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Slavery and sin : the fight against slavery and the rise of liberal Protestantism

Author: Molly Oshatz
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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"In this groundbreaking examination of the antislavery origins of liberal Protestantism, Molly Oshatz contends that the antebellum slavery debates forced antislavery Protestants to adopt an historicist understanding of truth and morality. Unlike earlier debates over slavery, in antebellum America the key question was whether slavery was a sin in the abstract. Unable to use the letter of the Bible to answer the claim  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Molly Oshatz
ISBN: 9780199751686 0199751684
OCLC Number: 707725951
Description: x, 183 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The early slavery debates --
Antislavery moderation --
The antebellum slavery debate --
Social sin --
God in history --
The new theology.
Responsibility: Molly Oshatz.
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Molly Oshatz reveals the antislavery origins of liberal Protestantism, arguing that the antebellum slavery debates forced antislavery Protestants to develop new understandings of truth and morality  Read more...

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Political theology is back. In this fresh first book, Molly Oshatz gives us a cogent and original portrayal of the debate among antebellum theologians and ministers over the Bible as a warrant for Read more...

 
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