Bibliography: Infancy Narratives

Provided courtesy of N. Clayton Croy

Aus, Roger David. Matthew 1–2 and the Virginal Conception in Light of Palestinian and Hellenistic Judaic Traditions on the Birth of Israel’s First Redeemer, Moses. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2004.

Binz, Stephen J. Advent of the Savior: A Commentary on the Infancy Narratives of Jesus. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1996.

Boslooper, Thomas. The Virgin Birth. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1962.

Brooke, George J., ed. The Birth of Jesus: Biblical and Theological Reflections. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 2001.

Brown, Raymond E. The Birth of the Messiah: A Commentary on the Infancy Narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Rev. ed. ABRL. New York: Doubleday, 1993.

———. The Virginal Conception and Bodily Resurrection of Jesus. New York: Paulist Press, 1973.

Dietrich, Walter, and Ulrich Luz, eds. The Bible in the World Context: An Experiment in Contextual Hermeneutics. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001. [Contains contextual studies on Luke 2:1–20 from Latin American, African, and Japanese perspectives.]

Finlay, Timothy D. The Birth Report Genre in the Hebrew Bible. FAT 2/12. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2005.

Foskett, Mary F. A Virgin Conceived: Mary and Classical Representations of Virginity. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002.

Freed, Edwin D. The Stories of Jesus’s Birth: A Critical Introduction. St. Louis: Chalice, 2001.

Fuller, Reginald. He That Cometh: The Birth of Jesus in the New Testament. Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse, 1990.

Gromacki, Robert. The Virgin Birth: A Biblical Study of the Deity of Jesus Christ. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2002.

Hendrickx, Herman. The Infancy Narratives. Rev. ed. London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1984.

———. The Third Gospel for the Third World. Vol. 1, Preface and Infancy Narrative (Luke 1:1–2:52). Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1997.

Horsley, Richard A. The Liberation of Christmas: The Infancy Narratives in Social Context. New York: Crossroad, 1989.

Horsley, Richard, and James Tracy, eds. Christmas Unwrapped: Consumerism, Christ, and Culture. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2001.

Kelly, Joseph F. The Origins of Christmas. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2000.

Kelsey, Morton. The Drama of Christmas: Letting Christ into Our Lives. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1994.

Kidger, Mark. The Star of Bethlehem: An Astronomer’s View. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999.

LaVerdiere, Eugene, with Paul Bernier. The Firstborn of God: The Birth of Mary’s Son, Jesus, Luke 2:1–21. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2007.

Lüdemann, Gerd. Virgin Birth: The Real Story of Mary and Her Son Jesus. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 1998.

Machen, J. Gresham. The Virgin Birth of Christ. New York: Harper, 1930.

Miller, Robert J. Born Divine: The Births of Jesus and Other Sons of God. Santa Rosa, CA: Polebridge, 2003.

Molnar, Michael R. The Star of Bethlehem: The Legacy of the Magi. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1999.

Orr, James. The Virgin Birth of Christ. New York: Scribner, 1907.

Powell, Mark Allan. Chasing the Eastern Star: Adventures in Biblical Reader-Response Criticism. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2001. (Extended case study on the magi.)

Schaberg, Jane. The Illegitimacy of Jesus: A Feminist Theological Interpretation of the Infancy Narratives. Exp. ed. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2006.

Spong, John Shelby. Born of a Woman: A Bishop Rethinks the Birth of Jesus. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1992.

Strobel, Lee. The Case for Christmas: A Journalist Investigates the Identity of the Child in the Manger. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.

Taylor, Vincent. The Historical Evidence for the Virgin Birth. Oxford: Clarendon, 1920.

Trexler, Richard C. The Journey of the Magi: Meanings in History of a Christian Story. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997.

Vermes, Geza. The Nativity: History and Legend. New York: Doubleday, 2006.