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About This Benefit Lecture
What can we know about the historical facts of the Christmas story? The Gospel of Luke provides a detailed account of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, and still questions remain. Andreas Gerstacker (historian of classical antiquity and lectuerer at the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg, Germany) sifts through the current research with a critical eye and shows us why we can rely on the historical accuracy of Luke's telling of the Christmas story. This historical lecture will deepen your faith and enrich your celebration of the miracle of Jesus' birth this Christmas season!
This Benefit Lecture will take place on Friday, December 8, 2023, from 2:30-3:30pm (UTC -05:00; New York City time)
Dr. Andreas Gerstacker is a specialist in classical antiquity who lectures at the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg, Germany. Dr. Gerstacker is also the author of a book exploring the historicity of the account of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth in the Gospel of Luke (German title: "Was geschah an Weihnachten," SMD, 2016).
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