Life & Faith: Was there a baby in the manger?

40% of Brits don’t believe Jesus was real. John Dickson sets the historical record straight.

In light of a Church of England survey that found that as many as 4 in 10 British people don’t believe Jesus was a real person, historian John Dickson explains why the academy is in no such doubt that Jesus existed. We also discuss the meaning and significance of the Christmas story today – and why it absolutely matters that there was a baby in the manger.