Catherine Upchurch provides both historical and religious context to the sacred writings and our understanding of them. The author explores the power within these biblical stories that have given strength and encouragement to enslaved and oppressed people throughout the ages, a wisdom that should inform how we respond to these realities even today. "For those who wish to move beyond the headlines and to wrestle with issues of inequality, "Slavery and Freedom" provides an excellent biblical foundation on which to begin a conversation."
-- Laurie Brink, O.P., Ph.D. Professor of New Testament Studies at Catholic Theologica Union