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The events of Jesus life and the lives of his Apostles occurred over a few short decades, yet, like stones splashing into still waters, they generated ripples that have driven the course of history for two thousand years. The First Days of Christianity brings two top-selling programs from THE HISTORY CHANNEL and A&E together on DVD for the first time, creating an enthralling five and a half hour exploration of this crucial turning point in Western culture.

Join host Roger Moore for a journey In the Footsteps of the Holy Family. This compelling mixture of science, history, faith and scholarship examines the perplexing Biblical mysteries, ancient texts and sacred places touched by the Holy Family. And from conversions to missions to martyrdoms, The Apostles introduces the viewers to the twelve believers who began the epic mission of spreading the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Host Martin Sheen narrates untold tales of the devoted followers whose dedication ensured the survival of the early Church.

THE HISTORY CHANNEL and A&E present three of the most sough-after films in their Christianity treasury, together for the first time in one DVD collection:
DISC 1: In the Footsteps of the Holy Family, Part 1
DISC 2: In the Footsteps of the Holy Family, Part 2
DISC 3: The Apostles Collection, Part 1
DISC 4: The Apostles Collection, Part 2


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Product Details

  • Actors: History Channel
  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: A&E HOME VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: January 15, 2008
  • Run Time: 320 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000WOSB0A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,360 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 14, 2007
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A nicely done 400 minute summary of the history of the Christian religion. Does a decent job of explaining how Jesus and his 12 Apostles spread Christianity throughout the known world.Done in the typical "Biography" style. Believers and non-believers alike will find this film edifying and interesting. Does an especially good job of explaining the East-West split in Christendom and the Papal/King alliances of the first 1400 (approx)years of Christianity. The only negative I would say about this effort is it's not quite as scholarly as I would have liked but that is purely my take. All in all it hits all the main features of the development of Christendom. Believers will be glad they watched.
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41 of 58 people found the following review helpful By J. Lane on August 15, 2008
"The First Days of Christianity" is, on the whole, not worth the money. The only possible exception would be free copies.

The first part covers the "Holy Family". It uses the Gnostic Gospels as a reliable source despite the nearly universal rejection of them by modern reputable scholership. As a result, the first portion of this poorly executed attempt at an entertaining biography is largely innaccurate and biased. The reenactments of loosely related miracle accounts are worthy of a high school play at best. If you do choose to buy this, don't even bother with the first section.

The second part is a head and shoulders improvement over the first, but it still falls far short of a well done documentary. It clearly favors an atheist (or at the very least agnostic) viewpoint in reporting the history of the very early church. As the timeline becomes more removed from Jesus and the history becomes less controversial, the documentary improves considerably.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 18, 2009
I am very suprised by the negativity & dislike for this documentery because i loved it. Yes some of it is not what I had been taught but i did like it & it touched on things I didn't know, like Paul. I have watched this over & over & I would recommend. It is nicely boxed & very well done, and I paid a lot more for it..
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rhett D. Sorensen on March 18, 2013
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Some of the episodes are informative and done up to a minimal standard of production. Some of the episodes are virtually unwatchable on account of horrible dramatizations and being totally devoid of useful information.
The apostle Paul was probably the best episode.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lester on December 4, 2012
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See J. Lane Review I have same thought. Not at all educational.
Read the reviews people before you buy. That was my forgotten
mistake on this purchase. Nothing against the seller they were great..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Simon slater on December 16, 2013
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Impressed and because I love Jesus my Lord & Our Blessed Lady and love being a Catholic Godbless you all
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