Religion: Gospel According to Knox

Monsignor Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, 56, of Oxford, England, is a melancholy-looking wit who likes to do two things: walk and write. He writes about everything from morals to murders. His latest book, The New Testament in English (Sheed & Ward; $3), a translation from St. Jerome's 4th-Century Latin Vulgate, is for English-speaking Roman Catholics the first fresh translation of the New Testament from the Latin since the standard Douay version was published at Reims in 1582.

The Knox Testament was published in England last summer, has sold 10,000 copies. Father Joseph L. Lilly of the Catholic Biblical Association of America warmly welcomed...

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