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Title:
Joy to the world : how Christ's coming changed everything (and still does)
Author:
Hahn, Scott.
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Edition:
First Edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Image, 2014.
Physical Description:
175 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
"What could be more familiar than the Christmas story--and yet what could be more extraordinary? The cast of characters is strange and exotic: shepherds and magicians, an emperor and a despot, angels, and a baby who is Almighty God. The strangeness calls for an explanation, and this book provides it by examining the characters and the story in light of the biblical and historical context"--Amazon.com.
Language:
English
Contents:
A light goes on in Bethlehem -- What happens in Bethlehem -- A new genesis -- The counterfeit kingdom -- Mary: cause of our joy -- Silent knight, holy knight -- Angels: echoing their joyous strains -- O little town of bethlehem -- Do you believe in Magi? -- Shepherds, why this jubilee? -- Glory of your people: the presentation -- Flight into joy -- Blessed trinities: heaven and the Holy Family -- Joy to the world!.
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ISBN:
9780804141123
Format :
Book

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Summary

What could be more familiar than the Christmas story -- and yet what could be more extraordinary? The cast of characters is strange and exotic- shepherds and magicians, an emperor and a despot, angels, and a baby who is Almighty God. The strangeness calls for an explanation, and this book provides it by examining the characters and the story in light of the biblical and historical context. Bestselling author Scott Hahn who has written extensively on Scripture and the early Church, brings evidence to light, dispelling some of the mystery of the story. Yet Christmas is made familiar all over again by showing it to be a family story. Christmas, as it appears in the New Testament, is the story of a father, a mother, and a child -- their relationships, their interactions, their principles, their individual lives, and their common life. To see the life of this "earthly trinity" is to gaze into heaven.


Author Notes

Scott Hahn, an internationally renowned Catholic lecturer & apologist, is a professor of theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. His books include "A Father Who Keeps His Promises", "Rome, Sweet Home", the best-selling story, coauthored with his wife, of their conversion to Catholicism, & most recently, "The Lamb's Supper". He lives in Steubenville, Ohio.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Light Goes On in Bethlehemp. 1
Chapter 2 What Happens in Bethlehem...p. 13
Chapter 3 A New Genesisp. 23
Chapter 4 The Counterfeit Kingdomp. 39
Chapter 5 Mary: Cause of Our Joyp. 49
Chapter 6 Silent Knight, Holy Knightp. 67
Chapter 7 Angels: Echoing Their Joyous Strainsp. 83
Chapter 8 O Little Town of Bethlehemp. 97
Chapter 9 Do You Believe in Magi?p. 107
Chapter 10 Shepherds, Why This Jubilee?p. 119
Chapter 11 The Glory of Your People: The Presentationp. 127
Chapter 12 Flight into Joyp. 135
Chapter 13 Blessed Trinities: Heaven and the Holy Familyp. 145
Chapter 14 Joy to the World!p. 155
Notesp. 169