Temple Themes in Christian Worship
For a long time, scholarship has been seeking the origins of Christian worship in the synagogue. This book traces the roots of Christian worship back to the Jewish temple. It covers baptism, in theology and practice, the Eucharist, with emphasis on the symbolism of the elements, the significance of music and hymns, and festivals and pilgrimage.
Margaret Barker is a former President of the Society for Old Testament Study, and author of numerous works, including The Older Testament, The Lost Prophet, The Gate of Heaven, The Great Angel.