Apologetics 315 Podcast 071 – Slavery & The Bible

Today’s Show Notes:
Episode 071 – Slavery & The Bible

In this episode Brian Auten & Chad Gross discuss the topic of slavery in the Bible. Did the Bible condone slavery? A wide-ranging discussion.

This week’s book reading discussed:
1:54 – Peter J. Williams’ book: Can We Trust the Gospels?
2:25 – C. S. Lewis – A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet
3:01 – Frank Turek’s Hollywood Heroes
5:48 – Mailbag question: Molinism, Provisionism, and crossing the streams… and Tim Stratton’s response
9:10 – Tim Stratton’s book: Human Freedom, Divine Knowledge, and Mere Molinism: A Biblical, Historical, Theological, and Philosophical Analysis
10:00 – Introduction to the topic of slavery and the Bible
13:51 – Peter J. William’s talk: Does the Bible Promote Slavery?
13:58 – Defining what slavery is…
17:30 – Distinctions in meanings; translation differences
27:19 – John Mark Reynolds article on slavery in the Apologetics Study Bible for Students
37:50 – Racial slavery: does the Bible condone it?
41:40 – Some take-aways

Recommended resources on Slavery and Old Testament ethics:

Against All Gods: What’s Right and Wrong with the New Atheism by John Mark Reynolds and Phillip Johnson

Christianity On Trial: Arguments Against Anti-Religious Bigotry by Vincent Carroll and David Shiflett

Is God a Moral Monster? by Paul Copan

God Behaving Badly by David Lamb

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Brian Auten is the founder emeritus of Apologetics315. He is also director of Reasonable Faith Belfast. Brian holds a Masters degree in Christian Apologetics and has interviewed over 150 Christian apologists. His background is in missions, media direction, graphic design, and administration. Brian started Apologetics315 in 2007 to be an apologetics hub to equip Christians to defend the faith.

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