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Christmas Unwrapped offers a fascinating interpretation of the American Christmas from the perspectives of cultural studies, theology, and biblical studies. The editors' central argument is that Christmas - with its attendant mythology (Christmas Carol, It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street), icons (Santa Claus), and rituals (gift-giving, holiday concerts, Christmas shopping) - has become a new religion in America, the religion of consumer capitalism. As the contributors to this lucid and accessible critque of American culture demonstrate, Jesus definitely is not the reason for the season.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 208 Vendor: Trinity Press International Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches) ISBN: 1563383195 ISBN-13: 9781563383199 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
"Christmas Unwrapped" offers a fascinating critique of the American Christmas from the perspectives of cultural studies, theology, and biblical studies. The central argument is that Christmas--with its attendant mythology, icons, and rituals--has become a new religion in America: the religion of consumer capitalism.