Go Ahead, Offend Me

Mathewes-Green, Frederica
May 1998
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;May1998, Issue 83, p12
Comments on the translation of the inclusive language of the "New International Version Bible." Utilization of masculine generics by the Bible; Effects of the Bible on people, including bringing people into the presence of God; Elements lost if the original writer of the Bible is corrected for his selection of masculine terms.


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