The Original Story
By (author) Margaret Barker
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Christmas by Margaret Barker
Book DescriptionIn "Christmas, The Original Story", Margaret Barker explores the nature of the Christmas stories and the nature and use of Old Testament prophecy. Beginning with John's account, it then goes on to include Luke and Matthew, the apocryphal gospels, and the traditions of the Coptic Church, to throw light upon wise men and their gifts, the character of Herod, Matthew's use of prophecy, the holy family in Egypt.This book also discusses the stories we get from the Infancy Gospel of Jesus and the development of the Orthodox Christmas icon, as well as the Christmas story and the Mary material in the Koran.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780281060504
(216mm x 138mm x 11mm)
Imprint: SPCK Publishing
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Margaret Barker
Unconquered Land' and Other Old Testament Essays, Hardback (April 2013)
This final book published in the series collects together for the first time in English translation a selection of essays on central themes and texts in Old Testament criticism and exegesis by Rudolf Smend, one of the world's most eminent senior scholars in the field.
Mother of the Lord, Paperback (September 2012)
Margaret Barker traces the veneration of the Mother of the Lord back to the Old Testament and a female deity in the first Jewish temple.
Creation, Paperback (November 2009)
Contributes a characteristically Christian voice to contemporary theological debates on the environment. This book deals with such arguments as, 'But the New Testament says nothing about this', and establishes the general principles of a Christian view of Creation.
Temple Themes in Christian Worship, Paperback (January 2008)» View all books by Margaret Barker
For a long time, scholarship has been seeking the origins of Christian worship in the synagogue. This book traces the roots of Christian worship back to the Jewish temple. It covers baptism, in theology and practice, the Eucharist, with emphasis on the symbolism of the elements, the significance of music and hymns, and festivals and pilgrimage.
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Author Biography - Margaret Barker
Margaret Barker is a well-known and high-selling author and former president of the Society for Old Testament study. She is a member of the ecumenical Patriarch's Symposium on Religion, Science and the Environment and a Methodist Local Preacher. She is the author of major and influential works such as The Great High Priest (2003), The Revelation of Jesus Christ (2000) and The Risen Lord (1996). Her Temple Theology (2004) was short listed for the Michael Ramsey Prize, and she was awarded the honour of a Lambeth degree in 2008.
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