Secrets of the Nativity
"Too often in our troubled lives we overemphasize the divinity of Jesus and miss his message. The central core of his ministry is love."
Larry Gibson
Palm Springs, California, U.S.

Re your report "Behind the First Noel," which explored the story of Christ's birth as told in the Gospels [Dec. 20]: Jesus remains an enigmatic person who is truly irreducible, and for this reason the quest for the historical Jesus continues. To the Gospel writers Matthew and Luke, the miraculous conception of Jesus was a divine act, unparalleled in...

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