Christianity: The First Thousand Years (1998)

Genres - Spirituality & Philosophy, History  |   Sub-Genres - Religions & Belief Systems, World History, Biography  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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From the days when Jesus walked the Earth with his small band of disciples, and then was crucified for his teachings, Christianity's story has been one of passion and politics, struggle and conflict. This program chronicles the story of Christianity, from its beginnings as a subversive religion to its adoption by the Roman Empire to its spread throughout the world. This documentary investigates the politics of the Popes, the influence of paganism, and the persecutions and wars fought in the name of Christ, who exhorted His followers to love one another. Lofty achievements, such as the establishment of missions to feed and educate the needy, are presented. Artwork, re-enactments based on the scriptures, on-location footage at holy sites, and scholarly commentary provide an in-depth look at the first one thousand years of the evolution of this influential religious movement.



Biblical-history, Christ [Jesus], Christianity, theology, faith, Holy-Land, re-enactment, religion, roots [origins], scholar, turmoil