Abraham’s Impact on the History of Christmas

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  1. Jeff Westover

    Jeff Westover Chimney Diver Staff Member

    Modern historians usually work backwards in uncovering the origins of Christmas. For example, historians tell us that the modern Christmas tree grew from use of evergreens by English royalty in the 1830s and 40s, who picked it up from Germans who celebrated with trees for a couple of hundred years after St. Boniface first used the tree as a symbol of eternal life through Jesus Christ, which was a fable crafted by the Church in order to adopt the ancient pagan practice of decorating with evergreens indoors during the season of Yule. This is usually as far back as most historians go, causing some to declare that Christmas “evolved” from a pagan ritual. But where did pagans get their practices?Read more

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