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Did Jonathan Edwards own slaves?

The founder of Evangelicalism had some dirty secrets

In 1997, a historian at Yale University published a startling paper. In the archives of Jonathan Edwards he’d found a letter defending slavery.

Kenneth P. Minkema’s paper, “Jonathan Edwards on Slavery and the Slave Trade,” revealed a secret the religion had kept for centuries about the man often called ‘the father of Evangelicalism’.

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