July 21, 2003
Caroling softly the souls of slavery

Peter Nixon links to an interesting article about the Catholic Church's position on slavery over the centuries. The writer says the Church hasn't gotten enough credit for its opposition; no less than St. Thomas Aquinas declared it to be opposed to natural law, and various popes denounced American slavery since it first started. In Peter's comments, however, Neil Dhingra disagrees to some extent. I don't know enough about this to comment, but I though it was interesting.

Posted by Camassia at July 21, 2003 10:34 AM | TrackBack

Try reading Jennifer Glancy's recent book, _Slavery in Early Christianity_ (Oxford Press, 2002).

Posted by: Katherine on July 24, 2003 09:26 PM
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