The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus's Birth by Marcus J. Borg

The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus's Birth

byMarcus J. Borg, John Dominic Crossan

Kobo ebook | October 13, 2009

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“Who could argue with the message the authors draw from the Bible’s Christmas stories? Light in the darkest time of the year, hope in a period of creeping despair—these are powerful and universal themes that can give everyone a stake in Christmas.”
USA Today


In The First Christmas Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan—top Jesus scholars and authors of The Last Week*—h*elp us see the real Christmas story buried in the familiar Bible accounts. Basing their interpretations on the two nativity narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, Borg and Crossan focus on the literal story—the inner truth rather than the historical facts—to offer a clear and uplifting message of hope and peace. With The First Christmasreaders get a fresh, deep, and new understanding of the nativity story, enabling us to better appreciate the powerful message of the Gospels.

Title:The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus's BirthFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 13, 2009Publisher:HarperOneLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006174364X

ISBN - 13:9780061743641

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A significant book for understanding the origins of Christianity This is an amazing book by two well known and well respected biblical scholars. They make a strong case that what the Gospel writers were writing was not history as we understand it, but about a theology to counter the theology of ancient Rome. Borg and Crossan help us to find new meaning in the ancient stories of Jesus birth.
Date published: 2014-01-06