From Santa, elves and Ebenezer Scrooge, to the culture wars and virgin birth, Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone
explores a host of philosophical issues raised by the practices and beliefs surrounding Christmas.
- Offers thoughtful and humorous philosophical insights into the most widely celebrated holiday in the Western world
- Contributions come from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, theology, religious studies, English literature, cognitive science and moral psychology
- The essays cover a wide range of Christmas themes, from a defence of the miracle of the virgin birth to the relevance of Christmas to atheists and pagans
Keywords: Santa Claus, holidays, consumerism, religion, philosophy of religion, Christianity, Jesus, wise men