December 17, 2013 – Faith & Religion: The Messiah
Season 3, Episode 12
Next week Christians will celebrate Christmas – and you can almost feel the frenetic energy in the air, for all of those who celebrate this holiday, and also for those who don’t, we can’t help but feel the effects – more crowded shopping centers, busier than usual schedules with parties and gatherings, activities everywhere that mark this particularly Christian holiday. But what about, as the saying goes, “the reason for the season?” For Christians it is a celebration in their faith community of the coming of the Messiah. But what about this idea of “Messiah” in other faith communities? How is Messiah understood in Judaism and Islam, as well as the many variations within the Christian community?