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Good News

John Fea

in The Bible Cause

Published in print May 2016 | ISBN: 9780190253066
Published online April 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780190253097 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0024
Good News

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This chapter explores the translation and cultural history of Good News for Modern Man or Today’s English Version. It starts with the translation theory of dynamic equivalence behind the translation and introduces translator Eugene Nida, one of the most important Bible translators of the twentieth-century and the head of ABS translations, to the book’s narrative arc. This chapter examines the Good News for Modern Man as a cultural phenomenon, exploring its mass-market appeal, its place among American Catholics, and the story of its illustrator, Anne Valloton. Finally, this chapter examines the reviews of the Good News Bible and the letters the ABS received about its publication.

Keywords: Good News for Modern Man; Bible in America; Eugene Nida; Anne Carrolton; Catholicism; mass paperbacks

Chapter.  5150 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies ; Christianity

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