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

Jesus Made in America: A Cultural History from the Puritans to the Passion of the Christ
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ISBN10: 
0830828494
ISBN13: 
9780830828494
Pages: 
237
Published: 
April 4th 2008 by IVP Academic
Rating: 
3.82

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.

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