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Overview Examines the origin and development of present-day Christmas practices and describes the religious and festive Christmas holiday customs of sixty-six countries
Divided geographically by continent and by country, this book discusses the ways in which people from a variety of different cultures and countries celebrate Christmas.
Citations And Professional Reviews Christmas Customs around the World by Herbert H. Wernecke has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/1992 page 149
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.42" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1979
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664242588 ISBN13 9780664242589
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More About Herbert H. Wernecke
Herbert H. Wernecke (1896-1975) attended Southern Baptist Seminary, Hope Seminary, and Princeton Seminary. The author of several books, he also taught religious education at Central Theological Seminary and at Eden Theological Seminary in Missouri.
Herbert H. Wernecke was born in 1895 and died in 1975.
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An okay little primer on Christmas worldwide. Sep 3, 1998
With the Christmas season coming in less than three months, it was time for me (a certifiable Christmas nut) to begin reading about my favorite holiday. In "Christmas Customs Around the World", author Herbert Wernecke produced a brief history of the holiday's observances throughout the world and its most cherished symbols. Writing in essence a religious book, Dr. Wernecke makes a good point of injecting a Christian perspective into Yuletide symbols of otherwise pagan origin, and his cheerful writing style gives you the impression that he took delight in writing the book. His coverage of Christmas celebrations in different countries appears to come from varied sources, his favorite being verbatim accounts from Protestant missionaries. Not unexpectedly, some countries are discussed in more detail than others, and information on some lands is quite dated. I also noticed in the narrative what appears to be a slightly condescending attitude towards non-Christians when mentioning Christmas celebrations in mission countries. Dr. Wernecke still succeeds in reassuring the reader of the spiritual joy and true meaning of Christmas amid the crass commercialization of the season. To top it off, he includes at the end of the book a series of interesting Christmas recipes from the different countries he profiled.