Friday June 5, 2015

Saint John's Bible Events

In 2013, the University Libraries began efforts to raise $145,000 to purchase the Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible for the Marian Library collections and for use in special campus and community services. As we make progress toward our fundraising goal, we wish to share what this Bible means to the people of today. It is a most impressive story, for this Bible and its splendid artistry call upon not only faith, but science, art, nature and cultures to speak to all.

This October, during a special display of bibles from the Libraries’ collections, the executive director of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program at Saint John’s University, Jim Triggs, will be on campus to present two programs about the making of The Saint John’s Bible, its imagery, and its inspirational uses. Please join us.

Thursday, Oct. 15
Opening lecture: "Faith, Reason, and The Saint John's Bible." Triggs asks, “What do the Fibonacci sequence, mitochondrial DNA, fractals, chaos theory, digital voiceprints, harmonics, and Hubble images of deep space have in common?” 7 p.m., Roesch Library second floor; dessert reception follows.

Friday, Oct. 16
Brown-bag lunch program: “Seeing the Word” — 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Roesch Library’s first-floor Collab. Discussion of The Saint John's Bible illuminations and their connection to spirituality.

"God's Word Received: Bibles from UD Collections" will run Oct. 3 – Nov. 8 in the Roesch Library first-floor gallery.

— Jane Dunwoodie, assistant to the Dean, University Libraries

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