Don Heinz gives us a new and beautiful history of Christmas, from its origins in the biblical texts to the figure of Santa Claus to the commercial spree of today - a marvelous pilgrimage through lived religion as it appears in folkways, music, art, and literature. Is retrieving Christmas possible and will doing so enable deeper appreciation of the reality of incarnation today and in the future? Jacketed hardcover.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 256 Vendor: Augsburg Fortress Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches) ISBN: 0800697332 ISBN-13: 9780800697334 Availability: In Stock
Heinz brilliantly unearths the social practices and broader cultural history of Christmas, even as he traces the original and evolving incarnational theology that occasionally still shines through in the celebrations.