John Wesley and Methodist Responses to Slavery in America

@article{MorrisChapman2019JohnWA,
  title={John Wesley and Methodist Responses to Slavery in America},
  author={Daniel John Pratt Morris-Chapman},
  journal={Holiness},
  year={2019},
  volume={5},
  pages={37 - 58}
}
Abstract John Wesley considered the slave trade to be a national disgrace. However, while the American Methodist Church had initially made bold declarations concerning the evils of slavery, the practical application of this principled opposition was seriously compromised, obstructed by the leviathan of the plantation economy prominent in this period of American history. This paper surveys a variety of Methodist responses to slavery and race, exploring the dialectical germination of ideas like… 
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