A Global Perspective on the Protestant Reformations

Am I not a woman

Professor Ulinka Rublack recently published Protestant Empires: Globalizing the Reformations. The edited volume brings together work by leading scholars to provide a multi-national perspective on experiences of the Protestants Reformations. Its essays include an examination of the relationship between slavery and religion through the life of Mary Prince, an ex-slave who drew on her membership of the Moravian Church to create an image of herself as a ‘suffering servant of God’ to aid the cause of anti-slavery in Britain. Professor Rublack, notes: “This chapter in the book is particularly poignant as it tells us how Mary Prince had to silence her indigenous Afro-Caribbean spirituality to conform to the narrative that would ‘play’ best with the British public.”

For more on the volume and the experience of Mary Prince, click here.