Description: In his previous book The Origins of Christmas, Joseph F. Kelly answers common questions about the development of Christmas rituals and legends, and explores the history of the holiday. In this book Kelly turns to the infancy narratives to see what the New Testament tells us about the Nativity. Readers will likely discover that their Christmas celebrations, cards, pageants, and crèches are often combinations and embellishments of the gospel narratives. Yet each of these narratives is quite distinct, reflecting the author's talents and audience. In this practical book readers will be shown many remarkable aspects of the story of our savior's birth.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Literature
Review by J. Samuel Subramanian
Citation: J. Samuel Subramanian, review of Joseph F. Kelly, The Birth of Jesus according to the Gospels, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).
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