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Slavery as Moral Problem : In the Early Church and Today

By: Glancy, Jennifer A.

Part of the Facets S. series
0800696700 / 9780800696702
Paperback / softback
241.675
01/03/2011
Stock expected by 14/12/2019
United States
108 x 177 mm 96 pages
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The fact that some early Christians were slaves does not present a moral problem for Christians today.

The fact that some early Christians were slaveholders does.

Jennifer Glancy tackles questions that continue to haunt contemporary men and women, inside and outside of the churches: Why didnt Jesus speak out forcefully against slavery?

Why didnt the early church see slavery as fundamentally incompatible with the gospel?

Were there any bright moments when some Christians in fact drew that conclusion, and why dont we know more about them?

Why didnt Christianity have more of an impact on slaveholding in the Roman Empire? And what lessons can we learn as we face moral catastrophes in our own day?

BIC:

HRAM Religious issues & debates, HRAX History of religion, HRCC1 The Early Church

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