The word of god in english leland ryken on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers with so many bible translations available how do you make a choice between them how do you even know what the criteria should be for making a choice as an expert in english literature and literary theory. Leland ryken phd university of oregon served as professor of english at wheaton college for nearly 50 years he has authored or edited over fifty books including the word of god in english and a complete handbook of literary forms in the biblehe is a frequent speaker at the evangelical theological societys annual meetings and served as literary stylist for the english standard version bible. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for the word of god in english criteria for excellence in bible translation by leland ryken 2002 11 12 at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Since the bible was not written in english it has to be translated and translation is a difficult art this book provides a thorough if biased view of the main translation philosophies and comes out solidly in favor of what the english standard version and seemingly no one else calls essentially literal translation. The word of god in english criteria for excellence in bible translation by leland ryken wheaton il crossway books 2002 327 pp paper 1599 as the subtitle suggests this book deals with the issue of translation theory ryken discusses this from his vantage point as a professor of english at wheaton college
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