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New International Version Inclusive Language Edition

The New International Version Inclusive Language Edition (NIVI) of the Christian Bible is an inclusive language version of the New International Version. It was published by Hodder and Stoughton in London in 1996 and was only released in the UK.

In 1997, an article by World Magazine accused the NIVI of being "a feminist seduction of the evangelical church". This led to an protest in evangelical circles, led by James Dobson. Despite a number of evangelicals coming to the defence of the NIVI, Zondervan responded by not releasing the NIVI in the United States.

Today's New International Version, published in 2002, is similar (though not identical) to the NIVI in its use of gender inclusive language, and has been subject to similar criticisms.

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