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 Temple Studies Group

Margaret Barker, Robin Griffith-Jones, Laurence Hemming, Susan Parsons and Geoffrey Rowell 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 Christianity. 

This is an ecumenical and international initiative, entirely self funding and dedicated to the development of scholarship in this field.



Temple 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 normally convened once 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.


Next Symposium

The next Symposium will be on Saturday 14 June 2014.


Linen in the BIble, co-sponsored by the Temple Studies Group, will open in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin on 6 May 2014

Summer Schools

The TSG held one-week Summer Schools at Borrowash near Derby in August 2011 and August 2013 which were a great success. Further details and the schedule for the 2013 week are available here.



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