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The Woman Who Read the Bible For the First Time

Katharine Bushnell created Christian feminism—and the future?

There’s a lurking legend of Bible scholarship—a self-taught female genius who caused a stir in the 1920s with a self-published book.

She died in 1946 all but forgotten. But for a resurrection story, there’s Jesus and Katherine Bushnell. Her book kept coming back to public notice, as she argued her amazing case. Christian men liked to…

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