The Origins of Christmas

By Kelly, Joseph

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978-0-81462-984-0
Publisher
Liturgical Press


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Reviewed on November 1, 2004

Scholar Kelly (Responding to Evil ) here examines the story of the evolving celebration of Christmas, an account of creative imagination, accommodation, and necessity. He begins with a discussion of biblical and apocryphal accounts and of theological motifs that by the fourth century resulted in a "mass" and a growing tradition that in the 11th century came to be c...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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