Charles Dickens: The Man Who Invented Christmas

This week audiences across the country were introduced to “The Man Who Invented Christmas!” A major film depicting Charles Dickens’ beloved novel, A Christmas Carol! This Christmas novel contains commentary on poverty and charity. Its protagonist, Ebenezer Scrooge, is threatened with an unhappy death unless he changes his ways.

And the novel ends with Tiny Tim’s words: “God bless us every one!” Dickens had great respect for the Bible, especially its account of the life of Jesus. In his work, “The Life of Our Lord,” he retells stories from the Gospels,” beginning: “My dear children, I am very anxious that you should know something about the history of Jesus. . .he was born a long, long time ago. . .at a place called Bethlehem."

Share

More Book Minute Features

June 29, 2020

Mendelssohn’s Fifth— Symphony for the Reformation

The Augsburg Confession of 1530 defined the theological beliefs of Martin Luther, becoming one of the most important documents of the Protestant Refor...
June 22, 2020

Quoting the Bible -

“Cleanliness is next to godliness! A verse often quoted from the Bible—but one that isn’t IN the Bible! It's sound advice, but we often use wise...
June 15, 2020

An Art Museum

With enthusiasm, DC travel guides point out stunning art galleries up and down the National Mall and beyond. The American Art Museum, The National Gal...