LIFE AS MYTH

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JOURNAL 2010

2010

A vision quest

Finding a guiding light

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WINTER 2010

Incarnating the word

Index 2010

The beatitudes

The book of hours

Les Tres Riches Heures

Les Belles Heures

The commissions of Jean France, Duc de Berry

The Book of Kells

The four evangelists

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The Incarnation Initial

Incarnating the word

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WINTER 2010
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THE FOUR EVANGELISTS

The four evangelists in symbolic form. The Book of Kells. Trinity College, Dublin. ca. 800 AD.

The Book of Kells features a plate depicting the four evangelists in their traditionally symbolic forms: Matthew [human/angel], Mark [lion], Luke [ox] and John [eagle]. There are several biblical sources for these symbols, including Ezekiel 1:1-14, Ezekiel 10:1-22, Daniel 7:1-8 and Revelation 4:7-8.

Around the throne, and on each side of the throne, are four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind: 4:7 the first living creature like a LION, the second living creature like an OX, the third living creature with a face like a HUMAN face, and the fourth living creature like a flying EAGLE. 4:8 And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and inside.
Revelation 4:7-8

 

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