Jesus, Through American Eyes

A recent portrayal of the life of Jesus has reignited the question of what Jesus was really like, but that line of inquiry isn't exactly new. In the 2,000 year history of Christianity, representations of Christ have constantly evolved — his ethnicity has been challenged, as well as his manliness. Stephen Prothero studied the different depictions of Jesus in United States, and collected his findings in his new book American Jesus. NPR's John Ydstie speaks with Prothero about the ever-changing American Christ.

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