What child is this?

Athanasius the Great

“What child is this?” asks the famous nineteenth century Christmas carol. It’s a question posed since Christ first entered human history two thousand years ago and a question that sometimes provokes vitriolic and sometimes violent answers. We’ve seen it in recent public tiffs about Nativity displays and, far more seriously, in threats against Christians in the Middle East.A glance to the distant past provides useful and sobering perspective. Few people exemplify and clarify the fight for the … [Read more...]


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