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Jesus in America

Richard Wightman Fox

Jesus in America

Richard Wightman Fox

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9780060628741

- Publisher Where else but America do people ask: What Would Jesus Do?^ What Would Jesus Drive?^ What Would Jesus Eat? ^"This book is for believers and non-believers alike. It is not a book about whether one should believe in Jesus, but about how Americans have believed in and portrayed him."--from the Introduction ^"Jesus in America" is a comprehensive exploration of the vital role that the figure of Jesus has played throughout American history. Written by one of our most distinguished historians, Richard Wightman Fox, this book provides a brilliant cultural history of Jesus in America from its origins to today, demonstrating how Jesus is the most influential symbolic figure in our history. ^Benjamin Franklin understood Jesus as a wise man worthy of imitation. Thomas Jefferson regarded him as a moral teacher. The assassination of Abraham Lincoln, which occurred on Good Friday, was popularly interpreted as paralleling the crucifixion of Jesus . . . as one preacher put it, "Jesus Chris

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9780060628741
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Where else but America do people ask: What Would Jesus Do?^ What Would Jesus Drive?^ What Would Jesus Eat? ^"This book is for believers and non-believers alike. It is not a book about whether one should believe in Jesus, but about how Americans have believed in and portrayed him."--from the Introduction ^"Jesus in America" is a comprehensive exploration of the vital role that the figure of Jesus has played throughout American history. Written by one of our most distinguished historians, Richard Wightman Fox, this book provides a brilliant cultural history of Jesus in America from its origins to today, demonstrating how Jesus is the most influential symbolic figure in our history. ^Benjamin Franklin understood Jesus as a wise man worthy of imitation. Thomas Jefferson regarded him as a moral teacher. The assassination of Abraham Lincoln, which occurred on Good Friday, was popularly interpreted as paralleling the crucifixion of Jesus . . . as one preacher put it, "Jesus Chris
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Meet the Author

Richard Wightman Fox

Fox has taught American intellectual and cultural history with an emphasis on religion at Yale University, Reed College, and Boston University. He recently returned home to Los Angeles to a prestigious teaching position in the history department at the University of Southern California.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 231472
  • Product Code 006062874X
  • EAN 9780060628741
  • Pages 496
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Harperone
  • Publication Date May 2005
  • Dimensions 229 x 153 x 34 mm
  • Weight 0.577kg

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