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Temple Theology: An Introduction
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Temple Theology: An Introduction

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SPCK 2004

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Overview

How was it that early Christian reflection on Jesus emerged so rapidly and with such a high degree of definition? What patterns of interpretation, already known in late Second Temple Palestine, crystallized around the person of Jesus Christ and his work? What patterns of interpretation, already known in late Second Temple Palestine, crystallized around the person of Jesus Christ and his work?

Margaret Barker believes that Christian theology matured quickly because it was the return to a far older faith. Those who preserved the ancient tradition rejected the Second Temple, and longed for the restoration of the original, true template and the faith of Abraham and Melchizedek, the first priest-king. In this fascinating discussion, the author refutes the scholarly assumption that crucial Christian concepts, such as the Trinity, the earth as a reflection of heaven, and the cosmic nature of the atonement, are informed by Greek culture. Rather, she argues, they are drawn from the eclipsed faith of the First Temple.

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  • Title: Temple Theology: An Introduction
  • Author: Margaret Barker
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 104

About Margaret Barker

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.

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