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Origins of Christmas

Origins of Christmas - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0814629840

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ISBN13: 978-0814629840
ISBN10: 0814629849
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Published: 2004
International: No

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Origins of Christmas - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0814629840

Joseph F. Kelly

ISBN13: 978-0814629840
ISBN10: 0814629849
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Liturgical Press

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

When was Christmas first celebrated? How did December 25 become the official date for Christmas? How did the Bible's "magi from the East" become three kings named Melchior, Caspar, and Balthasar who rode camels from three different continents to worship the newborn Christ? Why did medieval and Renaissance artists often portray Joseph as an old man? When did the first Christmas music appear? And who was the real St. Nicholas, and how did he become one of the most famous of all Christian saints?

These and many other questions are answered in The Origins of Christmas. The story of the origins of Christmas is not well known, but it is a fascinating tale. It begins when Christmas did not exist, and finishes when Christmas had become an integral part of Christian life and Western culture.

The Origins of Christmas covers a variety of topics in a concise and accessible style and is suitable for group discussions.

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