The color of Christ: the Son of God and the saga of race in America

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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 visually remade the Son of God 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 pictured 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.

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subject_facet African Americans -- Religion, Indians of North America -- Religion, Jesus Christ, Racism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity, Racism -- United States, United States -- Church history
table_of_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.
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title The color of Christ : the Son of God and the saga of race in America
title_display The color of Christ : the Son of God & the saga of race in America
title_full The Color of Christ The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America, The color of Christ : the Son of God & the saga of race in America / Edward J. Blum, Paul Harvey, The color of Christ [electronic resource] : the Son of God and the saga of race in America / by Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey
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