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THE 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.

 

SYMPOSIA

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.

The next meeting will be Symposium X. The Temple and Heavenly Ascents, on 22 October 2016.

  NEWS

Linen exhibition

After two successful showings in Christ Church Cathedral Dublin and St Columbís Cathedral Londonderry, a Dutch version was shown in various locations in the Netherlands during the summer of 2015. We have received a request for the exhibition to go to Bulgaria and to the USA, and there are bookings in the UK for the University of Nottingham 11th-13th April and to the University  of Newcastle 13-15th May.

Summer School 2015

The third TSG Summer School 'The Prophets of Israel'  was held in Borrowash Methodist Church 17-21 August 2015, with the largest number of participants so far.

 

Email: templestudiesgroup [at] hotmail.co.uk

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