Christianity: A History

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History Documentary published by Channel 4 in 2009 - English narration

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A major eight-part series, presenting an alternative view of the history of Christianity. Each film is presented by a different personality with a personal connection to the story they tell, investigating a key moment in the history of one of the world's great religions.

[edit] Jesus The Jew

Writer Howard Jacobson discusses the nature of Jesus' 'Jewish-ness' and looks at the chequered relationship between Judaism and Christianity.

[edit] Rome

Michael Portillo investigates the political compromises that Christianity was forced to make when the Roman Empire adopted it as its official religion.

[edit] Dark Ages

Theologian Dr Robert Beckford looks at the impact Christianity has had on Britain and argues that the Sixth Century conversion was the most important event in British history.

[edit] Crusades

War reporter Rageh Omaar examines the relationship between Christianity and war, and the lasting impact of the Crusades on Christianity's relations with Islam.

[edit] Reformation

Ann Widdecombe, who has converted from Anglicanism to Catholicism, focuses on the Reformation and the intolerance, divisions and bloodshed it caused.

[edit] Dark Continents

Writer and actor Kwame Kwei-Armah, whose African ancestors were enslaved and converted as part of the European colonial conquest of Africa, investigates the global spread of Christianity.

[edit] God and the Scientists

Leading British scientist Professor Colin Blakemore examines the impact of the scientific revolution and the Enlightenment of the 17th and 18th centuries and how scientific discovery challenged centuries of biblical teachings.

[edit] The Future of Christianity

And in the final episode, QC Cherie Blair looks at the challenges Christianity faced in the 20th century from war, genocide and revolutionary social change; and asks whether as a world religion it has a real future.

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  • Total Size (MB) ....: ~350.00 MB
  • Total Streams ......: 2 Stream(s)
  • Video Length .......: ~00:48:00
  • Video Codec Name ...: XviD MPEG-4 codec
  • Video Bitrate ......: ~890 KB/s
  • Resolution .........: 624 x 352
  • Aspect Ratio .......: 1.77:1
  • Quality Factor .....: 0.161 B/px
  • Audio Codec Name ...: MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3)
  • Audio Bitrate ......: ~128 KB/s (VBR)
  • Channels ...........: 2 Ch
  • Sampling Rate ......: 48000 Hz
  • Subtitles ..........: English

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