The Radical Politics of the Manger

The traditional Christian images of the birth of Jesus are so familiar as to be almost cliché, but they are in fact filled with radical political ideas that their original, first-century Jewish and Roman audience would have clearly seen. We’ll look at the shepherds, the virgin mother, the manger, the angels, the magi, the angry king, and more, and rediscover these revolutionary meanings and see what they have to say to us in our time.