The History of Slavery and The Baptist Church Research Paper by Peter Pen
The History of Slavery and The Baptist Church
A discussion of the history of the Baptist Church in the United States of America and its view on slavery.
# 74872 | 2,307 words | 9 sources | APA | 2006
Published on Oct 30, 2006 in Ethnic Studies (North American) , African-American Studies (Slavery) , Ethnic Studies (South American) , History (U.S. The Young Nation 1800-1848) , Native-American Studies (General)
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This paper discusses the split in the American Baptist Church based on the different views on slavery of those in the North and in the South, and how clergymen used or abused the pulpit to voice their opinion either for or against the abolishment of slavery.
From the Paper:"Antislavery Baptists, or as they were commonly known 'emancipating Baptists, and The Baptist General Committee of Virginia acknowledged that "hereditary slavery was 'contrary to the word of God and recommended the use of every legal measure, to extirpate this horrid evil from the land." Some Baptist ministers attempted to inscribe the theology of the equality of all souls into church policy, issuing declarations against slaveholding and creating emancipation plans. Baptist churches had groups of their ministers form protests and 'issued declarations against slavery.' John Leland, an articulate minister, submitted a resolution to the General Committee:
Resolved, That slavery, is a violent deprivation of the rights of
nature, and inconsistent with a republican government; and therefore recommend it to our Brethren to make use of every legal measure, to extirpate the horrid evil from the land, and pray Almighty God, that our Honorable Legislature may have it in their power, to proclaim the general Jubilee, consistent with the principles of good policy."
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