Religion: Let There Be Light

Roman Catholics and Protestants cannot even agree on the Bible. Their deep difference of view was highlighted again this month with the publication of two new editions, one Catholic, one Protestant.

The Catholic Biblical Association's new translation of the Book of Genesis (St. Anthony Guild Press; $1) is the first part of a new translation of the Bible. For Catholics, it is quite daring. It is the first Catholic Bible in English to be drawn directly from the original languages rather than from the official Catholic text, the Latin Vulgate completed by St. Jerome in the year 405, and the first to...

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