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Title: Douay-Rheims Bible, Large Print White Leather Flexcover
Item #: 5108
Author: Revised by Bishop Challoner
No. Pages: 1512
Binding: Flexcover
Price $67.95
   
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Catholics looking for the traditional Catholic Bible in English should look no further!

In 1546, the Council of Trent declared the Latin Vulgate Bible as authentic, and declared that "No one (may) dare or presume under any pretext whatsoever to reject it" (4th Session, April 8, 1546). The Douay-Rheims Bible is an English translation of the Latin Vulgate Bible, a version universally used in the Church for over 1500 years, itself meticulously translated from the original Hebrew and Greek by St. Jerome (A.D. 340-420).

The Douay-Rheims was completed in 1609, and is therefore older than the King James Version, the oldest Protestant translation still in use, which was published in 1611. The Rheims New Testament was published nearly thirty years earlier, in 1582. Further, the translators of the KJV make specific reference to the Douay version in their translators' preface. It is commonly acknowledged that, in preparing the KJV, the translators made use of the Rheims New Testament and adopted many of its readings in preference to those of other English editions.

Since it was translated quite literally and with great reverence for each individual word from the Vulgate, which in turn reflects the structure of the original languages very clearly, the Douay-Rheims Bible can give great insight into the minds of the sacred authors.

In 1749-1752, Bishop Challoner, knowing that many English Catholics were reading distorted Protestant versions of the Bible such as the King James Version (KJV), made major revisions to the Douay-Rheims version, to improve its readability without diminishing its accuracy. The notes, written by Bishop Challoner are entirely faithful to the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church. The revised Douay-Rheims Bible has been approved by the Church many times over, including the approbation of Cardinal Gibbons for the 1899 edition that Baronius Press is publishing.

For over 300 years, the Douay Rheims Bible was the only Catholic English translation of Scripture used. It continues to be used officially in Catholic churches today.

Features:

  • Leather bound cover with stitched edges
  • Gold gilt edged pages and 2 ribbons.
  • Completely retypeset to reproduce the original 1899 edition, making reading much easier.
  • Eleven coloured maps digitally redrawn by hand and fully coloured
  • 32 beautiful engravings that recreate key moments in Biblical History
  • Family Register section
  • Included in this edition – Three Papal encyclicals regarding the importance of the Holy Bible.
    • PROVIDENTISSIMUS DEUS - Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII - On the Study of Holy Scripture
    • SPIRITUS PARACLITUS - Encyclical of Pope Benedict XV - On St. Jerome
    • DIVINO AFFLANTE SPIRITU - Encyclical of Pope Pius XII - On Promoting Biblical Studies, Commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of Providentissimus Deus

 

The most beautiful and traditional Catholic Bible in English! The first ever digitally typeset edition with newly redrawn colour maps, beautifully bound in leather with gilt edges. The text is set in classic Century Expanded Font, 10.3pt. The bible is approximately 7x10".

The text is set in CenturyExpandedBT font, size 10.3pt. Click here to open sample pages in PDF format.

This edition brings together the very best of three Douay-Rheims Editions:

The Old and New Testaments - from the 1899 edition published by John Murphy Company, Baltimore, Maryland. Imprimatur: James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore.

The Old and New Testaments and Historical and Chronological Index have been beautifully retypeset, faithfully to reproduce the original 1899 Gibbons edition. No one can fault the quality and authenticity of the Douay-Rheims Bible, but all previous editions have had to compromise on the quality of the text printing. Not so with this new edition, which takes advantage of the very latest in digital technology to ensure that throughout the Bible, the text is always crystal clear.

No more blotches or scratched out text, making you wonder what is being said. In fact, this is the first time ever that the Douay-Rheims has been digitally typeset! Both the Old and New Testaments and Historical and Chronological Index have been lovingly typeset line by line in the classic Century Expanded font, which was used in the 1899 original, thus faithfully reproducing the original edition.

The Family Register pages have also been digitally typeset and redrawn.

Engravings - These thirty-two beautiful engravings recreate key moments in Biblical History. In our edition, they have been scanned, carefully remastered and enhanced, and their captions have been retypeset and corrected to match the appropriate verses in the Bible text.

These thirty-two beautiful engravings have been scanned and digitally retouched, and their captions have been retypeset and corrected to match the appropriate verses in the Bible text.

Maps - Eleven coloured maps digitally redrawn by hand and fully coloured.

Eleven coloured maps digitally redrawn by hand and fully coloured.

Included in this edition - Three Papal encyclicals regarding the importance of the Holy Bible!

  • PROVIDENTISSIMUS DEUS - Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII - On the Study of Holy Scripture
  • SPIRITUS PARACLITUS - Encyclical of Pope Benedict XV - On St. Jerome
  • DIVINO AFFLANTE SPIRITU - Encyclical of Pope Pius XII - On Promoting Biblical Studies, Commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of Providentissimus Deus
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    Preface to the Baronius Press Edition

    It may be asked why it has been thought profitable to make available a new edition of that version of the Bible commonly known as the Douay-Rheims, when so many other, and more recent, translations of sacred Scripture exist. It may therefore be useful to consider why this translation, first in its original version and then in the revision carried out by Bishop Challoner, has scarcely been out of print since the New Testament was first published in the sixteenth century.

    The Douay-Rheims Bible is a translation into English of the Latin version of the Bible known as the Vulgate, which was prepared from the original languages by St. Jerome at the end of the fourth century. This extraordinary work of devotion and scholarship took its author over twenty years, during which time he lived in a cave in Bethlehem close to the birth-place of Christ. The treasures which flowed from this work for the whole Church may perhaps best be gathered from the words of the Council of Trent, and of the Popes whose Encyclical Letters on sacred Scripture follow this Preface. It is enough to say that the Vulgate has been the biblical text which the Church has for sixteen centuries constantly employed in her teaching, her preaching and her worship.

    The value of the Vulgate edition, based as it is upon the textual work of St. Jerome using manuscripts no longer available, became even more evident when Protestants first raised objections to the teaching of the Church founded upon an appeal to particular variant readings of Scriptural texts, and a rejection of some of those readings which had been in accepted use within the Church. At a time of great confusion, both in faith and in critical knowledge, the Vulgate could be shown to possess a unique reliability, and it was for this reason that the Council of Trent conferred upon it a recognition higher than any ever granted to another text.

    It was the Vulgate, therefore, that certain scholars of the English College at Douay chose as the basis of the translation which they wished to provide to nourish the faith of the persecuted Catholics of England. These men, of whom the chief was Fr. Gregory Martin, were Masters of the University of Oxford, who preferred exile in continental Europe to compromising their profession of the Catholic religion, and there became tutors at the new College to many young priests who were to return to martyrdom in England. It was their great desire to put into the hands of these priests a Bible which they could use in their mission, and which would expose to the people of England the distortions of the Protestant versions in circulation.

    It was some time before the translation which the Douay men produced could be published, and then only in parts. The New Testament was published first in 1582, during the College’s period of residence at Rheims, followed by the Old Testament some twenty-seven years later. It was of a very literal nature, intended to reproduce the character of the Latin as closely as possible, which was “so exact and precise according to the Greeke, both the phrase and the vvord, that delicate Heretikes therfore reprehend it of rudenes”. This was not found a wholly successful approach, and in the middle of the eighteenth century, Bishop Richard Challoner attempted to increase the popularity of the translation by a substantial revision in the direction of a more natural English style.

    Bishop Challoner was one of the Vicars Apostolic who governed the English Church in the absence of an ordinary Hierarchy, and ruled the London District during perhaps its bleakest period. The fervour of the Elizabethan missions had long departed, and the “Second Spring” was still a hundred years in the future, yet Challoner presided with heroic fidelity over a dwindling and isolated flock. His revision of the Douay-Rheims, which has been in use all over the English-speaking world ever since, is one of the great monuments to his hope for the future of the Church in a missionary land whence all human hope had gone.

    While Fr. Martin and his collaborators were at work in Douay, Fr. Cesare Baronius was proceeding with his Ecclesiastical Annals at the small church dedicated to St. Jerome in Rome, near Douay’s sister foundation, the Venerable English College. It was the custom of newly-ordained missionaries from the College to ask the blessing of another of the priests there, St. Philip Neri, before they set out to return home. The community at S. Girolamo della Carità was the genesis of the Congregation of the Oratory, erected seven years before the publication of the Douay New Testament. Fr. Baronius, later Cardinal, who succeeded St. Philip as its Provost, had been given by St. Philip the task of writing a complete history of the Church, which would expose the falsehoods of the Protestant Magdeburg Chronicles, just as the Douay-Rheims Bible was intended to correct the biased renderings of many Protestant biblical translations.

    At a time when dangers to the Catholic faith in English-speaking countries arise principally from internal confusion, “as specially for deciding the doubtes of these daies” concerning revelation and the inspiration of Scripture, it has been thought well to return again to the Church’s authoritative teaching on these subjects, and to a version of the Bible which has served these lands unimpeachably for so long.

    It is for all these reasons, then, that the first volume that we offer under the patronage of the Ven. Cesare Baronius, is this new edition of the Douay-Rheims, which we hope will be “in such sort as a worke of so great charge and importance requireth”, and which may not be entirely unworthy of the holy men of many centuries through whom its sacred contents have been delivered to us.

    Baronius Press Limited
    30th September, 2003
    Feast of St. Jerome

     

    Bible Review: Baronius Press Standard and Large Douay-Rheims Editions (Catholic Bibles Blog)

    "The large size edition comes in at 7" x 10", which should be appreciated by those who are in need of a large-print bible. Or, perhaps, you love the Douay-Rheims and would like a Bible to serve as the Family Bible, this would be a great choice. The cover is a very elegant black leather hardcover, much like my beloved Knox Bible. According to Baronius, they "use the same leather covered over 1/8" (1/12" for smaller titles) thick, stiff boards, to create strong and durable books that will last for generations." This will indeed last for generations. "

     

    Price $67.95 Place Your Order >> ORDER HERE


    Catholics looking for the traditional Catholic Bible in English should look no further!

    The Douay-Rheims Bible is an English translation of the Latin Vulgate Bible, a version universally used in the Church for over 1500 years, itself meticulously translated from the original Hebrew and Greek by St. Jerome (A.D. 340-420).

    In 1546, the Council of Trent declared the Latin Vulgate Bible as authentic, and declared that “No one (may) dare or presume under any pretext whatsoever to reject it” (4th Session, April 8, 1546).

    In 1943, Pope Pius XII stated that the continuous use of the Vulgate Bible in the Church for many centuries showed that it was “free from any error whatsoever in matters of faith and morals” (Divino Afflante Spiritu (1943), paragraph 21).
    In 1749-1752, Bishop Challoner, knowing that many English Catholics were reading distorted Protestant versions of the Bible such as the King James Version (KJV), made major revisions to the Douay-Rheims version, to improve its readability without diminishing its accuracy.

    The revised Douay-Rheims Bible has been approved by the Church many times over, including the approbation of Cardinal Gibbons for the 1899 edition that Baronius Press is publishing.

    For over 300 years, the Douay Rheims Bible was the only Catholic English translation of Scripture used. It continues to be used officially in Catholic churches today.

    Many anti-Catholics accuse the Church of having hidden Scripture from the faithful by refusing to translate it into the vernacular tongue. The Douay-Rheims was completed in 1609, and is therefore older than the King James Version, the oldest Protestant translation still in use, which was published in 1611. The Rheims New Testament was published nearly thirty years earlier, in 1582.

    Further, the translators of the KJV make specific reference to the Douay version in their translators’ preface. It is commonly acknowledged that, in preparing the KJV, the translators made use of the Rheims New Testament and adopted many of its readings in preference to those of other English editions.

    Since it was translated quite literally and with great reverence for each individual word from the Vulgate, which in turn reflects the structure of the original languages very clearly, the Douay-Rheims Bible can give great insight into the minds of the sacred authors. The notes, written by Bishop Challoner are entirely faithful to the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church.

     

     

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