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Christianity’s Contributions: Slavery abolished (Part 4)

As we close out this month’s focus on the contributions of Christianity to culture, the abolition of slavery by individuals and the culture at large was due to the Church’s influence.  In the Roman Empire, the Emperor Justinian (527-565 AD) abolished all laws preventing freedom of slaves. Centuries later, in England, British slavery was nearly gone [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Slavery abolished (Part 3)

Thanks to the influence of the Christian faith, slavery was abolished in cultures throughout the world.  The seeds of this idea were planted in the New Testament.  Remember that slavery in the Roman empire was not the same as slavery in the New World.  Slaves did the jobs of professionals today–teachers, actors, secretaries, and the [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Slavery abolished (Part 2)

As we continue to examine the impact of Christianity on culture, one of the most enduring is the abolition of slavery.  What is surprising to many is that the Bible allows slavery in the Old and New Testament.  Why was it permissible?  Let’s focus on the Old Testament. If someone was owed money, God’s people, [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Slavery abolished (Part 1)

Another aspect of Christianity’s contributions is the abolition of slavery due to Christianity.  All cultures have had slavery through time, but only one religion helped remove it from culture: Christianity. Through history, slavery was common due to the consequences of war.  These slaves were actually prisoners of war, but instead of being imprisoned, they were [&hellip

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