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Christmas

The Original Story

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Christmas by Margaret Barker

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In "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 Details

ISBN: 9780281060504
ISBN-10: 0281060509
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 11mm)
Pages: 192
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 by 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 by Margaret Barker Mother of the Lord, Hardback (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 by Margaret Barker 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 by Margaret Barker Temple Themes in Christian Worship, Hardback (January 2008)

Covers baptism, both theology and practices, the Eucharist, with emphasis on the symbolism of the elements, the significance of music and hymns, festivals and pilgrimage, use of the Scriptures, both what the early Christians used and how they read them, prayers, including the Lord's prayer, and the shape of church buildings.

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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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Unconquered Land' and Other Old Testament Essays by Margaret Barker
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Hidden Tradition of the Kingdom of God by Margaret Barker
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Great High Priest by Margaret Barker
Revelation of Jesus Christ by Margaret Barker
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