February 28, 1759

Pope Clement XIII grants permission for the Bible to be translated into the languages of the Roman Catholic states, just a scant 237 or so years after Martin Luther translated the bible into German.

Today we often argue and argue over the import of all kinds of theological knowledge, yet Christians for centuries had little access to the details of the Word. Even had the Word been translated into their languages, many also couldn’t read. What does this say, if anything?

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