Mastering Christianity

Missionary Anglicanism and Slavery in the Atlantic World
Author(s): 
Glasson, Travis
ISBN: 
9780199773961
Date published: 
January 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£35.00

This book examines how missionaries of the Anglican Church in North America, the Caribbean, and Africa initially spread a religiously-grounded understanding of human diversity that stressed the essential unity of all people but over time developed the idea that slavery and Christianity were entirely compatible and could be mutually beneficial, leading the Church to become an institutional opponent of the abolition movement.