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FRONT PAGE  |  12/29/2014
MONDAY, APR 18, 2011  |  10 comments
C.S. Lewis Bible provokes debate

At a time when the words of the late British novelist, scholar and lay theologian C.S. Lewis are reaching more people than ever, a newly published Bible bearing his name has excited fans and provoked debate over whether Lewis would have approved.

But no sooner had the new Bible appeared than some evangelical conservatives circulated a petition saying Lewis' name and writings should not be paired with a gender-neutral translation of the Bible that came out decades after his 1963 death.

Louis Markos, an English professor at Houston Baptist University, sent the petition to 1,000 academics urging that HarperOne withdraw the book. About 35 representatives of colleges and religious journals have signed. "The majority consensus among C.S. Lewis scholars is that Lewis was firmly against gender-neutral usage and the egalitarianism on which it is based," the petition says. ...


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westy | back 40  Find all comments by westy
Jim Lincoln wrote:
Yes, with the majority of Christians, Why I Do Not Think the King James Bible Is the Best Translation Available Today.
The first criteria any Bible that is to be used in a church pew, is it in good contemporary English? It should automatically be excluded if it isn't. Restating The Obvious About Bible Translations.
Hey your a little slow today, I noticed a thread you hadn't posted your anti-kjv stuff on yet. I won't tell you which one, I'm sure you'll find it.
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News Item4/20/11 2:40 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Yes, with the majority of Christians, Why I Do Not Think the King James Bible Is the Best Translation Available Today.

The first criteria any Bible that is to be used in a church pew, is it in good contemporary English? It should automatically be excluded if it isn't. Restating The Obvious About Bible Translations.

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News Item4/19/11 8:44 PM
Lewis  Find all comments by Lewis
Jim Lincoln wrote:
BIB, good point, but as I understand it, the Crown is to take control off the AV this year, q.v., Authorized King James Version.
That depends on the result of the UK referendum on 5th May to make the AV compulsory.

Presumably you are with this camp
No to AV.
FWIW Looks like you are in the majority for once.

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Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
BIB, good point, but as I understand it, the Crown is to take control off the AV this year, q.v., Authorized King James Version.

It seems to often that many don't realize that most Christians consider these verses really should be applied to the whole Bible,

Revelation 22
18 I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God shall add to him the plagues which are written in this book;
19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.---NASB

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Lady_Virtue | OKC  Contact via emailFind all comments by Lady_Virtue
Candra wrote:
Am I the only one wondering why there is no petition to stop the formation of a bible of *any* version with a heretic's notes attached? Yuck!
No, Candra, you're not the only one.
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News Item4/19/11 2:40 AM
Candra | Oregon  Find all comments by Candra
Am I the only one wondering why there is no petition to stop the formation of a bible of *any* version with a heretic's notes attached? Yuck!
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News Item4/18/11 2:58 PM
BIB  Contact via emailFind all comments by BIB
Bible Copyright & Control Quiz:

Circle the answer corresponding to a Bible translation with every jot and tittle controlled by an ecclesiastical organization (in contrast to the copyright owned by a secular corporation):

(1.) New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (Watchtower Bible & Tract Society, (c) 1984).

(2.) The Book of Mormon (Intellectual Reserve, Inc. for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (c) 2004).

(3.) Authorized King James Version (British Crown, Leader of the Anglican Communion, (c) 2011 [Worldwide open copyright and free reproduction except in UK]).

(4.) New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (USCCB, Roman Catholic Church, (c) 1991).

(5.) All of the above.

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News Item4/18/11 1:54 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Some of the most defective bible versions are controlled or sanctioned by a Church, such as Anglican, Catholic, Mormon, and Jehovah Witness.

Comparing Bible Translations. This lengthy article gives you advice on how to pick one.

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News Item4/18/11 8:40 AM
Lady_Virtue | OKC  Contact via emailFind all comments by Lady_Virtue
GIA wrote:
Like a cancer now growing throughout the body are defective Bible translations uncontrolled by the Church.
Sadly true.
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GIA  Contact via emailFind all comments by GIA
Like a cancer now growing throughout the body are defective Bible translations uncontrolled by the Church.
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