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Christmas in the Crosshairs

two thousand years of denouncing and defending the world"s most celebrated holiday

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Pagination299 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26246120M
ISBN 100190499001
ISBN 109780190499006

Book Review Christmas in the Crosshairs: Two Thousand Years of Denouncing and Defending the World's Most Celebrated Holiday, Gerry Bowler. Oxford University Press, Author: Martin J. Manning. Get this from a library! Christmas in the crosshairs: two thousand years of denouncing and defending the world's most celebrated holiday. [G Q Bowler] -- Christmas, a global phenomenon adored by billions and a backbone of international trade, is the biggest single event on the planet. For Christians it is the second-most sacred date on the calendar.

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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 addition to providing a history of Christmas from the beginning up to the present day, the stories Bowler tells explore the scope of its/5(6).   As Mr. Bowler points out in his new book, “Christmas in the Crosshairs: Two Thousand Years of Denouncing and Defending the World’s Most Celebrated Holiday,” even early Christian leaders.


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"Christmas in the Crosshairs" is well-organized, presents a breadth of material, and provides a clear picture of the current battles over Christmas in public spaces, while it is still able to be light-hearted in places and poke fun at social activists of all stripes who manage to /5(21).

Christmas in the Crosshairs book. Read 15 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. An Anglican priest hands out brass knuckles to his cong /5. CHRISTMAS IN THE CROSSHAIRS is a highly readable account of the ups Christmas in the Crosshairs book downs of the popular, impossible-to-suppress, gift-giving holiday of Christmas.

It's a serious academic history, well-researched and footnoted, but it still reads like "popular" history/5(20). The refreshing takeaway of Christmas in the Crosshairs is that most contemporary agita about Christmas’ supposed decline is misplaced. The commercialization of Christmas isn’t a recent.

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 global phenomenon adored by billions and a backbone of international trade, Christmas is the biggest single event on the planet.

For Christians it is the second-most sacred date on the. 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. 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 addition to providing a history of Christmas from the beginning up to the present day, the stories Bowler tells explore the scope of its influence and give us a shocking, and entertaining.

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.

Gerry Bowler’s new book, Christmas in the Crosshairs, settles rather emphatically the question of whether or not the modern “war on Christmas” is unique – or even worthy of all the eye-rolling.

It’s not. It has been around forever and will be around forever. So stop the eye-rolling. Get this from a library. Christmas in the crosshairs: two thousand years of denouncing and defending the world's most celebrated holiday. [Gerry Bowler] -- "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. 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 richly entertaining, new look at the tradition we thought Brand: Oxford University Press.

The commission of such sins at Christmas need not even have been public. In a number of Scottish towns ministers were known to go door-to-door on Christmas Day to ensure that families were not feasting.” ― Gerry Bowler, Christmas in the Crosshairs: Two Thousand Years of Denouncing and Defending the World's Most Celebrated HolidayAuthor: Gerry Bowler.

Is there a war on Christmas. Yes, and there always has been. Canadian historian Bowler (Santa Claus: A Biography,etc.) takes a seemingly modern topic—the vilification of Christmas—and shows it to have a centuries-old survey of the issue covers everything from the deadly serious to the absurd, and it will leave readers amazed at the holiday’s ability to not only persist.

The trouble with Christmas in the Crosshairs lies in Bowler’s attempt to cram so much historical context and information into the briefest of cultural explorations. Because of this, it can often /5. Christmas in the Crosshairs is a witty, eclectic collection that focuses on those who have harbored antagonism toward Christmas (e.g., pagans, Puritans, communists) and those who have reinvigorated it in new directions (e.g., Charles Dickens, Clement Moore, capitalists).

Author Gerry Bowler covers battles waged over both its religious and secular elements. pages, : Oxford University Press. Christmas in the Crosshairs: Two Thousand Years of Denouncing and Defending the World's Most Celebrated Holiday 1st Edition by Gerry Bowler Oxford University Press Idon’t know if you’ve heard, but the real meaning of Christmas has been sadly overtaken by wanton capitalism in recent years.

Christmas in the Crosshairs: Two Thousand Years of Denouncing and Defending the World’s Most Celebrated Holiday Gerry Bowler. Oxford Univ., $ (p) ISBN   As historian Gerry Bowler's new book Christmas in the Crosshairs proves, 'twas ever thus. Story continues below advertisement. Welcome to The Author: JOHN SEMLEY.

Christmas in the crosshairs: two thousand years of denouncing and defending the world's most celebrated holiday. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide) Bowler, G. Q., Christmas in the Crosshairs: Two Thousand Years of Denouncing and Defending the World's Most Celebrated Holiday. Read "Christmas in the Crosshairs Two Thousand Years of Denouncing and Defending the World's Most Celebrated Holiday" by Gerry Bowler available from Rakuten Kobo.

An Anglican priest hands out brass knuckles to his congregation, preparing to battle anti-Christmas fanatics. Fascists i Brand: Oxford University Press. Book 6: Playing For Fun. Featuring Holly and Ford. New Zealand’s octogenarian matchmaker is at work, with best friends Holly and Ford in the crosshairs.

Book 7: Drawing Me In. Featuring Bree and Harley. Coming May Book Kissing The Bride. A Due South short story. Coming July Book 8: Saying I Do.

Featuring MacKenna and Joe /5(). His most recent book is Christmas in the Crosshairs: Two-Thousand Years of Denouncing and Defending the World’s Most Celebrated Holiday.

As the title of the book indicates, it’s an invitation into a consideration of Christmas and its importance and its history. Dr. Bowler, welcome to Thinking in Public. *****.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 richly entertaining, new look at the tradition we thought.