Sunday, December 7, 2014

On the Historicity of the Chistmas Story


Fr. Barron is a frequent "visitor" to this blog. In this interview, he discusses volume three of the Jesus of Nazareth Trilogy of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI:

“Just as the genealogies break off at the end, because Jesus was not begotten by Joseph, but was truly born of the Holy Spirit from the Virgin Mary, so it can now be said of us that our true “genealogy” is faith in Jesus, who gives us a new origin, who brings us to birth ‘from God.’”
                                                                                -from Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Naratives

I have read  the first volume, but anxiously await arrival of two and three- perhaps a little Christmas gift to self? In discussing the book, Fr. Barron responds to the question of the historicity of the narratives, which too many Catholics, under neomodernist suasion, disregard these days....