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From Jesus to Christ : the first Christians

Author: Marilyn H MellowesWilliam CranWill LymanWGBH Educational Foundation.InVision Productions.All authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.?] : Distributed by PBS Video, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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Explores the life of Jesus and the movement he started, challenging familiar assumptions and conventional notions about the origins of Christianity. Drawing upon new and sometimes controversial historical evidence and interviews with the nation's leading New Testament scholars, the series transports the viewer back 2000 years to the time and place where Jesus once lived and preached. Traces Jesus' life, focusing on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Documentary television programs
Films for the hearing impaired
Nonfiction television programs
Religious films
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn H Mellowes; William Cran; Will Lyman; WGBH Educational Foundation.; InVision Productions.; PBS Video.
OCLC Number: 669999686
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: A Frontline coproduction with Invision Productions, Ltd.
Originally broadcast on PBS as a segment of: Frontline.
Presented in widescreen format.
Credits: Narration, William Cran, Marilyn Mellowes ; principal consultant: Michael White ; principal photographers, David South, Thomas Hurwitz ; editor, Peter Rhodes ; music composer, Paul Foss.
Performer(s): Narrator, Will Lyman.
Description: 4 videocassettes (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format ; stereo.
Other Titles: First Christians
Frontline (Television program)
Responsibility: written and produced by Marilyn Mellowes ; senior producer and director, William Cran ; WGBH Educational Foundation.

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Explores the life of Jesus and the movement he started, challenging familiar assumptions and conventional notions about the origins of Christianity. Drawing upon new and sometimes controversial historical evidence and interviews with the nation's leading New Testament scholars, the series transports the viewer back 2000 years to the time and place where Jesus once lived and preached. Traces Jesus' life, focusing on the events that occurred after he died and on his first followers, the men and women whose belief, conviction, and martyrdom created a major movement that transformed the Roman Empire in the space of only 300 years.

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