PT Shorts: Wesley, Slavery, and Scripture

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John Wesley was deeply opposed to slavery, as his "Thoughts Upon Slavery" makes abundantly clear. Nevertheless, he doesn't always deal directly with passages of Scripture that were often used in support of slavery. He most likely read these passages in light of the "general tenor" of Scripture, which allowed him to express staunch opposition to slavery while maintaining a commitment to the full inspiration of the Bible.

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