The copyright owner and driving force behind the New Revised Standard Version (1989) is the National Council of Churches (USA), an organization dominated by Protestant denominations with liberal leadership and a more conservative rank and file. It is perhaps not too much to say that NCC’s most enduring legacy is not in the realm of church politics but in that of Bible translation. A Bible translation is, of course, a political act. NCC’s RSV (1952) made a large splash in the English speaking world. NRSV (1989) has also found broad acceptance among those who are neither liberal in theology nor Protestant by confession.