Father Spencer, born Seymour Hobart Spencer, left in his notes a very modern version of the New Testament. His background alone--several years with the Paulists after his conversion from Episcopalianism and the many remaining years in the Order of St. Dominic during which he retained a keen interest in the problems and anxieties confronting the modern world are in themselves sufficient guarantee of an up-to-date rendering of the sacred text. Its dogmatic soundness is assured by the impressive array of scholars that vouch for it--the Master-General of the Dominicans, Frs. Voste and Garde, Frs. Callan and McHugh.