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Slavery in the Bible

Why Is A Famous Evangelical Pastor Defending Slavery?

Morgan Guyton | Posted 06.21.2013 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

A megachurch pastor from Idaho argues in his new book that the abolitionist movement was wrong, and the Civil War should never happened, because if Southern slave-owners had been allowed to implement the Bible's teachings on slavery, then a more humane transition would have taken place through "gospel gradualism."

An Evangelical Passion To End Slavery

Carol Berkin | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Carol Berkin

Grimké's conviction that abolition was, as she put it, a "cause worth dying for" led her into the anti-slavery movement. But her broader moral vision led her to develop views too radical for most of her fellow abolitionists.

Why Read The Bible?

Ronald Hendel | Posted 01.09.2013 | Religion
Ronald Hendel

It's not a newspaper or a history book or a science book. But it is a book that lies at the heart of western culture, and it still has a claim on us, whether we believe in it or not.

Atheist 'Slaves Obey Your Masters' Billboard Raises Tempers In Pennsylvania

Posted 03.13.2012 | Religion

By Diana Fishlock Religion News Service HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The billboard is down, but the issue's not gone. A billboard erected in one of th...

Ending Slavery The Sharia Way

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 01.16.2012 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

The International Muslim Abolitionist Movement believes that true compliance to Muhammad's example demands that slavery in all its evil forms must come to an end, and Muslims must make that happen today.

Did Secular Morality Shame Religion Into Condemning Slavery?

Matt J. Rossano | Posted 11.18.2011 | Religion
Matt J. Rossano

Slavery's depravity is so obvious to us today that it obscures the collective mental conversion required to achieve this bit of moral clarity. And religion is often cast an impediment to slavery's stigmatization.

What The Bible Really Says About Slavery

Greg Carey | Posted 08.22.2011 | Religion
Greg Carey

Slavery stands as the single most contested issue in the history of biblical interpretation in the United States. What did slavery mean in the biblical world, and how did biblical authors respond to it?

My Old Bible: An Honest Look At Young Faith

Greg Carey | Posted 08.13.2011 | Religion
Greg Carey

We can evade the truth if we like, but all of us, without exception, highlight certain parts of the Bible at the expense of others.