To Our Readers
To Our Readers,
Christmas, one of the great feasts of the Christian calendar, has been shaped and inculturated in innumerable ways through the centuries. What does it celebrate, and how does it do that? This issue of The Yale ISM Review takes up these questions and provides insights and some surprising answers—in music, art, literature, and liturgy.
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~ Rita Ferrone, Editor
November 1st, 2016
Table of Contents
Welcome to The Yale ISM Review
In This Issue
On the Cover
Savoring the Mystery
Music and Divine Encounter in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio
The Magi and the Manger: Imaging Christmas in Ancient Art and Ritual
Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna
Born in Us Today: The Gospel of Incarnation
Keeping the Feast
A Meeting of Domestic and Liturgical Rites: Joy and Light in Orthodox Christmas
Christmas in Fear, or Looking over One’s Shoulder at the Crèche
The Grinch that Didn’t Steal Christmas: A Reformation Story
The Christmas Hearth
One Final Note
Can We Still See Calvary from Bethlehem?