Temple Themes in Christian Worship Paperback

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Temple Themes in Christian Worship

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For a long time scholarship has been seeking the origins of Christian worship in the synagogue. In this new major book, Margaret Barker traces the roots of Christian worship back to the Jewish temple. By proposing a temple setting, a great deal more can be explained, and the existing rather limited resources can be more fruitfully used. Working with primary sources in translation, it is possible to reconstruct something of the early Christian world view, which shows the Church as the conscious continuation of the temple worship.Fundamental practices such as baptism and the Eucharist had Temple Roots, and familiar words in the liturgy of the church such as Maranatha and Hallelujah derived from the ancient belief that the Lord appeared in the Temple. Jesus was the God of Israel manifested as a the Great High Priest, and the Christians were his new angel priesthood, singing the angelic liturgy to restore and renew the earth.The chapters in this book cover baptism, in theology and practice, the Eucharist, with special emphasis on the symbolism of the elements, the significance of music and hymns, festivals and pilgrimage, use of the Scriptures, both what the early Christians used and how they read them, prayers, including the Lord's prayer, and the shape of church buildings.

Temple Themes in Christian Worship by Margaret Barker was published by Continuum in January 2008 and is our 60979th best seller. The ISBN for Temple Themes in Christian Worship is 9780567032768.

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Page last updated 13th January 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherContinuum (January 2008)
Number of Pages304
Thickness16 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1117257
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