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By Michael Patella

In Word and Image, Michael Patella explores the foundations, intentions, and goals of The Saint John's Bible - the 1st handwritten and hand-illuminated Bible commissioned by way of a Benedictine abbey because the invention of the printing press. Patella focuses no longer on the way it used to be made yet on the way it will be learn, considered, and interpreted in a manner that respects biblical proposal and Christian culture in our postmodern context. it's a ebook that's certain to attract lecturers, pastors, lecturers, and trained laypersons.

Patella considers this Bible within the context of the good Christian culture of illuminated Bibles around the a while and likewise the attention-grabbing methods The Saint John's Bible displays third-millennium issues. He seeks to re-ignite curiosity in sacred paintings by way of permitting The Saint John's Bible to educate its readers and audience tips on how to paintings with textual content and photograph. As an entire Scripture pupil, a very popular instructor, a monk of Saint John's Abbey, and the chair of the Committee on Illumination and textual content that supplied the imaginative and prescient to the artists who created it, Patella could be the just one who may possibly write this ebook with such perception, services, and love.

Michael Patella, OSB, SSD, is professor of recent testomony on the institution of Theology•Seminary of Saint John's college, Collegeville, the place he additionally serves as seminary rector. His books include Angels and Demons: A Christian Primer of the religious international (Liturgical Press, 2012), The Lord of the Cosmos: Mithras,Paul, and the Gospel of Mark (T&T Clark, 2006), and The Gospel in line with Luke of the hot Collegeville Bible observation Series(Liturgical Press, 2005). He has been a common contributor to The Bible at the present time and is a member of the Catholic Biblical organization. He served as chair of the Committee on Illumination and textual content for The Saint John's Bible.

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