Immanent Frame has gone and collected the thoughts of some of the country’s leading religion scholars regarding the charges made by Hannah Rosin in the Atlantic that the economic collapse was due in part to the American Prosperity Gospel’s teaching of material blessing of the faithful.
There is something else here worth noticing, one touching the magi and the other touching the Child. The issue is why didn’t the magi remain with the Child? And why didn’t the Child remain in Bethlehem? Both had to escape as fugitives shortly after they were received with joy: the magi to Persia and the holy family to Egypt.
David Dark has seen into something emerging out of popular culture – the end of this age of bitter irony.