Sat, 6 December 2014
The stories we think of when reflecting on Christmas are inspired more by folklore than they are history.
According to Ben Witherington, "The Christmas portions of the gospel are, perhaps, the most beloved, and the most belabored, texts in the New Testament. Like works of art that have been lacquered with coat after coat of varnish, the original stories are hardly visible anymore."
In our meeting (divided here into 5 parts), we explored which are true, which are false, and what we really know about the time around Jesus' birth.