Latin is the major door to the realm of christian literature from the most ancient times until almost now. The Latin-based Roman Catholic Church has translated almost every important piece of literature relating to their faith into Latin.
This language has shaped the western christian mind and its impressions are clearly evident on the English Bible.
Here are few tips on reading Latin:
The subjunctive is on of the most difficult aspects of the Latin language to learn. This post is a little guide on how to approach it.
The gerundive is a Latin form that is not always understood or consistently translated into English. This post goes over the various options the English translator has when encountering this.