Okay. . . here's the story.
"A recent book and a new documentary film suggest the story [of Jesus' visit to Britain] is both possible and plausible. . ."Um. . . not really. Trust me, it's not.
"and they provide an explanation as to why the young Jesus might have made the 6,000-mile round trip from his homeland to the edge of the known world."In other words: "A scholar who has convinced themselves that Jesus must have been to England is now trying to come up with a reason why he must have gone there--because it will sell books and get in the headlines."
Why might Jesus have gone to Britain?
I'm at the edge of my seat. Aren't you? What is this great insight that explains why Jesus must have been to England?
And who is exactly is the scholar who has made this remarkable discovery?
One scholar [there aren't too many others!] who has taken a fresh look at the stories and concluded that they are not as fanciful as might at first appear is Dr Gordon Strachan, a Church of Scotland minister who for many years lectured in the Department of Architecture at Edinburgh University.What?! Hold on!
Did you catch? This is a minister whose qualifications are listed as a lecturer in the "Department of Architecture"! Architecture?! Yeah. . .
"His book, and the subsequent film based on it, draw on the latest archæological evidence from the Holy Land and take an innovative look at the early history of the Christian church, reaching a challenging conclusion."Okay. . . are you ready? Here it comes. And the answer as to why Jesus went half-way around the world to go to England is. . .
"That purpose was to study with the Druids."And there you have it.
I suppose that teaching about the "stone rejected by the builders" refers to Jesus' efforts in building Stonehenge.