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Christmas as religion : rethinking Santa, the secular and the sacred

Author: Christopher Deacy
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Christopher Deacy explores the premise that religion plays an elementary role in our understanding of the Christmas festival, but takes issue with much of the existing literature which is inclined to limit the contours and parameters of 'religion' to particular representations and manifestations of institutional forms of Christianity. 'Religion' is often tacitly identified as having an ecclesiastical frame of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Deacy
ISBN: 9780198754565 0198754566 9780191816192 0191816191
OCLC Number: 993592333
Description: xi, 223 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: the parameters of this book --
1 What is Christmas --
2 Revisiting the religious origins and essence of Christmas --
3 Is Christmas a 'secular' religion? --
4 Christmas as a site of implicit religion --
5 Christmas films and the persistence of the supernatural --
6 Reframing Christmas and the religion of materialism.
Responsibility: Christopher Deacy.

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This work develops critical links between modern representations of Christmas and the category of religion.  Read more...
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Deacy's book is abundantly topical and interesting-where it leaves questions unanswered, it lays a foundation for others to build upon. Christmas as Religion joins a growing body of scholarship on Read more...

 
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