The theology of Christmas

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During Advent, the Genesis of Orthodoxy class takes a hiatus. Beginning on December 3 at 10 a.m., and continuing on December 10, 17, and 31, the Sunday class takes up the theology of Christmas, in preparation for that season. A consideration of Christmas involves a host of fundamental issues related to the incarnation: the self-emptying of the Word (kenosis), Christ’s pre-existence, the particularity of God being born a first-century Jew. The class draws from Holy Scripture and writings from the tradition. Note there is no class on December 24.