(RNS) Painterly engagement with the central texts of Judaism almost doesn’t exist. Except for Archie Rand.
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(RNS) We asked readers how they would say, pray or meditate what we called the Liesborn Prayer Wheel, after the abbey for which the larger book was created. Dozens of readers responded.
NEW YORK (RNS) If much of life in the High Middle Ages seems foreign to us, the wheel — along with four others like it that have survived to the present — is a real riddle.
NEW YORK (RNS) MOBIA’s fate was not a total surprise: The Bible Society, once MOBIA’s sole funder, had been ramping down its support. But the closing nonetheless deeply rattled those who treasured MOBIA as one of the few museums that routinely acknowledged art’s religious context.
(RNS) Could the Green family’s Museum of the Bible be more open to dispassionate scholarship than previously assumed? The hiring of David Tobisch might suggest that.
(RNS) The nonprofit Museum of the Bible, has already poured millions of dollars into developing the courses and hoped to introduce the first textbook in Mustang, Okla., when classes begin later this summer.
(RNS) If successful, Steve Green would galvanize the movement to teach the Bible academically in public schools across the nation.
NEW YORK (RNS) One of the 11 surviving copies of the Bay Psalm Book, the first book (and the first book of Scripture) printed in English in America, was sold Tuesday night for the highest price ever recorded for a print book in open sale.