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The Resource Christmas in the crosshairs : two thousand years of denouncing and defending the world's most celebrated holiday, Gerry Bowler

Christmas in the crosshairs : two thousand years of denouncing and defending the world's most celebrated holiday, Gerry Bowler

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Christmas in the crosshairs : two thousand years of denouncing and defending the world's most celebrated holiday
Title
Christmas in the crosshairs
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two thousand years of denouncing and defending the world's most celebrated holiday
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Gerry Bowler
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Christmas in the crosshairs
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two thousand years of denouncing and defending the worlds most celebrated holiday
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eng
Summary
"An Anglican priest hands out brass knuckles to his congregation, preparing to battle anti-Christmas fanatics. Fascists insist that the Winter Solstice is the real Christmas, while Communists stage atheist musicals outside of churches on Christmas Eve. Activists vandalize shops that start touting the holiday in October and anti-consumerists sing parody carols in shopping malls. Is there a war on Christmas? As Gerry Bowler demonstrates in Christmas in the Crosshairs, there is and always has been a war, or several wars, on Christmas. A cherished global phenomenon, Christmas is the biggest single event on the planet. For Christians it is the second-most sacred date on the calendar, but it also engages billions of people who are caught up in its commercialism, music, sentiment, travel, and frenetic busyness. Since its controversial invention in the Roman Empire, Christmas has struggled with paganism, popular culture, and fierce Christian opposition; faced abolition in Scotland and New England; and braved neglect and near-death in the 1700s, only to be miraculously reinvented in the 1800s. The twentieth century saw it banned by Bolsheviks and twisted by Nazis. Since then, special interest groups of every stripe have used the holiday's massive popularity to draw attention to their causes. Christmas in the Crosshairs tells the story of the tug-of-war over Christmas, replete with cross-dressing priests, ranting Puritans, and atheist witches. In this eye-opening history of Christmas and its opponents from the beginning up to the present day, Bowler gives us a shocking, and entertaining, new look at the tradition we thought we knew so well"--Provided by publisher
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Presents a history of Christmas, discussing the ongoing war on the most celebrated holiday
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10534292
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1948-
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Bowler, G. Q.
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263/.91509
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  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Christmas
  • Christmas
  • HISTORY
  • RELIGION / Holidays / Christmas & Advent
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adult
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two thousand years of denouncing and defending the world's most celebrated holiday
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Christmas in the crosshairs : two thousand years of denouncing and defending the world's most celebrated holiday, Gerry Bowler
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-290) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The inventors -- The revivalists -- The tyrants -- The godly and the godless -- The appropriators -- The discontented -- The privatizers -- A brief epilogue
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ocn941875052
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
299 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780190499006
Lccn
2016005102
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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40026424877
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illustrations (some color)
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(OCoLC)941875052
Label
Christmas in the crosshairs : two thousand years of denouncing and defending the world's most celebrated holiday, Gerry Bowler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The inventors -- The revivalists -- The tyrants -- The godly and the godless -- The appropriators -- The discontented -- The privatizers -- A brief epilogue
Control code
ocn941875052
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
299 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780190499006
Lccn
2016005102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026424877
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)941875052

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