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The Origins of Christmas

The Origins of Christmas( )
Author: Kelly, Joseph F.
ISBN:978-0-8146-2984-0
Publication Date:Sep 2004
Publisher:Liturgical Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $26.95
Book Description:

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 al...
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Book Details
Pages:160
Detailed Subjects: Religion / Holidays / Christmas & Advent
Religion / Holidays / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.7 x 21 cm
Book Weight:0.227 Kilograms
Author Biography
Kelly, Joseph F. (Author)
Joseph F. Kelly is professor of religious studies at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.




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