Painting Luke

A series of Bible Studies exploring Luke's gospel through art


Thursdays 21 January - 11 March
Location: Zoom
12.45pm - 1.30pm

In the course of Hilary Term, we will be exploring Luke's gospel through the resources provided by the Visual Commentary on Scripture. Christian tradition suggests that Luke the Evangelist was the first icon-writer. He is said to have painted images of the Virgin and child. His gospel stories have inspired generations of artists. Each passage below has a link to different elements of the Visual Commentary on Scripture. Each exhibition consists of three images, the relevant passage from Luke, and a theological reflection. In our sessions, we shall draw on these resources and explore the way in which a variety of different artists have drawn inspiration from Luke's narrative.

You will be able to join us via Zoom for these Bible Studies. Please email for further information. You will be sent joining instructions on the day.

21 January     Luke 1:26–38 The Annunciation

28 January     Luke 2:8–20 The Adoration of the Shepherds 

4 February     Luke 8:4–15 The Parable of the Sower 

11 February   Luke 10:29–37 The Good Samaritan 

18 February   Luke 10:38–42 Jesus Visits Martha and Mary    

25 February   Luke 19:29–40 Christ’s Triumphal Entry   

4 March          Luke 23:34 The Casting of Lots 

11 March        Luke 24:13–35 The Road to Emmaus