African slavery and salvation in the De instauranda aethiopum salute of Alonso de Sandoval S. J. (1577-1652)
The aim of the article is to study the relationship between slavery and salvation in Book 3 of De instauranda Aethiopum salute (1627) by Alonso de Sandoval (1577-1652). This work is a manual mission to restore the salvation of the blacks and to guarantee their salvation. Spiritual salvation is not incompatible with slavery. We seek to demonstrate that the relationship between race and slavery is not necessary, but is built onto a racial paradigm based on differences in skin color. Although Sandoval is a critic of the brutal methods of slavery, he is not critical of it as such. Slavery is not an obstacle to salvation because the basic condition is that people be correctly baptized. Thus, the correct administration of baptism, dependent on an understanding of the principles of Christian faith and free acceptance, is Sandoval's most important work in this text.
Cenci, Márcio Paulo (2015-12-04). African slavery and salvation in the De instauranda aethiopum salute of Alonso de Sandoval S. J. (1577-1652). (info:eu-repo/semantics/article). Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires. [consultado: ] Disponible en el Repositorio Digital Institucional de la Universidad de Buenos Aires: <http://revistascientificas.filo.uba.ar/index.php/petm/article/view/7753>