It’s late enough (the Boston sky is violet and orange outside my window) that I feel like posting these without much additional comment:
As this matter of faith is so much talked of, I have to reply that we accept it as useful for the multitude, and that we admittedly teach those who cannot abandon everything and pursue a study of rational argument to believe without thinking out their reasons.
— Origen (c. 185–c. 254), theologian and early Church Father
The solution to easing this hatred is for bible societies and religious publishers to produce two editions [of the New Testament], one for the public similar to the Contemporary English Version which reduces significantly this anti-Judaic potential, and the other edition for scholars taken from the Greek text.
— Irvin J. Borowsky, author and philanthropist
The former is quoted on page 144 of Charles Freeman’s The Closing of the Western Mind (2002), and the latter on page 56 of Hector Avalos’ The End of Biblical Studies (2007). In happier news, I just discovered that full-text works of George Sarton, grand old man of science history, are available at the Internet Archive.