In popular form An Adult Christ at Christmas samples succinctly the method and conclusions of Ray Brown in his longer (750 pages) and more scholarly The Birth of the Messiah (Doubleday 1977; new, larger edition, 1993). It can be used effectively as an introduction for study clubs and adult education courses, especially where the leader has worked through the longer work. It will be helpful for the clergy and other teachers at Christmas by giving examples of how the infancy stories might be presented and preached. The fruits of modern scientific approach to the infancy narratives, here presented in simple format, are intended for a wide-ranging audience in search of inspiration for their spiritual life and for the celebration of the feast of Christmas.
INTRODUCTION: On Putting an Adult Christ Back into Christmas
THE FIRST CHRISTMAS STORY (Matthew 2:1-23):
Part I (2:1-21):
THE THIRD CHRISTMAS STORY (Luke 2:41-52): The Finding of the Boy Jesus in the Temple
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