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ABC News Presents - The Search for Paul

Peter Jennings  |  NR |  DVD
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Peter Jennings
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: KOCH VISION
  • DVD Release Date: December 7, 2004
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002ZDPY6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #339,668 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

After Jesus, the former Jewish radical-turned-apostle Paul was perhaps the most influential figure in Christian history. But what is really known about Paul's life, ministry, and the at-times controversial writings attributed to him? Host Peter Jennings explores the early days of the Christian Church in this compelling ABC News documentary. 88 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English; maps; biographies.

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32 of 46 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Faithful to Factual Data July 29, 2004
I saw this when it was shown on television. I was enthralled by the fact that it presented the factual history of the life of Jesus the Christ.

I recently purchased it through and viewed it immediately upon recieving the package.

I would like to inform the reader that I am a devout Christian of the Catholic religion who is not afraid to listen to, or read about, nor even see films that contain historical, archaelogical data to support their viewpoints on the life of the one now known to us as Jesus the Christ. All the other previous reviewers cannot deny the facts. All they can do is beg the Bible when it comes to espousing their viewpoints on Christianity. They'll even tell us that we are blasphemers and will rot in hell for not believing in what they believe. But most of them are not even faintly familiar with the actual history of the Bible. Well, I feel sorry for them. Hey, it's the Christian thing to do, is it not?

Anyway, job well done in presenting the FACTS, Mr.Jennings. I await the release on DVD of the episode you recently did on the historical life of Mary, the mother of Jesus the Christ.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good journalism April 19, 2008
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ABC did a great job doing true investigative journalism on this one. Very accurate and very interesting! I learned a lot about the background and times that Jesus lived in!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite Documentaries! March 3, 2011
This is a well researched and balanced look into the historical Jesus. Peter Jennings is an excellent host, and one of my favorite news people of all time. He states from the beginning that he can not say whether Jesus was literally the Son of God. That question can only be answered by faith. I'd say that's pretty fair and doesn't take anything away from anyone's religious views.

I watch this DVD every year during Lent, and any other time of the year I want a little pick-me-up for my soul. It is amazingly relevant and thought provoking. And the images of the Holy Land are just great!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but misses a lot September 7, 2014
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Peter Jennings was one of my favorites and this program is up to par. Well-filmed and interesting, but as an amateur bible scholar who leans towards the "radical" side, I would wish the program had been a little more challenging to the traditional teachings and attitudes about Paul of Tarsus. There was some of that, but presented mildly so as to not be "offensive" to anyone, it seems.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE SEARCH FOR JESUS A GREAT SEARCH April 30, 2014
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This is truly a great documentary. Very well researched, unbiased, and extremely well reported on. For the most part, the fundamentalist will have a problem with it, as I have seen in other reviews of this video that I have read. The theologians and scholars and those that think in theological terms, and follow the Jesus Seminar, will love it. Simple as that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A+++ February 8, 2014
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Good DVD with low price, you learn a lot about Paul journey and his mission to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Be Duped! September 25, 2009
Unfortunately, Peter Jennings who I really still like, was duped by so called "Bible scholars" called the "Jesus Seminar". Sounds good, but underneath it all, this video promoted their biased belief that the historical Jesus and the Biblical Jesus were different. Rather than being duped as Mr.Jennings was by both titles, prestige, and the rather seemingly innocent sounding name of this group--"Jesus Seminar" your money would be better spent in the name of "a journalistic investigation" by viewing the DVD, "A Case For Christ" by Lee Strobel who himself was a Chicago Tribune reporter and self-proclaimed atheist. In the "Case For Christ" real "students" of the Bible are interviewed and you can make up your own mind about the matter.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting! March 28, 2011
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All I can say is that this was a VERY interesting video that highlights all the findings of the leading researchers trying to prove or disprove the story of Jesus Christ.
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5.0 out of 5 stars DVD review
This is an excellent guide to the life of Paul from a more objective point of view. It respects and takes into account the Biblical source, historical facts and cultural facts. Read more
Published on April 16, 2012 by Brenda Starr
1.0 out of 5 stars Lies, lies and a personable tour through more lies
The purse string holders at ABC news paid for the hotels, camera crews, and travel expenses to make this series, but no one was at the wheel, truth-wise. Read more
Published on November 20, 2010 by Marika Stone
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money!
This DVD is not worth the money it has no good information don't waste your money on this DVD
Published on March 4, 2009 by Josef Holzer
5.0 out of 5 stars Jesus through a reporter's eye
This is a DVD which will probably offend the close-minded Bible thumpers, but for those who have an interest in all perspectives on Jesus, this DVD will deliver.
Published on April 7, 2008 by The Learning One
4.0 out of 5 stars worth watching
As the film reveals most Christians know little about Paul. Probably non-Christians know less. Yet this is the man who took a minority declining cult and turned it into a world... Read more
Published on November 26, 2007 by just Jack
4.0 out of 5 stars the difference between historical religion and faith religion
I've studied religious history for many years and this DVD gets four stars for bringing this issue to main stream television. Read more
Published on May 29, 2007 by D. Porter
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