Monday, May 9, 2011
This Year We Celebrate the Publication of.....
....the Revised Standard Version-Catholic Edition, which was published 45 years ago this year. Edited by Dom Bernard Orchard and Reverend R.C. Fuller of the Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain, the RSV-CE New Testament was completed in 1965, followed by the Old Testament, which incorporated the Deuterocanonical books. Since 1966, the RSV-CE has become the most popular translation in conservative, as well as many academic circles in the Church. While Ignatius Press, who began publishing the RSV-CE in 1994, continues to be the main supporter of the RSV-CE, it still remains in publication with Oxford University Press, most notably through the New Oxford Annotated Bible Expanded Edition. In recent years, Saint Benedict Press has also published the RSV-CE in various attractive editions. The RSV is clearly alive and doing very well in the English speaking/reading parts of the Catholic Church.
I should also mention that this year we are also celebrating the 5 year anniversary of the publication of the RSV-2CE by Ignatius Press.