The Birth of A New Religion
Christianity in the 1st and 2nd CenturiesStreaming Video - 2007
Part one of this program presents the life of Jesus against the backdrop of first-century Judea, inhabited by the Jews and occupied by the forces of the Roman Empire. Was Jesus the long-awaited Messiah? After the Resurrection, Saul of Tarsus, later Paul, became a champion of a budding new religion based on Jesus' teachings: Christianity. Part two traces the spread of the faith and its inevitable clash with Rome. Despite persecution, Christianity thrived, setting down roots and creating the New Testament.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c1999
Alternative Title: Christianity in the 1st and 2nd centuries