Christmas controversy A recent survey of religious belief in England concluded that 40% of adults do not believe that Jesus was a historical figure. Defending our faith Chris Sinkinson A copy of the Res Gestae Divi Augusti During the Christmas period it is worth reflecting on the significance of this increasingly extreme form of scepticism in our culture. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.