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Slavery as Moral Problem: In the Early Church and Today
Fortress Press / 2011 / Paperback
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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 argues Jennifer Glancy in Slavery as Moral Problem does. Here she tackles questions that continue to haunt contemporary men and women, inside and outside of the church:
Though chapters discuss slavery in the first centuries of the church, Glancy's focus is on the question of moral imagination: What does it take for people to take a clear stand against entrenched and accepted wrong? In an age when debt bondage, child labor, sex slavery, and human trafficking are increasing and increasingly integrated into economic globalization, what should our response be? And do early Christian writings provide any help at all?
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