The Christians

The Christians

DVD - 2009
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Over the last two millennia, Jesus of Nazareth - an itinerant Jewish preacher who was publicly executed - impacted history more than any other human being. Once a persecuted minority, his followers conquered nations, created artistic and architectural masterpieces, and committed atrocities. In this 13-part documentary, Bamber Gascoigne examines Christianity not as a religion, but as a potential historical force that continues to shape our world. Filmed on location in more than 30 countries around the globe, The Christians shows how one faith has influenced a vast array of cultures and, in turn, how it has adapted to diversity. It takes a penetrating look at emperors and evangelists, monks and madmen, artists and inquisitors as it reveals the conflicts, reconciliations, and controversies of one of the world's most pervasive religions.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Athena/Acorn Media Group : ITV Global Entertainment Ltd., [2009]
ISBN: 9781598283051
1598283057
Call Number: DVD 270 CHRI
Characteristics: 5 videodiscs (ca. 674 min.) : sd, col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 viewer's guide (13 p. : ill. ; 15 cm)

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ottawalibrary_706
Oct 30, 2015

very elaborated historical details, covered many Christian branches and their development. Great effort! A lot to learn for the viewers.

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greengrounds
May 30, 2015

Many problems with this take on fictional events.

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