Religion: King James's Successor?

"It has been a task involving many appallingly tricky decisions. But I hope we have produced a work which will be far more widely read by the younger generation who now regard the Bible, with its archaic phrases, as a stuffy and old-fashioned book."

With these words, Britain's eminent theologian, Congregationalist Charles H. Dodd, 76, announced last week the secret project that he has been directing for the past 13 years—The New English Bible. Its New Testament will be published on March 14, jointly by the Oxford and Cambridge University Presses, in a record (for Britain) first edition of half a...

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