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On dreary liturgical translations

December 22, 2011

Anthony Esolen continues his devastating analysis of the liturgical translations which have now been replaced. He reasons:

It’s bad enough to have the dreary wherever we turn in this modern world. Why should we have it within our churches?


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  • Posted by: ForOthers8614 - Dec. 22, 2011 8:50 PM ET USA

    His three part commentary on the Crisis magazine website is a gloriously refreshing critique of the shifts in wording in familiar hymns and songs. As a musician, I have noticed that in the last several years there have been changes in the words of even the most familiar hymns which results in a Babel-like confusion that leads to many people who just stop singing.

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Dec. 22, 2011 7:26 PM ET USA

    Psalm 23 is much prettier in the RSV version. I don't care for the "thees and thous" of the King James version.