Margaret Barker, Robin Griffith-Jones,
Susan Parsons and Geoffrey Rowell
have established a
Temple Studies Group to convene
symposia on Temple themes.
The Temple Studies Group
promotes and enables study of the Temple in Jerusalem, believing
that the world view, traditions, customs and symbolism of the
Temple were formative influences on the development of
Studies Group symposia begin with an introduction to one aspect
of ancient Temple tradition, and then trace this into
Christianity, to show how Temple teaching has been preserved in
all branches of the Church. The symposia are convened twice a
year and are open to all.
In addition to organising
one day symposia, the Group will encourage advanced academic
research and support occasional colloquia on temple themes.
This is an ecumenical and
international initiative, entirely self funding and dedicated to
the development of scholarship in this field.
The TSG held a one-week
Summer School at Borrowash near Derby in August 2011 which was a
great success. The next Summer School will be in August 2013.
Further details and the schedule for the week are available