Overview:Mastering Christianity: Missionary Anglicanism and Slavery in the Atlantic World - Beginning in 1701, missionary-minded Anglicans launched one of the earliest and most sustained efforts to Christianize the enslaved people of Britain's colonies. This book offers a new assessment of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, which played a foundational role in colonial religious history and the history of British missionary activity. Based on a belief in the essential unity of humankind, the Society's missionaries advocated for the conversion and better treatment of enslaved people. Yet, only a minority of enslaved people embraced Anglicanism, while a majority rejected it. This book explores these missionary encounters in colonial America and around the Atlantic world. Many in the SPG believed that divine and human law sanctioned slavery, but Anglican attitudes were not static. While important early figures saw slavery as troubling, the Society increasingly comfortable with slavery, allied with slaveholders, and willing to embrace slavery as a missionary tool. The SPG owned hundreds of enslaved people on its Codrington plantation in Barbados, where it hoped to simultaneously make profits and save souls. In Africa, the SPG cooperated with English slave traders in establishing a mission at Cape Coast Castle, at the heart of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Through its texts and practices, the SPG provided important intellectual, political, and moral support for slaveholding around the British empire. The rise of antislavery sentiment challenged the principles that had long underpinned missionary Anglicanism's program.This work closes with a reexamination of the SPG's place in debates about abolishing the slave trade and emancipating enslaved people.While some accounts have stressed the reformism and anti-slave trade sentiments of SPG supporters, here a reevaluation reveals the Society's commitment to slavery, how the Society's history was used to defend slaveholding, and how antislavery activists viewed the Society as a significant institutional opponent.
This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603734593-9780199773961. It was written by the following authors: Travis Glasson. Book Mastering Christianity: Missionary Anglicanism and Slavery in the Atlantic World, which can be read online, published by the company: Oxford University Press Inc. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Spirituality, History, Beliefs. The book was published on 2011-12-08 00:00:00. It has 328 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 574 g. File for download Mastering Christianity: Missionary Anglicanism and Slavery in the Atlantic World has PDF format and is called mastering-christianity-missionary-anglicanism-and-slavery-in-the-atlantic-world.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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