We are so accustomed to hearing the Bible explicated from the pulpit that we overlook the profound insights that artists offer to us. This presentation will open with a brief overview of how calligraphers and illuminators in ancient and medieval Bibles communicated themes to readers of their times, and how illuminations in The Saint John’s Bible communicate and dialogue with contemporary readers.
Fr. ERIC HOLLAS, OSB
Fr. ERIC HOLLAS, OSB, is a Benedictine monk and priest of Saint John's Abbey in Collegeville, MN. He received his B.A. in history at Princeton University. Following seminary studies at Saint John's University (MN), he received the Ph.D. in medieval studies at Yale University. In 1980 Fr. Eric became a member of the faculty of Saint John's University (MN), and from 1993-2002 he served as the Executive Director of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library at Saint John’s. He currently serves as Deputy to the President for Advancement at Saint John's University.
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