The Resource The color of Christ: : the Son of God & the saga of race in America, Edward J. Blum, Paul Harvey, (ebook)

The color of Christ: : the Son of God & the saga of race in America, Edward J. Blum, Paul Harvey, (ebook)

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The color of Christ: : the Son of God & the saga of race in America
Title
The color of Christ:
Title remainder
the Son of God & the saga of race in America
Statement of responsibility
Edward J. Blum, Paul Harvey
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Blum, Edward J
Dewey number
232
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1961-
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  • Harvey, Paul
  • hoopla digital
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  • Jesus Christ
  • Jesus Christ
  • Racism
  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • Indians of North America
  • Religion and culture
  • Electronic books
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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The color of Christ: : the Son of God & the saga of race in America, Edward J. Blum, Paul Harvey, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807837375
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(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11711578
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11711578
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MWT11711578
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The color of Christ: : the Son of God & the saga of race in America, Edward J. Blum, Paul Harvey, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807837375
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11711578
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11711578
System control number
MWT11711578
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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