inciple of slavery sanctioned by the Scriptures
the Roman government
Dr. Wayland's Scripture argument examined and refuted
the positions of Dr. Channing and Prof. Whewell examined and refuted.
the inquiry, if the institution of domestic slavery existing amongst us agrees in its details with the teachings of the Holy Scripturenot wholly unaccountable, misconceptions, if not gross misrepresentations, of the fundamental ideas of domestic slavery, we may place those of Dr. Channing and Prof. Whewell.
The latter, in his Elements of morality states that slavery converts a person into a thing — a subject merely passive, without any of the recognized attribut and slave regards the slave as a brute, and not as an accountable man. The blind passivity of a corpse, or the mechanical obedience of a tool, which Channing and Whewell regard as constituting the essential idea of slavery, seems never to have entered the minds of the apostles.
They considered slavery as a social and political ec