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By Scott C. Lowe (ed.)

From Santa, elves and Ebenezer Scrooge, to the tradition wars and virgin start, Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone explores a bunch of philosophical concerns raised through the practices and ideology surrounding Christmas.

  • Offers considerate and funny philosophical insights into the main greatly celebrated vacation within the Western global
  • Contributions come from a variety of disciplines, together with philosophy, theology, spiritual reviews, English literature, cognitive technology and ethical psychology
  • The essays conceal a variety of Christmas subject matters, from a defence of the miracle of the virgin delivery to the relevance of Christmas to atheists and pagans

Chapter 1 Jesus, Mary, and Hume (pages 9–23): Zachary Jurgensen and Jason Southworth
Chapter 2 The Virgin start (pages 24–35): Victor Lyons
Chapter three placing the “Yule” again in “Yuletide” (pages 36–46): Todd Preston
Chapter four Armed for the battle on Christmas (pages 47–58): Scott F. Aiken
Chapter five Christmas Mythologies (pages 59–69): man Bennett?Hunter
Chapter 6 the importance of Christmas for Liberal Multiculturalism (pages 70–79): Mark Mercer
Chapter 7 Crummy advertisements and BB weapons (pages 80–90): Erin Haire and Dustin Nelson
Chapter eight The brain of Santa Claus and the Metaphors he Lives via (pages 91–103): William E. Deal and S. Waller
Chapter nine creating a record, Checking it two times (pages 104–113): Richard Hancuff and Noreen O'Connor
Chapter 10 you would larger be careful… (pages 114–124): Will Williams
Chapter eleven Santa's Sweatshop (pages 125–135): Matthew Brophy
Chapter 12 opposed to the Santa Claus Lie (pages 137–150): David Kyle Johnson
Chapter thirteen mendacity to young children approximately Santa (pages 151–160): period Gavrielides
Chapter 14 placing Claus again into Christmas (pages 161–171): Steven D. Hales
Chapter 15 Scrooge Learns all of it in a single evening (pages 172–182): Dr. Dane Scott
Chapter sixteen Holly Jolly Atheists (pages 183–196): Ruth Tallman
Chapter 17 Heaven, Hecate, and Hallmark (pages 197–207): Marion G. Mason
Chapter 18 Festivus and the necessity for Seasonal Absurdity (pages 208–218): Caleb Holt
Chapter 19 universal Claus (pages 219–230): Cindy Scheopner

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The best biblical Hebrew lexicon is the Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon. Vine’s Bible Dictionary is a good detailed word study. 14 Hume, An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding, p. 117. 15 Ibid. , p. 119. , pp. 119–20. , p. 119. , p. 121. , p. 115. , pp. 115–16. 22 C. D. ) Human Understanding: Studies in the Philosophy of David Hume (Belmont: Wadsworth, 1965), p. 91. 23 Ibid. 4 Why is that important? The Christmas story is the essential means by which Immanuel – “God with us” – becomes reality.

594. indd 34 VIC TO R LYO NS 5/4/2010 3:44:18 PM 21 David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (Online: Filiquarian, 2007), p. 100. , pp. 103–4. 23 Robert G. Bratcher, A Translator’s Guide to the Gospel of Matthew (London: United Bible Societies, 1981), p. 7. 24 Archibald Thomas Robertson, Word Pictures in the New Testament, Vol. 1 (Nashville: Broadman Press, 1930), p. 6. 25 Bratcher, A Translator’s Guide to the Gospel of Matthew, p. 7. 26 Hagner, Matthew 1–13, p. 17. 27 Jo-Ann Shelton, As the Romans Did: A Sourcebook in Roman Social History (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988), p.

One must build upon experience, but not limit oneself to a category or a few categories and say that everything must fall into one of these categories. There must be a desire to be open to all experiences. The Objection of the Absurd Sam Harris dismisses the doctrine of the virgin birth as the foundation for a twisted and negative view of human sexuality: Mary’s virginity has always been suggestive of God’s attitude toward sex: it is intrinsically sinful, being the mechanism through which original sin was bequeathed to the generations after Adam.

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