Ovid Butler: “Is Slavery Sinful?”

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Via both Ancient World Online (AWOL) and the Biblical Studies Blog, I learned about the Open Access Digital Theological Library This is a useful search engine for finding open access materials related to theology and religion. It is mostly a portal that curates materials in other sources such as Hathi Trust, and a number of those sources can be found elsewhere, such as the Internet Archive and Google Books. Nonetheless, I want to highlight this resource since it shows how important curation of this sort is in an era when the internet has turned into something that is like a giant library, but without either the card catalogue or the helpful staff. Searching through the Open Access Digital Theological Library, I came across a work that records a published conversation Ovid Butler had with a defender of slavery. Ovid Butler is of course the abolitionist who founded North Western Christian University, which was later renamed Butler University in his honor.

Here is a brief excerpt from the work:

to so present it now.

The Lord Jesus commanded that ” all things whatsoever...
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