The Vulgate Bible : Douay-Rheims translation /

Corporate Author: Dumbarton Oaks.
Other Authors: Edgar, Swift, 1985-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010-
Series: Dumbarton Oaks medieval library ; 1.
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This edition of the Vulgate Bible, traditionally associated in its entirety with Jerome (347-420 CE), features Latin and English texts on facing pages. Although Jerome's work did not immediately supersede other versions in Latin, eventually it attained a uniquely authoritative status in the Roman Catholic Church and achieved a central place in much of Western civilization. The introduction fully explains the origin of the Latin and English wording chosen by the editor, but it does not touch on other, more general issues related to the Vulgate. Problems in the Latin are noted in an appendix, but not signaled (e.g., by an asterisk) in the text itself. The goal of the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library, of which this volume is a part, is to make selected foreign-language works easily accessible to English-speaking readers. That goal is admirably achieved in this volume, which is the first in a projected five-part series. It will be a valuable addition to both general and scholarly libraries. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty; general readers. L. J. Greenspoon Creighton University

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