On Earth as it is in Heaven an exhibition of words and images on the meaning of Linen in the Bible which will be launched at Christ Church Cathedral on 6th May and will continue until 31 May.
ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN uses images from ancient Egypt and medieval Christian manuscripts as well as striking pieces of contemporary art. It features specially commissioned photographs of early Christian icons, including a famous Serbian fresco and a 1,500-year-old mosaic from Saint Catherineâs monastery on Mount Sinai. With the help of short texts translated from Hebrew, Greek and Latin, the exhibition sets out one of the most important chapters in manâs spiritual story.
Margaret Barker is an internationally acclaimed authority on the Jerusalem Temple. A Methodist preacher, she is a past president of the Society for Old Testament Studies and the author of 16 books. In 2008 she was awarded a doctorate in divinity by Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Bruce Clark is online religion editor of the Economist, and he has worked as a foreign correspondent in France, Greece, Russia and the United States. He grew up in the north of Ireland in the 300-year-old linen-making community of Upperlands. The Temple Studies Group is an international initiative which promotes study and discussion of the Temple in Jerusalem. Its founders believe the world view, traditions and customs of the Temple were formative influences in the development of Christianity. www.templestudiesgroup.com.