The first Noel

Sheler, Jeffery L.
December 1992
U.S. News & World Report;12/21/92, Vol. 113 Issue 24, p78
Examines the intense scrutiny that the Christmas story--like the Bible itself--has come under in recent years. New Testament scholars have debated whether the Nativity stories should be understood as history, religious legend, theological proclamation or perhaps a combination of the three. Analysis by Raymond E. Brown, professor emeritus of New Testament at Union Theological Seminary in New York; The birth of Jesus Christ; The visitors; The aftermath; Details.


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