Mastering Christianity Missionary Anglicanism and Slavery in the Atlantic World
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Beginning in 1701, missionary-minded Anglicans launched one of the earliest and most sustained efforts to Christianize the enslaved people of Britain's colonies. This book offers a new assessment of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, which played a foundational role in colonial religious history and the history of British missionary activity. Based on a belief in the essential unity of humankind, the Society's missionaries advocated for the conversion and better treatment of enslaved people. Yet, only a minority of enslaved people embraced Anglicanism, while a majority rejected it. This book explores these missionary encounters in colonial America and around the…
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/14/2011
Size: 6.38" wide x 9.49" long x 1.25" tall
|Institutional and Intellectual Foundations|
|"My Constitution is Constellated for Any Meridian": Creating Transatlantic Missionary Anglicanism|
|Natural Religion and the Sons of Noah: The Society Human Difference, and Slavery|
|The Society and Colonial Slavery|
|"The Two Great Articles of Faith and Obedience": Anglican Missionaries and Slavery, 1701-40|
|Masters and Pastors: Anglicanism, Revivalism, and Slavery 1740-65|
|Sites of Missionary Encounter|
|"A Sett of Possitive Obstinate People": Missionary Encounters on Codrington Plantation|
|"One of their Own Color and Kindred": Philip Quaque and the SPG Mission to Africa|
|Responses to Antislavery|
|"Themselves Under this Very Predicament": The Society and the Antislavery Movement, 1765-1838|