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ABC News Presents - The Search for Paul

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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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  • 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: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002ZDPY6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #167,308 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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33 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Salvador A. Delarosa III on July 29, 2004
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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 Amazon.com 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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kerry Cochran on March 3, 2011
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Ratliff on 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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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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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By SETI on 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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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By The Learning One on April 7, 2008
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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.
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By Chan on 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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By Larry Keeter on April 5, 2015
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Jennings does for Paul what he did for Jesus, using scholars and locales to discover his meaning and mission.
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