Divine and human adoption
Posted: 13 Dec 2013 @ 00:17
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 monotheistictradition, and all hail from the Middle East. But there is a deepertie that binds them together: they are all, in some sense,adopted.
Moses was abandoned in a coracle, and had the good fortune to bepicked up by a pharaoh's daughter. Muhammad was orphaned as achild, and brought up by his uncle. Nor was Jesus, according toChristian orthodoxy, exactly the child ...
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