P647W Irreconcilable Differences: Baptism and Slavery in the American Colonial Context

This course will explore notions of belonging through the lenses of birth and baptism in colonial America and the “irreconcilable differences” between being a baptized member of the body of Christ while being enslaved in the new nation.  Particular attention will be given to the institution of slavery and the theological arguments for and against it within the church.

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