My Problem with White Jesus

THIS IS A HUMANITIES TO GO ONLINE PROGRAM: When did Jesus become white? Why does it matter? In this presentation, Professor Dennis Britton will discuss medieval and renaissance representations of white and black skin, and consider how they have affected the way we feel about the sacred value of white and black skin today. This program is presented as part of New Hampshire Humanities’ series, Black Thought: Black Perspectives on the Humanities, in a live Zoom event.



Suggested reading:

What Did Jesus Look Like?
By Joan E. Taylor, London: Bloomsbury Publishing 2018


The Color of Christ: The Son of God & the Saga of Race in America
By Paul Harvey and Edward J. Blum, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012


Becoming Christian: Race, Reformation, and Early Modern English Romance
by Dennis Austin Britton, Fordham University Press, 2014