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The Origins of Proslavery Christianity: White and Black Evangelicals in Colonial and Antebellum Virginia

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In the colonial and antebellum South, black and white evangelicals frequently prayed, sang, and worshipped together. Even though white evangelicals claimed spiritual fellowship with those of African descent, they nonetheless emerged as the most effective defenders of race-based slavery.

As Charles Irons persuasively argues, white evangelicals' ideas about slavery grew direc
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Paperback, 366 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by University of North Carolina Press (first published January 1st 2008)
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Heartbreaking and true. This book is a tough book to read, both because of its academic rigor and because it's telling a story that is hard to hear. Through careful research of Virginia church records, Charles Irons tells a story about a legacy that continues to haunt the church today.
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