THE BIBLE: FROM LATE ANTIQUITY TO THE RENAISSANCE Writing and Images from the Vatican Library
The Bible has inspired scholarly and artistic achievements all over the world since Late Antiquity. The largest and most diverse collection of Bibles, in both their calligraphic and illuminative expression, is archived at the Vatican Library.
Given unprecedented access to this archive, major international scholars lead the reader through the Bible's development from Late Antiquity to the Renaissance era. The editors have aimed to show the ways in which the Bible assumed the form of book over time, and the reflections this has had on the history of the culture of humanity.
Lavishly illustrated with dozens of full-color, full-page images.
Lectio Divina, the reflective reading of scripture, has been a staple of monastic life from the earliest centuries, but it can offer real spiritual enrichment to all people. This edition (using the New Revised Standard Version) is ideal for the purpose, offering sidebar notes and commentary throughout to help & guide you through the four steps of Lectio Divina: Read, Reflect, Pray and Act.
Lectio Divina is simple enough to be done anyplace where there is some quiet or peace, and at any time of day when you can find a few minutes; it can last for as long or as short as you wish to make it. Read the Bible more prayerfully and more completely, and carry on an intimate dialogue with God. 1,941 pages, approximately 6 1/8" x 8 1/2"; Deluxe Edition has gilt page edges, bonded leather cover and ribbon page markers.