Despite the decline of religious practice, the appetite of English people for new versions of Scripture is paradoxically, greater than ever. Educated people are still expected to have some acquaintance with the Bible even though religious convictions are no longer demanded. One does not need to be either a Christian or a scholar to recognize the Bible as great literature. With the growth of literacy greater numbers are able to enjoy the Bible’s unique appeal. No other religious writing however exalted can compete with the inspired text.
We welcome a Catholic edition of the Revised Standard Version, not only because it will lead more of our people to read the Bible, but also because of its ecumenical value. May all who read it grow in the knowledge and love of God’s own word.
John Cardinal Heenan Archbishop of Westminster December 1965
Prepared by the Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain. Published by Thomas Nelson & Sons for the Catholic Truth Society of London in 1966. Soft cover bound, this First Edition in this format is in Good condtion covered in plastic and without a dust jacket. The size of the book is 195x131x32mm.
xii plus 1017 incl Notes; ii plus 259pp incl Notes. The covers are worn and have been strengthened inside but the book appears unread. Double columns. Possible extra postage.