Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Jewish-Catholic relations, Adam Gregerman, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Institute and Martha Easton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Art History will survey some of the stunning new approaches to biblical art in the illuminated contemporary Saint John’s Bible and compare them to traditional illuminations, focusing especially on images of Jews, women, and race.
WHERE: Campion Food Court, Doyle Banquet Hall North
WHEN: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 – 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Please mark your calendars and join us for this informative and engaging presentation.
A light lunch will be served. RSVP to: Christopher Dixon, firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations, Post Learning Commons & Drexel Library, Office of VP for Mission, the Art Department, Theology & Religious Studies and Alumni Relations.
Notice the two volumes of the visually
appealing St. John’s Bible on display there.
Each volume of this Heritage Edition is
displayed in its own beautiful wooden case, handcrafted by Eugene Sell, ’97. Check out the wall-mounted iPad loaded with additional images and descriptions of Bible pages.
See St. John’s Bible for more information on the background and creation of this beautiful work.
The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten and illuminated Bible to be commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey in the more than 500 years since the invention of the printing press. Pope Francis was present in September of 2015 when a special Apostles Edition of the Bible was gifted to the American people in a ceremony at the Library of Congress commemorating his historic visit to the United States.
Saint Joseph’s University is privileged to own a limited release seven volume fine art reproduction set of the Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition.
Pope Benedict XVI said of the Saint John’s Bible “… this is a work for eternity”
Stop by the Post Academic Center atrium on Thursday, March 17th between 11:00 A.M. and 12:30 P.M. (free period) to view books from this breathtaking masterpiece and register for the chance to win a framed print of nature artist, Chris Tomlin’s Milkweed and Butterfly pictured in the Gospel and Acts.
Drawing will take place during the Campus Coffee Hour with the Mission Week Committee in the PLC 2nd Floor Lounge on Friday, March 18th at 10:15 am.
Milkweed and Butterfly, Chris Tomlin,
Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible,
Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
In solidarity with all those across the country owning the Bible and participating, each day starting
Monday, September 21st and ending on Sunday,
September 27th, a different page of the Bible will be
displayed. For each page of the day, Saint John’s School of Theology has written a reflection incorporating the
artwork and spiritual message conveyed.
For more information see Illuminating the Message on the Saint John’s Bible website.