Racialising Jesus as White in 19th-Century U.S.A. – Paul Harvey

color-of-christOn March 25, 2013, Professor Paul Harvey (University of Colorado) delivered a lecture at Baylor University on the topic of the racialisation of Jesus as a white man in 19th-century USA.

The Civil War was a climactic moment, and its aftermath a turning point, not only in American national history, but in a lesser-known battle to bring Jesus into the sectional struggles of the mid-nineteenth century. – Lecture Paul Harvey, a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University (BA 1983), and the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D. 1992), is the author/editor of eight books in American religious history, including The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in American History (co-authored with Edward J. Blum, University of North Carolina Press).