. Dr. Kristine Ruffatto

Assistant Professor of Old Testament

Education

  • BA (French, Religion), Concordia College, Moorhead, MN (summa cum laude)
  • MDiv, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN
  • Diplôme de Français Approfondi, Institut de Formation de Cadres pour le Développement, Brussels, Belgium (with high distinction)
  • PhD Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI (Biblical Theology)

Pastoral Work

  • Pastor, St. John's Lutheran Church, Brookfield, WI, 2003-2011
  • Pastor Developer, Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, Pewaukee, WI, 2000-2003
  • Pastor, Lincoln Lutheran Church, Hoffman, MN, 1996-2000
  • Pastor, Peace and Immanuel Lutheran Churches, Barrett, MN, 1992-2000

Mission Work

  • Seminary Professor (Biblical Theology; Systematic Theology), Ecole de Théologie de l'Eglise Evangélique Luthérienne de la République Centrafricaine, Baboua, Central African Republic, 1990-1992
  • Pastor and Co-Director of Youth Leadership Development, Bouar, Central African Republic (co-director of national youth program and writer of curriculum materials in the Sango language), 1987-1992

Publications

  • "Visionary Ascents of Moses in Pseudo-Philo's Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum: Apocalyptic Motifs and the Growth of Visionary Moses Tradition" (unpublished PhD dissertation, 2010)
  • "The Concept of Rest in the Greek Acts of Thomas," Orientalia Christiana Periodica 75 (2009): 133-55
  • "Raguel as Interpreter of Moses' Throne Vision: The Transcendent Identity of Raguel in the Exagoge of Ezekiel the Tragedian," Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 17.2 (2008): 122-40
  • "Polemics with Enochic Traditions in the Exagoge of Ezekiel the Tragedian," Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 15.3 (2006): 195-210

Seminar and Conference Papers

  • "The Exaltation of Moses in 4Q374 and 4Q377: A Divinized Moses at Qumran?" Graduate Enoch Seminar – Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ (17 June 2008)
  • "Polemics with Enochic Traditions in the Exagoge of Ezekiel the Tragedian," Graduate Enoch Seminar – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (2 May 2006)
  • "Raguel as Interpreter of Moses' Throne Vision: The Transcendent Identity of Raguel in the Exagoge of Ezekiel the Tragedian," Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature – Philadelphia (22 November 2005)
  • " 'In His Rest Shalt Thou Rest': The Concept of Rest in the Acts of Thomas and its Roots in Jewish Rest Tradition," Annual Meeting of the North American Patristics Society – Chicago (1 June 2005)

Awards

  • Arthur J. Schmitt Fellowship, Marquette University Graduate School, 2008-2009

Classes 2011-2012

  • BL 150  Introduction to Biblical Studies (Fall)
  • BL 224  Psalms (Fall)
  • BL 331  The Pentateuch (Winter)
  • PL 330  Marriage and Family (Winter)
  • BL xxx  OT Elective (Spring/Summer)