Magnificat Xmas: Mary the Mother of James 2.0

Scot McKnight at Jesus Creed highlights the vocabulary of deliverance in the Magnificat. As McKnight mentions in his book (see my previous post), Mary’s son sings a harmonic note of his own in his letter to the exiled twelve tribes:

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress . . . to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.* (James 1:27 NIV [modified])

*Note also my earlier post about the inclusion of “and” in the ellipsis above.

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