The Douay-Rheims Bible

Title page of the Rheims New Testament, 1582

The polemical character of the Rheims New Testament is advertised on its title page: “The New Testament of Jesus Christ translated faithfully into English, out of the authentical Latin, according to the best corrected copies of the same, diligently conferred with the Greek and other editions in divers languages. With Arguments of Books and Chapters, annotations, and other necessary helps for the better understanding of the text, and specially for the discovery of the corruptions of divers late translations, and for clearing the controveries in religion of these days …”