skip to content
Slavery as moral problem : in the early church and today Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

Slavery as moral problem : in the early church and today

Author: Jennifer A Glancy
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, ©2011.
Series: Facets (Fortress Press)
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"Recent US and UN reports document the startling incidence of human trafficking in the world today. Yet the situation is hardly new. 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 does. Jennifer Glancy tackles questions that continue to haunt contemporary men and women, inside and outside of the churches:  Read more...
Getting this item's online copy... Getting this item's online copy...

Find a copy in the library

Getting this item's location and availability... Getting this item's location and availability...

WorldCat

Find it in libraries globally
Worldwide libraries own this item

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer A Glancy
ISBN: 9780800696702 0800696700
OCLC Number: 646121919
Description: 113 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: Jesus and slavery --
The first Christian slaveholders --
Slaves in the household of God --
Slavery in a Christian empire.
Series Title: Facets (Fortress Press)
Responsibility: Jennifer A. Glancy.

Abstract:

"Recent US and UN reports document the startling incidence of human trafficking in the world today. Yet the situation is hardly new. 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 does. Jennifer Glancy tackles questions that continue to haunt contemporary men and women, inside and outside of the churches: Why didn't Jesus speak out forcefully against slavery? Why didn't the early church see slavery as fundamentally incompatible with the gospel? Were there any bright moments when some Christians in fact drew that conclusion, and why don't we know more about them? Why didn't Christianity have more of an impact on slaveholding in the Roman Empire? And what lessons can we learn as we face moral catastrophes in our own day? 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?"--Publisher description.
Retrieving notes about this item Retrieving notes about this item

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(2)

User lists with this item (1)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.