A Vatican astronomer presents various theories about the Star of Bethlehem - but should we be preoccupied with calculations and planetary conjunctions?
As Mary and Joseph’s testing journey to Bethlehem nears its end in the penultimate episode of BBC One’s The Nativity, the Magi are undertaking their own perilous journey to the same destination. Nathan Koblintz finds much to be admired in the characters and dialogue of these learned figures, and thinks that their wonderings provide a valuable contrast to the very human aspects of Tony Jordan’s take on the story.
How did the BBC’s dramatisation of The Nativity deal with the Annunciation?
The first of four episodes of BBC One’s The Nativity focused on the relationship of a young couple with whose story we are very familiar, although we may not have seen it in this light before. Tim Byron SJ has high hopes for the rest of this sensitively acted and cleverly written series, which weaves together the many threads of ‘the greatest story ever told’.
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