Other Religions

  1. “An Inscribed Chinese Gold Plate in its Context: Glimpses of the Sacred Center.” David B. Honey and Michael Lyon. DAS 19-66.

  2. John M. Lundquist, “Fundamentals of Temple Ideology from Eastern Traditions.” In Revelation, Reason, and Faith: Essays in Honor of Truman C. Madsen, ed. Donald W. Parry, Daniel C. Peterson and Stephen D. Ricks (Provo, UT: FARMS, 2002): 651-701.

  3. Marcus von Wellnitz, “The Catholic Liturgy and the Mormon Temple.” BYUS 21:1 (1981): 3-35.

    • A fascinating paper tracing the seeming remnant of early Christian temple ordinances into the ordinances of today’s Catholic church.
    • Direct PDF download (15 Mb) from BYU Studies, with pictures. (This is easier to read and download than the link above.
  4. Matthew J. Grey. “Becoming as a Little Child: Elements of Ritual Rebirth in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity.”  Studia Antiqua: The Journal of the Student Society for Ancient Studies Vol. 1 Num. 1, Fall 2001. 63-85. Available soon from their website.

    • Discusses washing, anointing, clothing, and naming as early Christian and Jewish rituals of rebirth
  5. John Tvedtnes. “Early Jewish and Christian Practices Related to the Temple.”  FAIR presentation

  6. William Hamblin, “Temple Motifs in Jewish Mysticism.” TAW: 440-476.

    • Examines the theme in early Jewish literature of ascending into heaven, bypassing the gatekeepers/sentinels, and entering God’s presence.
    • Gospelink (subscription required).
  7. Gaye Strathearn and Brian Hauglid, “The Great Mosque and its Ka’ba as an Islamic Temple Complex in Light of Lundquist’s Typology of Ancient Near Eastern Temples.” TTE:275-302.

  8. David B. Honey and Michael Lyon, “An Inscribed Chinese Gold Plate in its Context: Glimpses of the Sacred Center.” DAS 19-66.

  9. GeorgeMacRae, “The Temple as a House of Revelation in the Nag Hammadi Texts.”  FARMS transcript

  10. Stephen D. Ricks, “Temples through the Ages.”  EM:??

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