NIV translation of Romans 12:1

From: KULIKOVSKY, Andrew (
Date: Tue Sep 24 1996 - 14:08:14 EDT

Fellow Greeks,

I am currently studying Romans 12 and I noted the NIV's unusual
rendering of the word LOGIKA as 'spiritual'.

I don't understand why the committee decided on this rendering.
The footnote gives the more traditional rendering 'reasonable'.
The NIV is usually very good in its choices of renderings (and is
my first choice for a translation) but I think this maybe one of those
instances of (dare I say) not so good judgement.

Can anybody share any light on the 'spiritual' rendering?
Is there a good reason for it?


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