The First Christmas

The First Christmas

What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus's Birth

Book - 2007
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"Who could argue with the message the authors draw from the Bible's Christmas stories? Light in the darkest time of the year, hope in a period of creeping despair--these are powerful and universal themes that can give everyone a stake in Christmas."
-- USA Today

In The First Christmas Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan--t op Jesus scholars and authors of The Last Week --h elp us see the real Christmas story buried in the familiar Bible accounts. Basing their interpretations on the two nativity narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, Borg and Crossan focus on the literal story--the inner truth rather than the historical facts--to offer a clear and uplifting message of hope and peace. With The First Christmas readers get a fresh, deep, and new understanding of the nativity story, enabling us to better appreciate the powerful message of the Gospels.

Publisher: New York : HarperOne, [2007]
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780061430701
Characteristics: x, 258 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Crossan, John Dominic


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