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A Quick Romp through the Challenges of Biblical Translation

September 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am


Coming to understand any religious scripture that was written far in the past and in a different language is complex and difficult. Changes in language, social context, cosmological models, and writing styles and purposes offer significant challenges. In this two hour workshop, we will explore some of the challenges of understanding the Judeo-Christian scriptures. While the level of religious diversity is presently greater than ever, “The Bible” still packs a cultural wallop politically, economically, scientifically, and relationally.

The challenges we will consider can be applied to any body of religious literature, but given the time limitations we will confine ourselves to this one. Please bring your questions, your wisdom, and your willingness to participate in a deep and meaningful exploration.

The Rev. Wayne E. Gustafson, D.Min. is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, Psychotherapist in the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York. Presently, he is a contract pastoral counselor and psychotherapist with Susquehanna Family Counseling Ministry seeing clients in Ithaca and Watkins Glen.

Dr. Gustafson is a graduate of Cornell University with a BA in Chemistry and has Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry (Psychology and Clinical Studies) degrees from Andover Newton Theological School. He teaches Pastoral Care courses for the New York School of Ministry and leads workshops for clergy and laity. He has also been a Prison Chaplain, an Interim Minister, and an Adjunct Instructor in Psychology at Tompkins Cortland Community College.

He is the author of two novels, Community of Promise: The Untold Story of Moses, and The Wisdom Weaver, both set around the time of the Exodus. (entospress.com)

Fee $25  Lunch included.


Biblical Translation $25.00


September 21
9:30 am - 11:30 am


The Interfaith Center for Action and Healing
1939 East Shore Drive
Lansing, NY 14882 United States