This edition of the New Testament is small enough (and sturdy enough) to hold up even when it's tucked into a crowded pocket or purse! As such, it's perfect to carry with you for those moments in line or in waiting rooms when you can take some time for a moment's consolation from the Word of God. A reprint of the reliable Confraternity edition published in 1941, the type in this pocket-size volume is large enough to read with ease. The cover has the words: "The New Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" and a simple cross, in gold. This edition has a stiff glossy cover and also features a convenient black ribbon placemarker.
This excellent revision of the Rheims-Douay Version of the Scriptures made in 1750 by Bishop Chailoner, Vicar of Apostolic of the London District, is an admirable accomplishment. This work had become in many respects obsolete and unintelligible in its archaic expressions. A new revision meant an analytical, critical and literary work of such magnitude that to attempt it seemed not only a risk but almost a dream. The revision of the New Testament is now a happy reality, and has won the applause of the most competent scholars. Study for the revision continued over more than five years, under the direction of about thirty Biblical scholars from among the clergy, generously assisted by the active menbers of the Catholic Biblical Association of America. The names of these scholars have very appropriately been listed on the last page of the new volume of the New Testament as a tribute of undying gratitude...
Excerpt from the address to the Seventh National Congress of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Philadelphia, November 16, 1941, reproduced here with the approval of His Excellency the Apostolic Delegate
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