FRONTLINE: From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians DVD

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Item #: WB3952
How did Jesus of Nazareth become the Christ of the Christian tradition? And why did the early Christian communities develop different theological images of Jesus? In her exciting book, Paula Fredriksen answers these questions by placing the various canonical images of Jesus within their historical contexts. FRONTLINE discusses Jesus' ministry, the circumstances of his crucifixion, and social and religious problems ... More
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How did Jesus of Nazareth become the Christ of the Christian tradition? And why did the early Christian communities develop different theological images of Jesus? In her exciting book, Paula Fredriksen answers these questions by placing the various canonical images of Jesus within their historical contexts. FRONTLINE discusses Jesus' ministry, the circumstances of his crucifixion, and social and religious problems facing early churches.

Producer: WGBH/FRONTLINE
Production Year: 1998
Director: William Cran
Narrator: Marilyn Mellowes
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y

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Robert
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5.0 star rating
07/28/22
A Great Documentary
Review by Robert on 07/28/22 review stating A Great Documentary
Although I had seen this Frontline program a few times before, I was delighted to find that it was still available. I found the story that chronicled the rise of Christianity from a historical perspective very interesting and informative.
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Glenn
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5.0 star rating
04/27/22
A Must For Any Agnostic or Non-Believer
Review by Glenn on 04/27/22 review stating A Must For Any Agnostic or Non-Believer
Wow...what an entertaining review of both history and theology with spin from several very bright guests. Left me wanting to know much more about this Jesus Religion. Purchase this, watch it twice. Then Read Matthew, Mark, Luke, John Acts at one sitting and you may end up kneeling in prayer like I did.
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Niccola
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5.0 star rating
03/24/22
Frontline - Jesus to Christ
Review by Niccola on 03/24/22 review stating Frontline - Jesus to Christ
The Frontline presentation is a pleasure to watch, informative, professional. Frontline managed to present a lot of material that tackled a huge controversial subject in a relatively short program.
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Sandy
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5.0 star rating
01/12/22
New Xmas tradition
Review by Sandy on 01/12/22 review stating New Xmas tradition
I loved watching this when it first came out. Getting it on DVD means itll be my new Xmas tradition.
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Jen D.
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5.0 star rating
12/15/21
Excellent!
Review by Jen D. on 12/15/21 review stating Excellent!
Everyone should see this regardless of your religion. Very informative and keeps you captivated for 4 hours!
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Mike
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5.0 star rating
12/09/21
Enlightening presentation
Review by Mike on 12/09/21 review stating Enlightening presentation
Unfortunately, some contemporary narrow-minded evangelical Christians have taken a stand against the ideas set forward in this PBS documentary. This is sad because; From the film (Jesus to Christ, The First Christians) does a very excellent job of laying out an accurate historical time-line of the gospels and the dynamics of the political and religious environment present in the decades following the death of Jesus that provided direction for the early Christian movement. Fundamentalist Christians such as those represented by Christian Answers Network damage the image of Christianity by resisting efforts by those who seek to objectively inform the community of believers with facts. History is filled with examples of how blind adherence to doctrine that is unsupported by the facts is dangerous. One only needs to ponder the inquisition period and the treatment Galileo Galilei received when he said that that the universe did not in fact revolve around Earth to understand how destructive such self-imposed ignorance can be to society and individuals. Thank you, PBS for combating ignorance by creating this very informative and educational documentary! Michael James Jaquish Gig Harbor, WA
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Robert
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12/04/21
From Jesus to Christ
Review by Robert on 12/04/21 review stating From Jesus to Christ
What happened to my order the set I Claudius that I paid for weeks ago? Robert Friedman
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Marie
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5.0 star rating
04/04/21
Excellant
Review by Marie on 04/04/21 review stating Excellant
Having visited the Holy land three times, I found the historical information and filming on location to be especially interesting
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Shinning S.
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04/04/21
Most excellent!!
Review by Shinning S. on 04/04/21 review stating Most excellent!!
I have watched a series from the Teaching Company about this same topic. How they present this much information in 4 hours is wonderful!! I highly recommend this dvd. It will explain how a Jewish man who taught to the Jewish people outside the Jewish temple and was himself a throughly observant Jewish man came to be the central figure in a religion that was for many years anti Jewish. This work is well planned out and presented in an intresting way. Buy it. Share it. It is wonderful.
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Richard
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5.0 star rating
02/22/21
Again
Review by Richard on 02/22/21 review stating Again
I reviewed this once before, but Im being asked to review it again. I originally purchased this on VHS. It is so good that I wanted to update and have it on DVD. Also have the book. Both are deserving five stars.
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Julekake
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02/22/21
Excellent, Historical and Biblical!
Review by Julekake on 02/22/21 review stating Excellent, Historical and Biblical!
Very well done; scholarly and extremely interesting!
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Cshewch
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02/22/21
more JESUS and the BIBLE please
Review by Cshewch on 02/22/21 review stating more JESUS and the BIBLE please
really loved this DVD havent read the accompanying book yet but I am sure it will be as informative. Wish you had more to choose from in your catalogue of religous studies [Christian perspective]. For example, history of the development of the old King James Bible why the Aprocrypha was taken out or comparative studies between Catholic and Protestant bible around 1600
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Cathy L.
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02/22/21
Excellent presentation of historic facts
Review by Cathy L. on 02/22/21 review stating Excellent presentation of historic facts
We replaced our original VCR tape with this DVD. Had to keep it in our collection to view every so often and share with friends. It is a wonderfully researched background study on the Christian experience!
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Adriana
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5.0 star rating
02/22/21
Necesito una copia en espaol
Review by Adriana on 02/22/21 review stating Necesito una copia en espaol
Necesito traducida al espaol o con subtitulos
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Mast48
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5.0 star rating
02/22/21
Great presentation I am certain of it.
Review by Mast48 on 02/22/21 review stating Great presentation I am certain of it.
This will be a present to my husband. He read the book a couple of years ago, so I thought he would appreciate the DVD. I bought the book again because he lent it to our granddaughter and we dont think it will be returned. Looking forward seeing the DVD myself.
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Pbs1 F.
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02/22/21
Loved it.
Review by Pbs1 F. on 02/22/21 review stating Loved it.
I am agnostic but also love the way this story is been told. Clean and no side picking.
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Meangene
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5.0 star rating
02/22/21
jesus to christ Excellet and honest
Review by Meangene on 02/22/21 review stating jesus to christ Excellet and honest
Worth every penny for some real historical assessment of our history as we know it. Please always contribute to your PBS and stop the corporate take over of our broadcasting news, information and entertainment.
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Bob E.
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5.0 star rating
02/22/21
Reality Based History
Review by Bob E. on 02/22/21 review stating Reality Based History
An excellent review of the history of Christianity, based on scholarship and not myth.
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Rad O.
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5.0 star rating
02/22/21
Haunting. Refrain accompanies,what is th
Review by Rad O. on 02/22/21 review stating Haunting. Refrain accompanies,what is th
Who is the singer and what is the music?
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Jelly B.
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5.0 star rating
02/22/21
from Jesus to the Christ
Review by Jelly B. on 02/22/21 review stating from Jesus to the Christ
this is a well researched and facinating look at early christianity. It is presnted in a factual and unbiased way. It was worth watching twice and we will watch it many times again.


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