File consists of a draft typescript of "The Birth of Christ", a lecture given by Nouwen on the story of the birth of Jesus as told in the Gospel of Luke. Part I of this talk is entitled, "The Reporter of the Birth of Christ", which examines the authorship of the first three Chapters of this Gospel, and explores the idea that the writer was not actually Luke, but John or Mary. Part II of this talk is entitled, "Eschatological Perspective of the Birth of Christ." Nouwen summarizes prophecies, rather than personal experience, so as to link the person with the promise. Part III is entitled, "The Cultus-Perspective of the Birth of Christ", in which Nouwen finally explains that the birth in the gospel story is between the stories of Zachariah in the temple and the story of the Presentation in the temple. He concludes that the birth of Christ may also have been seen as a temple event.