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By Adam C. English

ISBN-10: 1498239323

ISBN-13: 9781498239325

ISBN-10: 149823934X

ISBN-13: 9781498239349

Christmas cheers the beginning of Christ with a clean examine the festive season. English engages the wealthy theological and biblical subject matters of introduction in addition to relations traditions, renowned carols, and legends of the vacations. themes variety from a theology of the incarnation of the be aware, the position of Mary, the ancient foundation of December 25, the importance of Bethlehem and the celebrity, the plight of the holy relatives in a opposed global, and where of yankee pop icons like Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus, and blood brother the Elf. Christmas brims with anticipation.

"Adam English weaves historic, religious, and non secular elements of the Christmas narrative including modern customs and event. seeking to the long run, no longer a nostalgic previous, he exhibits how the season conjures up how you can dwell biblical truths of forgiveness and justice. a pleasant saints part identifies ten how one can comprehend saints, making them extra accessible. Christmas is an strange addition to vacation literature, blending silly and critical, non secular and secular, heavy and light."
--Carol Myers, St. Nicholas Center

"In this follow-up to his well known and profitable The Saint Who will be Santa Claus, Adam English bargains a fantastic set of theological reflections at the liturgical season of Christmas. With highbrow and literary verve, he brings gentle to the very mysteries of Christmas. Rooted within the scriptural narrative, steeped within the historical Christian culture, and comfy with tradition either classical and renowned, English dares his reader to think about the incarnation, Mary the mummy of Jesus, Bethlehem, the luminous megastar noticed by way of the sages from the east, the flight to Egypt (Jesus as exile and migrant), the importance and that means of Christmas day, and saints of the season. enable me invite you to unwrap this gift!"
--Mark S. Medley, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky

"The manger, pass, and consumerism infrequently meet for whatever inspiring. In Dr. English's telling, the texts of Christmas in church and tradition are taken heavily and spread out in methods no Black Friday sale or striking of the vegetables carrier may count on. prepare to move through the holly jolly but very sacred season with extra pleasure, knowledge, and reverence."
--Tripp Fuller, Founder and Host, Homebrewed Christianity (podcast); Director of Theology and the arts, The Hatchery los angeles, Redondo seashore, CA

Adam C. English is chair of the dep. of faith and Philosophy at Campbell college and professor of theology and philosophy. he's writer of The Saint Who will be Santa Claus (2012) and Theology Remixed (2010).

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