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Personal Jesus

In his new book, a BU professor looks at how the US turned a religious figure into a national celebrity

By David Mehegan
Globe Staff / January 17, 2004

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SANDWICH -- If America is the land of the free and the brave, it's also the land of the celebrity, the sort of person we increasingly call an "icon" nowadays. Considering our obsession with such icons as Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, or John F. Kennedy, it was perhaps inevitable that someone would get around to Jesus. (Full Article: 1320 Words)

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