Gift Brings ‘The Saint John’s Bible’ to Campus for Second Year

St John's Bible

A lead gift of $20,000 from Larry and Sharon Heitz of Scottsdale, Ariz., has launched the funding and return of the Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible to campus this fall. The work is an exact replication of the original in Minnesota – the first major illuminated, hand-calligraphed Bible in more than 500 years – and is designed to last for a millennium.

Last year, Christian studies professor Paul Anderson organized a lecture series and special viewings of the Bible, while also publishing a 10-essay series about it in The Huffington Post. The second year with the Bible will feature Volume 1, Pentateuch, and a number of events will be organized to commemorate its return to campus as part of the university’s 125th anniversary celebration.