Loading...
The First Christianity
Part of the Series: A History of Christianity
Diarmaid MacCulloch discusses the origins of Christianity in ancient Israel.
Constantine's Sword
This astonishing exploration of the dark side of Christianity follows former priest James Carroll on a journey of remembrance and reckoning. Carroll, a National Book Award winner, is a practicing Catholic whose search for the truth leads him to confront…
The Story of the Storytellers
Episode 3 of FRONTLINE: From Jesus to Christ
PBS
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…
A Portrait of Jesus' World
Episode 2 of FRONTLINE: From Jesus to Christ
PBS
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…
Catholicism, The Unpredictable Rise of Rome
Part of the Series: A History of Christianity
Diarmaid MacCulloch discusses the beginnings of Catholicism, the rise of the Catholic Church in Rome and the Papacy.
Jesus' Many Faces
Episode 1 of FRONTLINE: From Jesus to Christ
PBS
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…
Orthodoxy, From Empire to Empire
Part of the Series: A History of Christianity
Diarmaid MacCulloch discusses the rise of the Greek Orthodox Church in Constantinople and the rise of the , Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow.
The First Christians
Episode 4 of FRONTLINE: From Jesus to Christ
PBS
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…
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.
Rick Steves: Luther and the Reformation - The 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
Travel expert Rick Steves sheds light on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by visiting key sites (including Erfurt, Wittenberg and Rome), and explores the complicated political world of 16th-century Europe, from indulgences to iconoclasts, and from the printing press…
Secrets of Noah's Ark
Part of the Series: NOVA
PBS
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…
Reformation - The Individual Before God
Part of the Series: A History of Christianity
Diarmaid MacCulloch discusses the Reformation, Protestantism, Martin Luther, Huldrych Zwingli , John Calvin, the Counter Reformation, and the Thirty Years War.
God in the Dock
Part of the Series: A History of Christianity
Diarmaid MacCulloch, presents how skepticism has influenced Christianity and the future of western Christianity - 'Where will it go from here?'.
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,…
Orthodox Christianity: The Rumanian Solution
Part of the Series: The Long Search
The Orthodox churches in Eastern Europe seem to be bound to the Communist states in essentially loveless marriages, except in Rumania. The Rumanian Orthodox Church is still seen as an important aspect of Rumania's cultural heritage and ethnic identity. The…
Protestantism - The Evangelical Explosion
Part of the Series: A History of Christianity
Diarmaid MacCulloch presents the rise of the Protestant Church's evangelical Protestantism.
Catholicism: Rome, Leeds and the Desert
Part of the Series: The Long Search
Catholicism, especially since Vatican II, has undergone many changes. In this episode filmed in Rome, Spain and England, we discover the diversity and the unity of the religious experience labeled the Holy Catholic Church.
Protestant Spirit USA
Part of the Series: The Long Search
In the 1100 churches of Indianapolis, we see bewildering multiplicity of Protestantism. Churches with the seating and styling of deluxe first-run theaters. Services conducted with the professionalism of television spectaculars. And congregations that occupy every seat at four staggered services…
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.
FRONTLINE: From Jesus to Christ - The First Christians
PBS
"From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians" tells the epic story of the rise of Christianity. The four hours explore the life and death of Jesus, and the men and women whose belief, conviction, and martyrdom created the religion we…
4 videos