Slavery As Moral Problem In the Early Church and Today

ISBN-10: 0800696700

ISBN-13: 9780800696702

Edition: 2011

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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 didn't Jesus speak out forcefully against slavery? Why didn't 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 don't we know more about them? Why didn't 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?
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List price: $11.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 3/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

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