Not everyone in Scotland’s history kept silent about the evil of slavery. Samuel Rutherford made a very powerful case against slavery in his classic book Lex, Rex which was published in 1645. Listen to find out how his resistance to slavery was crucial to his whole understanding of civil freedom. You may wish to listen to episode 63 “Royal statues, Slavery and Persecution” in addition to understand how appallingly easily slavery reconciled with Stuart Absolutism.


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