It's funny how programs like these seem to crop up before religious holidays like Christmas or Easter, like the truth is finally coming out just in time to cause serious doubt in people who don't know the real history. Most of the ideas espoused in this program and the earlier "The Search for Jesus" by Peter Jennings draw heavily from the "scholarship" of groups like the Jesus Seminar. The Jesus Seminar is a small group of extremely liberal scholars whose aim is to discredit the teachings of Biblical Christianity. They reject 80% of the sayings attributed to Jesus Christ as well as much of what is taught about the life of Jesus Christ.
It is really amazing how out of touch the creators of this program are with the vast majority of credible and reliable research done on Jesus Christ over the past two millenia. Even if one decided to rely on extra-biblical sources for details on the life of Jesus (many of which were antagonistic to Christianity) you would find details matching the Biblical account, a far cry from that which Jesus: The Complete Story suggests to be the truth.
At first I was surprised that Avery Brooks would lend his voice to try and class up this sloppy and highly biased work. But looking at other programs he has narrated I am not surprised any longer. They continue the theme of humanistic propaganda that this one lives up to.
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