The connection between art, theology and religious practice is ancient and rich. Within the traditions of Christianity there have been moments in time when major contributions have been made. The St John’s Bible is one such contribution. Formed in the Benedictine tradition, it is the first fully hand scribed, hand illuminated Bible in 500 years. The quality of the result of this major project is of immense value and the contribution to culture and history is of real import for the 21st Century. This paper explores volume six, Gospels and Acts, of the fine art Heritage Edition.


St John's Bible, illuminated bible, Benedictine tradition, hermeneutics

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