Who could argue with the message the authors draw from the Bibles Christmas stories? Light in the darkest time of the year, hope in a period of creeping despairthese 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 Crossantop Jesus scholars and authors of The Last Weekhelp 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 storythe inner truth rather than the historical factsto offer a clear and uplifting message of hope and peace. With The First Christmas readers get a fresh, deep, and new understanding of the nativity story, enabling us to better appreciate the powerful message of the Gospels.
Additional ISBNs: 9780061430718, 0061430714, 9780061743641, 006174364X