The Gender-neutral Bible Controversy: Muting the Masculinity of God's Words

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Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2000 - Religion - 377 pages
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Instead of letting the language change naturally, as the speakers feel the need for new forms, those who are pushing political correctness are trying to impose change on language from the outside. The politically correct language movement attempts to speed up and control the direction of language change. It is a conscious attempt to mold the language into the form that certain people think it should take rather than let it take its normal course. From a theoretical linguistic point of view such an attempt would be doomed to failure if it weren't for the fact that those who are controlling the movement have managed to give us a guilty conscience on the subject. We have been made to feel that somehow we are being insensitive to the feelings of various groups if we say the wrong thing, and so we try to follow the dictates of the "language police" as Poythress and Grudem have termed them.

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Dr. Vern Poythress (PhD, Harvard University; DTh, University of Stellenbach, 1981) is professor of New Testament interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary. In addition to numerous journal articles and essays, he is author of many books including Symphonic Theology, Understanding Dispensationalists, God-Centered Biblical Interpretation, The Returning King, and The Gender-Neutral Bible Controversy.

Wayne Grudem es profesor de investigacion de Teologia y Estudios Biblicos del Seminario Phoenix, en Phoenix, Arizona. Obtuvo los titulos de licenciado en arte en Harvard, master en divinidades en el Seminario Westminster, y doctor en filosofia en Cambridge. Es autor de mas de quince libros, incluyendo el exito de libreria Teologia Sistematica.

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