Duke Initiatives for Theology and the Arts (DITA) will hold a panel discussion titled "Sacred Illuminations: The Saint John’s Bible and Duke’s Medieval Texts" with Fr. Michael Patella, O.S.B., Dorothy Verkerk, Ph.D., associate professor of art history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Jonathan Homrighausen, a current Ph.D. student in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at Duke University.
This panel is presented in conjunction with a lecture Patella will be giving at Duke Divinity School at 12:15p.m. on the same day.
A Benedictine monk of Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minn., Patella is a professor of New Testament and teaches in both the undergraduate theology department and the graduate School of Theology at Saint John's University, where he serves as seminary rector and the director of the graduate school’s Holy Land Studies Program.
Patella earned a license in Sacred Scripture from Rome’s Pontifical Biblical Institute and a doctorate in Sacred Scripture from the École biblique et archéologique française in Jerusalem. He has published on the topics including Luke, Mark, Paul, angels, and demons, art, and theology, as well as written for The Bible Today and Give Us This Day.
His most recent book, Word and Image: the Hermeneutics of The Saint John’s Bible, the fruit of his work as chair of the Committee on Illumination and Texts for The Saint John’s Bible, won the Catholic Press Association’s award in the biblical-academic category. Currently, he is writing the commentary on the Gospel of Luke for the next revision of the New Jerome Biblical Commentary.
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