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Enoch and the City of Zion: Can an Entire Community Ascend to Heaven?

There are some things that I have done in the past year or two that I have not managed to post on this blog. I hope to rectify some of that and be a bit more active in getting things up here. One of these is my participation in early 2013 in a conference entitled […]

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UK Temple Studies Group Symposium V: The Temple Hidden in the Bible

The Temple Studies Group website has just posted information regarding their next symposium, to be held July 2 at the Temple Church in London.  I will definitely be there!  Anyone else planning on going? The focus of this symposium will be on finding the Temple hidden in the Bible.  There are four confirmed speakers with […]

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The Temple Studies Group Symposium IV: Laurence Hemming

“Adam in the Liturgy” — The Rev. Dr Laurence Hemming We cannot understand texts by simply reading them –Mainstream Christianity is being converted into an ethical humanism–we are moving away from doctrines like the resurrection. The liturgy is being converted into an opportunity for celebration of ethical humanism–this is nothing short of a blasphemy. Souls need […]

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The Temple Studies Group Symposium IV: John W. Welch

Adam in the New Testament: Echoes of Eden and the Temple — John W. Welch Verbal Echoes of Genesis 1-3 in the New Testament —Ordinary words; distinctive words; quoted words; Temple-related words.  There are many words in the Greek New Testament that seem to have been deliberately given preference (over other alternatives) to emphasize a […]

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The Temple Studies Group Symposium IV: Margaret Barker

Adam the High Priest in the Paradise Temple — Margaret Barker Adam and Eden are the beginning and the end of the Bible. An overly literal reading of the text can obscure profound insights. The Return to Eden was an important part of Christian teaching. See Cyril of Jerusalem, First Lecture on the Mysteries, 1. […]

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Next Temple Studies Group Symposium

Temple Studies Group Symposium IV: The Paradisiac Temple. From First Adam to Last The fourth Temple Studies Group Symposium will be on Saturday 6 November 2010, 10am-4pm at the Temple Church, London. Please note that Saturday access to the Temple Church is only via the Tudor Street entrance. Confirmed speakers: Professor Robert Hayward, Durham University; […]

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Temple Studies Group Symposium Papers Available!

You may now access online a number of the papers presented at the recent Temple Studies Group Symposium III held in London on October 31, 2009.  They have been just recently posted at the group’s website http://www.templestudiesgroup.com/Symposia.htm.  The theme for this symposium was “The Holy Anointing Oil”.  Despite the limited scope of the theme, the papers […]

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The Temple Studies Group Symposium III: Laurence P. Hemming

Laurence Hemming is one of the co-founders of the Temple Studies Group. He is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Lancaster and a Fellow, tutor in Philosophy and Liturgy, and member of the Advisory Board, of St. Bede’s Hall, an independent Catholic College in Oxford.  He […]

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