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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:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How is it that in America the image of Jesus Christ has been used both to justify the atrocities of white supremacy and to inspire the righteousness of civil rights crusades? In The Color of Christ, Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey weave a tapestry of American dreams and visions--from witch hunts to web p., Harlem to Hollywood, slave cabins to South Park, Mormon revelations to Indian reservations--to show how  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Blum; Paul Harvey
ISBN: 9781469601540 1469601540 9780807837375 0807837377
OCLC Number: 984807213
Awards: Winner of Book of the Year (Top 10) 2013
Description: 1 online resource (340 p. :) : il
Contents: Introduction: The holy face of race --
I. Born across the sea --
When Christ crossed the Atlantic --
Revolutionary visions in colonial confines --
From light to white in the early republic --
II. Crucified and resurrected --
Body battles in antebellum America --
Christ in the camps --
Nordic and nativist in an age of imperialism --
III. Ascended and still ascending --
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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A powerful and groundbreaking book. . . . [Blum and Harvey] masterfully probe how a sacred icon can be a tool at once of racial oppression and liberation. A must-read for those interested in American Read more...

 
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