The Vernacularist Illusion

Berger, Peter L.
April 1995
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Apr1995, Issue 52, p20
Addresses the controversy over the moves of both the Roman Catholic and Protestant Churches to translate the language of the Scriptures and that of congregational worship to vernacular languages. Some overt resistance to the moves; Role played by language of worship in Pentecostalism's success; Arguments for and against the use of vernacular languages in Christian worship.


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