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Publication Date: 21 Aug 2008
Format: Paperback
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 240
Author: Marcus J. Borg|John Dominic Crossan
ISBN-13: 9780281060047

The First Christmas

What The Gospels Really Teach Us About Jesus'S Birth
By Marcus J. Borg, John Dominic Crossan
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In The First Christmas, two of today's top Jesus scholars, Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan, show how history has biased our reading of the nativity story as it appears in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. The First Christmas explores the beginning of the life of Christ, peeling away the sentimentalism that has build up over two thousand years around this most well known of all stories to reveal the truth of what the Gospels actually say. Borg and Crossan help us to see this familiar narrative afresh by answering the question 'What do these stories mean' from the perspective of both the first and the twenty-first centuries. They successfully show that the Christmas story, read in its original context, is far richer and more challenging than people imagine.
About the Author
Marcus J. Borg is Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University and the author of many books, including Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time and The Heart of Christianity. John Dominic Crossan is the author of several bestselling books including God and Empire and The Historical Jesus. He lives in Minneola, Florida.

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