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Human trafficking factors untold soreness to thousands through the global. From a Christian point of view it's going to cross with no asserting that we should paintings in the direction of the eradication of this evil. The Bible, although, which all Christian traditions realize as normative for religion and perform, displays an period within which slavery was once considered as the norm. This increases a question: can it have whatever to assert to the church approximately human trafficking, or may still it's discarded as beside the point and anachronistic? Drawing on historical past and literature to assist us bridge the hermeneutical hole among the texts and our personal age, this learn offers an exam of key biblical fabric on slavery and prostitution. It means that the Bible does have a lot to claim that may tell Christian responses to modern day slavery in all its types, together with the intercourse into which such a lot of sufferers of trafficking are sold.

"If you're a Christian and engaged within the problems with human trafficking and prostitution, it is a e-book you'll want to read. Marion Carson, thorough in her theological mirrored image, exposes attitudes that give a contribution to the soreness of these enslaved and leads us to determine sincerely, during the lens of the Bible, the evils of injustice and exploitation. A robust learn that leaves me with a lot to think of and do."
--Nancy Murphy, government Director, Therapist, Educator, Northwest relatives lifestyles studying & Counseling Center

"Marion Carson combines the talents of a informed biblical student with the eagerness of a social activist engaged in resistance to the injustices of latest kinds of slavery. She is therefore uniquely certified to write down in this an important but often misunderstood or kept away from subject. She does so with ability, honesty, and braveness, putting us in her debt and confronting us with the pressing moral and theological demanding situations so good articulated during this awesome study."
--David Smith, Honorary Lecturer, college of Aberdeen

"This is a wonderful booklet. With readability Marion Carson effectively integrates a few foci right into a coherent argument. She bargains an in depth learn of the Scriptures, identifies very important problems with biblical hermeneutics, discusses with nuance and cultural sensitivity the perform of prostitution, and makes use of all of this to reveal the present factor of intercourse trafficking with the aim of motivating moral Christian reaction. Informative, delicate, and relevant."
--Stuart Blythe, Rector, overseas Baptist Theological research Centre Amsterdam

Marion L. S. Carson is a contract theologian and author who lives in Glasgow, Scotland. She is Secretary of the ecu Baptist Federation Anti-trafficking Network.

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