October 27 Encountering The Saint John's Bible
Program begins at 2:00 PM in Joslyn's Abbott Lecture Hall

A special four-part lecture series celebrating Word and Image: The St. John’s Bible. Presented by Creighton faculty, at Joslyn, on select Sun­days at 2 pm, Encountering the St. John’s Bible examines the composition and canonization of the Bible. Programs are free with regular Museum admission.

Visitors wishing to view Word and Image must obtain a ticket at the admissions desk for entrance to the exhibition (free for Joslyn members; $10 general public adults).

"Where Science Meets Scripture: The St. John’s Bible”
Presented by Dr. Sherri Brown and Dr. Gintaras Duda

The St. John’s Bible, a bible for the 21st century, incorporates many scientific ideas and images into illuminations in the text. Where some might argue that religion and science are incompatible, the St. John’s Bible rejects this notion and serves as a beautiful example of the fundamental compatibility of faith and reason. In this presentation a physicist and a biblical scholar will come together to present a selection of these illuminations to show that when science and scripture do meet in dialogue a deeper understanding of the fundamental questions of existence can emerge. The audience will be equipped with tools to see the St. John’s Bible exhibition in a new light.

is a biblical scholar who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theology at Creighton University. Her research interests focus biblical narrative, and the Gospel and Letters of John in particular, but she also devotes attention to the Letters of Paul and the Catholic Epistles. She has authored, co-authored, or co-edited five books and numerous articles. Her textbook on the Johannine Literature, co-authored with Francis J. Moloney, won the 2018 Catholic Press Association first place award for reference books.

GINTARAS DUDA is a professor and chair of the department of physics at Creighton University. Trained as a particle theorist, his primary disciplinary research interest is the problem of dark matter: composition, detection, and fundamental theories/origins. In addition to astro-particle physics/cosmology, he is also involved heavily in physics education research and is deeply interested in questions of science and religion. Gintaras has received numerous teaching awards, including a Creighton College of Arts and Sciences award for excellence in teaching in 2010, and the Creighton University Distinguished Educator in Teaching as Scholarship in 2014. He was named the 2013 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Outstanding Master’s Universities and Colleges National Professor of the Year.