The Hidden Tradition of the Kingdom of God
By (author) Margaret Barker
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Hidden Tradition of the Kingdom of God by Margaret Barker
Book DescriptionBased on four lectures she is currently given, this book is in the tradition of Margaret Barker's "Temple Theology" (sold 2202) - smaller and more accessible than her series of mighty tomes. Subjects covered include the Jerusalem temple, the Enoch traditions (the role of theosis - the human becoming divine - which is central to Orthodox theology, the original meaning of the Son of God and the role of Knowledge/wisdom in all this); the High Priesthood (including Melchizedek, and Jesus as Melchizedek in "Hebrews", as the resurrected priest, the bringer of the Kingdom, as in the "Dead Sea Scrolls"); the "Revelation" - the coming of the Kingdom and how these pre-Christian visions inspired Jesus' own preaching of the Kingdom. Lastly, there is a chapter on what the Church did with the idea of the Kingdom and what it means now, including environmental significance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780281058464
(216mm x 138mm x 9mm)
Imprint: SPCK Publishing
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Margaret Barker
Unconquered Land' and Other Old Testament Essays, Hardback (April 2013)
This final book published in the series collects together for the first time in English translation a selection of essays on central themes and texts in Old Testament criticism and exegesis by Rudolf Smend, one of the world's most eminent senior scholars in the field.
Mother of the Lord, Hardback (September 2012)
Margaret Barker traces the veneration of the Mother of the Lord back to the Old Testament and a female deity in the first Jewish temple.
Creation, Paperback (November 2009)
Contributes a characteristically Christian voice to contemporary theological debates on the environment. This book deals with such arguments as, 'But the New Testament says nothing about this', and establishes the general principles of a Christian view of Creation.
Christmas, Paperback (October 2008)» View all books by Margaret Barker
Explores the nature of the Christmas stories and the nature and use of Old Testament prophecy. Beginning with John's account, this book includes Luke and Matthew, the apocryphal gospels, and the traditions of the Coptic Church, to throw light upon wise men and their gifts, the character of Herod, and Matthew's use of prophecy.
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Author Biography - Margaret Barker
Margaret Barker is a well-known and high-selling author and former president of the Society for Old Testament study. She is a member of the ecumenical Patriarch's Symposium on Religion, Science and the Environment and a Methodist Local Preacher.
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