The Nativity, Part Two: A familiar story from a new perspective

King Herod - Photo: BBC/Red Planet Pictures/Laurence Cendrowicz

King Herod - Photo: BBC/Red Planet Pictures/Laurence Cendrowicz

As the BBC’s dramatisation of The Nativity continues, Andrew Dickson finds clear reflections of biblical theology as the stories of the Magi and of a poor shepherd develop.

While Mary’s narrative diverges slightly from Catholic tradition in this second episode, this captivating series is shaping up to be a challenging but excellent interpretation of a familiar story. 

To read his review on Thinking Faith see: http://www.thinkingfaith.org/articles/20101221_1.htm