September 30, 2020

Christian Slavery: Protestant Missions and Slave Conversion in the Atlantic World, 1660-1760

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Christian Slavery Podcast – Ben Franklin’s World, Featuring Catherine Gerbner, Author of Christian Slavery: Conversion and Race in the Protestant Atlantic World,

What You’ll Discover

  • The relationship between Christianity and slavery prior to the 17th century
  • European practices of slavery between medieval period and the 17th century
  • How slavery and Christianity expanded in Africa
  • Differences between Catholic Christianity and Protestant Christianity
  • How Protestant Christianity viewed slavery
  • Differences between Catholic and Protestant colonies
  • Differences between Catholic and Protestant practices of slavery
  • Christianity and slavery in Barbados
  • The Barbadian idea of “Protestant Supremacy”
  • When the English shift from using Christianity to race in justifications for slavery
  • Influence of Barbadian ideas about slavery on other colonies
  • Virginian precedents and ideas about slavery
  • Quaker missionaries and their ideas about slavery
  • Anglican missionaries and their ideas about slavery
  • Moravian missionaries and their ideas about slavery
  • Shifting ideas and debates about christianizing slaves