Father Michael Patella on the Birth of the St John’s Bible

In a talk titled “Word and Image in The Saint John’s Bible,” Father Michael Patella discusses how The Saint John’s Bible—the first handwritten and hand-illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine abbey since the invention of the printing press—can be read, viewed, and interpreted in a way that respects biblical inspiration and Christian tradition in our postmodern context. Father Patella, a professor of New Testament at the School of Theology Seminary of Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, also served as chair of the Committee on Illumination and Text for The Saint John’s Bible. Father Patella considers this Bible in the context of the great Christian tradition of illuminated Bibles across the ages and also the fascinating ways The Saint John’s Bible reflects third-millennium concerns. He spoke at Pepperdine University Libraries on Thursday, March 7, 2013.

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