Program 1: The First Christianity Program 2: Catholicism: The Unpredictable Rise of Rome
Program 4: Reformation: The Individual Before God Program 5: Protestantism: The
Program 3: Orthodoxy: From Empire to Empire
Evangelical Explosion Program 6: God in the Dock
HISTORY / RELIGION
A HISTORY of CHRISTIANITY
REVIEW “Anyone having second thoughts about wading into Oxford Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch's New York Times bestselling doorstop (nearly 1,200 pages) A History of Christianity will be delighted (and perhaps relieved) to discover this six-hour BBC adap- tation filmed in high-definition and amiably hosted by the author himself as he follows the path of Christianity through the ages and around the globe... An enlightening and often entertaining survey that mixes trenchant observation with beautiful on-location footage shot in some of the world's most luminous places of worship, A History of Christianity is highly recommended." - Video Librarian
PRODUCT INFORMATION A History of Christianity, a six-part series is presented by Diarmaid MacCulloch, one of the world’s leading historians and Professor of History of the Church at St. Cross College Oxford. MacCulloch’s books about Cranmer and the Reformation have been acclaimed as masterpieces. A History Of Christianity will reveal the true origins of Christianity. Intelligent, thought-provoking and magisterial in its scope the series will uncover how a small Jewish sect that preached humility became one of the most far- reaching and abiding religions in the world. Most Christian histories start with St Paul's mission to Rome, but Diarmaid MacCulloch argues that the first Christianity stayed much closer to its Middle-Eastern roots. He describes not only the main ideas and personali- ties of Christian history, but how it has influenced politics, sex, and human society.
The series encompasses studies of Christianity in 1st-century Palestine, India in the 3rd century, Damascus to China in the seventh century and San Francisco to Korea in the twentieth century. He presents the development of Christian history differently from any of his predecessors. He shows how, after a semblance of unity in its earliest centuries, the Christian church divided during the next 1400 years into three increasingly dis- tanced parts: he observes that at the end of the first eight centuries of Christian history, Baghdad might have seemed a more likely capital for worldwide Christianity than Rome. This is the first truly global history of Christianity.
THE LONG SEARCH
American Film Festival Winner
“THE LONG SEARCH is a brilliant series that realizes the potential of television to be at once highly intelligent, thought-provoking, and beautifully creative!" - Media & Methods
This series has served as the basis of successful religious philosophy courses around the world. An American Film Festival Red Ribbon winner, the series gives a balanced treat- ment of a force that is sadly neglected in most educations, the basic beliefs of the major religions in the world today.
Ronald Eyre takes the viewer on a pilgrimage beginning in London and spanning 150,000 miles including India, Japan, Israel, Rumania, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, The United States, Egypt, and South Africa.
6 programs on 6 DVDs
Runtime: 360 minutes
Series: $ 99.99
13 programs on 5 DVDs
Runtime: 676 minutes