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By William Harrison Taylor,Peter C. Messer,Sir Tom Devine,Richard J. Finlay,Kimberly D. Hill,Gideon Mailer,Joseph S. Moore,Nini Rodgers,William J. Roulston,Valerie Wallace,Iain Whyte

Faith and Slavery within the Presbyterian Diaspora considers how, in components as varied because the New Hebrides, Scotland, the U.S., and East imperative Africa, men’s and women’s shared Presbyterian religion conditioned their interpretations of and interactions with the establishment of chattel slavery. The chapters spotlight how Presbyterians’ reactions to slavery –which ranged from abolitionism, to indifference, to support—reflected their thought of program of the foundations of the Reformed culture to the establishment. for that reason, this assortment unearths how the actual ways that Presbyterians framed the Reformed culture made slavery an extremely frustrating and fraught factor for adherents to the religion.

Faith and Slavery, through situating slavery on the nexus of Presbyterian theology and perform, bargains a clean viewpoint at the courting among faith and slavery. It reverses the all too universal assumption that faith basically served to buttress current perspectives on slavery, via illustrating how teams’ and members reactions to slavery emerged from their realizing of the Presbyterian religion. The collection’s geographic reach—encompassing the reviews of individuals from Europe, Africa, the United States, and the Pacific—filtered in the course of the lens of Presbyterianism additionally highlights the worldwide dimensions of slavery and the debates surrounding it. The establishment and the demanding situations it provided, Faith and Slavery stresses, mirrored much less the unusual stipulations of a specific position and time, than the wider human as humans try to comprehend and form their international.

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