Religion: Revision Blessed

Clergymen last week explored their fresh copies of the new Revised Standard Version of the New Testament (TIME, Feb.11), in general like it.

¶ Said New York's Methodist Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam: "It will be widely read and will re-emphasize the place of the Bible in everyday life."

¶ Episcopal Bishop William T. Manning agreed, with reservations, maintained that the Revised Standard will "not displace the King James Version ... in churches."

¶ Dr. John S. Bonnell of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church found "many helpful changes where the meaning of the text is ambiguous or obscure," but feared that...

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