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Studies in Race, Religion, and the American South

In the new issue of Cresset (a publication from Valparaiso University), the scholar Harold Bush has a really nice overview of recent work by myself and my co-author Edward J. Blum: Harold Bush, “Studies in Race, Religion, and the American South,” … Continue reading

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Color of Christ at the Newberry Library

This was originally posted at Origins, the blog of the Scholl Center for American History and Culture at the Newberry Library in Chicago. It features an interview with Edward J. Blum and myself about our book, in preparation for our … Continue reading

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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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