Race Issues | The Southern Baptist report on slavery reveals tragedy but offers Christian hope
by Jamie Dean
Posted 12/17/18, 12:52 pm
The four men who founded the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) in 1859 owned a sizable amount of property—and people. The four founders together held more than 50 slaves.
It’s one of the many grievous facts recounted in a 71-page report SBTS leaders released last Wednesday.
Seminary president Al Mohler commissioned the report a year ago to document formally the role slavery and racism played in the school’s beginnings and its growth into the 20th century. Six current and former faculty members served on a commission to write the report.