Our most frequent expression of faith employs words. In contrast, in the Middle Ages, most people’s knowledge of Scripture was oral and visual rather than written. In Celtic Christianity the creative arts stood at the centre of church activity, not at its margins. Art was an act of worship.
Gospel books such as the Book of Kells were expressive an evangelical tradition that used the physical appearance of the gospels as a tool of conversion. Their appearance was sumptious.
What is this book? What does it contain that makes it so fascinating to people? We will explore this visually rich manuscript and reveal its spiritual value for today.
Led by Thomas Power