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Contents Preface vii Introduction vi Chapter One--The Birth of Jesus 1 Chapter Two--Creating the Christmas Story 31 Chapter Three--Creating Christmas Day and the Christmas Season 53 Chapter Four--Jesus, Mary, the Magi, and an Obscure Asian Bishop 79 Chapter Five--The Popular Acceptance of Christmas 111 Epilogue 129 Appendix--The Gospel Infancy Narratives 131 Further Reading 143
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Christmas History To 1500, Fasts and feasts History of doctrines Early church, ca, 30-600