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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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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Thanks for the unfolding information....

Hello,
Have been looking at the 4 hour series "From Jesus to Christ".
I have found it very thoughtfully done, with the background of archaeologic and both old and new...Read complete review

Hello,
Have been looking at the 4 hour series "From Jesus to Christ".
I have found it very thoughtfully done, with the background of archaeologic and both old and new testament references, and the circumspect scholarly perspective giving the continually unfolding history of the Christian faith to better understand the foundations and illuminates/adds to traditional biblical understanding and teaching. Certainly, this is not to say all dogma is erased,
but light does areas into which had darkness.
As the Lenten Season approaches it make me wonder if the academics had put together a study guide, that might make this a useful tool for Lenten Bible Study or Christian Ed Classes. I realize use beyond personal use (i.e. small group or church type presentations) is not usually part of the purchase terms, but wondered if a booklet/study guide had been part of your original intention? Actually, I better go look in your product listings... but will sent this anyway as I suspect such will not be there.

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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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(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

How we create God

By Dennis the seeker

from Morristown, NJ

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

A great introduction to the process whereby communities experience God's presence and then naturally try to create an image that expresses that experience. We do so based on our particular society's past images and revelations of God. A God whose images and revelations have been changed over centuries by the very community we have evolved from.
This program helps us to understand that we, today, no less than our foremothers and forefathers of ages past, are expected to, and responsible for bringing about the continuation of this Divine blossoming forth from us--heart, mind and soul.
Spirit and matter and irrevocably one, and eternally flowing in and through all of us. The languages, images and traditions we create to express this fantastic adventure can be the source of bringing all creation into harmony and peace. Wow! Great Program!

(21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Data!

By III

from Chicago

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

Very good information from Front-line as usual.

(16 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Review of Jesus to Christ

By russvf

from Dallas, TX

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

This is an excellent DVD of the Front Line program ( actually copy) which I find best to first view, then read the book. The book is complicated and the viewing first makes it a lot easier to read and comprehend.

(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Thanks for the unfolding information....

By Corson

from Philadelphia

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

Hello,
Have been looking at the 4 hour series "From Jesus to Christ".
I have found it very thoughtfully done, with the background of archaeologic and both old and new testament references, and the circumspect scholarly perspective giving the continually unfolding history of the Christian faith to better understand the foundations and illuminates/adds to traditional biblical understanding and teaching. Certainly, this is not to say all dogma is erased,
but light does areas into which had darkness.
As the Lenten Season approaches it make me wonder if the academics had put together a study guide, that might make this a useful tool for Lenten Bible Study or Christian Ed Classes. I realize use beyond personal use (i.e. small group or church type presentations) is not usually part of the purchase terms, but wondered if a booklet/study guide had been part of your original intention? Actually, I better go look in your product listings... but will sent this anyway as I suspect such will not be there.

(20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Smartly done, this takes a historical and sociological view

By Lengo

from Springfield, OR

Verified Reviewer

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

I stumbled upon this about 10 minutes into it. IT IS FASCINATING! Bible scholars reveal what is known about the culture that surrounded Jesus and reveal many things you might not have considered. This is not controversial. It takes a straightforward approach to explaining the Roman empire and the Jewish faith at the time of Jesus' preaching. Thorough! Extremely interesting! Thought provoking! Guaranteed to captivate!

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