Paul Harvey Lecture: The Battle for Jesus during the Civil War

DateMarch 25, 2013
Time3:30 pm
LocationKayser Auditorium
Baylor University
Waco, TX
DescriptionPaul Harvey (Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley, 1992)  describes his lecture as: 
The Civil War was a climactic moment, and its aftermath a turning point,
not only in American national history, but in a lesser-known battle to
bring Jesus into the sectional struggles of the mid-nineteenth century.
During the war, when Lincoln was still alive, some prophesied that
Jesus would return to set the captives free and save the Union.
Confederates, meanwhile, struggled to figure out whether Jesus had
forsaken them. It appeared that Jesus had invaded the American
landscape. From proslavery forces bending their biblical readings to
suit their slaveholding desires, to abolitionists cheering Jesus as a
slave, from political redefinitions of the Golden Rule, to Nat Turner
and John Brown speaking from prison that Jesus had led them to violence,
Christ was a mighty presence. This lecture will consider images of
Jesus in the Civil War era, and explain how the white South's vision of
Jesus carried on, even after the Confederacy's defeat.



• Paul Harvey Lecture (free)


03/25/2013 3:30 PM

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