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

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AuthorHouse, 2 nov 2007 - 372 pagine
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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Pagina 247 - How can this be, since I have no husband?' And the angel said to her. The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.
Pagina 78 - And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, and rose up and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
Pagina 167 - Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.
Pagina 296 - He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David ; and he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever ; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
Pagina 219 - He has shown strength with his arm, he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts, he has put down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of low degree; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away.
Pagina 34 - AND when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word : for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
Pagina 298 - Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying^ Where is he that is born King of the Jews ? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
Pagina 198 - Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
Pagina 299 - When they had heard the king, they departed; and lo, the star which they saw in the east went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.

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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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