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Mastering Christianity Missionary Anglicanism and Slavery in the Atlantic World

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ISBN-10: 0199773963

ISBN-13: 9780199773961

Edition: 2011

Authors: Travis Glasson

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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…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/14/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 328
Size: 6.38" wide x 9.49" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.254

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
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