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Author LinkBlum, Edward J.
Title LinkThe color of Christ : the Son of God & the saga of race in America / Edward J. Blum, Paul Harvey.
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2012.
Description 340 p. :  ill. ;  25 cm.
Type of Material Monograph GV
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-325) and index.
Contents Contents: When Christ crossed the Atlantic -- Revolutionary visions in colonial confines -- From light to white in the early republic -- Body battles in antebellum America -- Christ in the camps -- Nordic and nativist in an age of imperialism -- The great commission in the Great Depression -- Civil rights and the coloring of Christ -- A deity in the digital age -- Epilogue: Jesus jokes.
Summary Explores the dynamic nature of Christ worship in the U.S., addressing how his image has been visually remade to champion the causes of white supremacists and civil rights leaders alike, and why the idea of a white Christ has endured.
Per.Sub. LinkJesus Christ.
Subject LinkUnited States -- Church history.
LinkRacism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
LinkRacism -- United States.
LinkAfrican Americans -- Religion.
LinkIndians of North America -- Religion.
Add.Author LinkHarvey, Paul, 1961-

System Number 000678727
ISBN Link9780807835722
Link0807835722

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