Course Code: 2XSR10B21
Start Date: 11/01/2022Day of the Week:
Length in weeks: 10
Every major religion had both condoned and then condemned the institution of slavery, used sacred texts to justify and later disqualify it. What arguments were deployed by churchmen and religious professionals to defend slavery, and eventually plead for its abolition? Christianity and Islam have had a long and intimate acquaintance with slavery and will be the focus of the course. The reality of life for the countless victims of the practice of slavery in both societies will be compared. The question of the part played by Racism in underpinning slavery will also be examined.