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The Saint John's Bible at Marian University

Art of the Sacred Texts - Panel Discussion - February 5th, 2020

This event held at Marian University on Feb. 5th, 2020, was an informal panel discussion on the interfaith connections of sacred texts, art, and spirituality. Featuring local leaders of differing faith traditions in Indiana, hear about what texts and passages draw inspiration from their artistic and spiritual representation. This event is a part of the lecture series in connection to the Saint John’s Bible, currently on display at Marian University’s Hackelmeier Memorial Library.

Guest Panelists

  • Imam Ahmed Alamine - Indianapolis Muslim Community Association
  • Dr. Vimal Patel - India Association of Indianapolis
  • Rabbi Benjamin Sendrow - Congregation Shaarey Tefilla
  • KP Singh - Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis
  • Geshe Jinpa Sonam - Indiana Buddhist Center
  • Sr. Jeana Visel, OSB - St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology
  • Moderated by JT Noble, Associate Professor of Theology, Marian University–Indianapolis

Many thanks to the Indianapolis Center for Interfaith Cooperation as well as the Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund for their assistance in planning for this event.

The Artist as Preacher - November 5th, 2019

Fr. Eric Hollas, OSB, was instrumental in undertaking the formidable task crafting the vision and ultimately the implementation of the Saint John’s Bible project. Facilitating the Committee on Illumination and Text, he helped to foster the collaboration between the team of artists led by Donald Jackson and the scholars and theologians outlining the project’s direction. In this talk Fr. Eric shares his experiences with the creation of the Saint John's Bible and the role played by the artist.

Receiving a Ph.D in medieval studies from Yale University, Fr. Eric currently serves as as Deputy to the President for Advancement at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota.