On Refusing to Be Comforted This Christmastide

Posted January 1, 2018 10:15 pm by Editor

On Refusing to Be Comforted This Christmastide

It is a commonplace that Christianity, being a faith in the manifestation of God in the flesh, is a religion especially invested in history, in the importance of place and time. That God appeared there, in Palestine, two thousand years ago and was born to these specific parents, Mary and Joseph, and was placed in that trough and no other, and was crucified under Pontius Pilate and left one grave exquisitely empty—this is the “scandal of particularity” so often named as Christianity’s most challenging feature and its most world-affirming. “This Jesus, whom you crucified”—so goes the first Christian sermon on

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