The Revised Standard Version dramatically shaped the course of EnglishBible translation work in the latter half of the Twentieth Century. It is stillthe translation used in official Church pronouncements, and served as the basisfor the scriptural text used in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Travelers,students and hospital visitors are among the people that will benefit fromhaving the Compact Edition. It features a Presentation Section, the DogmaticConstitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum), a section of Prayers andDevotions of the Catholic Faith and a table of Weights and Measures in theBible. Bound in lovely black-on-blue Pacific DuvelleTM that's soft to thetouch.Oxford is the author of 'Revised Standard Version Catholic Bible Black/gray, Pacific Duvelle', published 2005 under ISBN 9780195288513 and ISBN 0195288513.