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James Carroll

The primary Christmas story: Mary vs. the empire

By James Carroll
December 25, 2006

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"AS FOR MARY, she treasured all these things, and pondered them in her heart." (Luke 2:19). What things? The shame of her mysterious pregnancy, the terrible requirement to travel far away, the inhospitable place in which to give birth to her baby, the manger as his only cradle, shepherds crowding round, angels singing in the night. "Listen," they said, "we ... (Full article: 763 words)

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