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slavery, sin, slaves, norwegian synod, civil war, abolitionist

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Looking back on the impact and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. the issue of civil rights for minority communities obviously comes to the fore. Historically, King’s work for civil rights is inextricably linked with the Civil War and surrounding events such as the ratification of the thirteenth through fifteenth amendments a century before his time. In an attempt to engage the issue of civil rights theologically, I present a translation of the report on the debate over slavery from the proceedings of the Norwegian Synod’s convention in July 1861 as it is found in Kirkelig Maanedstidende v.6, 258–262.1


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

1 Timothy 6:1–2; Exodus 21:1–7; 1 Timothy 6:7–8; 1 Corinthians 7:20–21; 1 Corinthians 5:1;

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Submission Audience

Laity; Ministers; Scholars

People in this Resource (separated by commas)

Larsen, Walther,