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FRONTLINE: From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians DVD
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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.
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PBSFRONTLINE: From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians DVD
 
4.6

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My third purchase

I first purchased this when it was available as a VHS tape and the book. Great! When it became available on DVD, I purchased it agin. It was in...Read complete review

I first purchased this when it was available as a VHS tape and the book. Great! When it became available on DVD, I purchased it agin. It was in "full" which on the modern wide screen is a small picture. Fine on the old televisions which aren't sold anymore. I saw it broadcast again recently and it was broadcast for the modern televisions. The picture was great so I ordered it again for the wider screen. They sent a "full" which I already have. I have to send it back. The catalog doesn't say what it is. I ordered it by telephone so I could ask but the woman taking the order didn't know and that information wasn't available to her. If you want the widescreen....I'd wait until it's available if it ever becomes available. The widescreen is wonderful. I wouldn't order it unless it is the widescreen. The difference is like day and night. It's television so vision is a big part of it. The information is fantastic.

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Widescreen version available?

I watched Part I again this December; this is always one of my favorite programs to watch during the Christmas season. Part I was broadcast on my local PBS station in widescreen format,...Read complete review

I watched Part I again this December; this is always one of my favorite programs to watch during the Christmas season. Part I was broadcast on my local PBS station in widescreen format, but Part II seems to be available only in "full screen" (pan & scan). I already own the Full Screen DVD, but I'd love to have the program in widescreen. Is widescreen available for both parts? Please help!

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5.0

great headline: interesting viewpoints

By Texas quilter

from Fort Worth, Texas

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Comments about PBS FRONTLINE: From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians DVD:

Very interesting and much food for thought. I would have liked a bit more comment on Jesus relationship with the women following his ministry. Or comment on Mary his mothers' forgetfulness of Jesus as being Christ and not just her son.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An Interesting and Compelling Story

By AstroManUS

from Milwaukee, WI

Comments about PBS FRONTLINE: From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians DVD:

A scholarly work showing the evolution of Christianity at the beginning. While it starts with Jesus, it really gets interesting showing how it survives and thrives throughout the Roman Empire. Even though I own the DVD, whenever I catch it on PBS, I end up getting drawn in.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
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A Story that Changed the World

By Mac the History Lover

from Gadsden,AL

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Comments about PBS FRONTLINE: From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians DVD:

I first saw this documentary when it originally aired on PBS back in the 90's. I recorded it on a VHS tape and for a number of years I watched it during the Christmas season. It is not religious per se,more historical and academic in nature,but I always found it spiritually uplifting none the less. It tells one of the greatest stories of all human history,how a small Jewish sect in a backwater corner of a Roman dominated world, rose to become the most powerful,far ranging faith in human history. Regardless of your particular faith,if any,this is tale that is well worth your time and money to experience.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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Early Christianity in Perspective.

By Tony

from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Comments about PBS FRONTLINE: From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians DVD:

This is a picture of early Christianity making use of the historical known facts without getting too caught up in the emotions and doctrines of the various modern Christian denominations. In short, it is informative for all, Christian and non-Christian alike. The information is presented in an easy to comprehend manner; the filming is a good connection btween the ancient and the modern world.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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from jesus to Christ

By del

from jacksonville florida

Comments about PBS FRONTLINE: From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians DVD:

I love, love,love this dvd. i guess you can tell i love it!!I have watched it everytime it came on cant wait to order something else. Keep up the great work!! Delphine

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