How much do you *really* know about how Christianity got started? Whether you are a Christian, atheist, or member of another faith, it's impossible to ignore the impact that Christianity ...
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How much do you *really* know about how Christianity got started? Whether you are a Christian, atheist, or member of another faith, it's impossible to ignore the impact that Christianity has had on Western civilization. But most people, including many Christians, don't have a solid grasp of the history of early Christianity - even though it's hinted at in the New Testament. Many people still think the gospels were written by the people whose names adorn the books. Many people still think those people were eyewitnesses of Jesus. Many people don't realize how much Paul of Tarsus reinvented early Christianity to suit his own vision, and how much tension he created with the original disciples. Over the last century, New Testament scholars have examined the text word by word to tease apart the true history from accepted tradition. In this light-heated but factual film, we tell the "true" story of early Christianity with the help of twelve biblical scholars, Renaissance masterpieces and ...Written by
What a fascinating topic and one which hasn't had much overt consideration in recent times yet continues to bubble away just under the surface of so many aspects of our modern society. Cameron, an amateur historian, has yet managed to bring together a wide range of biblical scholars that cut through the fog of christian 'marketing' and paint a clear picture of what the bible actually says; contradictions and all.
I loved this film and would like to see more like it. The format would play well with a television documentary series.
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