The Saint John’s Bible is a work of art and a work of theology. A team of artists coordinated by Donald Jackson in Wales and a team of scholars in Central Minnesota have brought together the ancient techniques of calligraphy and illumination with an ecumenical Christian approach to the Bible rooted in Benedictine spirituality. The result is a living document and a monumental achievement
Berea College is privileged to be the permanent home to one of the 299 Heritage Editions of the St. John’s Bible. One volume of the Bible is on display in the lobby of the Hutchins library each day. The public is invited to come by and enjoy the words and the beauty of this incredible Bible. The entire Bible (7 volumes) will be housed in Hutchins Library in Special Collections and may be viewed by scheduling an appointment (schedule on the Explore page). We look forward to this treasure being used and enjoyed by professors, staff, students, and the wider community.
The Hutchins Library is temporarily closed to the public due to Covid-19.