Antislavery Moderation

Molly Oshatz

in Slavery and Sin

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199751686
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918799 | DOI:
Antislavery Moderation

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This chapter introduces the antebellum antislavery moderates, including William Ellery Channing, Moses Stuart, and Francis Wayland. It explores the moderates’ theological roots in New England Calvinism and their predominantly Congregationalist, New School Presbyterian, and Baptist denominational identities. The chapter concludes by attending to historians’ harsh judgments of the moderates and arguing for a more nuanced portrayal of their contribution to antislavery.

Keywords: Congregationalists; Presbyterians; Baptists; Baptists; New England; Francis Wayland; Moses Stuart; William Ellery Channing

Chapter.  7975 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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