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In discordance with the Scriptures : American Protestant battles over translating the Bible, Peter J. Thuesen

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In discordance with the Scriptures : American Protestant battles over translating the Bible
Title
In discordance with the Scriptures
Title remainder
American Protestant battles over translating the Bible
Statement of responsibility
Peter J. Thuesen
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Discordance with the Scriptures explores one of the most colorful but least understood phenomena in American religion: controversies over Bible translation. Modern Bible translation controversies arose during the late nineteenth century, when rapid advances in textual criticism and translation seemed to threaten the inherited historical picture of Jesus. Unable to separate the quest for accurate translation from the quest for the real Jesus, Protestants repeatedly clashed over the rendering of a few key passages, such as the alleged prophecy of Christ's virgin birth in Isaiah 7:14. In 1952, when the Revised Standard Version appeared with the rendering "young woman" instead of the traditional "virgin," intense national controversy ensued: preachers burned it before cheering congregations; pamphleteers denounced it as modernist and communist; even the U.S. Air Force Reserve urged recruits to avoid it. Ironically, in the wake of this and other Bible battles, American Protestants recognized the need for some authority other than Scripture itself to certify the orthodoxy of Bible translations. Protestants thus began a struggle for the proper imprimatur that has helped produce the Babel of ideologically competing Bibles familiar to any bookstore browser today."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
220.5/2/00973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BS455
LC item number
.T55 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
In discordance with the Scriptures : American Protestant battles over translating the Bible, Peter J. Thuesen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-220) and index
Contents
Sharper than any two-edged sword (the Bible in modern American Protestantism) -- The blood of the martyr (history, hagiography, and the consecration of the English Bible) -- Coronation of "King Truth" (Bible revision and the late-nineteenth-century imagination) -- Scripture for the ecumenical churck (liberal Protestants and the making of the RSV Bible) -- The great RSV controversy (Bible-burning, red-hunting, and the strange specter of unholy scripture) -- The virgin text (evangelicals and liberals in the quest for an undefiled book) -- Epilogue (virginity lost, virginity regained? translation and scripturalism since 1965)
Control code
1384721
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 238 p.
Isbn
9780195127362
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99024447
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm41310369
  • (OCoLC)41310369
Label
In discordance with the Scriptures : American Protestant battles over translating the Bible, Peter J. Thuesen
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-220) and index
Contents
Sharper than any two-edged sword (the Bible in modern American Protestantism) -- The blood of the martyr (history, hagiography, and the consecration of the English Bible) -- Coronation of "King Truth" (Bible revision and the late-nineteenth-century imagination) -- Scripture for the ecumenical churck (liberal Protestants and the making of the RSV Bible) -- The great RSV controversy (Bible-burning, red-hunting, and the strange specter of unholy scripture) -- The virgin text (evangelicals and liberals in the quest for an undefiled book) -- Epilogue (virginity lost, virginity regained? translation and scripturalism since 1965)
Control code
1384721
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 238 p.
Isbn
9780195127362
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99024447
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm41310369
  • (OCoLC)41310369

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