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Published: 09 September 2020

280 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190073268

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The Slaves of the Churches

A History

Mary E. Sommar

  • Examines the origins of slavery in the Church from the New Testament to the thirteenth century
  • Does not present an apology for the behavior of past Christian leaders, but attempts to learn what they did and why they made those choices
  • Written with general readers in mind, and includes historical background and a short Latin lexicon