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ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS

PROF. M. M. NINAN

 

 CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

 

PART ONE

YEAR OF BIRTH OF JESUS

 

CHAPTER ONE: UNIFYING CHRISTIAN CALENDAR

CHAPTER TWO : BIRTH OF JESUS, CENSUS AND GOVERNOR  QUIRINIUS 

CHAPTER THREE: BIRTH OF JESUS AND DEATH OF HEROD THE GREAT  

CHAPTER FOUR:WHAT EARLY FATHERS SAID   

CHAPTER FIVE: THE NAME   

 

 

PART TWO

DATE OF BIRTH OF JESUS

 

CHAPTER ONE:JEWISH CALENDAR 

CHAPTER TWO:DATE OF CHRISTMAS 

CHAPTER THREE:DATE OF CHRISTMAS:LORD'S FESTIVALS    

CHAPTER FOUR: TEMPLE SERVICE OF ZACHARIAH AND LUKE’S DATING 

CHAPTER FIVE: THE TRADITION OF DECEBER /JANUARY DATE 

 

 

PART THREE

THE NATIVITY, THE SHEPHERDS AND THE MAGI

 

CHAPTER ONE: THE INN AND THE MANGER 

CHAPTER TWO:THE SHEPHERDS 

CHAPTER THREE:THE MAGI AND THE STAR 

 

 

PART FOUR

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

 

CHAPTER ONE:CHRISTMAS AS A DAY OF CELEBRATION 

CHAPTER TWO:CHRISTMAS TREE 

CHAPTER THREE:Santa Claus and christmas presents     
CHAPTER FOUR: CHRISTMAS CAROLS AND CHRISTMAS CARDS 

CHAPTER FIVE:12 days of Christmas 
CHAPTER SIX:OTHER TRADITIONS