The Academy for Temple Studies announces the publication of Enoch and the Temple, an e-book with texts and videos that were presented in February 2013 at the Enoch and the Temple conference. It is available from Deseret Book e-books, Amazon kindle, and Barnes and Noble Nook.
- George W. E. Nickelsburg – The Temple According to 1 Enoch
- David J. Larsen – Enoch and the City of Zion: Can an Entire Community Ascend to Heaven
- Jeffrey M. Bradshaw – The LDS Story of Enoch as the Culminating Episode of a Temple Text
They are available to read online for a small fee, unless you are a subscriber to BYU Studies. A print version will also be available soon.
Dear Friends of Temple Studies,
We invite you to join us on February 7 at The Leonardo museum in Salt Lake City to take in the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit: Life and Faith in Ancient Times. Salt Lake is one of only ten cities in the U.S. to host the Scrolls before they return to Israel. For general information about this exhibition, see http://www.theleonardo.
We have arranged for a 1pm introductory lecture, followed by Q&A, with Risa Kohn, a prominent Scrolls scholar who is a main curator of the exhibit. At 2pm we will enter the exhibit itself, which generally requires about two hours to survey adequately. We have also arranged special pricing for our group: $15 per person (rather than the standard $24 price). In order to secure this price and a seat at the lecture, however, one will need to register by January 15 via the link below.
You are of course free to visit the exhibit without the lecture and on your own at the regular price on some other occasion; the exhibit will remain at the museum into April, though it is hard to anticipate the crowds toward the exhibits closing date in warm weather.
Temple Studies Academy Executive Committee
Margaret Barker’s paper from the 2013 “The Lady of the Temple” Conference has now been posted to the website. You may read it here.
The Academy for Temple Studies announces a major update of “A Temple Studies Bibliography,” now available at the Academy’s website. It features over 500 new entries, bringing the total to over 8,000. Hundreds of minor corrections and changes have also been made to existing entries. To view just the updates check the Bibliography tab for “Additions to this Update.”
A detailed schedule, including abstracts of the presentations, has been posted for the upcoming “The Lady of the Temple” Conference which will take place in Logan, Utah, on October 23, 2013. Click here to see the schedule and abstracts.
Don’t forget to register for the conference, as seating will be limited.
The conference that was held in Logan, Utah, on October 29, 2012, entitled “Mormonism and the Temple: Examining an Ancient Religious Tradition” has had its proceedings published in book form. This book has been available to conference attendees, and for ordering for several months. The proceedings are now also available for free in PDF format for download. Click here to download the proceedings book.
This book includes presentations from the following:
- Gary N. Anderson, Philip L. Barlow, and John W. Welch, “About This Publication”
- Philip L. Barlow, “Welcome and Opening Comments by Presenters”
- Margaret Barker, “Restoring Solomon’s Temple”
- Laurence Paul Hemming, “Chapel, Church, Temple, Cathedral: Lost Parallels in Mormon and Catholic Worship”
- Margaret Barker and Laurence Hemming, “Questions and Answers”
- John F. Hall, “Ancient Mediterranean Temple Ceremonies: Vestiges of the Rites of Enoch and Precursors to the Hebrew Temple Ceremonial”
- John W. Welch, “The Temple, the Sermon on the Mount, and the Gospel of Matthew”
- Daniel C. Peterson, “A Divine Mother in the Book of Mormon?”
- Danel W. Bachman, “A Temple Studies Bibliography”
- LeGrande Davies, “Temples–Bridges of Eternity”
- John L. Fowles, “The Temple, the Book of Revelation, and Joseph Smith”
- John W. Welch and Presenters, “Closing Comments”
The Academy for Temple Studies and the Utah State University Religious Studies program announce a conference we believe may be of interest to you, entitled “The Lady of the Temple: Examining the Divine Feminine in the Judeo-Christian Tradition.” It will be held on October 23, 2013, on the campus of Utah State University. We invite you to save the date.
The Academy for Temple Studies has added a new feature to its website. A tab entitled “Reviews” will provide a drop-down menu to three sections: 1) “Book Reviews,” and 2) “Article Abstracts.” This is in keeping with the Academy’s goal of providing useful information regarding the publication of materials about the Temple, and will be a valuable supplement to “A Temple Studies Bibliography.” Users may help build these collections by contributing reviews of books, articles and others items found in the bibliography. See details under the “Invitation” portion of “Reviews.”