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

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

Label
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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
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"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blum, Edward J
Dewey number
232
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR515
LC item number
.B59 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Harvey, Paul
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jesus Christ
  • Jesus Christ
  • Racism
  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • Indians of North America
  • Religion and culture
  • United States
  • Jesus Christ
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • African Americans
  • Black interpretations of sacred works
  • Christology
  • Indians of North America
  • Racism
  • Racism
  • Religion and culture
  • United States
Label
The color of Christ : the Son of God & the saga of race in America, Edward J. Blum, Paul Harvey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
812923961
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (340 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807837375
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt617t1
  • c118fa12-9522-41a4-a333-adc852a73a33
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)812923961
Label
The color of Christ : the Son of God & the saga of race in America, Edward J. Blum, Paul Harvey
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
812923961
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (340 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807837375
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt617t1
  • c118fa12-9522-41a4-a333-adc852a73a33
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)812923961

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