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Divine and human adoption

Martyn Percy on families who welcome strangers into their midst

CAN you spot the connection between Moses, Muhammad, and Jesus? They are all great religious leaders, all champion a monotheistic tradition, and all hail from the Middle East. But there is a deeper tie that binds them together: they are all, in some sense, adopted.

Moses was abandoned in a coracle, and had the good fortune to be picked up by a pharaoh's daughter. Muhammad was orphaned as a child, and brought up by his uncle. Nor was Jesus, according to Christian orthodoxy, exactly ...

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