The Roots of Christian Festivals  -     By: David Self
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The Roots of Christian Festivals

SPCK Publishing / 2005 / Paperback

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A great source of information for preachers and teachers who want to understand the roots (social, historical, and folkloric) of major and minor Christian festivals such as Epiphany, Candlemas, Good Friday, Ascension Day, the week of prayer for Christian unity, St. Nicholas Day, and more.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: SPCK Publishing
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 8 X 5 (inches)
ISBN: 0281056811
ISBN-13: 9780281056811

Publisher's Description

In The Roots of Christian Festivals, David Self succinctly explains the social, folkloric and historic roots, customs and developments of the major Christian festivals, including those that are more modern in their invention, and shows how the sacred and the secular have fed upon one another to result in the celebrations we have today. A great source of information for teachers and preachers, David Self includes all the major dates, including Christmas Day, Easter, Pentecost, Mothering Sunday and Thanksgiving as well as some of the more obscure, such as Epiphany, Candlemas, Rogationtide, Lammas and All Hallows. The result is an absorbing volume that will prove both enlightening and enjoyable for a wide audience.

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