Newman Research Centre for the Bible and its Reception

YOU ARE WARMLY INVITED TO ATTEND A PRESENTATION

On the

St John’s Bible, Heritage Edition

with Jim Triggs (St John’s University, Minnesota)

 Tuesday 17th May 2016

NEWMAN UNIVERSITY

Room: DW101

Elijah print 2 Kings 2:9 – 2:25: Artists: Donald Jackson, in collaboration with Aidan Hart

The Saint John’s Bible, the first handwritten illuminated Bible of its scale in over 500 years, is a Bible for the 21st century. Strands of DNA and magnified images of viruses under the microscope are woven into illuminations. Satellite photos of the Ganges Delta and photos from the Hubble telescope are used to depict creation. Images of contemporary ecological destruction find their place alongside period images from celestial charts and sculpted creatures that stood at the doors of ancient buildings in Babylon. The imagery, like the text, is alive and constantly rewards the modern day seeker.

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