Was Jesus Lily-White?

At The Daily Beast, Jamie Reno interviews Edward Blum about his new book, which he co-authored with Paul Harvey, entitled, The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America. Blum argues that the color of Jesus’ skin is a hot campaign issue this year, at least subconsciously. Blum asks, “Why did [Jeremiah] Wright’s jeremiads and visions of a black Jesus so terrify Americans in 2008, and why does the powerful white, blue-eyed imagery of the Jesus of Romney’s Mormon faith arouse no interest? … Neither one is accurate, but only one has generated outrage or gotten much media attention.”


Read at The Daily Beast

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