Thirty years ago a Bishop could still hit the headlines by saying that he didn't believe that Jesus was born of a virgin. While this doctrine is still strongly held in some parts of the church it is rarely discussed outside of theological circles. Some want to point to the "truth" behind the idea while others regard it as irrational, quaint or damaging to our understanding of God, women and paternity.
Ernie Rea and guests discuss the genesis of the idea of the Virgin Birth and explores its contemporary validity and value.
Producer: Rosie Dawson.