Title: CHRISTIANITY: THE FIRST THOUSAND YEARS- FOUNDING OF A FAITH
From the Crucifixion to the coming of the Crusades, this series traces the rise of one of the world's great religions. Scholars explore the intertwined fates of the Roman Empire and the faith it first persecuted then later adopted. Theologians reveal how the New Testament was shaped and how modern discoveries shed new light on the dawn of Christianity. According to Scriptures, fifty days after Jesus died at Calvary, His followers were "filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages." With that miraculous event, a religion was born. The Founding Of A Faith consults ancient texts and modern scholars to chronicle the first centuries of Christianity, when Rome tried to destroy the new religion while converts spread the gospel throughout the Mediterranean. Follow in the footsteps of St. Paul, perhaps the most important shaper of the Christian belief. Learn how James, head of another branch of early Christianity, may have been related to Jesus. And see how Emperor Diocletian's violent persecution of Christians could not check the growth of the faith that would be adopted by his successor.
Media ID: 12283
Length: 50 Min.
Publisher: A & E Home Video
Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult