Christmas Story - Myth Or History?

Roger Bolton investigates elements of the Nativity story that have puzzled historians down the ages.

How literally should it be taken? Was Mary really a virgin? Was there an actual star of Bethlehem? He looks to art, classical mythology, astronomy and theology for answers, with the aid of Sister Wendy Beckett, Peter Gandy and Elaine Storkey.

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Roger Bolton investigates elements of the Nativity story that have puzzled historians down the ages.

How literally should it be taken? Was Mary really a virgin? Was there an actual star of Bethlehem? He looks to art, classical mythology, astronomy and theology for answers, with the aid of Sister Wendy Beckett, Peter Gandy and Elaine Storkey.