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The color of Christ : the Son of God & the saga of race in America

Author: Edward J Blum; Paul Harvey
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Church history
Named Person: Jesus Christ.; Jesus Christ.; Jesus Christus; Jesus Christ.
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Blum; Paul Harvey
ISBN: 9780807835722 0807835722 1469618842 9781469618845
OCLC Number: 778244919
Awards: Winner of Book of the Year (Top 10) 2013
Description: 340 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: Edward J. Blum, Paul Harvey.

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