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The Gender Neutral Bible Controversy: Muting The Masculinity Of God's Words
Examines the practice of replacing gender-specific words from original Bible texts and replacing them with more "politically correct" terms of the day, contending that the results are changed meanings and less accurate translations.
Paperback, 377 pages
Published May 9th 2002 by B&H Publishing Group
(first published November 1st 2000)
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Vern Poythress is Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, USA. Wayne Grudem is Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary, Phoenix, USA. Both of these eminent evangelical scholars are authors of numerous books and articles in scholarly journals. This book responds (p.135) to D. A. Carson’s book The Inclusive Language Debate: A Plea for Realism and Mark Strauss’s book Distorting Scripture? The Challenge of Bible Translation ...more
A very meaty, in depth book. I was looking for more of a general overview so the text was a bit overwhelming at times. If you're looking for a detailed account on this subject on translation, this is a perfect text, but if you're looking for an overview, you'll have to do some skimming.
Vern Sheridan Poythress was born in 1946 in Madera, California, where he lived with his parents Ransom H. Poythress and Carola N. Poythress and his older brother Kenneth R. Poythress. After teaching mathematics for a year at Fresno State College (now California State University at Fresno), he became a student at Westminster Theological Seminary, where he earned an M.Div. (1974) and a Th.M. in apol ...moreMore about Vern S. Poythress...