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Barker has developed an approach to Biblical Studies now known
Margaret Barker read
theology at the University of Cambridge, England, and went on to
pursue her research independently. She was elected President
Society for Old Testament Study
in 1998, and edited the Society’s second Monograph
Series, published by
Ashgate. She has so far written 16
books, which form a sequence, later volumes building on her
Since 1997, she has been part of the symposium Religion, Science and the Environment, convened by His All Holiness Bartholomew I, the Ecumenical Patriarch. This work has led her to develop the practical implications of temple theology as the basis for a Christian environment theology.
In July 2008 Margaret Barker was awarded a DD by the Archbishop of Canterbury ‘in recognition of her work on the Jerusalem Temple and the origins of Christian Liturgy, which has made a significantly new contribution to our understanding of the New Testament and opened up important fields for research.’
Margaret Barker is a mother and grandmother, a Methodist Preacher and was involved for over 30 years with the work of a Women’s Refuge.
Margaret Barker DD has no connection with website Temple Illuminatus.
Margaret Barker's latest book King of the Jews will be published in April 2014.
Temple Studies Group Summer School: The TSG held one-week Summer Schools at Borrowash near Derby in August 2011 and August 2013 which were a great success. Further details and the schedule for the week are available here: flyer and schedule.
Margaret Barker delivered the Fr Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture at St Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary, New York on 29 January 2012 ‘Our Great High Priest. The Church as the New Temple'.
Margaret Barker's book The Mother of the Lord, vol 1 The Lady in the Temple, was published by T&T Clark in September 2012.
Margaret Barker [and others] have established a Temple Studies Group to convene symposia on Temple themes. The Temple Studies Group website has further information
(c) Margaret Barker 2006.