Jesus Made in America: A Cultural History from the Puritans to "The Passion of the Christ" (Google eBook)

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InterVarsity Press, Aug 20, 2009 - Religion
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Jesus is as American as baseball and apple pie. But how this came to be is a complex story--one that Stephen Nichols tells with care and ease. Beginning with the Puritans, he leads readers through the various cultural epochs of American history, showing at each stage how American notions of Jesus were shaped by the cultural sensibilities of the times, often with unfortunate results. Always fascinating and often humorous, Jesus Made in America offers a frank assessment of the story of Christianity in America, including the present. For those interested in the cultural implications of that story, this book is a must-read.
  

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Review: Jesus Made in America: A Cultural History from the Puritans to "The Passion of the Christ"

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I found this book on Professor Robert Tracy McKenzie's blog Faith and History which I read regularly. Since Professor McKenzie has a great passion in making a connection between Christian faith and US ... Read full review

Review: Jesus Made in America: A Cultural History from the Puritans to "The Passion of the Christ"

User Review  - CE - Goodreads

I wanted a history of how Americans adapt Jesus to the wants and needs of the given day. I got an evangelical guidebook on how to return to Puritan glory, which the author saw as a near perfect blend ... Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
7
INTRODUCTION
9
THE PURITAN CHRIST Image and Word in Early New England
19
JESUS FOR A NEW REPUBLIC The Politics and Piety of Franklin Jefferson Washington and Paine
46
GENTLE JESUS MEEK AND MILD NineteenthCentury Makeovers from the Frontier to Victorian Culture
74
JESUS HERO FOR THE MODERN WORLD Harry Emerson Fosdick J Gresham Machen and the Real Meaning of Christmas
98
JESUS ON VINYL From the Jesus People to Contemporary Christian Music
122
JESUS ON THE BIG SCREEN The Passion for Hollywood
146
JESUS ON A BRACELET Christ Commodification and Consumer Culture
173
JESUS ON THE RIGHT WING Christ and Politics in America
198
Jesus and the Gospel in the TwentyFirst Century
222
READING LIST
228
Index
233
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Stephen J. Nichols (Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary) is professor of theology and church history at Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He is the coeditor of The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards: American Religion and the Evangelical Tradition and the author of many books, including The Reformation: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World and For Us and for Our Salvation: The Doctrine of Christ in the Early Church. He chairs the American Christianity section of the Evangelical Theological Society.

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