Christmas as Religion Hardback
Rethinking Santa, the Secular, and the Sacred
by Christopher Deacy;
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Christmas as Religion
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Therefore, this book makes the case for laying to rest the secularization thesis, with its simplistic assumption that religion in Western society is undergoing a period of escalating and irrevocable erosion, and to see instead that the secular may itself be a repository of the religious. Rather than see Christmas as comprising alternative or analogous forms of religious expression, or dependent on any causal relationship to the Christian tradition, Deacy maintains that it is religious per se, and, moreover, it is its very secularity that makes Christmas such a compelling, and even transcendent, religious holiday.
Christmas as Religion by Christopher Deacy was published by Oxford University Press in September 2016. The ISBN for Christmas as Religion is 9780198754565.
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|Page last updated||2nd January 2017|
|Author / Artist||Christopher Deacy|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press (September 2016)|
|Number of Pages||240|