London Polyglot

One of the many delights in my role as the Executive Director for the CCCRH Foundation is to see with my eyes and touch with my hands (cf 1 John 1:1) an amazing variety of artefacts from the past. Some, like this leaf from the seventeenth-century London Polyglot Bible edited by Brian Walton, remind us… Continue reading London Polyglot

Islamic Manuscripts

Sura 34

The Foundation has recently acquired a number of Islamic manuscripts. These beautifully decorated texts are part of the Islamic Coins and Manuscripts collection and are available for exhibition in schools, mosques and other community settings. The image featured in this post is a tenth century Qur’an MS with Sura 34. Visit the Exhibitions page for… Continue reading Islamic Manuscripts

Travelling exhibitions

The Centre for Coins, Culture and Religious History has several curated sets of historical material that are available for loan to schools, churches and community groups. Exhibition sets that are currently available include the following, and more sets will be created over time: The coins of Ephesus 34 coins from the seventh century BCE to the… Continue reading Travelling exhibitions

Albert Schweitzer on the Road

Albert Schweitzer is not such a familiar name among younger people these days, but the students at Emmaus College at Jimboomba were enthralled by a recent CCCRH travelling exhibition that featured his amazing life and work. Schweitzer was born on 14 January 1875 and died—more than 90 years later—on 4 September 1965). Coming from the French-German… Continue reading Albert Schweitzer on the Road

Reformation @ Grafton

The CCCRH travelling exhibition developed to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Europe has now moved to Grafton. During Lent the materials will be on display at the Cathedral Bookshop, during opening hours: 9.30am–4.30pm, Tuesday–Friday. Grafton Cathedral Reformation Exhibition After the exhibition concludes at the end of Holy Week, it will then… Continue reading Reformation @ Grafton

Manuscripts in St Catherine’s Monastery Library, Mt Sinai

The remote monastery dedicated to St Catherine at the foot of Mt Sinai has recently made the news after an attack by gunmen affiliated with the Islamic State. It is valued by pilgrims and scholars for its religious heritage, and especially its rich library with more than 3,000 manuscripts, most famously the Codex Sinaiticus—the oldest… Continue reading Manuscripts in St Catherine’s Monastery Library, Mt Sinai