SAINT JEROME AND THE BIBLE by George Randerlin

SAINT JEROME AND THE BIBLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

George Sanderlin's addition to Vision Books is to be published with Saints of the Byzantine World, Dealing as it does with the same period of time and with many of the same geographical settings portrayed in that book, it will add even more to a young reader's knowledge and appreciation of the Church History of that era. Few children know anything about the great St. Jerome who lived from 345 to 420, and is the man who undertook the mommental task of translating the Old and New Testament into the Latin Vulgate. Still acclaimed as the finest work of editing and translating the world has ever seen, it has remained the authoritative text of the Sacred Scriptures for the Catholic Church. Schooling took St. Jerome from his home in northeast Italy to Rome and eventually to Antioch and Bethlehem. He gave up the life of a scholar to become a monk but abandoned that life to become a priest. Sternly exhorting the woman of Rome to a more religious life, he was influential in establishing Convent life for women under the direction of St. Paula, a devoted friend of his until the end of her life. This takes its place as another informative addition to the Vision series.

Pub Date: Aug. 22nd, 1961
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy