A special edition of the Gospel of Luke
SBS has published a special edition of Luke’s Gospel featuring artworks by Iain Campbell, artist-in-residence at St. George’s Tron Church of Scotland in Glasgow.
Known professionally as I.D Campbell, he painted the spectacular Our Last Supper in 2015, which depicted homeless men in place of Jesus and his disciples in The Last Supper. The painting’s subjects were guests of Glasgow City Mission, a charity that works with vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Glasgow and has a close relationship with the congregation at St George’s Tron.
Now, Our Last Supper is being featured as the cover image of The Portrait Gospel, a special edition book of Luke’s Gospel. The book also contains 13 brand new black and white portraits of other guests of Glasgow City Mission.
Elaine Duncan, Chief Executive of SBS commented on this new publication:
One of the hallmarks of Luke’s gospel is that he mentions so many encounters Jesus had with folk who were regarded as on the edge or margins of their community. The collaboration between Iain Campbell, the church and Glasgow City Mission expresses something of Luke’s portrayal of Jesus.
The Scottish Bible Society have been privileged to be part of this creative and imaginative project in the heart of Scotland’s largest city. As you read the Portrait Gospel you will have a sense of encountering Jesus in urban Scotland. Elaine Duncan, Chief Executive of the Scottish Bible Society
Orders of the Portrait Gospel are now closed though copies may still be available to purchase at St George’s Tron Church of Scotland on Buchanan Street.