This question is somewhat related to another about whether Catholics are allowed to read the NIV. But my question is broader: is there an English translation that most church authorities accept? I would like to find a translation that won't offend:
- Catholic Christians
- Eastern Orthodox Christians
- Most Protestant Christians
I'm largely familiar with Protestantism and I know that you can't please all of us all of the time, so I'm most concerned with the first two.
I'm prompted to ask this question from a paragraph in the Preface to Putting God on Trial: The Biblical Book of Job that states:
I have elected to use the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible throughout this work. It is the only translation that is universally accepted by all three branches of the Christian faith: Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant.
Is that true? He gives no source and Wikipedia indicates that all three branches have serious reservations about the translation. Would any other translation fit the bill?