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Volume 56, Issue 2, December 2016

María Amparo Mateo Donet
Pages 411-429

La estrella de Belén, presagio y símbolo de la realeza de Cristo

This paper focuses on analyzing the meaning of the appearance of the star at the birth of Christ from the ideological point of view of the ancient citizen. Romans understood this phenomenon as an omen of royalty or future power for the newborn; the Fathers of the Church interpreted it in different ways and attempted to explain it both to Christians as well as to Jews and Pagans.

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