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How Christ’s cruel death has a special resonance today

10 April 2020

5:00 AM

10 April 2020

5:00 AM

“Christianity is the only major religion to have as its central event the humiliation of its God.”

That’s how the American historian Bruce Shelley opens his story of the Christian church. It’s an arresting opening line.

Most Australians aren’t religious, at least in the practising sense. Even at Easter, on a non-corona year, only 11 per cent of us will darken a church door.

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