The BBC's 2010 dramatisation of the Nativity offers a very moving interpretation of the Virgin birth and of Joseph’s acceptance, in faith, of his role in it.
As Mary and Joseph’s testing journey to Bethlehem nears its end in the penultimate episode of BBC One’s The Nativity, the Magi are undertaking their own perilous journey to the same destination. Nathan Koblintz finds much to be admired in the characters and dialogue of these learned figures, and thinks that their wonderings provide a valuable contrast to the very human aspects of Tony Jordan’s take on the story.
How did the BBC’s dramatisation of The Nativity deal with the Annunciation?
The first of four episodes of BBC One’s The Nativity focused on the relationship of a young couple with whose story we are very familiar, although we may not have seen it in this light before. Tim Byron SJ has high hopes for the rest of this sensitively acted and cleverly written series, which weaves together the many threads of ‘the greatest story ever told’.
Joe Egerton argues that J K Rowling has produced a valuable resource to introduce the Catholic faith to a generation that knows Harry Potter far better than it knows Jesus Christ.
Novels by writers such as Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky occupy an important place in Russia's complex religious and social history, as Dairmid Gunn describes.
How are the same insightful questions about the human social condition and the search for happiness raised in the woks of Leo Tolstoy and of French author, Michel Houellebecq?
How can we avoid reverting to an understanding of science and theology being in conflict with one another, and instead work towards a ‘constructive mutual engagement’?
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