The Lindisfarne Gospels: A gift from the Middle Ages

Posted by Siobhan O'Neill Meluso
Monday 07, October 2013 | Category:   Scripture,Church History
has far exceeded the 80,000 visitors
organizers expected.

Over the summer months the Lindisfarne Gospels returned home to Durham in north-east England as the centerpiece of an exhibition held in Durham University’s Palace Green Library. This 1,300-year old manuscript, a copy of the four gospels of the New Testament produced around 715 honor of Saint Cuthbert is, “commonly regarded as one of the greatest achievements of British medieval art.”

According to the BBC Religion and Ehtics article "Lindisfarne Gospels: Why is this book so special?"  Bishop Eadfrith is said to have copied and decorated the Gospels on his own.  The manuscript “contains the oldest surviving English version of the Gospels and escaped Viking raids and turmoil - required time, dedication, and the invention of new tools and materials." Read the full article above and view the exhibit link here.

Did any of our followers see this exhibit in Durham? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

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