One Civilization Rejected Slavery

Slavery-TodayIn fact, all known societies above the very primitive level have been slave societies—even many of the Northwest American Indian tribes had slaves long before Columbus’s voyage. Amid this universal slavery, only one civilization ever rejected human bondage: Christendom. And it did it twice!

― Rodney Stark,
The Triumph of Christianity: How the Jesus Movement Became the World’s Largest Religion

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