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The Children of God: Natural Slavery in the Thought of Aquinas and Vitoria

[The author seeks to show the consonance of Thomas Aquinas’s and Francisco de Vitoria’s views of natural slavery in the context of developments in natural rights theories. Against two views, one of which indicts Aquinas, and the other, Vitoria, for an unchristian perspective on slavery, the article shows that neither Aquinas nor Vitoria had the theological resources to condemn slavery as we should.]

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