James Carroll’s “Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age”


Guest: James Carroll

[From the Radio Times archive] “What is bothering me incessantly is the question—Who Christ actually is for us today?” wrote Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor and theologian while being held by the Nazis during World War II. Author JAMES CARROLL uses this question as the basis for his new book Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age. He argues that it’s essential that Christ be viewed, first and foremost, as a Jew. His Jewish identity, Carroll asserts, has been forgotten by modern Christians, due in large part to post-Holocaust Christianity. In this hour of Radio Times, we hear from him about his new book, perceptions of Jesus Christ, and his long writing career. Marty spoke with him this winter.

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