[sword-devel] Catholic module?
Thu, 20 Nov 2003 17:55:17 -0600
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> From: Keith Ralston [mailto:email@example.com]
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> Subject: RE: [sword-devel] Catholic module?
> Those books are also important for research. Having them
> available as Bible modules provides significantly more
> functionality than having them as general books.
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> > [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Tom Pollard
> > Sent: Wed, November 19, 2003 5:57 PM
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> > Cc: Tom Pollard
> > Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Catholic module?
> > Geoffrey,
> > You wrote:
> > > Couldn't it be added as a general book. IMHO that's where it probably
> > > belongs.
> > Except that that's not where they belong. They were part of the KJV
> > Bible, the Vulgate, the Douay-Rheims, the Septuagint, etc., and (IMHO)
> > you can't really say you're providing those texts unless you include
> > all the the books they originally contained. For Catholics, 2
> > Maccabees, Wisdom and Sirach are all regularly proclaimed in the
> > liturgy. To really be useful to Catholics studying the Bible (which we
> > hopefully all encourage) the deuterocanonical books ought to be
> > included in the Bible translations that have them.
> > Please don't take from this any implied criticism of the Sword team for
> > not including those books up to this point. As far as I'm concerned,
> > if there isn't anyone with the interest, time and skills to support
> > this, then neither I nor anyone else has a right to complain about it.
> > I'm deeply appreciative of the substantial and impressive work the
> > Sword team /has/ done. Between work, my family, preparing for the
> > Bible study I lead and advancing my other extracurricular projects, I'm
> > not sure I have the time to help work on this, but I'd very much like
> > to.
> > Yours in Christ,
> > Tom
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