Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Image of Christ

SDSU history professor and R3 contributor Edward J. Blum is receiving much attention regarding his soon-to-be released book that chronicles the evolution of religious figures' appearances in relation to different races, religions and ages.

Blum's "The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America" covers what happens when the Christian incarnation of Jesus collides with the American body obsession.

"Anyone can create their own representation of Jesus," Blum said. "In this book, I discuss how these representations have changed over time and how images of Jesus affect different races and religions."

The book has a website with more than 400 images, texts, songs and videos for readers to analyze, along with interactive sections.

Read the rest and see the interview here

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