2000 Years of Christianity [8 Discs] [DVD]
- SKU: 19718303
- Release Date: 01/10/2012
Regardless of one's personal religious faith, it is impossible to dispute the fact that Jesus Christ influenced human history more than anyone else. Jesus also inspired countless individuals, from laypersons to writers to artists to members of the clergy - and even entire governmental systems. Using these ideas as a foundation, this groundbreaking 13-part documentary series analyzes the cumulative spiritual, intellectual and political impact of Jesus's teachings over the centuries and millennia. The program approaches its subject within the context of a historical chronology, using as narrative touchstones such events as the origins of the church in Asia Minor and Palestine, the conversion to Christianity of the Roman Empire, the Reformation, the Enlightenment and much more. Ultimately, the program delves into the philosophical and spiritual uncertainties of the 20th and 21st centuries. Throughout, the program draws on commentary featuring such thinkers as Werner Herzog, Marvin Entholt and Matthias Unterburg. Episodes include: From Jesus to Christ, Separate Ways, Cross and Sword, Saints and Demons and many more.