The Douay-Rheims Bible is a Roman Catholic translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English produced to uphold Catholic traditions in England in the face of the Protestant Reformation. While the New Testament was first published in 1582, the first half of the Old Testament was published in 1609.
In turn, the King James Bible, a major Protestant revision of Henry VIII’s Great Bible, was published in 1611. The King James translation was undertaken to address concerns of the Puritans, then a major faction in the Anglican church.
The Press is undertaking a simultaneous printing of these two translations using colour coding and anaglyphic technologies.
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