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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