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Published: 26 April 2018

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780190275068

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Enslaved Leadership in Early Christianity

Dr. Katherine Shaner

  • Analyzes texts and archaeology not previously used for studying slaves
  • A new method of rhetorical criticism to "read" both archaeological materials and literary texts around enslavement
  • Tells a compelling story about the complexities of power dynamics in slave systems, particularly within religious communities
  • Analysis of enslaved persons' roles in shaping early Christian leadership structures