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Eugene Nida passes away

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by John of Japan, Aug 25, 2011.

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    I think translators who hold to formal or optimal correspondance will see Dr. Nida as a tad liberal, but missionaries who seek practical tools to reach those of other languages will see the good doctor as one who did not let the perfect stand in the way of the good. He advocated dynamic equilvance, which is a hybrid of translation and linquistics such that what was understood by the original audience, in the opinion of the translator, is conveyed to the modern audience. Folks who could not understand the KJV but relish the NLT should pause a moment and thank God for His servant, Eugene.
     
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    Actually, he was Neo-orthodox.
    This missionary translator does not agree.
    This is correct. The principle is called reader response.
     
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