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From Santa, elves and Ebenezer Scrooge, to the tradition wars and virgin delivery, Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone explores a number of philosophical concerns raised through the practices and ideology surrounding Christmas.

  • Offers considerate and funny philosophical insights into the main extensively celebrated vacation within the Western global
  • Contributions come from a variety of disciplines, together with philosophy, theology, non secular experiences, English literature, cognitive technological know-how and ethical psychology
  • The essays disguise quite a lot of Christmas subject matters, from a defence of the miracle of the virgin start to the relevance of Christmas to atheists and pagans

Chapter 1 Jesus, Mary, and Hume (pages 9–23): Zachary Jurgensen and Jason Southworth
Chapter 2 The Virgin start (pages 24–35): Victor Lyons
Chapter three placing the “Yule” again in “Yuletide” (pages 36–46): Todd Preston
Chapter four Armed for the conflict on Christmas (pages 47–58): Scott F. Aiken
Chapter five Christmas Mythologies (pages 59–69): man Bennett?Hunter
Chapter 6 the importance of Christmas for Liberal Multiculturalism (pages 70–79): Mark Mercer
Chapter 7 Crummy advertisements and BB weapons (pages 80–90): Erin Haire and Dustin Nelson
Chapter eight The brain of Santa Claus and the Metaphors he Lives through (pages 91–103): William E. Deal and S. Waller
Chapter nine creating a record, Checking it two times (pages 104–113): Richard Hancuff and Noreen O'Connor
Chapter 10 you would larger be careful… (pages 114–124): Will Williams
Chapter eleven Santa's Sweatshop (pages 125–135): Matthew Brophy
Chapter 12 opposed to the Santa Claus Lie (pages 137–150): David Kyle Johnson
Chapter thirteen mendacity to young ones approximately Santa (pages 151–160): period Gavrielides
Chapter 14 placing Claus again into Christmas (pages 161–171): Steven D. Hales
Chapter 15 Scrooge Learns all of it in a single evening (pages 172–182): Dr. Dane Scott
Chapter sixteen Holly Jolly Atheists (pages 183–196): Ruth Tallman
Chapter 17 Heaven, Hecate, and Hallmark (pages 197–207): Marion G. Mason
Chapter 18 Festivus and the necessity for Seasonal Absurdity (pages 208–218): Caleb Holt
Chapter 19 universal Claus (pages 219–230): Cindy Scheopner

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1 (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1979), pp. 52, 64, 71, 87. , p. 170. , pp. 454–5, 547. Robert Gromachki, The Virgin Birth: A Biblical Study of the Deity of Jesus Christ, 2nd edn. (Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2002), pp. 97–9; Gresham Machen, The Virgin Birth of Christ, pp. 2–43. ) The Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. 4 (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1979), pp. 395–669. , p. 410. , p. 411. , pp. 399–400. Donald A. Hagner, Matthew 1–13, Word Biblical Commentary, Vol. 33A (Columbia: Word, 1993), p. 16. Raymond E.

31 E. Schuyler English, Things Surely To Be Believed: A Primer of Bible Doctrine, Vol. 1 (Lancaster: Rudisill, 1956), pp. 61–2. 32 Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics, Vol. 2, trans. G. T. Thomson and Harold Knight (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1986), p. 177. indd 35 35 5/4/2010 3:44:18 PM TO D D P R E S TO N CHAPTER 3 PUTTING THE “YULE” BACK IN “YULETIDE” It’s a familiar Christmas scene. The day: December 24. m. The place: any shopping center parking lot in America. We are the sad, desperate mass of humanity that has put off Christmas shopping until the very last of minutes.

Frank Tupper underscores two common threads: “(1) each of these women had a well-known story of marriage that contained varying elements of sexual scandal – unions, however, ‘irregular,’ which continued the lineage of the Messiah. ”19 Joseph’s near rejection of Mary suggests how real the scandalous nature of Mary’s predicament might be. His fears were only calmed by the words of the angel in his dream, which foretells the virginal conception. If the virginal conception is indeed a matter of established faith in two very different communities, those of Matthew and Luke, then it predates the work of both gospel writers.

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