For Each and All

The Moral Witness of Asa Mahan

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Christopher Momany
  • Kansas City, MO: 
    The Foundry Publishing
    , September
     226 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


The Civil War was about deciding who counted as one of us, and what rights, privileges, and duties we would afford each other. It was not a forgone conclusion that America would denounce slavery as unconditionally wrong. Asa Mahan was an abolitionist, college president, author, and clergyperson who advocated that there is intrinsic value in every human being, and for our country to honor its covenant with its citizens, all must actively engage differences peacefully with justice and hope. Using primary source material, Momany helps us rediscover the moral and philosophical waters of antebellum America from which Asa Mahan drew his religious convictions and crafted his moral principles. The author also shows how Mahan informed and interacted with leaders such as Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Christopher P. Momany is Chaplain and Part-Time Professor of Philosophy/Religion at Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan. Author of many articles and the book: Doing Good: A Grace-Filled Approach to Holiness (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2011).


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