Mitt’s Jesus, Barack’s Jesus, and Why Christ’s Color Matters

At Religion Dispatches, Anthea Butler, Edward J. Blum, Paul Harvey, Andre E. Johnson, and Joanna Brooks participated in a roundtable discussion on the importance of religion and race in the upcoming election. Harvey, who recent co-authored with Blum, The Color of Christ, highlights the paradox of ubiquitous images of Jesus as white in a supposedly “post-racial society.” Harvey writes that the deeply ingrained concept of a white Jesus in the United States has helped drive the “religiously-fueled sentiment directed against [President] Obama.”  

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