Table of contents for The origins of Christmas / by Joseph F. Kelly.

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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