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Christianity and Slavery

The Search For The Historical Paul: How To Read The Letter's Of Paul

John Dominic Crossan | Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion
John Dominic Crossan

The only way to understand a letter not intended for you is to imagine its narrative. What, then, is the story behind Paul's Letter to Philemom?

The Search For The Historical Paul: Which Letters Did He Really Write?

John Dominic Crossan | Posted 09.04.2011 | Religion
John Dominic Crossan

After Paul's death, followers imagined him in new situations and had him respond to new problems. Well and good, but, even if correct, so what? And why should anyone care?

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?