Religion: Brighter Bibles

Had they lived long enough Edgar Saltus could have typed Imperial Purple on a purple machine and Nathaniel Hawthorne could have related the woes of Hester Prynne with a scarlet fountain pen. To pens, typewriters and kitchen sinks as well as to roadsters, vanity boxes and magazine covers, has come Color.

Lately, the Rt. Rev. Cyril Forster Garbett, Bishop of Southwark, England, caught the colorful spirit of the age and pleaded for brighter Bibles. Said he:

"Except in expensive editions I hardly ever see a Bible which is made outwardly attractive. Why is it...

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