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A Wonderful Night; An Interpretation Of Christmas   By: (1852-1936)

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In "A Wonderful Night; An Interpretation Of Christmas," James H. Snowden delivers a heartwarming and thought-provoking exploration of the true meaning of Christmas. Through his eloquent writing and evocative storytelling, the author presents a fresh perspective on this beloved holiday, reminding readers of the deeper significance behind the festivities.

Snowden skillfully weaves together various elements, blending Christmas traditions, historical references, and spiritual insights to create a captivating narrative. His meticulous research is evident, as he incorporates a wide range of sources to support his interpretations and present a well-rounded picture of Christmas throughout history.

One of the book's greatest strengths lies in its ability to strike a balance between scholarly analysis and engaging storytelling. Instead of merely providing an academic treatise, Snowden infuses his writing with vivid descriptions and relatable anecdotes. This approach not only keeps readers engrossed but also makes the subject matter accessible to a broader audience.

As the pages unfold, readers are taken on a journey of discovery, exploring the origins of Christmas and its evolution over time. Snowden's meticulous attention to detail ensures that every aspect is covered, from the early Roman festivals to the influences of Christian traditions. Through his exploration of various cultural practices and customs associated with Christmas, he paints a rich tapestry of the holiday's global significance.

One of the most compelling aspects of Snowden's work is his exploration of the spiritual and philosophical dimensions of Christmas. He delves into the true essence of the holiday, shedding light on its symbolism and the deeper messages hidden within the traditions. With profound insights and compelling arguments, the author urges readers to reflect on the fundamental themes of love, compassion, and kindness that Christmas represents.

Though Snowden's prose is occasionally dense and scholarly, the overall tone remains engaging and accessible. His passion for the subject matter shines through, capturing the readers' attention and inviting them to immerse themselves in the magic of Christmas. Additionally, the inclusion of striking imagery and captivating quotes enhances the reading experience, evoking a sense of wonder and nostalgia.

While "A Wonderful Night; An Interpretation Of Christmas" primarily centers around the holiday's religious and historical aspects, readers from various backgrounds can connect with the book. Its universal message of goodwill and the celebration of humanity's shared values resonates deeply, making it a worthwhile read for both Christians and non-Christians.

In conclusion, James H. Snowden's "A Wonderful Night; An Interpretation Of Christmas" is a compelling exploration of the multiple layers of meaning that lay behind the holiday's surface glamour. Snowden's meticulous research, engaging prose, and profound insights make this book a valuable addition to any reader's collection, offering a fresh perspective on the essence of Christmas and reminding us of the universal values that unite us all.

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A Wonderful Night

By JAMES H. SNOWDEN

Decorations by Maud and Miska Petersham

Nights differ as much as days. Some nights have witnessed great events and been charged with ethical significance in the history of the world. One such night stands forth crowned with supreme distinction, the night that heard angels sing, and was starred with the Birth of Bethlehem. This book treats the various events and steps that led to the central wonder and interprets the story in terms of its significance today and invests it with poetic light.

THE MACMILLAN COMPANY PUBLISHERS :: NEW YORK

[Transcriber's note: The above text is taken from the front flap of the dust jacket.]

A Wonderful Night

THE MACMILLAN COMPANY NEW YORK · BOSTON · CHICHAGO · DALLAS ATLANTA · SAN FRANCISCO

MACMILLAN & CO., LIMITED LONDON · BOMBAY · CALCUTTA MELBOURNE

THE MACMILLAN CO. OF CANADA, LTD. TORONTO

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A Wonderful Night

An Interpretation of Christmas

By James H. Snowden

Decorations by Maud and Miska Petersham

[Illustration]

The Macmillan Company Publishers MCMXIX

Set up and electrotyped. Published November, 1919.

Contents

CHAPTER

I. An Age of Wonders

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