Manga Bible


RELIGIOUS UTTERANCES – art of faith introduces the reader to humanity’s historic relationship between art and faith. This daily series of articles examines the interlacing of art and faith from across the Anglican Communion. The title of the series, Religious Utterances, comes from systematic theologian Dr. Cecilia Gonzalez-Andrieu, whose work seeks “a recovery of humanity’s religious utterances through art.”


Seventeen in a series:

The Manga Bible

Theme: Anime

No series on religious utterances throughout the centuries of human development would be complete without the addition of the anime interpretation of the Old and New Testaments, as told through the images of graphic novelist Siku.

A previous blog in this column appeared here.

Julia Evans has written an educational resource for youth groups and schools that progresses over 8 weeks. It is available here.

Ajinbayo Akinsiku, the concept artist and graphic designer for the project, is in seminary in London with the goal of ordination as an Anglican priest. He is quoted as saying, “Christ is a hard guy, seeking revolution and revolt, a tough guy.” (New York Times, “The Bible as Graphic Novel” by Neela Banerjee, 2/10/08, A14)

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Source: The Manga Bible website

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