Book Launch

The Messianic Star: New Light on the Star of Bethlehem

The Sophia Centre University of Wales Trinity Saint David and The Sophia Centre Press

Book Launch - Sophia Centre

Please join us at

6 pm GMT on Tuesday 13th December

for the launch of

The Messianic Star: New Light on the Star of Bethlehem by Martin Wells.

In this new work on the Star of Bethlehem, based on his PhD at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Martin Wells questions the idea that the Star was an actual event. Instead, by going back to the original texts he shows that we should understand the Star as an imaginative story intended to legitimise Christ’s role as the new Messiah, a story which resonates powerfully down to the present day. Wells shows how it is the ways in which we imagine the sky which shape the way we envision our relationship with the divine.

The Messianic Star is published by the Sophia Centre Press in partnership with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

We are pleased to partner with the Celestial Arts Education Library (CAELI) to host the launch

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About the Author

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Dr. Martin Wells's began at an early age reading history. Fascinated by mysteries of the ancient world he went on to study Biblical history at Saint David’s University College, where he achieved his BA (Hons) focusing on Orthodoxy and Heresy in the Early Church in Religious Studies in 1994. Martin went on to examine the Star of Bethlehem and the Infancy Narratives. He completed his Doctoral Thesis in 2009.

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