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To make his dwelling place here’. Bede gives the brethren a condensed tour of Solomon’s Temple in the course of the second dedication homily, ‘so that the marvellous workmanship that went into the construction of the Lord’s earthly house might delight you and so that these details, spiritually understood, might arouse our minds to more ardent love of the heavenly dwelling place. Therefore, my brothers, let us love whole-heartedly the beauty of the eternal house we have from God in the heaven and let us seek..
E. 3). The historical function of the Temple’s structure in delineating areas accessible only to certain categories of people has been quite overturned to reveal spiritual truths about the nature of the universal Church. 4; 1 P 2:9). DE TEMPLO AND THE ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY There is here no debate over the dating of Easter, the nature of Petrine authority or the rites of baptism and consecration; there is no discussion of synods and councils, the creation of dioceses or the rules of abbatial succession.
17 in the story of the miraculous survival through successive fires of a church buttress which Aidan had leaned against as he died; eventually the buttress was set up not as a physical support to the rebuilt structure, but as a memorial inside the church where it effected miraculous cures. 7), at first sight may seem to question Aidan’s credentials as a pillar of the Church. But De templo is here condemning those motivated by laziness or arrogance. Immediately after the story of the church buttress which was Aidan’s memorial, Bede, while censuring Aidan’s rustic ignorance regarding the Easter dating, entirely exoner” Olsen 1982,525-26 of 1 Co 3:11-16.
Bede: On the Temple by SEAN CONNOLLY