Frontline

From Jesus To Christ: The First Christians (Pt. 1)

Tuesday, Dec 23, 10 p.m. on Vermont PBS
Wednesday, Dec 24, 3 a.m. on Vermont PBS
Wednesday, Dec 24, 6 p.m. on World
Thursday, Dec 25, 12 a.m. on World
Thursday, Dec 25, 8 a.m. on World
Thursday, Dec 25, 12 p.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Thursday, Dec 25, 2 p.m. on World
Thursday, Dec 25, 8 p.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Friday, Dec 26, 2 a.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Monday, Dec 29, 12 p.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Wednesday, Dec 31, 6 p.m. on World
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FRONTLINE presents the epic story of the rise of Christianity. Drawing upon new and sometimes controversial historical evidence, the series transports the viewer back two thousand years to the time and place where Jesus of Nazareth once lived and preached and challenges familiar assumptions and conventional notions about the origins of Christianity. This episode traces the life of Jesus of Nazareth, exploring the message that helped his ministry grow and the events that led to his crucifixion around 30 C.E. The film then turns to the period that followed Jesus' death, examining the rise of Christianity and concluding with the First Revolt-the bloody and violent siege of Jerusalem and the beginning of a rift between Christianity and Judaism. The broadcast explores new evidence suggesting that Jesus' followers, because of their diversity and the differences in their cultures and languages, looked at and interpreted Jesus and his teachings in many different ways.
 

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