24 December 2009
Christmas and the Jewishness of Jesus
The other day I came across an interesting piece in The Independent by Dominic Lawson commenting on Christmas. What I found interesting about Lawson's piece was how perceptive it was in parts. I don't agree with everything he says (particularly the penultimate paragraph) but he did make an important point about the thoroughly Jewish nature of the Messiah and how this deeply offends some within Christendom, leading to an attempt by some to airbrush out this aspect of the person of Jesus. Indeed, there have been Evangelicals who have tried to deny the Jewishness of Christ, which raises all manner of issues. Anyway, Dominic Lawson's comment can be found here.