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A Colonized Christmas Story
For those readers who want to spark a good conversation at Christmas dinner, look no further than “A Colonized Christmas Story,” an article in the academic journal Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology. Written by Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre, a professor of social ethics and Latinx studies at the Iliff School of Theology, this article suggests that popular tellings of Christmas “romanticize the birth of Jesus,” and that we “read the Gospels with privileged eyes.” Instead, De La Torre instructs:
The Jesús narratives can be read as anti-colonial literature about a native resident living under an invading colonial foreign power.
The article seeks to see “the familiar story through the eyes of marginalized Latinxs (Latinos/as), who live under the consequences of colonization.”
The article begins: