Category : Religion

Religion

James F. Jones

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James F. Jones stood out for many years within black American religious circles. Known for his lavish living and mysterious persona, Jones’ followers referred to him as...
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The enslaved and Christianity

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One of the most common misconceptions about Christianity was that it turned Africans into servile slaves. A more accurate reading suggests that Africans accepted and...
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Christian abolitionists

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While some clergymen were using Christian scriptures to propagate slavery, others were scouring the Bible to end it. Although evangelicals tend to receive most of...
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The Bible and slavery

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Like most holy books, the Bible can be used to support particular viewpoints, and slavery is no exception. There are numerous references to slavery in...
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Elijah P. Lovejoy

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Elijah P. Lovejoy, in full Elijah Parish Lovejoy, (born November 9, 1802, Albion, Maine, U.S.—died November 7, 1837, Alton, Illinois), American newspaper editor and martyred...