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Lowell Lecture

Christ Actually: The Significance of Jesus for the 21st Century

Date & Time

Dec. 10, 2014


First Parish Church in Cambridge
3 Church Street Cambridge, MA 02138
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James Carroll, author

Presenting Organization

Cambridge Forum


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Award-winning author James Carroll discusses his new book Christ Actually: The Son of God for The Secular Age. Carroll asks what can we believe about - and how can we believe in - Jesus in the post-20th century world of wars and Holocaust and the drift from religion that followed. To answer his own questions, Carroll revisits Christ's crucial identity as a Jew. What can the ordinary humanness of the Christ figure mean to the 21st century? How can Christ, who is no Christian himself, transcend Christianity to speak to people in today's world?