March 20, 2018

Press Release

Museum of the Bible to Host One-Time Event: ‘The Lindisfarne Gospels: Godspel Goes West’ Featuring Leading Expert Professor Michelle P. Brown

Illustrated Lecture to Explore the Lindisfarne Gospels:

One of the Greatest Achievements of British Medieval Art 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Museum of the Bible will present “The Lindisfarne Gospels: Godspel Goes West,” at Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

As part of the one-time event, leading expert Professor Michelle P. Brown will explore how this beautifully illuminated manuscript preserves the earliest surviving English translation of the Gospels. Made on Holy Island off the Northeast coast of Britain 1,300 years ago, The Lindisfarne Gospels also preserve the best early version of St. Jerome's Latin Vulgate edition.

The lecture will examine the manuscript’s beginnings as the work of a hermit bishop seeking to celebrate Creation and different Christian traditions working in harmony. Attendees will be shown the fascinating influence of Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Roman, Byzantine and Near Eastern art during this formative age in Christian culture.

“The Lindisfarne Gospels: Godspel Goes West” is open to all audiences and knowledge levels, from history experts to those curious to explore the history of the Gospels.

WHAT: “The Lindisfarne Gospels: Godspel Goes West” One-Time Event

WHERE: Museum of the Bible, 400 4th Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20024

WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Museum of the Bible

TICKETS: Tickets are $5 for general admission and free for members and to students with a valid ID. Tickets for this event are available here.

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About Museum of the Bible

Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the Bible. Making its grand opening to the public in November 2017, Museum of the Bible’s 430,000-square-foot building is located just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Museum of the Bible aims to be among the most technologically advanced and engaging museums in the world. With over 1 billion impressions, Museum of the Bible is the highest profile museum in the country and holds the largest assembly of biblical artifacts and texts in the world.

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