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TQQ: Holy People and Holy Place: Jesus and the Jerusalem Temple
- Course Dates: Tue 27 February 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The thought that Jesus set out to found a church is controversial, but it may well be that the beginnings of such a thought are to be found in the idea of a human temple rather than one built with stone.
That requires us to reconstruct Jesus’ view of the Jerusalem Temple: was he accepting and affirming, or was he critically inclined towards some kind of replacement? Maybe the ‘cleansing’ of the Temple was the most arresting thing he ever did.
There are not many sayings in the Gospels about the Temple, but those we have do enable us to come to a provisional conclusion. At the same time, we are able to worm our way into an understanding of what it meant to belong to the group of followers of Jesus, almost certainly committed, as Israel was, to activation of the principle of holiness.