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A New Gospel for Women: Katharine Bushnell and the Challenge of Christian Feminism

Kristin Kolbes DuMez


This book tells the story of Katharine Bushnell (1855–1946), a remarkable figure in the history of Anglo-American social reform, women’s rights, and feminist theology. An internationally known social purity activist who campaigned against the trafficking of women in America, in colonial India, and throughout East Asia, Bushnell struggled to understand how it was that Christian men could act with such appalling cruelty toward women. Concluding that the problem must lie with faulty interpretations of the Christian Scriptures, Bushnell crafted an expansive feminist critique of traditional Christi ... More

Keywords: Christian feminism, feminist theology, social purity, Scriptures, feminism, sexual, Katharine Bushnell

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190205645
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205645.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kristin Kolbes DuMez, author
Calvin College, Associate Professor of History