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THE ARTIST AS PREACHER: SACRED ART AND THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
THE ARTIST AS PREACHER: SACRED ART AND THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
Date: Friday,December 08, 2017
Time: 07:30 PM

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.

 

About the Speaker

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.

 

Taking place in the Vanstone Lecture Hall, St. Jerome's University Academic Centre. Complimentary parking - accessible - refreshments served prior to the lecture.
 

Complimentary tickets, but please register for this event.

Find out more about the 2017-18 Lectures in Catholic Experience
 

Supported by Congregation of the Resurrection Ontario Kentucky Province

 

Celebrating A Year with The Saint John's Bible

 

Fr. Eric Hollas, OSB , will be giving a pre-concert talk as part of the Handel's Messiah Concert presented by the Grand Philharmonic Choir on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Order your tickets from the Centre in the Square Box Office.