Episode 275

A Christmas Carol (and its Christian themes)

Charles Dickens' timeless tale A Christmas Carol endures for good reason! Its lessons in redemption, charity, and "Christmas spirit" tug at the heartstrings with lighthearted bluster and a bit of spookiness.

Chelsea and I look at some highlights of the life of Charles Dickens that inspired the social themes and characters in his fiction.

We then see what elements of Christianity are in the original story that are lost in modern adaptations.

Sources Referenced:

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens at Archive.org.

Philip Collins, "Charles Dickens," Encyclopedia Britannica, December 24, 2023.

Colin McEvoy, ed., "Charles Dickens," Biography.com, Updated September 19, 2023.

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Daniel Mynyk

Daniel Mynyk is a software developer with experience in the education, real estate, and manufacturing industries. He is a devout Christian and an affluent lay apologist, having taught adult Sunday School classes in theology and church history. Daniel has authored the book "Freedom To Give: The Biblical Truth About Tithing." He has also been a guest on the syndicated radio show Bob Enyart Live and popular podcasts such as Apologetics Live, Theology Throw Down, and The Rap Report with Andrew Rappaport. He runs the apologetic website TruthHub.org and hosts the weekly podcast Truthspresso. Daniel lives with his wife Chelsea their four kids.