This spring George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, presents Spring Into Illumination: Seeing the Word Through the Saint John's Bible. This event includes guest lectures, faculty presentations, and weekly "Turning of the Page" sessions.
The first lecture is Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. The speaker is Eric Hollas, OSB, senior associate for Arts and Cultural Affairs at Saint John's University.
The Saint John's Bible was commissioned by Saint John's Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minnesota. Through their commission, Donald Jackson produced the first hand-written and hand-illuminated Bible in five hundred years.
The "Turning of the Page" sessions feature pages of Vol. 6, The Gospels and Acts, of the Heritage Edition of the Saint John's Bible. During each session, Paul Anderson will discuss the text and artwork on display the following week.
Here Eric Hollas discusses the meaning of the Saint John's Bible for the monastic community of Saint John's Abbey, and Donald Jackson prepares the vellum, ink, and quills, and reflects on the connection between the artist and the viewer:
Mount Angel Abbey Library also holds reproductions of the seven volumes of the Saint John's Bible that are available for checkout.