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A Passion Play

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0912
This script, written by Robert E. Temple, details the last weeks of Jesus Christ's life. It may be related to Temple's Smoky Mountains Passion Play and includes strikeouts and notes documenting changes to the text.

Dates

  • undated

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This script, written by Robert E. Temple, details the last weeks of Jesus Christ's life. It may be related to Temple's Smoky Mountains Passion Play and includes strikeouts and notes documenting changes to the text.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Edward Temple was born to Robert Loomis and Lillie M. (Schilo) Temple on March 6, 1934. He earned his Divinity Degree from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and served as Pastor in several Presbyterian churches in Pennsylvania and Ohio before moving to Townsend, Tennessee with his family in 1970. In 1971, Temple and several business and civic leaders founded the Smoky Mountain Passion Play, which depicted Jesus Christ's last week of life. It ran from 1973 to 1992, during which time over half a million people attended a performance. Robert Temple died on August 29, 2007 in Maryville, Tennessee.

Temple married Nancy McCartney in about 1955 and the couple had six children.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480