Obviously, biblical preachers are concerned with the text of scripture, and many have watched with growing interest the ongoing debate about gender-neutral translations of the Bible. A major new work that deals with the question is The TNIV And The Gender-Neutral Bible Controversy (Broadman & Holman), by Vern S. Poythress and Wayne A. Grudem. Both authors have written critically about efforts to create a revised New International Version (BIV) that uses gender-neutral language. This hefty volume tracks the debate and argues forcefully for a more conservative position in the controversy.

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