The Color of Christ Paperback

The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America

by Paul Harvey;


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The Color of Christ

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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 pages, Harlem to Hollywood, slave cabins to South Park, Mormon revelations to Indian reservations--to show how Americans remade the Son of God visually time and again into a sacred symbol of their greatest aspirations, deepest terrors, and mightiest strivings for racial power and justice. "The Color of Christ" uncovers how, in a country founded by Puritans who destroyed depictions of Jesus, Americans came to believe in the whiteness of Christ. Some envisioned a white Christ who would sanctify the exploitation of Native Americans and African Americans and bless imperial expansion. Many others gazed at a messiah, not necessarily white, who was willing and able to confront white supremacy. The color of Christ still symbolizes America's most combustible divisions, revealing the power and malleability of race and religion from colonial times to the presidency of Barack Obama.

The Color of Christ by Paul Harvey was published by The University of North Carolina Press in July 2014. The ISBN for The Color of Christ is 9781469618845.

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Page last updated 21st September 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherThe University of North Carolina Press (July 2014)
Weight508g
Number of Pages340
Thickness21 mm
Height235 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9781469618845
ISBN-101469618842
Product Code4282542
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