Religion: New Testament Improved

One of the two most popular modern English versions of the New Testament was issued 20 years ago by Professor Edgar Johnson Goodspeed of the University of Chicago.* Although some 500,000 copies have been sold, this is a drop-in-the-bucket figure compared to the sales of the 300-year-old King James version.

To catch some of these readers, Goodspeed last week issued The Goodspeed Parallel New Testament (University of Chicago Press; $2), in which his version and the King James are printed in parallel columns.

Says Goodspeed: "What the modern reader most wants of the New Testament...

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