THE-444:Temple Theology

THE-444:Temple Theology

VIDEO OVERVIEW
COURSE DESCRIPTION

“Temple Theology” is an emerging and increasingly recognized are of theological study, reflection and publication. This course offers a comprehensive overview of “Temple Theology” from a Christian perspective, with emphasis placed on the work of British scholar Dr. Margaret Barker.

“Temple Theology” covers:

– cosmic architecture (the temple as a symbolic representation of cosmic reality)

– the actual architecture of the biblical Temple (Temple of Solomon and Second Temple)

– the meaning of the Temple rituals with implications on the development of the Christian liturgy

– the microcosmic and anthropological implications of Temple Theology

1 US Credit

1.7 ECTS

Certificate

COURSE OBJECTIVES / LEARNING OUTCOMES

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand worship forms before First Temple worship
  2. Understand the architecture and rituals of the First Temple
  3. Relate the concepts of sin, atonement and ritual
  4. Discuss Temple Theology and Temple Mysticism
  5. Identify Temple themes in the Old Testament
  6. Identify Temple themes in the New Testament
  7. Identity contributions and issues related to the scholarship of Margaret Barker
COURSE MATERIAL

Required Readings and Resources:

See course periods for assigned readings

 

 


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