How Protestant Missionaries Encountered Slavery
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Gresham College Lectures
How Protestant Missionaries Encountered Slavery
Mar 15, 2022
Gresham College

The entire Atlantic economy in the 17th and 18th centuries was based on the enslavement of (mostly) non-Christian Africans. As this lecture will show, slavery was at first a practice which many missionaries hoped to mitigate; then a vast reality with which they felt they had to work, and in which they were deeply implicated; until, finally, it became an intolerable obstacle. Spiritual and worldly matters could not, despite the missionaries’ best efforts, be kept apart: a lesson with enduring consequences.

A lecture by Alec Ryrie

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