The Feast of Christmas
Liturgical Press / 2010 / Paperback
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In The Feast of Christmas author Joseph Kelly, PhD., a professor of religious studies, assures readers that the celebration of Christmas is still alive and well. He traces the history of Christmas from its earliest form in the 4th century to the present age. Though it may no longer be in its traditional form it is still thrives in the midst of rampant consumerism. Paperback.
Joseph F. Kelly, PhD, is professor of religious studies at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is author of The Origins of Christmas, An Introduction to the New Testament for Catholics, The Collegeville Church History Timeline, The Birth of Jesus According to the Gospels, and The Ecumenical Councils of the Catholic Church, all published by Liturgical Press.
Many Christians struggle to balance the religious and secular elements of Christmas, but the history of the feast shows that this is nothing new. The religious Christmas has changed over the centuries and, contrary to many critics, is thriving today. This brief, accessible account will explain that:
By tracing these and other aspects of the religious celebration of Christmas through the centuries, Joseph F. Kelly does much more than provide us with interesting facts. He reassures us that though the religious Christmas may not be in its traditional form, it is indeed alive and well—and has a bright and promising future.
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