The Art of The Saint John's Bible: The Complete Reader's Guide

The Art of The Saint John's Bible: The Complete Reader's Guide

by Susan Sink


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From the time that pages of The Saint John's Bible began touring in major exhibitions nearly a decade ago, people have been moved, captivated, and inspired by this stunning work of modern sacred art. But they often have questions about the illuminations that are scattered throughout the Bible, especially as they first become familiar with it. Why was a certain Scripture passage chosen for illumination rather than another? What materials and source imagery are behind the illuminations? The Art of The Saint John's Bible provides answers to these important questions and many others.

Initially published in a series of three volumes, each book has now been revised by the author and included together in this helpful single volume. SinceThe Saint John's Bible is now complete, Susan Sink makes connections between recurring images and motifs throughout the work and reflects on the images with a view to the whole. Her book promises to intensify and expand the experience of all who come in contact with The Saint John's Bible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814691939
Publisher: Liturgical Press, The
Publication date: 09/16/2013
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 1,163,778
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Susan Sink is a poet and writer who lives in St. Joseph, Minnesota. She is an oblate of Saint John's Abbey. She is the author of a book of poems, The Way of All the Earth (2003), and all three volumes of The Art of The Saint John's Bible (Liturgical Press).

Table of Contents

Illuminations vi

Preface xi

Introduction xiii

Pentateuch 1

Historical Books 30

Wisdom Books 98

Psalms 145

Prophets 157

Gospels and Acts 208

Letters and Revelation 284

Bibliography 331


Timeline of The Saint John's Bible Project 335

Index of Visual Elements 339

Index of Text Treatments 343

Index of Artists 363

Committee on Illumination and Text 374

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