The Margaret Barker Temple Theology Collection helps readers bridge the theological and historical gap between the Old Testament and the New, and between Judaism and Christianity. These penetrating studies examine the evolution of the cultural traditions which began centuries before Christ was born, yet influenced the development of Christian theology and practice. Barker draws heavily from the Old and New Testaments—especially the book of Hebrews—along with Apocalyptic literature in order to construct the worldview of the earliest Christians.
In this historical and theological study, Barker shows how the Temple theology of early Christianity traces its origins to the First Temple. She draws heavily from the book of Hebrews, the book of Revelation, and various biblical and extra-biblical Apocalyptic literature. By examining the historical and theological understanding of the covenant, atonement, resurrection and the Kingdom of God, Barker outlines the implications of Temple theology for faith and practice today.
The Margaret Barker Temple Theology Collection serves as a valuable guide for understanding the relationship between Christianity and culture—especially in the earliest years of the church. These books will benefit students and scholars of Temple theology, and those interested in understanding the development of Christian concepts related to the Jerusalem Temple. What’s more, with the Logos Bible Software edition, all Scripture references are linked directly to biblical and extra-biblical texts in your digital library (that you own). You can also perform powerful searches, aiding your research and enriching your biblical and theological study.
Margaret Barker is an independent biblical scholar who has been developing her Temple Theology for many years, most recently as the basis for a theology for the environment. She is a former President of the Society for Old Testament Study, a member of the Ecumenical Patriarch’s Symposium on Religion, Science and the Environment and a Methodist Local Preacher.