American Jesus

Filename: american-jesus.pdf
ISBN: 9781466806054
Release Date: 2004-09-18
Number of pages: 376
Author: Stephen Prothero
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Download and read online American Jesus in PDF and EPUB The Story of the Transformation of Jesus from Divinity to Celebrity The United States (it is often pointed out) is one of the most religious countries on earth, and most Americans belong to one Christian church or another. But as Stephen Prothero argues in American Jesus, many of the most interesting appraisals of Jesus have emerged outside the churches: in music, film, and popular culture; and among Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, and people of no religion at all. Popular revisions of Jesus are nothing new: Thomas Jefferson famously took scissors to the New Testament to produce a Jesus he could call his own. In Prothero's incisive chronicle, the emergence of a cult of Jesus--as folk hero and commercial icon--is America's most distinctive contribution to Western religion. Prothero describes how Jesus was enlisted by abolitionists and Klansmen, by Teddy Roosevelt and Marcus Garvey. He explains how, in our own time, the proliferation of Jesus' image on Broadway stages and bumper stickers, on the cover of Time and on the Internet, in a Holy Land theme park and on a hot-air balloon, expresses the strange mix of the secular and the sacred in contemporary America. American Jesus is a lively and often witty work of history. As an account of the ways Americans have cast the carpenter from Nazareth in their own image, it is also an examination, through the looking glass, of the American character.


American Jesus

Filename: american-jesus.pdf
ISBN: 9780374178901
Release Date: 2003-12-15
Number of pages: 364
Author: Stephen Prothero
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online American Jesus in PDF and EPUB Traces the evolution of diverse images, interpretations, and appraisals of Jesus Christ throughout American culture, explaining how the unique mix of the secular and the sacred in contemporary America is expressed in the person of Jesus. 15,000 first printing.


American Jesus

Filename: american-jesus.pdf
ISBN: 0374178909
Release Date: 2003-12-15
Number of pages: 364
Author: Stephen Prothero
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online American Jesus in PDF and EPUB Traces the evolution of diverse images, interpretations, and appraisals of Jesus Christ throughout American culture, explaining how the unique mix of the secular and the sacred in contemporary America is expressed in the person of Jesus. 15,000 first printing.


AMERICAN JESUS

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ISBN: 9781499071702
Release Date: 2012-01-30
Number of pages: 100
Author: Christopher Keith Jenkins
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Download and read online AMERICAN JESUS in PDF and EPUB the world is a fast paced society in high gears. its time to get with the program. and see what your missing out on. maybe the atomic clocks, apple computers, gps, diamler chrysler @ mercedes. maybe a favorite sporting event or a freelancer. maybe your just at the healm of the ship looking for a new life. maybe your best friends and didnt know it. maybe you think im crazy for going public, well maybe. but i care about todays society, and im not having people look down on me and stalk me, and then mock me. so i wrote this book.


Jesus Made in America A Cultural History from the Puritans to the Passion of the Christ

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ISBN: 9781458755407
Release Date: 2010-05
Number of pages: 478
Author: Stephen J. Nichols
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

Download and read online Jesus Made in America A Cultural History from the Puritans to the Passion of the Christ in PDF and EPUB Jesus is as American as baseball and apple pie. But how this came to be is a complex story - one that Stephen Nichols tells with care and ease. Beginning with the Puritans, he leads readers through the various cultural epochs of American history, showing at each stage how American notions of Jesus were shaped by the cultural sensibilities of the times, often with unfortunate results. Always fascinating and often humorous, Jesus Made in America offers a frank assessment of the story of Christianity in America, including the present. For those interested in the cultural implications of that story, this book is a must-read.


American Jesus

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059173022271630
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 103
Author: Richard Vargas
Publisher: Tia Chucha Press

Download and read online American Jesus in PDF and EPUB Richard Vargas continues to explore the same themes and concerns from his first book, McLife7the spectrum of three high and low points in a Chicano man2s existence. The poems are candid and, at times, brutally honest. Relationships, sex, politics, religion, and the mundane reality of work are presented in the belief that poetry and art in general can establish a common ground between us. American Jesus is also a response to Laura Bush2s closing the doors to poets (who had been invited to the White House for a celebration of the works of Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Langston Hughes) when she realized they would be voicing opposition to President Bush2s "Shock & Awe' war plans. While some poets often refuse to be political in their work (and thus unwittingly end up making a political statement), Vargas asks, "If not now, when?"


American Jesus

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ISBN: 0940121727
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Number of pages: 272
Author: Virginia Austin
Publisher: Cross Cultural Publications/Crossroads

Download and read online American Jesus in PDF and EPUB About Harlem's edge, a homeless black man wanders with a garbage bag of crosses over his shoulder and a dog at this side. On the Manhattan streets, three white men on a New Year's Eve drive, alcohol tracing their veins with white pride tattooed on their arms. In Central Park, all four lives collide. After a brutal assault, they leave his body before a Fifth Avenue house of God. At the altar he sheds his rainbow-colored clothes to kneel naked and beaten before the Son. And there before the cross, he envisions himself to be this man. From the opulence of Manhattan to the forgotten of Harlem comes the story of one who rises above the hatred and ignorance of man to become more than a man. A man who may or may not be Christ. A man who attempts to raise a hand against the violence of poverty, the violence of neglect, the violence of apathy. But perhaps there has not been just one Son of God. Perhaps, God has had many children. And each time one is sent, one is murdered, one is crucified.


Big Jesus

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ISBN: 9781498200493
Release Date: 2015-01-12
Number of pages: 178
Author: Jimmy R. Watson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Download and read online Big Jesus in PDF and EPUB This may be the most honest book ever written about Jesus. As a veteran pastor in the United Church of Christ, Dr. Watson shares his thoughts on the timeless topic of Christology--the doctrine of Christ--with new and creative insights, informative and accessible theology, personal anecdotes, and lively wit. Nothing is off-limits in this no-holds-barred contribution to the Jesus genre. Big Jesus is not another theological "spin" on the identity and nature of Jesus of Nazareth, nor is it a sentimental fairytale for those who prefer their Christology to be served up on Sunday mornings with fluffy sheep, little children, and footprints in the sand. This book is for Christian adults with a sense of humor.


America Jesus Is Here

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ISBN: 9781614582922
Release Date: 1976-04-01
Number of pages: 112
Author: Cliff Dudley
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

Download and read online America Jesus Is Here in PDF and EPUB Mel Tari because of the daring of Like a Mighty Wind is in suspect by many people. There are those who praise him and those who curse the day he was born. Now Mel brings you messages from God on the simplicity of the Word, Christ's return, spiritual growth, and the command for the baptism of love. Jesus is alive and doing great and mighty things among His people - listen to the cry of Mel Tari, America, Jesus is Here!


The Blackwell Companion to Jesus

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ISBN: 9781444351750
Release Date: 2011-07-07
Number of pages: 576
Author: Delbert Burkett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online The Blackwell Companion to Jesus in PDF and EPUB The Blackwell Companion to Jesus features a comprehensive collection of essays that explore the diverse ways in which Jesus has been imagined or portrayed from the beginnings of Christianity to the present day. Considers portrayals of Jesus in the New Testament and beyond, Jesus in non-Christian religions, philosophical and historic perspectives, modern manifestations, and representations in Christian art, novels, and film Comprehensive scope of coverage distinguishes this work from similar offerings Examines both Christian and non-Christian perspectives on Jesus, including those from ethnic and sexual groups, as well as from other faiths Offers rich and rewarding insights which will shape our understanding of this influential figure and his enduring legacy


Chosen

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ISBN: 160706006X
Release Date: 2009-03-01
Number of pages: 72
Author: Mark Millar
Publisher:

Download and read online Chosen in PDF and EPUB From the writer of the Universal hit, Wanted, comes his next graphic novel on the way to becoming a feature film! American Jesus Volume 1: Chosen follows a twelve-year-old boy who suddenly discovers he's returned as Jesus Christ. He can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk, and, perhaps, even raise the dead! How will he deal with the destiny to lead the world in a conflict thousands of years in the making?


Deer Hunting with Jesus

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ISBN: 0307449572
Release Date: 2008-06-24
Number of pages: 288
Author: Joe Bageant
Publisher: Broadway Books

Download and read online Deer Hunting with Jesus in PDF and EPUB A raucous, truth-telling look at the white working poor--and why they hate liberalism. Deer Hunting with Jesus is web columnist Joe Bageant’s report on what he learned when he moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia, which-like countless American small towns-is fast becoming the bedrock of a permanent underclass. By turns brutal, tender, incendiary, and seriously funny, this book is a call to arms for fellow progressives with little real understanding of "the great beery, NASCAR-loving, church-going, gun-owning America that has never set foot in a Starbucks."


Shiloh

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ISBN: 1475961677
Release Date: 2012-11-15
Number of pages: 394
Author: Steven WinterHawk
Publisher: iUniverse

Download and read online Shiloh in PDF and EPUB This is a work of fiction, based on the Author’s Visions and dreams, Native stories, and the Bible. This is a story about a Native man called Shiloh, who has the memories of Jesus. Shiloh was born of a Native American mother named Mary and a Portuguese father named Joseph, This takes place in a world that Rome did not fall as in our world, and the head of Rome, is an elusive man known only as “the Emperor.” This Rome was visited by “Aliens”, Native Spirits from the Star Sirius who foretold of a prophesy concerning the end of the world. Included as part of the story is my Vision Quest that started it all for me showing a relationship between my “Dreams” and the waking world. From my Native way of looking at life there are differences in the story of Jesus and the Bible. One main difference is the “Arrow of Truth", which is a more positive replacement for the Christian idea of sin. This originated in a dream that I had about the same point in time that I wrote a poem called “This is a Circle". It was a meditation and then, the Vision Quest that brought it all together, into this story.


Reading the Gospels in the Dark

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ISBN: 156338387X
Release Date: 2003-10-01
Number of pages: 209
Author: Richard Walsh
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online Reading the Gospels in the Dark in PDF and EPUB Films with Jesus or Jesus-like characters have been part of movies since the earliest days, and Walsh explores just what kind of impact they have had on their audiences.


Walking Where Jesus Walked

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ISBN: 9780814771747
Release Date: 2014-07-04
Number of pages: 288
Author: Hillary Kaell
Publisher: NYU Press

Download and read online Walking Where Jesus Walked in PDF and EPUB Since the 1950s, millions of American Christians have traveled to the Holy Land to visit places in Israel and the Palestinian territories associated with Jesus’s life and death. Why do these pilgrims choose to journey halfway around the world? How do they react to what they encounter, and how do they understand the trip upon return? This book places the answers to these questions into the context of broad historical trends, analyzing how the growth of mass-market evangelical and Catholic pilgrimage relates to changes in American Christian theology and culture over the last sixty years, including shifts in Jewish-Christian relations, the growth of small group spirituality, and the development of a Christian leisure industry. Drawing on five years of research with pilgrims before, during and after their trips, Walking Where Jesus Walked offers a lived religion approach that explores the trip’s hybrid nature for pilgrims themselves: both ordinary—tied to their everyday role as the family’s ritual specialists, and extraordinary—since they leave home in a dramatic way, often for the first time. Their experiences illuminate key tensions in contemporary US Christianity between material evidence and transcendent divinity, commoditization and religious authority, domestic relationships and global experience. Hillary Kaell crafts the first in-depth study of the cultural and religious significance of American Holy Land pilgrimage after 1948. The result sheds light on how Christian pilgrims, especially women, make sense of their experience in Israel-Palestine, offering an important complement to top-down approaches in studies of Christian Zionism and foreign policy.