David Van Biema is an author at Religion News Service.
The Green family’s other collection
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Can the greatest religious painter of the 20th century make a comeback?
NY artist Archie Rand takes on Torah’s 613 commandments
How readers ‘solved’ the mystery of the prayer wheel
A medieval prayer wheel surfaces, but how it was used is anyone’s guess
No dice required: A medieval prayer wheel surfaces, but how it was used is anyone’s guess
Citing lack of funding, New York’s Museum of Biblical Art to close
David Trobisch lends Green family’s Bible Museum a scholarly edge
Hobby Lobby’s Green family postpones launch of public school Bible curriculum
Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green launches a new project: a public school Bible curriculum
‘Crown jewel’ of American printing fetches $14.2 million in record auction
En route to Sotheby’s, Bay Psalm Book traces nation’s seesaw religious history
Mother Teresa as a psalm
(RNS) On September 5, 1997, the world mourned when Mother Teresa, whose work with the poorest of the poor made her a global icon, died of a heart ailment at age 87. Five years later, the world did a double take, when a volume of Teresa's private letters revealed that the tireless, smiling nun spent the last 39 years of her life in internal agony. By David Van Biema.
Museum of Biblical Art raises its profile amid array of challenges
NEW YORK (RNS) The tiny yet sophisticated Museum of Biblical Art is losing its director, much of its financial lifeline within three years and could lose its home near Lincoln Center. That triple whammy complicates the trustees' task of preserving a vision that didn't exist 20 years ago, but that now seems indispensable. By David Van Biema.