If Christmas were all you knew about Christianity, how much would you know? The honest answer has to be: not much.

You would know that something special was going on – something special that was just beginning to unfold. But the accounts of Christmas in the Gospels are thin. The Nativity is mentioned in only two of the four canonical gospels, Matthew and Luke, and though these biblical accounts are beautiful and wondrous, they tell us almost nothing about the faith.

If Easter were all you knew about Christianity, how much would you know? Well, you might not know everything, but you would have a solid idea of what Christianity is all about. Within the Christian faith, Easter dwarfs Christmas in significance.

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