The Catholic Truth Society New Compact Catholic Bible Hardback

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The Catholic Truth Society New Compact Catholic Bible

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- Confused about which Bible to choose? - Bewildered by all the different choices? Here is a Bible tailor-made for every Catholic. It will lead you through the exact same English texts that the Church uses at each Mass, with brand-new notes and introductions edited by Vatican expert Dom Henry Wansbrough OSB. CTS has created four carefully thought-out editions to suit every need and budget. This one is the most affordable edition in a handy compact size. Contains full text and notes, and is identical in contents to the standard edition.

What's New in the New Catholic Bible Alongside the Jerusalem and Grail translations authorised by the Vatican for use in the Liturgy:

  • New specially commissioned introductions, one for each book, giving the biblical and historical context
  • New specially commissioned liturgical introductions placing each book of the Bible in the Church's liturgical year
  • New footnotes following the latest scholarship
  • New marginal references helping you get the most out of each passage.
  • New layout - using clear and modern fonts in easy-to-read single-column format
  • New text alterations, replacing the word 'Yahweh' with 'the LORD' as requested by Benedict XVI for all new Bibles
  • New directories of references for readings used in the Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours, including the fuller two-year cycle for the Breviary.
  • Reference tables for Scripture readings of the Church's year
  • Mass readings for both Sundays and Weekdays
  • Liturgy of the Hours (Breviary or Divine Office)
  • Full listing of the Psalms and Canticles of the 4-week cycle
  • Index showing where passages from the Bible are read during the liturgical year
  • Explanation of the Cycles of Readings and Liturgy of the Hours
  • Full Directory of Office of Readings for 1- and 2-year cycles
  • Explanation of the centrality of Scripture in the life of the Church, summarising Dei Verbum
  • Two introductions to each book of the Bible:
  • Historical context and authorship
  • Use of the book in the Catholic liturgy and the Church's year
  • New footnotes using the most up-to-date scholarship; marginal references; Imprimatur, to guarantee the notes are in conformity with Catholic teaching
  • Timeline of the main events in Biblical history
  • 4 Bible Maps, including New and Old Testament Palestine,and the Journeys of St Paul, plus index of main places mentioned
  • Index of Biblical themes with Glossary
  • section-sewn, header bands and 3 marker ribbons; leather-look cover

The Catholic Truth Society New Compact Catholic Bible by Catholic Truth Society was published by Catholic Truth Society in October 2007 and is our 1529th best seller. The ISBN for The Catholic Truth Society New Compact Catholic Bible is 9781860824661.

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Details for The Catholic Truth Society New Compact Catholic Bible

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCatholic Truth Society (October 2007)
EditionCompact Ed
Number of Pages2264
Thickness50 mm
Height96 mm
Width145 mm
Product Code1184222
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