B 93 Slavery in the New Testament£2.77
For those reading the Bible in a culture that has outlawed slavery, it is easy to see the language of being ‘a slave of Christ’ as a poetic metaphor.
But for the writers and first readers of the New Testament, slavery was a social reality. When we explore the reality of slavery in the Roman Empire, these metaphors sometimes have a vivid force—and raise some important ethical questions that need to be addressed.
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