FRONTLINE: From Jesus to Christ
The First Christians

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4 episodes in this series

Episode 1 Jesus' Many Faces
HOUR ONE examines how Judaism and the Roman empire shaped Jesus' life. Jesus was an ordinary Jewish resident of his time, but new archaeological findings show that Jesus was probably…
Episode 2 A Portrait of Jesus' World
HOUR TWO explores the period after the crucifixion of Jesus and traces the beginnings of the Jesus Movement, in those early years before it was called Christianity: The Jesus Movement…
Episode 3 The Story of the Storytellers
HOUR THREE follows the story of the first attempts to write the life of Jesus--the Gospels: The Gospels were products of social and religious reconstruction in the period after the…
Episode 4 The First Christians
HOUR FOUR chronicles how the Christian movement - as it became separate from Judaism-would face new challenges--both internal and external. In the period between 100 and 300 C.E., the Christian…

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The First Christians
HOUR FOUR chronicles how the Christian movement - as it became separate from Judaism-would face new challenges--both internal and external. In the period between 100 and 300 C.E., the Christian movement grew throughout the Roman empire. At times there were heated debates about beliefs, worship, and even about Jesus himself.…
This Changed Everything - Episode 1 - Commemorating 500 Years of the Reformation
Part of the Series: This Changed Everything
Meet Martin Luther and Huldrych Zwingli. These two reformers shared much in common but their differences would lead to a legacy of Christian discord that continues into the present day.
This Changed Everything - Episode 2 - Commemorating 500 Years of the Reformation
Part of the Series: This Changed Everything
The second episode in this series explores how the Protestant Reformation continued to spread quickly across Europe. Protestantism continued to splinter as radical reformers championed their own ideas leading to their bloody persecution by Protestants and Catholics alike. At Trent, the Catholic Church conclusively responds to the Reformation.
This Changed Everything - Episode 3 - Commemorating 500 Years of the Reformation
Part of the Series: This Changed Everything
The series concludes with a look at recent events in church history including the modern Ecumenical Movement and Vatican II. Experts discuss the legacy of the Reformation and ask whether Christianity can ever be reunified.
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Part of the Series: NOVA
In 1948, a British pilot serving in Iraq acquired a clay tablet with an intriguing, 3,700 year-old inscription. The ancient writing tells the story of how the god Enki warns a Sumerian king named Atra-Hasis of a future flood that will destroy mankind; Enki gives him instructions for building a…
Jesus' Many Faces
HOUR ONE examines how Judaism and the Roman empire shaped Jesus' life. Jesus was an ordinary Jewish resident of his time, but new archaeological findings show that Jesus was probably not the humble class. Nazareth, where he grew up, was about four miles from the cosmopolitan urban center of Sepphoris,…
A Portrait of Jesus' World
HOUR TWO explores the period after the crucifixion of Jesus and traces the beginnings of the Jesus Movement, in those early years before it was called Christianity: The Jesus Movement began as a sect within Judaism. Along the way, the early Christians branched out and spread their message to non-Jews…
Secrets of the Vatican
Part of the Series: Frontline
Pope Benedict's final days and Francis' battle to set the church on a new path. Pope Benedict made history when he announced his resignation, becoming the first Pope to step down voluntarily in six hundred years. In his wake he left a bitterly divided Vatican mired in scandals. But is…
The Story of the Storytellers
HOUR THREE follows the story of the first attempts to write the life of Jesus--the Gospels: The Gospels were products of social and religious reconstruction in the period after the war, ranging from roughly 70 to after 100 C.E. The program looks at how these stories were passed down before…
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Part of the Series: Frontline
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Part of the Series: Frontline
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Part of the Series: Frontline
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