Nativity: the Christmas Story, Which You Have Never Heard Before

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AuthorHouse, 02.11.2007 - 372 Seiten
Sometimes reading like a historical novel, or a forensics detective story, a melodrama, or a scientific adventure, Nativity takes the reader on a fast, awesome ride of discovery into the real history and real people behind the birth of Christ. Nativity is the ideal reference for pastors, students, and laymen, combining scholarly depth and reliability in a popular writing style easily accessible to all with references for independent study. New elements of meaning and relevance to the Nativity Scientific evidence virgin births occur as often as identical twins but Jesus was one of a kind The life and death drama behind Joseph and Mary rarely told The real events of Bethlehem and Nazareth Herod amazing genius whose architecture excelled Rome, and kept his murdered wife in a jar of honey! Was Jesus incarnated from the time of the Fall? Is the Christmas tree a pagan idol or a biblical image of the Tree of Life? While vigorously defending the traditional faith, Richard Racy gives new insights and new theological perspectives guaranteed to inform and provoke while entertaining in a major new work on the birth of Jesus Christ. A revealing and thought-provoking new book that truly tells us the Christmas story, which we have never heard before!
 

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AUTHORS FORWARD
6
INTRODUCTION
8
HISTORY AND CULTURE
14
THE PERSONAL JOURNEYS
195
THEOLOGY
223
NATIVITY SCRIPTURES CHRONOLOGICALLYTHE SCRIPTURES
296
SUPPORT MATERIAL QUIRINIUS
303
SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL FOR THE INCARNATION
312
BIBLIOGRAPHY
319
ENDNOTES
344
BACK COVER
369
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Richard Racy was raised a conservative Methodist and became Charismatic at age 21. Having studied Reformed theology and many spiritual traditions, he is now a member of a charismatic Anglican church under the Rwandan bishops. He received his degree in Humanities Magna Cum Laude, was ordained in 2001, has taught in the church for nearly 40 years and counseled for nearly 30 years. He has two grown children and six grandchildren, and currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

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