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Martin Luther - The Idea that Changed the World
PBS
In 1517, power was in the hands of the few, thought was controlled by the chosen, and common people lived lives without hope. On October 31 of that year, a penniless monk named Martin Luther sparked the revolution that would…
Into Great Silence - A Glimpse Into Monastic Life
The Grande Chartreuse is considered one of the world's most ascetic monasteries. In 1984, German filmmaker Philip Groning wrote to the Carthusian order for permission to make a documentary about them. They said they would get back to him. Sixteen…
Virgin Tales - Evangelical Christians and Virginity
Evangelical Christians are calling out for a second sexual revolution: chastity! As a counter-movement to the attitudes and practices of contemporary culture, one in eight girls in the U.S. today has vowed to remain "unsoiled" until marriage. But the seven…
School Prayer: A Community at War
A Mississippi mother of six sues her local school district to remove intercom prayer and Bible classes from the public schools. Christian community members rally against her to protect their time-honored tradition of religious practices in the schools. Both sides…
Indescribable
Blynn Lehman is an adventurous boy determined to help his family face the financial struggles brought about by WWI. Since his father has already begun writing a song about the love of God, Blynn and his siblings try to help…
Bible Quiz - One Girl’s Quest for the National Bible Quiz Championship
An award-winning film exploring coming of age in the face of faith, doubt, fierce competition, and first love. High-school senior, Mikayla Irle, memorizes books of the Bible on her quest to win the National Bible Quiz Championship and the heart…
Rejoice and Shout - Gospel Music and African-American Christianity
This acclaimed documentary covers the 200 year history of African-American Christianity, featuring the legends of Gospel music, including The Staple Singers, The Clara Ward Singers, The Dixie Hummingbirds, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Culled from hundreds of hours of music, tracing…
Roses in December - The Murder of Three American Nuns in El Salvador
On December 2, 1980 lay missioner Jean Donovan and three American nuns were brutally murdered by members of El Salvador's security force. This "sensitive, marvelously constructed film" (Catholic New York) chronicles Jean's life, from her affluent childhood in Connecticut, to…
American Jesus - An Exploration of Modern Christianity in the U.S.
Populated by an array of religious and secular characters offering candid, often illuminating testimonials, AMERICAN JESUS is a vivid mosaic of personalities and conflicting points of view that emerges as a portrait of an America yearning for solace and meaning…
An Act of Love - A Personal Story About LGBTQ Rights and Religion
This award-winning film addresses the emotional intersections of religious tradition, LGBTQ rights, and family ties. Reverend Frank Schaefer was put on trial in the United Methodist Church for officiating his son's same-sex wedding. At the beginning of his career, Schaefer…
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…
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…
How Jesus Became God
What exactly happened, such that Jesus came to be considered God? To ask this question is to delve into a fascinating, multilayered historical puzzle - one that offers a richly illuminating look into the origins of the Western worldview and…
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The Armor of Light - Is it Possible to be Both Pro-Gun and Pro-Life?
THE ARMOR OF LIGHT follows the journey of an Evangelical minister trying to find the courage to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America. Filmmaker Abigail Disney's directorial debut, the film tracks Reverend Rob Schenck -- an…
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?'.
Protestantism - The Evangelical Explosion
Part of the Series: A History of Christianity
Diarmaid MacCulloch presents the rise of the Protestant Church's evangelical Protestantism.
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.
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.
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.