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What All Those Jesus Jokes Tell Us

Those of you visiting here from the link in the piece at the CNN Belief Blog by Edward J. Blum and myself, What All Those Jesus Jokes Tell Us (CNN Belief Blog, Sunday, November 11), welcome! This piece on Jesus and … Continue reading

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Color of Christ Makes Publisher’s Weekly Top Books of 2012

Paul Harvey I’m pleased to announce that The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America has been named one of Publisher’s Weekly “2012 Best Books,” one of five named in the category of “Religion.” … Continue reading

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Jesus Loves the Little Children

Our friends are having fun on facebook posting photographs of their young children with our book The Color of Christ. Here is the best one yet:

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Fighting Over God’s Image

That’s the title of my New York Times editorial piece, co-authored with Edward J. Blum, published Thursday, September 27, available online here. The short op-ed tries to contextualize contemporary controversies over representations of the divine (specifically, the violence abroad over the stupid film … Continue reading

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Color Blindness: Racialized Images of Christ

Robert Elder, a postdoctoral fellow in the Lilly Fellows Program at Valparaiso University, has written a very nice, thorough, and challenging review of The Color of Christ for the periodical Books and Culture; you can access it here.  A brief excerpt is below: … Continue reading

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Race, Place, and Jesus in American History

Over at the Historical Society blog, Randall Stephens and Hilde Løvdal conduct an interviewwith Edward J. Blum and myself about The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America (UNC Press, 2012). In it, we try to hit some … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Videos

My co-author for the book The Color of Christ, Edward J. Blum, has over the summer had a team of students working on a website to accompany our book, and it’s just about there, so we hope you’ll check it out. … Continue reading

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The Jesus Collector

This is from my friend John Fea, historian at Messiah College and author of the excellent book Was America Founded as a Christian Nation: A Historical Primer. He also runs the blog The Way of Improvement Leads Home, and posted this … Continue reading

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Pictures of Jesus

This is a wonderful post by a young historian at William and Mary, reflecting on my co-authored book The Color of Christ. Enjoy! “I’ve Got a Picture of Jesus” by Christopher Jones Each evening for the last couple of weeks, … Continue reading

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Review of New Book The Color of Christ

A review of my new book (co-authored with Edward J. Blum) in the Publisher’s Weekly, just published (July 9, 2012). The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey. Univ. … Continue reading

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