When the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible was published in 1989, it was accepted as the scholarly standard, a brilliant word-for-word translation of the very earliest manuscripts available. Breaking new ground by using the gender-neutral terms used in the original languages, in some places the New Revised Standard Version, or NRSV, inspired controversy and greater reflection.
In today’s episode, we’ll talk to Rev. Dr. Joseph Crockett, Associate General Secretary of the National Council of Churches, and Rev. Dr. Roy Medley, General Secretary Emeritus of the American Baptist Church, about this English Bible translation that has become the de facto standard in the years it has been in print.