Religion: No Hell, No Heathen

The venerable English Psalter will be revised. The findings of a committee appointed by the National Assembly in 1920, headed by Bishop Ryle, dean of Westminster, propose that some of the imprecatory Psalms be omitted entirely, and that 346 verses be deleted from other Psalms, either because of the unsatisfactory condition of the text from which translations must be made, or because of the "Hatefulness " of the spirit of the passage. The word "Hell " will be generally supplanted by "Death" or "Grave," "Peoples" will be changed to " People," and...

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