Christmas Close Up [The Essay]

Episodes

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01New Life20161219

John Wyatt on the fragility of new life and working on a neonatal ward at Christmas.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

02Star of Wonder20161220

Space scientist Monica Grady reflects on the symbolic power of the Star of Bethlehem.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

03Nativity Characters - Beyond the Christian Story20161221

What Jesus and Mary represent to Muslims beyond the story of the Incarnation.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

04Black Magus20161222

Theologian Robert Beckford reflects on the magi as a symbol of cultural inclusion.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

05Holy Innocents20161223

The resonance of the Feast of the Holy Innocents for Christians in the Middle East.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.