The Legacy of Philip Schaff on Race, Culture, and Slavery: Blessing or Bane?

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The Legacy of Philip Schaff on Race, Culture, and Slavery: Blessing or Bane?

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A lecture by Dr. Lee Barrett delivered at Lancaster Theological Seminary on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Philip Schaff was one of the premier leaders of the Mercersburg theology movement of the mid-nineteenth century. That movement, lauded by one church historian as the epicenter of innovative religious thought in America, powerfully shaped the spirit of Lancaster Theological Seminary for generations. Schaff's legacy is controversial, for he has been hailed as the precursor of radical ecumenism and multiculturalism, and also denounced as a proponent of cultural imperialism and racist ideologies. We shall explore the reasons for both of these conflicting characterizations, and attempt to situate Schaff in his always messy and often violent historical context.

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Barrett, Lee C.

Publisher

Lancaster Theological Seminary, published via YouTube.com

Date

2019

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© Lee Barrett; posted by permission
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Subject

Schaff, Philip, 1819-1893

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Video
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digital video (MP4)
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English

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Barrett, Lee C., “The Legacy of Philip Schaff on Race, Culture, and Slavery: Blessing or Bane?,” Lancaster Theological Seminary Digital Archive , accessed September 21, 2019, http://archive.lancasterseminary.edu/items/show/362.