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

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

by Edward J. Blum, Paul Harvey


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

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ISBN-13: 9781469618845
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 08/01/2014
Edition description: 1
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

Introduction: The Holy Face of Race 7

Part I Born Across the Sea

1 When Christ Crossed the Atlantic 27

2 Revolutionary Visions in Colonial Confines 53

3 From Light to White in the Early Republic 76

Part II Crucified and Resurrected

4 Body Battles in Antebellum America 105

5 Christ in the Camps 120

6 Nordic and Nativist in an Age of Imperialism 141

Part III Ascended and Still Ascending

7 The Great Commission in the Great Depression 173

8 Civil Rights and the Coloring of Christ 205

9 A Deity in the Digital Age 234

Epilogue: Jesus Jokes 266

Acknowledgments 279

Notes 283

Index 327

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A sweeping study with a bold argument, clear style, and narrative power. Blum and Harvey explore how white Americans remade Jesus into a white icon. At the same time, they delve into the contested nature of Jesus, with many groups finding their own meanings in him. This is a book of surprises, covering new ground and inviting readers to keep reading to see what new configurations of Jesus will take place around such major events as wars, economic depressions, social justice movements, and theological movements.—Charles Reagan Wilson, Kelly Gene Cook Sr. Chair in History and Professor of Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi

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WilliamBT More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent piece of work by Edward J. Blum & Paul Harvey. I highly recommend this reading for everyone. This is a great book and should be read by everyone. A must read. William B. Turner Author