The Evangelical Theological Society’s 69th annual meeting will be held November 15-17, 2017, in Providence, Rhode Island. The theme of the conference will be “The Heritage of the Reformation.”
Dr. Mimi Haddad will present her paper “A Trail of Translation Error: How Katharine Bushnell Challenged Distorted Bible Translations” as a workshop at the event.
A medical missionary and social activist, Dr. Katharine Bushnell (1855-1946) was one of the youngest women to become a medical doctor and missionary serving first in China and later with the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) where she headed the social purity program. Her work with the WCTU involved exposing the plight of trafficked girls and women imprisoned in brothels in the United States and India. An ardent Christian activist who believed that social action and evangelism were inseparable events, Bushnell challenged the collusion of flawed Bible translations that legitimized and leveraged male dominance that distorted Christian faith, practice, and social ethic. This workshop will consider the legacy of Dr. Bushnell’s work in Bible translation as she established an egalitarian theology and worldview.