The Color of Christ: The Son of God & the Saga of Race in America

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2012 - Religion - 340 pages
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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 o
 

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The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America

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Consider the visage of Jesus Christ. No simple task, as Blum (history, San Diego State Univ.; Reforging the White Republic: Race, Religion, and American Nationalism) and Harvey (history, Univ. of ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
1
The Holy Face of Race
7
BORN ACROSS THE SEA
25
CRUCIFIED AND RESURRECTED
103
ASCENDED AND STILL ASCENDING
171
Jesus Jokes
266
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
279
NOTES
283
INDEX
327
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Edward J. Blum is author of Reforging the White Republic: Race, Religion, and American Nationalism.

Paul Harvey is author of Freedom's Coming: Religious Cultures and the Shaping of the South from the Civil War through the Civil Rights Era.

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