Virginia Wesleyan University Lecture
March 14, 2019     .     11:00 am - 11:50 am

Thursday, March 14, 11-11:50 AM, Blocker Hall Auditorium
Taking Back the Bible: Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Scriptural Battle on Behalf of Slaves and Women
•Dr. Craig Wansink and VWU senior Jake Stokke ’19

The 19th-century abolitionist Elizabeth Cady Stanton was not a religious person, but she recognized how people in her day frequently used the Bible to justify slave hunting and the suppression of women’s rights. Using scripture then as a leverage point, she wrote two visceral and provocative works: The Slave’s Appeal (1860) and The Woman’s Bible (1895, 1898), which fought both slavery and the suppression of women’s rights.