We recommend reading the following, to become familiar with the basics of Temple Studies as it has been developed by Dr. Barker, as laid out in her book Temple Theology: An Introduction (London: SPCK, 2004).  We recommend these three readily-available articles introducing Latter-day Saints to Dr. Barker’s work and its relevance in LDS theology:

Important books relevant to the Temple, Temple Studies, and the “Mormonism and the Temple: Examining an Ancient Religious Tradition” conference.

  • The House of the Lord, James E. Talmage (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1912). Now published by Deseret Book Company.
  • The Temple: Meeting Place of Heaven and Earth, John M. Lundquist (London and New York: Thames & Hudson, 2012).
  • Solomon’s Temple: Myth and History, William J. Hamblin and David Rolph Seely (London and New York: Thames & Hudson, 2007)

A list of articles published over the years in BYU Studies which are relevant to the temple is also available.