Protestants: Spreading the Word

If a spoken language can be reduced to type, the American Bible Society will do it. In association with other groups, the Society manages to publish Holy Writ in well over 600 tongues. By itself, it spreads the word in 299 languages and dialects. Its simple method is to devise, if need be, a phonetic version of spoken dialects, thus producing a useful tool for missionaries. For the Society's single-minded function is to supply enough forms of the Bible to make that book comprehensible to any human being anywhere.

In the Congo, a missionary can hand out excerpts from the...

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